12 Jan

Nabbed fugitive slapped with narcotics possession charge

first_imgThe man who was on Thursday morning apprehended by Police in an abandoned house at Yakusari, Black Bush Polder was on Monday slapped with a narcotics possession charge when he appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court.The wanted fugitive, Vinod Gopaul pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. He was remanded to prison and would make his next court appearance at the Mibicuri Court on August 21.Nabbed fugitive Vinod GopaulGopaul was wanted by the Police following the fatal shooting of three bandits on May 19, 2019, at Black Bush Polder.He was charged for several counts of armed robbery. Most of the robberies were allegedly committed in the Black Bush Polder area and on the Corentyne Coast.In June 2011, Gopaul had escaped from custody. At the time, he was serving a sentence for the 2004 murder of his father whom he shot and killed.He was also among 18 prisoners who escaped from the Camp Street Prison in 2007 and was recaptured shortly after and charged while some of the other prisoners were shot dead.Further, he escaped again in June 2011 along with notorious high seas pirate Kevin “Long Hair” Narine, Rickford Le Fleur, and Vijay Seenarine of Skeldon.Following several robberies on the Corentyne, Police ranks raided the backlands of Johanna, Black Bush Polder with the aim of capturing the wanted bandits.last_img read more

25 Dec

Hernandez saves day for White Sox

first_img Williams didn’t need any reminding. The last player added to the postseason roster, Hernandez got the biggest outs for Chicago on Friday when he pitched out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam to help the White Sox beat Boston, 5-3, and sweep the defending World Series champs out of the playoffs. “We’re not done. I don’t think we’re satisfied,” said Paul Konerko, who hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth. “I think we match up well in this next series with anybody.” The White Sox lost in the ’19 and ’59 Series and the ’83, ’93 and 2000 playoffs. With the three-game sweep, they are the first team to advance to the second round of the playoffs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Words can’t describe the job that he did,” Williams said. “The coaches lobbied hard for him and they had some convincing to do. But I’m the guy who signed him and go back to your notes and take a look at the reason why.” Hernandez, who made the roster instead of talented rookie Brandon McCarthy, is 9-3 in the postseason and was on the mound to finish off the Red Sox for the Yankees in the 1999 ALCS. This time, he helped the White Sox win their first playoff series since Shoeless Joe Jackson’s team won it all way back in 1917. Two years later, Jackson’s “Black Sox’ took payoffs from gamblers to throw the Series. Eight men were out banned from baseball for life and every White Sox player since has lived with a longer but lesser-known “curse’ than the supposed one the Red Sox busted when they ended their 86-year drought last season. “Finally, we make another big step,” manager Ozzie Guillen said. “They have waited a long time for this moment. And this team is making it happen this year.” The White Sox, who let Cleveland erase most of a 15-game lead in the AL Central, will have home-field advantage in the AL championship series against the New York Yankees or Angels. center_img BOSTON — Orlando Hernandez bounced through the Chicago White Sox clubhouse and headed for general manager Kenny Williams. The boss was already drenched with champagne. “I told you so!” Hernandez shouted. “I told you so!” last_img read more