Teen charged for robbery

first_imgAn 18-year-old plumber was on Friday released on bail after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Leron Daly to answer a robbery charge.Kevin Roberts of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge that was read to him.The prosecution is contending that on March 18, 2018, while at Brickdam Georgetown, he robbed Karen Basdeo of one gold chain valued $56,000 while at the time of, or immediately after, he used personal violence towards the Virtual Complainant.The court heard in a bail application that no identification parade was conducted neither was a caution statement given by the defendant.However, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh objected to bail citing the serious nature of the offence.Roberts was represented by Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, who in a submission for bail asked that bail be granted in a small sum since his client is a first-time offender.Roberts was released on $50,000 and is expected to return to court on April 13.last_img read more

GFF does bit for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

first_imgAs Guyana observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has once again collaborated with the Guyana Cancer Foundation to spread awareness of the issue of breast cancer in Guyana.National U-20 players Adrian Aaron (left) and Javier Smith engage in some tree wrapping in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness MonthThis year’s partnership began on October 1 when two members of the National U-20 team – Javier Smith and Adrian Aaron – took time from their daily training to participate in the annual tree-wrapping exercise on Camp Street, Georgetown.“I feel proud to participate in this activity to spread awareness of breast cancer,” said Smith at the conclusion of the event. “Breast cancer affects everyone even though women are more directly affected. I was happy to be among those who wrapped the trees this year to raise the level of consciousness among persons about this condition,” the defender added.Aaron, who participated in the activity for the first time, said he was also proud and happy to participate: “I was also delighted to see so many persons having an interest in breast cancer awareness and trying to educate others about it. It was also good to have footballers as part of this important activity. Hopefully next year, I can be a part of it too.”The tree-wrapping exercise was held between Lamaha and Church Streets. Among those also present were First Lady Sandra Granger, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green, Health Minister Volda Lawrence, members of the diplomatic corps and other representatives of corporate Guyana and civil society respectively.This is the third year the GFF, as part of its corporate social responsibility, is partaking in Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities. The first year saw the Golden Jaguars participating in the tree-wrapping and outfitted in pink jerseys as part of their warm-up session for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) 2016 Scotiabank Men’s Caribbean Cup Championship match against Jamaica.This year, the GFF will also participate in the “Pink Friday” and “Pinktober Walk/Run” activities respectively even as the National U-20 team prepare for the group qualifiers of the CONCACAF Men’s U-20 Championship being held November 1-22 at the IMG Academy, Florida, USA.last_img read more

HORSE RACING ROUNDUP Unbeaten Nashoba’s Key serves notice at Oak Tree

first_imgFrom staff and news reports If the folks back in New Jersey are smart, they will keep close watch on their arms and legs in the coming days. It looks like Nashoba’s Key, a 4-year-old filly who never saw a person she didn’t want to bite or kick, is coming to town for next month’s Breeders’ Cup. A daughter of Silver Hawk, Nashoba’s Key remained unbeaten in seven career races Saturday with a three-quarter length victory over favored Citronnade in the $400,000 Grade I Yellow Ribbon Stakes during the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita. Hard Spun turned the tables on Street Sense, going right to the lead and then holding off the Kentucky Derby winner in a determined drive to win the $350,000 race at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. Hard Spun broke from the inside post and was taken to the lead immediately by jockey Mario Pino, with Street Sense just a half length on his outside. They ran that way down the backstretch, until Hard Spun edged away near the far turn. Jockey Calvin Borel tried to pull Street Sense even with Hard Spun as they came into the lane but, unlike when he ran down Hard Spun in the Derby, could not overtake the wire-to-wire winner. Hawthorne Gold Cup Student Council may not be a fluke, after all. Taking the lead in the stretch, Student Council pulled away for a 11/4-length victory over Jonesboro in the $500,000 race in Cicero, Ill., nearly six weeks after his surprise win in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar at odds of 23-1. Ridden by Richard Migliore, the 5-year-old Student Council ranged four wide around the final turn, caught Jonesboro at the top of the stretch and won in his first race for trainer Steve Asmussen, who took over for Vladimir Cerin. Staff writer Art Wilson contributed to this roundup.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It probably was the most impressive victory for Nashoba’s Key, considering she was chasing the Bobby Frankel-trained Citronnade, the 4-5 favorite who had things all her own way on the front end during the 11/4-mile turf event for fillies and mares only to be run down in the final sixteenth of a mile by one determined filly. “It looked like Citronnade was the only speed, and our filly, she’s very versatile,” trainer Carla Gaines said. “She can sit close to a slow pace or she can sit back off a fast pace. So she was positioned exactly where we wanted her to be.” Ridden by Joe Talamo, she was positioned in second place the whole way while Citronnade set slow fractions of 24.04, 48.31 and 1:12.39. But Nashoba’s Key, who overcame severe traffic problems while winning the Grade II Clement L. In two other Grade I Breeders’ Cup prep races at Oak Tree, Tiago outdueled Awesome Gem by a nose to win the $500,000 Goodwood Stakes for 3-year-olds and up and Cry and Catch Me hung a nose on Izarra in the $250,000 Oak Leaf Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Kentucky Cup last_img read more

