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Two charged with murder of businessman, wife

Two men were Wednesday arraigned for allegedly murdering a businessman and his wife at their Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice home. Appearing before Magistrate Rhondell Weaver at the FortWellington Magistrates’ Court were  18 year old Gocoul Madan Paul also known as Clown of 175 Block ‘B’ Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice and 19-year old Nazamadeen Raffick also called Shazam of ...

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Gun, ammo charge against Crum-Ewing’s murder accused, Grey Boy, dismissed

The man charged with the murder of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing was Monday acquitted of charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition after the prosecution failed to prove its case. City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore dismissed the charges against Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues but he was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for escaping from lawful custody. The ...

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Guyana’s DPP Chambers budget cut by GYD$74 million

Government used its one seat majority to erase GYD$74 million from the proposed budget of the Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers, reducing the allocation for 2016 to GYD$160 million. Reacting to People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) front-bencher , Anil Nandlall’s assertions that budget cut amounted to a violation of the law and the constitution, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said ...

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Dog Mouth jailed for indecent assault, dry-humping of woman

A man Thursday admitted that he took out his penis and dry-humped a woman as well as damaged a door at the City Constabulary’s Bourda Outpost. Balram “Dog Mouth” Singh was sentenced to five months imprisonment for indecent exposure, indecent assault and damage to property. After the charges were read to him by City Magistrate Alex Moore, the accused told ...

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PPPC lays down demands for Coroners; slams talks with AG as “gaff”

Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall has labeled as “cosmetology” consultations on two Bills that he was invited to by his successor to discuss, Basil Williams. Nandlall questioned whether Justices of Peace would be competent enough to preside over inquests across Guyana, and he also recommended that they hold certain qualifications. Nandlall said when he turned up for consultations on January ...

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North West District men arraigned on murder charges

Two men from the North West District (NWD) of Guyana were Monday arraigned for separate murders that were linked to arguments. In one of the cases, 23-year old Leonard Fredericks of Heaven Hill, Matthews Ridge was arraigned for allegedly murdering Peter James at Hell Hill, also in Matthews Ridge. Police Prosecutor Simone Payne told the Court that the duo had ...

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Guyana seeking US help with gold smuggling court cases

Guyana has asked the United States for assistance to help convict a man for allegedly smuggling large quantities of  gold to New York. Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo businessman, Christopher Baldeo is accused of smuggling almost US$69,142 worth of gold to the United States between February 6 and 7, 2015. Currently on GYD$100,000 court bail, he is due to re-appear before ...

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Computer technician on US visa-related fraud charge

A computer technician, who allegedly gave a woman a fake American Embassy appointment letter, Thursday pleaded not guilty and was granted bail on two counts of fraud. He is 27-year old Dhanraj Raghubeer of Kitty, Georgetown. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, he pleaded not guilty to two charges, one of which states that on Sunday, October 25 at ...

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PPP wants wide-ranging consultations on Coroners Act

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) wants wide-ranging consultations on amendments to the Coroners Act, beyond merely allowing for more persons other than magistrates to conduct inquests. In a letter to Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, the PPPC’s Anil Nandlall urged that there be  “holistic review” of the principal act in keeping with a recommendation by ...

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