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Judge recuses himself from hearing Duncan case

– says matter has become ‘politicized’

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.

Man on trial over rape of nurse in 2008

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.

Court to review parking meter contract

-after judge overrules M&CC challenge to jurisdiction

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.

Two to hang over Bartica massacre

‘Goat Man’ acquitted

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.

Massacre accused’s witness unsure of date for alibi

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.

‘I was not there at Bartica’

-Massacre accused begins defence after judge overrules no-case submissions

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.

Depositions of deceased Police Inspectors read into evidence

Bartica Massacre High Court Trial

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.