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Transgender woman appears in ‘unisex’ clothing at Court after warned by Magistrate

A transgender woman, Ronnel Trotman known as Petronella, was yesterday granted entry in the courtroom of city magistrate Dylon Bess, when she presented herself in ‘unisex’ clothing as requested by that magistrate who refused to hear her matter late January as she was dressed in female attire. Petronella was physically assaulted by a known acquaintance last year. The matter was reported ...

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Gay rights groups lodge appeal to Chancellor against magistrate denying trans-women in Court

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), and the Guyana Trans United (GTU) this morning wrote to Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh concerning the actions of city magistrate Dylon Bess who, on multiple occasions, has barred transgender women, denying recognition of their gender identity in his court. This complaint was sparked by a refusal of Bess to hear ...

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Essequibo man, reported to US Embassy as terrorist, granted $400,000 bail for ammo possession

A 20-year-old Essequibo man was today placed on $400,000 bail by city magistrate Leron Daly for illegal possession of ammunition. The court heard that Ishan Alli of Riverstown, Essequibo was a victim of rumours spread against his family by a man who once dated his cousin. Alli’s lawyer, Jerome Khan, told the court the cousin’s former lover had made malicious ...

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Armed robbery duo get three and four years, respectively, for $96,000 heist

Two men were handed sentences of three and four years imprisonment, respectively, by city magistrate Dylon Bess for the 2016 armed robbery of Sherlyn Martindale. Greaves received a three year sentence, while Carrington, who was not present in court, was given four years. The two men were last year remanded for robbing Martindale of a quantity of items, including a cellphone, ...

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Businessman in Tucville bridge fatal shooting to stand trial for murder

City magistrate Dylon Bess has ruled a prima facie case has been established against Robert Benn, the businessman whose matter has been famously known as the Tucville bridge fatal shooting. Magistrate Bess said Benn will stand trial in the High Court in April 2017. 24-year-old Colin Perreira, of Kitty, was shot and killed last year, and his 22-year-old girlfriend Gail-Ann ...

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Man gets 5 years prison, $237million court fine for 194lbs cocaine in fish

Kapil Haresh Thakurian, 32-years-old, from Enmore/Foulis, East Coast Demerara was today sentenced to five years in prison, and fined $237million for possession of some 194 lbs of cocaine found in fish at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Thakurian was sentenced today by City Magistrate Leron Daly. Thakurian was charged last August and pleaded not guilty to the charge. When Thakurian ...

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Professor Mars murder accused stabbed at Georgetown Magistrate Courts

A prisoner was today stabbed at the Georgetown Magistrate Courts, just a few minutes after police locked down the prisoner holding area and instituted a search on all inmates because of another knife-possession matter earlier this morning. The victim, 18-year-old Timothy Paul Chance, is one of the accused in the murder of Professor Perry Mars. Chance is believed to have ...

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Bartica Massacre: two sentenced to death by hanging, one acquitted but remains remanded

Mark Royden Williams called ‘Durant’ and ‘Smallie’, one of the accused in the Bartica Massacre, was tonight sentenced to death by hanging before Justice Roxanne George after a 12-member jury returned seven guilty verdicts for murder, and five guilty verdicts for manslaughter. Dennis Williams, called ‘Anaconda’, was also sentenced to death by hanging after seven guilty verdicts for murder were ...

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Prosecution ‘mistakenly’ throws out attempted murder charge against one of Tower Hotel robbers

Howard Vasconcellos

A charge of attempted murder which was today dropped against 21-year-old Jason Howard was later re-instated after police prosecution mistakenly dropped the wrong charge. Police prosecutor Deniro Jones had told the court earlier this morning the Director of Public Prosecution advised the two attempted murder charges be dropped against Howard, and his companion 23-year-old Curtis Vasconcellos. The first attempted murder ...

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December 2023