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Jagdeo shelters under presidential immunity during SOCU interrogation about Pradoville 2; Luncheon, Ramotar’s daughter among others released from custody

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday said he invoked presidential immunity when he was questioned by investigators of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in connection with his acquisition of seaside house lots at Ogle-Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara (PradoVille 2) below market value. “They asked me several questions relating to the Pradoville transaction and I made a short statement because ...

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UPDATED: Jagdeo, Luncheon, Robert Persaud arrested, released; others still detained

            Four former top government officials including Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon were Tuesday arrested and questioned in connection with their acquisition of seaside housing lands at Goedverwagting-Sparendaam (Pradoville 2) Jagdeo, Luncheon and former Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud were questioned and released from custody. They were ...

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Court dismisses human trafficking charge against Cuban hotel owner

Cuban national and owner of Providence’s Bollywood Club, Eladio Pereza was Tuesday freed of human trafficking charges by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Pereza’s charge read that he trafficked a Cuban female national for sexual exploitation between March 1, 2016, and January 20, 2017 at Bollywood Club. The chief magistrate read her decision today saying the prosecution did not satisfy their case ...

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Sophia teen charged with murder of Police Commissioner’s brother

A 15-year-old Sophia youth was Tuesday charged before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the murder of the brother of Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud. As a juvenile offender, the male murder-accused was charged outside the view of the public. He is being held at the Sophia Juvenile Detention Center until his return date on March 15. The youth sobbed copiously as he ...

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Guyanese seamen caught with cocaine, marijuana in Barbados

(BARBADOS TODAY).- Barbados High Court judge Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius has ordered pre-sentencing reports into the lives of two Guyanese men who Monday pleaded guilty to several drug charges. Coco Profitt and Paul Fraser, both Guyanese nationals, admitted to possession, trafficking and importation of 14.5 kilogrammes of cocaine and 2.0 kilogrammes of cannabis. Attorney-at-law Samuel Legay represented the men while Principal Crown Counsel ...

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Former PPP ministers, others refuse to be questioned at SOCU headquarters about Pradoville 2

The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) wants to question several former government ministers and other top officials of the current administration about their acquisition and development of seaside house lots at  Ogle-Sparendaam popularly known as Pradoville 2. Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall has since written to SOCU, stating that his clients would not be meeting with investigators at the law enforcement agency’s ...

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Cocaine-accused couple jailed, fined $57million for bust at airport VIP lounge

Mahendra Ramsuchit of Berbice, and Guyanese-born Canadian citizen, Robhina Basdeoram were today sentenced to 60 months imprisonment each, and fined a total of $57M for attempting to smuggle some 21 kilo grammes of cocaine in suitcases and laptop bags. The incident occurred at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri on January 30, 2015. Both accused are 31-years-old. Basdeoram is a ...

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Universal Church pastor remanded for causing death by dangerous driving

Well-known TV personality and senior pastor of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Haleno Luiz, was today charged and remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for driving dangerously and causing the death of Maurice Rosanna. Luiz, whose supporters filled the Chief Magistrate’s court, was charged for the incident which occurred on March 3 at the intersection ...

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