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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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Is anyone offering to surrender State assets? “These are matters under consideration”- SARA Chief

Former government officials, who have stolen State assets, can strike a deal to return those properties but, the Director of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), Professor Clive Thomas on Monday stopped short of saying if anyone has offered to return assets voluntarily. Noting that under the State Assets Recovery Act empowers the Director could exercise his discretion to seek ...

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GRA official laments failure to enforce anti-corruption laws

Deputy Head of Legal Services at the Guyana Revenue Authority, Lancelot Wills on Monday lamented the poor enforcement of anti-corruption laws. “It’s not for the paucity of laws that we fail so miserably on the various metric and scales of anti-corruption. It’s for the lack of enforcement,” he said at the opening of an anti-corruption training seminar for GRA staff, ...

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Transparency Institute complains to SARA about signing bonus

The State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has received a compliant from the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI) about the US$18 million ExxonMobil signing bonus, but investigations are not expected shortly because the agency is conducting a number of other probes, SARA Director, Professor Clive Thomas said. There is lingering controversy about whether the signing bonus should have been deposited ...

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