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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 rejects Royston King legal challenge, moves ahead with parking meter case

Justice Brassington Reynolds ruled this afternoon against an application made by Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King disputing the High Court’s power to continue hearing legal challenges against the parking meter regime. The Court can now move ahead with the challenge brought by Mohendra Arjune, who is represented by Attorney Kamal Ramkarran. Additionally, Justice Reynolds heard another request today, which would ...

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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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East Canje nurse remanded for 6 kilos marijuana

An East Canje woman, who was arrested with her daughter recently for 6 kilogrammes and 216 grammes of cannabis for the trafficking, was today charged and remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan until March 8. Suzette Samantha LaFleur, represented by attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that she had the quantity of marijuana in her ...

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Port Kaituma man remanded for illegal gun, ammo

A Port Kaituma man was today charged and remanded until May 9 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for illegal firearm and ammo possession. The charge against 25-year-old Carryl Price read that on February 23, at Port Kaituma, he had the weapon with matching ammo in his possession, without being the holder of a firearm license. The court heard Prince is ...

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