Fisherman slapped with murder charge

first_imgA fisherman on Monday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a murder charge.Michael Ridley called “Nice Guy”, 36, of Lot 82 Garnett Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer the charge.According to Police Prosecutor Deneiro Jones, on November 23, 2015 at Albouystown he murdered Troy Brutus.Reports are that Brutus, 37, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was allegedly killed after he reportedly attacked Ridley with a cutlass and a knife.According to reports, Ridley managed to take away the knife from Brutus and allegedly stabbed him about his body. Brutus was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.It is alleged that the duo fought over a woman. Reports indicate that Brutus had a relationship with the woman at the centre of the dispute, but then they broke up and the suspect and the woman started a relationship.But she alleged that Brutus had suggested that the relationship between him and the woman had never ended.Ridley was remanded to prison and the case will continue on April 28, 2016.last_img read more

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Journalist Worwee Faces US$2M Damages Lawsuit

first_imgThe failure of Roland Worwee, the Editorial Consultant of Corruption Watch Newspaper, to post a US$2.5 million bail was sufficient for the Civil Law Court to send him to the Monrovia Central Prison where he will remain until the money is raised by his legal team.Worwee was arrested early Thursday by both officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and bailiffs from the court following months of vigorous search to bring him under the jurisdiction of the court, where he is expected to face a US$2 million damages lawsuit.The lawsuit was filed against Worwee by lawyers representing Indian Consul General to Liberia, Upjit Singh Sachdeva, commonly known as “Jetty.”However, Worwee’s lawyers were seen on Thursday afternoon begging Judge Peter Gbeneweleh not to allow their client go to jail while they raise the US$2.5 million criminal appearance bond. However, the judge did not accept their plea.Defendant Worwee is said to have written a story in his Corruption Watch Newspaper claiming that Jetty was a “gay,” a publication, which Jetty’s lawyers are arguing resulted in the Indian Consul General suffering mental anguish, public harassment and public ridicule, for which they were claiming US$2 million for the damages sustained by their client.In their complaint filed early March, the lawyers among other things, alleged that on December 22, 2015, defendant Worwee, in his Corruption Watch Newspaper volume three, number 146, published a headline entitled, “Indian Consul General Again, is he a Gay or only a Sympathizer.”They also alleged that the wording of the publication presupposed that the defendant did not sincerely regret his previous publication in which the defendant on October 24, 2012, wrote an apology letter to Mr. Jetty in the presence of representatives of both the ministries of Information and Foreign Affairs about a story in his paper dated April 19, 2012, which they claimed also defamed their client’s reputation.The court documents also said that Worwee’s publication has caused Mr. Jetty grave setbacks in the exercise of his diplomatic activities; and not just so, but also caused him disrespect and laughter, for which he is suffering mental torture.“Worwee’s publication has caused our client not to move in the public and interact with other colleagues and business entities that has led to him losing more than US$2 million in business transactions,” adding, “It has also caused ordinary people and public officials to avoid coming into contact with him,” the lawyers said.According to the lawyers, the defendant without any justification was deliberately bent on tarnishing the reputation of the Indian Consul General, who out of fear that if the defendant is not held liable, he would continue to use his publication to defame not just Mr. Jetty alone, but innocent citizens and foreigners as well.The lawyers further alleged that defendant Worwee continued making up such lies, “thereby besmearing, maligning and willfully spreading misinformation through his media outlet knowing full well that his allegation against (our client) was untrue, baseless and misleading, yet he chose to formulate such evil and shamefulness agenda for which damages was necessary.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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3 dead after fuel truck turns turtle in Puruni

