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Bartica Massacre: two sentenced to death by hanging, one acquitted but remains remanded

Mark Royden Williams called ‘Durant’ and ‘Smallie’, one of the accused in the Bartica Massacre, was tonight sentenced to death by hanging before Justice Roxanne George after a 12-member jury returned seven guilty verdicts for murder, and five guilty verdicts for manslaughter. Dennis Williams, called ‘Anaconda’, was also sentenced to death by hanging after seven guilty verdicts for murder were ...

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Prosecution ‘mistakenly’ throws out attempted murder charge against one of Tower Hotel robbers

Howard Vasconcellos

A charge of attempted murder which was today dropped against 21-year-old Jason Howard was later re-instated after police prosecution mistakenly dropped the wrong charge. Police prosecutor Deniro Jones had told the court earlier this morning the Director of Public Prosecution advised the two attempted murder charges be dropped against Howard, and his companion 23-year-old Curtis Vasconcellos. The first attempted murder ...

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Attempted murder charges dropped against Tower Hotel robbery duo, New charges brought

Howard Vasconcellos

Based on advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions’ office, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today dropped murder charges against 21-year-old Jason Howard, and 23-year-old Curtis Vasconcellos. The two were jointly charged in the attempted murder of Tower Hotel security guard, Balmick Persaud in the process of a robbery. Another attempted murder charge was dropped against Howard, who was charged with unlawfully ...

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Rupununi farmer, wife get $200,000 bail each for 3 kilos marijuana possession

Louis Cupertin, 29-years-old, and his 18-year-old wife, Felicia Mandrikin, were today granted $200,000 bail each by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when they answered to a charge of illegal possession of 3 kilogrammes marijuana in a salt bag. The couple, from Mocha Mocha village in the Rupununi, were arrested by police who found the narcotics Friday when officers went to their ...

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City businessman, employee to stand trial for triple murder in Robb Street fire

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today ruled a prima facie has been established against 72-year-old businessman Ganga Krishna, and his employee 24-year-old Avishkar Kissoon. The men, who plead innocence in court, will stand trial at the next practical date of the Demerara Assizes. Krishna told the court he is prepared to call witnesses to his defense at his High Court trial. ...

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Attorney General wants ‘politically biased’ Deputy Solicitor General disciplined

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams Sunday night admitted that he wants to Deputy Solicitor General, Prithima Kissoon removed from office on grounds of alleged political bias. He hopes the Public Service Commission (PSC)  would discipline her based on a stack of evidence to support his claim of insubordination. “Last week, prior to my departure from Guyana ...

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Deputy Solicitor General complains to Public Service Commission about Attorney General

Guyana’s Deputy Solicitor General, Prithima Kissoon has accused Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams of frustrating her out office  by refusing to cooperate with her on several cases while at the same time publicly questioning her performance. Repeated efforts to contact the Attorney General on his mobile phone proved futile. Kissoon, who has worked with three Attorneys ...

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Pensioner get 3 years prison for causing death by dangerous driving

58-year-old pensioner Andrew Alder was today sentenced by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to threes years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving. Alder was instructed earlier this month to build his court defense since the case against him had been well-established. The chief magistrate ruled today the court was satisfied Alder drove his vehicle in a manner which fell ...

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Prime Minister scolds Attorney General, state newspaper about attacks on Chancellor of the Judiciary

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Thursday appeared to publicly scold Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams and the state-owned Guyana Chronicle about attacks on Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh who will be handing down his decision on whether the two-term presidential limit is constitutional. Addressing the opening of the Annual Police Officers’ Conference, he suggested that critcising ...

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