Guyanese man wanted for Suriname’s double murder

first_imgLaw enforcement officers in Suriname have issued a wanted bulletin for Bisoen Kevin, 22, for questioning inWanted: Bisoen Kevinrelation to the murder of Leelawattie Sookhoo and her daughter, Tisha Ahiram.Guyana Times understands that the man has gone into hiding following the discovery of the 37-year-old woman and her 10-year-old daughter’s bodies on Tuesday. It is believed the man might have absconded to Guyana after he committed the gruesome acts.According to reports, Kevin and the now dead woman shared a rocky relationship up to the time of her demise. Only recently, he had accused her of being unfaithful. This publication was told the man became jealous after the woman’s former husband visited her recently.Based on information, the now dead woman was seen in the company of the murder suspect the night before the murder. The Surinamese Police had issued the wanted bulletin after taking into consideration the circumstantial evidence at their disposal.They have confirmed that contact was made with Guyana Police Force as law enforcement continues its search for the alleged murderer. The woman and her daughter were on Tuesday last found dead in their apartment in the Nieuw Amsterdam, a village in District Commewijne, Suriname. The duo hailed from Sparta Village, Essequibo Coast, Guyana.Their bodies were discovered when police turned up at the woman’s house after her boyfriend, who was supposed to be at work did not show up.When the Police arrived at the house to check for the man, they found the front door locked with a padlock and thought something was amiss.They subsequently broke the padlock and entered only to find the woman lying on the ground with a cord around her neck while the child was on the bed in a seminude state.Guyana Times understands that the area in which the woman lived with her children is known as a fishing area where a lot of Guyanese reside. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Alleged ganja trafficker on bail

first_imgA 34-year-old man, who Police said admitted to finding a bag of marijuana while walking through a cemetery, was on Monday charged with the trafficking of narcotics.Timothy BadalTimothy Badal, a mason of Lot 193 Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, denied the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It is alleged that on June 15, 2019, at East La Penitence, he had in his possession 53 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, who presented the facts, stated that on the day in question, ranks from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), acting on information, went to the home of the defendant and requested to carry out a search.According to the prosecution’s case, the ranks then went into the home where they met with a woman who identified herself as Badal’s mother and a search was then conducted in Badal’s bedroom. The prosecution’s case noted that one of the ranks found the marijuana in two black plastic bags in a clothes basket.Badal, when told of the offence, reportedly told the ranks that he picked up the bags from a cemetery while he was walking home one night. Hence, he was arrested and charged with the offence.However, the man’s lawyer, Paul Fung-A-Fat, in a successful bail application, raised the question of multiple occupants at the residence where the drug was found. The lawyer told the court that multiple persons live at Badal’s residence and the marijuana could have belonged to anyone.Meanwhile, Prosecutor Mansfield objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts.The Chief Magistrate released Badal on $120,000 bail. The case will continue on June 9, 2019. He was instructed to report to the East La Penitence Police Station every Friday until the hearing and determination of the matter.last_img read more

Kamarang farmer killed, body dumped in river

first_img– suspect confessesPolice in F Division (Interior Locations) are expected to seek advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) today after one of three suspects confessed to killing a Kamarang, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), farmer and dumping his body into a river. The partially decomposed body of Dexter Edwards, 27, of Pariuma River, Kamarang, was discovered on November 5 in the Ochi Top River in Kamarang by a group of campers. According to Police reports, a post-mortem revealed that the farmer died from multiple injuries.This caused Police in the Division to ramp-up their investigations, which led to the arrest of three suspects, all Guyanese. The men were taken into custody and questioned, during which one of them admitted to killing Edwards.Guyana Times understands that the prime suspect told detectives during his confession Saturday night that he and the deceased, along with the two other suspects, had gone to neighbouring Venezuela.He recounted that during that time, they were consuming alcohol when he and the deceased got into a heated argument. The suspect related that during the altercation, he hit Edwards in the head causing him to collapse.This, the man said, caused him to panic so he picked up Edwards and dumped him into the river.Commander of F Division, Ravindranauth Budhram, told this newspaper on Sunday that even though one of the suspects has admitted to the killing, the other two remain in custody pending advice to be sought today.last_img read more

