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Several policemen charged with robbing miners of raw gold

Five policemen were Tuesday arraigned for allegedly robbing three gold miners of a total of GYD$166,000 of raw gold. The cops were granted bail totalling GYD$3 million. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman granted the members of the Guyana Police Force their pre-trial liberty  after Police Prosecutor Shellon Jupiter did not oppose bail, only saying that it should be substantial and that there should ...

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Three charged with murder of family members at Mibicuri

Three farmers were Tuesday arraigned for the murder of three persons at Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder last month. Charged with the offence  are 18-year Jairam Tajeram, 26-year old Tameshwar  Jagmohan and 38-year old Carlton Chetram. They are accused separately of the murder of Pawan Chandradeo, Naresh Rooplall and Jaikarran Chandradeo whose bodies were found at Cookrite Savannah Backdam, Mibicuri. Their ...

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CCJ affirms GY$5 million for injuries in road accident case –

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Friday morning dismissed the appeal in Guyana Sugar Corporation v Tulsieram Dukhi, though it increased the Court of Appeal award of damages for personal injuries to G$5,743,000.00 in allowing the cross appeal in part. This appeal arose out of a road traffic accident which occurred nineteen years ago (1997) on the Ogle Airstrip Road, East ...

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CCJ Reverses G$15M award in Defamation case, says awards from other Caribbean countries not automatic benchmark

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, CCJ – CCJ, Port of Spain. Today the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Glen Lall & National Media and Publishing Company Limited v Walter Ramsahoye refused to increase the G$15 million award of damages made to Dr Ramsahoye by the Guyana Court of Appeal. Indeed, it reversed the Court of Appeal’s decision and ...

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Woman who knocked down St. Lucian scouts in Guyana fined, jailed

The woman, who drove up a one way and struck down three St. Lucian scouts who are here for a Caribbean Cuboree, was Thursday fined and jailed for 10 months. Tracy Fordyce, of Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and breach of a one-way. Magistrate Renita Singh at Court seven of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court sentenced Fordyce ...

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Nothing unconstitutional about special prosecutors; PPP govt used it too- Trotman

Attorney-at-Law and Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Friday lashed back at the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Gail Teixeira over her criticism of government’s moves to hire special prosecutors to help secure convictions against suspected pilferers of state assets. “There is nothing unique about Special Prosecutors in Guyana and throughout the Commonwealth,” she said. “The previous government utilized the ...

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Special prosecution team will be unconstitutional and witch-hunt of political opponents

The decision by government to explore the possibility of  hiring a team of special prosecutors to help secure convictions of suspected state asset thieves has been roundly condemned by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) as a calculated “witch-hunt.” “The rationale for such a radical departure from the existing constitutional and legal provisions can only by interpreted as one designed to ...

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Guyana govt “not in a rush” to hold death penalty consultations

A day after a top international human rights activist called on Guyana to repeal the death penalty for terrorism and other offences for which there is capital punishment, government on Thursday ruled out consultations any time soon to do so. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, who chaired the post-cabinet press conference, said from all indications government was “not in ...

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