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TSU ranks charged for accepting bribe

first_imgA rank attached to the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) of the Guyana Police Force was on Friday arraigned in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on a charge of obtaining money from road users to drop a traffic charge.Twenty-eight-year-old Police Constable Chris Brown of Lot 1590 La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara faces the indictable charge along with his alleged accomplice Mark Collins, who did not make an appearance in court.The court heard that on December 7, 2017, at the Ruimveldt Police Station, while being employed by the state, Brown obtained a sum of $10,000 from Iyana Hutson as inducement or reward to forego instituting charges against Dwayne Dover for a traffic offence he had committed.Brown’s attorney, George Thomas, in a submission for bail, told the court that his client is innocent, and is also unaware of the allegations that were made against him.Brown was placed on bail in the sum of $5,000, and the matter was adjourned to August 5.The court was not informed about the whereabouts of Collins, but he is expected to make his appearance in court on the next hearing.last_img read more

GNBA to develop information and resource centre

first_imgThe Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) is in the process of setting up its information and resource centre under the guidance of UNESCO’s consultant and pioneer multimedia librarian of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Maureen Webster-Prince.Maureen Webster-Prince and participants of the trainingThe expert is mandated to train and guide executives of the Authority on how to develop the centre.UNESCO in a release stated that Webster-Prince met with several stakeholders over the past week with the aim of sensitising them about the vision and objective of this project.The outreach exercises were organised as a fact-finding mission to ascertain the availability of information, the skills in the industry and to examine the possibility of forging interagency collaboration.Nevertheless, some of the organisations the GNBA and UNESCO consultant engaged during the past week included the National Archives, National Communications Network, UNESCO Guyana, University of Guyana (UG): Centre for Communication Studies/UG Library and Caricom. Those engagements were especially fruitful.  The GNBA is optimistic that collaborations are forthcoming, as the various stages of this important project are operationalised.Meanwhile, the information and resource centre of the GNBA is envisaged as an information and resource hub for stakeholders, where audiovisual content, scholastic pieces, research, documentaries and other relevant information will be preserved for posterity.last_img read more

Corentyne woman dies after alleged beating with metal rod

first_img– 2 in custody, reputed husband on the run By Andrew CarmichaelGomatie Ramsingh, also called ‘Fazila’, of Number 58 Village, Corentyne (Region Six, East Berbice/Corentyne) reportedly died after having been badly beaten by her reputed husband on Tuesday last; but two persons have been taken into custody as police probe her death.This publication has been made to understand that the beating the 34-year-old was administered had left her partially paralysed, but she was kept at home for three days after that incident before being taken to the Skeldon Hospital on Thursday evening, where she was treated and transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital on Friday. Her deplorable condition occasioned her referral to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she died on Sunday evening.Before her demise, she reportedly told her relatives that her 29-year-old husband Adesh Malu, also called ‘Curry Cow’, had brutalised her. Her last words were recorded on video, detailing that she had been beaten with an iron rod and dragged by her hair down the stairs and around the yard. She had also alleged that her husband had kicked and stamped on her stomach as she lay helpless on the ground. According to the now dead woman, she had taken away an illegal herb from her husband, and this had greatly upset him.Lying on the hospital bed being recorded by video, the woman detailed that she was in severe pain; and that for days after the beating, she had been denied access to a telephone to call for assistance. During those days, she said, she lay on the floor of their Number 58 Village home stark naked, and was allowed to see only neighbours who believed the story that she had fallen from the landing of the home.Harrinauth Ramsingh, the now dead woman’s brother, told Guyana Times that he had received a telephone call requesting that he visit the Skeldon Hospital, where he encountered his sister lying on a bed in obvious pain.“Then the doctor said that she is in a critical condition, she cannot feel anything from the waist down; she is paralysed, she cannot feel anymore,” the distraught brother told this newspaper.He said that when he asked his sister what had happened, she initially did not provide any information; but after several relatives had asked her to confide in them, the woman told them she had been beaten, and did not fall from the landing, as was initially stated.Ramsingh, a peer educator, said a neighbour had told his sister to say that she had fallen, in an effort to prevent Malu from getting into ‘trouble’.“Since they start living home together, he (had been) very abusive to her. Is not one time he hit her; it’s several times. She just take that and she come by us, and the next day she gone back with him,” Ramsingh explained.He noted that on the day before Mother’s Day, his sister had gone to their home — situated in the same village — alleging that she had again been beaten, and vowing to end the relationship and never return to the man who was five years her junior. But after one night of staying away, she returned to her abusive partner.It has been learnt that a knife and pieces of bloody clothing belonging to the now dead woman had been lodged at the Number 51 Police Station following reports of violence meted out to her last year.By noon on Monday, two persons were taken into custody as the police intensified their investigations. Reports are that the suspect had packed a bag with clothing, and was leaving the area when the bag was taken away from him; but he reportedly fled into the backdam. Up to press time, police in ‘B’ Division were on the hunt for the suspect.last_img read more

