For a little more than an hour yesterday, the streets outside the Mackenzie Market rang with the voices of dozens of Linden residents who turned out to support a march against homosexuality.
Accused Basil Morgan was yesterday cleared of the 2009 murder of Woodette Roberts by Justice James Bovell-Drakes, who upheld a no-case submission that he had previously overruled.
Rawle Samuels, 29, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the brutal slaying of four-year-old Jamal Nedd, whom he had knifed to death at Buck Hill, Linden, in 2013, was yesterday morning handed a life sentence.
Andel Forde, 45, was yesterday sentenced to 20 years behind bars for the unlawful killing of sex worker Noel Luthers, called “Neefi,” whom he admitted to gunning down almost two years ago.
Joshua Baveghems, who admitted to killing his teenage girlfriend, whom he chopped 19 times after beating her with a spade, was yesterday sentenced to 12 years in jail by Justice Navindra Singh.
Justice Franklin Holder yesterday recused himself from presiding over Carvil Duncan’s challenge to his suspension from the Public Service Commission, saying that he made the decision both in the interest of justice and to distance himself from the “unfortunate machinations” resulting from his report on the “contemptuous behaviour” of Attorney General Basil Williams SC at the last hearing.
Josiah Baptiste, who pastors an Apostolic Church in the Timehri area, was yesterday sentenced to 18 years behind bars for the rape of a six-year-old girl.
Twenty-year-old Angelique Williams was yesterday afternoon sentenced to eight years in jail for the 2015 killing of her pregnant best friend, Lloyda Renita Thomas, whom she stabbed some 22 times.
The trial of Wesley Carlos Payne, who is accused of raping one of two nurses at the Wismar Hospital back in 2008, commenced yesterday morning before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12-member mixed jury at the High Court in Georgetown.
Justice Brassington Reynolds yesterday denied an application for temporary orders to halt the enforcement of metered parking in the city, pending the court’s review of the contract between the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and contractor Smart City Solutions (SCS).
The Mayor and City Council (MYCC) yesterday lost a bid to prevent the High Court from reviewing its controversial parking meter contract with Smart City Solutions (SCS) after Justice Brassington Reynolds ruled that the court does have the jurisdiction to hear the case.
Marcellus Verbeke was yesterday sentenced to four years in jail after admitting to unlawfully killing his employer, Richard Skeete, on June 9, 2011, at ‘C’ Field, Sophia, Georgetown.
Freed Bartica massacre accused Roger Simon, called ‘Goat Man,’ was yesterday asked to post a total of $900,000 bail for his release after Justice Roxane George SC found that the remaining charges pending against him from the attack are bailable.
Mark Royden Williams, called `Smallie,’ and Dennis Williams, called `Anaconda,’ were last night sentenced to death after being convicted on seven of the twelve counts of murder in the February 17, 2008 Bartica massacre.
Bartica massacre accused Dennis Williams yesterday refused to attend court for his ongoing trial, which Justice Roxane George SC nevertheless continued in his absence.
While murder accused Dennis Williams said he was at his father’s Georgetown home at the time of the 2008 massacre at Bartica, the older man, called as a witness to corroborate the alibi, gave conflicting testimony on his son’s whereabouts at the time of the killings as he could not remember the date.
Bartica massacre accused Mark Royden Williams yesterday told Justice Roxane George SC and the jury hearing his trial that he is innocent of the charges levelled against him.
Police Constable Chester Benjamin, who identified Roger Simon as being one of the gunmen at the scene of the deadly attack at Bartica in which 12 men were massacred in 2008, yesterday conceded that the first time he saw the man was in the lock-ups at the Mackenzie Police Station.
Dwane Williams, called ‘Small Fren,’ yesterday further implicated murder accused Dennis Williams and Mark Royden Williams, as being part of the infamous Rondell “Fine Man” Rawlins gang, which he said was responsible for the February, 2008 Bartica massacre.
Clebert Reece, the prosecution’s star witness, yesterday testified about how the 2008 Bartica Massacre was executed, the role he played, and the alleged roles of two of the three persons currently on trial for the 12 murders.
The depositions of two deceased witnesses, were yesterday read into evidence at the trial of Dennis Williams, called ‘Anaconda,’ Mark Royden Williams, called ‘Smallie’ and Roger Simon, called ‘Goat Man’ who have been indicted for the massacre of the 12 persons at Bartica in 2008.
Michael Caesar, 34, called ‘Capone,’ was yesterday sentenced to spend the next 60 years in jail after pleading guilty to unlawfully killing a total of 20 persons in the Lusignan and Bartica massacres.
Clebert Reece, one of two men who pleaded guilty to manslaughter after the massacre of 12 persons at Bartica on February 17, 2008, was yesterday sentenced to 35 years in jail.
Superintendent of Police Michael Sutton yesterday recounted what he described as the frightening attack on the Bartica Police Station on February 17, 2008, the day when 12 persons were massacred.
Bartica resident Jaiwattie Singh yesterday recounted a raid by unknown bandits, who riddled her home with bullets on the night of February 17, 2008 and carted off a quantity of gold, and left her family still traumatized to the present day.