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Six suspected bandits on gun, ammo possesion charges

Six suspected bandits were Tuesday arraigned on gun and ammunition possession charges. Except for Steve Hercules, who pleaded guilty, the others pleaded innocent, were refused bail and remanded to prison until May 10, 2018. Hercules was expected to be sentenced later Tuesday by Providence Magistrate, Sunil Scarce. Defence Lawyer, George Thomas asked the court to be lenient with Hercules because ...

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Former Finance Minister Ashni Singh, NICIL Head Winston Brassington charged in connection with GY$900 million land sales

Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL)/ Privatisation Unit, Winston Brassington were Thursday given until early next month to make an appearance in connection with the sale of three plots of land for a total of more than GY$900 million. Three charges of alleged misconduct in public office were ...

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Ashni Singh, Brassington charged in connection with land sales

Former Finance Minister, Ashni Singh and former Head of the Privatisation Unit, Winston Brassington have been charged in connection with the sale of threw plots of land. Their lawyer, Anil Nandlall said they have been charged with three counts f misconduct in public office. Nandlall said it has to with the sale of the three plots of land on the ...

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Man who allegedly threatened to kill President remanded to prison

A 64-year old man of Triumph, East Coast Demerara, who allegedly threatened to kill President David Granger, was Monday sent to jail pending trial. Motielall Balkarran was refused bail and remanded to prison until April 16, 2018. Police said on March 20 at Triumph, East Coast Demerara he called the Emergebcy Service, 911, and threatened to kill President Granger by ...

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Corrupt Guyanese law enforcers must be jailed- British envoy

Britain says corrupt Guyanese law enforcement agents must be extracted from the law enforcement agency, convicted and jailed because there is no place for such persons in the Guyana Police Force. Addressing the opening of a two-week workshop on fraud, bribery and corruption, Britain’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn said he was unapologetic in his stance. “There is no ...

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Trio in custody for allegedly threatening to kill Granger

Police said they arrested three persons, including a 65-year old man, have been arrested in connection with allegedly threatening to assassinate Guyana’s President, David Granger. Investigators said the threatening phone calls were made against the life of Granger on the 911 system at Brickdam on the 20th March, 2018. Previously, an inmate of the Lusignan Prison had been charged with ...

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