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“Quarters” charged with killing his child’s mother

The man, who police said confessed to killing his child’s mother and dumping her body  in a canal, was Friday arraigned for the indictable charge of murder. Cleavaughn ‘Quarters’ Hamilton  of Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara was not required to plead to the charge.  After the charge was read to the 30-year old man by Magistrate Zameena Ali,  remanded  him to ...

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Guyana’s overcrowded jails due to backlog of remand prisoners- US

As police and prison service personnel try to grapple with an ongoing crisis inside the Georgetown Prison, the United States notes the overcrowded state of that maximum security jail. In its 2015 Human Rights Report, the United States State Department states that a total of 963 prisoners were in Georgetown’s Camp Street Prison, designed to hold 550 inmates. “Overcrowding was in ...

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DNA test confirms remains of British teen found in shallow grave

Less than one week after three co-conspirators in the murder of a British teenager were granted bail, DNA tests show that the decomposed remains found in a shallow grave aback an East Berbice village were those of the lad. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that specimens taken from the remains and the ...

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America Street money-changer robber jailed

One of the men accused of robbing two America Street money-changers late last year was Friday found guilty and jailed for five years. Troy Abrams was found guilty by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, based on witnesses’ accounts of the lighting conditions, identification of the accused and prior knowledge of Abrams. The charge against Anthony Primo of West Ruimveldt was discontinued ...

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Rape-accused Wauna farmer charged with killing policeman

A North West District farmer was Friday charged with the stabbing death of a policeman more than one month ago at Matthews Ridge while efforts were being made to arrest him. Dennis Marks, 38, of Wauna Creek was not required to plea to the indictable charge that he murdered policeman, Leonard La Rose while acting in the execution of his ...

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Former Guyana High Commissioner to Canada files GYD$49 million lawsuit for wrongful dismissal

Guyana’s former High Commissioner to Canada, Harry Narine Nawbatt is suing the Guyana government for more than GYD$49 million for breach of employment contract. In court papers seen by Demerara Waves Online News, Nawbatt is suing for damages in excess of  GYD$25 million for breach of contract of employment and special damages for GYD$24,295,104. The former High Commission said he  ...

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Police Force’s professional responsibility officer on bribery charges

A former policewoman, who was attached to the Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), has been charged with allegedly taking more than GYD$162,000 and one television as bribes to drop a simple larceny charge against a man. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted GYD$100,000 bail to Suzette Cornette whose pleaded not guilty to four charges. She has to ...

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Three charged with two related Charlestown murders

Three men were Thursday arraigned for two recent murders in Charlestown, Georgetown that investigators said were connected. Charged with the murder of Gladtson “Tuffy” Taylor on April 1, 2016 at Sussex and Adelaide Streets Charlestown are 30-year old Dellon Thom and 21-year old Trefon Parris. Taylor was gunned down  while seated in a chair, in what police investigators believed was ...

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SOCU charges goldsmith for gold, cash offences

A goldsmith, charged by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) with exporting gold without a licence and failing to declare in excess of US$10,000 before departing Guyana, was Tuesday granted bail. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted GYD$100,000 bail to Richard Ramjit of 4 Bissoon Street, Better Hope, East Coast Demerara after he pleaded not guilty to the offence. Ramjit is ...

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