1 arrested for former model’s murder

first_imgA man has been arrested in connection with the murder of former model, 25-year-old Simone Hackett whose body was discovered in a trench at Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, two days after she disappeared.Dead: Simone HackettThis was confirmed by C Division (East Coast Demerara) Commander, Marlon Chapman during a telephone interview with Guyana Times on Wednesday evening. He also noted that a post-mortem examination that was scheduled to be performed on Wednesday was not done.However, a relative of the dead woman explained that indeed one man was arrested and is being questioned for her cousin’s murder.The person, she added, is not the father of the woman’s child. A Police source has confirmed that ranks at Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) have been briefed on the matter and are on the lookout for the man who works as a miner in the area.It was reported that upon discovery of the woman’s body, her throat was slashed and at least three stab wounds were seen on her back. She reportedly left home on Saturday evening at about 20:30h to uplift a package that was reportedly sent by the father of her child from Mahdia, but never returned home.She was to be the maid-of-honour at her sister’s wedding on Saturday last and she also missed her son’s birthday on Sunday. Relative from the initial stage thought that something was amiss after they telephoned the woman and heard sounds in the background but when they tried to contact her later in the night, the phone went to voicemail.Relatives are also of the opinion that the father of her son had a hand in her murder. The man would made threats towards the woman after she threatened to take him to court for child support. As such, her relatives are calling on the Police to arrest him but from reports received, he might have gone into hiding.The woman’s body was discovered in a trench among vegetation by two school boys who were on their way to school.last_img read more

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Labourer slapped with rape charge

first_imgLabourer David Europe has been placed on $170,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, before whom he appeared on Friday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer a charge of rape.The 24-year-old was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which detailed that on January 22, 2018, while a visitor at the 13-year-old virtual complainant’s East Bank Demerara home, he had sexual intercourse with the lass.According to facts presented to the court, the teen allegedly walked into her room and saw the accused laying on her bed, and he forcibly held her against her will and raped her.The case will continue on July 18.last_img read more

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Former Guyana’s “most wanted” gunned down

first_img…while sleeping in hammock at Better HopeRoger Bunbury, also called “Don Dick”, whose name had been inscribed on the list of Guyana’s most wanted criminals in 2002, was gunned down on Friday morning as he slept in a hammock in the verandah of his home at Lot 724 Good Hope, East Coast Demerara.The now dead 57-year-old had been named in a list of 42 most wanted men for whom the Guyana Police Force had issued bulletins 15 years ago. Others on the list had been the infamous five from the February 23, 2002 jail break: Dale Moore, Troy Dick, Shawn Brown, Andrew Douglas and Mark Fraser.Dead: Roger “Don Dick” BunburyThe most wanted list had also included names such as Premkumar Sukraj, also known as ‘Inspector Gadget’; Christopher Belle, Romel Reman and Dillon Ackra, among others.Bunbury had been wanted for questioning in connection with a series of robberies under arms, and had been named in the kidnapping and subsequent murder of taxi driver Vivekanand Nandalall in October 2003.Bunbury had been recaptured in November 2007 in Sophia, but had been released without charges being instituted against him.On Friday at about 00:45h, the self-employed man was shot in the verandah of his home, and he ran towards the kitchen, where he collapsed and died. His relatives converged at his home on Friday morning, and were evidently in mourning as they make preparation for a wake. His reputed wife, with whom he had shared the flat concrete house, was being grilled by detectives; but his sister, Clair Bunbury, explained that she received a telephone call informing her that her brother was shot and killed.The aggrieved sister recounted that at about 1:15h, she and other relatives rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she saw the doctor attending to her brother, but from all indications, the news was devastating. After some time, the doctor informed them that her brother was dead. She was, however, asked to identify her brother’s body.“He was lying on the bed and I recognise a bullet wound to his right side jaw, and that might have been the fatal wound,” she stated.The sister said she subsequently spoke with the dead man’s wife, who explained that prior to the shooting incident, she had heard someone calling several times for Bunbury, who was asleep in the hammock.“She told me that after a few minutes she heard a commotion, and then three gunshots. She said she was afraid to come out, but after the place went silent, she went to check…” It was then that the wife saw a trail of blood leading from the verandah to the kitchen.As she looked closer, she saw her husband lying in a pool of blood. Without hesitation, he was picked up and rushed to the hospital.Further asked if the shooting might have stemmed from a pending court case wherein her brother had been charged for unlawfully wounding another man, the sister said the family thought about it but was not sure, and as such would leave the Police to conduct their investigations.The mourning sister explained that her brother had had previous brushes with the law, but she believes that since that incident he had been a changed man. The now dead man had operated a business at home.Meanwhile, one of the man’s step daughters told Guyana Times that after the shooting incident, a man was seen scaling the fence. The man, she explained, was wearing dark clothing and a tope covered his head.The man was subsequently spotted by another resident riding towards the backdam in a state of panic. This bit of information was passed on to the Police as they launched an investigation into the execution-style killing.Police have confirmed that three spent shells along with a warhead were found at the scene. At the time of the shooting incident, several persons were at home, including the man’s 11- and 13-year-old children.His body is at the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination slated for Monday.The police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

