The woman, who allegedly threw muddy gutter water on a group of People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) protesters on July 19, 2019, at Barrack and High Streets, Georgetown, had the charge dismissed against her. The case was dismissed after the Virtual Complainant failed to show up on Tuesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to give evidence. The case was called on several occasions but the VC was a no-show.At the court hearing, Cassandra Amsterdam, 24, a cosmetologist who is a squatter at Lot 48 Barrack and High Streets, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Rondell Weaver, who dismissed the charge.Reports are on July 19, as hundreds of PPP supporters were protesting in front of the Guyana Elections Commission, Amsterdam hurled expletives at the protesters and then proceeded into her home, brought out a cutlass and threatened the peaceful protesters.The woman, along with others in the yard, were seen with knives in their hands threatening the protesters. Several of the protesters said that Amsterdam then took a bucket and dipped it in a nearby gutter and threw the muddy water at them. She then ran inside, picked up a pitchfork and proceeded to exit the yard with intentions of confronting the protesters.Police ranks who were stationed at the protest quickly disarmed the pregnant woman and arrested her. She was then taken away in handcuffs.During her first court appearance, the woman claimed that on July 19, her child was asleep and the protesters were making “a set of unnecessary noise in front her house”.Amsterdam further claimed that she threw a cup of clean water into the crowd but it did not catch anyone, after which she apologised for the act.
The tables have turned for a chef, who has now found himself in hot water after Police found an unlicensed shotgun along with live cartridges at the mining camp where he works.Reports are that ranks of F Division (Interior locations) received reports that someone at the mining camp had an illegal weapon. The ranks descended on the camp at Kupang Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) at about 10:00h on Friday and found the man alone.A search was conducted on the mining camp and the police found an unlicensed shotgun along with 29 live cartridges and an empty cartridge casing. The 38-year-old chef was immediately taken into Police custody where he is said to be co-operating with the police in their investigation.In February of this year, the police arrested a miner who was found with an unlicensed revolver along with matching rounds of ammunition at Obama Road, Upper Mazaruni.Reports are that the ranks at the time were acting on information when they conducted a search on the miner and found the .38 revolver along with 10 matching rounds of ammunition.Also last month, a shopkeeper was also taken into Police custody when he was found to be in possession of a shotgun at the Makari Landing, Upper Mazaruni River.The Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man was observed by ranks who were on patrol duties to be acting in a suspicious manner.While he was being approached, he was seen throwing a long object into some nearby bushes. When the said object was retrieved, it was found to be an unlicensed gun.