Crime

70 years in jail for man found guilty of wedding house murder

At the High Court on Friday, a 12-member jury returned a unanimous verdict of guilty for 37-year-old Rajesh Guyadeen, who was on trial for the 2003 murder of Mahaica resident, Nandran Manohar aka “Nando”. Justice Navindra Singh sentenced the convict to 70 years in prison. The convict apologized to the Court for the murder, saying […]

Soesdyke siblings in custody following large cocaine bust

A brother and sister from the Soesdyke area are among three persons in custody following an operation by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit that unearthed a large quantity of cocaine. According to a late night statement from CANU on Friday, the raid took place at several locations in the Soesdyke area on Friday afternoon. The siblings […]

PPP was “all bluff” and not sincere in efforts to reform security sector -Pres. Granger

President David Granger on Thursday said attempts by successive People’s Progressive Party governments over the last 20 years to reform the security sector were “all bluff” and were not intended to work. Mr. Granger was at the time receiving the Report on the United Kingdom Security Sector Reform Programme from British Expert Mr. Russell Combe […]

City Constable charged for manslaughter and granted $800,000 bail over shooting death of mentally ill vendor

Fifty-one year old, Lance Corporal of the Georgetown City Constabulary, Gregory Bascom was placed on $800,000 bail today after a charge of manslaughter for the death of a mentally ill vendor, was laid against him. Bascom appeared before the Chief Magistrate in a packed courtroom and pleaded not guilty to the charge. Several of his […]

No bail for soldier charged with $5.5 million robbery

Once entrusted with safeguarding the security of the nation, a young member of the Guyana Defence Force found himself on the other side of the law today as he was slapped with a number of armed robbery charges, including a $5.5 million robbery. 21-year-old soldier, Jamal Hazel, wore a grim look on his face as […]

DPP and Police Legal Adviser deny their offices responsible for SOCU’s sloth in taking cases to Court

Guyana’s Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack and the Police Legal Adviser, retired Justice Claudette Singh are both brushing aside claims by the British Adviser on financial crimes investigations, Sam Sittlington, who recently complained of delays into ongoing financial crimes investigations being pursued by the Special Organised Crime Unit. Days after returning to Guyana to […]

Woman shot during Leopold St. fracas

Confusion reigned in Leopold Street, Georgetown just after 11 o’ clock this morning as a row between two men quickly escalated and ended with gunfire. According to reports, two men appeared to be involved in a heated argument when one of them left the scene and returned with a group of other men in a […]

$200,000 bail for barber charged with allegedly trafficking cocaine

At the Georgetown Magistrates’ today, a well-known barber was charged for trafficking over two pounds of cocaine. He was granted bail in the sum of $200,000.  Festival City resident and barber, Hosea Jacobs, stood before Chief Magistrate and denied any involvement in the crime.  The Court was told, that between 1st November and 29th November […]

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