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North West District men arraigned on murder charges

Two men from the North West District (NWD) of Guyana were Monday arraigned for separate murders that were linked to arguments. In one of the cases, 23-year old Leonard Fredericks of Heaven Hill, Matthews Ridge was arraigned for allegedly murdering Peter James at Hell Hill, also in Matthews Ridge. Police Prosecutor Simone Payne told the Court that the duo had ...

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Guyana seeking US help with gold smuggling court cases

Guyana has asked the United States for assistance to help convict a man for allegedly smuggling large quantities of  gold to New York. Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo businessman, Christopher Baldeo is accused of smuggling almost US$69,142 worth of gold to the United States between February 6 and 7, 2015. Currently on GYD$100,000 court bail, he is due to re-appear before ...

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Computer technician on US visa-related fraud charge

A computer technician, who allegedly gave a woman a fake American Embassy appointment letter, Thursday pleaded not guilty and was granted bail on two counts of fraud. He is 27-year old Dhanraj Raghubeer of Kitty, Georgetown. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, he pleaded not guilty to two charges, one of which states that on Sunday, October 25 at ...

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PPP wants wide-ranging consultations on Coroners Act

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) wants wide-ranging consultations on amendments to the Coroners Act, beyond merely allowing for more persons other than magistrates to conduct inquests. In a letter to Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, the PPPC’s Anil Nandlall urged that there be  “holistic review” of the principal act in keeping with a recommendation by ...

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Fluffy’s alleged killer caught

The man who allegedly stabbed “Fluffy” to death on Christmas Day was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of murder. Mark Greaves, 54, of 171 James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. He was remanded to prison until January 18, 2015 for a ...

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High-tech disruption of “national infrastructure” to be made illegal

The illegal access to computers, disruption of critical national infrastructure and the unauthorized sharing of computer data are to soon become offences punishable by hefty fines and long jail terms. “A person who, intentionally and without lawful excuse or justification, obtains for himself or another person, computer data which is not meant for him or the other person and which ...

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Cyber Crime Bill seeks to outlaw cyber-bullying; protect reputation, privacy

The Cyber Crime Act will also outlaw the use of computers to coerce, intimidate or harass another person with intent to cause emotional distress or cyber-bully, intentionally or recklessly, another person. The law defines “cyberbully” as the use of a computer system repeatedly or continuously to convey information which causes fear, intimidation, humiliation, distress or other harm to another person; ...

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