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Man jailed for fraudulent conversion after selling AC Units

A nine-month sentence was on Monday handed down to a man for stealing Air Conditioning (AC) units. The charge against Gangadeen Mahase is that between January 11, 2016 and January 26, 2016 he fraudulently converted three AC units valued at $582,921, property of Rajeshwar Singh. Mahase pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Leron ...

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Crum-Ewing’s parents upping pressure for fresh probe, new trial

Almost one month after a man was freed of the murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, due to insufficient evidence, his parents on Monday picketed outside the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers to press demands for a fresh probe and trial. They are calling on acting Police Commissioner, David Ramnaraine  to conduct a fresh and thorough probe and for the ...

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Man jailed for stabbing boy

A 31-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to 9 months in prison after appearing in court for stabbing an 11-year-old boy. The charge against Carl Anderson Braithwaite is that on September 15, 2016 at Avenue if the Republic, he stabbed the Virtual Complainant (VC), thereby causing actual bodily harm. When it was read to him, the defendant pleaded guilty. According to ...

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Barbadian passenger held allegedly with cocaine strapped to body

Guyanese anti-narcotics police said a Barbadian young man was caught with almost one kilogramme of cocaine strapped to his body. Police said the 22-year old man was held at about 1:15 PM at the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport while he was an outgoing passenger. The estimated 914 grammes of cocaine, investigators said, were found strapped to his legs. Several Guyanese ...

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Alleged door thieves granted bail

Two men and a woman on Friday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan for allegedly stealing the doors off of another woman’s house. The allegation against Swine Evans, Ron Nurse, and Kimise Cameron is that on October 3, 2016, at Providence East Bank Demerara, they stole six pine doors – valued at GYD$77,000, property of Deomattie Seetaram. During the ...

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Alleged unlicensed motorcyclist charged with causing death

A 27-year-old man on Friday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for causing the death of a woman by dangerous driving, along with four other related charges. It is alleged that on June 20,2016  at Houston Public Road, Melroy Barnwell drove motorcycle CG 8485 in a manner that was dangerous, thereby causing the death of Paulette Josiah. Barnwell has also been ...

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Gold miner jailed for 3 kilo ganja haul

A miner on Thursday received a four year prison sentence along with an over GYD$5M fine for ganja possession. It was alleged that on June 22, 2016, at Norton St. Georgetown, Otis Halley had in his possession 3.832 kgs of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The charge was first read to the 47-year-old on June 24, 2016 and he was ...

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Teenage boy’s mother fined, jailed for cocaine in his suitcase handles

The mother, who was on trial for cocaine in her teenage son’s suitcase handles, has been fine $2.7M and sentenced to three years imprisonment. Cora Towler appeared late Wednesday afternoon before Magistrate Leron Daly, where she changed her initial not guilty plea to guilty. The woman changed her plea after almost all the evidence had been tendered against her in ...

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Police testing guns seized during murder probe

Police are conducting ballistic tests on two handguns and ammunition that were found in the possession of a labourer during a murder probe, and he has since been remanded on charges of gun and ammo possession. It is alleged that on September 30, 2016, at 70 Hadfield St. Georgetown, Jermaine Flavius had in his possession a .32 Taurus Pistol without ...

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