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Grove shop-owner granted bail for $1million robbery

45-year-old Dextroy Cordis was today granted $300,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, when he answered to a charge of robbing Balachandra Hardwar of US$5,000 or GYD$1,043,749, and a number of documents, at Saffon Street, Charlestown, on February 9. Cordis pleaded not guilty to the charge read against him. His lawyer, Adrian Thompson, told the court his client, a father ...

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Canada finds cocaine hidden under airplane’s catering trolleys

(globalnews.ca ).-More than seven kilograms of cocaine were found hidden under an airplane’s catering carts at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, according to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officials, couldn’t say where the flight originated from, but told NEWSTALK1010, they believed it came from the Carribean. CBSA officers noticed “anomalies” on the aircraft’s food trolleys while searching an unspecified aircraft on Feb. 8. After an ...

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Potaro man remanded for attempted murder

Shawn Fillicene, 43 years, of Ewang, Potaro, was today remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the attempted murder of Manuel DeSantos at Ewang Backdam. The charge against Shawn read that he attempted to murder DeSantos on February 11. DeSantos is believed to have suffered multiple stab wounds to his neck. Police Prosecution objected to bail for the ...

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East Coast man granted bail for illegally using $1.6M in raw gold

26-year-old Gerald Brown was today granted $300,000 bail for fraudulent conversio of some $1.6Million in raw gold. The charge read against Brown is that on February 8, 2017 at Lethem, he fraudulently converted 141 pennyweights of raw gold, valued at $1.6M, which was supposed to be handed over to Roxanne Rambishun. The charge was read by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan. ...

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Passport forgery charge dismissed against reputed wife of Barry Dataram

City Magistrate Renita Singh, this morning, dismissed a passport forgery charge against Anjanie Boodnarine, the reputed wife of self-confessed and convicted drug lord, Barry Dataram. Magistrate Singh ruled the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence against Boodnarine in the charge of conspiring with one or more persons to forge a Guyana passport Magistrate Singh said she found it strange that ...

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Canadian mining company offers security agencies lessons in drone technology; no response received

The Canadian-owned Guyana Goldfields / Aurora Gold Mines (AGM) is offering to train Guyana’s security personnel in the use of drones, but so far government has not responded, a senior company official said Sunday. AGM uses the unmanned aircraft to survey its mine properties, monitor the environment and conduct security surveillance of the area in western Guyana. The company’s Country ...

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Prisoner ,who escaped from jail after church service, recaptured

A prisoner Sunday morning escaped from the Georgetown Prison shortly after attending church service in the penal facility, and he was recaptured moments later by police and prison service personnel, Director of Prisoners, Gladwin Samuels Samuels said he he has since launched a probe into the escape of 27-year old Ruco Mc Intyre who is awaiting trial for stealing a ...

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Three, including one-year old, die in fire

Three persons, including a one-year old child, were early Sunday morning burnt to death at Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara. Investigators are working on the theory that the incident might be a murder-suicide.. The fire occurred at about 2:30 AM at Lot 1 Beterverwagting (BV) Railway Embankment. Dead are Leonard Pollard, 34, Latoya Telford, 26, and one-year old Nakasi Pollard. Police ...

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Region 9 Executive Officer charged with sexual assault against elected official, granted $200,000 bail

Region 9 Regional Executive Officer, Carl Parker, was today granted $200,000 bail, when he was presented before city magistrate Judy Latchman to answer to a charge of sexual assault against one of the region’s elected representatives. The matter was held out of the view of the public, in keeping with laws which protect the identities of victims of sexual offenses. ...

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