Ex-convict gets bail for allegedly abusing, threatening cousin

first_imgA former West Bank Demerara (WBD) convict is once again before the court, but this time on allegations that he verbally abused and threatened his cousin.Thirty-four-year-old Junior Forester, called “Banga” of Lot 156, Patentia East, WBD, appeared before Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Thursday when he was arraigned for using abusive language against James Forester, at Lot 2 Stanleytown on December 18, 2017.The Police further stated that on that same date, he also used threateningIn August 2016, Junior Forester called “Banga” was sentenced to serve 18 months in jail for possession of stolen itemslanguage towards his cousin at the same premises. The defendant initially entered a plea of guilty with explanation, but based on his account of what transpired; the court entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf. Forrester, who says he now works at a wash bay in Stanleytown, admitted that he had spent 18 months in prison for a robbery charge. As the prosecution had no objections to him being granted his pre-trial liberty, “Banga” was released by Magistrate Liverpool on $10,000 bail. He will return to court on March 15 for report and fixtures.During August 2016, “Banga” was found guilty of possession of stolen items. The particulars of the previous charge had stated that on August 12, 2016, between 06:30h and 08:15h, he had broken and entered the dwelling house of David Ambedkar at Lot 47 Area L, Patentia Housing Scheme, WBD, and stolen a quantity of jewellery, $80,000 in cash, two wristwatches and an iPhone, amounting to $500,000.During his trial for that matter last year, Forrester denied that he had entered Ambedkar’s house. However, he did admit that he bought the watches from a man called “Todd” for $10,000, and thereby entered a guilty plea to a possession of stolen property charge. It was on these grounds and other surrounding factors such as a previous conviction that he went to jail for 18 months.The prosecution’s case for the robbery matter had stated that Forrester was seen leaving Ambedkar’s home on the morning of the robbery. Acting on this lead, the Police had carried out a search of his home where the two watches were discovered.last_img read more

Jagdeo blasts “doctored” Police report in Berbice LGE fraud case

first_img…questions GPF’s failure to question perpetrators Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has been left pondering over the Police’s definition of forgery after Justice Navindra Singh dismissed the People’s Progressive Party/Civic’s (PPP/C) legal challenge to remove some 50 names from an Alliance For Change (AFC) list of backers for the November 12 Local Government Elections.Justice Singh ruled earlier this week that there was no evidence of fraud, trickery or threat and noted that there was no basis to ask the Chief Elections Officer to strike out the names of the nominators from the AFC’s Lists of Candidates. Jagdeo, however, feels the case could have been dismissed due to the Police’s report in the matter being “heavily doctored”.He said the new life the AFC was given with the recent ruling will be ‘short lived’ as he stressed that his party will be seeking legal advice on the report as he indicated that the case could be challenged all the way to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).“We are fighting for the rights of all Guyanese; this is a test case to us. Whether it is concluded before the elections or not, it is not important for us but we have to get a ruling on this matter all the way maybe to the CCJ,” Jagdeo revealed.He also questioned why the Police did not interview the alleged perpetrators though they were seen on television denying the alleged forgery. Jagdeo, reading from Police report on Thursday, said one of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s family members tricked Hemraj Mohadeo, Anita Mohadeo and Parvattie Thomas into backing the AFC.“Now the report is heavily doctored… a Ryan Mohadeo says that Abraham Nagamootoo went to his home with papers in his hands and told him that he wanted to become the Chairman for Bloomfield/Whim Villages and that he needed persons to support him.Mahadeo asked him if it had anything to do with the upcoming elections and he said no… this is in the Police report. Nagamootoo then told him to sign it which he did and Mohadeo took the paper to his family members and they signed also… so the Police’s conclusion is that at no time was he or his family forced to sign the document,” Jagdeo read from the Police report.Questioning the dismissal of the case, the Opposition Leader queried whether there is a new parameter for forgery: “So now trickery, forgery, misleading people and deception is not really deception unless you hold the person’s hand and force him to sign the paper… Nagamootoo through trickery said that the document had nothing to do with elections and got Ryan Mohadeo to sign the document… that’s a new parameter for forgery, if you do not hold the persons hand and force him to sign the document then you cannot be committed or charged for forgery any longer,” Jagdeo said.He later observed that there was another case of deception recorded in the report where AFC supporters allegedly tricked a number of persons into signing theirs list, claiming to be conducting the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) registration.“…[Abraham] Nagamootoo went and met with them and told them that he was doing registration for the upcoming elections and that he required their ID cards and they have to sign which they all did… here in the report Nagamootoo told them that he was doing registration on behalf of GECOM, is this not trickery?” Jadgeo questioned.According to Jagdeo, the report is replete with examples of deceit, trickery and fraudulent behaviour on the part of AFC members in procuring signatures. He further questioned why the Police report was not sent to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice but went instead directly to Justice Singh.Shafraz Beekham, of Letter Kenny Village, Corentyne, and 49 other persons from the Bloomfield/Whim, Corentyne area, filed affidavits saying that they were misled into believing that they were supporting a party of their choice when in reality, they actually were “misled” into signing AFC’s nominator lists.The PPP’s legal suit was filed on behalf of Beekham.last_img read more

