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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:46am
Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier, the man accused of killing Non Pareil Businessman, Chandrapaul Persaud, called “Kero man” yesterday told the court that he was in Linden at the time of the killing.Collier yesterday led his defence before trial judge Justice Winston Patterson, after a no case submission by Collier’s lawyer Lyndon Amsterdam was overruled.Before Collier addressed the court he was given three options by the judge. He could have said nothing, stayed from the prisoners dock and give an unsworn statement or go into the witness box and give a statement where he could face cross examination by the prosecution.Collier said that he would stay from the witness box and give an unsworn statement.He proceeded to tell the court that he was innocent of the charge and that he never robbed anyone at Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara.Collier said that he had earlier told the police that he only came to the house at Bachelor’s Adventure, where he was arrested, the night before and he didn’t know that any guns and ammunition were inside the house and that’s why he opened the door when the police came.He further told the court that he was restrained with handcuffs and place on the floor, and he never led Assistant Superintendent Michael Kingston to any room in the house.Collier said that while he was on the ground he heard the police banging on a door inside the house.According to the defendant he was placed on an identification parade, with persons from the Brickdam Police Station.Collier told the court that he was not picked out as the person. He concluded his address to the court.After he was finished, his lawyer disclosed to the court that he was calling an expert witness on Monday.Amsterdam explained that all plans and preparations for the witness to be here would be made over the weekend. The matter was subsequently adjourned to Monday.Cyon “Picture Boy” CollierOn Thursday Justice Patterson had overruled a no case submission by Defence Counsel Amsterdam.Collier is on trial for the murder of Chandrapaul Persaud called ‘Kero man’ at Non Pareil, wholesale jerseys china, East Coast Demerara, on September 30, 2006.On the previous occasion, ballistics Expert Sergeant Eon Jackson was called to give his testimony.According to Jackson the bullet which was removed from the victim’s body during the post mortem examination and handed over to him was discharged from the AK-47 assault rifle which was found with the accused.Jackson testified about his qualifications, including Firearms and Ammunition training/examination courses in which he had participated.The witness said he had given evidence in the Magistrates’ and High Courts of Guyana more than 250 times.There was some objection by the defence with regards to Jackson testifying, but that was subsequently overruled.In his evidence-in-chief, Jackson testified that on October 3, 2006, he received at the Ballistics Section at CID Headquarters, from Corporal Floyd Hosanna, a marked and sealed envelope containing two 7.62 x 39 fired casings.Hosanna had testified earlier in the trial that he had retrieved the two fired casings from the verandah at the home of Persaud, at Non Pareil, on the night of September 30, 2006.Jackson said that on October 3, 2006, he received from Sergeant Chabinauth Singh, a marked and sealed envelope containing one 7.62 x 39 fired bullets.Singh had earlier testified that he was present during the autopsy of Persaud when Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh had removed a warhead from Persaud’s body and handed it over to him (Singh).Jackson said that on October 5, 2006, he received from Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Michael Kingston a marked and sealed parcel containing a 7.62 x 39 AK-47 assault rifle with a magazine and a marked and sealed envelope containing 13 7.62 x 39 rounds of ammunition.The witness recounted that he discharged three of the rounds submitted to him from the AK-47 rifle and found the firearm to be in working order.He then compared the three fired casings to the two submitted to him by Hosanna and found that all five casings bore the same firing pin impressions and striation marks in identical sequence.Based on his findings, he formed the opinion that the two fired casings submitted to him by Hosanna were discharged in the AK-47 assault rifle submitted by Kingston.Assistant Superintendent Michael Kingston, testified that he was with a party of policemen and army officials on October 5, 2006 at a house in Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara, where he found Collier along with one AK 47 assault rifle and pistol handgun.Floyd Hosanna, who is stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department’s Crime Unit, testified that he went to the scene to examine the body.He described the clothes that Chandrapaul Persaud was wearing at the time of the incident.  He instructed police corporal Cleveland Brown to take photos of the crime scene.Hosanna said that he was at the “crime scene” when he saw two spent shells on the verandah. The two spent shells were collected and sealed as evidence and handed over to ballistics expert Eon Jackson.He (Hosanna) was cross examined by the defence about what he saw at the scene of the incident.Sergeant Chabinauth Singh, meanwhile, testified that he went to the crime scene with a party of policemen, who were also at the scene. He said that he saw the body lying on the floor, and Persaud appeared to be dead. Singh said that he saw two 7.62×39 spent shells on the verandah floor.After the body was photographed, it was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where a doctor made the formal death pronouncement.Singh told the court that on October 2, 2006, he witnessed a post mortem examination which was done by Government Pathologist Nehaul Singh. During the post mortem, Singh said that the doctor removed a bullet, which he took to the ballistics unit.The post mortem report was tendered into evidence by Singh. Under cross examination the witness was questioned about certain facts pertaining to the post mortem.Zaheem Isshack, retired Police Inspector William Pitt, the victim’s wife Bibi Isshack and the couple’s neighbour, Liloutie Dhanai, have all given evidence in the matter.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:46am
-masked killers escape in carLeonard Mahadeo, Nike Air Force One Shoes Women, a Diamond resident was last evening gunned down in cold blood shortly before midnight at a popular Eccles, East Bank Demerara drinking spot.According to reports, Mahadeo who would usually walk with an entourage of bodyguards was drinking with a friend last night in the Soca Paradise establishment when two masked men exited a silver Premio, calmly walked into the drinking spot and fired a barrage of bullets.Residents in the area recalled hearing about two shots fired after which another volley of about 10 shots was heard.This sent the waitresses at Soca Paradise scampering for cover even as Mahadeo’s lone drinking buddy was unhurt.The gunmen calmly walked out and sped away in the car.Execution was clearly the motive as the gunmen did not attempt to rob either Mahadeo or his drinking partner.Scores of police ranks converged on the scene as well as curious neighbors and while no ballistics experts were on hand, some experienced ranks surmised that the killers used assault rifle rounds, given the size of the shells recovered.Mahadeo’s bullet riddled body was left lying in a pool of blood for several hours as detectives tried to piece together the information gathered.(see further details in tomorrow’s edition)
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:46am
With an export leap of 31 percent for last year alone, Nand Persaud International Communication Inc, placed itself among the top export performing companies in the Caribbean and was justly rewarded Monday nightExcellence in Service Exports winner, Nand Persaud Int’l Communications’ Managing Director, Gadhram Ramdial (L); and Guyana Go-Invest Board Member, Owen Verwey, (centre) pose with the award, received from Jay Ollivierre Gomez (R).in Barbados.The Port Mourant-based company earned the Caribbean Export Agency’s ‘Excellence in Service Exports’ award in a glitzy ceremony at the Hilton Barbados, where ‘The Caribbean Exporter of the Year 2016 Awards were held.The citation for this award for outstanding export performance read, “Established in 2002, Nand Persaud International Communication Inc. is the first provider of near shore Contact Center and Business Outsourcing Solutions in Guyana.“It currently provides services such as customer support, Cheap NFL Jerseys, both technical and non-technical, leads generation, transcription services and quality assurance.“It currently employs over 500 employees, all geared towards the provision of services to a wide range of international clientele based in the US and Canada.“In 2015, NPIC experienced a massive 31 per cent in export growth.“Its commitment to excellence has caused NPIC to gain a strong reputation for quality, which has differentiated it from the competition, and has been critical in its success.”