Arnold plan gives local college $2.8 million

first_imgVALENCIA – College of the Canyons, one of the state’s fastest-growing community colleges, would get about $2.8 million for growth under the governor’s budget. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s $109.1 million budget for two-year colleges includes a 2 percent increase in funding for enrollment growth. The money would allow colleges to add more class sections and provide additional services to handle the growing numbers. While more than half of the 72 community college districts in the state are seeing declining enrollment, College of the Canyons has more than 18,000 students and shows increasing growth yearly. Student enrollment fees will remain the same as last semester – $20 per unit, a $6-per-unit decrease from a year ago. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The proposed budget also includes a 4.04 percent cost-of-living adjustment, which would amount to $2.4 million for College of the Canyons for the 2007-08 fiscal year. The budget is preliminary. It will be adjusted after tax-receipt revenue is reviewed in April, and a new draft will be submitted in May for the Legislature.last_img read more

BC LNG progressing with Asian trade missions

first_imgThe BC government is moving forward with two more Asian trade missions in its continuing efforts to promote BC exports of liquefied natural gas.Deputy Premier and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman will be in Singapore next week to address the Gastech Energy Industry Conference on Wednesday.He also has a dinner meeting on his agenda with the CEO of Petronas, the Malaysian State oil and gas company, which leads the Pacific Northwest LNG five country consortium.- Advertisement -One of the five is Japan Petroleum Exploration and he will fly from Singapore to Tokyo to meet its representatives and those of Mitsubishi, a member of the LNG Canada joint venture led by Royal Dutch Shell.Meantime, a week from today, Premier Clark and International Trade Minister Teresa Wat will launch a week long mission which, among others, will include stops in Beijing and Hong Kong.However, the Globe and Mail reports, weak LNG prices in Asia, a looming glut of supplies, and fierce global competition for the Asian market have also cast doubts on the future of the twenty BC LNG proposals.Advertisement In addition, the trips come as anti-LNG activists, step up their protests, with First Nations leaders set to attend a rally in Prince Rupert tomorrow to press home lingering concerns about potential Flora Bank damage from construction of the proposed eleven point four billion dollar Pacific Northwest LNG export terminal.However, the Globe also reports, Mr. Coleman insists an associated court challenge would not delay the planned start of construction next year, if the Petronas led group decides to move forward with the project.It also reports the Deputy Premier remains optimistic and quotes him as saying, “Whatever LNG plant sends its first shipment around the world, then I’ll say, I told you so.”last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: MARK COHEN IN SUPERB FORM AT BARNHILL

first_imgLetterkenny Golf New:Following on from the glorious Captains’ Drive-In weather and fantastic course condition of the previous weekend, the golfing fraternity could not wait to test their early season form again at Barnhill as was proven by the high entries over the St. Patrick’s weekend.With the temperature rising by the day, so too was the scoring and leading the way on Saturday 14th was Brian Cullen [12] with a great return of 44pts. Not to be undone by a double bogey at 1st, Brian “ground” his way through the next eight holes to finish his front nine with a birdie and a score of 22pts to set himself up for a winning total with only one blemish to the handicap score on back nine, a double bogey at 15th, for another 22pts and a four point margin over runner-up Ed Margey [13]. Again, having had a bad start to the round, a “blank” at first and a bogey at 2nd, Ed steadied the swing well enough to chalk up a birdie at the par five 11th to return a back nine score of 23pts and an overall 40pt finish to relegate Kevin Hannigan [8] to third place on B.O.T. The highlight of Kevin’s golf was his birdie-eagle at 4th and 5th holes, his “eagle” at the par three 5th obviously being an ace, a hole-in-one! Congratulations Kevin! That combination of scores gave him a 24pt total on his front nine, but unfortunately his 16pts on back nine was not enough.Sunday 15th confined competition “mark”ed a special occasion for cat 4 member Mark Cohen [20] who returned a memorable 46 [forty-six] stableford points to leave the rest of the field playing in the spring sunshine trying to get a “tan” Having noted several times that Mark was a player who would be vying for club team places this season and that his desire was to reach a handicap of at least 15, I have no doubt that his present handicap belies his capabilities of golf and that his wish will be achieved by the end of the season. With a birdie at 3rd and an outward nine score of 25pts, Mark took the turn knowing that a steady inward nine was all that was required and, despite a double bogey at the final hole, his score of 21 pts gave him an overall 82 gross. In second place was Paddy O’ Gorman [20] who , despite a “blank-blank” start, made birdies at 9th and 14th to finish on 37pts.The new GolfNet system is now available and all members need to re-register so: log onto GolfNet – click on Login (top right hand corner) and click “Create an Account” – You need to have your GUI/ILGU handicap card with details for registering.WE NEED YOUR OLD MOBILE PHONES—- to get a second defibrillator that will be housed on the course, making it more accessible should something occur during play on the front 11 holes. There is a box provided in the club foyer for all of your old unwanted mobile phones—-please donate NOW!! HAVE YOU SIGNED UP?Letterkenny Golf Club’s Online Lotto’s draw took place on Wednesday 11th March and, although there was no JACKPOT winner of €1,900, two lotto members who smiled happily were Ivan Fuery and Con Ryan, winners of the “lucky dip” prizes of €50 each. Congratulations to you both! Numbers drawn were 1; 9; 15; 25; The Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday evening, closing time for entries is 6pm Wednesday, and entry page can be found on club website, www.letterkennygolfclub.com and follow the prompts. Join from as little as €20! [€2 per week] Thank you for playing and please continue to encourage your fellow members, friends & family to play our Club Lotto.  GOLF NEWS: MARK COHEN IN SUPERB FORM AT BARNHILL was last modified: March 18th, 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:BarnhillgolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