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun golf tournament tees off Saturday

first_imgMembers and non-members are able to register for the tournament. Registration costs for members is $80 for the weekend, while non-members will pay $100.Saturday will begin with registration at 9 a.m. That’s followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Two person scramble or individual stroke play will make up both days of the event. Aside from the golf, breakfast, dinner, prizes, a horse race and other entertainment will all be part of the day.On Sunday registration will start at 10 a.m. and tee times slated for 11. Snacks and prizes will also follow. – Advertisement -To register for the tournament you can call 250-789-3711.last_img read more

BREAKING! Sunderland to sign Netherlands international in £12million deal

first_img1 Sunderland are closing in on Dynamo Kiev attacker Jeremain Lens.The Black Cats have tracked the pacy winger all summer and they now look to have beaten Turkish giants Besiktas to his signature.The Netherlands international confirmed he is keen on a switch to the Black Cats on Monday and is now set to undergo a medical and to complete the formalities on a £12million deal.“I have never made a secret of the fact that I like the Premier League. Despite Dynamo playing in the Champions League, now it seems like a great opportunity to make the switch,” he said.The move will reunite Lens with Dick Advocaat, the 27-year-old having previously worked under his compatriot during spells at AZ Alkmaar and PSV.He added: “We have previously worked well together at AZ and PSV. We know each other – that’s ideal. It’s not all there yet, but it should be clear that I am really keen on a transfer.”Subject to a successful medical, Lens will become Sunderland’s third signing of the summer as Advocaat continues to reshape a squad that finished just three points above the relegation zone last season.He will join Sebastien Coates and Adam Matthews in moving to the Stadium of Light in the close season. Jeremain Lens last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp stresses need for patience with Liverpool rebuilding job

first_img Jurgen Klopp Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool fans to stay patient, claiming it will take huge work to bring major success to the club.On his arrival, the German vowed to end the Merseyside club’s long title drought.But Klopp insists it will take considerable time for his rebuilding job at Anfield to bear fruit, particularly with so much competition the Premier League.Top-flight sides will share an estimated £8billion in broadcast rights from 2016-17, meaning plenty of clubs have the financial power to compete with Liverpool.“I’ve been here for four months now and I really get the impression that everybody in this club is hungry for success,” Klopp German media ahead of next week’s return home to face Augsburg in the Europa League.“And despite everybody longing for very quick success they all are ready to be patient and to invest a certain amount of time that is necessary to gain that success.“Problem is: the last big trophies have been won a few years ago. It’s a problem that many great clubs have in the present. You have to deal with that because obviously there are reasons for that.“We are trying to bring that success back to the club but both the Manchester clubs and a few London clubs invest a lot.“So if you make a few good decisions that doesn’t necessarily mean that you make steps ahead on the Premier League table because these clubs are making the right decisions too.“Everyone in Germany knows about the TV money in the Premier League and thinks it would be fun in the Bundesliga with this money, but here you have rivals with the same money so it’s not easy.”Klopp joked that even though he is earning more money as Liverpool manager than he did at Borussia Dortmund, the amount of time he is spending at work means there is little difference.“It is intense, there is a real intensity here in English football,” added the German.“It pays more, but if I convert my hourly wage I earn probably the same as in Dortmund!“I feel very comfortable over here. It’s a special club, a special place. It’s an honour and it’s great fun and a great adventure to be here.“That’s the thing with Liverpool – you can’t become someone in this club without being a great person.“For everyone in this club, football is important but they want the whole person. Either you are that person or they make you that person.” 1last_img read more

