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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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Nothing wrong with judges making decisions during pre-retirement leave- Chief Justice

There is nothing unusual about a retiring Chief Justice or any judge making decisions during their pre-retirement leave in cases that would have been heard before them in the Courts. This is according to statements made by sitting Chief Justice (ag) Yonnette Cummings-Edwards who explained that the practice has been employed by Judges in the past. The comments come after ...

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Businesswoman charged with trafficking her niece

A businesswoman was Monday arraigned for allegedly trafficking her niece twice and she was granted more than GYD$500,000 bail. The prosecution’s facts are that 43-year old Joyce Lawrence of Track “X” Plantation Grove, East Bank Demerara trafficked in a person- her niece who was a minor- between December 12 and 14, 2014 at Samatta Point, by means of a threat. ...

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Former cop charged with murder of wife

Former Guyana Police Force Sergeant Colin Bailey was Wednesday arraigned for the alleged murder of his common-law wife, Surmattie “Savita’ Ramnaress almost three years ago. Police said Bailey of 63 Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara murdered the woman between August 30 and 31, 2013 at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. He was not required to plea to the indictable charge that ...

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Gold Board employee accused of stealing gold bar

An employee of the Guyana Gold Board , who allegedly stole one gold bar worth GYD$2.1 million from the entity, was Monday granted GYD$200,000 bail. Ronald Singh, 30, of 161 Hibiscus Avenue, Eccles, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge that he stole the bar of the precious yellow metal weighing eight ounces, nine grams. The gold was ...

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High Court ruling forces ministers Scott, Felix absence from National Assembly

Government Ministers, Keith Scott and Winston Felix were absent from the National Assembly on Monday in keeping with a High Court ruling that found that they were elected members and could not sit in the House as un-elected/ technocratic members. House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland told the House that Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Winston Felix and Junior Minister of ...

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PPP activists charged in connection with throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

A former Guyana presidential spokesman was among three persons arraigned for the throwing of a bowl of faeces on newspaper columnist and political activist, Freddie Kissoon six years ago. Kwame Mc Coy, a Central Committee member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), pleaded not guilty to the offence and he was granted GYD$100,000 bail. Mc Coy is a ...

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Guyanese woman sentenced in five-state gift card scheme

(THE SARATOGIAN) A Guyanese woman will serve more than six years in prison after she and others used counterfeit credit cards to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of gift cards from grocery stores, including some in Saratoga County. Georgette Jackman, age 37, a Guyanese citizen and a former resident of Brooklyn, was sentenced Thursday in federal court to serve ...

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