first_imgThree men are now dead after the truck in which they were travelling turned turtle at Kumung Trail, Puruni River on Saturday afternoon.The dead men were identified as 24-year-old Clifford Anthony Bhim, a porter of Itaballi Landing, Cuyuni; David Choi-Weenam, 52, a miner of Four Miles, Bartica and Jude James, 39, a miner of Yarrowkabra, Linden- Soesdyke Highway.The driver of the truck, 29-year-old Ravi Dookram and his stepson, Steve Carr, 18, of Lot 757 Section C, Block Y, Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, were listed in stable but serious condition at the Bartica Regional Hospital.Dookram was later medevacked to Georgetown Public Hospital to receive further medical attention.Based on reports received, the truck, bearing registration number GWW 4811, was transporting about 44 drums of diesel and as it was climbing a hill, it developed mechanical problems and started to reverse.At the time, there were two persons inside the truck cabin along with the driver, and two others in the tray of the vehicle. Although the driver reportedly attempted to control the vehicle, it toppled several time before landing on its four wheels.All the men were severely injured, and Anthony, Choi-Weenam and James reportedly died on the spot.Their bodies were transported to the Bartica Hospital Mortuary, but were expected to be transported to the Lyken Funeral Home where post-mortems would be conducted.last_img read more

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Odom to make early return

first_imgLOS ANGELES – What once looked like a potentially season-ending shoulder injury will wind up keeping Lamar Odom out for less than two weeks, a critical development for the Lakers as they attempt to regroup with 18 games left in the regular season. Odom saw team doctor Steve Lombardo before Sunday’s game and was cleared to practice. It was feared that Odom would need surgery to repair the torn labrum he suffered in a March 2 game against Sacramento. The first came with Brown showing up late to Sunday’s shootaround. Brown celebrated his 25th birthday Saturday – there were no cake-throwing incidents – but didn’t make any excuses to Jackson. Jackson also said he “liked \ attitude” after Friday’s loss to Philadelphia. Bynum had another lackluster game, making just 1 of 4 shots for two points, in what Jackson considered a favorable matchup against the Mavericks. ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Lakers are 0-5 since Odom’s injury. He saw specialist Dr. Lewis Yocum last week, at which time the Lakers said Odom would defer a decision on surgery for two to three weeks. Lakers coach Phil Jackson conceded that Odom, who needed surgery to repair a similar injury at the end of the 2004-05 season, would be limited in some ways once he returns. “I think he’d have to understand what he can do and what he can’t do,” Jackson said. “There’s some things, maybe going to the basket and dunking the ball, that right off the bat is something he’s going to have to watch because that extension is the problem.” Jackson said Luke Walton reported no pain and increased mobility in his ankle and was hopeful of returning Thursday. Walton was in uniform for Sunday’s game but did not play. A combination of factors led to teenage center Andrew Bynum staying in the starting lineup and Kwame Brown coming off the bench Sunday. center_img “The strength is good, so the strength will protect the shoulder,” Odom said. “I regained strength really quick, so the rehab’s going well right now, and I’m looking forward to getting on the court. “I will play on Thursday \,” Odom added. “No doubt about it.” last_img read more

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Sturridge may be handed Liverpool return against Chelsea

first_img Daniel Sturridge in action for Liverpool Daniel Sturridge could make his Liverpool return against Chelsea in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg.The Reds striker is now back in full training after months of injury frustration and Brendan Rodgers is eyeing the clash at Stamford Bridge as a way of easing the 25-year-old back into the first-team.Sturridge has not played for Liverpool since August and his return will be much welcomed.“He had his training session with the team yesterday, he trained very well. That was as comfortable as he has looked,” Sturridge said.“I thought he looked back to normal. We will see how he feels today, but if he is not ready for tomorrow we won’t risk it.“He has been out a long time and we need to make sure that he is ready and feels ready.” 1last_img read more

