Women's Issues In Guyana

‘Nothing but lawlessness!’ – women remanded for Father’s Day weekend

Posted in Culture & Society by wiig on June 16, 2007
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Guyana Chronicle – June 16, 2007

SEVERAL women will be in prison for the Father’s Day weekend after they appeared in court yesterday on assault charges.

Magistrate Gordon Gilhuys declared he was remanding every female defendant before him yesterday on charges of this nature in an effort to send a strong message.

“This is lawlessness! The reason for remanding them is because women never used to be fighting on the streets in times past. Why would they want to disgrace themselves on the road? It’s nothing but lawlessness”, the magistrate stressed.

The women, Alexis Richardson, Susan Richardson, Candacy Small, June Bowman, Oneeka Softley, and Tushanna Felix, were all on separate charges and each pleaded not guilty.

Another, charged with assaulting a pregnant woman, was also remanded to prison until Monday.

They are all due back in court on Monday.


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