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Annandale man breaks-down after sentenced to prison for illegal gun, ammo

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today handed down a 18 month prison sentence with a $60,000 fine for illegal gun and ammunition possession against an Annandale, East Coast Demerara man. 30-year-old Delson Wayne, a Mason by profession and no stranger to the law, was arrested last October and charged for the illegal gun and ammunition possession. He has been on remand ...

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‘Robbie’ charged for murder of teen outside Rio Night Club

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today remanded a former police officer for the murder of 19-year-old Ryan Sergeant, known as Harry, who was gunned down outside the Rio Night Club last September. 35-year-old murder accused, Lloyd Roberts known as Robbie, was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that on September 26 last year, he murdered 19-year-old Sergeant. Roberts ...

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Court fines Kwame McCoy $20,000 for assaulting Mark Benschop, other charges dismissed

Former presidential liaison officer and well-known People’s Progressive Party (PPP) activist, Kwame McCoy, was today fined $20,000 or one month imprisonment by city magistrate, Anette Singh, for unlawfully assaulting social and political activist Mark Benschop in 2011 in the height of that year’s election. McCoy had two other charges against him, larceny and damage to property, which were dismissed today, ...

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Transgender assault victim barred from entering court as Magistrate dismisses case

City Magistrate Dylon Bess, this morning, dismissed a physical assault case where transgender woman, Ronnel Trotman known as Petronella, was the victim. Bess, before handing down his decision, asked the public to leave the courtroom. Just as the assault victim, Petronella, was entering the court, she was barred by the court’s officers. The decision was read in her absence. Petronella ...

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Court rules Canadian teen charged with cocaine possession unfit for trial

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today granted $200,000 bail to a Canadian teen charged recently for possession of a large quantity of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The teen, Anastasia LaRose, was today handed over to the custody of her grandmother, a psychiatric nurse, after LaRose had undergone a psychiatric evaluation while remanded. The chief magistrate was satisfied there ...

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DeAbreu St businessman charged for misusing money for Tacoma truck, motorbike gear

A DeAbreu Street businessman was today charged with three counts of fraudulent conversion by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for illegally using some $7.4million intended for purchasing a Toyota Tacoma truck, and some motorbike gear. The businessman, 25-year-old Nyron Maraj, was represented by attorney Everton Singh-Lammy who told the court his client operates a vehicle body work shop. Maraj plead not ...

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US DEA names Guyanese held in US$17 million cocaine haul

Four Guyanese, who were caught aboard a St. Vincent-registered fishing vessel with more than US$70 million worth of cocaine, are due to return to a United States Virgin Islands court on Wednesday for a detention hearing. Mohamed Nazim Hoseain,64,  Richard La Cruz,49,  Neville Jeffrey,68, and 30-year old Mark Anthony Williams were held aboard the Lady Michelle on February 16, 2017 ...

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