Mother of 5 jailed for stealing $280,000

first_imgA woman was on Wednesday jailed when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, charged for robbery.Melinda Beaton, 31, of 45 A Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to her.It is alleged that on September 5, 2016 at Independence Boulevard, she stole 0,000 in cash from Curt Steele.The woman told the court that she offered to sell the Virtual Complainant a phone for 00, but instead he indicated that he preferred to have a sexual favour , a request with which she complied. After the intimate act occurred, the man fell asleep, and she stole the money and left.The mother of five told the Magistrate that she needed the money to buy school supplies. She was jailed for 18 months.last_img read more

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Machine operator remanded on narco charge

first_imgKeith StevensA 37-year-old heavy duty operator was remanded to prison on Tuesday when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Keith Stevens, of Lot 54 Republic Avenue, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), pleaded not guilty to the charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The prosecution is contending that on September 23, 2016 at First Avenue, Bartica, he had in his possession 14.61 kilograms of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The court was told that on the day in question, ranks on duty were on patrol when they saw the defendant with a large garbage bag acting in a suspicious manner. As such, the ranks approached Stevens, who then threw the bag in a parked car and attempted to escape. He was, however, pursued by ranks and eventually caught.The defendant’s Attorney contended that the prosecution’s case was flawed, claiming his client was an operator and the illicit drug was found in a car that his employer sent to pick him up. The Attorney added that his client only joined the taxi upon request of his employer and had no knowledge that the drug was in the car. As such, he requested bail which, however, was denied. The matter was transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court where it would be called again on October 12, 2016.last_img read more

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No cease order for RUSAL – President

first_imgThe conflicts surrounding Russian bauxite company RUSAL and its labour issues have not reached such a grave stage that it warrants a cease order. This is according to President David Granger.He made this assertion during his weekly telecast “The Public Interest” which was aired on Friday.An official order handed down by a Government agency or court directing a person or entity to stop doing something immediately is called a “cease and desist order.” Such an order effectively places an injunction on the person or entity that prohibits the named activity, labeling it suspicious or illegal.“I don’t think we need to reach the level of a cease order at this point in time. There are measures which could be put in place by the unions to ensure that the controversies are adjudicated and I do not think those measures have been exhausted at this point in time,” President Granger stated, in response to a question posed by one of the journalists on the panel.The Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) and RUSAL have had issues following the dismissal and suspension of 57 workers several years back.Some of the workers’ concerns raised over the years include being compelled to complete tasks without the necessary equipment to do the job; staff working far in excess of five years and receiving no raise in pay; staff reporting sick receiving pay eight hours for a three-day period, but upon resumption money is deducted from their salary; poor ventilation in office areas; and no occupational safety and health representatives or committee, among several other issues.The bauxite company recently disrespected the Government by failing to attend a meeting organised by Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence and Junior Minister Keith Scott to deliberate on the matter.Recently, the workers union expressed concerns over the company’s move to establish a Workers’ Social Welfare Committee, noting that it is an attempt to isolate employees from the unions.According to the Union, this Committee would be responsible for addressing workers socio-economic issues” and be its workers’ medium for communication and information flow to and from management.The Union contended that this move is unacceptable and infringes upon workers’ freedom to subscribe to a union of their choice.Nonetheless, President Granger holds out that there are measures that can be explored before Government makes any extreme decisions regarding this matter.“I urge that the Ministry of Social Protection remain engaged with the company, and if necessary, we can result to legal means to ensure workers’ rights are protected,” he said.RUSAL has been operating in Guyana since 2014.last_img read more

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Jordan announces $25,000 bonus for lowest paid public servants only

