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UPDATED: Barry Dataram caught in Suriname

by Ivan Cairo Self-confessed Guyanese drug lord Barry Dataram was caught Friday afternoon by police in neighboring Suriname. Acting on a tip a police squad raided a home in Latour, south of the capital Paramaribo where the fugitive was hiding. He was nabbed along with his common-law wife ,Anjanie Boodnaraine by Suriname’s Special SWAT Team. He and Boodnaraine fled Guyana ...

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Man remanded to prison for 26.5 grammes of ganja

26.5 grams of cannabis on Friday landed a man back in prison after he made an appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman. It is alleged that on October 12, 2016 at Robb Street, Elijah Malali had 26.5 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. He pleaded not guilty. In her attempt at a bail application for her ...

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Man allegedly robbed woman after she withdrew money from city bank

A father of two is now on remand after appearing before Magistrate Judy Latchman on counts of robbery under arms and possession of gun and ammo. The charge against Neil Semple is that on September 30, 2016, at Eccles East Bank Demerara, he robbed Rita Arkhan of one Apple I-Phone valued at $100,000, GYD$700,000 in cash, and other items all ...

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WESTFORD FRAUD TRIAL: Ministry of the Presidency’s Chief Accountant unaware of GYD$600 million worth of evaluations

by Abigail Semple A trial into the alleged theft of more than GYD$600 million from the Guyana government on Thursday heard the Chief Accountant testofy that he recognised the signature of then Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford on documents requesting monies for various evaluations between August, 2011 and April, 2015 that might not have been held. Chief Accountant within the Ministry of ...

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Young woman accused of burning down house in Mahdia

A 25-year-old mother of one was on Thursday remanded to prison after she appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman on $2.9M arson and property damage charges. It is alleged that on October 9, 2016 at 7 Miles Mahadia, Naomi Williams unlawfully and maliciously set fire to a house valued at $1.6M, property of Phillip Narine. In the process, Williams also caused ...

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Cubans held with bogus immigration stamps in passport

by Abigail Semple City Magistrate Judy Latchman on Tuesday ordered three Cubans to post bail at GYD 80,000 each after they appeared in court on fraud charges. It is alleged that on October 9, 2016, at Moleson Creek, Corenteyne, Guyana with intent to defraud, Osmel Guirola-Aboscol, Andy Perez Rodriguez, and Alain Perez Rodriguez each uttered to Police Constable 22400 Carol ...

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Alleged GYD$10 million fraudulent land sale in court

by Abigail Semple A 41-year-old man was on Tuesday handed down a bail order in the sum of GYD$1.5 million  after allegedly committing a GYD$10 million fraud. The charge against Rajesh Tahadeo is that on September 7, 2015, at Georgetown, he conspired with another person to commit a felony; that is to say, obtaining money by false pretense. Tahadeo had ...

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Father of five charged with stealing household items

A father of five has been remanded to prison, after appearing in court for stealing household items worth GYD$740,000. It is alleged that on October 5, 2016 at Sheriff and Enachu Streets, Section K Campbellville, Keon Crandon broke and entered the dwelling home of Diana Panday and stole items which included three gas bottles (GYD$20,000), a four-burner gas stove (GYD$50,000), ...

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Man jailed for fraudulent conversion after selling AC Units

A nine-month sentence was on Monday handed down to a man for stealing Air Conditioning (AC) units. The charge against Gangadeen Mahase is that between January 11, 2016 and January 26, 2016 he fraudulently converted three AC units valued at $582,921, property of Rajeshwar Singh. Mahase pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Leron ...

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Man jailed for stabbing boy

A 31-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to 9 months in prison after appearing in court for stabbing an 11-year-old boy. The charge against Carl Anderson Braithwaite is that on September 15, 2016 at Avenue if the Republic, he stabbed the Virtual Complainant (VC), thereby causing actual bodily harm. When it was read to him, the defendant pleaded guilty. According to ...

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