Mackenzie man sentenced and fined for narco trafficking

first_imgJamal Marcus Jr was on Tuesday sentenced to three years in prison and fined ,000 by Magistrate Clive Nurse after he was found guilty of being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.The defendant, who hails from Lot 789 Determa Street, Mackenzie, Linden, entered a not-guilty plea to the charge which stated that on Monday, June 6, 2016, he had 38 grams of cannabis sativa in his possession while at Ituni Village, Upper Demerara.According to the prosecution’s facts, on the day in question about 08:30h, the defendant was observed by Police acting in a suspicious manner in public which subsequently led to his apprehension. The facts also stated that the defendant identified himself and a search was conducted of his body which led to the discovery of a black plastic bag, which contained the leaves, seeds and stems of the cannabis sativa plant, concealed in his crotch. He was then arrested, told of the offence committed, and later charged.last_img read more

2 remanded for shooting at Police

first_imgTwo men were on Tuesday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when they appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for discharging a loaded firearm at two Police Officers.Jamal Jeriah shortly after his arrestJunior John, 32, of Lot 60 East La Penitence, Ruimveldt and Jamal Jeriah, 21, of Lot 236 B Albert Street, Queenstown were not required to plead to the indictable charge. A third accomplice – Carlton Bourne, 21, of Norton and Chapel Streets, Georgetown, was also charged, but did not make an appearance since he was remanded to prison on Monday last after he was slapped with several other charges of similar nature.The court heard that on August 1, 2018, while the men were in the vicinity of Norton and Chapel Streets, Georgetown, they discharged a loaded firearm at Police Constable Royston Mendonca with intent to maim, disfigure, or cause actual bodily harm.It was also alleged that on the same day, the men also discharged a loaded firearm at Police Constable Lester Lewis.Defence Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, in a bail application for John, told the court that his client was never found with a weapon on his person. He further noted that his client was arrested while he was asleep several hours after the alleged shooting.Meanwhile, Attorney-at-Law Kezia Williams, in a bail application for Jeriah, told the court that her client was shot as he was being apprehended.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail being granted on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence. However, Magistrate McLennan upheld the prosecution’s request and remanded the men to prison until August 27, 2018.Additionally, Jeriah was slapped with two additional charges of gun and ammunition possession.The charge stated that on August 1, 2018, at Norton and Chapel Streets, he had in his possession a .357 revolver without being a licensed firearm holder at the time.Another charge stated that on the same day in question, Jeriah also had in his possession four matching rounds along with one spent shell.Prosecutor Mansfield objected to bail being granted and the man was also remanded on this charge.The matter will continue on August 27, 2018.Reports are that on August 1, the car in which Jeriah, John and Bourne were travelling was intercepted by Police at Norton and Chapel Streets, about 15:00h. According to the Police, ranks noticed the occupants of the car acting suspiciously and followed it.Reports are that as the men observed that they were being followed, one of them opened fire in the direction of the Police ranks, jumped out of the car, and headed towards Princes Street, Georgetown. This resulted in an exchange of gunshots, and Jeriah was shot in his right shoulder.He was subsequently picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital. When this publication visited the scene, Police Officers were seen searching the car and the area. A .357 revolver, with four matching rounds of ammunition and a spent shell, was allegedly recovered.last_img read more

Domestic worker charged for $5.1M jewellery heist

first_imgSenior Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday granted a Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD), resident bail after she pleaded not guilty to a theft charge when she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Thirty-eight-year-old Suranie Singh of Timehri, East Bank Demerara, stood before Magistrate Daly and denied the charge which read that between May 1 and June 11, 2019, at Houston, East Bank Demerara, she stole a number of gold rings, chains and diamond jewellery to the tune of over $5.1 million, property of Deomattie Singh.Defence Attorney, Paula DaSantos in her application for bail, told the court that her client is the only source of income for her four young children, while explaining that the stolen items were not found in Singh’s possession. She further noted that all employees of the virtual complainant have to go through a thorough security check before leaving the premises.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh did not object to bail being granted but asked the Magistrate to attach conditions if bail is granted.The defendant was placed on $250,000 bail and ordered to lodge her travel documents and to report to the Ruimveldt Police Station every Monday until the determination of the case.Singh will make her next court appearance on July 26, 2019.last_img read more

