Imran Khan released on $700,000 High Court bail

After spending more than a month on remand for allegedly attempting to kill a man with a disability, businessman, Imran Khan was released on $700,000 High Court bail pending the outcome and determination of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI). Bail was granted by Justice Sandil Kissoon, after the lawyers made a second attempt to get their […]

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Four years jail for Venezuelan found with illegal gun and ammo

A Venezuelan, who told the court he had an unlicensed gun and 15 matching rounds in his possession for protection, was this morning, sentenced to four years imprisonment. Caesar Augustus Gonzalez, 30, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. It is alleged that on December 2, 2018, at Eteringbang, Cuyuni, he […]

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Brazilian hotelier remanded for trafficking Venezuelans, confiscating their passports

The owner of the Charlotte Street business Ola Hotel was this afternoon charged and remanded on charges of trafficking in persons and the abuse of position of vulnerability. Christine Rodriguez, 32, a Brazilian national, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. It is alleged that between November 4 and November 28, […]

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Farmer tells court he uses ganja to “strengthen men’s back”, fined $70, 000

A farmer who told the court that he uses marijuana “on and off” to make tonic “to strengthen men’s back” was this morning fined $70,000 for trafficking 35 grams of the illicit drug. Edward Bacchus, 60, of Linden/Soesdyke Highway appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan who read the charge to him. It is alleged that […]

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“Me ain’t waste the court time so do something proper for me Madam” – 50-year-old thief tells Magistrate

A man, who was apprehended minutes after breaking into another man’s home and carting off a quantity of articles, was this morning sentenced to nine months imprisonment. Gregory Simmons, 50, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan who read the break and enter and larceny charge to him. He pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged […]

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One man in jail, another in ICU following row over “weed money”

A pock knocker who allegedly stabbed a miner to his abdomen, during a heated  argument over “weed money”, was this afternoon remanded to prison on an attempted murder charge. Bronson Wiltshire, 39, of Charlotte Street, Bourda, Georgetown was not required to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that on November 25, 2018 at Crusher […]

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Youth, 21, accused of killing relative freed

21-year-old Nicholas Hercules was this morning freed of a murder charge after a High Court judge upheld that there was no case against him in the April 2015 murder of his relative. Hercules, of Princes Street, Georgetown, was discharged by Justice Sandil Kissoon who upheld a no-case submission made by his lawyers, Compton Bobb and […]

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Inquest for suspected thief who was beaten to death begins

The inquest into the death of suspected thief, Nigel Lowe – who was beaten to death by a mob of about 20 men in 2013 – commenced this afternoon before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrate Court. An inquest is a judicial inquiry in common law jurisdictions, particularly one held to determine the cause […]

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