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Guyana’s Attorney General criticises CCJ decision, says it ignores public interest

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams on Thursday slammed the Caribbean Court of Justice- Guyana’s final appeal court- for striking out a request by the State to hear an appeal although the stipulated deadline had passed. CCJ President, Justice Dennis Byron has dismissed the request to hear an appeal against the Trinidad-based company, DIPCON Engineering, and has ...

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Cease comments on the High Court challenge to the GECOM Chairman’s appointment

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire Thursday urged lawyers for both sides in a case challenging the constitutionality of the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to stop expressing opinions in the media about the matter. She asked the parties to cease “trying the case in the court of public opinion”. Her call was issued before she set ...

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PPP’s GECOM Chairmanship case “irrelevant, speculative, malicious, frivolous and vexatious”- Solicitor General; Aubrey Norton, Anil Nandlall at odds

Government wants the High Court to dismiss a case by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) aimed at quashing the appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Among the grounds cited by Solicitor General, Kim Kyte is that President David Granger was not obliged to accept one of Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s 18 ...

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Berbice goldsmith sentenced to 21 years for killing friend he owed

A 40-year-old Berbice goldsmith, who was on trial at the Berbice High Court for the murder of his friend, was Wednesday sentenced to 21 years imprisonment after a mixed jury found him guilty of the lesser count of manslaughter. Deon Sunthgolam of Canefield, East Canje Berbice was on trial for the murder of  62-year-old Terrence “Skatchy” Mc Lean of Lot ...

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No jail for “low-level” drug offenders, possessors of small ganja amounts–prison riot inquiry recommends

The Commission of Inquiry into the 2015 fiery disturbances at the Georgetown Prison that killed 17 prisoner has recommended that no one should be jailed for possession of drugs including small amounts of marijuana for personal use, but Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams said Cabinet has not yet considered that aspect of the report. The Report ...

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Reporters threatened again as Berbice trio returns to court on more armed robbery charges

The lives and safety of four media operatives were earlier Wednesday threatened once more as three Berbice men returned to court to face several charges for robbery under arms. The trio- 18-year-old Peter Baker, 22-year-old Leroy Guevara and 28-year-old Aubrey Grant- were further remanded by Magistrate Renita Singh at the Reliance Magistrate Court after they were not required to plea ...

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Husband, wife charged with exporting raw gold

A husband and wife charged with allegedly exporting GYD$14.6 million worth raw gold without a licence were Monday granted self-bail. They are 47-seven year old Shazam Khan and 45-year old Bibi Khan of Lot 3 Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan, tbey pleaded not guilty to the charge. She released them on their own recognisance ...

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Carpenter charged with murder of Corentyne mason

Twenty-nine year-old Vijai Rigbaran was Monday charged with the murder of a Williamsburg, Corentyne mason at the Albion Magistrate Court. The father of two was not required to plea to the indictable charge read by Magistrate Renita Singh. The court heard that the accused between Tuesday 10th October and Sunday 29th October, 2017 at Williamsburg, Corentyne, he murdered 54-year-old Mohammed ...

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