President pardons four male inmates

Ministry of the Presidency, Press Release

Georgetown, Guyana, July 31, 2019

President David Granger, pursuant to Articles 188, 189 and 190 of the Constitution of Guyana, granted full and free Presidential pardon to four men who are currently serving sentences in the Guyana prisons for charges related to the possession of marijuana.

The Presidential pardon takes effect from August 1, 2019.

Pardoned are Mr. Robert Bhagnauth, who is serving a three-year sentence in the Mazaruni Prison for the offence of Possession of Cannabis; Mr. Michael Gouveia, who is serving a three-year sentence at the Timehri Prison for the offence of Possession of Cannabis; Mr. Andy Roberts, who is serving a sentence of two years at the Lusignan Prison for the offence of Smoked Cannabis and Mr. Joseph Yaw, who is serving a sentence of two years and ten months  in the Georgetown Prison ‘B’ for the Possession of Cannabis.

The conditions outlined in the Constitution of Guyana were met.

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