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BC Fiscal Update

first_imgBC MLA’s are back at the legislature today, for the start of a short five-day sitting, focussed on the global financial crisis.The province will release its second quarterly update on Monday and, indications are it will paint a starkly different picture, of the BC economy, than the one in September.As CKNW’S Sean Leslie reports the government has already confirmed, its huge budget surplus, isn’t that huge anymore…- Advertisement – [asset|aid=649|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=df0bd3c461cafac482890da09a6b4806-Fiscal Update-VCR_1_Pub.mp3] The government is expected to introduce legislation this session, to support the premier’s ten point, half billion dollar recovery plan, for the province.last_img read more

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Republic of Ireland to join England, Northern Ireland and Wales at Euro 2016? Coral Daily Download

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to the second leg of Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off with Bosnia as Martin O’Neill’s side look to join England, Northern Ireland and Wales at next summer’s finals.Host Ireland are the 7/5 favourites after claiming a 1-1 draw in Friday’s first leg, while Bosnia are 9/4.He also previews England’s friendly clash with France at Wembley on Tuesday night, with the hosts 13/8 for the win and the visitors priced at 9/5.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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‘I hate myself more than anybody when Arsenal lose’ – Wenger on protesting fans

first_img Arsenal fans make their feelings about Arsene Wenger clear 1 Arsene Wenger does not take stinging criticism from a vocal minority of Arsenal fans calling for his head personally and “hates himself” when the Gunners lose.The 67-year-old is still yet to publicly announce whether he will sign a new contract at the Emirates Stadium or end his 20-year reign when his deal expires at the end of the season.Protests against any new offer have ramped up in recent weeks following a poor spell of results which has seen Arsenal slip out of the Premier League’s top four and crash out of the Champions League.Even securing a place in the FA Cup final has not been enough to dissuade the dissenters, with marches, leaflets, banners and large-scale projected images onto the side of the Emirates all calling for Wenger to leave.Aside from the 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace last month, the atmosphere has generally been better inside stadiums and during matches.But Wenger is all too aware of the protests, with crowdfunding pages still running to gather donations and continue such stunts.The Frenchman is in real danger of seeing Arsenal finish outside of the top four for the first time since his appointment in late 1996, but has distanced himself from feeling any pain from the protests.Speaking to Norwegian television channel TV2, he said: “I am like everybody – I prefer to be loved than hated but I can take a distance with that.“I know as well it is not the person itself, it is the fact the manager does not win the games. They want to win and I can make a difference in that.“I don’t take it too personally. In fact, I personally hate myself – the manager – more than anybody when I don’t win the games. I am a very bad loser.”Arsenal have not won the league since 2004 but have lifted the FA Cup in two of the last three campaigns, and Wenger pointed to the lack of domestic dominance of other big clubs to show how difficult continued success can be.“People want to win,” he added.“If you don’t win the championship, the FA Cup, the Champions League, it is absolutely disastrous. But if you look back in the last three years, we won the FA Cup twice and finished second, third and fourth.“We are in the FA Cup final again. Overall, I believe we are not happy because you want to win absolutely everything.“But you have to accept as well that Real Madrid has not won their championship for five years. They are big clubs – it is difficult. Liverpool hasn’t won it for over 20. Just because you turn up doesn’t mean you win. It is difficult to win.”Wenger comes up against long-term adversary Jose Mourinho on Sunday as Manchester United visit north London.He has never beaten the Portuguese in 12 previous Premier League meetings but needs to break that duck this weekend if the fans are to show any of the love he is craving.last_img read more

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In-form Man United star being eyed by European giants

first_imgItalian trio Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan are all monitoring the contract situation of Manchester United star Anthony Martial.The young French forward has been in impressive form of late, bagging four goals in his last four appearances for the club and there are rumours that United are preparing to offer the 22-year-old a new long-term contract. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Martial was linked with a summer exit from United after failing to nail down a regular spot in Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad, but he insisted upon staying at Old Trafford and fighting for his place.However, while he has enjoyed a recent upturn in form, recent reports have suggested that Martial is no closer to agreeing a new contract at United. ADVICE REPLY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Manchester United star Anthony Martial applauds his fans. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Latest Football Stories 1 MONEY And, according to Tutto Mercato, Juventus, Inter and AC Milan are all poised to make their moves should his contract issue not be resolved.Martial’s current deal expires next summer and while there is no indication that a new deal is close to being agreed, United are reportedly confident of keeping hold of the in-demand forward.last_img read more

