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Guyanese Derrick Patterson charged with cocaine trafficking in Grenada

Reproduced from The New Today A 47-year-old Guyanese National, Derrick Patterson has been remanded to Grenada’s Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill when he appeared in court Monday to face a charge of possession of Cocaine. Demerara Waves Online News understands that the former student of St. Agnes Primary School once sported dreadlocks. He had long been targeted by drug ...

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Maryann Daby charged with attempted murder

Maryann Daby was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of attempting to murder a police constable. She was refused bail and remanded to prison until May 23, 2018, despite claims of several loopholes in the case against the businesswoman. She is the daughter of Paul Daby Snr.who had been arrested several times in recent years for a number of offences police ...

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Corentyne fisherman suspected in recent Surinamese piracy attack on robbery charges

A Corentyne fisherman, who was arrested in connection with last month’s deadly piracy attack on 20 fishermen off Suriname’s east coast, was Friday charged in Guyana with offences dating back to 2015 and 2016. The Guyana Police Force said 39-year old Nakool “Fire” Manohar of No. 43 Village Corentyne, Berbice was charged with two counts of armed robbery under Section 3 ...

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Caribbean Court frees Lusignan murder accused

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday freed Lusignan massacre accused, James Hyles and Royden Williams. The Trinidad-headquartered regional appeal court allowed the appeal and in so doing blocked a request by the State for a retrial. Hyles left the court a free man. The allegation of bias by the jury foreman was dismissed. Hyles and now dead Williams ...

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Caribbean Court resolves land dispute between brothers in Guyana

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Thursday said it resolved a family dispute involving lands in Essequibo, Guyana. In 2002, Mr. Kowsal Narine filed a claim against his brother, Mr. Deonarine Natram, claiming that their father, Mr. Nateram, had been in possession of the lands since 1959 and had therefore acquired prescriptive title to the lands. Mr. Kowsal Narine ...

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Updated: GYD$6 million bail for Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington hours after arriving in Guyana ; prosecutor says more charges likely

Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Chief Executive Officer of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL, Winston Brassington were Tuesday granted GY$6 million bail each on three joint charges of misconduct in public office. They were arraigned before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan who granted them GY$2 million bail on each of the three joint charges. ...

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Lorry driver jailed for causing the death of 12 Berbicians

A 42 year old man of Black Bush Polder on Thursday was sentenced to  nine years imprisonment altogether, by Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Berbice Assizes. He was found guilty by a mixed jury on a 10-2 majority, after causing the death of twelve persons by dangerous driving on the number nineteen Main Road, East Coast Berbice (ECB), on October ...

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Possible constitutional loophole in misconduct in public office charges against Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington

Well-known Senior Counsel, Ralph Ramkarran  on Sunday suggested that Guyana’s constitution exempts government ministers and government-appointed board directors from being classified as public officers. Ramkarran’s observation is against the background of misconduct in public office charges against Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington. Singh and Brassington were ...

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