An alleged robbery and rapist accused Samuel George, 27, on Friday reappeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the robbery charge.George denied the charge which stated that on 28 March, 2016 at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he robbed Evelyn Peters of one phone valued 00, and ,000 in cash.Bail was not refused by Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones after he informed the court that investigations into the robbery are complete and the file is ready, he however noted that the rape is still being investigated.George of Lot ‘A’ East Ruimveldt, made his first appearance earlier this month, when he dramatically entered court, while being transported by policemen, bitterly crying and shouting “ I am wrongfully accused..” .George was granted ,000 bail and will make his next court appearance on April 25.
following his arrest on Saturday at Kurupakari Crossing, Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), wanted murder suspect Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander confessed to investigators that he killed his accomplice, Robin Maxwell Thomas.Alexander, 30, of Lot 129 Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was arrested and charged along with Thomas, 25, of Caneview Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, for the murder of businesswoman Shevon Gordon of Wismar, Linden, during a robbery on April 4, 2015.However, last December, the duo escaped from lawful custody at the Mackenzie Police Station. As such, the Police issued wanted bulletins for them. But after evading Police ranks for six months, Alexander was arrested in a vehicle at a checkpoint in the area.During interrogation over the past few days, the suspect confessed to investigators that he killed Thomas. ThisMurder suspect: Stafrei Hopkinson Alexanderwas confirmed by Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, who stated that another murder case was also made out against the suspect after he confessed to another murder on Tuesday.According to details provided by Police sources, Alexander reportedly told detectives that he did not want his accomplice to implicate him in the murder of the businesswoman. The suspect disclosed that on the same day they escaped from custody, he dealt Thomas a fatal blow with a piece of wood to the back of his head. Alexander said he then dumped his accomplice’s body in the Demerara River in the vicinity of West Watooka, Wismar.The body was discovered some time later and was identified as Thomas’s via fingerprints.Meanwhile, the second murder Alexander confessed to occurred between February 9 and 12, 2015. Based upon information received, he killed Richard Remmington, 44, of Lot 19 Christianburg, Linden, at Cholomdely Hill, Wismar.Two persons, Winston Hinds and Owen Belfield, were already charged with Remmington’s murder when they implicated Alexander.Alexander is also facing other charges, including attempted murder and several counts of robbery under arms.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The government of Liberia has accused the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) of politicizing a statement regarding the annual registration of all Journalists in the country.Recently the Liberian government announced that it would shortly commence the annual registration of Journalists in line with 31.8b and section 31.8d of the New Executive Law of Liberia.Section 31.8d of the law gives the Ministry of Information Culture Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) the legal right, among other things, to register journalists in the country annually, according to Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs Isaac Jackson.But the PUL has described the registration by MICAT as a tactic designed by the government to undermine free press in the country.Addressing Journalists at the Information Ministry Monday, Minister Jackson reiterated that nothing will stop the government from instituting the required measures, despite criticism from the media.He accused the PUL of doing nothing against Journalists who ethically transgressed; noting that government cannot depend on the union to account for all Journalists in the country.Meanwhile, the government has introduced a new measure purportedly aimed at giving easy access to Journalists seeking information from Ebola Treatment Units in the country.Also addressing Journalists at the Information Ministry Monday, the head of Liberia’s Incident Management Team, Tolbert Nyensuah, said the new measure is intended to protect the privacy of patients in ETUs.Prior to the new measure, journalists were allowed to video tape and conduct interviews with patients in ETUs.In a separate development, Minister Nyenswah disclosed that an additional laboratory has been installed to speed up the testing of specimens from suspected Ebola patients.From June this year to the present, about four thousands three hundred (4,300) specimens have been tested and 55 percent have been proven to be Ebola positive.
