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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Taxi driver charged with causing death of elderly pedal cyclist

A taxi driver, who is accused of causing the death of an 83-year-old pedal cyclist during a vehicular accident was today charged for the offence. Aaron Mahadeo is accused of causing the death of Carlisle Clemetson. Mahadeo pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that November 21, 2018 at Aubrey Barker Public Road, Georgetown, […]

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Sophia man jailed 20 years after admitting to killing elderly father

Forty-year-old Kumey Bourne, who had been on trial for murdering his elderly father, was this morning handed a 20-year jail sentence after opting to plead guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter. Bourne, who is also known as Kwame Bourne, had his trial commence yesterday (February 12, 2019) before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12-member […]

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Sophia man on trial for murder of elderly father

This morning Justice Navindra Singh empanelled a 12-member mixed jury to decide on the evidence in the trial of Kumey Bourne who is accused of murdering his elderly father. According to the indictment, on May 23, 2016 at Sophia, Greater Georgetown, Kumey, also known as Kwamee Bourne, 40, murdered his father, Rickford Bourne, 72. Kumey […]

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