Quartet granted bail over Linden break-in

Three men and a minor, who allegedly broke and entered the dwelling house and business place of another and stole over $3 million in items were yesterday released on $175,000 bail each, when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The allegations against Keshawn Joseph, 21; Rawle Hinds, 26; Clevroy Johnson, 18, and the minor  is that between February 11 and 12, at Wisroc, Linden, they broke and entered the dwelling house of Mark Cottom and stole items totalling $1,600,000.

It is also alleged that between February 11 and 12, at Wisroc, Linden, they stole other items totalling $2,450,000 property of Mark Cottom.
The men denied both charges when they were read to them by Magistrate Sueanna Lovell.

Attorney-at-law Dexter Todd who represented the defendants said that his clients discovered the articles in an abandoned house.
Counsel further stated the defendants are well known in their area and have fixed places of abode.

He added that his clients fully cooperated with the police officers pertaining to the matters and some of the articles were recovered.

After listening to submissions, the presiding magistrate granted the defendants pre-trial liberty in the sum of $75,000 for the break and entering charge and $100,000 for the simple larceny charge.

The matter will continue on February 27.


Wealth fund requires consensus on fiscal, legal framework – expert

As Guyana prepares for a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) ahead of oil production in 2020, the former manager of one of the world’s most successful ones yesterday stressed the importance of full consensus by the society on its fiscal and legislative framework.

Planned Cheddi Jagan centennial stamps scrapped

The Ministry of the Presidency appears to have scuttled an arrangement between the Ministry of Public Telecommuni-cations and the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) for the production of stamps commemorating the centenary of the birth of late President Cheddi Jagan.

Independent probe of seawall fatal shootings needed, GHRA head says

An independent investigation should be launched into the police’s recent fatal shooting of three robbery suspects along the Kingston seawall, President of the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) Mike McCormack says.

Public health outreaches showing more than 50% of participants overweight

Food and nutrition stakeholders yesterday heard that outreaches have shown increasing obesity. Director of the Food Policy Division of the Ministry of Public Health Dinte Conway, in presenting a snapshot of the nutrition situation in Guyana, noted that the country is becoming increasingly more obese, with recent outreaches showing more than 50% of participants to be overweight.

Judge upholds three-year minimum for ganja trafficking but says law permits lighter sentences

While upholding the constitutionality of the mandatory minimum three-year sentence for ganja trafficking, Justice Jo-Ann Barlow has ruled that magistrates do have the discretion to impose lighter sentences where special circumstances may warrant.


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