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City Council challenges Local Govt Commission’s refusal to approve appointment of top officials

The Georgetown City Council is challenging the legality of a decision by the Local Government Commission (LGC) to refuse to appoint six officers of the city government’s administration although it had been given the right to advertise, interview and select persons  a committee had deemed fit for the positions. In court papers seen by News-Talk  Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/ Demerara ...

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Parika fuel dealer’s killer gets 70 years in prison

Following a guilty verdict by the jury in relation to the April 30, 2016 murder of Parika, East Bank Essequibo businessman, Mr Seeram Singh, convicted killer Curt Thomas has been sentenced to 70 years’ in prison for the crime. The custodial sentence was handed down on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by Justice Navindra Singh during a Zoom hearing at the ...

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“Yankee” found guilty of murdering Parika fuel dealer

Following a guilty verdict by the jury in relation to the April 30, 2016 murder of Parika, East Bank Essequibo businessman, Mr Seeram Singh, convicted killer Curt Thomas has been further remanded to prison pending sentencing. The verdict was handed down on Thursday, November 05, 2020 before Justice Navindra Singh. No date has been fixed for sentencing. At the commencement ...

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Contractor in 2016 driveway shooting pleads guilty to manslaughter, attempted murder; jailed for 6 years

Robert Benn, a contractor, who was charged with fatally shooting a man and who was attempting to turn his vehicle around using his bridge was brought before High Court Judge Navindra Singh on Tuesday, November 03, 2020. Benn was indicted on two charges by State Prosecutors Tuanna Hardy and Tyra Bakker. He was charged with the August 23, 2016 murder ...

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Farmer, who allegedly stole police force handgun, on bail

A farmer of Springlands, Corriverton, Berbice, who allegedly stole a handgun and ammunition belonging to the Guyana Police Force, has been granted bail. He is 26-year old Symeon “Burn Hand” Lynch of Hazel Street, Springlands. Police  say that on October 28 at Number 76 Village, Springlands, Corriverton, Berbice, he robbed Shibike Calder and Anette Mckenzie of: one  Samsung A20 cellphone ...

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Neesa Goopaul’s killers complain of severe sentence, prejudicial evidence in effort to quash murder conviction

Bibi Goopaul, who along with her former lover, Jarvis Small were sentenced to 102- and 96-years’ imprisonment respectively for the 2010 murder of her 16-year-old daughter Ms Neesa Gopaul, on Friday asked the Court of Appeal to quash their conviction. Hearing the case were Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Justices of Appeal Dawn Gregory and Rishi Persaud. ...

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DPP withdraws private criminal charges against Lowenfield, Mingo, Lawrence; concerns raised about govt MP as prosecutor

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Hack has withdrawn the private criminal charges against Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield, Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo and Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda Lawrence. Defence Counsel Nigel Hughes confirmed that the DPP’s decision is based on the fact that the police have since instituted similar charges against Though  ...

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Suspected toy gun attacker at Chief Justice’s residence on eve of elections petition case management; govt beefs up security amid political brouhaha

A man allegedly attacked two police security guards at the home of Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire Wednesday afternoon with what seemed to be a toy gun,a  day before she is due to hold a case management conference for the two elections petition by the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC). The Guyana government has since announced that ...

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DPP withdraws Law Books theft charge against Nandall

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack has withdrawn a charge against Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Mr Anil Nandlall for the alleged theft of over $2 million in Commonwealth Law Reports from the State of Guyana. Mr Nandlall, who was charged back in 2017, had been on trial for the offence of Larceny by Bailee before Senior Magistrate ...

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Trial resumes for businessman, employee accused of Robb St. triple murder

The trial of city businessman, 75-year-old Mr Ganga Krishna and his employee, who are accused of the November 2014 alleged murders of Mr Randolph Thomas and his two teenage daughters, restarted on Monday, October 05, 2020 before Justice Brassington Reynolds and a 12 person jury. Mr Krishna, along with his 27-year-old employee Mr Avishkar Kissoon were first brought before a ...

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