Femi Harris-Smith

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City Hall

High Court nixes city’s $500M tax demand over Houston lands

High Court Judge Nareshwar Harnanan on Monday ruled against the Georgetown Mayor and City Councilors’ (M&CC) application of a 400% rate increase and demand for Plantation Houston Sugar Estates Company Limited to pay in excess of $500 million in rates and taxes on lands it owns at Houston/Rome.

 Ray Yokum

Retrial ordered over murder at Cornbread Mini Mart

Finding that their defence was insufficiently put to a jury, the Guyana Court of Appeal yesterday quashed the convictions against Ray Yokum, Steffon Campbell and Faisal Moore; while ordering that they face a fresh trial for the 2012 murder of Glen Xavier.

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire SC

CJ quashes deportation order against Haitians

Finding a breach of natural justice, acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire SC yesterday quashed a deportation order which had been issued against the 26 Haitian nationals who were detained for weeks last year by the government at the state-run Hugo Chavez Centre for Rehabilitation and Reintegration.

The Eugene F. Correia International Airport

CCJ reserves decision on Ogle airport renaming controversy

Air Services Limited (ASL) and a number of other small domestic flight operators who have opposed the renaming of the Ogle Airport to the Eugene F Correia International Airport (EFCIA), continue to be aggrieved by the move on which they say they were not consulted.

Chief Justice (Ag) Roxane George-Wiltshire SC

CJ throws out one election petition, sets timeline for other

One of the two petitions filed by the main opposition APNU+AFC challenging the results of the March 2nd 2020 polls has been dismissed because its presidential candidate David Granger was not served on time but the other one will proceed and timelines were yesterday set for it.

Magistrate loses defamation suit against DPP

High Court judge Navindra Singh on Tuesday threw out a $50 million lawsuit filed by Magistrate Alex Moore against Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack SC, whom he had accused of defaming him.

Chief Justice Roxane George

CJ blocks deportation of Haitians

Acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire SC last night granted a conservatory order staying a previous order made by Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus for 26 Haitian nationals to be deported. 

Man gets 30 years for murder of baby

Twenty-four-year-old Nigel Dodson who back in 2017 burnt a Kaneville house in which 8-month old Romain Seth lived, was yesterday handed a 30-year sentence for the murder of the baby who perished in the fire.

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