Teen among 3 nabbed with gun, ganja

first_imgPolice ranks in ‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara) on Friday morning arrested three men from Sophia, Greater Georgetown, after they were separately found in possession of illegal weapons and ammunition, along with a quantity of marijuana.The discovery was reportedly made during an intelligence-led operation. The ranks were able to seize one Taurus .40 pistol with six live rounds, two .32 Special revolvers with four live rounds, and 79 grams of cannabis sativa.Among the three suspects in custody is a 16-year-old whom Police say is currentlyThe illegal gun and ammunition which were found by Policebeing investigated for armed robbery allegedly committed on a resident of Sophia on Thursday.Guyana Times understands that the Police operation stemmed from that robbery report. At some time on Thursday night, 34-year-old Abinda Accra, a painter of ‘C’ Field, Sophia, was robbed of his cell phone and a sum of cash by an armed teenager. A report was made to the Police, and based on the victim’s description of his attacker, the Police realized that they have the suspect under surveillance.As such, ranks went in search of the young man, and found him on Friday morning at his ‘C’ Field home. Found in possession of a .32 Special revolver, he told investigators during interrogation that he had rented the weapon from another resident of the area.This information led Police to the residence of that individual, and a search conducted on the premises unearthed the .40 Taurus pistol and the second .32 Special revolver under a pillow in the suspect’s room.The ranks also arrested another occupant of the premises, after he was found in possession of narcotics.This newspaper was further told that Accra (robbery victim) returned to the station on Friday morning after word of the arrests spread in the community. While there, he immediately pointed out the 16-year-old as the person who had robbed him.Upon searching through the teenager’s belongings, it was revealed that the cell phone he had in his possession belonged to Accra.The trio remains in Police custody, assisting with further investigations.last_img read more

Alleged mastermind in carjacking ring granted bail reduction

first_imgThe ex-Policeman who was held in the carjacking probe and placed on $1 million bail was on Thursday granted a bail reduction after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennanJason Harry, a resident of Monument Hill, at Kuru Kururu on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, was slapped with five charges of receiving stolen cars.He was granted $200,000 bail on each charge of feloniously or unlawfully obtaining a Toyota motor car.However, a bail reduction application was made by Attorney Dexter Todd. HarryAccused carjacker: Jason Harrywas only required to pay $500,000 in bail.The defendant denied the charges detailing that between August 2017 and February 2018, at Georgetown, he committed the fraudulent acts. Police, however, allege that Harry stole Elizabeth Martin’s $2 million Fielder motor car (HC 6999); Delon Skelky’s Spacio (PVV 9742) valued $2.5 million; Saravety Narine’s Allion (PNN 1871) worth $1.7 million; Samuel Monroe’s Spacio (PMM 7517) worth $2.9 million; and Treshel Powers’ Allion (PVV 6791), valued at $2.3 million.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to Harry being placed on bail, articulating a fear that Harry, if granted bail, could tamper with another accused who was yet to be found. This objection was, however, overruled.The matter was adjourned until April 18, 2018.Harry was apprehended in February at Monument Hill, Kuru Kururu when A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) ranks swooped down on a property and discovered vehicle parts. Harry, who proclaims himself to be a taxi service owner, had on February 16 denied that, while being armed and in the company of others, he had robbed Phillip King of his Toyota Premio motor car valued $3.2 million, along with other items.Police have disclosed that Harry, when placed on an identification parade after being apprehended, was positively identified by King. Thus, Police believe that their former colleague was part of the carjacking ring.Several persons have so far being charged in connection with these matters.Shawn Archibald and Timothy Waldron have also been accused of carrying out a series of carjackings.Police ranks from the Major Crimes Investigation Unit had swooped down on premises at North Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara and found several car mirrors with plate numbers engraved on them, doors, lights, wipers and other parts for Toyota Allion, Spacio and Premio motor cars. Those premises were occupied by a 29-year-old taxi driver and his 25-year-old wife.last_img read more