4 suspects arrested in bank heist

first_imgInvestigators said they think the robbers switched cars there, then tried to head out of town. About 15 minutes later, four people were stopped at gunpoint on the I-5 near Calgrove Boulevard and arrested. Deputies found evidence inside the teal-colored Acura Integra that linked them to the heist, Cambra said. Information about the suspects was withheld as the investigation continued. (661) 257-5251 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – Four people suspected of robbing a Saugus bank at gunpoint Wednesday were arrested a short time later while fleeing south on Interstate5, sheriff’s officials said. The suspects – three men, 18, 19 and 32, and a 17-year-old boy – were booked at the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station on suspicion of robbery and were to be questioned by the FBI, sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Cambra said. Bail was set at $100,000 for each. Three robbers entered the Bank of America at Bouquet Canyon Road and Seco Canyon Road shortly before noon. One held a gun on customers as two others went behind the counters and took thousands of dollars, then fled in a light-blue Toyota Cressida, according to a sheriff’s report and a police radio broadcast. That car, identified by witnesses down to the license plate, was found abandoned behind a Saugus apartment complex near the bank, Cambra said. Inside the vehicle, deputies found some of the cash taken, covered with red dye from a booby-trapped pack. last_img read more

Video games, cellphones spotlight in ICBC road safety speaking tour

first_imgThat’s what led Drew to become ICBC’s road safety speaker, and today at North Peace Secondary, he explained to upcoming grads the dangers of irresponsible driving.He says common factors that come into play include a teenager’s sense of invisibility, the prominence of racing video games, and the distraction of cellphones.“If you guys can’t put these things [cellphones] away for five minutes – this is your generation’s killer and you don’t get it,” Drew loudly proclaims.- Advertisement -“Video games, car games – I hate them. They teach you nothing but bad habits.”While Drew put on a ‘tough guy” attitude, there were many times when he becomes chocked up while talking about his late teenage son Jason Drew.“If we soft-sell a message like this, it goes in one ear and out the other,” says Drew. “We hard sell it – it’ll stay for a while longer.”Advertisement He gave students some tips if they find themselves in a dangerous situation moving forward – which includes being a R.A.T.T. (Responsible Adult Think Teenager.)He concluded by reminding students of the ripple affect this type of tragedy could have on a community, and even worse, the parents.“If I could make that difference in their community where they can keep one tragedy for happening, there’s a tidal wave that isn’t going to hit a family and a ripple effect go through a whole community,” Drew explains after his presentation. “I know how big of a loss my son, his passing, had on his grad class when he passed away.”Today was just part of Drew’s three-month speaking tour amid graduation season.Advertisementlast_img read more

