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Nothing wrong with judges making decisions during pre-retirement leave- Chief Justice

There is nothing unusual about a retiring Chief Justice or any judge making decisions during their pre-retirement leave in cases that would have been heard before them in the Courts. This is according to statements made by sitting Chief Justice (ag) Yonnette Cummings-Edwards who explained that the practice has been employed by Judges in the past. The comments come after ...

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Businesswoman charged with trafficking her niece

A businesswoman was Monday arraigned for allegedly trafficking her niece twice and she was granted more than GYD$500,000 bail. The prosecution’s facts are that 43-year old Joyce Lawrence of Track “X” Plantation Grove, East Bank Demerara trafficked in a person- her niece who was a minor- between December 12 and 14, 2014 at Samatta Point, by means of a threat. ...

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Supreme Court Marshall charged with causing death by dangerous driving

A Senior Supreme Court Marshall was Wednesday charged with causing death by dangerous driving and he was granted GYD$800,000 bail. Patrick Higgins of 627 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. His lawyer, Roger Yearwood, succeeded in having the bail reduced from GYD$1 ...

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Former cop charged with murder of wife

Former Guyana Police Force Sergeant Colin Bailey was Wednesday arraigned for the alleged murder of his common-law wife, Surmattie “Savita’ Ramnaress almost three years ago. Police said Bailey of 63 Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara murdered the woman between August 30 and 31, 2013 at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. He was not required to plea to the indictable charge that ...

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Gold Board employee accused of stealing gold bar

An employee of the Guyana Gold Board , who allegedly stole one gold bar worth GYD$2.1 million from the entity, was Monday granted GYD$200,000 bail. Ronald Singh, 30, of 161 Hibiscus Avenue, Eccles, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge that he stole the bar of the precious yellow metal weighing eight ounces, nine grams. The gold was ...

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High Court ruling forces ministers Scott, Felix absence from National Assembly

Government Ministers, Keith Scott and Winston Felix were absent from the National Assembly on Monday in keeping with a High Court ruling that found that they were elected members and could not sit in the House as un-elected/ technocratic members. House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland told the House that Minister of Immigration and Citizenship, Winston Felix and Junior Minister of ...

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PPP activists charged in connection with throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

A former Guyana presidential spokesman was among three persons arraigned for the throwing of a bowl of faeces on newspaper columnist and political activist, Freddie Kissoon six years ago. Kwame Mc Coy, a Central Committee member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), pleaded not guilty to the offence and he was granted GYD$100,000 bail. Mc Coy is a ...

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Guyanese woman sentenced in five-state gift card scheme

(THE SARATOGIAN) A Guyanese woman will serve more than six years in prison after she and others used counterfeit credit cards to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of gift cards from grocery stores, including some in Saratoga County. Georgette Jackman, age 37, a Guyanese citizen and a former resident of Brooklyn, was sentenced Thursday in federal court to serve ...

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High Court rules that ministers Scott, Felix cannot sit in National Assembly

The High Court Friday ruled that two government ministers – Keith Scott and Winston Felix- could not sit in the National Assembly as un-elected members or technocrats because they are on the list of elected candidates for the coalition. “They are elected members of the National Assembly since you vote for a list. When seats were allocated, they were allocated ...

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Immigration officers, security officer charged in connection with cocaine discovery at JFK Airport

Three Guyana immigration officers and a female security officer were Friday arraigned in connection with the discovery of a 1.3 kilogrammes of cocaine on a Dynamic Airways aircraft in New York. They pleaded guilty and were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan until March 10, 2016 for report. Those charged are University of Guyana International Relations student ...

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December 2023