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Three charged with two related Charlestown murders

Three men were Thursday arraigned for two recent murders in Charlestown, Georgetown that investigators said were connected. Charged with the murder of Gladtson “Tuffy” Taylor on April 1, 2016 at Sussex and Adelaide Streets Charlestown are 30-year old Dellon Thom and 21-year old Trefon Parris. Taylor was gunned down  while seated in a chair, in what police investigators believed was ...

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SOCU charges goldsmith for gold, cash offences

A goldsmith, charged by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) with exporting gold without a licence and failing to declare in excess of US$10,000 before departing Guyana, was Tuesday granted bail. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted GYD$100,000 bail to Richard Ramjit of 4 Bissoon Street, Better Hope, East Coast Demerara after he pleaded not guilty to the offence. Ramjit is ...

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Guyanese charged with murder of Cuban ship engineer

A Guyanese man was Tuesday arraigned for the murder of a Cuban ship engineer almost one month after his body was found on the Providence, East Bank Demerara with a wound to the neck. Charged with the indictable offence is Lawrence Rowe of 69 Parker Street, Providence, East Bank Demerara. He was not required to plea to the indictable charge ...

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Jamaican on immigration, drug and forgery charges in Guyana

A Jamaican carpenter, accused of overstaying, drug trafficking and forgery of a Guyana driver’s licence, was Tuesday refused bail and remanded to prison. Alfred Wellington, who resides at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, allegedly had 1.324 kilogrammes of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking on April 2, 2016. Police further alleged that between April 18, 2011 and April ...

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Alleged granny robber, rapist remanded

A 27-year old man has been accused of raping and robbing a grandmother while she was on duty at a Municipal Day Care Centre at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, Samuel David George of East Ruimveldt was remanded to prison until April 14, 2016 by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. . He is accused of robbing the woman of one cellular phone ...

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Man of Guyanese background arrested on fear of terrorism in Canada

Reproduced from Canada’s NATIONAL POST and CTV NEWS BRAMPTON—The day after he was arrested by RCMP anti-terrorism police, a 23-year-old appeared in court Saturday to face weapons charges and allegations he was preparing to leave Canada to engage in terrorism. Kevin Omar Mohamed was arrested by members of the Toronto-based Integrated National Security Enforcement Team as part of an ongoing ...

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Trio arraigned for agriculturist’s murder

Three men were Tuesday arraigned for the murder of a Guyanese agriculturist who returned home from Montserrat where he had worked for several years. They are 21-year old Donnell “Short man” Trapp, 18-year old Kemo “Trini” Corbin and 28-year Paul “Jun-Jun” Goriah. Trapp said he worked at BK International while Corbin said he worked at Gafoors. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc ...

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Judiciary, Executive agree on measures to ease prison overcrowding

In the wake of the violent prison unrest that claimed the lives of 17 inmates, top representatives of Guyana’s Judiciary and the Executive on Wednesday agreed to consider a raft of measures to address overcrowding in the country’s jails. Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo declined to divulge details of the almost two hours of ...

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Antigua-Barbuda prepares to join Guyana, others at Caribbean Court of Justice

Antigua and Barbuda appears poised to join Guyana and several other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member-states in having the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the final court of appeal. A three-month public education campaign was launched on Thursday in that twin-island nation as the government prepares to hold a referendum to determine whether to replace the London-based Privy Council as ...

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