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Trio who allegedly killed Pomeroon farmer for High Court trial

A man, his wife, and their friend, who were jointly charged in the 2010 murder of Pomeroom farmer Victor Williams, will soon stand trial in the High Court. The charge against Frank Henry, Josephine Henry, and Trevor Abrams is that on July 22, 2010, at Pomeroom, they murdered Williams called ‘Willo’. They were not required to plead to the indictable ...

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Student charged with cheque forgery

A 20-year-old student appeared in court on Wednesday for allegedly forging over GYD 1.2M in bank cheques. The first allegation against Deoharry Oodit is that on September 20, 2016, in Georgetown, he conspired with other persons to commit a felony. That is to say he forged a Republic Bank cheque of GYD$800,000, property of Naipaul Ramodar. The second charge read ...

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Mother accused of embezzling Country Pride’s money

A mother of four is now on GYD$40,000 bail after appearing in court for embezzling over GYD$2M from Country Pride. It is alleged that between January 1, 2015 and July 18, 2016 in Georgetown, Pauline Stewart embezzled $2,085,305 while employed as a clerk or servant at Country Pride. The money had allegedly been given to the accused to be passed ...

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High-powered rifle, 69 rounds of ammunition found in Linden house

An AK-47 assault rifle and 69 rounds of a variety of ammunition have been found in a house in Linden that is owned by overseas-based Guyanese, police said. The Guyana Police Force credited the “excellent and commendable actions of a dutiful citizen”in Linden who handed over the high-powered weapon and 15 rounds of ammunition to police. Also handed over to ...

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14-year old, adult charged with murder of businesswoman

The two accused, in the murder of Mahaicony businesswoman Bibi Shairoon Nesha Ali, appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate Court to answer to the charge. It is alleged that between October 15 and 17, 2016, at Lot 4 Novar Mahaicony, Davanand Rampersaud and a 14-year-old accomplice murdered Ali, during the course of a robbery. The two were not required to plead ...

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Female prison officer allegedly caught smuggling ganja inside New Amsterdam jail

A female prison officer, who was allegedly caught smuggling marijuana inside the New Amsterdam Prison, is expected to be charged with being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. With the likelihood of her being charged and possibly convicted, she stands to lose 14 years of service to that penal institution Investigators were told that at about 11:30 ...

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Police Commissioner slams Court system for granting bail to persons charged with serious crimes

The judicial system is insensitive in granting bail to defendants who are charged with committing serious crimes, Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine said. He argued that bail should be a deterrent to crime. “The amount of bail granted in the court makes a mockery of how responsible people in authority should behave in these matters,” the Commissioner was quoted as saying ...

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Prison escapee recaptured

One of two Lusignan Prison escapees, was this morning recaptured by policemen in a vehicle at Kitty, after being on the run since September 19 last, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. About 0915h., acting on information received, police said they intercepted a public transportation vehicle in the vicinity of the Kitty Service Station and “extracted the convict” who ...

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Seaman caught with marijuana begs magistrate for “a minimum” sentence; gets hefty fine, jail term

A seaman has been fined GYD$16 million together with four years in prison, after pleading guilty to possession of narcotics. The allegation against Troy Van Doimen is that on October 22, at 51 Fifth Avenue Bartica, he had in his possession 14.61 kilogrammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. When his turn came for him to plead to the charge, ...

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