Woman seriously injured in crash fined for no insurance

first_imgA young Clonmany woman, who crashed her car but has no recollection of the collision, has avoided a careless driving conviction but was fined for having no insurance.Chanise Gill, 21, of 36 Riverside Park, Clonmany, was charged with careless driving at Rashenny on August 27, 2018. She was also charged with driving without a licence or insurance and failing to produce her documents on the same date.She pleaded guilty to the no insurance and licence charge when she appeared before Carndonagh District Court. However her solicitor Ray Lannon argued that there was no evidence of careless driving.He said there was a collision at Rashenny around 8am on the morning of August 27 last, however he said there was no evidence as to what happened.Mr. Lannon explained that Ms. Gill, who had a provisional licence at the time, was driving from Clonmany to Carn when her car went off the road and ended up in a field.He said Ms. Gill suffered serious injuries, including a broken bone in her back and a perforated lung and only had a mild recollection of what happened.“In her memo of interview with the gardaí she said it may have been just a dream,” said Mr. Lannon.“There was no admission made in relation to her driving, she only has a mild recollection of the whole things and is going mostly on what people told her.”Mr. Lannon said there could have been interfering factors.“Gardaí found the car overturned in the field, there were no witnesses. We don’t know if any other vehicle was involved or not,” said Mr. Lannon.“There could have been intervening factors. I submit there must be a doubt.”Garda Inspector Denis Joyce said the car left the road on the left hand side and overturned into a field. He said the case rested on the photographs and memo of interview Ms. Gill gave the Gardaí.He said Ms. Gill was taken by ambulance to Letterkenny Hospital following the crash and a sample was taken but unfortunately it was not analysed for an intoxicant by the doctors.Judge Paul Kelly said the collision ‘seemed extraordinary’ in how it could have happened. However he warned Ms. Gill about driving unaccompanied on a provisional licence.“You are not permitted to be on the road without a fully qualified driver,” said Judge Kelly.“There is a reason for this legislation, had you had a full qualified driver with you, perhaps this might not have happened.”Despite this Judge Kelly said under the circumstances he would strike out the careless driving charge as he didn’t believe it ‘added up’.“The only person who suffered as a result of this collision was Chanise Gill herself,” said Judge Kelly.“I don’t think there is any merit in adding to her woes and I don’t believe the charge would add up anyway,” he said, dismissing the careless driving charge.In relation to the no insurance charge, Mr. Lannon said she had the car three weeks and was saving for insurance after being quoted €3,000.He said Ms. Gill recently started her own coffee shop in Ballyliffin and was employing two people. Mr. Lannon asked Judge Kelly not to ban his client on this basis.The District Court Judge fined Gill €200 for having no insurance and agreed not to disqualify her from driving. However, he warned her that ‘part of putting a car on the road was to ensure you had a licence and you could insure the car’.“If you can’t afford to pay for insurance you can’t afford to be on the road,” added Judge Kelly.Woman seriously injured in crash fined for no insurance was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 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

GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE

first_imgThe u8s, u10s and u12s continue their training on Saturday morning. The minors are away to Bundoran on Friday night.The summer league will start on Friday 27th April at 5.30pm in the banks and continue every Friday for 7/8 weeks. Teams will be posted on the website next week.The Seniors played Killybegs on Friday evening last and ended in a draw after a fine performance by all. On Sunday, Seniors and Reserves travelled to Ballintra with N. Brid the hosts. The Reserves got their first win of the season with a strong second half display. The Seniors went down by four points in the end. This weekend sees Fanad Gaels travel to the Banks on Sunday with Reserves at 1:30 and Seniors at 3pm. Peil na mBan – Ladies, Minor and U16 Training is on Tuesday and Thursdays at 8pm in the Banks. Next match for the ladies team is away to St.Nauls on Sun. 29th with a 12 noon throw in.U14 Girls had a hard earned victory over near neighbours Gaoth Dobhair on Tuesday night in the league.Comhghairdeas dó Sarah Doherty who won 2 gold medals and 1 bronze and Ailbe O’Donnell who won Bronze at the Indoor sportshall athletics meeting in Birmingham on Saturday Representing Donegal. Both these girls play u14 girls for Naomh Mhuire and Donegal u14 teams.The Club are organising a Scrap Saturday on Saturday May 5th. This is where we ask all from the area to bring along any old scrap metal to the GAA Club and we will separate it before off-loading it to a recognised recycling company. The Club benefits from this and uses the money raised for forthcoming developments such as the building of additional dressing rooms, improved coaching etc. The public who take the scrap down can get rid of metal which is gathering and by doing so are helping the Club and its youth. Lotto details for week 18th April. Jackpot 1640 euro. No jackpot winner. There was five match 3 winners:Patrick McGinley – Coilceim, Tony Doherty – Rann na Feirste, Joseph Gillespie – Mullachdubh, Madge Sharkey – Coilceim, Ailbe Ni Chomhnai – Rann na Feirste.Very positive response to the Naomh Mhuire 100 Club for 2012. New members have joined up, including those living in the USA and the UK. Collectors are asked to confirm with last year’s members for 2012. Monthly draw is €20 with half going back in cash prizes to members. Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie. GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: April 24th, 2012 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) Tags:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTESlast_img read more