Porter remanded on simple larceny charge

first_imgA porter was on Thursday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a simple larceny charge. Junior Robinson, 24, initially pleaded guilty with explanation, but his plea was changed following his explanation. It is alleged that between May 15 and May 16, 2018 while at Water Front, Port Kaituma, North West District, he stole four excavator bucket pins and two junction boxes valued $809,000, property of Edward Rodrigues.According to the prosecution’s case, on the days in question the stolen items were displayed in a glass case in front of the Virtual Complainant’s business place. The items were subsequently stolen, and a report was made to the Police. Following an investigation, some of the items were recovered. Robinson was subsequently arrested and charged after CCTV footage reportedly showed that he was the person removing the items. In court on Thursday, Robinson told Chief Magistrate McLennan, “I don’t want to waste your time; I didn’t take his things.” Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield had no objections to bail being granted. Robinson was remanded to prison, and the matter would continue on June 27, 2018.last_img read more

Region 1 businessman chopped to death

first_imgA Moruca, North West District (NWD) businessman was on Friday morning chopped to death while on his way to meet his son at his farm at Coco, a sub-district of Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini) by an alleged mentally unstable villager.Dead is 52-year-old Ganga Persaud Chunga, also called “Krishna” of Moruca Water Front. The chopping incident reportedly occurred at about 09:00h.The businessman’s right foot and left hand were severed during the attack. His body also bore several other chop wounds.Guyana Times understands that the suspect, Daniel Rodrigues had threatened to kill the businessman a few days ago and although the matter was reported to the Police, the officers failed to address the issue.However, at about 06:30h, the businessman, who operated a grocery store in the area, left his home and was heading to his farm when the mentally unstable man emerged from a clump of bushes and dealt Chunga several blows. Chunga reportedly died on the spot but was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The suspect, who is now in Police custody allegedly started walking around the village with a cutlass in his hands about three weeks ago. Meanwhile, residents in the area blame the Police for not taking the mentally ill man’s threat seriously.The now dead man was described as a very quiet person who was always willing to assist in the development of the community. The Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

Senior Flyers win exhibition game in PG

first_imgThe Fort St. John Senior Flyers showed the Prince George Mohawks just what they’ll face during the upcoming Savage Cup.The Flyers are in Prince George for two exhibition games this weekend with the first one Friday night.The Flyers came away with a 3-2 win in Friday nights game. They play Prince George again Saturday night.- Advertisement -The Senior Flyers will host the Savage Cup this March which will include the Prince George Mohawks and The Penticton Vees.  Tickets are available now for the Savage Cup.   Tickets can be purchased at Ernie’s Sports Experts and are being sold in five-game packages for $40.last_img read more

Napoli offer star man new deal in bid to fight off Everton and Man United

first_img Kalidou Koulibaly [right] in action for Napoli 1 Napoli are ready to double Kalidou Koulibaly’s wages in an attempt to ward off interest from Everton and Manchester United.The defender has been in fine form for the Italian club this season and his performances have not gone unnoticed.Everton and Manchester United are tracking the Senegal international, while Norwich had a bid rejected during the January transfer window.But now, according to Il Mattino, Napoli are ready to offer Koulibaly a new contract to persuade him to stay.The 24-year-old’s current deal expires in 2019 and sees him take home around £600,000-a-season.Napoli, however, a ready to double the centre-back’s wages and extend his stay until the summer of 2021.last_img read more

Skakel murder conviction upheld

first_imgNORWALK, Conn. – The state’s highest court has upheld Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s murder conviction, according to the victim’s mother, who said she was notified of the decision by prosecutors. Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy, was convicted in 2002 of bludgeoning his neighbor Martha Moxley, 15, to death with a golf club in 1975 in the high-income community of Greenwich, Conn. Skakel, also 15 at the time, is serving 20 years to life in prison. He appealed his conviction to the Connecticut Supreme Court last year, arguing among other things that the statute of limitations had expired when he was charged in 2000. Dorthy Moxley, Martha’s mother, said Thursday she was told by prosecutors that the high court had rejected Skakel’s appeal. She said she was told that the decision would be announced today. “I’m not at all doubtful Michael did this. I know he did this,” Moxley said. “I hope this is the last we’ll hear of them.” A prosecutor declined to speak publicly about the case while Michael Sherman, Skakel’s trial lawyer, said he was surprised by news reports of the decision. “Nothing will ever change my opinion that an innocent man is in jail,” he said. “He’s simply not guilty.” Details of the Supreme Court’s decision were not immediately available. The written opinion will be made public on the judiciary Web site. The defense had argued that, at the time of the killing, the statute of limitations for a 15-year-old defendant was five years, so Skakel could not be prosecuted. Skakel’s attorneys also had argued that the case should not have been transferred to Superior Court from Juvenile Court, where he was first charged. Authorities have called the transfer from Juvenile Court reasonable since Skakel was 40 when he was arrested. Skakel’s appellate attorneys also contended that prosecutors engaged in misconduct during closing arguments by calling Skakel a “spoiled brat” in an effort to inflame the jury. Further, they criticized the prosecution for presenting a taped interview of Skakel that was played while a projected photo of a smiling Martha Moxley dissolved into a grim crime-scene photo. Authors of a defense brief called the audiovisual presentation a “made-for-conviction movie.” Prosecutors said the closing argument was based on evidence and testimony from witnesses. Skakel still has a petition for a new trial pending in Stamford Superior Court. In that appeal, a cousin of basketball star Kobe Bryant implicates two other men in the murder. Prosecutors have said they are skeptical of that claim. 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

