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Woman, charged for death of husband, granted bail

A woman, who admitted to being responsible for the death of her  husband, was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of manslaughter. Appearing before  City Magistrate  Daly, 28-year old Melissa Silas was not required to plea to the indictable charge and she was granted GY$200,000 bail. Silas has to return to court on June 18, 2018. Silas is accused of causing ...

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Chief Justice orders Legal Affairs Minister to operationalise Judicial Review Act

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday ordered Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to bring into force  the Judicial Review Act  (JRA)by July 31, 2018. The Bill was approved by the National Assembly and eventually signed into law by then President Bharrat Jagdeo 2010, but was never operationalised. Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, who got a temporary High Court order in December 2017, ...

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CCJ to rule on Guyana’s presidential term limits case before July 3

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will before July 3 rule on whether Guyana’s presidential term limit is unconstitutional. President-elect of the CCJ,  Justice Adrian Saunders Thursday night told reporters briefly that the court’s decision  would be handed down before Sir Denis Byron demits office as President of the Court on that date. Saunders assumes the presidency on July 4. ...

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BREAKING: Guyanese Derrick Patterson pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking in Grenada; fined US$27,000

Forty-seven year old Guyanese, Derrick Patterson Thursday afternoon pleaded guilty in a Grenada court to cocaine trafficking. Appearing before Magistrate Tamera Gill, the Evaluation Supervisor admitted that he was in possession 2.325 kilogrammes of cocaine with a street value of 232,500 Eastern Caribbean dollars (approximately US$86,000 / GY$17,983,000). He was fined $75,000 Eastern Caribbean dollars (approximately US$27,752 / GY$5,789,000) forthwith or ...

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Guyanese man fined for cocaine-in-wheelchair in Grenada

The 71-year old Guyanese man, who was caught with cocaine in Grenada, was Thursday fined. Magistrate Tamera Gill fined Haniff Bacchus 50,000 Eastern Caribbean dollars to be paid immediately. If he fails to do so, he would have to serve three years imprisonment. The magistrate took into consideration Bacchus’ age, medical condition and the fact that he pleaded guilty and ...

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Updated with Audio+Video: High Court blocks Magistrates’ Court hearing of charges against Singh, Brassington

High Court Judge, Franklin Holder Monday morning blocked the Magistrates’ Court from hearing criminal charges of misconduct in public office against former Finance Minister, Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited, Winston Brassington. Defence Lawyer, Anil Nandlal told reporters what the judge decided in the in-chamber proceedings away from the glare of the media ...

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“Cross-Eye” charged with murder of ex-lover’s partner

The man, who allegedly killed a man who was in a relationship with his ex partner, was Monday arraigned on a charge of murder. Thirty-two year old  Corwyn ‘Cross Eye Arthur  of 1088 Cinderella City Amelia’s Ward, Linden was not required to plea to the inevitable charge. Linden Magistrate, Clive Nurse remanded Arthur to prison until June 21. Arthur is accused ...

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