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DDTV: STUNNING VIDEO OF NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER DONEGAL

first_imgTHE Northern Lights returned to the skies above Donegal this week.They weren’t as spectacular as before – but they were a sight to behold nonetheless.Many of the best authentic images are captured on this video. Click to play.   DDTV: STUNNING VIDEO OF NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER DONEGAL was last modified: October 11th, 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:DDTV: STUNNING VIDEO OF NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER DONEGALlast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, January 18, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Not much going on today. But we this is the last forecast before our winter storm arrives tomorrow. We are leaving our forecast nearly unchanged this morning and are locked and loaded, ready to go. We expect 4-10 inches over about 80% of the state. However, where we expect the heaviest snow, there can be some totals closer to a foot. Our low continues to take a southern track, across parts of TN, before turning north, and this favor the heaviest snow falling in SE Ohio, as we mentioned yesterday. We also see the upper end of the range back into central and west central Ohio too.  The southern third of the state can see significant rain before action ends as snow too, with some potential for at least .75″ or more near the river in south central Ohio.  The set up favors Ohio ending up with the biggest snows of the storm track, at least before it gets to the east coast.  There will be some wind with this event, but the best winds develop as the cold air starts to really arrive, coming NNE at 10-20 mph. That will be enough to trigger some blowing and drifting. Winter storm watches have been issued for some parts of the state, and others may be forthcoming. So, while this is nothing like the 20 inch forecasts that were being hurled around earlier this week, it is a significant event, and will be tough to get away from. The map at right shows potential snow for tomorrow’s event through Sunday morning.Behind this system, we see a very strong polar outbreak. Cold air blasts into the state on Sunday. We can see some leftover flurries pushing east as a result of the dramatically colder air mass. Temperatures will fall to anywhere from -10 to -18 over the NW quadrant of the state overnight Sunday night and Monday morning, while the rest of the state looks to move solidly into the single digits. We can see another night of sub zero temps 224 hours later, and a few locations in NW Ohio may struggle to top the zero mark for a high on Monday. Strong north winds will bring lake effect snows to northern parts of Ohio Sunday and especially Monday, particularly in NE Ohio, with lake enhanced cloud cover extending farther south and east.A major disturbance returns at midweek next week. However, we expect strong south wind flow ahead of it, moderating temps quickly next Tuesday. Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday rain and snow spread over the state, and then late Wednesday as cold air returns, snow take over more of the region. There will be plenty of liquid with this system. From US 30 southward, we can see liquid up to 1”, and north of US 30, snows of 2-6 inches are possible. We also continue to have some concern about ice…but need to get closer to the event and see what kind of atmospheric profile we have to deal with before getting to worried about ice. This system is looking to leave quicker, and we should be dry for next Thursday.The rest of the 10 day window actually looks better, with no new significant precipitation expected to finish the week and next weekend. Temps are trying to stay closer to normal, which would take concern about clipper systems away for now. The extended period still looks cold, and we won’t rule out a stronger system around the 30th and 31st, but we will take a closer look at that next week.last_img read more

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Will hang slaughterers of cow, says Raman Singh

first_img“We will hang those who kill cows,” Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh declared on Saturday, a day after BJP-ruled Gujarat passed a more stringent law, making cow slaughter punishable with a life term.“Does such a thing happen in Chhattisgarh? I don’t think it has happened in the last 15 years (of BJP rule). If it happens, we will hang those who dare do it (Marega to latka denge),” Mr. Singh told reporters in Jagdalpur.The Chief Minister was responding to queries from journalists on whether his government would, like that of Yogi Adityanath in U.P., take a tough stand on cow slaughter. Slaughter of cows, buffaloes, bulls, bullocks, and calves and possession of their meat is banned in Chhattisgarh. Transport, export of cattle to other States for slaughter is also banned. These offences attract the same punishment of seven years’ imprisonment and a fine up of to ₹50,000.‘Double standards’AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi, meanwhile, has accused the BJP of “hypocrisy”. “In U.P., cow is mummy, and in the northeastern states, it’s yummy. This shows BJP’s hypocrisy. While they are talking about a beef ban in U.P., they have said there would be no such thing in the northeast.”“Assembly elections are going to be held in three states in the northeast. Beef is easily available in (BJP-ruled) Goa. You tell me what is this,” he told a TV news channel. BJP Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy said, “Article 48 says cow slaughter will be prohibited. Let him say he has no faith in some articles of the Constitution, then we will see,” he said.Meanwhile, Manipur CM N. Biren Singh also slammed Mr. Owaisi. “We worship cows, we preserve them. He cannot make observations about entire northeast,” he said.last_img read more

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