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

Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce Awards Evening on Thursday

first_imgThe Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Wine and Cheese Awards Evenings this Thursday, Oct. 21.The event will be held at the Quality Inn and will start at 6 p.m. There will be three awards given out at this year’s event.- Advertisement -There will be awards presented to businesses that provided outstanding customer service and have 0-15 employees, and also to businesses that employ 16 or more employees. The other award will be given to the best business in the City.Nominations can be by customers and other businesses who have been ‘wowed’ by the customer service they have received.The event is free to both members and prospective members of the Chamber. Free appetizers and drinks will be provided during the first hour.last_img read more