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Former soldier charged with uncle’s murder

Twenty-six year old Dwayne Tappin was Wednesday morning remanded for the alleged murder of his uncle. The prosecution’s case is that Tappin murdered 51- year old Randolph Seenauth which occurred on Sunday last at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara. Tappin who appeared before Magistrate Alisha George in the Sparendaam Magistrate was not required to plea to the indictable charge when ...

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Cevon’s Waste Disposal employee jailed for smuggling ganja into prison

One of three employees of Cevon’s Waste Disposal Service was Friday jailed, one day after he and two other workplace colleagues were arrested for allegedly smuggling marijuana and other prohibited items into the Lusignan Prison. Police said Akeem John of 44 Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara accepted all the narcotics and he was sentenced to three years imprisonment. The ...

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Mother of two ,who allegedly killed her children’s father, granted bail

by Antoyne Toney A 21 year old woman, who is a mother of two, was Thursday afternoon granted GYD$250,000 bail on a charge of manslaughter she allegedly committed on her children’s father. Lisa Halley of 55 David Street, Kitty, Georgetown was arraigned before Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ court. Police accused Lisa Halley of killing  Dillion Halley ...

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Young burglar promises to change life after jail term

by Antoyne Toney A  young man was Wednesday morning jailed for two years after he pleaded guilty to stealing several items from a house in Georgetown. Eighteen-year old Justin Austin of Lodge Housing Scheme was sentenced to prison by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan after he admitted to stealing the items. They were three televisions, one radio set and one ...

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Teenagers jailed for stealing motorcycle

Two teenagers were  Friday morning jailed for one year each after they pleaded guilty to stealing one motorcycle, when they appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly. The teens who are from Plaisance, East Coast Demerara admitted that between July 24 and 25 at Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, stole one Honda 150 motorcycle valued at GYD$425,000, property of Hanniyah Warde. The ...

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Bar Association signals court action to compel president to comply with High Court orders; Granger sticks with preference for judicial person for GECOM Chairman

Even as the Guyana Bar Association signaled that a Court Order could be obtained to compel President David Granger to comply with a High Court ruling on the process of appointing a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), he maintained that preference must be for a judicial person “While the President believes that the Constitution was crafted the way ...

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High seas cocaine bust accused refused bail

The two men, who the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard intercepted in a boat at sea allegedly with a quantity of cocaine, were Thursday remanded to prison after they were arraigned on a narcotics trafficking charge. John Da Silva, 45, and 34-year old Kevin Fitzroy were arraigned on a joint charge of being in possession of 95.5 kilogrammes of ...

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President Granger shuns High Court ruling on GECOM Chairman appointment

President David Granger on Wednesday appeared to have shunned a High Court interpretation of the Constitution on the appointment of a chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. “The Chief Justice gave an interpretation based on her perception of the Law and I will continue to act in accordance with my perception of the Constitution; that is to say I will ...

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Four High Court Judges, another Appeal Court Judge to be sworn in

Four High Court Judges and one Court of Appeal Judge are to be sworn in Wednesday by President David Granger. Those expected to be elevated to the position of Puisne Judges are Attorneys-at-Law Sandil Kissoon, Damon Younge, Simone Morris-Ramlall and Gino Persaud. High Court Judge, Rishi Persaud is to be sworn in as a Justice of Appeal. In May, 2017 Justice ...

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