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Seizure of jewellery, detention of passenger triggers multi-million dollar lawsuit

A man is suing the State for GYD$10 million because agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) allegedly seized his jewellery at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and caused him to miss a New York-bound flight in violation of Guyana’s Constitution. Through his lawyers, Richard Ramjit of Bissoon Street, Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, he said CANU agents ...

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SWAT team member charged with illegal possession of guns, ammo

A member of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team was Friday arraigned on a charge of illegal possession of guns and ammunition. Quacy Sampson pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. The charge against the 35-year old man of Kitty, Georgetown is that on December ...

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Guyanese among ID-theft-ring that stole $700 K from New York banks

A Guyanese man is a among members of a New York-based identification-theft ring that stole more than US$700,000 from banks by impersonating real account holders and making fraudulent withdrawals in 10 states, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Prosecutors said the group flew “soldiers” to different locales, where they entered banks, including Chase, Wells Fargo and Capital One branches, and ...

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Police force issues “stop” guidelines for plainclothes, traffic ranks after Sattaur case

Days after the son of the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) complained bitterly that he was being trailed by someone in a heavily tinted unmarked vehicle who later turned out to be a traffic policewoman, the Guyana Police Force Thursday announced guidelines for stop and search. The GRA boss’ son, 19-year old Fiyad  Sattaur, Wednesday pleaded guilty ...

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Three more charged with murder of British teen

Three more persons were Friday arraigned for their alleged murder of the 18-year old British film-maker who had come here three months ago to stay with his god-brother. Apart from his god brother, Aaron Hing, and Staymon George who were arraigned Thursday for the same offence, those charged with the indictable offence are George’s girlfriend, Krystol Thomas, and her mother ...

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BREAKING: Two charged with murder of British teen

The two prime suspects in the killing of 18-year old British teen, Dominic Bernard, were late Thursday afternoon charged with murder. They are Bernard’s god brother, Aaron Hing, and Staymon George of Kildonan Village, Corentyne, Berbice. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman adjourned the case until Friday, January 15, 2016  at 10 AM when the duo would appear before Chief  Magistrate Ann ...

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Two charged with murder of businessman, wife

Two men were Wednesday arraigned for allegedly murdering a businessman and his wife at their Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice home. Appearing before Magistrate Rhondell Weaver at the FortWellington Magistrates’ Court were  18 year old Gocoul Madan Paul also known as Clown of 175 Block ‘B’ Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice and 19-year old Nazamadeen Raffick also called Shazam of ...

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Gun, ammo charge against Crum-Ewing’s murder accused, Grey Boy, dismissed

The man charged with the murder of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing was Monday acquitted of charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition after the prosecution failed to prove its case. City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore dismissed the charges against Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues but he was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for escaping from lawful custody. The ...

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Guyana’s DPP Chambers budget cut by GYD$74 million

Government used its one seat majority to erase GYD$74 million from the proposed budget of the Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers, reducing the allocation for 2016 to GYD$160 million. Reacting to People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) front-bencher , Anil Nandlall’s assertions that budget cut amounted to a violation of the law and the constitution, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said ...

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