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“Picture Boy” sentenced to death for murdering brothers

Almost 10 years after Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier gunned down two brothers at Victoria, East Coast Demerara, he was found guilty of murder by a 12-member jury and sentenced to death. Collier rode up on a motorcycle and shot dead Ray “Sugar” Walcott and Carl “Alo” Andrews on September 23, 2006 while they were playing dominoes at the Victoria Four ...

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Man jailed for causing death of Nigel Hughes’ mother

The man, who drove at a fast rate under the influence of alcohol and caused the death of Christobel Hughes-  mother of Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes- almost one year ago- was Monday sentenced to four years imprisonment. Twenty-eight year old Juliano Seunarine was sentenced by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan after he was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. Reacting ...

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Woman pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking; husband refused bail

A 21-year old mother of two young children on Monday pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine, while seeking to shield her husband from blame. He was remanded to prison until July 25, 2016, despite a strong request for bail by their lawyer. Angelica Forde has to return to court on Tuesday for sentencing after a certificate of value of the ...

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Alleged fraudster dies after drinking poison at court

Police sources have confirmed that 43-year old Michael Persaud who attempted suicide on Wednesday after he was remanded to prison at the Georgetown Magistrate’s court, succumbed hours after the incident. Persaud, a father of two was remanded to prison for several counts of fraud, by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. According to Police the man who lived at lot 15 Public ...

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Crabwood Creek farmer convicted for threatening to kill top PPP officials

Thirty-nine year old Tameshwar Beekham ,who made death threats against three executive members of the Peoples’ Progressive Party (PPP) via social media recently, was on Thursday fined $75,000 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Beekham, a farmer from Crab Wood Creek, pleaded guilty and paid the fine as an alternative to six months imprisonment. According to Prosecutor Deniro Jones, Beekham is ...

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20-year old father of one charged with murder of Timehri mechanic

Twenty-year-old Rayon Jones was on Tuesday remanded to prison by City Magistrate, Judy Latchman for his alleged murder of 23-year old Timehri mechanic, Puranand ‘Andrew’ Baljit which occurred last week Thursday. Jones, of  212 Fourth Avenue Bartica was not required to plea to the indictable charge which states that on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Madewini, Timehri East Bank Demerara he ...

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Corn beef thief deported to Guyana

Reproduced from Barbados Today A 51-year-old Guyanese man was today ordered to leave the country after pleading guilty to theft in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sergeant issued the deportation order to Johnny Harington Worrell, who has been living in Barbados illegally for the past 11 years. Worrell, who resided in Deacons Road, St Michael, was charged with ...

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US-bound cocaine-in-fish accused remanded

Two persons were Monday arraigned for allegedly attempting to traffick more than nine kilogrammes of cocaine in frozen fish to the United States (US). Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan refused bail to 27-year old Safoor Ali of 11 La Jalousie and 22-year old Lazeean Imrazie of Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara. They were remanded to prison until July 7, 2016. ...

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Dataram’s ex-wife, others charged with ganja trafficking

Shameeza Khan, the ex-wife of self-confessed drug-trafficker Barry Dataram, and four others were Monday afternoon charged after ranks allegedly discovered 170 pounds of marijuana in their possession during a raid last Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Versailles, West Bank Demerara. Charged were Khan, 34, Andrea Purran, 40 Felicia Laundry and Balkhrison Ramdass, 54, all of whom reside on the West ...

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‘Unprecedented’ tug boat cocaine haul from Guyana worth up to £512m, UK Court told

Reproduced from STV News The amount of cocaine found hidden on board a Turkish tug boat was “unprecedented” and had a potential street value of £512 million or US$578 million, a police drugs expert said. Detective constable Jurgen Wahla, who is based in Aberdeen, was giving evidence at the trial of nine Turkish men accused of smuggling cocaine from Guyana in South ...

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