UG bomb threat student granted $10,000 high court bail

After almost two weeks of being on remand, the female University of Guyana student accused of misusing a telecommunication device in relation to the bomb threat made against UG was today released on $10,000 high court bail. Sheneza Jafarally, 25, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, was granted her pre-trial liberty after her lawyer, Latchmie […]

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Ex-con to stand High Court trial for murder of ‘Saga’

A city Magistrate yesterday committed an ex-convict to stand trial at the High Court for the murder of Godfrey Scipio called ‘Saga’, who was shot as he was exiting a Kitty, Georgetown hotel. Aubrey Bobb, 28, of Kitty, Georgetown, was charged with the murder of Scipio which occured on October 12, 2017, at David Street, […]

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‘Smallie’, ‘Catty’ found not guilty of ‘Mango Man’ murder

Convicted mass killer, Royden Williams, called, ‘Smallie’, and Sherwin Nero, called, ‘Catty’ or ‘Pussy’ were both found not guilty of the murder of businessman, Kumar Singh. The verdict was handed down this afternoon by a 12-member mixed jury before whom the two had been on trial. It was alleged that on August 30, 2007, in […]

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Duo charged with murder of Samatta Point handyman

Days after a Samatta Point, Grove, East Bank Demerara handyman was found dead with a wound to the lower abdomen, two men were this morning charged for allegedly murdering him. The men, Heeman Gocool and Khemraj Persaud, both appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. They were not required to plead to […]

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March 7 trial for Muslim scholar accused of raping 9 boys

Neezam Ali, the Muslim scholar who is accused of raping nine boys who took Quran and Arabic lessons from him, was this morning informed by the High Court that his trial will commence on March 7, 2019. Ali and his lawyer turned up at court this morning when his trial was reportedly scheduled to start. […]

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Convict charged for impersonating Volda Lawrence, obtaining $2.1M in credit

Mohammed Ali, an inmate at the New Amsterdam Prison, who was charged for impersonating First Lady Sandra Granger months ago, was this afternoon charged for impersonating Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence. Ali, 36, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. He denied the charge which stated that, between October 5, […]

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Attempted murder over $100 bus fare lands teen in High Court

A teenager who tried to kill a bus driver during an argument over $100 was this morning committed to stand trial at the Demerara High Court. Erwin Smith, 19, is accused of stabbing a bus driver to the neck last year. This was after the man reportedly refused to take him home for free. Smith was […]

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Hairdresser jailed 6 months for false declaration to acquire passport

A hairdresser who pretended to be her sister who has a disability in order to acquire a passport has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for the crime. The woman, Unique Hope, 31, of Kitty, Georgetown who had about two weeks ago pleaded not guilty to the charge, opted to change her plea to “guilty” […]

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