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Crime & Punishment 9th July, 2018

Crime and Punishment 9th July, 2018

Shemar Alleyne brings us some of the cases heard at the Georgetown Magistrate Court today...

Posted by Safetv2 Headline News on Monday, 9 July 2018

John Lovell 68, of 21 Providence East Bank Demerara was this morning remanded for the possession of large quantity marijuana. The charge read by Chief Magistrate Ann Mclennan alleges that on July 6 at Water Front, Port Kaituma he had in his possession 1,361 grams of Marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Lovell denied the charged when it was read to him, However, Lovell stated that it is a very unfortunate situation. The prosecution objected to bail being granted based on the ground that no special reason was given for bail to be granted and that the drug was found in his haversack. It was also noted that Lovell gave the police a different address than what was given in court. John Lovell will make his next court appearance at the Matthew’s Ridge Magistrate’s Court on August 7.


Twenty-nine year old Kennard Persaud, made another appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged for robbery. Persaud accepted the charge read to him by Magistrate Judy Latchman which said that on July 6 at Brickdam; he robbed Ryan Barry of a cellular phone, silver chain and cash all totaling $6,500. Persaud told the court that he committed the act out of frustration. He was jailed for 50 months.


Seventeen year old Daniel Bhola and Eighteen year old Amzan Bacchus both appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman charged for robbery with aggravation. The details of the charge allege that on July 8 at Croal Street they robbed Puran of $10,000 cash, after they committed personal violence on Puran. Both teens denied the charge and bail was refused by the magistrate and they were remanded until July 30


Forty-eight year old Paul Narine and thirty-seven year old Iswan Singh both stood before magistrate Judy Latchman charged for breaking entry and larceny. They appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court Today. It is alleged that between July 6 and July 8 at Ketley Street, Charlestown, they broke and entered the dwelling house of Onika Stanford and stole a quantity of household items. Paul Narine accepted the charge and was jailed for 24 months while Singh denied the charge and was released on $70,000 bail and is expected to return to court on July 30.

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