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Cops charged with bribery

Two policemen appeared before the courts on Tuesday after being the recipients of a bribery. The charge against Rural Corporal Selwyn Elcana and Constable Dwayne Marshall is that on August 19, 2016, at Church St. Alberttown, they corruptly obtained GYD $60,000 from Deonarine Dowlateram. The two, who allegedly obtained the money as reward for failing to pursue an assault charge ...

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Woman convicted for abandoning her baby

A mother was on Tuesday fined 100,000GYD for abandoning her baby by the roadside because of “child father issues”. The charge against Jewel Coates is that on September 20, 2016, she willfully contributed to a child being in need of protective intervention, under the Child Protection Act 2009. When the charge was initially read to her on September 22, by ...

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Women jailed for stealing millions of dollars in phone credit

Three women, who were involved in the 2008-2009 Telecoms Solutions theft were on Tuesday sentenced to four years imprisonment. The charge against Melissa Naughton, Oladara Christian, and Candacie Marshall is that between June 25, 2008 and November 23, 2009 they conspired with others to embezzle about GYD$48M in credit stolen from their then employer Telecoms Solutions. When the charge was ...

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Gun robbery convict caught; to face fresh gun, ammo charges

A 25-year old man, who was sentenced to five years imprisonment in his absence for robbery under arms and unlawful possession of a gun and ammunition, was Monday  caught and would face fresh gun and ammo charges. His name has been given as Eon Warde also known as “Killer” or “Lil Boy” “Before the convict is taken to the prison ...

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Gold miner steals stepmothers household items to start a new life

A 19-year-old miner on Friday was Friday ordered to compensate his stepmother with GYD$200,000 or face prison time for stealing household items from her. It is alleged that between April 1 and August 6, 2014, at Port Kaituma Water Front, Rondel Roy Williams broke and entered the premises of Savitree Harrichand and stole items amounting to GYD$762,000 . The items stolen incl ...

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Tractor driver charged with marijuana possession

Glenroy Parris Glendon Parris was on Friday charged with the possession of 369 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The charge against the accused is that on September 28, 2016, at Itaballi Landing Mazaruni River, he had the 369 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Parris, who was represented by attorneys at law Simone Ramlall and Latchmie ...

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Convicted drug lord Dataram travelling on forged foreign passport- Granger

President David Granger on Thursday said convicted Guyanese drug-lord Barry Dataram, who fled the country to avoid being jailed for cocaine trafficking, might be travelling on a forged foreign passport. “Even though Mr. Dataram might have a foreign passport, it might be a forged passport. I would urge all law enforcement agencies to use every legitimate measure to bring him ...

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Man charged in connection with deadly road accident

Nathan Heyliger was on Thursday placed on $600,000 bail after being charged for causing the death of Kuru Kuru resident Carl Dundas. The accused appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan, and was told that on September 11, 2016 he drove in a dangerous manner thereby causing the death of the 41-year-old Dundas. Still nursing injuries from the accident, Heyliger ...

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