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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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Ruling looms for businessman, accomplice charged in triple murder

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan has set January 31 for ruling on murder accused, 72-year-old businessman Ganga Krishna, and his employee 24-year-old Avishkar Kissoon. The men were charged in the November 2014 Robb Street fatal fire which claimed the lives of 15-year-old Theresa Rozario, and her 12-year-old sister Feresa Rozario. Both girls were burnt to death after the early morning fire ...

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Ministry of Presidency’s scholarship award to CH&PA official raises serious questions

The Ministry of the Presidency has granted a scholarship for a senior official of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to study in Korea at a time when there is a probe into alleged payroll fraud, according to official documents. Board members and the management team have been warned that the CH&PA and Guyana could face “unnecessary embarrassment” and ...

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Gold miner dies as a result of stabbing; suspect arrested

A pork-knocker (small gold miner)  early Sunday died a short while after he was stabbed following an argument, and the suspected perpetrator has since been arrested, police said Dead is 38-year old Robert ‘Bobby’ Perreira of Kumaka, Moruca, North West District. Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram said the homicide stemmed from an argument during a drinking spree. Investigations so far ...

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Privilege night club manager fined $15,000 for overstaying time

Andre Nicholas Rodgeford, 40, who resides at Tower Suites, Main Street, and manages Privilege Night Club, was today ordered to pay a $15,000 fine by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for overstaying his time. Andre, a Trinidad and Tobago national, plead guilty to the charge that between January 5 and January 9, 2017 he failed to comply with the conditions of ...

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Woman, who received presidential pardon, back in court

Just one year after being pardoned by President David Granger, 26-year-old Tiffany Peters has found herself yet again before the court. Peters, a former cashier attached to the Magistrates Court, today reappeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for stealing money from the court. It is alleged that between January 12, 2012 and august 7, 2012, Peters stoke $1.1million from the ...

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Four detained for multi-million dollar NIS robbery

Four persons, including employees of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), have been detained in connection with a multi-million dollar burglary at that Social Security entity’s Pouderoyen branch, West Bank Demerara. More than GYD$4 million were carted off from a safe that was blow-torched by the robbers. A revolver was stolen from one of the guards on duty, police were told. ...

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