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New York court jails Guyanese man for nearly beheading wife in Queens

(DNAInfo).-QUEENS, NEW YORK — A man who attacked his wife last December on a Richmond Hill street, nearly decapitating her with a kitchen knife, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prem Rampersaud, 51, who lived in Guyana but was temporarily staying with a friend in South Jamaica, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in ...

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Man jailed for damaging Minister Harmon’s house

A man, who admitted to damaging Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s house, was Wednesday sentenced to six months imprisonment. Thirty year old Samuel Greene of Guyhoc Park admitted to committing the offence at Harmon’s property. The unrepresented man stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court where the charge read that on September 15 at Guyhoc Park, he ...

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Glass technician, who swallowed cocaine, jailed

Thirty eight year old glass technician Julius Watkins pleaded guilty to having 960 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that between September 12-15 at the Georgetown Public Hospital and Woodlands Hospital he excreted 114 “round-like”  objects. Facts surrounding the matter states that ...

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Queensway guard charged with stealing cash from New Thriving Restaurant

A 29- year old security guard attached to Queensway Security Force was Monday morning placed on GYD$60,000 bail after being charged for break and entry and larceny. Travis Reynolds of 30 Graham’s Street Plasiance East Coast Demerara stood before City Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied the allegation that on September 9,2017 at Main Street Georgetown he broke and enter the ...

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Justice system must treat persons vulnerable to discrimination fairly- President of Caribbean Court of Justice

The President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron has called on the justice system across the region to ensure that persons, who are vulnerable to discrimination, are treated fairly. In his examination of Judicial Attitudes and HIV and AIDS within the context of positioning the judiciary to effectively contribute to ending AIDS by 2030, Sir Dennis ...

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Former Magistrate slapped with two additional traffic charges

Former Traffic Court Magistrate and Attorney-at-law Chandra Sohan on Friday appeared at the Ablion Magistrate Court and was slapped with two additional charges after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol last month. The charges read by Magistrate Renita Singh stated that on Friday 4th August, on the Williamsburg Corentyne Public road, Sohan drove motor car PJJ 6060 ...

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Granger “respects” and will consider High Court ruling on GECOM Chairmanship

President David Granger will be considering a High Court ruling in determining who should be appointed the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from the list of six nominees submitted by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, government said Thursday. “The President respects the ruling of the court in this matter and has no intention of stepping outside of the ...

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“Big Head” charged with the murder of 18 month old niece

A 20-year old man, who allegedly tossed his 18-month old niece out of the window and buried her body in a swampy area of Sophia, Greater Georgetown during an attempt to steal her earrings, was Tuesday charged with murder. Sherwin “Big Head” Roberts,an unemployed of 68 ‘A’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was not required to plea to the indictable charge ...

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Drunken policeman who struck down pedestrian fined

A drunken policeman, who hit down a pedestrian, was Tuesday  fined GYD$7,500 after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. Constable Satrohan Gowkarran’s driver’s licence was also endorsed as a notation that it was the first such offence for which he has been convicted , the Guyana Police Force said. He appeared before Magistrate Roshell Liverpool at ...

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Corentyne mason slapped with murder charge

  A Williamsburg, Corentyne mason added murder to his rap-sheet after he was slapped with the charged today at the Reliance Magistrate Court. Forty four-year-old Ivor Thom of Lot 16A’ Williamsburg was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it read to him by Magistrate Renita Singh. He was not represented by an attorney-at-law. The court heard that ...

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