The High Commission of India in Guyana is inviting Indian Diaspora youths to participate in the Government of India’s ‘Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz’.The quiz has four rounds, two of which will be done online while the third and final round will be held in New Delhi, Indian. The quiz will commence on October 16 and run until October 31. Last date to register for the quiz is October 15. It is open for Indian Diaspora youth across the world between the ages of 15 to 35 years.The Indian High Commission is urging all NRIs (Non-returning Indians) and PIO/OCI (Persons of Indian Origin) card holders in Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, and Anguilla to register themselves online and make the quiz a grand success.This is the second edition of the ‘Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz’ for young overseas Indians. The first edition was held in 2015-16.The quiz is being conducted to motivate overseas Indian youth to enhance their knowledge about India. Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz is open for categories of participants – PIO, NRI and foreign nationals between 15 to 35 years.Topics of the quiz include Indian art, Indian democracy, economy, geography, personalities in music and dance, science and technology, languages and literature, education, tradition of Indian craft, Indian cinema, and renowned personalities.The first round of quiz will be executed by the mission abroad, while the other three rounds will be executed by the Ministry in New Delhi.The second round would be conducted online. The third and fourth round (semi-final and final round) would be organized onsite in New Delhi.The missions will select the top three contenders in each category (NRI and PIO) by conducting the first round of the quiz competition. The top three contenders/participants of the Mission level quiz competition from each category will participate in the second round of quiz (online) to be conducted by the Ministry in New Delhi.Top 10 finalists in each category (PIO and NRI) will be selected on the basis of marks secured in the second round and they will be invited to participate in the third round (semi-final) and fourth round (final round) in New Delhi. All participants who are invited for the onsite round would attend the workshop in New Delhi and participate in the Bharat ko Janiye Yatra; a 15-day tour of India.After Yatra, the final onsite round will be held in New Delhi and the top three winners will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals. Those interested in taking part can register online at www.bharatkojaniye.in.
Two armed men executed a daring daylight robbery on a mobile water truck belonging to Krisna Balram at Onderneeming Public Road, Essequibo Coast on Saturday.One of the trucks that were robbed on SaturdayBased on reports received, the driver of the truck, who is also the owner’s son, was distributing water in a stretch off the main road in Onderneeming when he was intercepted by the two men who placed a wood across the roadway. The men were reportedly masked, with one carrying a handgun and the other a cutlass.The gunman, according to reports, held the 25-year-old driver at gunpoint and demanded that he hand over the money. With some resistance, the two armed men relieved the man of 50,000 in cash which he had in his pants pocket.They also took away the man’s mobile phone and attempted to damage same. The men then made good their escape. The young man reportedly picked up the phone and managed to place a call to his father, who in turn contacted the police.The police arrived at the scene, combed the area but were not successful in making an arrest. Investigations are ongoing.Only recently, Dalchand’s Gas Station in Anna Regina was broken into and robbed. Although, the bandit was caught on surveillance footage, he is yet to be identified.
United were held to 15 league draws last season, more than any other team in the top division, and one of them was against Swansea at Old Trafford in April.Jose Mourinho’s side look much better equipped now to deal with sides who sit deep and try to frustrate them; their attacking verve was too much for a defensively minded Hammers side last Sunday.The British record £75 million ($96 million) fee paid to Everton for Romelu Lukaku already looks like money well spent, with the Belgium striker scoring twice on his league debut, while Nemanja Matic, a £40 million recruit from Chelsea, was outstanding in midfield.Mourinho’s men look well set to improve on last season’s sixth place finish and the United manager has even spoken of a title challenge this season.He has won the domestic title in his second season in each of his last five managerial positions – at Porto, Chelsea twice, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.With Chelsea faltering at home to Burnley last weekend, Mourinho’s hopes of marking his second season at Old Trafford by winning the Premier League may just have grown a little.Not that it’s time to start dreaming of future glory just yet, according to United striker Martial, who scored against West Ham after coming off the bench.– Big challenge –“As a squad, we haven’t really talked about specific aims for the season too much so far, but the goal is to win as many titles as possible,” he said.“That is what we tried to do last year and it’s what we are going to try to do this year.”Mourinho does have long-term injuries to contend with; Ashley Young’s hamstring problem will keep him out until October, while defenders Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo are still some way off full fitness.Mourinho confirmed last week that he is in discussions to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but the former Paris Saint-Germain striker’s cruciate knee ligament damage still requires several more months of rehabilitation.One bonus for United is that they will not have to face the player who scored Swansea’s goal at Old Trafford last season after Gylfi Sigurdsson’s drawn-out transfer to Everton finally went through on WednesdayLast season’s 15-goal top scorer Fernando Llorente could return for Swansea, having completed his recovery from a broken arm, but midfielders Ki Sung-Yeung and Nathan Dyer are still injured.Paul Clement, who guided Swansea to safety with a game to spare last season after arriving at the club in January, plans to use the Sigurdsson money to bring in up to three signings.“It’s a big challenge to replace Gylfi Sigurdsson. There’s no question about that,” he said.“But what we hope to be able to do is bring in two or three players who will strengthen our squad in various positions. It’s not just going to be one for one.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000An emphatic 4-0 victory over West Ham in their opening game suggests Manchester United have shaken off a tendency to draw matches they should be winning © AFP / Oli SCARFFSWANSEA, United Kingdom, Aug 18 – Anthony Martial has warned Manchester United not to get carried away by their impressive start to the Premier League season as the leaders head to Swansea on Saturday.An emphatic 4-0 victory over West Ham in their opening game suggested United have shaken off a tendency to draw matches they should be winning, putting them in good spirits for the trip to south Wales.
