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Alleged unlicensed motorcyclist charged with causing death

A 27-year-old man on Friday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for causing the death of a woman by dangerous driving, along with four other related charges. It is alleged that on June 20,2016  at Houston Public Road, Melroy Barnwell drove motorcycle CG 8485 in a manner that was dangerous, thereby causing the death of Paulette Josiah. Barnwell has also been ...

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Gold miner jailed for 3 kilo ganja haul

A miner on Thursday received a four year prison sentence along with an over GYD$5M fine for ganja possession. It was alleged that on June 22, 2016, at Norton St. Georgetown, Otis Halley had in his possession 3.832 kgs of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The charge was first read to the 47-year-old on June 24, 2016 and he was ...

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Teenage boy’s mother fined, jailed for cocaine in his suitcase handles

The mother, who was on trial for cocaine in her teenage son’s suitcase handles, has been fine $2.7M and sentenced to three years imprisonment. Cora Towler appeared late Wednesday afternoon before Magistrate Leron Daly, where she changed her initial not guilty plea to guilty. The woman changed her plea after almost all the evidence had been tendered against her in ...

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Cops charged with bribery

Two policemen appeared before the courts on Tuesday after being the recipients of a bribery. The charge against Rural Corporal Selwyn Elcana and Constable Dwayne Marshall is that on August 19, 2016, at Church St. Alberttown, they corruptly obtained GYD $60,000 from Deonarine Dowlateram. The two, who allegedly obtained the money as reward for failing to pursue an assault charge ...

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Woman convicted for abandoning her baby

A mother was on Tuesday fined 100,000GYD for abandoning her baby by the roadside because of “child father issues”. The charge against Jewel Coates is that on September 20, 2016, she willfully contributed to a child being in need of protective intervention, under the Child Protection Act 2009. When the charge was initially read to her on September 22, by ...

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Women jailed for stealing millions of dollars in phone credit

Three women, who were involved in the 2008-2009 Telecoms Solutions theft were on Tuesday sentenced to four years imprisonment. The charge against Melissa Naughton, Oladara Christian, and Candacie Marshall is that between June 25, 2008 and November 23, 2009 they conspired with others to embezzle about GYD$48M in credit stolen from their then employer Telecoms Solutions. When the charge was ...

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Gun robbery convict caught; to face fresh gun, ammo charges

A 25-year old man, who was sentenced to five years imprisonment in his absence for robbery under arms and unlawful possession of a gun and ammunition, was Monday  caught and would face fresh gun and ammo charges. His name has been given as Eon Warde also known as “Killer” or “Lil Boy” “Before the convict is taken to the prison ...

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Gold miner steals stepmothers household items to start a new life

A 19-year-old miner on Friday was Friday ordered to compensate his stepmother with GYD$200,000 or face prison time for stealing household items from her. It is alleged that between April 1 and August 6, 2014, at Port Kaituma Water Front, Rondel Roy Williams broke and entered the premises of Savitree Harrichand and stole items amounting to GYD$762,000 . The items stolen incl ...

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Tractor driver charged with marijuana possession

Glenroy Parris Glendon Parris was on Friday charged with the possession of 369 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The charge against the accused is that on September 28, 2016, at Itaballi Landing Mazaruni River, he had the 369 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Parris, who was represented by attorneys at law Simone Ramlall and Latchmie ...

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