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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:47am
By Latoya Giles  A former coast guard has testified that Sherwin Hart had continuously told him that he was dropping off Dweive Kant Ramdass at Bonasika in the Essequibo River. Randy Renville, called “Celly” is a former coast guard and he had once worked with Hart.Renville told the court that he was living at Parika during the time of the incident. He said that he was a former coast guard up until 2004. The witness told the court that he had known Sherwin Hart for some time since they had worked together. He said that some time before the incident with Ramdass he had met Hart and they had exchanged mobile numbers.According to Renville, around 15:45 hours on August 20, 2009, Leonard Brotherson called him. As a result of that call, Renville said that he went to the Parika beach area. Renville said that he and Brotherson spoke and he subsequently called Hart. The witness said he tried calling the phone some five times before he eventually got through. He eventually got through to Hart and recognized him because he “stammers”.Renville said he called Hart and asked what was the problem with the “youth man on the boat” and according to him the accused responded that he was giving him a drop to Bonasika. The witness said he disconnected the phone and called back Brotherson.Renville said that he again had the cause to call back Hart and tried to ensure that he was indeed taking Ramdass to Bonasika.“I spoke to Hart and I ask he about de youth man in de boat. Yuh sure you dropping he off at Bonasika?” The witness told the court that Hart told him that he was heading there to drop off Ramdass. Renville said he left for the ball field which is at the back of the Parika Market. He said that it was about 16:40 hrs, while he was playing cricket that Kurwin Chance also known as “Cow” came to him. He said that he knows Chance from the interior.Renville said that he and Chance spoke, and as a result he took Chance’s cell phone and tried calling Hart.  The witness told the court that he called Hart’s phone for about ten times before he eventually got through.“When he answer de phone I seh Hart …He seh Celly and I seh is wah y’all do with the youth man? Yuh sure yuh drop he off at Bonasika?” Renville explained. The witness said he tried to put the phone on speaker so as to allow the persons present to hear what Hart was saying, but the phone went off and he did not hang up.The man said he tried getting back to Hart and he managed to get through. Renville said he heard Hart’s voice shouting saying “Ah tell y’all don’t answer the phone; let it ring out”.Renville said that he along with Chance was at the Stelling when they saw Hart and Greenidge. He said that he spoke to Chance and he along with a police subsequently went and invited Hart and Greenidge into the Parika station.The man said he saw the coast guard boat and no one was inside. Renville further told the court that afterward he was coming back off the Stelling when he saw Devon Gordon and a young lady who he later learnt was Vanda Adolphus.He said that the two were standing next to a truck when he saw Gordon give her a “black travelling bag”. He said the two of them were later arrested.A few hours later Renville said that he along with a team of men went in search of Ramdass. The man said that they went to Fort Island, Caiman Hole, and Worm Hole, Cheap NFL Jerseys, but they failed to locate Ramdass.  Prior to the incident Renville said that he and Hart never had any problems.Under cross examination by attorney at law Latchmie Rahamat, the witness was asked why during the search they didn’t go to “Bonasika”. Renville explained that it was dangerous to go there at that time of the night.During cross examination, the witness told the court that he could not have remembered all of the persons who were on the boat. He was asked how long they spent searching for Ramdass, and according to Renville’s estimation they spent approximately three hours.Another witness for the day was Corporal Rodwell Sarrabo who is stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department. On August 20 Sarrabo told the court that he was on duty, when he received certain and instructions.As a result of what he heard he along with a party of policemen headed by Assistant Superintendent Trevor Reid, left CID and went to La Grange Police Station.He said they arrived at the station and in his presence Sergeant Suraj Singh contacted Shawn Ageday, the brother of Sherwin Hart. Ageday was in custody at the station. He was interviewed and a statement was taken.Sarrabo said that Reid along with Singh and a party of policemen left La Grange Station.The officers subsequently arrived at the Leonora Police Station. On arrival at the station Reid spoke with Deputy Superintendent Paul in the compound. The witness explained that shortly after Deon Greenidge was escorted out of the station and handed over to Reid. Sarrabo told that court that Greenidge left in the company of a party of policemen who went to Lot 166 Middle Road, La Penitence.On arrival at the house Reid spoke to one Yvonne Beckles, who is