Barber charged with aiding in cocaine trafficking

A barber was yesterday granted $200,000 bail after he denied aiding persons to traffic 2.5 pounds of cocaine.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan read the charge to Hosea Jacobs of Lot 1814 Unity Place, Festival City. The charge stated that between November 1st, 2017 and November 21st, 2017, at Georgetown, he aided persons in trafficking 1.178 kilogrammes (equivalent to 2.5 pounds) of cocaine.

Jacobs pleaded not guilty.

Police prosecutor Gordon Mansfield made no objection to bail being granted but requested that the accused report to the Narcotics Branch of the Guyana Police Force until the completion of his trial.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan granted Jacobs his release on $200,000 bail and ordered that he report every Friday at 4pm to the Narcotics Branch.

The matter was then adjourned until January 31st, when it will be called before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.


Chatelal forgives Yorke as loan repaid

(Trinidad Guardian)  “Dwight, I forgive you.” So stated reigning Chutney Soca Monarch Neval Chatelal in an open letter to former T&T and Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke yesterday, following the repayment of a $250,000 loan.

Exxon contract final -Harmon

The controversial Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) signed between the government and ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary and partners is final and will not be subject to any changes, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said yesterday.

NIS re-examining investment in Berbice Bridge, GM says

General Manager Holly Greaves yesterday said the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is re-examining its investment in the Berbice Bridge after dismal returns over the past few years.

CARICOM staffer shot, robbed after bank withdrawal

A gunman yesterday afternoon shot and robbed a senior CARICOM Secreta-riat employee after he left the Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited branch at Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD), in what is the most recent attack on the bank’s customers.

President says confident in World Court cause

As Guyana celebrates 48 years as a Republic, President David Granger has reiterated his government’s intention to take the Venezuelan border controversy to the World Court and declared each citizen a protector of the nation’s sovereignty.

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