Police station idea returns

first_imgWEST COVINA – A proposal to put a police satellite station near the southern part of the city – a proposal that has been batted around for years – is making a resurgence. Running for re-election, Councilman Steve Herfert revived the idea, suggesting that a police base should be built next to the nearly-completed Big League Dreams sports complex, on the site of the former BKK landfill. Fellow council members also expressed support. Herfert predicted it would cost about $1.5 million. “Would it be a true substation, responding to calls throughout the city?” he said. “Would it be staffed around the clock, or during business hours only? Would officers working the south side of town work out of there?” City Manager Andrew Pasmant noted that while there has been some discussions about the idea, it was still at the preliminary stages and could go in any one of several locations near Big League Dreams. “We are looking at a couple of different areas, and we were primarily looking for a helipad,” Pasmant said. “There’s a half a dozen ways this thing can be done.” The city has no helipad for the helicopter it shares with other cities, meaning West Covina surveillance officers must drive to another city to hop on. Medivac helicopters must also make due with whatever large space they can clear off, Pasmant said. Councilman Roger Hernandez, who is also running for re-election, agreed that it sounded like a good idea, although he criticized the council for eliminating a City Hall annex not far from Big League Dreams. The annex provided general information, but no police services, officials said. “I’m happy that my colleague is wanting to bring that back,” Hernandez said. “One of the biggest complaints that we get from the southern region of town is about the response time from police officers.” However, Mayor Mike Touhey said a satellite station would be unlikely to affect police response times. “It would be more of a presence, with signage out there and with officer coming and going,” Touhey said. “A place where they can go back and write reports, with access to restrooms and phones. I don’t know if we can man it full time.” Big League Dreams’ grand-opening is scheduled Oct.27. The complex includes six baseball fields surrounded by small-scale replicas of famous stadiums for youth baseball leagues, as well as volleyball courts, an indoor soccer pavilion, a playground and family restaurants. Herfert said he expected the satellite station would go before the council after the sports complex opened. alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“We could probably do it within a year,” he said. West Covina police Cmdr. Mark Dettor also supported the idea. “What we face is having the manpower to staff it,” he said. “That’s always been the challenge.” With 127 officers, the department is still down 13, Dettor said. A tough recruiting environment is affecting agencies nationwide, and even though the department was to get 70 applications in a recent effort, ultimately only one candidate qualified, Dettor said. Despite the shortage, Dettor emphasized, he was still interested, though he had questions. last_img read more

Man killed when motorcycle collides with tree

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOORPARK – A 43-year-old man was killed when his motorcycle veered off a Moorpark roadway and he collided with a tree, police said this morning. Roy Henry Gilbert was traveling west on Mountain Trail Street about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when he appeared to lose control of his motorcycle and traveled off the road and into a parkway, police said. Gilbert was thrown off his motorcycle and collided with a tree. He was not wearing a state-approved helmet, police said. The cause of the collision is still under investigation, but alcohol was not a factor, police said.last_img read more