Flowers planted in memory of slain pastor

first_imgSELMER, Tenn. – Members of the congregation planted flowers Saturday outside the Fourth Street Church of Christ as they waited for their minister’s wife to be brought home to face first-degree murder charges in the death of her husband. The gardening project and a spring cleanup had been planned weeks ago by Matthew Winkler, the 31-year-old minister who was shot to death at the parsonage he shared with his wife, Mary, and their three young children. “We’re doing this because Matthew wanted us to,” church member James Turner said as he dug a spade into the dark soil of a flower bed. “It keeps us busy,” said Jimmie Smith, a retired counselor. Police found Mary Winkler, 32, and her daughters late Thursday about 340 miles from home in Orange Beach, Ala., where she had rented a condo. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 She did not resist extradition, and Saturday afternoon McNairy County sheriff’s deputies brought her to jail in Selmer, a west Tennessee town about 80 miles east of Memphis. Mary Winkler said nothing and kept her head down as she was taken from an unmarked police car into the building. Police said she confessed to the killing and she was charged Friday with first-degree murder, a crime that requires premeditation. Authorities refused to disclose a motive. “Listen, the Mary we knew didn’t do this,” Anita Whirley said as she planted purple, yellow and red pansies. “She was a wonderful person. We just don’t understand.” Matthew Winkler was found dead in a bedroom at the couple’s home in Selmer after church members went looking for him because he did not appear for a service. The parsonage is about two miles from the church in a quiet, heavily wooded neighborhood. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent John Mehr has said police know why she shot her husband, but he would not disclose the suspected motive except to say police did not believe it was infidelity. He would not comment on whether Mary Winkler had accused her husband of abuse. Court papers offered no hint of a motive. An Alabama judge released the Winkler children – Breanna, 1; Mary Alice, 6; and Patricia, 8 – to the custody of their paternal grandparents. Mary Winkler was at the custody hearing Friday in handcuffs. The family had moved to Selmer a year ago when Matthew Winkler was hired for his first job as the lead minister of a Church of Christ congregation. Church members described them as a devoted couple, good parents and good friends. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgLocal music producers Reuben Keeney and Rafii aka Sean Tianihad are today celebrating major success in the US Billboard Music Awards.Reuben KeeneyAn album they have been involved in has scooped the top DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM of the year.The artist is Lindsey Stirling, and the album is Shatter Me. She appeared to a capacity audience in Dublin last November. Reuben Keeney will be appearing Outhouse The Marquee here in Letterkenny on the 31st May.This show, Letterkenny’s first all day outdoor Dance event, is expected to attract over 1000 people. Tickets are still available through An Grianan Theatre and all Four Lantern outlets around the county.LOCAL MUSIC PRODUCER REUBEN HAS MAJOR US BILLBOARD SUCCESS was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by StephenShare 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_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes:Seniors:Our domestic season came to a finish last Saturday with us beating Round Towers in the Conway cup final and in doing so winning our fourth London trophy. It has been a great journey for these bunch of lads after the disappointments of the previous season to come out and show great grit and determination to win all in front of them.Credit must go to new manager Barney Breen who in his first year back in London since the mid-eighties has brought his own style and ideas to the table and it has proven a journey worth taking.For the record our senior team has won Conway and Tipperary cups. League, championship and our sevens tournament with our reserve team winning the league and championship.So all said it has been a remarkable season for the club with still the All-Ireland club Quarter final against the Connaught championships to be played on Sunday 14th December in Ruislip. RIP:The club pass on our condolences to former member and Social club manager Adrian Byrne who sadly lost his brother Stephen to illness last week in Australia.The burial took place last Friday at his home village of Glencolmkille in Co Donegal, our thoughts and prayers are with Adrian and his family at this difficult time.Quiz Night:Many thanks to all of the teams who attended our quiz night last Saturday evening in the club house which was a club fundraiser. Well done to quiz masters Barney and Stocker in keeping the house in order. Wedding Bells:Congratulations to club player Keith Morrow who recently tied the knot with fiancé Catriona in a reception in County Offaly.Paul Coggins:Club stalwart Paul Coggins has taken on another year as London football manager after completing his three year term. Paul without doubt has brought the County team to another level and all at the club wish him well for the coming season. Michael Kingston:All at the club pass on our best wishes to assistant club PRO Michael Kingston who recently was awarded the Lloyds list award as Maritime lawyer of the year.Michael does a great amount of work for the club behind the scenes and this is a great achievement to collect this award.Farewell:The club bids farewell to club member Chris McGovern who is leaving these shores to take up work in his home county of Derry.Lottery:Lotto results for 23/10/14 Jackpot £3000, numbers drawn 1-8-14-16No jackpot winners £25 lucky dip winners Jim Cunningham, c/o Three Wishes, Declan Lennon, Online, Luke Kavanagh, c/o T O’Connor, Karen Doherty, c/o Conningham Arms.Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS COMPLETE INCREDIBLE SEASON BY WINNING THE CONWAY CUP was last modified: November 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesSportTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more


