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Woman convicted for attempting to smuggle ganja into police lockup

Twenty-two year-old Rachael McLean on Wednesday found herself paying a $15,000 fine and doing community service for attempting to smuggle  two grams of marijuana into a police lockups. The facts state that on September 27, at the Brickdam lockups, the mother of twins approached Constable Timmerman and handed over a meal for her brother who was in the lockups. Following procedure, the officer ...

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El Dorado Trading burglar jailed

A man received a one year sentence on Wednesday after pleading guilty to breaking and entering and larceny. According to the facts presented at Court One of the Georgetown Magistrates Court, the owner of El Dorado Trading in Kingston, Georgetown secured his premises on the evening of September 22 and returned the following day to find some of his items ...

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Cash-jet pilot proposes govt’s use of hangar; new application for injunction filed against CJIA

Even as a legal battle continues over the cash-jet pilot’s hangar at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Captain Khamraj Lall is proposing to make the facility available for use by the Guyana government to allow the company to recover its more than GYD$600 million investment, according to well-placed sources. In the latest High Court case to have been filed ...

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Barry Dataram setenced, fined for cocaine trafficking; CANU boss “disappointed” in freeing of co-accused

by Abigail Semple and Denis Chabrol Drugs baron, Barry Dataram, who has escaped Guyana, was Tuesday fined GYD$164,268,000 and sentenced to 60 months imprisonment for being in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking more than one year ago- a decision that angered the Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) , James Singh. “I am very disappointed that his ...

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Haitians convicted for illegally entering Guyana

Five Haitians, who were caught in Guyana heading to Brazil, were Tuesday fined for illegal entry and ordered deported. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, they were convicted for entering Guyana by sea and disembarking without the consent of an immigration officer. Jean Eliofene Emila, 25, Fequiere Emila,27, Panel Mondesir, 24, Wilner Choisy, 24, and 19-year old Robinson Thermidore ...

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Dataram found guilty of cocaine possession; common-law wife, two others freed

by Abigail Semple Self-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram, was Tuesday found guilty of the possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, while the three other co-accused, including his common-law wife, were freed. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman said there was enough evidence to convict Dataram. She was awaiting the value of the cocaine before handing down sentence to Dataram in ...

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Farmer charged with accessory in Black Bush Polder triple murder

A 63-year-old farmer was charged with being an accessory in the Black Bush Polder triple murder. According to the facts read at the Georgetown Magistrates Court One, the prosecution states that on July 22, 2016 and on days following Chaitram (one  name only) called ‘Cashew’ received, relieved, comforted and assisted Jairam ‘Ryan’ Chaitram , Tameshwar ‘Guana’ Jagmohan, Carlton ‘Rishi’ or ...

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Arrest warrants issued for persons who posted bail for drug lord Barry Dataram, others

Arrest warrants have been issued for the persons who posted bail for self-confessed drug lord Barry Dataram and Anjanie Boodram following another no-show by the two at Court. Legal representative of the drug lord and his reputed wife, Glenn Hanoman told Magistrate Judy Latchman that since the last court meeting on Tuesday, when the couple failed to show up, he ...

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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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