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US DEA names Guyanese held in US$17 million cocaine haul

Four Guyanese, who were caught aboard a St. Vincent-registered fishing vessel with more than US$70 million worth of cocaine, are due to return to a United States Virgin Islands court on Wednesday for a detention hearing. Mohamed Nazim Hoseain,64,  Richard La Cruz,49,  Neville Jeffrey,68, and 30-year old Mark Anthony Williams were held aboard the Lady Michelle on February 16, 2017 ...

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East Canje nurse remanded for 6 kilos marijuana

An East Canje woman, who was arrested with her daughter recently for 6 kilogrammes and 216 grammes of cannabis for the trafficking, was today charged and remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan until March 8. Suzette Samantha LaFleur, represented by attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that she had the quantity of marijuana in her ...

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Port Kaituma man remanded for illegal gun, ammo

A Port Kaituma man was today charged and remanded until May 9 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for illegal firearm and ammo possession. The charge against 25-year-old Carryl Price read that on February 23, at Port Kaituma, he had the weapon with matching ammo in his possession, without being the holder of a firearm license. The court heard Prince is ...

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Judge to rule Thursday whether Court can hear parking meter challenge

Justice Brassington Reynolds will, on Thursday, rule whether the Court has the jurisdiction to hear the legal challenge against the parking meter regime. Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King made an application, late February, questioning the jurisdiction of the High Court, under the new Civil Procedures rules, to deal with the parking meter legal challenge. Attorney Roger Yearwood represents the Town ...

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Jagdeo shies away from stating interest in third term but lists qualities of candidate

General Secretary of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday refused to say whether he would be interested in running again as his party’s presidential candidate, but he identified several qualities the candidate should possess. “I don’t have to give yes or no answers. I just told you what is preoccupying my mind now. Whether that time ...

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Magistrate reportedly instructs transgender woman return to court dressed ‘like a man’

City Magistrate Dylon Bess, this morning, made an unconventional move clearing out his court before dealing with the assault matter of transgender woman, Ronnel Trotman, known as Petronella, although the matter was neither a sexual offense, domestic violence, nor a matter regarding minors. The move by Bess was called unconstitutional by attorney Arif Bulkan, who represented a number of transgender ...

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BREAKING: Guyana’s Court of Appeal dismisses ‘cross dressing’ appeal

Guyana’s Court of Appeal on Monday dismissed an appeal by several members of the lesbian and gay community seeking clarification on a ruling made by former Chief Justice Ian Chang on cross-dressing. The appeal was unanimously dismissed by retired acting Chancellor Carl Singh, acting Chief Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards and, High Court Judge Brassington Reynolds. The panel upheld the decision of ...

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Royston King challenges High Court jurisdiction to move ahead with parking meter challenge

Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King has made an application questioning the jurisdiction of the High Court, under the new Civil Procedures rules, to deal with the parking meter legal challenge. King’s lawyer, Roger Yearwood, told the court today that the application, under Rule 9:01 of the 2016 Civil Procedure Rules, was filed on February 22. That application was served on ...

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Carpenter remanded for marijuana possession

29-year-old Quincy Douglas was today remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for possession of 450g of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The court heard that Douglas, a carpenter from West Coast Berbice, was arrested at Beterverwagting on the East Coast of Demerara on February 22. Douglas pleaded not guilty to the charge and was unrepresented by an attorney. His ...

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Kitty man remanded for murder of homeless man near Martini nightclub

29-year-old Shawn Harris of Kitty was today charged and remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the murder of a homeless man a short distance away from the Blue Martini Bar. The homeless man, 42-year-old Sunil Singh, attempted to break up an altercation at the nightclub between the bartender there, Charles Del Valenzuela, and three men who demanded entry to ...

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