first_imgThere is only one week left to register for the craziest thing you will do this summer. Extreme Adventure in Letterkenny are getting things all tied up (including bales) for the Gateway to Hell Mud Run next Saturday July 18th.The Old Foundry in Letterkenny (formerly Letterkenny Paintball) will be the venue for a morning filled with mud and water, obstacles and barriers and more importantly fun and exercise. Offering both a 5k and 10k course for those who dare sign up to get waist-deep for parts of the day.Entrants can take things at their own pace should they wish and if not, there will be a time clock in operation for those looking to keep a record or have competition among their group.Whether you want to run or walk your given course, that’s up to you! Either way, be prepared for some sliding, slipping, slumping, skipping and sludging.Successfully complete the ‘Gateway to Hell’ Mud Run Challenge and you will have rightly earned the right to wear your very own t-shirt. All entrants will receive their free event t-shirt at the event.The event is open to clubs and charities to raise money and you can simply ask for a sponsor card from Extreme Adventure and get sponsored to complete the event.The event will kicks off at 10am on Saturday morning for the 10km run and at 11am for the 5km run.Participants are asked to be at the venue 45 minutes before they are due to start and there will be car parking facilities availableYou can register up until the day of the event but people are asked to register prior to the event either online at http://www.extremeadventure.ie/gateway-to-hell/ or next Friday the 17th July you can call out to Extreme Adventure (formerly Letterkenny Paintball) Lurgy Letterkenny Co Donegal between 4pm and 8pmThe best thing about this great event is that after there will be a BBQ at The Orchard Bar in Letterkenny complete with a FREE drink to quench that thirst and that’s not all. Each of those who participate will also get FREE entry to The Pulse that night. Get booking and do something different this summer and make it a memorable one.For more information contact Gerard on 0863831188 and he will be glad to help.ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH? REGISTER NOW FOR THE GATEWAY TO HELL MUD RUN was last modified: July 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GATEWAY TO HELLMUD RUNnewsSportlast_img read more

Listen: Returned faces rising the optimism for Ryan McHugh

first_imgRyan McHugh believes Donegal’s jigsaw is piecing together at just the right time.Donegal staged a stirring second-half comeback yesterday at Pairc Ui Rinn to overcome Cork and put them firmly in the promotion shake-up.Definitely delighted, first and foremost with the win,” McHugh said. “That’s what we came for, to go back with two points.“We’d be disappointed with the last five minutes of the first half but, after that, we showed good composure and good skill to kick 1-13 in the second half.”Yesterday marked the returns of the likes  of Neil McGee and Paddy McGrath to a playing capacity with Michael Murphy making his first start of the year.McHugh said: “It’s great to get back as a squad and as a team. You want to have the best players playing every day.’ The 2018 All-Star was speaking to Ocean FM’s Paddy McGill. Listen to the full interview below … Listen: Returned faces rising the optimism for Ryan McHugh was last modified: March 16th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Allianz League Division 2CorkMichael Murphyneil mcgeePaddy McGrathRyan McHughlast_img read more