Christianburg gold miner on $250,000 bail over ganja

A gold miner was yesterday granted bail after he was accused of being in possession of three pounds of cannabis.

Elwin Wilson, 26, of 13 Section Christianburg, Linden, is accused of having in his possession 1418 grammes of cannabis (equivalent to three pounds), on December 1, at Seven Kilometres Police Outpost.

Wilson denied the allegation.

According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, the narcotics were found under the vehicle, inside of a spare wheel.

Attorney Keoma Griffith, who represented the accused, told the court that the vehicle had multiple occupants, including passengers his client didn’t know.

He then requested reasonable bail for Wilson.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan then granted the accused $250,000 bail and adjourned the matter to December 22, when it will be called at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.


Bar Association warns against unconstitutional appointments of Chancellor, CJ

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) today warned against any unconstitutional appointments of a Chancellor of the Judiciary and a Chief Justice (CJ) stating that it would have embarrassing consequences.

Ramotar defends CGX agreement

Former President Donald Ramotar yesterday said that the contract he signed with Canadian oil explorer, CGX followed a template for all agreements clinched before petroleum was discovered in 2015 and its release is a “lame” attempt by the government to compare it with the 2016 one signed with ExxonMobil  following the major hydrocarbon discovery in 2015.

Workers of sugar divestment unit turned away from Enmore estate

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DJ dead, two hospitalised after West Berbice accident

A 21-year-old disc jockey lost his life during the wee hours of yesterday after the vehicle he was returning home in toppled several times before coming to a halt in a drain at Number 6 Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB).

Ann’s Grove woman dies in accident at Vreed-en-Hoop

An early Sunday morning vehicular accident on the Vreed-en- Hoop, West Coast Demerara public road has claimed the life of a 28-year-old  female, Donikel Campbelle 28, of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara.

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