Wife, friend found guilty of murdering US citizen, to be sentenced on March 29

Abdool Shakeel Majid and Hemwattie Abdulla

After a lengthy trial at the High Court in Berbice, a woman and her friend have been found guilty of murdering her husband Abdool Shakeel Majid, in 2012.

Majid’s wife, Hemwattie Abdulla, also known as “Annie,” and her friend, Seerojini Permaul known as “Usha”, 49, were accused of killing Majid, a US citizen on April 26, 2012 at Number 63 Beach, Corentyne, Berbice.

The woman and her friend, who were both found guilty by a mixed jury today, stood in the dock as the verdict was read to them. Their faces displayed no emotion while relatives, who had gathered to render support, began to weep quietly.

Special Prosecutor, Ganesh Hira represented the state, while Attorneys at Law, Mursaline Bacchus and Arud Gossai represented Abdulla, and Attorney at Law, Nigel Hughes represented Permaul…..


Guyana for higher profit share from increased production under Tullow/Eco oil pact

Under the agreement the APNU+AFC government signed with Tullow Guyana B.V. and Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Incorporated, Guyana will receive a 1% royalty and a greater share of profits with increased production.

Former gov’t’s award of 600 blocks to Esso was strategic decision – sources

When the late president Janet Jagan’s government awarded 600 offshore blocks to Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) in 1999, a key factor was the then government’s interest in attracting big name American investors who would help fend off Venezuela’s decades-old claim to the Essequibo region, sources say.

DDL willing to negotiate purchase of Enmore Estate

Saying that Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) is willing to negotiate the purchase of the Enmore Estate, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday told a meeting at Adelphi Village, East Canje Berbice that government will ensure that each estate that is being divested is sold for the best price.

Former city mayor Compton Young dies

Former Georgetown Mayor and popular florist Compton Young died in hospital last Thursday and he is being remembered for his generosity and his dedicated efforts to ensuring that the city was kept clean.

Victoria Road fire victims seek return to normalcy

Over a dozen of the residents displaced by the Mashramani Day fire at Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast of Demerara, are seeking the government’s assistance to return to their normal lives.

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