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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Motorcyclist, pillion rider killed in Ogle accident

A 20-year-old motorcyclist and his teenage friend lost their lives in a tragic accident late last night on the East Coast Demerara (ECD) Public Road, in the vicinity of Ogle. The accident occurred sometime around 23:20 hrs between the motorcyclist and a motor Jeep bearing registration number PGG 8844. The pillion rider, who has been […]

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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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Police Constable released on $100,000 bail for illegal ammo

A serving member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) was this afternoon charged for having 19 rounds of ammunition in his possession when he was not a licensed firearm holder. Appearing before Senior Magistrate, Faith McGusty was Romell Cato. It is alleged that on December 1, 2018, at Brickdam, Georgetown, he had in his possession […]

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Cover-up in Diamond Strip Club Saga?… Crime Chief Hides Truth About File Being Sent For Advice

Two weeks ago, Justice Claudette Singh, Legal Advisor to the Guyana Police Force (GPF), recommended that Freeman Fordyce, the owner of the Diamond Strip Club be charged with assaulting a peace officer. The businessman was seen in a video footage punching Police Inspector, Prem Narine to the neck when he (cop) tried to carry out […]

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Man who set wife on fire during row over milk pleads guilty to manslaughter

40-year-old Melroy Simpson, who viciously set his wife on fire during a row over milk, appeared today at the High Court in Georgetown where he pleaded guilty to the lesser offence manslaughter.  He was initially indicted for the capital offence murder. Carmelita Jones, 25, formerly of ‘B’ Field Sophia was badly burnt by Simpson, her […]

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Plaisance woman remanded for murder of reputed husband

Days after a woman allegedly stabbed the father of her three children following an argument at their Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home, she was, this afternoon, charged and remanded to prison for the offence. A teary Melissa Playter, 25 of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, was arraigned before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ […]

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Mechanic brandishes unlicensed gun at cop during argument, sent to jail on remand

An irate mechanic, who reached for his unlicensed firearm after he was involved in a heated argument with a police rank, was this morning charged and remanded to prison on a gun related charge. Khayyam Ahmad, 25, of South Road Bourda, Georgetown, appeared before a City Magistrate where a charge of unlicensed firearm possession was […]

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