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Linden woman charged with drug trafficking

Thirty-five year old Marsha Reece stood in the Georgetown magistrates’ court before chief magistrate Ann McLennan where an indictable drug trafficking charge was read to her. The charge alleges that on May 4, 2017  in Linden, she had in her possession 197.6 grammes of cocaine in her possession for the purpose of trafficking. Defense Counsel ,Adrian Thompson,  in a bail ...

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Youths charged with murder of teen at school concert

Two youths were Monday remanded to prison after appearing in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court for the murder of 16-year old Brian Charles Yearwood. Seventeen year old Andy Peters and 21-year old Shannon Cox appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where the charge was read that on April 29, 2017  at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara they murdered Yearwood. The incident ...

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Five suspected bandits held with gun, crowbar, wig

Five suspected bandits were early Saturday morning arrested with a gun and several other items which indicate they may be bandits. The Guyana Police Force said a mobile patrol in the village of Glasgow, East Bank Berbice intercepted a motor car about 01:30hrs Saturday morning, conducted a search in the car and its five occupants. Police said an unlicensed pistol ...

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Bread vendor shot dead

Police are investigating the murder of a bread vendor during the course of a robbery. Dead is  Andre Alexander, 42, a self-employed businessman of lot 394 Section 4 Sophia, East Coast Demerara. Police said he  was shot in the stomach and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash by two male suspects about 20:30hrs last night at the said address ...

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British Virgin Islands drug trial: Guyanese $20 spoils prosecution’s show

(BVI NEWS).- The ‘mysterious’ appearance of a Guyanese $20 bill has affected the case prosecutors have been building against Dillon Findlay and Jariel Harrigan, who are on trial in relation to marijuana-related charges. The prosecution had tried to enter an exhibit into evidence, but was denied after the court discovered the Guyanese $20 – which was not accounted for – inside ...

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“The purchase of the law reports using public funds for personal use is a flagrant misuse of public funds” ; Auditor General’s report was rejected – Attorney General Williams tells Court in libel case

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams says  the Auditor General’s findings concerning the purchase of several Commonwealth Law Reports by then Attorney General, Anil Nandlall are flawed. In denying in court papers that he had libelled Nandlall, the Attorney General relied on “fair comment” based on available information that he says shoes his predecessor had violated the Stores ...

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Suspected bandit charged with murder eight years ago

Nine years after  man allegedly shot and killed a woman during a robbery, he was caught and indicted for murder. Thirty-four year Sylvester Vanderhyden of 3974 Block A Tucshen, East Bank Esssequibo stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged with the offence. The charge read that on November 5, 2008 at Agricola, East Bank Demerara he murdered Melissa Angela Payne. ...

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UK security reform money for Guyana by year end

Security sector financing that had been rejected from the British Government by the now ousted Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Administration under the Security Sector Reform Programme (SSRP) could very well be released to Guyana by the end of the year. Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, made this disclosure today (May 3, 2017), when he met ...

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