the mother of Deon Greenidge. Sarrabo said that Reid and the woman spoke briefly then she left and went inside her home. The woman, according to Sarrabo, brought out a brown shoulder bag and gave it to Reid. He said that the bag was packed and the bag was opened in his presence and Greenidge by ASP Reid and it contained a quantity of parcels of $1000 currency notes.The woman was arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigations Department. He said that an allegation was put to the woman in the presence of Singh where she made a statement and was cautioned.Around 01:40hrs on August 21, the allegation was put to Greenidge who was also at CID. Sarrabo told the court that it was Corporal Singh who told Greenidge that the allegation was that on August 20, he Greenidge with others murdered Ramdass at Caiman Hole, Essequibo River. After the allegation was put to him, Sarrabo said that Greenidge agreed that he would tell them everything.Under cross examination, Sarrabo denied that he had changed aspects of his testimony. The witness denied the allegation that he was deliberating stating that Reid was in the compound speaking to DSP Paul in an attempt to remove Reid from inside the Leonora Police Station.The witness further denied that he ever witnessed any of the policemen beat any of the three men accused of killing Ramdass.A police photographer was the third person called to give evidence as the matter continued. Police Corporal Lancelot Whittington, who is stationed at CID, testified about photographs he took of some of the seized money. Whittington said that he had been a photographer for several years, having completed courses within the police force.He said that on August 20, 2009, he was at the crime lab when Reid requested a photographer. When he arrived at the front of CID he took three photographs of money which was being displayed on a desk.The three pictures of the “money” were tendered into evidence yesterday. They were also shown to the members of the jury. Under cross examination the officer admitted that photos were not of the best quality. The lawyer suggested to Whittington that since the photos were not of the best quality, one could not see the domination of the money.However, Whittington maintained that it was indeed the money which he was instructed to take.The matter will continue today.Sherwin Hart, Deon Greenidge and Devon Gordon are all charged with the 2009 murder of Bartica gold miner Dweive Kant Ramdass.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:47am
Of recent I found myself interviewing a lineup of centenarians. Within the past month I’ve had the privilege of interviewing four.  I must say that trying to talk to persons at that age is no easy task, since at 100 years old some may have already lost their sight, their hearing and memory.However, to my delight once again I was given the task of interviewing yet another centenarian.  Initially, when I was told of this assignment I was kind of hesitant about doing it until, I arrived at the Uncle Eddie’s Home where I met Mrs. Claudia Reynolds-Williams. It was like no other interview I have ever done.Today ‘Aunty Claudia’ is celebrating her 100th birthday and at her age she can recall any event dating back to her childhood.Born Claudia Reynolds on January 24, 1910 in Belladrum, West Coast Berbice, Wholesale Soccer Jerseys, ‘Aunty Claudia’ said that she was the last of three children for her parents. Sitting very much upright in her wheel chair ‘Aunty Claudia’ opted to tell me her life story rather than me asking her questions.She said that at the tender age of ten she and her siblings were sent to Georgetown to live with relatives. Her early years at school were done at the St. Phillip’s School.Recalling some of her fondest moments as a child ‘Aunty Claudia’ recalled the first and last time she was given a whipping.  As she would put it, she was flogged for the first time in her life for ‘giving a fowl a bath in a near-by trench’.Recalling the event ‘Aunty Claudia’ said she was just 12 years old when she returned to Belladrum to spend some vacation.“We playing around in the rice fields…It was three of us, after playing hide and seek for some time we got bored and we saw a fowl in the bushes sitting on some eggs so we decided to give the fowl a bath.”“My cousin hold the top beak and I hold the bottom beak and we just kept putting the fowl under water every five seconds apart. It was only after my aunt saw us then we let the fowl go…but she said she would tell my father.”As the day was coming to an end ‘Aunty Claudia’ said that she nervously waited for her father to come home. She recalled that later that day when her father arrived she got the finest flogging that any child would regret.Shortly after that her father called her while he was sitting on their front step, placed her on his lap and told her that he loved her but what she did to the fowl was wrong.