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Murder trial of Bartica massacre accused continues

The trial for three remaining accused in the Bartica massacre began on Wednesday morning with the prosecution’s address to the Jury. Prosecutor Diana Kawlesar in her address reread the charge, which states that on February 17, 2008, when persons engrossed in the 20/20 Cricket games, heavily armed gunmen drew their boats ashore and opened fire. The men then made their ...

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Shot robbery suspect taken to court on stretcher

An 18-year-old appeared in court on a stretcher on Tuesday afternoon, and was charged with robbery under arms, gun and ammo possession, and for firing shots at a policeman. The first charge against Mark Anthony is that on September 26, 2016 at Georgetown, he discharged a loaded firearm at Roger Pilgrim. This he did with intent to maim, disfigure or ...

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Industrial Estate bond thief jailed

A security guard, who said he stole over a half million Guyana dollars  in items from an Industrial Estate bond because he wanted them at his home, will be spending nine months in prison although he begged for a light sentence The allegation against Omand Hussain is that between December 1, 2015 and September 29, 2016, at Ruimveldt, Georgetown he ...

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Two charged in connection with return of stolen cameras to Stabroek News photographer

Two men were Tuesday grantedGYD$50,000 bail for allegedly taking money from Stabroek News photographer, Keno George under the guise of helping recover his stolen camera. Police alleged that Jevon Patterson and Romel Guttery on October 19, 2016 at Camp St. Georgetown, corruptly obtained GYD$50,000 from George, on account of helping him recover his stolen camera. George, another photographer, Terrence Thompson, along ...

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Bees force adjournment of Georgetown Magistrates’ Court; several persons stung

A swarm of bees invaded a section of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court Tuesday morning, causing all courtrooms to be locked down with members of the public inside. The insects, which were housed in a tree behind Court One facing Brickdam, were disturbed by several men doing maintenance works close by. As the doors of  Court Two were shut, the magistrate, attorneys, ...

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Truck driver guilty of causing death of cyclist

Truck driver Roopnarine Hardiwar, who was on trial for killing a pedal cyclist, was Monday sentenced to three years in prison after the Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan relied on the scientific evidence presented instead of inconsistent accounts by several witnesses. Hardiwar appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Monday, where he was told that the court finds sufficient circumstantial evidence ...

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Alleged male, female car hijackers charged

A man and a woman have been remanded after appearing before Magistrate Leron Daly for robbing another man of his car, phone and cash. It is alleged that on October 26, 2016 at Diamond, East Bank Demerara Robert Beckles and Sharda Thomas robbed Lakeram Budurgh of one Toyota Premio motor car valued GYD$3 million, one Blu cellular phone worth GYD$15,000 ...

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Alleged East Bank Demerara robber remanded

A labourer is now on remand after appearing in court on Monday on two counts of robbery under arms. The first allegation against Ron Simmons is that on May 3, 2015 at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara he, being in the company of others and armed with a gun, robbed Valdes Nickram of GYD$100,000 cash, four cellular phones (GYD$140,000), three ...

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Several Latinos, Guyanese on immigration, forgery charges

Four Latin Americans and a Guyanese appeared in court on Friday on separate charges of forgery and overstaying time in Guyana. A guilty plea was entered for Cuban male named Alberto Rodrigues Costas. It is alleged that between April 30, 2016 and July 29, 2016, in Georgetown, Costas failed to comply with any conditions of a permit granted to him, ...

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Female prison officer said marijuana she allegedly smuggled into jail was “biscuits and medications,”

“Don’t open the bag; don’t do that to me a get two lil children to mine,”- female prisoner A female prison officer who allegedly caught smuggling marijuana into the New Amsterdam Prison had unsuccessfully begged one of her colleagues not to squeal on her because she has two young children. When a bag containing the parcels of ganja, 35-year old ...

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