NEW DONEGAL NEWSPAPER LAUNCHED

first_imgDONEGAL is waking up this morning to a new free newspaper.Circulating in the Letterkenny, Finn Valley and Inishowen areas of the county Get It Weekly will be available in hundreds of outlets.Gerard McGovern, the man behind the newspaper, said: “There’s been a great deal of hard work which has gone into the launch of our first edition and we are confident it will grow. “There’s a huge gap in the market for this sort of product which combines editorial excellence and a massive readership – the largest of any printed newspaper.“With a vast geographical network of shops in NW Donegal and distribution of 22,000 copies, the newspaper offers our readers top news stories and reviews and gives the advertiers the opportunity to showcase their products & service and reach a readership of up to 63,800.”NEW DONEGAL NEWSPAPER LAUNCHED was last modified: May 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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

JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES, DANIEL’S SINGING SONGS!

first_imgDANIEL O’Donnell serenaded the county team into the wee hours after their semi-final win over Cork.The singer – who was at the game with wife Majella – then headed to the DTwo Bar in Dublin to sing for the players.The superstar then belted out a number of his greatest hits — including My Donegal and This Is My Homeland.Then he sang the Fields of Athenry – before joining in with the crowd as they sang ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’…penned by Kilcar man Rory Gallagher.  JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES, DANIEL’S SINGING SONGS! was last modified: August 28th, 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)last_img read more

MILD, DRY & WET: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgDONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. It’s CupCake Thursday, Free Glass of Wine and Free Cupcake today.Today’s Weather: It was damp and mizzly overnight in most areas of Donegal before rain sweeps up from the south-east covering most of the county by around 8am and Inishowen and Fanad around 9am.Rain will be heaviest later in the north of the county, before clearing around lunchtime. Afternoon temperatures of around 11C or 12C today, slightly cooler on the coasts, with the sun trying to break through later, especially in the south and west. The west of the county could escape a new band of rain from the east, due to arrive around 6pm, and predicted to settle over the east and Inishowen. The rain will clear from all areas later tonight, with overnight temperatures of 6C or 7C.IT’S CupCake Thursday at the Mount Errigal Hotel. FREE Glass of Wine and a FREE CupCake for all the ladies when you order any Josper grill inspired main course at Dexters today. MILD, DRY & WET: THE DD WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 2nd, 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) Tags:Cupcake Thursdaysdonegal daily weatherletterkennyMount Errigal Hotellast_img read more

Picture Special: Olympic hero meets LAC Juvenile Athletes

first_imgLetterkenny Athletic Clubs Juvenile Athletes were delighted when Irish Olympian Ronnie Delaney paid them a visit.Ronnie is Ireland’s only ever Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist, winning gold at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne in the 1500 metres event.Photo Darren CrossanRonnie also competed at the 1954 European Athletics Championships in Bern and the Summer Olympics 1960 in Rome. After the Olympics, Ronnie earned a bronze medal in the 1500 metres event in Stockholm at the 1958 European Athletics Championships.This week, Ronnie has also been spotted at Aura Leisure Centre and at Diver’s Garage in Letterkenny!Photography by Darren CrossanPicture Special: Olympic hero meets LAC Juvenile Athletes was last modified: November 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

Things to know: DeBoer provides an update on Joe Thornton’s status

first_imgSAN JOSE — Pete DeBoer is calling Joe Thornton as a game-time decision for the Sharks showdown with the Dallas Stars at SAP Center Thursday.Thornton skipped the Sharks (16-11-5) optional skate Thursday morning after missing practice Wednesday for “maintenance” purposes. DeBoer explained Thornton’s absence Wednesday by saying that he’s “dealing with something.” The Sharks alternate captain also sat out of the Sharks morning practice Monday, but suited up for his team’s 5-2 win over the New …last_img read more