Agreement for visa-free travel between Ghana, Guyana inked

first_imgAccra, the capital of GhanaAfter meetings between visiting Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and President David Granger, a number of decisions have been made to increase bilateral cooperation including visa-free travel between the two countries.The decision to end visa requirements to travel between Guyana and Ghana was solidified by agreements. Signing those agreements on Tuesday were Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Karen Cummings and her Ghanaian counterpart, Shirley Botchway.Afterwards, on the sidelines of a luncheon at State House for the Ghanaian and Guyanese officials, Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon explained what the visa-free travel agreement entails.“This morning we signed agreements on the abolition of the visa requirement for citizens of Guyana and citizens of Ghana. What this means is that persons who are the holders of diplomatic, official and regular Guyanese passports can travel to Ghana and likewise, Ghana can come to Guyana, without the requirements of a visa.”“In the initial stages, they will be entitled to 90 days without having to renew, but after 90 days they will be required to renew based on the laws of the respective countries,” Harmon said. “Additionally, we had agreements on trade and industry. The important thing is we’re looking to expand our relationship in business.”Harmon further explained that Ghana has an interest in Guyana’s rum and forestry sectors. In the case of Guyana’s wood, Harmon explained that the Ghanaians are interested in using some of the better-known species of wood in Guyana to mitigate deforestation in Ghana.There are also discussions for technical cooperation between the two countries in the oil and gas sector. For instance, Harmon revealed that a commitment was made for Ghana to send its oil and gas experts at its own expense. All Guyana would have to do, according to Harmon, is to find the accommodation for these experts.“The President of Ghana made a very clear offer that they are prepared to assist Guyana with technical cooperation and the personnel to assist us in the development of the oil and gas sector. So this is very important for us because they committed to pay the salaries and transportation to get the people here and all we have to do is find accommodation. So it’s a clear commitment on their part.”The Ghanaian President and his entourage are on a two-day visit to Guyana, during which they have already met with important functionaries and visited local breweries. Previously, a delegation of Ghanaian investors had visited Guyana to explore opportunities.The National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) Special Purpose Unit had announced recently that Ghanaians are also part of a consortium of investors looking to purchase the Rose Hall estate, one of three estates being divested.Late last year, discussions were underway in Guyana about developing an air bridge between Ghana and Guyana. In fact, the two governments had signed an Air Services Agreement, marking a commitment for direct flights between the countries.Then Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, with responsibility for the aviation sector, Annette Ferguson and Minister of Aviation of Ghana, Joseph Kofi Adda, signed the agreements on behalf of their respective governments at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Meeting in November.The agreement was signed after the hosting of the third African Diaspora Meeting, where a recent assessment found that it usually takes more than 38 hours from a Caribbean country to Africa. It was this that initiated discussions.Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Karen Cummings (left) and her Ghanaian counterpart, Shirley Botchway, as they signed the visa-free travel agreements. Looking on are President David Granger and Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addolast_img read more

SCV’s Herta on track at Long Beach

first_imgIt might not be the marquee event, but Herta has another chance, a good chance, to finally win a race during the Grand Prix of Long Beach. “I love racing Long Beach. It’s my favorite event,” said Herta, a Hart High of Newhall graduate. “As a kid, I always wanted to be a race car driver and my goal was to race at the Long Beach Grand Prix. That’s why I wanted to be an IndyCar driver because the IndyCars raced there. To now get a chance in the XM Satellite Radio Acura, to go back to Long Beach and race, I’m like a kid in a candy store; I’m very excited.” Herta teamed with Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan to win the LPM2 portion of the American Le Mans Series season opener, the 12 Hours of Sebring, a few weeks ago. They finished second overall in the Sebring race, behind an Audi-powered entry from the LMP1 division. But Herta ran into troubles with Marino Franchitti as his teammate in the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg two weeks ago. Franchitti crashed twice and Herta nursed his team’s car to the finish. Andretti Green Racing is one of three teams using Acura-powered cars in the LMP2 division of the American Le Mans Series. Highcroft Racing and Lowe’s Fernandez Racing have Acura-powered teams as well. All three will be racing in Long Beach. Valencia’s Bryan Herta always wanted to win a race at Long Beach. He came close twice in his career racing on the old CART series. He won the pole for the CART race during the Grand Prix of Long Beach and finished third in 1998. The following year, he earned another podium finish, coming in third again. But it’s been a few years since Herta has raced in the Grand Prix of Long Beach. When CART became the Champ Car World Series, Herta moved on to the Indy Racing League and Andretti Green Racing. The IRL was solely an oval-racing series at that time and did not have the Grand Prix of Long Beach, a temporary street course, on its schedule. He thought his chances of ever racing again during the Grand Prix of Long Beach were gone. But Herta is now racing for Andretti Green in the American Le Mans Series. And the American Le Mans Series is having a race today in Long Beach. The Acura engines are designed and developed at Santa Clarita-based Honda Performance Development. “The XM Satellite Radio team, along with Acura, are still young programs,” Herta said. “As much as Audi is trying to convince everyone that they’re at a disadvantage, they are not. But, we’re going to Long Beach to try and win. I don’t think we are expected to win, but it is certainly our goal.” Herta and Dario Franchitti will be teamed for the Long Beach race. Franchitti also drives for Andretti Green Racing in the IRL IndyCar Series. His record at Long Beach is only slightly better than Herta’s. Franchitti finished second in the CART races in Long Beach in 1998 and 1999. “I’ve always enjoyed racing at Long Beach and am really looking forward to going back,” Franchitti said. “It’s a fairly short race so overall speed will definitely be an issue. Bryan and I have both driven the track several times and with the lack of practice time, I think our experience could really come into play.” Adrian Fernandez, owner and driver for Lowe’s Fernandez Racing, has competed in 11 races at Long Beach. He has three top-five finishes in CART and Champ Car competition at Long Beach. “I have been racing at Long Beach for many years, going back to Indy Lights,” Fernandez said. “I have so many memories from this circuit and it feels like a home track to me. I finished second in 2003 and it would be great to do one better this year with the Acura. I have always wanted to win the Long Beach race.” Stefan Johansson and David Brabham will be driving the Highcroft Racing Acura entry at Long Beach. “We have started to work well together with this young team,” said Johansson, who lives in Sherman Oaks. “We were fourth at Sebring and third at St. Pete. So things are starting to work well. This is a young team and a lot of things are new.” Irwindale Speedway: Newhall’s Travis Thirkettle turned in another strong performance, finishing third in the NASCAR Super Late Model race last Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway. Thirkettle is third in the Super Late Model standings heading into tonight’s races at Irwindale Speedway. Andrew Phipps of Simi Valley won the race last Saturday night and took over the points lead in the division standings. Dan Moore of Burbank added his second top-five finish of the season and is second in points. NASCAR Super Stock, Legend Cars, figure 8s and Bandoleros are scheduled to race tonight at Irwindale Speedway. Gates open at 4 p.m. Races start at 7. The Versus Network will broadcast select NASCAR Super Late Model races from Irwindale Speedway on a tape-delay basis, track officials announced last week. The April 7 race will be part of Versus Network’s Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour. The show and race are scheduled to air May 5 at 12:30 p.m. Versus is also planning to broadcast the May 26 and June 16 Super Late Model races at Irwindale Speedway. There is an option for a fourth race. timothy.haddock@dailynews.com (818) 713-3715160Want 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

