12 Jan

Taxi driver gets bail for assaulting sister, daughter

first_imgA fifty-two-year-old taxi driver was on Friday released on $100,000 bail by Senior Magistrate Leron Daly on two counts of assault when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.3Peter Thompson of D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown, is accused of wounding Rita Howard with intent to disfigure or cause grievous bodily harm on April 30, 2018. In addition, he also allegedly assaulted Prisilla Thompson with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.Thompson denied the allegations that were made out against him. Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh did not object for bail to be granted to the accused and as such, he was released on $40,000 and $60,000 bail respectively.The matter was adjourned until June 15.last_img read more

12 Jan

24 months’ jail for father who stole jewellery to support kids

first_imgA father of three who stole jewellery and cash from his girlfriend to provide care for his children was on Monday jailed for 24 months.Thirty-five-year-old Winston Marshall of Georgetown told the Court that he stole the gold jewellery valued $847,000; $200,000 in Guyanese currency and US$300 from girlfriend Abeena Hudson’s D’Urban Street, Georgetown home.Police stated that Marshall stole the articles some time between April 6 and June 7, 2018.Hudson had the stolen items stashed in a suitcase and on June 7, she noticed that the said suitcase was out of place.After checking, the woman realised that the items were missing and as such, confronted Marshall. He admitted to the offence and was arrested by Police after Hudson reported the matter.He explained to Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman that he pawned the jewellery “to feed my children and to pay off my debts”.After considering the prevalence of the offence and to deter others from doing same, Magistrate Latchman imposed the sentence.last_img read more

12 Jan

Decomposed body of woman found in trench

first_imgDead: Diwantie LakerajThe partially decomposed body of a woman was on Friday morning discovered in a trench at Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice.The woman has been identified as 60-year-old Diwantie Lakeraj also called “Christmas” of Lot 66 Freeyard, Port Mourant.The body was discovered face down floating under a bridge at Dispensary Dam. The discovery was made at about 06:00h by persons who were making their way to work. Initial checks revealed no marks of violence on the body.She was identified by the clothing she was wearing by a sister. “Christmas” reportedly left home on Tuesday for church at Albion, Berbice, and never returned home. She reportedly lived alone.The woman is popularly known around the Port Mourant and Rose Hall Town areas where she solicits money and food from passersby.Asodra Ramana, the dead woman’s sister related that the body was found in a crouching position while adding that in the past, she would suffer seizures. It is believed that the woman suffered from one of them and fell into the trench.Her body is currently at the Bailey’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the woman’s demise.last_img read more

12 Jan

RocKIN the Peace – the Peace Country’s Originial Music Search

first_imgIt’s that time again to submit your music for RocKIN the Peace 2009. This year you’ve got even more time to come with up with your own original music of any format and submit it to see if you can win this year’s grand prize. You can submit any type of music that you’d like…the only catch is…it must be an original tune.  You must submit your music (up to 3 songs) on CD to Moose FM by March 7th, 2009. Get more details and the official entry form below or by visiting Moose FM at 10423 101 Ave.  You can also visit the official site at www.rockinthepeace.com – Advertisement -After March 7th, 2009 judges from the community will pick the top 10 songs.  Those songs will be put on the 2009 RocKIN the Peace CD.  That CD will be sold all around the BC Peace.  Plus those 10 artists/groups will perform at the RocKIN the Peace Concert at the NPCC.  There you will have the final say as to who wins the grand prize. RocKIN the Peace is brought to by the Kin Club of Fort St. John and Moose FM.last_img read more

11 Jan

B.C. Finance Committee’s Pre-Budget suggestions received mixed reactions

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The B.C. Finance Committee’s pre-budget recommendations are getting a mixed review from the B.C. Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.The bipartisan legislative committee was sent on a province wide tour by Finance Minister Mike de Jong to gather input for his 2016-17 budget, but according to the CTF’s Jordan Bateman, it came back with a list of recommendations that looked like a script of a 1966 Spaghetti Western: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.He puts into the Clint Eastwood, Good category, a recommendation that echoed the CTF submission to the committee to freeze and review the Medical Services Premium Tax.- Advertisement -However, that was about the extent of the good, as the committee heard from dozens of groups across the province and Mr. Bateman says it fell into the usual spending request trap, which he sees as The Lee Van Cleef Bad category.And then there’s the down right, Eli Wallach Sugar Drink Tax, Ugly recommendation.last_img read more