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Govt, opposition clash over politicisation of state assets recovery

Government and opposition parliamentarians Thursday afternoon clashed over the political independence of the proposed State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA) and whether it is aimed at top members of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Minister of State, Joseph Harmon assured that the State Assets Recovery Agency Bill, being debated, provides for the Director and Deputy Director to be appointed by the ...

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“Smartt” Guyanese cocaine trafficker arrested in New York with excreted pellets in suitcase; strainer found in hotel bathroom

A Guyanese man was allegedly caught by American Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in a hotel room near the JFK International Airport in New York with several cocaine pellets that he had excreted. The detainee, Jermaine Smartt, has been ordered detained because he may not attend his trial. A preliminary hearing has been set for April 24, 2017. Court documents ...

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Construction worker charged with fraud

A construction worker, who allegedly took more than GYD$500,000 from a woman to construct the lower flat of her house but allegedly converted the cash to his own use, was Thursday granted bail when he appeared  before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. Claudius Peters of 156 First Street, Mocha denied the charges when they were read to him, but said ...

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Fraud accused policeman still on duty; granted bail

A policeman, who is charged with two counts of fraud, is still on duty and he was released on GYD$30,000 bail. Police Prosecutor, Alvin Moore told did not oppose the granting of bail to 42-year old Constable David Singh who is attached to the Tactical Services Unit (TSU).  He said the policeman was still performing duties at the police force. ...

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Several witnesses absent from NGMC alleged fraud trial; Ramjattan partly satisfied with SOCU’s work in face of constraints

by Gary Eleazar and Denis Chabrol Even as Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday expressed partial satisfaction with the work of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in probing alleged financial crimes committed during the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration, a trial into alleged fraud at the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC) saw the absence of several witnesses. ...

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‘Sledgehammer guy’ charged with fraud, granted bail

Mikhail Rodrigues, the man who took social media by storm when he used a sledgehammer to lash off a parking clamp from his vehicle, was this morning charged with fraud in the Georgetown Magistrates Court. Rodrigues, a 37-year-old Regent Street businessman, came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged with fraudulently converting a motor canter, GJJ 4976, to his own use. ...

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Justice Holder demands “genuine and meaningful apology” in open court from Attorney General for “insulting and disrespectful” behaviour

Letter from Justice Franklin Holder to the Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards. The Honourable Chancellor (ag.) Madam Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, CCH. The High Court of the Supreme Court, Georgetown. Dear Madam Chancellor, RE: REPORT ON CONTEMPTUOUS BEHAVIOUR OF MR BASIL WILLIAMS SC. I would like to report an incident which occurred on the 23rd day of March, ...

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