‘Anxious, hopeful’: US voters react as polls close

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Axne says she’s worried about on-going Middle East turbulence

first_imgWASHINGTON — Congresswoman Cindy Axne, a Democrat from West Des Moines, says lawmakers need to know the backstory of why President Donald Trump ordered the airstrike that killed an Iranian military general.“There’s no mourning over the fact that a bad guy’s been taken out,” Axne says. “It’s the issue of making sure that the the actions that we take are the right actions to protect our country against on-going turbulence.”Trump Administration officials say Qassem Soleimani was killed to stop an imminent threat. Democratic leaders in the U.S. House have drafted a resolution that would limit President Trump’s ability to continue to order strikes in Iraq without congressional approval.Axne says she needs to see the resolution before deciding how she’ll vote, but Axne says she’s concerned the U.S. is moving toward a dangerous situation.last_img read more

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1 in custody, investigative team from Georgetown deployed

first_imgPomeroon execution…2 main suspects still at largeFollowing the execution-style killing of two Lower Pomeroon residents on Sunday, the Police have reported that they have one farmer in custody while they seek the two main suspects.The victims – 28-year-old Ambrose Baharally, called “Jadge” of Grant Stelling Hope and 23-year-old Martin Goddete of Friendship, Canal Lower, Pomeroon River were said to be imbibing when they were shot to the head by two men known to them.The Police have since deployed a high-level investigative team to the area to assist with investigations. The man in custody is said to be a farmer who was at the scene, but the men accused of pulling the trigger are yet to be apprehended.According to information, the incident occurred about 15:30h. Police from G Division are currently hunting for one suspect called “Wood” from Shell Beach, Essequibo.The dead men: Ambrose Baharally and Martin GoddeteInformation reaching Guyana Times revealed that the two men, earlier in the day, made contact with Baharally and Goddete indicating that they were going to visit them during the day. The men reportedly visited the two now dead men around 15:00h and were armed at the time.Baharally’s widow, Cilicia Williams told this publication that Goddete visited their home around 09:30h and after some time her husband and him began to drink “High Wine” on a culvert by the river.The saddened woman disclosed to Police that around 15:10h on Sunday, she saw the suspects drive up in a boat and they subsequently shook her husband’s and his friend’s hands. She said the group of men were having a conversation and were in high spirits. Williams added that she then left the men and went to tend to her children when she heard two loud bangs and then discovered her husband and his friend falling to the ground.“I heard two loud sounds, it was two gunshots; by the time I watched, out my husband… I was so helpless to see my husband in the pool of blood, I began to scream where persons rushed over,” Williams exclaimed.The gunmen reportedly headed east on the river immediately after the horrendous act.An alarm was raised; persons from the neighbourhood gathered on the scene and Police were summoned. Many persons who were around told this newspaper they were shocked to see such a tragic incident.“When we went, we saw two men shot to their heads; it was a clean shot, the bullets passed through, it was heart-wrenching to see such thing,” one person said.Another resident said he passed earlier to go to his farm when he saw the two friends drinking. He said he did not know it was the last time he would have seen them.When asked about the now deceased men, persons said that Baharally was a quiet person and he used to cultivate crops on a large scale. Persons were shocked to discover that he was shot.Meanwhile, Police visited the scene where 9mm spent shells and 9 mm live rounds were found. Baharally’s and Goddete’s bodies were removed and taken to the Charity Oscar Joseph Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival. The bodies are currently at the Suddie Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more

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