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Date: 21 Oct 17 07:56am
The continuance of the $10, 000 cash grant that was offered to each public school child by the previous administration last year will be dependent on the outcome of a review being undertaken by Government.This development was confirmed by Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman, at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing convened at the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday.Trotman disclosed that while the decision to introduce the grant was a laudable idea it was badly implemented. He also noted that the review was premised on the fact that Cabinet was advised that it is a fiscally unsustainable endeavour.“When one studies developmental economics, when you give a grant or cash transfer it must be accompanied or guided by a means test, ” Trotman explained.A means test is a determination of whether an individual or family is eligible for government assistance, based upon whether the individual or family possesses the means to do without that help. Moreover, Trotman underscored that the purpose of the review is to ensure that the most vulnerable in society are the sole or primary beneficiaries of the grant.“So to have a grant of $10, 000 to every school child without it being focused to those who need it more is not fiscally sustainable for any economy, and particularly ours, ” the Governance Minister noted.As such he asserted “we want to review it to ensure that, for example, a child who would have previously received $10, 000 but is living in abject poverty would now in fact receive $100, 000 whereas a child…going to a private school would not receive a $10, 000 (grant) because it would be depriving a child who really needs it.”Trotman therefore informed that the grant for now has been stopped in light of the fact that economic standards would not allow for it to be continued in the manner that it was done under the previous administration. He however assured that Government is prepared to continue the $1, 500 uniform voucher to public school children.The cash grant, Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping, which was introduced for the first time last year by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic government, was afforded to children attending nursery, primary and secondary level schools across the country. It was said to be an initiative being undertaken because of Government’s interest in the education of children and was thus labelled the “Because We Care Cash Grant.”On Wednesday, too, Trotman announced that Government has approved a contract for the supply of exercise books for schoolchildren countrywide. The contract sum, to the tune of $63, 341, 598 has been awarded to the Guyana National Printers Limited. And according to the Minister, “this is a demonstration of Government’s continuing interest in the proper and orderly education of our children.”
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Date: 21 Oct 17 07:55am
Two more witnesses were yesterday called to testify on behalf of the prosecution as the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the death of 20-year-old Carlissa Matthews continued at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.Dead: Carlissa MatthewsMatthews’s ex-boyfriend, Jermaine Maynard, 42, of Leopold and Cross Streets, Werk-en-Rust, is charged with murder.Minutes before the end of 2013, the woman was shot dead outside the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlet on Water Street and Croal Street. She was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she succumbed early New Year’s morning.Reports are that the accused had fled the scene after the alleged shooting but was nabbed at the ‘back track’ crossing in Springlands as he was about to board a vessel on January 2.The preliminary inquiry got underway on Monday last in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and is scheduled to be called again today before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.Maynard, the sole accused, is being represented by Defence Attorney George Thomas and prosecuted by Corporal Bharat Mangru who is attached to the chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions.The inquiry is a pre-trial hearing not only for Maynard to hear what State witnesses have to say under oath, but also for a determination to be made by the Magistrate whether the Prosecution has enough evidence for him to be sent before a judge and jury for murder.As it commenced on Monday, the court heard sworn testimonies from Matthews’s mother Carol Kennedy, the lead investigator, Detective Constable Zamir Zakeer who is attached to the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of the Brickdam Police Station as well as Detective Constable Hendricks, Cheap NFL Jerseys China, attached to CID of Springlands Police Station.Yesterday Kennedy and Zakeer were both called to take the stand once again.Matthews’s stepfather Collis Bruce and Sergeant Eon Jackson, a firearm and ammunition specialist attached to the Criminal Investigations Division Headquarters, Eve Leary, for the past 18 years, have also testified.Under oath, her mother and stepfather told the court what they would have witnessed at the time of the alleged shooting while the investigators described the roles they played in the investigation into the alleged murder.The death certificate, post mortem report, a bullet, one lead and hard object, as well as the metal fragments recovered from Matthews’s body, have all been tendered as evidence.By request, Carol Kennedy will return to court today to continue giving her evidence.The Prosecution indicated that it has three remaining witnesses to support its case.
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