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AG offers no apology over courtroom outburst

by Gary Eleazar Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams, today (March 29, 2017) refused to issue a public apology over an outburst be made in the court this past week, causing Justice Franklin Holder to prematurely leave the bench without adjourning the case he was hearing. Justice Holder has since written to the Chancellor of the Judiciary ...

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‘Brazilian church’ pastor gets High Court bail after two failed attempts at Magistrates’ Court

After two failed bail attempts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, senior pastor of the Universal Church, Haleno Luiz, today walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court after his lawyer, Mark Waldron, secured his bail through the High Court. Luiz was charged on March 6 with causing the death of Maurice Moseley on March 3, when he failed to stop at ...

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Police Prosecutor, accused of perverting trial, alleges lawyer tampered with his witness

After attorney-at-law Latchmie Rahamat accused police prosecutor Deniro Jones of perverting the trial for Tiffany Peters, who was pardoned by President Granger in 2016, the police prosecutor made a counter-accusation that Rahamat tampered with his witness. Corporal Jones, today, March 28, told Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that he, along with a number of other police ranks, observed Rahamat engaging with ...

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AG Williams denies making death threats …to sue K/News, Guyana Times over libelous reports

  by Gary Eleazar Attorney General and Minster of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, has denied ever threatening to kill a sitting Judge—Justice Franklin Holder—and has threatened to sue daily newspapers Guyana Times and Kaieteur News for ‘grievous libel,’ over the reports. Williams made the charges today (March 24, 2017) when he appeared for an impromptu press conference billed as urgent, ...

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High Court rules it can hear Red House lease revocation case

The High Court on Friday ruled against Attorney General, Basil Williams and said it has jurisdiction to hear a constitutional case about the revocation of a lease of Red House by the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Inc. The decision was made in chambers by acting Chief Justice, Yonette Cummings-Edwards against Williams and the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission. “The court ...

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Rupununi men remanded for big marijuana bust after shallow grave discovery

When Police in Guyana’s Rupununi region stumbled upon a shallow grave in the Rupununi region, they also uncovered a one acre-sized field of cannabis planted in the Moco-Moco village of that very region. Two men, Gregory Gregorius and Amos Hendricks, of Central Rupununi were today, March 22,  slapped with two charges, cultivating a prohibited plant and possession of 2 kilogrammes 230 ...

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Police prosecutor accused of ‘perverting trial’ for woman pardoned by President Granger

Attorney-at-Law Latchmie Rahamat today, March 22, raised an allegation of attempting to pervert the course of justice against police prosecutor Corporal Deniro Jones in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Latchmie represents Tiffany Peters, a 24-year-old former Magistrate’s Court clerk who was sentenced for stealing $3.2Million from the court in 2012. Only last year Peters was pardoned by President ...

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Police, Prisoners caught in raucous at Georgetown Magistrates’ Court

Police officers at the Georgetown Magistrates Court this morning, March 21, struggled to keep three raucous inmates under control, as they refused to be placed in the holding cells at the police outpost. Murder accused Orin Arthur, Yuri Vaswyck, and Steven Prescott were uncontrollable, as one of the men, Arthur, made clear his demands that he wants to see his ...

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