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‘Micro-series’ to air in seven parts on CBS

first_imgContinuing the evolution of television marketing, CBS said Tuesday a “micro-series” will air in seven installments of a minute or less and be available online and by cell phone. “The Courier,” described by the network as a serialized drama about a man risking his life to rescue his kidnapped wife, will debut next Tuesday during the first-act commercial break of “CSI: Miami” (9 p.m. EST) and conclude during “Criminal Minds” on Feb. 1. The first chapter will be 60 seconds; the rest will be 40 seconds in length and will air in the first-act break after 9 p.m. EST on series including “Cold Case.” It won’t air on Jan. 28 or Jan. 31. In the series, a “mystery man” named iiro follows clues and performs “a sequence of death-defying tasks” to save his wife, the network said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Iiro Seppanen will play the character iiro, whose adventures include what Seppanen has become known for, CBS said: daring acts of BASE parachute jumping, with BASE an acronym for buildings, antennae, spans and the Earth. Viewers can follow the story in more detail on the Internet at CBS.com, where the segments will be available after the TV broadcast along with an interactive storyline with its own set of clues and a sweepstakes with a car as the prize. Pontiac is the series’ sole sponsor. After the TV airing, episodes of “The Courier” also can be seen on cell phones via Verizon Wireless V Cast Service, CBS said. 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

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LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL ‘PUNISHED FOR BEING EFFICIENT’ – TD

first_imgDonegal North East Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has warned that services and specialities are under threat at Letterkenny General Hospital due to further severe cutbacks under the HSE West Service Plan.The hospital faces another €4.3 million euro in cuts in 2012 and the TD says staff are being punished for being efficient.A delegation of Sinn Féin elected representatives from Donegal North East, Deputy Mac Lochlainn, Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Gerry McMonagle, Cllr Mick Quinn, and Cllr Jack Murray held a key meeting with senior HSE officials a month ago in Dublin where they raised their concerns about the impact of cutbacks on a peripheral hospital like Letterkenny and sought assurances on the opening of the new medical block with a new accident and emergency ward, assessment unit and three new hospital wards. Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “Letterkenny General Hospital has been successful over recent years in building up the range of services and specialities such as cardiac, orthopaedic and cancer care for patients in Donegal. It is clear that cutbacks will start to erode these services in the time ahead and that is just unacceptable.“Last year, there was an €8 million euro overspend at Letterkenny General Hospital. This was not down to incompetence or mismanagement as the hospital is officially one of the most efficient in the state. It was down to systematic underfunding and now that failed strategy has continued into 2012.”Deputy MacLochlainn accused the Government of being ‘reckless’ in its approach.“James Reilly informs the HSE that their budget has been slashed and the HSE passes those cuts on down the line to hospital managers like Shaun Murphy at Letterkenny and they are expected to do the impossible,” said the TD. “Something has to give and it is going to be the quality and range of services at our hospital. The people of Donegal now need to make their voices heard and demand that their local Fine Gael and Labour Oireachtas members and Councillors explain how they can stand over this?“Letterkenny General Hospital has a very high level of patients coming through its A&E ward and it is a peripheral hospital serving a large rural county. These are strong reasons why the management and staff cannot withstand these severe cuts year on year.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyLETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL ‘PUNISHED FOR BEING EFFICIENT’ – TD was last modified: February 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:cutbacksDeputy Padraig MacLochlainnLETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL ‘PUNISHED FOR BEING EFFICIENT’ – TDlast_img read more

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MAN WAS CAUGHT DRINK-DRIVING AGAIN ON THE SAME DAY HE WAS IN COURT FOR….DRINK-DRIVING