Donegal soldier is bound to the peace after assault

first_imgA 32-year-old soldier from Donegal has been bound to the peace by a District Court Judge.Gary Heaney, of 1 Rossgier Close, Porthall, was before Letterkenny District Court on charges arising out of an incident on July 18, 2015. Heaney, a member of the Defence Forces, was charged with assault, with using threatening, abusive, insulting behaviour and of being intoxicated in a public place at the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Heaney to keep the peace for a period of 12 months on his own bond of €250.Donegal soldier is bound to the peace after assault was last modified: April 14th, 2018 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:Defence forcesGary HeaneyJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtPorthallRossgierlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club NotesClub Members looking for tickets for the Minor & Senior All Ireland Semi-Finals are asked to text their orders to Jim McGlynn at 086 2271435 by 6pm on or before Tuesday 19th August. Prices-Juvenile €5, Student/OAP €30, Adult €40.Our Senior team are back in action this Saturday evening when they welcome Na Rossa to Pairc na nGael. See Facebook for throw in time. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm. New players always welcome. Our U-21 lads were in action on Tuesday evening last when they played away in the 1st round of the “A” Championship against Aodh Ruadh. Unfortunately the lads lost out on the night to a strong Ballyshannon side.There is an U-8 blitz at 11am this Saturday at the pitch.U-6 & U-10 Football continues every Sunday morning at 11am at Pairc na nGael while the U-8’s is on both Sunday morning & Wednesday evening from 7-8pm.The U-12 Camogie girls travelled to Clones to take part in Caman to Clones regional blitz. The girls had a great day playing teams from Derry Down and Louth. Thanks to coaches and parents who supported the girls on a very enjoyable day of Camogie. Training continues every Tuesday evening at Pairc nanGael from 6-7pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th class. 5th, 6th class & Secondary school on Monday evening 6-7.30pm at Pairc na nGael. Contact 086 8163605 for information. Newplayers welcome.The U-16 Hurlers had a good 2 point win over Setanta last Thursday. This competitive game could of went either way with great Hurling on display from both teams.They then played Burt in the semi-final on Tuesday evening and recorded a good victory which now sees them play next week in the Final.The club was represented on the County U-15 Hurling development squad last Saturday by Donal McCormack, Cathair Doherty, Daithi Harvey, Peter O’Donnell, and Rory Boyce. Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 continues at the pitch every Thursday evening from 6.30-7.30pm.Hurley’s and helmets provided for training.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page,Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS U16 HURLERS EARN GOOD WIN OVER SETANTA was last modified: August 13th, 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgJUNIOR Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the release of a list of towns and villages (attached) which will get high speed broadband by the end of 2016.However people living in the countryside will still struggle with shockingly bad connections for many more years to come.Commenting on recent developments, Minister of State, Joe McHugh TD, confirmed: “I welcome the commitments by Eircom, ESB and Vodafone that they will provide almost 70% of addresses in Ireland with high-speed e-fibre broadband by the end of 2016. “The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources is working with Local Authorities to drive the commercial rollout of high speed broadband to an increased number of homes and businesses, where over 1million homes in Ireland are already benefitting from improvements.“This Government is committed to a programme of activities which will help facilitate these developments, including addressing geographical and infrastructure challenges, most notably in rural areas, upgrading both business and consumer access and ultimately maximising the use of State assets where possible. These goals will ultimately result in 1.6million of the 2.3million addresses in Ireland having high-speed broadband by end of 2016, whereby an additional 66 towns across Donegal will benefit by 2017.“The focus of these developments is to ensure we are not limited by speed or location and the projects will involve moving from copper lines to fibre cables. Placing fibre at the core of this strategy means that a solution will be delivered that will meet the needs not just for today’s generation but it will deliver infrastructure capable of serving demand for decades to come.“The ability to encourage businesses to set up in rural towns and villages is heavily dependent on access to fast-speed, high quality broadband, and we need to ensure that the emphasis is placed on rural areas. Telecommunications companies are now shifting from cities and towns in urban areas to further afield across the country and this will have a very positive knock on effect on local communities. Not only will it offer younger generations the very real and attractive opportunity to stay in their communities and work, it will also help encourage young families from urban areas to move away from over-crowded services and a more expensive standard of living. This will lead to positive developments such as increases in school numbers, post offices, local services etc.”  REVEALED: THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES GETTING FAST BROADBAND was last modified: November 10th, 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)last_img read more

