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Top Lethem councillor accuses Region Nine senior official of sexual assault

An elected senior local government official in Lethem has accused a top appointed  official  of  Region Nine of sexual assault and police have already completed their probe, Divisional Commander, Ravindradat  Budhram said Wednesday. “We have received a report on that and a report has been sent for advice,” Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News. The advice is being sought from the ...

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Pensioner called to make defense for causing death by dangerous driving

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan ruled that prima facie case has been established against Andrew Alder, a Guyoil driver charged with causing  the death of Denesh Bissoon by dangerous driving last year. Alder, a pensioner from Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, had pleaded not guilty to the charge previously and was placed on $300,000 bail. Alden was today asked to build his ...

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Major crackdown on Trafficking In Persons coming

The Guyana government on Wednesday announced that there would an intensified crackdown on Trafficking In Persons (TIP) during the next two years. “We will increase the number of arrests, charges and convictions of alleged TIP perpetrators by three hundred percent,” Coordinator of the Counter-Trafficking Unit, Tanisha Williams-Corbin told the launch of the 2017—2018 National Plan of Action for the Prevention ...

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Mother of deceased Babita Sarjou takes witness stand in Court

Champa Seonaraine, mother of deceased Babita Sarjou, today came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the murder preliminary inquiry. Sarjou, whose remains were found in a shallow grave behind the home she shared briefly with her husband Anand Narine, disappeared in Novemeber 2010 at 28 years old. Sarjou reportedly left her mother’s home early Novemeber 2010 to attend a motorcade ...

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More evidence, including video of bones dug up, lodged in Babita Sarjou case

Two witnesses in the Babita Sarjou case appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today. Corporal Germain Laundry, and Lance Corporal Earle Allen took the witness stand. The murder preliminary inquiry opened with lawyers for accused, Sharnandand Narine and Darrel Ponton visibly absent from the court. Chief Magistrate McLennan inquired from the defendants the noticeable absence of their lawyers, to which ...

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Indigenous farmer remanded for illegal shotgun, ammo possession

Orville Roberts, an indigenous farmer from Aishalton, was today remanded to prison for the January 14 possession of a 16 guage shotgun, and one 12 guage cartridge without having a firearm license. Roberts, 45 years old, plead not guilty to both charges before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. The police prosecutor said the case file is incomplete pending a ballistics test. ...

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Man sentenced to 3 years in prison, fined $4M for cocaine possession

Haslin O’Neil Thom, 46 years  of Ruimveldt, this morning plead guilty before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for possession of 1.5kg of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on January 14. Thom, a construction worker and first time offender, plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 3 years and must pay a fine ...

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Witness testimonies continue in Westford $$$ fraud trial

City magistrate Judy Latchman has instructed former public service minister Jennifer Westford; and former public service ministry permanent secretary, Margaret Cummings to return to court on January 19, when SOCU detective inspector, Richard Frank will once again take the witness stand. Frank today testified before magistrate Latchman and was cross-examined by prosecutor Teshanna Lake. Frank told the court he contacted ...

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