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Jagdeo shies away from stating interest in third term but lists qualities of candidate

General Secretary of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday refused to say whether he would be interested in running again as his party’s presidential candidate, but he identified several qualities the candidate should possess. “I don’t have to give yes or no answers. I just told you what is preoccupying my mind now. Whether that time ...

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Magistrate reportedly instructs transgender woman return to court dressed ‘like a man’

City Magistrate Dylon Bess, this morning, made an unconventional move clearing out his court before dealing with the assault matter of transgender woman, Ronnel Trotman, known as Petronella, although the matter was neither a sexual offense, domestic violence, nor a matter regarding minors. The move by Bess was called unconstitutional by attorney Arif Bulkan, who represented a number of transgender ...

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BREAKING: Guyana’s Court of Appeal dismisses ‘cross dressing’ appeal

Guyana’s Court of Appeal on Monday dismissed an appeal by several members of the lesbian and gay community seeking clarification on a ruling made by former Chief Justice Ian Chang on cross-dressing. The appeal was unanimously dismissed by retired acting Chancellor Carl Singh, acting Chief Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards and, High Court Judge Brassington Reynolds. The panel upheld the decision of ...

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Royston King challenges High Court jurisdiction to move ahead with parking meter challenge

Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King has made an application questioning the jurisdiction of the High Court, under the new Civil Procedures rules, to deal with the parking meter legal challenge. King’s lawyer, Roger Yearwood, told the court today that the application, under Rule 9:01 of the 2016 Civil Procedure Rules, was filed on February 22. That application was served on ...

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Carpenter remanded for marijuana possession

29-year-old Quincy Douglas was today remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for possession of 450g of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The court heard that Douglas, a carpenter from West Coast Berbice, was arrested at Beterverwagting on the East Coast of Demerara on February 22. Douglas pleaded not guilty to the charge and was unrepresented by an attorney. His ...

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Kitty man remanded for murder of homeless man near Martini nightclub

29-year-old Shawn Harris of Kitty was today charged and remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the murder of a homeless man a short distance away from the Blue Martini Bar. The homeless man, 42-year-old Sunil Singh, attempted to break up an altercation at the nightclub between the bartender there, Charles Del Valenzuela, and three men who demanded entry to ...

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‘Fine Man’, one other remanded to prison for armed robbery

Two Albouystown men were today charged and remanded to prison by city magistrate Leron Daly for armed robbery. The two men, Mark Prince, known as Fine Man, and Reyan Singh, were accused of trailing their victim on February 17 from a city bank after he withdrew $488,000 at midday, and robbing him. The money was placed in the victim’s shoulder ...

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Updated: Mayor Chase-Green, Royston King likely to face contempt of court proceedings as clamping continues

Efforts have been made by court marshalls to serve Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green, and Town Clerk, Royston King, personally with a temporary order to pave the way for the High Court to determine whether a parking meter agreement is illegal. With the booting (clamping) of motor vehicles still continuing despite the High Court’s order nisi, Attorney-at-Law, Kamal Ramkarran said he ...

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Guyana’s Court of Appeal upholds unconstitutionality of presidential term limits in split decision

Guyana’s Court of Appeal on Wednesday, by a 2 to 1 majority, ruled that presidential term limits is unconstitutional. Attorney General  Basil Williams says the State will appeal the decision to the Cariibean Court of Justice within 30 days. Justice B.S. Roy and Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh turned down an appeal by Attorney General Basil Williams and the ...

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