0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo arrives in Italy © AFP / Juan MabromataTURIN, Italy, Jul 15 – Cristiano Ronaldo has landed in Turin ahead of his official unveiling as Juventus’ superstar summer signing on Monday afternoon, the Serie A champions announced on Sunday.“Now arriving in Turin: @Cristiano!” the club wrote on its Twitter account, alongside a photo of Ronaldo with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez in front of the private jet that brought him to Italy at Turin’s Caselle airport. Juventus then posted a video of the plane landing and the player disembarking with his entourage before being whisked off by club officials in a car with blacked-out windows.Ronaldo was expected to land in Italy on Monday morning after surprising the world and asking for a 100 million-euro ($116 million) move from European champions Real Madrid, with daily Repubblica reporting that as many as 20,000 fans were expected to greet him at the airport.However Ronaldo, who won four of the last five Champions Leagues with his former club, will now head for the Allianz Stadium for medicals on Monday before facing journalists’ questions at a media conference scheduled for 1630 GMT.There the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will sign a four-year contract worth a reported 30 million euros a season in a deal that Italian media says will cost Juventus a total of 350 million euros.La Repubblica reports that Ronaldo will meet the team — who have begun pre-season training — on Monday afternoon, but will join them officially later in the month when they begin their summer tour of the United States.– Objective: Champions League –Juventus are hoping that Ronaldo’s arrival will push Juventus into world football’s big league.Fresh from their seventh Serie A title in as many years and four straight domestic doubles, the “Old Lady” of Italian football has struggled to turn domestic dominance into European success.Ronaldo meanwhile has scored 120 Champions League goals, more than anyone else in the history of the competition, and won four out of the last five editions with Real.Juve haven’t won the competition since 1996 but reached the final in 2015 and 2017, where they were bested by Barcelona and Ronaldo’s former club Real Madrid respectively.Massimiliano Allegri’s side were effectively knocked out of the Champions League by Ronaldo in the last two seasons, with the Portuguese scoring a brace in the 2017 final and slotting home the controversial stoppage-time penalty that thwarted an incredible Juve comeback from three goals down and saw them exit at the quarter-final stage.That’s without forgetting the double he bagged in the first leg as Madrid ran out 3-0 winners in Turin — which included an incredible scissor kick second that led to the Allianz Stadium rising to its feet in appreciation.“I say this as a fan, Cristiano Ronaldo is an incredible signing,” Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio said on Instagram on Wednesday.Analysts Banca IMI claim that “Juventus will benefit from increased ticket sales, which we estimate at an additional 5-7 million euros per season, and in general all brand-related activities”, such as merchandising, marketing and sponsorship on a scale that is difficult to estimate.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Juventus have dealt a blow to Liverpool’s hopes of signing Xherdan Shaqiri by entering the race for the Bayern Munich man, according to reports in Italy.Liverpool had been seen as favourites for the Swiss star’s signature, who scored three goals for his country during this summer’s World Cup.However, according to Tuttosport, Serie A Champions Juve are now ready to move for Shaqiri after missing out to Arsenal for Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez.Shaqiri still has two years remaining on his contract with Bayern, but is reportedly unhappy over a lack of playing time.The 22-year-old made just 17 Bundesliga appearances last season, nine fewer then he did during his first year with Bayern. Switzerland star Xherdan Shaqiri
