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Justice Holder withdraws from now “politicized” case involving Attorney General’s “disrespectful” conduct

High Court Judge, Franklyn Holder on Monday, citing perceptions of bias, recused himself from a now “politicized” case in which Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams has been accused of disrespectful conduct. “I find that it will be prudent, judicious and in the interest of the administration of justice that I recuse myself from the case,” Justice ...

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Judiciary must not bow to political pressure because Attorney General unlikely to apologise to Judge- Nandlall

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall Saturday night called on the judiciary not to bow to political pressure by assigning a case to another judge because Attorney General, Basil Williams does not want to apologise to High Court Judge, Franklin Holder. “In short, they now want to choose their own judge to hear their own case. A ...

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British Virgin Islands drug trial: Guyanese $20 spoils prosecution’s show

(BVI NEWS).- The ‘mysterious’ appearance of a Guyanese $20 bill has affected the case prosecutors have been building against Dillon Findlay and Jariel Harrigan, who are on trial in relation to marijuana-related charges. The prosecution had tried to enter an exhibit into evidence, but was denied after the court discovered the Guyanese $20 – which was not accounted for – inside ...

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Chancellor observes AG Williams has not responded to Justice Holder’s letter; next court date fixed

Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards on Thursday noted that Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams has not responded to Justice Franklin Holder’s concerns about his conduct in court. “A copy of Justice Holder’s letter was sent to Mr. Williams SC for his information and guidance and any response. To date Mr Williams SC has not ...

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AG Williams gets slew of eminent legal advisors

Attorney General and Minster of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, has been provided with a slew of eminent legal minds to serve as ministerial advisors. The announcement was made by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, during a post Cabinet press briefing today (May 4, 2017) at the Ministry of the Presidency. According to Harmon, “Cabinet has approved the establishment of a ...

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“The purchase of the law reports using public funds for personal use is a flagrant misuse of public funds” ; Auditor General’s report was rejected – Attorney General Williams tells Court in libel case

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams says  the Auditor General’s findings concerning the purchase of several Commonwealth Law Reports by then Attorney General, Anil Nandlall are flawed. In denying in court papers that he had libelled Nandlall, the Attorney General relied on “fair comment” based on available information that he says shoes his predecessor had violated the Stores ...

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Suspected bandit charged with murder eight years ago

Nine years after  man allegedly shot and killed a woman during a robbery, he was caught and indicted for murder. Thirty-four year Sylvester Vanderhyden of 3974 Block A Tucshen, East Bank Esssequibo stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged with the offence. The charge read that on November 5, 2008 at Agricola, East Bank Demerara he murdered Melissa Angela Payne. ...

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Man charged with attempted murder of suspected police informant

A man was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of attempted murder of a someone he believed had informed police about a crime he had allegedly committed. Twenty-four year old Denzil Wilson of Costello Housing Scheme was charged with the attempted murder of Seon Wright by stabbing him several times about his body. The incident occurred on May 2, 2017. Wilson ...

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Man charged with murder during brawl over filling water bottles

A man was Friday arraigned for an alleged murder that police said stemmed from a brawl over the filling of water bottles. Charged with the indictable offence is Shelton John Marks is accused of the murder of Mark Ifill on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Water Street, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara.   Investigators were told that Ifill was filling bottles ...

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