After forcibly committed to St Ann’s Hospital, woman compensation delayed

Cheryl Miller, the em­ploy­ee of the Min­istry of Gen­der, Youth and Child Af­fairs, who shot in­to the pub­lic lime­light af­ter she dragged from her of­fice and forcibly com­mit­ted to the St Ann’s Psy­chi­atric Hos­pi­tal in 2012, will have to wait a while longer be­fore she claims the al­most $850,000 in com­pen­sa­tion she re­ceived over the or­deal.

CCJ postpones final orders in Guyana election case

The Caribbean Court of Jus­tice (CCJ) has post­poned its rul­ing on the fi­nal or­ders re­lat­ed to its de­ci­sion to up­hold the pas­sage of a no-con­fi­dence mo­tion by Guyana's Na­tion­al As­sem­bly in De­cem­ber, last year.

Lawyers rep­re­sent­ing Guyana's Gov­ern­ment and Op­po­si­tion were ex­pect­ed to present to their views on what should tran­spire based on last week's judge­ment at the CCJ's head­quar­ters at Hen­ry Street in Port-of-Spain, on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

St Helena man jailed for cocaine possession

A 43-year-old St Helena man has been sentenced to two years with hard labour for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

David Neeranjan was found guilty on Monday after a year-long trial before Magistrate Darmanie at the Tunapuna Magistrates' Court.

The drugs had an estimated street value of $500,000.

Taxi driver gets $300,000 bail on detonators charge

A 'PH' driver, who was charged for possession of four detonators, has been granted bail of $300,000 for the Clerk of the Peace approval by a Tunapuna magistrate.

Jervon Gilkes, 27, who is originally from Maloney, on Friday morning appeared before first court magistrate Adrian Dharmanie. 

He was not called upon to plead.

Gilkes was charged by PC Valmiki Lalsingh of the Northern Division Special Investigations Unit.

The court heard that on June 14 Gilkes was arrested at his home at National Avenue in Mount Hope during an intelligence-led operation.

CCJ sends Guyana back to polls

Back to the polls.

This in essence was the ef­fect of the Caribbean Court of Jus­tice rul­ing on Tues­day which held that pas­sage of a no-con­fi­dence mo­tion filed by the Op­po­si­tion against the rul­ing par­ty was valid.

Guyana’s Gov­ern­ment and Op­po­si­tion have been asked to come to­geth­er to de­cide on the way for­ward for the coun­try fol­low­ing the CCJ’s de­ci­sion.

Judge tells Sat: Reconsider lawsuit against DPP in sedition charges

Sanatan Dhar­ma Ma­ha Sab­ha (SDMS) sec­re­tary gen­er­al Sat­narayan Ma­haraj has been asked to re­con­sid­er his ap­pli­ca­tion for an in­junc­tion seek­ing to bar the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions (DPP) from in­sti­tut­ing sedi­tion charges against him pend­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion of his nov­el con­sti­tu­tion­al chal­lenge against this coun­try’s colo­nial-age sedi­tion leg­is­la­tion.

CCJ: Guyana no-confidence motion valid

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has upheld the passage of a no-confidence motion in Guyana's National Assembly in December, last year. 

The decision, delivered at the CCJ's headquarters in Port-of-Spain, Tuesday morning, means that Guyana's coalition Government led by President David Granger would now have to resign and with fresh elections being called. 

Driver in court for cyclists’ deaths

A lo­cal ac­tor has ap­peared in court over an ac­ci­dent which claimed the lives of chef Joe Brown and fel­low British ex­pat Joan­na Banks, last year.

Ju­nior McIn­tyre, 31, of Cameron Road, Pe­tit Val­ley, was charged with caus­ing the duo’s death by dan­ger­ous dri­ving and dri­ving in a man­ner which was dan­ger­ous to the pub­lic when he ap­peared be­fore Se­nior Mag­is­trate Cher­ril-Anne An­toine in the Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trates’ Court, on Mon­day.

Mother begs for justice for murdered sons

“Who kill my chil­dren?” wailed Gee­ta See­bran, 64, out­side the San Fer­nan­do High Court on Mon­day short­ly af­ter a Point Fortin man was found not guilty of the 2005 mur­ders of her two sons, Neil and Nigel See­bran.

The pros­e­cu­tion’s case was that four years af­ter the mur­ders Ka­reem Guade­loupe con­fessed to the po­lice the role he played in the mur­ders.

At his tri­al, he claimed the po­lice tricked him in­to sign­ing a con­fes­sion state­ment on the be­lief that he would be al­lowed to go home to his fam­i­ly.