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Businessman in Tucville bridge fatal shooting to stand trial for murder

City magistrate Dylon Bess has ruled a prima facie case has been established against Robert Benn, the businessman whose matter has been famously known as the Tucville bridge fatal shooting. Magistrate Bess said Benn will stand trial in the High Court in April 2017. 24-year-old Colin Perreira, of Kitty, was shot and killed last year, and his 22-year-old girlfriend Gail-Ann ...

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Man gets 5 years prison, $237million court fine for 194lbs cocaine in fish

Kapil Haresh Thakurian, 32-years-old, from Enmore/Foulis, East Coast Demerara was today sentenced to five years in prison, and fined $237million for possession of some 194 lbs of cocaine found in fish at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Thakurian was sentenced today by City Magistrate Leron Daly. Thakurian was charged last August and pleaded not guilty to the charge. When Thakurian ...

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Professor Mars murder accused stabbed at Georgetown Magistrate Courts

A prisoner was today stabbed at the Georgetown Magistrate Courts, just a few minutes after police locked down the prisoner holding area and instituted a search on all inmates because of another knife-possession matter earlier this morning. The victim, 18-year-old Timothy Paul Chance, is one of the accused in the murder of Professor Perry Mars. Chance is believed to have ...

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Bartica Massacre: two sentenced to death by hanging, one acquitted but remains remanded

Mark Royden Williams called ‘Durant’ and ‘Smallie’, one of the accused in the Bartica Massacre, was tonight sentenced to death by hanging before Justice Roxanne George after a 12-member jury returned seven guilty verdicts for murder, and five guilty verdicts for manslaughter. Dennis Williams, called ‘Anaconda’, was also sentenced to death by hanging after seven guilty verdicts for murder were ...

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Prosecution ‘mistakenly’ throws out attempted murder charge against one of Tower Hotel robbers

Howard Vasconcellos

A charge of attempted murder which was today dropped against 21-year-old Jason Howard was later re-instated after police prosecution mistakenly dropped the wrong charge. Police prosecutor Deniro Jones had told the court earlier this morning the Director of Public Prosecution advised the two attempted murder charges be dropped against Howard, and his companion 23-year-old Curtis Vasconcellos. The first attempted murder ...

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Attempted murder charges dropped against Tower Hotel robbery duo, New charges brought

Howard Vasconcellos

Based on advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions’ office, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today dropped murder charges against 21-year-old Jason Howard, and 23-year-old Curtis Vasconcellos. The two were jointly charged in the attempted murder of Tower Hotel security guard, Balmick Persaud in the process of a robbery. Another attempted murder charge was dropped against Howard, who was charged with unlawfully ...

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Rupununi farmer, wife get $200,000 bail each for 3 kilos marijuana possession

Louis Cupertin, 29-years-old, and his 18-year-old wife, Felicia Mandrikin, were today granted $200,000 bail each by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when they answered to a charge of illegal possession of 3 kilogrammes marijuana in a salt bag. The couple, from Mocha Mocha village in the Rupununi, were arrested by police who found the narcotics Friday when officers went to their ...

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City businessman, employee to stand trial for triple murder in Robb Street fire

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today ruled a prima facie has been established against 72-year-old businessman Ganga Krishna, and his employee 24-year-old Avishkar Kissoon. The men, who plead innocence in court, will stand trial at the next practical date of the Demerara Assizes. Krishna told the court he is prepared to call witnesses to his defense at his High Court trial. ...

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Attorney General wants ‘politically biased’ Deputy Solicitor General disciplined

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams Sunday night admitted that he wants to Deputy Solicitor General, Prithima Kissoon removed from office on grounds of alleged political bias. He hopes the Public Service Commission (PSC)  would discipline her based on a stack of evidence to support his claim of insubordination. “Last week, prior to my departure from Guyana ...

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