“I know my father loved me and he told me that the same fowl we give a bath was the fowl that gave him all the other fowls that he reared to keep food on the table.”As our conversation continued it dawned on me that ‘Aunty Claudia’ at no point made mention of her mother. So I decided to ask. She said it was only when she was 12 years of age that she saw her mother for the first time.100-year-old Claudia Reynolds WilliamsShe recalled that throughout her childhood she had sought answers from her father as to the whereabouts of her mother. After being persistent ‘Aunty Claudia’ said that her father finally told her that her mother left their home when she was just a few months old since they could no longer see eye to eye on certain issues.Despite not having her biological mother around ‘Aunty Claudia’ said she would not trade the upbringing she had from her aunt for any other.  As she recollected on her other years ‘Aunty Claudia’ said that after her schooling she took up nursing as a profession.That chapter of her life lasted for exactly one year and 11 months. “I quit that job after my father came to see me and he wasn’t pleased with my appearance…He said that I was looking like if any hard breeze blow I would fall so he told me that job was not for me.”Aunty Claudia then moved on to greener pastures as she went to the mining town of Linden where she found employment. That too didn’t last for long as she said she was not prepared to let anyone make a fool of her.“I am a woman of principles and you can’t make me sign onto an agreement and then you break that agreement. I am no fool”. Once that was over and done with ‘Aunty Claudia’ said she went back to her hometown where she met the love of her life. But that too didn’t end to well. The man who ‘Aunty Claudia’ was prepared to marry died two months before their wedding.She said it was like no other feeling she has had in her life. “Our wedding date was set for December 26, 1928 and he died November 4, that same year, ” ‘Aunty Claudia’ recalled.She said that her intended husband was a locksmith and he somehow strained himself while attempting to lift a heavy metal door on his own. He was hospitalised briefly and died being treated.It took ‘Aunty Claudia’ some twelve years before she strike up another relationship. Her second relationship too had its share of troubles as her plans to get married fell through. It was not until ‘Aunty Claudia’ was in her forty’s then she finally married one David Theophilus Williams.After several years of bliss her husband died. As old age stepped in faster and faster, Aunty Claudia said she remained to herself, depending on no one. She tried as much as she could to make life easy for herself and children.However, as life would have it ‘Aunty Claudia’ was forced to have one of her leg amputated. That was back in 2005 and ever since, moving around was a bit challenging.Relatives decided that it would be better for ‘Aunty Claudia’ to be taken to a home. In 2006 ‘Aunty Claudia’ was left in the care of nurses at the Uncle Eddie’s Senior Citizens home.Today as she celebrates her 100th birthday she said as she reflects on her years, it is truly God’s gift to her to live to this age, with most of her faculties in tact.Her advice to persons is to always live in hope do not live in despair. Her secret to long life, is live by God’s commandment and always do what is right in the eyes of God.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:47am
Brave minibus driver, Lincoln Bristol, yesterday recounted his fight with a gun-toting robber which ended in him being hospitalized with four bullet wounds.The 69-year-old ‘A’ Field, Sophia resident was shot in the abdomen, left side knee and near his right eye during his fight with the gunman and an accomplice, who attacked him outside his home at around 22:30 hrs on Wednesday.The bandit also bit off a portion of Bristol’s right ear.Bristol has since undergone surgery but appeared none the worse for the wear yesterday as he chatted with visitors at his bedside in Ward B2.Bristol told Kaieteur News that he had just arrived home and was opening his gate to drive into the yard when two men approached him. One of them had a handgun.“One of them say ‘pass it’, NHL Jerseys Authentic, and then he (the gunman) fire a bullet at my knee and I attack him, ” the burly minibus driver recalled.“Me and he scuffle with the gun and he bit me.”Bristol said that the bandit eventually managed to overpower and shoot him in the stomach, left side and in the vicinity of the right eye.The robbers then relieved him of about $10, 000.“I hollered for my nephew and my son and they run away.”Devon Bristol, the victim’s son, said that he was inside his father’s house when he heard the gunshots.“I hear him (Mr. Bristol) hollering ‘I gun dead’ and then ‘I ain’t giving up so, ’ then more shots, ” the son recalled.“When I hear the last shot I go outside and see one of them running away.”He threw a hammer shaft at the fleeing man but missed. He said it was too dark to recognize the robber.The son said that after the bandits fled, his father ran into the family’s yard and lay on the ground.The wounded man was placed in a minibus and taken to the GPHC.Mr. Bristol told Kaieteur News he has been driving for several years and was robbed twice before.
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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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