City cop charged with manslaughter over vendor’s killing

-released on $800,000 bail

Gregory Bascom

Gregory Bascom, the city policeman who allegedly fatally shot mentally ill vendor Marlon Fredericks after he reportedly attempted to flee custody on Sunday, was today charged with manslaughter and released on $800,000 bail.

American Medical Institution not registered – NAC

The National Accreditation Council of Guyana (NAC) is advising the public that the American Medical Institution is not registered with the NAC as is legally required for post-secondary and tertiary educational institutions operating in Guyana.

City councillors vote for revised parking meter deal

Fifteen city councillors voted yesterday in favour of accepting the recommendations of the parking meter renegotiation committee, which would see a reduction in parking fees to $150 per hour, exemptions for religious organisations and schools, and Smart City Solutions (SCS) giving up on their claim to garage parking.

Trotman stoutly defends ExxonMobil investment here

Minister of Natural Resources and Leader of the Alliance for Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman on Monday praised ExxonMobil for investing in the oil sector here and said it is now resulting in other important companies wanting to do business here.

From Lucknow to Moor Farm

The salt air, sea winds and ever-stronger spring tides sweep in from the swirling Atlantic sliding through the thick bushes and around the tall coconut trees that have taken over the long perished plantations.

City cop for manslaughter charge

The city lance corporal, who on Sunday allegedly shot and killed Marlon Fredericks, a mentally-challenged vendor, after he reportedly attempted to flee custody is to be charged with manslaughter.

Justice Bulkan’s appointment seen as helping to clear Appeal Court backlog

Former Magistrate and Univer-sity of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer Christopher Arif Bulkan was yesterday sworn in as a temporary Appellate Judge by President David Granger who said that the appointment is part of efforts to ensure that justice is dispensed in an efficient and timely manner.

NBS launches another challenge to Arjoon pay judgment

In the face of declaring it would honour whatever final judgment was awarded to former manager, Maurice Arjoon, whom it sacked a little over a decade ago, the New Building Society (NBS) has stepped back on its word.

Cubans endure three-day delay in departure

A number of Cuban nationals who were stranded in Guyana over the past three days as a result of engine issues faced by Aruba Air were expected to depart the Cheddi Jagan International Airport yesterday.

Shop owner critical after gang shooting at Leopold and Breda

A shop owner was shot twice yesterday morning during an incident on Leopold and Breda streets which is said to be gang-related and two suspects have been arrested.

Rape accused wanted for robberies back in custody

A 28-year-old rape accused who was wanted by the police in relation to several counts of armed robbery was on Tuesday evening apprehended at Annandale, East Coast Demerara.

Four legal practitioners elevated to Senior Counsel

President David Granger yesterday presented four long-serving legal practitioners with their instruments of commission, elevating them to Senior Counsel, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said.

Hugo Chavez Centre for homeless now fully self-sufficient

The Hugo Chavez Centre for Rehabilitation and Reintegration, is fully self-sufficient, following the successful implementation of a programme launched in June 2017, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).

Three years for Rosignol miner on ganja charge

Derick Carmichael, a port-knocker of Rosignol Village, West Bank Berbice was on January 15 last arrested with 29 grams of cannabis at the Itaballi Police checkpoint.

Gov’t yet to decide on legal representation in third term case – Williams

Government has not yet decided whether external legal luminaries will be retained for the third term appeal case which will soon come up before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) but according to Attorney General Basil Williams SC the services of two Barbadian Queen’s Counsel may be solicited.

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