first_img…berates Private Sector, Chris Ram, Jagdeo over 2017 Budget criticismPublic servants earning less than $500,000 per month will be receiving a tax free $25,000 — the equivalent of US$117 (using current exchange rates) — this December as their Christmas bonus.This announcement was made by Finance Minister Winston Jordan as he closed his rebuttal arguments to the debates on the 2017 National Estimates in the National Assembly on Friday.According to Minister Jordan, the $25,000 is meant to ease the transition into the good life to be had, as a result of the way being paved in part through the Budget for 2017.This means that the lowest paid category of Government workers alone will benefit from the bonus being paid out by Government for 2017, less than half of what wasFinance Minister Winston Jordandemanded by the political Opposition in keeping with the annual tradition.Jordan wrapped up his debate following presentations by the penultimate speaker, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who was followed by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo. Nagamootoo in his presentation also launched an attack against the Opposition Leader, saying Jagdeo’s contribution was simply a ‘cuss out’ and ‘buse down’ before he ‘cut and run’ after preaching gloom and doom.Berates Private SectorIn his two-hour rebuttal to the one week of debates in the National Assembly, the Finance Minister launched in an almost vitriolic tirade against those levelling criticisms against the 2017 Budget.He singled out the Private Sector Commission (PSC) — the umbrella body for businesses in Guyana — the political Opposition and its leader, former President Bharrat Jagdeo, and eminent Chartered Accountant and member of the Government’s Tax Reform Committee, Christopher Ram, among others.The PSC had been vociferous in its public outcries against many of the budgetary measures announced by Minster Jordan.Signalling to his colleagues ahead of his rebuttal in the House that the proverbial ‘gloves are coming off’, Minister Jordan firstly lashed out at those who had criticised the early presentation of the 2017 Budget and the Private Sector, which he accused of picking up the mantle to criticise what was termed the haste in presenting the estimates.On the matter of consultations ahead of the Budget, the Minister insisted that his policy is that of an open door, and that interested parties did not have to wait until budget time to present a wish list.Don’t come to meHe referred to the Budget demands as a wish list, since according to Jordan many of the stakeholders will not present their proposals with accompanying analysis.According to Jordan, all and sundry are seemingly only interested in what concessions can be had, something he is not in favour of.“Everybody wants concession but they never tell you how much more jobs will bePrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo during his presentation on Fridaycreated,” or taxes to be paid, according to Jordan, saying the process is “not a numbers game, this is serious business and everybody knows like prices, concessions are sticky, once you give them it is difficult to take it back.”It was at this point during his presentation to the Government members in the House — since the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) members had left the proceedings — the Finance Minister recalled, “I told the Private Sector since last year don’t come to me for concessions… Don’t come to me for concessions, I don’t believe in concessions.”According to Jordan, concessions are sought by those only with sectional interest. Instead, he insisted on a “tax code that is uniformed and uniformly applied.”Repeatedly singling out the PSC for criticism, the Minister said there were already provisions in the laws for concessions and still there are demands so “how can you take such people seriously?”The Minister continued his tirade against the Private Sector Commission and recalled that during a recent function hosted by the Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA), he was forced to use as example a foreign investor.ConcessionsHe drew reference to Barbadian… Simpson, and his investment in the Rupununi on the Santa Fe Mega Farm.Jordan said to the House that the Barbadian investor is not a member of the PSC and “he don’t come bother us for concession, he want more land.”He told the House that the investor was actively engaged in the planting of rice and is looking to move into large-scale cattle rearing. He suggested the PSC should take a proverbial page from the book of the Barbadian investor.According to the Minister, while those on the local front are complaining, there are many overseas interest actively lining up to sink investments in Guyana, before bellowing “What is wrong with our local Private Sector… Every day you open the (news)paper is something about Jordan, something about the Government.”Other people are interested in Guyana, Jordan signalled to the private sector, warning that persons could very well come to wake up “five years from now, (and) other people would have taken over the country, while the private sector would be complaining to Government.”The Minister told the House that the reality is that Government is in fact trying to tell the private sector, “We want to work with you.”Jordan acknowledged the private sector as an important partner in the development of Guyana but cautioned that the partnership can’t be one-sided, “show me your card and I will show you mine… it can’t be sleight-of-hand.”The Finance Minister, in what can be perceived as a direct plea to the Guyanese populace listening to the presentations and debates said: “These aren’t people to be trusted, just as how you didn’t trust them in May 2015, they still up to their own ways, they are not to be trusted.”According to Jordan, the arguments were in fact just a litany of feeble attempts.Dismissing as ‘cult-like manner,’ Jordan recalled the persistent calls by the Opposition to withdraw the Budget.He dismissed the pleas as “nonsense” and accused the Opposition of seeking to wield power through the backdoor, in their calls to have the executive withdraw its budget.IsolationThe Finance Minister in defending the budgetary measures proposed, said that they cannot be taken into isolation. Jordan in fact insisted that Government is projecting losses in the vicinity of $10 billion as a result of the measures.According to Jordan, the tax measures are an important sacrifice to make in the paradigm shift contemplated by Government.He pointed to measures such as the further empowering of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to go after tax cheats and ensure laws of the country are enforcedAccording to Jordan, Government would have been able to do more to alleviate the plight of Guyanese, such as further decreasing in the income tax rates: “We would have loved to do more,” Jordan said, but lamented the state of the world economy along with that of Guyana’s and told the House, “at least we show intent.” (Gary Eleazar)last_img read more