Some Spurs fans turn on England World Cup hero after Barcelona performance

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT shining I’ve calmed down nowTrippier & Davies are just not good enough idc what anyone says. It’s time for Poch to trust KWPWinks did not have a great first half but he was incredible in the last 25, and that’s why we should give him time. Can’t believe some said he’s not good enough— OnomahIsABaller (@SpursD22) October 3, 2018 I really hope everyone now sees how poor trippier and Davies are, they got rinsed today 👀#THFC #COYS— hW (@winksthewizard) October 3, 2018 Negatives – It took us too long to grow into the game– Son had a mediocre performance – Trippier needs to be dropped and KWP has to get a start in the next few games – Davies was meh – Bring back Gazzaniga please – To many mistakes from our team which cost us massively— ML (@ML_MDTN) October 3, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won huge blow People finally realising trippier is average pic.twitter.com/fCKskem0QV— E❄️ (@IvorianRB) October 3, 2018 REVEALED REAL DEAL no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Trippier is a donkey, a couple of freekicks and everyone thought he was the second coming of Cafu. There’s a player in Sanchez but he’s nowhere near the level required right now. When Messi was running at our defence they didn’t know where to look, backs to the ball everytime.— YidArmyAndrew (@YidArmyAndrew) October 3, 2018 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card tense 1 gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Latest Premier League Newscenter_img Oh, and I don’t care that Trippier can take free kicks and corners. The bloke can’t defend. Never been on the Trippier bandwagon and never will— Sam Goldman (@samgoldman91) October 3, 2018 silverware Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Trippier can never play again thanks— Sgt. Nicholas Angel (@PhilBleach) October 3, 2018 Big decision from poch now to come, trippier is not a defender and is probably accountable for 75% of the goals shipped this year. His England fame is blinding the masses, he’s absolute toilet— glen wardle (@yeedo) October 4, 2018 REVEALED Obviously Messi is world class and potentially the best player ever but even I think I could dink a pass in the space Trippier always leaves in behind him in at least a few times a match.— Luke Herbert (@lukeherbert) October 4, 2018 Take Trippier’s crossing and set piece ability away and he’d offer nothing.— Christian Wainwright (@Christian_Wain) October 3, 2018 Some Tottenham supporters have rounded on Kieran Trippier after a poor performance against Barcelona in the Champions League.The England World Cup hero wasn’t at his best at Wembley in the 4-2 defeat and struggled with his positioning and made the error leading to Lionel Messi’s second strike, which killed Spurs’ hopes of a draw. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Sort your defending position please, you always get exposed against good opposition— OnomahIsABaller (@SpursD22) October 3, 2018 Kieran Trippier in action up against Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho. deals You need to remember first and foremost you are a defender. If we are to win trophies you need to cut out those defensive mistakes that are costing us goals.— MintyBloke (@Mintybloke) October 3, 2018 Every time we play a top team Trippier gets found out as being a poor defender. Massively over rated as is Son— Tom Clayton (@Tom_Clayton13) October 4, 2018 After thrilling the nation in Russia, many fans of the north London club are beginning to question whether the ex-Burnley star is the right man to continue at full-back, especially with Kyle Walker-Peter’s progression currently being hindered.Trippier’s link-up play with Harry Kane saw him earn the role last season ahead of the error-prone Serge Aurier, but even the Ivorian has begun to improve, impressing against Inter Milan.Barcelona had clearly pinpointed Trippier as a weakness as they targeted his flank with Jordi Alba claiming a hat-trick of assists, and Philippe Coutinho getting one, while Toby Alderweireld was seen berating his team-mate.And now fans believe manager Mauricio Pochettino has to do some serious thinking about his current situation as you can see from some of the reaction on Twitter. Will you ever take a man on, one on one, you can’t play your entire game either passing back or waiting to high up the pitch to hit a first time cross, defend first, attack second. And beat a man— j d (@jaduk1) October 4, 2018 Trippier thinks he is David Beckham in right midfield… your priority is defending mate. Do full backs defend any more? pic.twitter.com/jk1MMmciwE— Spursy 🦁🦁🦁 (@CarnoustieC) October 4, 2018 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star last_img read more

