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Fourth man charged with Black Bush Polder triple muder

The fourth suspect in the Black Bush Polder triple murder on Thursday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Court One for charge. 40-year-old Rakesh Kurramchand, of Sheet Anchor Road, Corentyne was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. It is alleged that between July ...

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Berbice businesswoman fined, jailed for cocaine trafficking

A woman caught attempting to traffic a large quantity of cocaine to the United States (US) was Thursday jailed and fined. Tricia Loo of 651 Fort Ordinance, East Canje, Berbice pleaded guilty when she appeared before a city magistrate. She was sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined GYD$25.6 million for being in possession of the illicit drug for the ...

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Mother of two on drugs, gun and ammo charge

A mother of two on Tuesday appeared on charges of narcotics and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. According to the facts read out by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan, on September 16, 2016, Alexis Phillips was found to be in possession of 51 kilos and 350 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The court also heard ...

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US funding three-year project to improve justice delivery in Guyana

The United States on Friday announced that it would be funding a three-year programme at a cost of US$946,000 aimed at improving the quality of policing, prosecution and delivery of justice by the court system over the next three years. “The main objective of this programme will be to increase effective criminal investigation in Guyana that leads to strong prosecutions ...

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Serial bandit arraigned on 10 charges, remanded to prison

A man, who police labeled a “serial bandit” and gang member, was Thursday arraigned for 10 robbery and robbery-related offences that he allegedly committed in two months. Twenty-seven year old Shemroy Hackett’s appearance in court followed his arrest in his home village of Bare Root, East Coast Demerara shortly after he and four others had allegedly robbed a grocer at ...

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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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