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Stabroek Market businesses block City Hall’s planned demolition

The owners of two business premises at the Stabroek Market area on Tuesday secured High Court injunctions, blocking the Town Clerk from demolishing their buildings that house the services that they have been providing for The owners of the Island Restaurant (formerly K&VC ) and Lance Photo Works secured the injunctions on Tuesday. The Town Clerk, Royston King, has been ...

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CCJ dismisses a Guyana land appeal on the basis of fraud

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) said that it Friday afternoon dismissed a Guyana land appeal in the matter of Chee Yiu Kwang and Another v Tsui Yokkei on the basis of a fraudulent sale and transfer of a Bartica property. In dismissing the appeal, the CCJ agreed with and upheld the decision of the High Court and Court of ...

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Trio charged with Princess Casino multi-million dollar armed robbery

A security guard, who was employed at the Princess Ramada Hotel, and two other men were Friday charged with an GYD$8.5 million robbery committed at the Princess Casino late last month. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan,  the trio Wayne Griffith, 29,  Junior Stewart, 30 of Thomas Street, Kitty and the security guard, 35-year old Andre Blackman of Mc ...

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NAMILCO flour thieves convicted

Two persons, including an employee of Guyana’s National Milling Company (NAMILCO), have been convicted and fined for stealing  several bags of flour from the Agricola, East Bank Demerara-based entity. They are former Dhanuk Dhari and  former Delivery Clerk, Dasrath Ramanan have been found guilty of conspiracy to steal flour from NAMILCO and fined GYD$100,000 each. Former Warehouse Supervisor, Hera Bachan ...

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Woman charged with exciting hostility to Pres Granger

A woman was Tuesday charged with exciting hostility and ill to President David Granger under Guyana’s Racial Hostility Act by communicating certain messages via Facebook and WhatsApp. Bibi Safora Salim was granted GYD$200,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan and ordered to return to court on May 11, 2016 for the commencement of the trial. The divorced mother of ...

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“Quarters” charged with killing his child’s mother

The man, who police said confessed to killing his child’s mother and dumping her body  in a canal, was Friday arraigned for the indictable charge of murder. Cleavaughn ‘Quarters’ Hamilton  of Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara was not required to plead to the charge.  After the charge was read to the 30-year old man by Magistrate Zameena Ali,  remanded  him to ...

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Guyana’s overcrowded jails due to backlog of remand prisoners- US

As police and prison service personnel try to grapple with an ongoing crisis inside the Georgetown Prison, the United States notes the overcrowded state of that maximum security jail. In its 2015 Human Rights Report, the United States State Department states that a total of 963 prisoners were in Georgetown’s Camp Street Prison, designed to hold 550 inmates. “Overcrowding was in ...

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DNA test confirms remains of British teen found in shallow grave

Less than one week after three co-conspirators in the murder of a British teenager were granted bail, DNA tests show that the decomposed remains found in a shallow grave aback an East Berbice village were those of the lad. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that specimens taken from the remains and the ...

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America Street money-changer robber jailed

One of the men accused of robbing two America Street money-changers late last year was Friday found guilty and jailed for five years. Troy Abrams was found guilty by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, based on witnesses’ accounts of the lighting conditions, identification of the accused and prior knowledge of Abrams. The charge against Anthony Primo of West Ruimveldt was discontinued ...

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