Baryan in a Skoda Fabia R5 manages 18.28minutes in the wet and muddy Kedong SS1 stage which opened the day for the second round of the African Rally Championship.Onkar Rai also in a Skoda Fabia R5 came in third 21 second behind the leader.Whatever Tundo does today he will surely be watching his back over the high flying Skoda Fabia super cars of Onkar and Manvir.Kisumu based Japreet Chatthe came in fourth ahead of compatriot Baldev Chager.The highest placed foreigners were three times Uganda champion Jas Mangat and Randeep Singh TZ- in 6th and seventh places respectively.With drivers heading to Sopa Lodge for the overnight perc fereme its still too close to call.Today’s penultimate leg is what is expected to separate the boys from men with crews tacking a competitive run of 143km and a liaison distance of 162km in the Delameres.Three stages Soysambu (18km), Sleeping Warrior (25) and Elementaita will be repeated twice in the Delameres on Sunday.The current torrential rains currently pounding the country have rendered the circuit wet and slippery, one of the factors which led to the cancelations of the Aberdare Hill stage two days ago.After flag off at KICC on Friday, crews headed west into the Great Rift Valley where action will be concentrated today and tomorrow before finishing at Sop Lodge in Naivasha tomorrow.The event was flagged off by cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa who urged Kenyan organisers to strive uplifting standards of organisation and indeed the lost World Rally Championship status.Day one saw youngster Karan Patel (Mitsubishi Evolution X) kiss the event goodbye.In an interview, Karan was left to rue a bad day at the office in the event which also counts towards the second round of the Kenya National Rally Championship.“We went flat out into rocks at Km 15 where the bulletin issued this morning stated (!! Must divert left). Its one of those days,” said Karan.Provisional Results after SS1 Kedong 31km(-Top 10 End of Day One)Carl Flash Tundo/Tim Jessop (Evolution x) 00:18.26.1Manvir Baryan/Drew Sturrock (Skoda Fabia R5) 00:18.28.03.Onkar Singh Rai Gareth Dawe (Skoda Fabia R5) 00:18.47.9Jaspreet Chatthe/James Morgan (Mitsubishi Evolution x) 00:18.53.4Baldev Charger/Ravi Soni (Mitsubishi EvolutionX) 00:18.57.1Jas Mangat (Uganda-Mitsubishi Evolution X) 00:19.25.5Randeep Singh/G. Singh (TZ- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X) 00:19.50.3Eric Bengi/Tuta Mionki (Subaru N12) 00:20.16.8Dilraj Chatthe/Riyaz Ismail (Mitsubishi Evolution X) 00:20.32.4Farhaaz Khan/ (Mitsubishi Evolution X) 00:20.39.60Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Carl ‘Flash’ Tundo.PHOTO/FILENAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 16 – Carl “Flash” Tundo has taken the overnight lead on Day 1 of the African Rally Championship (ARC) 2018 Safari Rally after the Kedong SS1 stage.Navigated by Tim Jessop in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Carl, the son of veteran Safari Rally veteran (Frank Tundo) cleared the 31km stage in 18.26 minutes taking a 1.9 second lead over defending African Rally Champion Manvir Baryan.
Authorities recorded a record number of arrests of undocumented immigrants and fugitives this year in the Los Angeles area, federal officials said today. Some 2,667 immigration violators have been taken into custody between Jan. 1, 2007 and Sept. 31, 2007 – a 63 percent increase over last fiscal year, according to the latest statistics available. Of those arrested, 576 had criminal histories in addition to being in the country illegally. Among the criminal aliens taken into custody recently by the Fugitive Operations Teams was a Maywood man convicted of beating another man to death here more than a decade ago. Luis Medina Gonzalez, 34, was arrested Oct. 24 at his home and deported to Mexico the following day. Medina was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in August 1996 on charges stemming from a fist-fight that left another man dead. He was ordered deported based upon his criminal conviction, but failed to comply with the immigration court’s order. Medina also has a prior conviction for narcotics charges. 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. “As a country, we welcome law-abiding immigrants, but foreign nationals who violate our laws and commit crimes against our citizens should be on notice that ICE is going to use all of the tools at its disposal to find you and send you home,” said Jim Hayes, Los Angeles field office director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention and removal operations. ICE established its Fugitive Operations Program in 2003 to eliminate the nation’s backlog of immigration fugitives and ensure that deportation orders handed down by immigration judges are enforced. Today, ICE has 75 Fugitive Operations Teams deployed across the country. In fiscal year 2007, those teams accounted for more than 30,000 arrests nationwide. This year, for the first time, the nation’s fugitive alien population showed a decline, officials said. Estimates now place the number of immigration fugitives in the United States at slightly under 597,000, a decrease of more than 35,000 since October 2006. ——————————————– For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.