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Ashni Singh, Brassington in High Court challenge of legality of criminal charges

Former Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington have asked the High Court to throw out charges of misconduct in public office because there is no legal basis. “The common law offence of misconduct in public office cannot be committed where the servant in question is specifically excluded from ...

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“No kick-backs” from multi-million dollar out-of-court settlements

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams on Wednesday rejected accusations by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that kick-backs appeared to be part of several multi-million dollar settlements of court cases that the coalition government inherited. “There is nobody who could take kick-backs and all of that. Not in our government because the matter has to be dealt with ...

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Guyanese Derrick Patterson charged with cocaine trafficking in Grenada

Reproduced from The New Today A 47-year-old Guyanese National, Derrick Patterson has been remanded to Grenada’s Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill when he appeared in court Monday to face a charge of possession of Cocaine. Demerara Waves Online News understands that the former student of St. Agnes Primary School once sported dreadlocks. He had long been targeted by drug ...

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Maryann Daby charged with attempted murder

Maryann Daby was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of attempting to murder a police constable. She was refused bail and remanded to prison until May 23, 2018, despite claims of several loopholes in the case against the businesswoman. She is the daughter of Paul Daby Snr.who had been arrested several times in recent years for a number of offences police ...

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Corentyne fisherman suspected in recent Surinamese piracy attack on robbery charges

A Corentyne fisherman, who was arrested in connection with last month’s deadly piracy attack on 20 fishermen off Suriname’s east coast, was Friday charged in Guyana with offences dating back to 2015 and 2016. The Guyana Police Force said 39-year old Nakool “Fire” Manohar of No. 43 Village Corentyne, Berbice was charged with two counts of armed robbery under Section 3 ...

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Caribbean Court frees Lusignan murder accused

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday freed Lusignan massacre accused, James Hyles and Royden Williams. The Trinidad-headquartered regional appeal court allowed the appeal and in so doing blocked a request by the State for a retrial. Hyles left the court a free man. The allegation of bias by the jury foreman was dismissed. Hyles and now dead Williams ...

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Caribbean Court resolves land dispute between brothers in Guyana

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Thursday said it resolved a family dispute involving lands in Essequibo, Guyana. In 2002, Mr. Kowsal Narine filed a claim against his brother, Mr. Deonarine Natram, claiming that their father, Mr. Nateram, had been in possession of the lands since 1959 and had therefore acquired prescriptive title to the lands. Mr. Kowsal Narine ...

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