Taxing logic

first_imgThe high price of gasoline has led many Americans to buy more fuel-efficient cars, including hybrids, and that has folks in Washington, D.C., worried: If people use less gas, the government gets less gas-tax revenue. So a study commissioned but not endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce suggests placing a special tax on hybrids and other fuel-efficient cars. This is an idea that belongs in the Hall of Shame of bad ideas. Penalizing people for conserving energy and reducing pollution is the kind of loopy scheme only a consultant could dream up. Yes, politicians need cash, but America needs sound policies, too. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Skate rink open for the season

first_imgPALMDALE – Southern California natives and cold-clime emigrants alike can glide across an ice rink set up under the stars at Marie Kerr Park. The second annual Winter Wonderland features a rink that is about 70 percent larger than last year’s to accommodate more skaters. “The one concern/complaint we had last year was we didn’t have enough room for people who wanted to skate,” said Kevin Younkin of Clear Channel Radio, the sponsor along with Re/Max All-Pro. Winter Wonderland’s 50-foot-by-80-foot ice rink, which opened Friday, will be open daily through Dec. 21 at the park, on Rancho Vista Boulevard at 30th Street West. Some 5,000 people skated over 11 days last year, he said. This year’s event will run two days longer. Antelope Valley Performing Arts Conservancy will provide the volunteers to staff the rink. Among other holiday events today: Palmdale’s annual Christmas parade with about 120 bands, floats, car clubs, youth groups and other entries will begin at 10 a.m. on Palmdale Boulevard at 20th Street East and run west to 10th Street East. Following the parade will be a holiday festival from noon to 3 p.m. at Poncitlan Square on 9th Street East at Avenue Q-9, featuring holiday music, children’s games and crafts, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Metrolink’s Holiday Toy Express Train, decorated with 30,000 lights and featuring a musical show, will start at 5 p.m. at the Lancaster Metrolink Station at Lancaster Boulevard and Sierra Highway. The train will pull into the Palmdale station off Sierra Highway south of Technology Drive at 5:45 p.m., and will be at the Acton/Vincent Hill station off Sierra Highway south of Angeles Forest Highway at 6:30 p.m. The Lancaster High School a cappella choir will perform at the Lancaster station before the train’s arrival. Palmdale High School’s chamber choir will perform at the Palmdale station. Los Angeles County firefighters will be at each station collecting new unwrapped toys for their Spark of Love toy drive. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The cost will be $8 for a one-hour session, including skates. Sessions start at 2:30 p.m. weekdays; the last session is 8:30-9:30 p.m. On weekends, the rink will open at noon, with the last session 9-10 p.m. Each session is a half-hour apart, to give time for the Zamboni to smooth the ice. Tickets for each day’s sessions will go on sale one hour prior to the first session. Individual tickets will not be sold before the day they are to be used, but group tickets can be purchased in advance and private parties scheduled by calling Kyra Kinsey at (866) 476-2532 (ITS-CLEAR). Beside the rink will be a Santa’s Village offering live entertainment and booths selling food, handmade arts and crafts and other items. Last year’s 40-foot-by-60-foot rink could accommodate about 80 or 90 skaters at a time, Younkin said. This rink will be big enough for about 150, Younkin said. last_img read more

SERIOUS ROAD ACCIDENT IN MANORCUNNINGHAM CAUSING LENGTHY TRAFFIC DELAYS

first_imgEmergency services are currently attending the scene of a serious road accident which occurred just outside Murray Motors Garage, Manorcunningham. The incident happened on the main Letterkenny to Derry road.Traffic diversions have already been put in place and lengthy delays are expected in the area for at least the next few hours or so. It is not yet known how seriously injured those involved in the accident are.Gardaí are still at the scene surveying the incident, while those injured have been removed from the scene to Letterkenny General Hospital via ambulance.We’ll have more on this story as it emerges.   SERIOUS ROAD ACCIDENT IN MANORCUNNINGHAM CAUSING LENGTHY TRAFFIC DELAYS was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentGardaiManorcunnighamnewsNewtoncunninghamsmashlast_img read more

Penza: No matter the price, the Giants got their guy in new closer Mark Melancon

first_imgSix months of blown saves and late-inning bullpen frustrations made the Giants’ No. 1 offseason need about as easy to identify as humanly possible.It took all of one day into the annual baseball winter meetings for San Francisco’s most pressing need to be resolved.By signing former Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals right-hander Mike Melancon on Monday, the Giants got the closer that they desperately needed. The amount of money to bring the 31-year-old Melancon to the Bay Area was …last_img read more