LOUIS HAS THE X-FACTOR AT VOODOO VENUE – WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgVOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL: We had another superb weekend with X-FACTOR judge Louis Walsh at Voodoo Venue – Donegal’s No 1 nightspot.At Voodoo revellers have the opportunity of sampling the sounds of Voodoo Lounge, Voodoo Club and Voodoo Vintage, that diversity which caters for all ages is what ultimately makes Voodoo Venue so unique in the entertainment industry.Every week Voodoo in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving ONE lucky reader that has been pictured enjoying themselves at Voodoo the chance to win FREE entry for FOUR and a bottle of CHAMPAGNE on their next visit to Voodoo.It’s simple – if you’re face is circled in the images above then you’ve WON.Simply contact Voodoo via their Facebook page to claim your prize NOW.LOUIS HAS THE X-FACTOR AT VOODOO VENUE – WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: June 30th, 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewspic specialVoodoo Venuex factorlast_img read more

Letterkenny celebrates Tidy Towns success after scooping gold medal

first_imgThe Letterkenny Tidy Towns Committee is celebrating another top achievement today (Mon) after scooping a Gold Medal in the 61st annual TidyTowns competition.Letterkenny was also the county award winners for Donegal.Meanwhile, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan was named as Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2019, beating 918 entries from towns and villages throughout the country. On hand to present the prizes at the Helix was Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development and Mr. Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, the competition’s sponsor for the 28thyear.Speaking after the awards ceremony, Minister Ring said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Glaslough who are very deserving winners.  Glaslough, who first entered the SuperValu TidyTowns competition in 1966, have great passion and pride in their community.“They have been consistently achieving high standards in the competition at local, regional and European level. Today, all that commitment and dedication has paid off with the top prize being awarded to them.“This is the second time that Glaslough has been awarded Ireland’s Tidiest Town, which is a remarkable achievement and shows that the commitment and enthusiasm of the TidyTowns committees continue to remain strong. “I want to congratulate Glaslough and all of the other deserving prize-winners announced today.  The work of all those involved in the TidyTowns effort results in the attractive and welcoming towns and villages we see all over the country, and from which we all benefit.“It is this passion and pride that has made our towns and villages not only attractive and welcoming for visitors, but have created a ‘sense of place’ for those who live, work and raise families there.“That is why this competition has continued to flourish for more than 60 years.”Minister Ring also announced a special allocation of €1.4 million to support the work of individual TidyTowns Committees around the country to assist them in their continued efforts to enhance their towns and villages.Letterkenny celebrates Tidy Towns success after scooping gold medal was last modified: September 30th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Decision time for Oklahoma star QB Kyler Murray

first_imgBy TIM REYNOLDSAP Sports WriterMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Kyler Murray had it all working: Pinpoint throws, speedy feet and unflappable resolve all the way to the finish.If this was his football finale, it was a gem.Murray threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown, led Oklahoma to scores on its final six possessions — sans for a 25-second one to end the first half — and it still wasn’t enough. The Heisman Trophy winner isn’t going to play in the national …last_img read more