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Win an ounce of gold with the Shamrock Industries Pot of Gold

first_imgSo all you have to do is put your name in the bucket and listen to Moose FM.  Visit anyone of the following sponsor locations and put your name in the draw.  Then starting on March 3, listen to Moose FM and when we announce your name you have 100.1 minutes to call us at 250-787-2222 and you will be in the draw.The more places you enter, the more chanes you have to win.Enter at the following locations…Shamrock IndustriesMicroage ComputersThe Hair BinMarcy’s Bright IdeasCentral EmporiumM&M Meat ShopsRadical StreetwearHeadspaceRosebrook FlooringFort City Chrysler- Advertisement -We’ll make the grand prize draw March 17, 2014 at 8:20 a.m. on Moose FM.  Good Luck.last_img read more

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Rachier among four Gor officials facing arrest

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 – The High Court in Nakuru on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest against five Gor Mahia officials for failing to meet hotel accommodation arrears amounting to Sh500, 000.Resident Magistrate Wilson Kitur issued the orders against Gor Mahia Chairman, Ambrose Rachier, Vice Chairman, John Pesa, Secretary General Ronald Ngala, Kennedy Otieno, and Team Manager Jolawi Obondo for failing to honor a court order demanding the club to pay the hotel arrears. The officials were also required to appear in court Tuesday but they absconded.Kitur said that having failed to honor the judgment of the court in 2015, they had a chance of appearing before the court to show cause but failed.Donnies Bar and Hotel Limited sued the senior officials and wants the club chairman, Rachier to explain why he should not be subjected to civil jail for disobeying a court order directing them to pay the Sh500, 000 arrears.Through lawyer Gordon Ogola, the hotel wants the court to commit Rachier to a civil jail for failure to pay the dues despite a court order.“Gor Mahia have neglected to honor and pay the whole amount and the balance is totaling to Sh437, 080,” Ogola said.Gor are scheduled to depart Monday for South Africa to take on SuperSport United in the return leg of CAF confederation Cup.The hotel sued the record 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions in June 2017 but the club failed to enter appearance prompting the court to issue a decree ordering Gor to pay the amount.He wants the club compelled by the court to pay the arrears and cost of the suit.Gor were in Nakuru for a pre-season match friendly against Western Stima when the players stayed at the hotel.The club responded by depositing Sh100, 000 but failed to proceed to fully settle the amount.According to Ogola, the hotel rendered accommodation services to Gor Mahia team on January 19, 2015 totaling to a fee of Sh637, 080.The case will be mentioned on May 8.-By Wanjiru Macharia-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Raphoe Playgroups now enrolling

first_imgRaphoe Family Resource CentreRaphoe Community Playgroup Co. Ltd.Enrolment now taking place for Raphoe Community Playgroup Co. Ltd. On Monday 6 th February 1.30 – 3PM & 6.30 – 8PM. Enrolment forms available for morning/evening sessions at the playgroup from Monday Jan 30 th (9am – 1PM daily) Available Schemes: Free ECCE. Subvention & Fee-paying Little Acorns PlaygroupLittle Acorns Playgroup is now enrolling for September 2017 & January 2018. Free Playgroup places are available- FREE OF CHARGE FOR 2 YEARS. Eligibility for the ECCE scheme- Available to children aged 3 years up to 4 years and 7 months.Please call into us to check your child’s eligibility and for enrollment forms or phone 085- 8484149. 50-50 Bonus BallThe winner of the weekly Bonus Ball was Ann O’ Donnell. Congratulations to Ann! The winning number was 45.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Raphoe Boxing ClubOn Friday night last club boxers Liam Crawford, Liam Mc Monagle and Oisin Mc Hugh represented Donegal V’s Derry at a major tournament in Buncrana and all three boxers turned in impressive gutsy performances only to lose out on points decision.On Saturday night next, club boxers Arron Mc Daid, Lee Doherty and Liam Crawford will be in action at a major tournament in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.On Sunday next Liam Mc Monagle, Oran Devine, Oisin Mc Hugh and Danny Buchanan will represent Co. Donegal at an Inter-County tournament in the Letterkenny Club House starting at 4PM. Great honour for all these young boxers who always do the Raphoe Club proud. Co. Donegal will come up against Co. Mayo and there will be 14 contests down for decision. Good luck lads!Best wishes for a speedy recovery goes to club President Tommy Stewart who is recovering after a serious bout of flu that had him in bed for the past 8 days. Get well soon Tommy from all at the club.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group.There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Sinead Mc Gavigan School of Dance (Hip Pop, Street Rock n Roll and Freestyle)Sinead Mc Gavigan School of Dance will recommence on Tuesday 7 th February 2017 @ The Volt House, Raphoe . 4-7 year old from 6.45 -7.30pm €4 per class and 8-12 year olds from 7.45 – 8.45pm €5 per class.Sinead is looking forward to seeing you all again and as always new faces are always welcome.Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Raphoe Playgroups now enrolling was last modified: January 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:playgroupsRaphoeRaphoe Family Resource Centrelast_img read more

