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Alleged granny robber, rapist remanded

A 27-year old man has been accused of raping and robbing a grandmother while she was on duty at a Municipal Day Care Centre at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, Samuel David George of East Ruimveldt was remanded to prison until April 14, 2016 by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. . He is accused of robbing the woman of one cellular phone ...

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Man of Guyanese background arrested on fear of terrorism in Canada

Reproduced from Canada’s NATIONAL POST and CTV NEWS BRAMPTON—The day after he was arrested by RCMP anti-terrorism police, a 23-year-old appeared in court Saturday to face weapons charges and allegations he was preparing to leave Canada to engage in terrorism. Kevin Omar Mohamed was arrested by members of the Toronto-based Integrated National Security Enforcement Team as part of an ongoing ...

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Trio arraigned for agriculturist’s murder

Three men were Tuesday arraigned for the murder of a Guyanese agriculturist who returned home from Montserrat where he had worked for several years. They are 21-year old Donnell “Short man” Trapp, 18-year old Kemo “Trini” Corbin and 28-year Paul “Jun-Jun” Goriah. Trapp said he worked at BK International while Corbin said he worked at Gafoors. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc ...

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Judiciary, Executive agree on measures to ease prison overcrowding

In the wake of the violent prison unrest that claimed the lives of 17 inmates, top representatives of Guyana’s Judiciary and the Executive on Wednesday agreed to consider a raft of measures to address overcrowding in the country’s jails. Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo declined to divulge details of the almost two hours of ...

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Antigua-Barbuda prepares to join Guyana, others at Caribbean Court of Justice

Antigua and Barbuda appears poised to join Guyana and several other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member-states in having the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the final court of appeal. A three-month public education campaign was launched on Thursday in that twin-island nation as the government prepares to hold a referendum to determine whether to replace the London-based Privy Council as ...

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Third person charged with murder of city businessman

A third person was Thursday arraigned for the murder of the owner of the Regent Multiplex Mall in mid-2015 on the West Coast Demerara. Kurt Erskine of 285 Section ‘C’ Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara was not required to plea to the indictable charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. Particulars of the offence ...

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Guyanese model jailed for cocaine trafficking

A Guyanese model was Tuesday jailed for attempting to traffick cocaine-in-achar to the United States (US) more than one year ago. Magistrate Leron Daley sentenced 41-year old Sadeeka Leona Odie to four years imprisonment and fined her GYD$30,000. She was nabbed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) by agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on February 8, 2014 ...

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Surinamese drug mule jailed in Guyana

A Surinamese woman, who attempted to smuggle cocaine from Guyana to Barbados, was Monday jailed for three years. Damario Cheslie was found guilty for being in possession of 526 grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. She was found guilty of the offence that was committed on May 17, 2015 at the Ogle International Airport, East Coast Demerara. At ...

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Man arraigned for stabbing death of girlfriend

A young man who, allegedly stabbed his 18-year old girlfriend 41 times almost one year ago, was Monday arraigned for murder. Appearing before East Coast Demerara Magistrate, Zameena Ally-Seepaul, the accused – Shivanand “Shiv” Roopnarine- was not required to plea to the indictable charge that he murdered Alicia Mc Pherson on April 19, 2015 at 612 ‘C’ Field, Sophia. The 22-year ...

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Lawyer charged in connection with road death

Attorney-at-Law Keisha Chase was Thursday arraigned on a charge of causing death by dangerous driving and she was granted GYD$250,000 bail. Chase was ordered to return to court on March 30, 2016. She is charged with causing the death of Julian Leitch of Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park on November 10, 2015 on Duncan Street Campbelville. Police blocked reporters from ...

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