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14-year old, adult charged with murder of businesswoman

The two accused, in the murder of Mahaicony businesswoman Bibi Shairoon Nesha Ali, appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate Court to answer to the charge. It is alleged that between October 15 and 17, 2016, at Lot 4 Novar Mahaicony, Davanand Rampersaud and a 14-year-old accomplice murdered Ali, during the course of a robbery. The two were not required to plead ...

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Police Commissioner slams Court system for granting bail to persons charged with serious crimes

The judicial system is insensitive in granting bail to defendants who are charged with committing serious crimes, Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine said. He argued that bail should be a deterrent to crime. “The amount of bail granted in the court makes a mockery of how responsible people in authority should behave in these matters,” the Commissioner was quoted as saying ...

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Seaman caught with marijuana begs magistrate for “a minimum” sentence; gets hefty fine, jail term

A seaman has been fined GYD$16 million together with four years in prison, after pleading guilty to possession of narcotics. The allegation against Troy Van Doimen is that on October 22, at 51 Fifth Avenue Bartica, he had in his possession 14.61 kilogrammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. When his turn came for him to plead to the charge, ...

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‘Bucko’ denies murder of relative

Although a city magistrate has found that there is sufficient evidence for a man to face trial by a High Court judge and jury, he insists that he is innocent. Nicholas Hercules, called ‘Bucko’ was on Friday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of his relative. Following the lengthy Preliminary Inquiry into the matter, Magistrate ...

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Couple caught with marijuana jailed for five years

A couple was on Thursday slapped with five years imprisonment, after having been on trial for narco trafficking. Hubert Bartholomew and Rochelle Gittens were jointly charged for having in their possession 1.550kg of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The find was made at the couple’s Howes Street Charlestown on August 22, 2016. On the day they were charged (August ...

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Accused murderer of Timehri mechanic for High Court trial

Twenty-year-old Rayon Jones was on Thursday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of Timehri mechanic, Puranand ‘Andrew’ Baljit. The murder accused, of  212 Fourth Avenue Bartica was not required to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him in June by Magistrate Judy Latchman. The charge states that on Thursday, June 9, ...

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Carvil Duncan blocks Tribunal from proceeding with removal hearing

The High Court has ordered the suspension of the work of a Presidential Tribunal that has been established to determine whether Chairman of the Public Service Commission, Carvil Duncan should be removed from office because he is currently facing criminal charges. In court papers seen by Demerara Waves Online News,  Justice Franklin Holder prohibited Justice Roxanne George (chair of the ...

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North West District tractor driver charged with arson

A man from the North West District, who allegedly set his neighbour’s house on fire, was on Wednesday granted bail in the sum of $50,000. The allegation against Lester Harris is that on October 16, 2016, Kumaka, Moruca, North West District, he maliciously set fire to the dwelling house of Jillian Cornelius. The tractor driver pleaded not guilty to the ...

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Carpenter charged with spate of armed robberies at West Demerara

A young carpenter is now on remand following his court appearance on six counts of illegal ammunition possession and robbery under arms at several West Bank Demerara villages. He is alleged to have robbed several persons of more than GYD$700,000 in cash and phone cards. Police alleged that on October 11, 2016 at Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, while in ...

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Brother allegedly steals from man “from same bowels”

A 56-year-old man is now on $70,000 bail after appearing in court for stealing items from his brother’s bond. The allegation against Andrew Collins Carter is that between September 30 and October 15, 2016 at Station Street Kitty, he broke and entered the storage bond of Kester Carter. There, he allegedly stole items amounting to $425,000. Among the items were ...

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