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.

The police in a statement said that he appeared before Bartica Magistrate Christel Lambert yesterday morning, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Meanwhile, Henry Conway, 55, of 162 Amelia’s Ward, Linden who was on Tuesday evening arrested by ranks of a police patrol at Two Miles Mabura allegedly with 547 grams of cannabis, made his appearance before Magistrate Christel Lambert at the Bartica Court yesterday morning charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

The unemployed defendant who pleaded not guilty has been remanded until February 13, 2018 when his trial commences.


Company which will run Exxon oil platform seeking range of services

The company which will be running the production platform for the Liza-1 oil well has advertised for a range of services.

Police probing two armed robberies at Enmore

The police say they are investigating reports of armed robberies on two Enmore, ECD families early this morning allegedly by three masked males, all of whom were armed with handguns.

Unrest erupts in east Port of Spain after police killing

(Trinidad Guardian) Neighbours and friends of 25-year-old Akel “Christmas” James are disputing the police’s claims over the circumstances surrounding his death.

Gov’t will uphold constitution on Chancellor, CJ appointments

The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) last night labelled as reckless a statement by the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) expressing concern that appointments of a Chancellor of the Judiciary and a Chief Justice (CJ) might be made by the government outside of the constitutional provisions.

Auditor General unable to pronounce on city accounts due to limited access

The office of the Auditor General (AG) has not been afforded enough access to the City Council’s records to judge whether its accounts are “clean,” AG Deodat Sharma said yesterday.

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