Labourer, teenage relative released on rape charges

first_imgAfter a period of investigation and intense interviews, the Police were finally cleared to lay child rape charges against a labourer from Recht-door-Zee, West Bank Demerara and his male juvenile relative.Guyana Times understands that the acts were allegedly committed on two females, who are relatives, in a West Demerara community.Twenty-four-year-old Krishna Roberts, who is reportedly a fisheries labourer, appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Thursday charged with rape of a child under 16. He denied the allegation and was released on $100,000 bail by Magistrate Annette Singh.Robert’s teenage relative was similarly charged for raping another female, and was released on $100,000 bail after he denied the allegation. However, the boy’s identity cannot be disclosed as he is a juvenile.This publication understands that the matter occurred within the past six months and the two co-accused have been cooperating with Police. Roberts and his relative will make their next appearance at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on January 25.Meanwhile, sources familiar with the case alleged that the guardian of the virtual complainants was the recipient of a report submitted to welfare officials where allegations surfaced that the girls were being sexually molested. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Corbin, Gopaul tipped for Procurement Commission

first_img… Anand Goolsarran, Chris Ram unsuccessfulThe establishment of the long awaited Public Procurement Commission (PPC) is now one step closer toNanda Gopualbecoming a reality since the Parliamentary Committee tasked with the responsibility of recommending the members for the President’s approval has completed its job.The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), chaired by opposition Member of Parliament Irfaan Ali, has shortlisted for President David Granger’s approval Emily Dodson, Carol Corbin, Sukrishnalall Pasha, Ivor English and Dr Nanda Gopaul.The Guyana Constitution stipulates: “The Public Procurement Commission shall consist of five members who shall have expertise and experience in procurement, legal, finance and administrative matters and the President shall appoint the members of the Commission after such members have been nominated by the PAC and approved by not less than two-thirds of the elected members of the National Assembly.”The recommendations by the Public Accounts Committee, is expected to come up for debate on Thursday, when Ali presents the recommendations to the Full House for a debate on the suitability of the persons identified.Guyana Times has since learnt that the Committee during the course of its deliberations did in fact establish a sub-committee to shortlist the candidates vying for the available positions on the PPC.Among the persons that did not make the list to be recommended to the President were Balwant Persaud, Devan Khemraj, Brindley Horatio Robeson Benn, Cecil Jerrard Jacques, Lance Carberry, Dr Anand Goolsarran and Christopher Ram.With the establishment of the Public Procurement Commission, the role held by Cabinet in awarding Government contracts will be phased out.last_img read more

Senior Ooks finish second in season opening hoops tourney

first_imgAfter the defeat coach Ryan Leclair said he was satisfied with the finish considering the lack of practice time together leading up to the first tournament.“I was quite happy. They played really well. The first couple games of the season we didn’t know how it was going to go. We didn’t have a lot of practice time,” he explained. “They were very energetic and they were running hard. The defence was good all weekend.”The game was close after the first half as they Ooks were only down seven, but ended up struggling down the stretch as Nechako made adjustments in the second half. The final score was 68-27.- Advertisement -“Basically they took their trap off. We were getting some easy buckets off their trap and as soon as they did that it forced us to play offence and we hadn’t practiced much offence so we couldn’t get much going,” Leclair said.The girls will join the senior boys in Grande Prairie over the weekend for their second tournament of the year.last_img read more

5 teams advance!

