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Young woman accused of burning down house in Mahdia

A 25-year-old mother of one was on Thursday remanded to prison after she appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman on $2.9M arson and property damage charges. It is alleged that on October 9, 2016 at 7 Miles Mahadia, Naomi Williams unlawfully and maliciously set fire to a house valued at $1.6M, property of Phillip Narine. In the process, Williams also caused ...

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Cubans held with bogus immigration stamps in passport

by Abigail Semple City Magistrate Judy Latchman on Tuesday ordered three Cubans to post bail at GYD 80,000 each after they appeared in court on fraud charges. It is alleged that on October 9, 2016, at Moleson Creek, Corenteyne, Guyana with intent to defraud, Osmel Guirola-Aboscol, Andy Perez Rodriguez, and Alain Perez Rodriguez each uttered to Police Constable 22400 Carol ...

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Alleged GYD$10 million fraudulent land sale in court

by Abigail Semple A 41-year-old man was on Tuesday handed down a bail order in the sum of GYD$1.5 million  after allegedly committing a GYD$10 million fraud. The charge against Rajesh Tahadeo is that on September 7, 2015, at Georgetown, he conspired with another person to commit a felony; that is to say, obtaining money by false pretense. Tahadeo had ...

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Father of five charged with stealing household items

A father of five has been remanded to prison, after appearing in court for stealing household items worth GYD$740,000. It is alleged that on October 5, 2016 at Sheriff and Enachu Streets, Section K Campbellville, Keon Crandon broke and entered the dwelling home of Diana Panday and stole items which included three gas bottles (GYD$20,000), a four-burner gas stove (GYD$50,000), ...

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Man jailed for fraudulent conversion after selling AC Units

A nine-month sentence was on Monday handed down to a man for stealing Air Conditioning (AC) units. The charge against Gangadeen Mahase is that between January 11, 2016 and January 26, 2016 he fraudulently converted three AC units valued at $582,921, property of Rajeshwar Singh. Mahase pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Leron ...

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Man jailed for stabbing boy

A 31-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to 9 months in prison after appearing in court for stabbing an 11-year-old boy. The charge against Carl Anderson Braithwaite is that on September 15, 2016 at Avenue if the Republic, he stabbed the Virtual Complainant (VC), thereby causing actual bodily harm. When it was read to him, the defendant pleaded guilty. According to ...

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Alleged door thieves granted bail

Two men and a woman on Friday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan for allegedly stealing the doors off of another woman’s house. The allegation against Swine Evans, Ron Nurse, and Kimise Cameron is that on October 3, 2016, at Providence East Bank Demerara, they stole six pine doors – valued at GYD$77,000, property of Deomattie Seetaram. During the ...

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Alleged unlicensed motorcyclist charged with causing death

A 27-year-old man on Friday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for causing the death of a woman by dangerous driving, along with four other related charges. It is alleged that on June 20,2016  at Houston Public Road, Melroy Barnwell drove motorcycle CG 8485 in a manner that was dangerous, thereby causing the death of Paulette Josiah. Barnwell has also been ...

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Gold miner jailed for 3 kilo ganja haul

A miner on Thursday received a four year prison sentence along with an over GYD$5M fine for ganja possession. It was alleged that on June 22, 2016, at Norton St. Georgetown, Otis Halley had in his possession 3.832 kgs of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The charge was first read to the 47-year-old on June 24, 2016 and he was ...

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Teenage boy’s mother fined, jailed for cocaine in his suitcase handles

The mother, who was on trial for cocaine in her teenage son’s suitcase handles, has been fine $2.7M and sentenced to three years imprisonment. Cora Towler appeared late Wednesday afternoon before Magistrate Leron Daly, where she changed her initial not guilty plea to guilty. The woman changed her plea after almost all the evidence had been tendered against her in ...

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