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GARDA INSPECTOR IN CHRISTMAS ROAD SAFETY PLEA AFTER CAR CRASH CASE

first_imgA Garda Inspector has made an impassioned plea for safer driving in County Donegal this Christmas after a court case today in which a young driver without insurance faced a number of charges.Inspector David Murphy told Letterkenny District Court that he wanted the public to take “no chances” this year and urged the public to use taxis when out and about over the festive season.Before the court was Michael Goral, from Slieve Drum, Letterkenny. He faced a number of charges following a crash on December 22 last year in the town.Inspector Murphy said 20-year-old Goral was driving his father to and from a Christmas Party. However the accused man did not have insurance and was involved in a crash.The computer degree student at LYIT had passed his test a week earlier but his father had failed to include him in the insurance policy.The court heard that no-one was injured in the smash.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Goral to go on  the pro-social drivers programme and adjourned sentencing until FebruaryHis 47-year-old father was fined €200 for failing to have insurance.Inspector Murphy said he wanted a message to go out to the public as a result of this incident.“The Christmas season is upon us and I would urge people to engage the use of taxis when out and about,” said Inspector Murphy.“We want to keep the roads safe for all users this Christmas.”After the case Inspector Murphy told us: “We want people to enjoy a safe and peaceful Christmas and our officers will be out to make sure that people get home safely after a night out.“No-one should even consider taking a ‘chance’ by either drinking and driving or driving without insurance.“People should weigh up the options; do they want to take a life this Christmas on our roads and go to prison for it, or do they want to pay to get a taxi home safely. It’s a simple choice.”GARDA INSPECTOR IN CHRISTMAS ROAD SAFETY PLEA AFTER CAR CRASH CASE was last modified: December 10th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Christmas campaignGardaLetterkenny Courtsafetytaxislast_img read more

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Lifford man escapes jail after stabbing man with 12-inch knife

first_imgA 21-year-old Lifford man who stabbed another man in the back with a 12-inch knife has escaped jailed.Jordan Porter was given 240 hours of community service by Judge John O’Hagan after he pleaded guilty to stabbing Graham Allen in his car at Buthcer Street in Lifford on June 29, 2015. Porter, the Court heard, became involved with Allen. Allen had gone to Butcher Street to collect his girlfriend, who had been out with Porter’s girlfriend.Porter was said to have become aggressive after taking a mixture of alcohol and ‘magic dragon’ a substance that was legal in Norther Ireland at the time of the incident.Detective Garda John O’Sullivan said that Porter went into the house and got two kitchen knives before going at Allen, who was sitting in his car, and stabbing him in the back.Gardai were alerted to another incident between Porter and his own mother later that night. Porter was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station. Gardaí became aware of a stabbing in the Butcher Street area and a knife was recovered.CCTV showed that Allen attempted to drive off, but Porter stabbed him with the knife, inflicting a 20mm wound on Allen, who was not present at the hearing.Defence counsel Peter Nolan (BL) said that his client had attended White Oaks for a month to receive addiction treatment and was now living with his mother again.“He is a young man who made a grave error and I ask you to treat him a leniently as you can,” Mr Nolan said.Porter, who faced a maximum five-year sentence, apologised publicly to the court.Judge O’Hagan handed Porter 240 hours of community service in lieu of two years imprisonment.Lifford man escapes jail after stabbing man with 12-inch knife was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 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:Jordan PorterletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit CourtLiffordlast_img read more

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DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: WEEKEND FIXTURES GUIDE FOR JUNIOR B FINAL, U13s AND MINOR GAMES

first_imgLadies Football fixtures for this weekendSaturday 11th OctoberIn Páirc Naomh Colmcille NewtoncunninghanJunior B FinalN.Muire v Urris (11.30)U13 Competition N.Muire v Red Hughs (12.45)Fanad Gaels v Glenswilly (1.30pm)MacCumhaills v Dungloe (2.30pm)Killybegs v Buncrana (3.30pm)Sunday 12 October Minor Quarter FinalsMoville v St Eunan’s (11am)Ardara v Glenfin (12noon)Division 3 Buncrana v Cloughaneely (11am)DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: WEEKEND FIXTURES GUIDE FOR JUNIOR B FINAL, U13s AND MINOR GAMES was last modified: October 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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 ladies footballfixturesJunior B FinalMinorsU13slast_img read more

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