first_img“Keep Your Five Alive” Indoor KO Competition…Linden’s Swag Entertainment provided fans with a glimpse of what is in store for opposing teams when they inflicted a crushing 6-1 drubbing on Georgetown’s Kingston as play in the “Keep Your Five Alive” Indoor Knockout Competition opened on Thursday night at the National Gymnasium.Part of the action in the ‘Keep Your Five Alive’ Indoor Knockout Competition at the National GymnasiumAppearing in the third game of the night, Swag were led to victory through a brace each from Colwin Drakes, who netted in the 9th and 11th minutes; and Jermaine Grandison, who netted in the 6th and 13th minutes.Clarence Huggins in the 7th, and Shane Luckie’s 20th minute strike completed their tally.Kingston’s lone response came off the boots of D. Christian in the 8th minute.Mocha’s Rhythm Stars were also in ripping form, dispatching Berbice Guinness champion Trafalgar 4-2, with Orville’s and Dorville’s solitary strikes supporting a pair from Steffon Stewart.Led by a double from Seon Grant, Agricola eliminated Broad Street, while Ryan O’Selmo and Tsekedi Sealey’s single efforts were enough to secure Sophia’s win over newcomers Avocado Ballers.In the final game of the evening, Leopold Street, one of the tournament’s favourites, beat Melanie 3-0, with their captain, Okenie Fraser, firing in a treble in the 4th, 12th and 20th minutes respectively.Buxton Diamond engage West Demerara Showstoppers, while the young Uprising team from the East Coast go up against Linden’s Silver Bullets.Ol Skool Ballers then collide with East Coast BV, before Ann’s Grove and North East La Penitence take to the court.The rejuvenated Tiger Bay unit then faces California Square, before Sparta Boss and Tucville bring the curtains down on the evening’s proceedings.Meanwhile, the organisers are reminding teams that only those winning will advance further in the competition.Over $800,000 in prize monies and trophies will be up for grabs.Complete ResultsRhythm Stars – 4 vs Trafalgar – 2Rhythm Stars ScorersSteffon Ramsay in the 13th and 16thOrville Stewart in the 1stDorville Stewart in the 18thTrafalgar ScorerOdari Miller in the 17th and 20thBroad Street – 1 vs Agricola – 2Agricola ScorerSeon Grant in the 2nd and 13thBroad Street scorerAkeem Sam in the 16thKingston – 1 vs Swag Entertainment – 6Swag ScorersColwin Drakes in the 9th and 11thJermaine Grandison in the 6th and 13thClarence Huggins in the 7thShane Luckie in the 20thKingston ScorerD Christian in the 8thAvacado Ballers – 0 vs Sophia-2Ryan Oselmo in the 2ndTsekedi Sealey in the 10thLeopold Street – 3 vs Melanie – 0Okenie Fraserin the 4th, 12th and 20thlast_img read more

Newcastle youngster in line for Yeovil loan move

first_img1 Gael Bigirimana Newcastle midfielder Gael Bigirimana is training with League One side Yeovil Town with a view to a loan deal.According to reports, the Toon have given the out-of-favour 21-year-old permission to train at Huish Park and he could join the Glovers in a short-term move to secure regular first-team football.Bigirimana has not featured for the Magpies since making an appearance in the Capital One Cup against Morecambe last season and still has three years left to run on his existing deal at St James Park.The former Coventry City man is unlikely to be available for Yeovil’s weekend clash with Fleetwood Town.last_img read more

Hamas: No future for peace deal

first_imgGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The Palestinians’ incoming prime minister said Sunday that Hamas is interested in a long-term truce with Israel but has no intention of seeking a formal peace agreement that would recognize the Jewish state. Also on Sunday, Israel’s acting foreign minister said Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is “not relevant” because of the election victory by the militant group Hamas. Israel and the U.S. consider Hamas, winner of January’s Palestinian elections, a terror group. Hamas does not recognize the existence of a Jewish state in the Middle East and has sent dozens of suicide bombers into Israel, killing hundreds. Ismail Haniyeh – the incoming Palestinian prime minister – on Sunday denied saying Hamas would consider peace with Israel under certain conditions. Israel says it will refuse to deal with a Hamas government unless the group recognizes the Jewish state, disarms and accepts past peace accords with Israel. Until Hamas meets these conditions, “everything else is empty words,” said Cabinet Minister Roni Bar-On. On Sunday, Israel’s acting foreign minister said Abbas is “not relevant” because of the victory of Hamas’ win in last month’s elections and its takeover of the Palestinian parliament and Cabinet. Tzipi Livni spoke after meeting U.S. envoy David Welch. The two discussed how to relate to Abbas, the Fatah leader who is president of the Palestinian Authority, in light of the landslide Hamas victory over Fatah. Last week Abbas picked Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to form a new Cabinet. Livni’s statement reflected an apparent difference in approach between Israel and the U.S. Israel Radio reported that Welch put forward a policy in which the U.S. would work with Abbas instead of the Hamas-led government, but Israel rejected that. Livni told Israel Radio that Abbas “can’t be a fig leaf for a terrorist authority.” 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Haniyeh was quoted by The Washington Post in its Sunday edition as saying Hamas would establish “peace in stages” if Israel would withdraw to its 1967 boundaries – before it captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem. But Haniyeh told reporters that his comments had been misunderstood. He said he was not referring to a peace agreement, only a “political truce.” Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri told The Associated Press that Haniyeh’s comments must have been mistranslated. Haniyeh has demanded that Israel make a full withdrawal from lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war, release Palestinian prisoners and allow the return of several million Palestinian refugees and their descendants to Israel. “Then Hamas can grant a long-term truce,” Haniyeh said. Israel has turned down the demands. While accepting the principle of an independent Palestinian state, Israel has said that it has no intention of returning to its prewar borders or accept return of refugees. last_img read more