Giants’ Smith deserving of closer title

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–The Giants’ reluctance to name a closer suggests the roster remains unsettled and new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is likely considering trading from a surplus of depth in the bullpen.After embracing competition up and down the roster this spring, it didn’t come as much of a surprise when manager Bruce Bochy announced an open battle for the team’s closer job at the beginning of camp.But as they prepared to leave Arizona on Saturday, Bochy still hadn’t named …last_img read more

Confed Cup ticket sales accelerate

first_img28 May 2009Ticket sales for the 2009 Confederations Cup are fast approaching the 400 000 mark, with just three weeks left before the kickoff of Fifa’s “Tournament of Continental Champions”.Some 383 506 tickets, or 63% of the total 640 000 tickets available, had been sold by 21 May, according to Fifa. Of those sold, 25 000 had been bought over the counter since the opening of ticketing centres in the four host cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Rustenburg.Johannesburg is in the lead, with 33 509 tickets purchased and collected at its ticketing centre at the Sandton Isle, in Sandton.According to Fifa, tickets for several matches in various categories are sold out:Match 1 (South Africa vs Iraq): category 3 and 4;Match 3 (Brasil vs Egypt): category 4;Match 4 (USA vs Italy): category 4;Match 7 (USA vs Brasil): category 2, 3 and 4;Match 11 (Brasil vs Italy): all categories;Match 14 (semifinal, Johannesburg): category 4; andMatch 16 (final, Johannesburg); category 4Category four tickets are the cheapest tickets and are available exclusively to South African residents in rands. For the group matches and the third place match, category four tickets go for R70 only. Categories one to three tickets are available in American dollars to football fans living outside the country.Category one tickets are for seats alongside the pitch, between the goal lines. Category two tickets are for seats next to category one seats, in the corners; and categories three and four tickets are for seats behind the goals or in the corners.TeamsNew Zealand, Iraq and Spain and host nation South Africa will slug it out for top spot in Group A, while the United States, Egypt, Brazil and Italy will fight it out in Group B.The opening and final matches of the tournament, which kicks off on 14 June, will be played at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park Stadium, while Tshwane’s Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Mangaung’s Free State Stadium, and Rustenburg’s Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace will host group and semifinal matches.People can still apply for tickets through FNB branches. At bank branches, buyers must:Collect official ticket application forms from any FNB branch across the country;Fill out the application form, subject to the household limitations on ticket purchases – a maximum of four tickets per household, up to a maximum of seven matches. You must also choose which games you would like to attend, as well as supply personal details of the main applicant and guests;Return the ticket application form to an FNB teller, keeping the ticket purchase card as proof of payment;Wait to receive an SMS confirming the outcome of your application;Pay for tickets when advised that the request for tickets was successful; andCollect your tickets using your card at various points in the four host citiesTickets can also be bought online:On the Fifa website, register your request for tickets;Monitor the outcome or status of your ticket application online;Go online when advised that your ticket application was successful; andCollect tickets using your Visa payment card from various points in the four host citiesTickets can also be bought over the counter at ticketing centres in each host city. Simply walk into a ticketing centre with cash, credit or debit cards and buy tickets over the counter or through vending machines. The vending machines, which take only credit and ticket purchase cards, give customers step-by-step instructions on buying tickets, which are printed out.Once ticket applications have been approved, the tickets can be collected from inside FNB branches during normal FNB trading hours, as well as other designated collection points available at each host city.At all locations, customers need to bring along:Their payment card, if they used the card to buy their tickets via the Fifa website;Their ticket purchase card from their hard ticket application form, if they used the paper application form to buy their tickets; andProof of identity to confirm they are the person who ordered the ticketsSource: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Public Notice by the Ohio Pork Council and the National Pork Board

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2020 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2019 in conjunction with the Ohio Pork Council Board of Directors meeting at the Mohican State Park Lodge, 3116 OH-3, Loudonville Ohio. All Ohio pork producers are invited to attend.Any producer, age 18 or older, who is a resident of the state and has paid all assessments due may be considered as a delegate candidate and/or participate in the election. All eligible producers are encouraged to bring with them a sales receipt proving that hogs were sold in their name and the checkoff deducted.For more information, contact the Ohio Pork Council Office, 9798 Karmar Ct. Suite A, New Albany OH 43054, 614-882-5887.last_img read more