Suddie Criminal Assizes opens

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The October 2016 Assizes of the Suddie High Court in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) opened yesterday with the usual impressive parade of Police Officers from G Division (Essequibo Coast).

The criminal session opened with Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry inspecting the ranks
The criminal session opened with Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry inspecting the ranks

The ceremonial opening was staged in front of the Richard Faikal Police Training College at Suddie.

The parade consisted of a 27-member contingent, who all marched with much optimism and energy despite the rainy conditions.

The salute was taken by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, who will be presiding over the October Criminal Assizes of the Suddie High Court.

The parade was escorted by G Division Commander Khali Pareshram and assisted by Officer Gordon.

Ranks from G Division during the parade
Ranks from G Division during the parade

During the parade, the ranks, who were decked out in their uniforms, wowed the crowd, leaving them cheering at the end of the parade.

The Police contingent marched off from the college environs back to the Public Road and to the Suddie Station compound.

According to a Guyana Times report, thirty-nine cases are expected to be tried before the judge and the jury panel during the October Assizes, with persons to be tried for 13 murders, one case of causing grievous bodily harm, three attempts to commit murder, 11 cases of rape of a child under 16 years of age, seven rape cases and four sexual activity with family members’ cases.
Jurors were selected from various villages throughout the coast.

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