Deal reached on constitution

first_img But the announcement was the first break in the ranks of Sunni Arab leaders and will likely deeply undermine the campaign to defeat the constitution at the polls. Sunni-led insurgents have demanded a boycott of the election and threatened those who would vote. The agreement outlines four additions to the document considered Saturday that outline how future amendments will be made. The draft constitution has already been printed by the United Nations and millions of copies are being distributed to the public for Saturday’s vote, so the new additions cannot be included. Instead they will be announced in the media, particularly on television, since many Iraqis watch popular holiday programming during the current Islamic holy month of Ramadan, said Ali al-Dabagh, a Shiite negotiator. The central addition allows the next parliament, which will be formed in Dec. 15 elections, to form the commission, which will have four months to consider changes to the constitution. The changes would be approved by the entire parliament, then a referendum would be held two months later. That is no guarantee that Sunnis will be able to make the changes they seek. They are likely to have a stronger representation in the next parliament, but would still face a strong Shiite and Kurdish majority that would likely oppose major changes. And the deal does not necessarily make it any easier for Sunnis to push through amendments, only guarantees them the opportunity to try. Al-Dabagh said any changes would have to be approved by a two-thirds majority in the parliament – just as is outlined in the constitution – before they can go to a referendum. Other negotiators, however, said the required proportion was not decided. Sunnis fear that the draft constitution as it stands will fragment Iraq, because it allows Shiites and Kurds to create mini-states in the oil-rich north and south, leaving Sunnis in a poor central zone. The other additions agreed on Tuesday include a statement stressing Iraqi unity and another states that the Arabic language should be used in the Kurdistan region, along with Kurdish – issues important to the Sunni Arabs. The fourth underlines that former members of Saddam Hussein’s ousted, Sunni-led Baath Party will only be prosecuted if they committed crimes. Some moderate Sunni leaders once had positions in the Baath Party and fear being barred from politics by the de-Baathification process outlined in the constitution. “The leaders of the political blocs have approved these additions and amendments and tomorrow they will be announced (read) to the national assembly,” al-Dabagh said. Insurgent attacks Tuesday killed at least 54 people, the highest death toll since Sept. 29, when three car bombs exploded simultaneously in the mainly Shiite town of Balad, north of Baghdad, killing at least 102 people. President Bush said more attacks would likely follow in the three days remaining before the balloting. “I expect violence because there’s a group of terrorists and killers who want to stop the advance of democracy in Iraq,” Bush said in an interview with NBC-TV’s “Today” show. “I also expect people to vote, which is a remarkable achievement.” Tuesday’s deadliest attack came when a suicide bomber plowed his explosives-packed vehicle into a crowded outdoor market in the northwestern town of Tal Afar, killing 30 Iraqi civilians and wounding 45, said Brig. Najim Abdullah, Tal Afar’s police chief. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The important principle here is that this provides an assurance (to Sunnis) that this constitution is not the end of history but is subject to amendment,” said Ridha Jawad Taqi of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, a top Shiite party in the government. U.S. officials have pushed the three days of negotiations between Shiite and Kurdish leaders in the government and Sunni Arab officials that concluded with marathon talks at the house of President Jalal Talabani late Tuesday. A top Sunni negotiator, Ayad al-Samarraie of the Iraqi Islamic Party, said the measure would allow it to “stop the campaign rejecting the constitution and we will call on Sunni Arabs to vote yes.” It was unclear whether parliament would formally vote on the new deal, with some lawmakers saying that the measure may be read to the National Assembly on Wednesday. But other major Sunni parties were not present at the negotiations, and at least one senior Sunni leader, Saleh al-Mutlaq, said he was not yet convinced by the measure. “The Islamic party was participating alone in these negotiations and making its own decisions,” al-Mutlaq said. “This is strange because the Iraqi Islamic party does not represent all the Sunni Arabs but only a small percentage of them.” BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi negotiators reached a breakthrough deal on the constitution Tuesday, and at least one Sunni Arab party said it would now urge its followers to approve the charter in this weekend’s referendum. Suicide bombings and other attacks killed more than 50 people in the insurgent campaign aimed at intimidating voters. Under the deal, the two sides agreed on a mechanism to consider amending the constitution after it is approved in Saturday’s referendum. The next parliament, to be formed in December, will set up a commission to consider amendments, which would later have to be approved by parliament and submitted to another referendum. The agreement boosts the chances that the draft constitution will be passed Saturday. Shiite and Kurdish leaders support the draft and the United States has been eager to see it approved to avert months more of political turmoil, delaying plans to start a withdrawal of U.S. forces. In return, the agreement guarantees Sunni Arabs the ability to try later to introduce major changes they want, aimed at reducing the autonomous powers that Shiites and Kurds would have under the federal system created by the charter, negotiators said. last_img read more

Florencio Hernandez Diaz

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Survivors include his wife, Maria Socorro Diaz; children Mireya Riggatire, Celia Diaz, Miguel Angel Diaz, Omar E. Diaz and Rebeca Diaz; brother Antonio Diaz; sister Victoria Diaz; and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, a college fund has been set up for his 13-year-old daughter, Rebeca. Checks made out to the Rebeca Diaz College Fund can be sent to 40333 161st St. E., Palmdale, CA 93591. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at Florencio Hernandez Diaz Visitation for Florencio Hernandez Diaz will be 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, 1755 E. Avenue R, Palmdale. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Born Feb. 15, 1950, in Mexico, Diaz died Nov. 23 at age 55 in a traffic collision in Lancaster. Diaz worked 15 years for Scaled Composites, builder of the Voyager aircraft and the SpaceShipOne rocket plane. 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