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Guyana gets funds to help reduce prison overcrowding, boost agriculture, improve business environment, improve health

Guyana has tapped into a US$8 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to help reduce prison overcrowding and speed up the delivery of justice, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. “It is anticipated that through this project, there will be a significant reduction of high concentrations of prison population in Guyana,” the Finance Ministry said in referring ...

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Camp Street escapee freed on original charge, gets 12 months for escaping

27-year-old Ruco McIntyre could have returned home after a simple larceny charge was dismissed against him yesterday, but today he was sentenced to an additional 12 months for attempting to escape the Georgetown Prison two Sundays ago. McIntyre, the father of one, told Chief Justice Ann McLennan today that he tried to escape the Camp Street prison because he wanted ...

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Taxi driver remanded for attempted murder, two armed robberies

Kevin France, 29 years, of East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, was this morning charged with attempted murder and two counts of robbery under arms before city Magistrate Leron Daly. The court heard that on October 28, 2016, France unlawfully and maliciously wounded Kwasie Joseph at Water Street with intent to commit murder. France, a taxi driver, was named in two armed ...

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Woman allegedly caught with teargas canister; probably planned to smuggle device into jail

A woman, who police say was planning to smuggle a teargas canister into the Georgetown Prison, was Monday charged with being in possession of ammunition. Sparendaam Magistrate Zamina Ali-Seepaul remanded Kellyann Martin of ‘B’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown. The unrepresented woman has to return to court on March 25, 2017. Martin was held allegedly with 130 grammes of marijuana for ...

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March 6 trial set for Omar Sharif, reputed wife for breaching court order

Former permanent secretary at the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Sharif, and his reputed wife, Savitri Hardio, will go on trial on March 6 for failure to provide Court-requested documents to the police. Both Sharif and Hardio were charged separately late January for refusing to provide named documents to Assistant Police Commissioner Sydney James. The documents were requested as part of ...

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Fire destroys DJ Magnum’s house

Fire late Sunday night destroyed the house which was occupied by popular disc jockey, Delroy  “DJ Magnum” Romeo, at Goed Intent Public Road, West Bank Demerara. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said investigators suspect that the fire was the work of arsonists. “Based on the evidence and information, it is an act of arson,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. The ...

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3 Hotel Tower/Club Privilege staff charged for deleting video of nightclub shoot-out

Three senior staff attached to Hotel Tower and Club Privilege on Main Street were today charged for attempting to obstruct the course of justice by deleting CCTV footage for a January 8 shootout inside the Club. The Club’s manager, Andre Rochford, a Trinidad and Tobago national who was charged recently with an immigration offense, was today granted $700,000 bail for ...

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West Ruimveldt man gets 3 years for ‘break and enter’

A West Ruimveldt man, Carlos Braithwaite, was today sentenced to three years in prison, by city magistrate Faith McGusty, for breaking and entering. Earlier this year, Braithwaite plead not guilty to the offense that he broke and entered the home of Hemachandra Kissoon on January 16 at Cummings Street, Georgetown and stole a Sharp TV, valued at $69,000, an iron ...

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