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Woman, friend sentenced to death for murder of husband

Two women, one of whom is an American citizen, were Thursday sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of a man who is also an American and the husband of one of the now convicted killers. Berbice High Court Judge, Sandil Kissoon handed down the decision after receiving probation reports.   They are United States citizen, 43-year old Hemwattie Abdulla, ...

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Guyana formally asks World Court to settle border controversy with Venezuela

Guyana on Thursday applied to the International Court of Justice seeking confirmation that the 1899 Arbitral Award of the boundary with Venezuela is legal, valid and binding. Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, who is Guyana’s Agent in the court proceedings, delivered the application to the ICJ Registrar, Philippe Couvreur. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that Guyana is banking on the ...

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Man remanded for allegedly incurring debt to Palm Court and female taxi driver.

Thirty-two year old Oswin Randy Archer made appearance before Principal Magistrates Judy Latchman in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Archer wascharged with obtaining credit by fraud. Particulars of the charge are that he incurred a debt of GY$21,000 by obtaining 8 Guiness, three Henessy shots, four maltas, one serving of chicken and chips, one serving of chicken nuggets and one chicken fried ...

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Activists continue legal challenge against oil companies; govt ready to defend decisions in court

As a group of persons intensify plans to continue legal action against the granting of offshore concessions they claim without the required permits, Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday said it was prepared to defend its decisions and assured that no laws were violated. “The Government of Guyana is prepared and willing to present all facts in this regard ...

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New York murder accused arrested in Guyana; date fixed for extradition proceedings

Hours after a Guyanese man, wanted for murder in the United States (US) was arrested, he was remanded to prison pending the start of extradition proceedings. Fugitive Troy Anthony Thomas of 32nd Street, South Ozone Park, Queens, New York,appeared before Magistrate Shernell Issacs for the commencement of a extradition process. Thomas was arrested at a location in Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara ...

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CCJ dismisses land acquisition appeal but upholds GY$30 million award

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday dismissed an appeal in a matter brought by Mrs. Deorani Singh, who claimed that the Attorney General of Guyana and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited owed her compensation for a commercial property that had been owned by her husband, Mr. Mohan Singh. The dispute arose after the Government had compulsorily ...

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Guyana’s presidential term limits appeal hearings begin at CCJ

Lawyers representing the Guyana government in a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) appeal case on presidential term limits on Monday sought to convince judges that they should overturn rulings by Guyanese courts that that amendment in 2001 could not have been done by Parliament but by a referendum. Attorney General, Basil Williams was asked by CCJ President, Justice Denis Byron ...

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Third man charged with stealing ducks, sheep from Berbice ranch

A third man was Thursday charged in connection with the alleged stealing of several sheep and ducks from a ranch at the Canje River. Twenty-one year old Rhondell Crawford of Betsy Ground Village, East Canje, Berbice, was arrested by police in Berbice. Police alleged that he, along with other men, allegedly stole the animals at Potocco Canje River. The charg,  which ...

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Man charged with wounding mother

A 21-year old man, who allegedly chopped his mother, was Thursday arraigned on a charge of unlawful wounding. of Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice, appeared before Senior Magistrate, Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court. The Court heard that on Tuesday March 6, 2018, at Sister Village, East Bank, Berbice, Sookram maliciously wounded his 54-year old mother Rajmattie Sookram. ...

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