WILDLIFE UNDER THREAT AT ARDS FOREST PARK, CLAIMS COUNTY COUNCILLOR

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor says he is concerned about the condition of one of the county’s leading tourist attractions.Cllr Mac Giolla EasbuigCllr Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig has now written to Coillte about the condition of certain aspects of Ards Forest Park.He said “Local people raised their concerns about the Forest Park with me recently so I visited to have a look for myself,” he said. “I was concerned that there appears to be a general lack of maintenance in a number of areas. The entrance gate and Woodway walk in particular are in need of repair and upgrade, but there is a more pressing concern with the Rhododendron problem in the park.”He said the problem is now so severe that it is regarded as an imminent threat to the diverse range of flora and fauna in the park as well as the associated wildlife.“The Rhododendron now covers a large area of the ground and is choking the smaller plants and could also threaten the semi-natural woodland comprising trees such as oak, ash and birchas it can kill off or prevent natural regeneration occurring.”Ards Forest Park is widely used and appreciated by local people and attracts thousands of visitors each year. “It is a hugely important natural resource which deserves to be looked after properly. I have asked Coillte to investigate the concerns I have highlighted and to advise me what action they will take to address the problems.” WILDLIFE UNDER THREAT AT ARDS FOREST PARK, CLAIMS COUNTY COUNCILLOR was last modified: August 18th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Ards Forest ParkDonegal County Councilthreatlast_img read more