first_imgA CO Donegal man has been banned from driving for six years after admitting drink-driving on the same day he was bailed – for a previous drink-driving offencePaul Crossan, from Derrora, Churchill, was spotted driving erratically in Letterkenny on June 1st in the Glenwood area of the town.He had appeared in court earlier that day for a drink driving offence committed less than a month earlier, on May 6th. Inspector Michael Harrison told Letterkenny District Court that in the June incident officers on patrol in the area saw Crossan’s silver VW Caddy van driving “very erratically.”He was stopped by Gardaí and arrested and recorded a reading more than twice the drink-drive limit.On May 6 Crossan was arrested in Letterkenny after parking his car near apartments in the Main Street.Gardai approached his van and a breathalyser test returned a reading four times over the drink drive limit.Defence solicitor Kevin McElhinney said that on May 6th Crossan was drinking with friends and had decided to leave his car, but believing it wasn’t safely parked he had gone outside to move it.On June 1st he had responded to a call from his partner to pick her up and had “foolishly” agreed to do so.Mr McElhinney said his client, who had a previous drink-driving conviction, was keen to avoid prison.But Judge Paul Kelly said he found it incredible that Crossan had been out drink-driving the same day he had appeared in court for the previous offence.The judge added: “What he did was reckless and highly dangerous.”Judge Kelly imposed a six year driving ban, a suspended three-month prison sentence and a fined him €250 for drink-driving and driving without insurance on May 6th.He adjourned the June 1st matter until next January 20th for a probation service report.Crossan had a previous four year drinking ban for drink-driving in 2004.“He should not be anywhere near a car,” said the judge.The driving ban begins on March 1.MAN WAS CAUGHT DRINK-DRIVING AGAIN ON THE SAME DAY HE WAS IN COURT FOR….DRINK-DRIVING was last modified: December 21st, 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:breathalyserChurchilldrink drivingletterkennyPaul Crossanlast_img read more

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DDTV: DONEGAL GIRLS GET READY FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL BID

first_imghttps://www.youtube.com/audio?video_referrer=watch&v=qRkSMgjtoaIDONEGAL’S U14 girls footballers go into an All-Ireland final this afternoon – against all the odds.Favourites Tipperary are the opposition on a bumpy pitch at Ballymahon, Co Longford, at 4pm. But Greg Harkin’s girls are expected to come out fighting in a bid for all-Ireland glory.A short video of the last six months is above.Click play to watch and enjoy.Said Greg: “We’ve had a great year; but it’s not about today. It’s about the past six months and the effort put in by everyone, particularly the girls and their parents and super coaches including Liam Skelly, Gabrielle Gallagher, Sean Connaughton, Maura McCrudden and Aine Reilly. “We have a wonderful group of players and we’re ready for anything.“We’ve had the most amazing back-up from clubs and parents; we’ll give our all and see what happens. The video probably sums it up.”As someone once said in 2012……Believe DDTV: DONEGAL GIRLS GET READY FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL BID was last modified: July 4th, 2015 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:ChairmandonegalFootballGirlsU14’slast_img read more

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Vipers scarp to win over Nyamityobora to retain top spot

first_imgDaniel Sserunkuma (right) and Dancun Sseninde celebrate Vipers’ goal on Saturday (photo by Vipers Media)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueVipers SC 1-0 Nyamityobora FCSt. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeSaturday, 20-10-2018KITENDE – Vipers SC maintained their 100% winning start to the current league campaign thanks to a 1-0 victory over troubled Nyamityobora at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.The Venoms who came into the game having won their first two games had to thank last season’s top scorer Daniel Sserunkuma for his first goal of the campaign.Nyamityobora missed a glorious opportunity to go ahead with five minutes on the clock when star player John Wesley failed to react and pounce on an error by Vipers’ custodian Fabian Mutombora.From then onwards, the host took charge and it was Sserunkuma who put them ahead on 11 minutes exhibiting poaching instincts to tap home the ball after it was spilt by the goalkeeper.Yayo Lutimba nearly doubled the Vipers’ lead with a thunderous strike but the visitors’ custodian did well to save for a corner.After the break, Vipers took the foot off the peddle and Nyamityobora started to grow into the game partially, creating a very good opportunity for Patrick Gonahasa who failed to connect with the Mutombora at his mercy.Despite not adding to their early goal, the Venoms saw out the 1-0 result to register a third consecutive win at the start of the season.The three points take Vipers back on top of the league summit with nine points, two ahead of KCCA FC and URA who both triumphed in their respective fixtures on Friday.For Nyamityobora, the have received a baptism of fire in the top flight, losing all of their opening three game.They are now second from bottom and remain one of three teams (others being Police and Maroons) yet to register a single point after three rounds.The other games played on Saturday:-Bright Stars 0-0 SC Villa-Mbarara City 2-0 MaroonsComments Tags: Nyamityobora FCStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetopvipers sclast_img read more

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