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Former PPP ministers, others refuse to be questioned at SOCU headquarters about Pradoville 2

The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) wants to question several former government ministers and other top officials of the current administration about their acquisition and development of seaside house lots at ¬†Ogle-Sparendaam popularly known as Pradoville 2. Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall has since written to SOCU, stating that his clients would not be meeting with investigators at the law enforcement agency’s ...

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Cocaine-accused couple jailed, fined $57million for bust at airport VIP lounge

Mahendra Ramsuchit of Berbice, and Guyanese-born Canadian citizen, Robhina Basdeoram were today sentenced to 60 months imprisonment each, and fined a total of $57M for attempting to smuggle some 21 kilo grammes of cocaine in suitcases and laptop bags. The incident occurred at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri on January 30, 2015. Both accused are 31-years-old. Basdeoram is a ...

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Universal Church pastor remanded for causing death by dangerous driving

Well-known TV personality and senior pastor of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Haleno Luiz, was today charged and remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for driving dangerously and causing the death of Maurice Rosanna. Luiz, whose supporters filled the Chief Magistrate’s court, was charged for the incident which occurred on March 3 at the intersection ...

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Annandale man breaks-down after sentenced to prison for illegal gun, ammo

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today handed down a 18 month prison sentence with a $60,000 fine for illegal gun and ammunition possession against an Annandale, East Coast Demerara man. 30-year-old Delson Wayne, a Mason by profession and no stranger to the law, was arrested last October and charged for the illegal gun and ammunition possession. He has been on remand ...

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‘Robbie’ charged for murder of teen outside Rio Night Club

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today remanded a former police officer for the murder of 19-year-old Ryan Sergeant, known as Harry, who was gunned down outside the Rio Night Club last September. 35-year-old murder accused, Lloyd Roberts known as Robbie, was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that on September 26 last year, he murdered 19-year-old Sergeant. Roberts ...

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Court fines Kwame McCoy $20,000 for assaulting Mark Benschop, other charges dismissed

Former presidential liaison officer and well-known People’s Progressive Party (PPP) activist, Kwame McCoy, was today fined $20,000 or one month imprisonment by city magistrate, Anette Singh, for unlawfully assaulting social and political activist Mark Benschop in 2011 in the height of that year’s election. McCoy had two other charges against him, larceny and damage to property, which were dismissed today, ...

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Transgender assault victim barred from entering court as Magistrate dismisses case

City Magistrate Dylon Bess, this morning, dismissed a physical assault case where transgender woman, Ronnel Trotman known as Petronella, was the victim. Bess, before handing down his decision, asked the public to leave the courtroom. Just as the assault victim, Petronella, was entering the court, she was barred by the court’s officers. The decision was read in her absence. Petronella ...

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