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Minister David Patterson’s statement on brother’s arrest in Grenada for alleged cocaine trafficking

As 47-year old Derrick Patterson remained on remand in a Grenadian prison pending trial for alleged cocaine trafficking, his brother- Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson- Thursday night said he and his family believed that Derrick must bear “full responsibility” for the alleged crime. “Our position is that Derrick is a matured adult of 47 years and he must bear ...

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Coke-smoking boat cook stabbed to death

Guyana Police Force investigators Thursday  night were investigating allegations that a cocaine-smoking fisherman aboard a fishing boat in Berbice was stabbed to death after he refused to heed calls to stop smoking the narcotic while cooking. Dead is 38-year old Davanand Jailall of 478 Block 8 Agriculture Road , East Coast Demerara. Investigators  were told that the incident occurred at about ...

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Ashni Singh, Brassington in High Court challenge of legality of criminal charges

Former Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington have asked the High Court to throw out charges of misconduct in public office because there is no legal basis. “The common law offence of misconduct in public office cannot be committed where the servant in question is specifically excluded from ...

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Bandits enter shop through roof, beat and rob businessman, wife

Bandits, armed with guns, cut open a grocery roof and eventually entered the home of the businessman and his wife who were beaten and robbed of cash and other items, police sources said. The victims are Naresh Persaud and his wife of Recht-door-Zee, West Bank Demerara. Sources explained that after robbers entered the grocery through the roof to cart off items, ...

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Guyanese Derrick Patterson charged with cocaine trafficking in Grenada

Reproduced from The New Today A 47-year-old Guyanese National, Derrick Patterson has been remanded to Grenada’s Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill when he appeared in court Monday to face a charge of possession of Cocaine. Demerara Waves Online News understands that the former student of St. Agnes Primary School once sported dreadlocks. He had long been targeted by drug ...

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Maryann Daby charged with attempted murder

Maryann Daby was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of attempting to murder a police constable. She was refused bail and remanded to prison until May 23, 2018, despite claims of several loopholes in the case against the businesswoman. She is the daughter of Paul Daby Snr.who had been arrested several times in recent years for a number of offences police ...

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Prison officers to be punished for ‘prison party’ as probe intensifies to identify smuggler of liquor into New Amsterdam Prison

Prisoners at the New Amsterdam Prison, who held a prison party on Sunday- Mothers Day- drinking Ciroc vodka and Hennessy cognac, have told investigators that the bottles of pricey liquor were smuggled into the jail yard on a Town Council tractor. The Ministry of Public Security said a phone used by an inmate to post the drinking spree on Facebook has ...

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