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DPP orders High Court for murder-accused Marcus Bisram

Almost one week after the lower court effectively freed murder accused, Marcus Bisram, Bisram was Monday committed to stand trial for the indictable offence. Whim Magistrate, Renita Singh had twice found that there had been insufficient evidence during the preliminary inquiry for Bisram to stand trial by a High Court judge and jury. He was released on March 30 and ...

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GHRA calls for hundreds of prisoners to be released

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling on authorities to send home hundreds of prisoners to help ease overcrowding as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. “These recommendations are also made in light of the very limited medical services currently available in the prisons, where not even the services of the medex are available ...

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Marcus Bisram freed of murder charge three months after extradition from US

Marcus Bisram, the Guyana-born American, who was extradited to Guyana to answer a murder charge, was Monday freed because the Magistrates’ Court found that there was no evidence on which to convict him. Defence Lawyer, Sanjeev Datadin confirmed that Magistrate Renita Singh “upheld my no case submissions” during the preliminary inquiry to determine whether there was sufficient evidence for him ...

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PPP applicant in election court cases commits suicide

Reaz Holladar—the little-known driver of former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, whose name rose to prominence in a number of election court cases in recent weeks—early Saturday morning shot himself dead. “Investigations so far revealed that the victim reportedly shot himself in the head with a handgun in the presence of his spouse and a security ...

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Updated: Bartica woman axed to death at airstrip; husband found with self-inflicted wounds

A 37-year-old woman was chopped to death with an axe at the Bartica airstrip and her husband has since been arrested with severe self-inflicted wounds, police said. The dead woman, who was a teacher, has been identified as Natoya Speede. Her husband, who was hospitalised at the Bartica Hospital under police guard,  is Orin King. The Region Seven Divisional Police ...

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Jealous businessman allegedly kills Linden couple

A Linden businessman is a prime suspect in the killing of his ex-partner and her partner at her home Wednesday night, police said. Dead are 49-year-old Imogene Gordon of 117 Prosville Housing Scheme, Wismar, Linden and 43-year old Royston John, a carpenter of Prosville Housing Scheme, Wismar, Linden and Kildonan Village, Corentyne, Berbice. A knife suspected to be the murder ...

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PPP election commissioners to boycott GECOM meetings until court cases end

The three pro-People’s Progressive Party (PPP) election commissioners Saturday night vowed to boycott all meetings of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) until the court rules on whether the Region Four election results must be verified before they are declared. “We will not respond to any such or further invitations from the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield or Chairman of Guyana ...

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Protester shot dead while chopping policemen in Guyana post-election violence

A protester at Cotton Tree Public Road, West Coast Berbice, was shot dead by police after he was seen chopping two other policemen who fled after their ammunition ran out while trying to disperse People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters angered at the declaration of unverified results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). “The ranks were then attacked by a group of men ...

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