PRESIDENT TO PRESENT THE 2014 TIP O’NEILL DIASPORA AWARD IN BUNCRANA TODAY

first_imgThe President, Michael D Higgins, will today present the 2014 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award to the President of the Massachusetts State, Senator Therese Murray in Buncrana, Donegal.Tip O’NeillThe ceremony will be attended by guests from Ireland and friends and associates of President Murray as well as members of the O’Neill family from the United States.The award was initiated in 2012 which was the centenary of the birth of speaker Thomas P. Tip O’Neill who contributed so much to political life in the United States and who played a pivotal role in the Irish peace process and in promoting the economic wellbeing of Ireland. The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award is now awarded to the a chosen member of the Irish Diaspora to recognise their achievements and commitment to Ireland and to Irish people living abroad.Mícheal Ó hÉanaigh, Director of Services in Donegal County Council, said the honour os a very worthy one.“This is an important event in the context of the Irish Diaspora as we honour a member of our broad Diaspora for her work and achievement on behalf of the Irish community in Massachusetts. The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award over the years has been a fantastic means of reaching out to our broad Irish Diaspora throughout the World”.Speaking from the US this week, Rosemary O’Neill, daughter of Tip O’Neill expressed her excitement about this year’s event. “It is a great honour to come back to Ireland to meet the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, and participate in the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award and in the Diaspora events that compliment the weekend’s festivities. Tip’s grandmother Eunice Fullerton was born outside Buncrana so this part of the world still resonates as home for many of us. This is a great opportunity for members of our family to visit our ancestral home and meet the local community who have put so much work into organising this weekend of events.”Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council welcomed this year’s Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards.He said “Donegal County Council is delighted to have the President of Ireland , Michael D Higgins, to join us on this very important occasion as he has always reached out to the Diaspora and is grateful to the President for the honour of presenting the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award to President Therese Murray. Donegal County Council realises the importance of our Diaspora and this important initiative compliments our strategy in reaching out and bringing back our Diaspora. We are delighted to have the involvement of our partners in this event.”Other events taking place over the weekend include:The official opening of Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries, Co Donegal on 12th September at 4.00pm. Welcome to everyone The Presentation of the Tip O’Neill Inishowen Schools Essay/Art Competition on 13th September at 10.00am at the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries, Co Donegal. Free of charge and everyone welcome.The Annual Tip O’Neill Diaspora Lecture on 13th September 2013 at 11.00am in the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries, Co Donegal. Free of charge and everyone welcome.PRESIDENT TO PRESENT THE 2014 TIP O’NEILL DIASPORA AWARD IN BUNCRANA TODAY was last modified: September 12th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalIRISH DIASPORASenator Therese MurrayTip O’Neilllast_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Friday, December 8th.Eileen BRADLEYThe death has occurred of Eileen Bradley, Augheygault, Drumkeen, Donegal. Reposing at her late residence from 6pm this Friday evening, 8th December. Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Drumkeen at 11.30am on Sunday, 10th December, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only please. Donations to the Archview Lodge Patient Comfort Fund.Hughie GILLESPIEThe death has occurred of Hughie Gillespie, Drumcoe, Mountcharles, Donegal, at Letterkenny University Hospital.Reposing at his late residence. Removal on Saturday morning to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Mountcharles for 11am Funeral Mass followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard. No flowers please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to the Oncology Ward at Letterkenny University Hospital. Rosary both nights at 9pm. Hugh GILLESPIEThe death has occurred of Hugh Gillespie, 482 Curragh, Killygordon, Donegal, peacefully at Brentwood Nursing Home, Convoy, surrounded by his loving family. Much loved father of Chris, Lyndon, Aaron, Sonya and Bonita. Deeply regretted by his sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, extended family and very many friends.His remains will repose at his home on Friday Dec 8th from 11am to 10pm. Funeral leaving his home on Saturday Dec 9th at 10.30am for Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Crossroads, Killygordon with interment afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if so desired, to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, care of G. Mc Cool & Son,Funeral Directors,Ballybofey. Family time on the morning of the funeral.Elizabeth O’KANE (née Reilly)The death has occurred of Elizabeth O’Kane (née Reilly), Longford, Kent, England and late of Tamney, Donegal.Removal tomorrow, Saturday, from The Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Letterkenny at 6pm to her late residence in Tamney. Removal on Monday, 11th December, for 12 noon Mass to St. Columba’s Church, Termon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private from 10pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral.Mary Nappy O’DONNELLThe death has occurred at Dungloe District Hospital of Mary Nappy O’Donnell Mullaghduff, Kincasslagh.Her remains will be in McGlynn’s Funeral Home this Friday evening from 4pm with removal at 6pm to her late residence. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 11am in the Star of the Sea Church, Annagry with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Dungloe Hospital Patient Comfort Fund care of any family member or Sean McGlynn Funeral Director.Teresa MCPAULThe death has occurred of Teresa McPaul, Tullybeg, Ramelton, Donegal, in London. Removal to St. Peter’s Church, Milford on Saturday arriving at 5pm for prayers. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 11am with burial afterwards in Tully Cemetery.Sean MCGLYNNThe death as occurred at Letterkenny University Hospital of Sean McGlynn, Letterhillue, Cloghan and formerly of Ballykerrigan, Cloghan surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his wife, Mary, daughters, Mary, Roisin, Bridgeen, Susan, Laura, sons, Sean, Frank, brothers Michael, Ballykerrigan, William, Drumkeen and his sister, Mary Crerand, Rathmullan.His remains will repose at Marley’s Funeral Home, Drumany, Letterkenny today, Friday, from 3pm until removal at 4pm to his late residence. Funeral leaving his home at 12:30pm on Sunday for Requiem Mass at 1:30pm in Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Glenfin with burial afterwards in Cill Mhuire Cemetery. One way traffic operation entering via Commeen.Denis DOHERTYThe death has occurred of Denis Doherty, Drung, Quigley’s Point, Donegal. Reposing at his son Seamus Doherty’s residence, Cabry, Quigley’s Point from 6pm this evening, Friday, 8th December. Removal on Sunday, 10th December, at 11.30am for 12 noon Requiem Mass in St. Columba’s Church, Drung with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11am.Brid DEVINEThe death has occurred of Brid Devine, 47 Ard O’Donnell, Letterkenny, Donegal.Reposing at her residence from 2pm today, Friday. Funeral Mass in St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny at 12 noon on Sunday. Burial afterwards in Conwal Cemetery. Family flowers only.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: December 8th, 2017 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:obituarieslast_img read more