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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:49am
Yet another teenage suicide has been recorded. The latest victim was a 15-year-old fourth form student of the Tutorial High School.Dead is Amrita Mangal of 28 Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD). She succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Saturday morning at 09:20 am, less than 24-hours after ingesting an unidentified poisonous substance.Amrita Mangal’s parents and other relatives gather outside of their home while getting set for her wake.Reports are that on Friday, last, Amrita’s parents were called into the school to discuss an issue concerning their daughter, but unfortunately due to her mother being ill, Amrita’s father, Rohan Mangal visited the school to ascertain what problem had occurred at the Tutorial High School with his daughter’s involvement.Kaieteur News understands that upon arriving at his daughter’s school, Rohan was told by the girl’s form teacher that Amrita was absent for the morning session and would frequently be absent in the mornings from classes.The teacher said that Amrita would come to school usually around 10:00am (close to the break period).Rohan told Kaieteur News that he was shocked at this revelation since he was never notified about his daughter skipping classes or arriving late at school.Amrita was then summoned into an office where her father and the headmistress spent almost two hours talking with her about the issues at hand.The father then took Amrita home and awakened his wife, Sylvie Cunje, to notify her about their daughter’s actions.Rohan said, “I tell her to put her bag on the bench and go change she clothes so that I could call her in front of her mother to talk about she skipping school and such.“Amrita went inside the house through one door and didn’t come out back”.This publication was made to understand that Amrita appeared uneasy about leaving her school bag on the bench while she was inside of the house, however; by the time her mother had awakened and was ready to talk to her, Amrita was not there.Rohan explained that he also summoned two of Amrita’s sisters to witness the discussions since they were all close and if Amrita had a problem which she felt she could not discuss with her parents, she would be able to turn to her sisters.Sylvie Cunje, the girl’s mother, stated that she began to feel uneasy and felt “a pain” in her stomach when the small gathering heard “a moaning, groaning sound”.She then told her family “something wrong with Amrita…I can’t move, something wrong, go find she.”One of Amrita’s sisters ran through the side door of the house and began looking for Amrita while her father combed the yard. Moments later they saw the teenager “crimped up in pain” on the floor at the back of their yard next to a pen where they kept animals.Rohan and one of his daughters immediately rushed Amrita to the GPHC for immediate medical attention. By this time she was in a critical condition.Her distraught father, who is still trying to come to grips with the sudden loss of his “favourite daughter” said, “We were trying to hold Amrita down all the time because like the poison make she lurching and she body was rocking up and down.”Sylvie explained that Amrita was the most fortunate of her children since she was the only one who “made it to a secondary school education”.She said that Amrita’s father went out of his way to ensure that she was well provided for financially and materially to help her through secondary school.Rohan recently purchased a computer system for Amrita.He told this newspaper, “I does give Amrita money to go to school, she does get paid by me to help do work and sometimes she does even ask the mother or sister for money and get it, so it isn’t like she lacking anything. I work hard all my life and work for what? To make my children better off.“All this preparation for a wake and funeral, I wish it was preparation for her wedding instead. It would have been better off if I had marry she off than have to cremate her”.Some family members and friends are of the opinion that Amrita had a boyfriend whom they were unaware of. Her parents said that she never came to them and told them that she was involved in any relationship.Her siblings explained that if she did, she was very good at keeping it a secret from them, Wholesale Jerseys Paypal, since not once did she ever utter a word about a boyfriend.Kaieteur News understands that the poisonous liquid which Amrita drank was secured in a ‘Thrill bottle’. The family has no idea what the substance is.They are of the impression that maybe she had a boyfriend with whom she had encountered some problems and probably purchased or retrieved the substance between the few hours of her leaving for school that morning and arriving during the break time for classes.One of the relatives stated, “It looks like she planned to do this before she got home here. She had time to get the substance in between the few hours. She knew what she wanted to do from before.“Imagine she didn’t even have a hard life or problems at home. She would have been 16 years old next month.”Rohan said that he was made aware that Amrita was absenting herself from school for almost two months straight and on the day she drank the poisonous substance, she was wearing casual clothing underneath her school uniform.Also, there was a ‘gent’s sunglasses’ in her school bag, which Rohan stated, he never saw her wear.He is appealing to parents to check on their children’s performance, attendance and activities at schools since they could also prevent their children from suffering the same fate which Amrita did.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:48am
A prisoner scaled the Timehri, Cheap Jerseys USA, East Bank Demerara Prison walls yesterday and escaped on foot after being left unsupervised. The inmate was identified as Levi Stevens.Reports disclose that the prisoner who managed to climb over the fence at 8:00 hrs was left unattended while fetching cement blocks. The cadet officer and female supervisor on duty have given statements to the prison directorate.An investigation and a search have been launched.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:48am
By: Attorney Gail S. SeeramThrough this “Question & Answer” column, our goal is to answer your immigration questions.  Many of you have questions on backlog time and eligibility – we seek to clarify these issues and more.  We appreciate your comments and questions.  If you have a question that you would like answered in this column, please email: [email protected]Question #1: My grandmother had filed a petition in 2010 for my mother and myself. Her papers were filed as single. I am now 20 years old and would like to know how long will the sponsorship take and will I be able to go. I have heard that persons who are over age 21 cannot travel with their families. Is that true?Answer #1:     If your grandmother is a U.S. citizen then visas are being issued for petitions filed on or before May 2005, so your mother has a five-year wait.  If your grandmother is a permanent resident then visa being issued for petitions filed on or before February 2004, so your mother would have six years wait.Since you will be over age 21 when the visa is available, you may not be eligible for the visa with your mother.  However, at the time the visa is available, Nike NFL Jerseys China, you should speak with our office to see if you are eligible for the visa under the Child Status Protection Act.  The Child Status Protection Act is a law that allows children who are over age 21 to still get an immigrant visas if certain conditions are met.Question #2:     My mother is a U.S. citizen.  She filed for my wife and I in 2008 as F3 preference. How much longer we have to wait because my eldest child will be 21yrs old next year.Answer #2:    According to May 2012 visa bulletin, visas are being issued for F-3 petitions filed on or before March 2002.  So, you and your wife have about a six-year wait.  See answer to Question #1 for the age-out issue relating to your child being over age 21.Question #3:    My husband has been sponsored by his parents and five years are up for his parents over there, how much longer will he have to wait? Also I am married to him but not legally and as well have a child for him. Will I get to go with him at the same time?Answer #3:    The parents are probably permanent residents and they can only file for an unmarried child.  If the parents become U.S. citizens then they can file for a married child. He can only marry you once his parents are U.S. citizens.  If you are not legally married, then you cannot come with him.Question #4:    I saw your column in the newspaper and loved reading it. I have a question and I hope you can help me. My grandfather filed in 2005 for my mother and our family and her sisters and family.  He died in 2009. My uncle (my mother’s brother) took over the sponsorship.  One of my aunts is a widow.  I was wondering how long do we have before we can obtain a visa. My grandfather was a US citizen and so is my uncle.Answer #4:    When a petitioner dies the petition is void.  I’m assuming your uncle filed for reinstatement and it was approved.  Reinstatement can take about one year before getting a decision.  The petition keeps the original priority date – so 2005 would be the priority date for F-3 preference.  Right now, visas are being issued for F-3 preference for petitions filed on or before March 2002.  So, assuming reinstatement approved, you have about a three-year wait.
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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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