first_imgFRIENDS of a teenage student who was the victim of a sex attack in Co Donegal have said she is “just relieved” after her attacker was jailed for nine years today.Forty-year-old Mark McAnaw, from, Harrow View, Harrow, Middlesex denied the charges during a 10-day trial at the Central Criminal Court.He was convicted unanimously by the jury last month of attacking the girl and sexually assaulting her on October 30, 2010. We have not gone into further details of the horrific attack at the request of the victim.A friend of the victim told “She (the victim) is just relieved that the case is over and that McAnaw is going away to prison for a long time.“She wants to thank the Gardai for all the work they did to bring this man to justice and she now wants to move on with her life.”During the case the court heard the victim had asked McAnaw if was going to kill her and he replied: “If you are a good girl, I won’t kill you.”Jailing the Englishman for nine years Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy said there had been ‘a very significant’ violence used by the Londoner and the attack had lasted ‘a considerable period of time’.He added: “She was visiting this country as a young student and so she was more vulnerable. She was alone in Ireland and this is a serious factor.”Mr Justice McCarthy refused a defence request to consider suspending part of the sentence.© 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on’S ‘RELIEF’ AS RAPIST JAILED FOR NINE YEARS was last modified: March 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgTHE NEXT charity motorcycle ride in Donegal will have one less bike, mourners at the funeral of popular Letterkenny man Paul Ponsonby were told on Sunday.There was standing room only at St Eunan’s Cathedral as family and friends attended Requiem Mass for Mr Ponsonby who passed away after a battle with illness at the Donegal Hospice on Friday.Father Eamonn Kelly told the congregation that Paul was a well-loved individual who had worked for BB Buses, at Unifi and as a breadman during his life. A member of The Rascals motorbiking club, bikers from all over the North West lined their bikes up outside the Cathedral.Paul’s helmet and gloves were carried to the altar during the offertory.As his coffin were carried from the church, he tune of Danny Boy was played.Mr Ponsonby was laid at New Lake Cemetery.  BIKERS SAY FOND FAREWELL TO PAUL PONSONBY was last modified: November 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:BIKERS SAY FOND FAREWELL TO PAUL PONSONBYlast_img read more

FIBA Africa U16: Gazelles defeat Tanzania to get off to flyer

first_img Tags: FIBA Africa U16 ChampionshipsgazellesMariam NajjumaRegina AjumaShilla Lumamusilverbacks FIBA Africa U16 ChampionshipTanzania 39-58 UgandaTuesday, 11-06-2019Kigali, WandaKIGALI – The Uganda Gallezes U16 national team got off to a brilliant start at the on-going FIBA Africa U16 Championships in Rwanda.The Junior Gazelles were on hand to defeat Tanzania 58-39 in Kigali.Shilla Lamunu led the way in terms of scoring, posting a game-high 19 points on the day.Uganda took the opening quarter 18-09 and always looked to be in control of proceedings.The second was however more competitive and saw Uganda fall 11-15 and go into the break with just a 4 point lead.It was in the third that Roger Sserunyigo’s side took the initiative as they won the quarter 16-2.In the end, the Gazelles won the game 58-39.Mariam Najjuma (12 points, 24 rebounds), Regina Ajuma (14 points, 21 rebounds) notched double-doubles for team Uganda.This is Uganda’s first victory in the competition while Tanzania have now won one and lost the other of their first two games.In their opening game, Tanzania defeated hosts-Rwanda 74-63.The Gazelles return to action on Tuesday against Rwanda while Uganda’s other team, the Silverbacks take on Rwanda in their first game.FixturesGirls: Uganda Vs Rwanda – 5pmBoys: Rwanda Vs Uganda – 7pmComments last_img read more

Massive Clearance Sale at Rossview Interiors and Donegal Tile Centre this weekend

first_imgRossview Interiors along with Donegal Tile Centre at Rossview Business Park, Letterkenny will have it all in their Massive Clearance Sale this weekend.If you are building or renovating, the famous marquee is the place to be! Advertisement Donegal Tile Centre have a large range of First Quality Wall and Floor Tiles clearing at Less than HALF Price – Wall Tiles from € 3.95 sq yrd and Floor Tiles from € 6.95 sq yrd.There is Vanity Units from € 89 and Quadrant shower enclosures and trays for only € 230 with massive savings throughout the store.There is huge savings in Rossview Interiors with a large range of furniture at never to be repeated prices.Examples of this are Gas Lift Storage Beds reduced from € 530 to € 260, Dining Sets reduced from € 1850 to € 995 and 40% Off a large variety of occasional furniture, light fittings and pictures. Advertisement So come along to the Massive Marquee Sale at Rossview Interiors and Donegal Tile Centre this Thursday to Saturday (April 11-13th).Open on Thursday to 7pm, Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9.30am to 5pmJust watch for the large Marquee from the Polestar Roundabout and take the time to browse …. You never know what you may see!Massive Clearance Sale at Rossview Interiors and Donegal Tile Centre this weekend was last modified: April 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Donegal Tile CentreRossview Interiorslast_img read more