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Date: 17 Jun 18 09:21am
– State CounselPrejudice on the part of jurors has been listed as one of the many reasons highlighted to indicate that there is a dire need for the revamping of the local jury system. This is according to State Counsel, Konyo Sandiford.  Sandiford, who operates out of the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecution, said that while there is an urgent need to address the system, “we are working from a very small pool and there is a possibility that there are a lot of people available for jury work, who want to do jury work, but are not being selected because we are so slow in our revising of the (jury) list.”According to her, “we can cite a number of problems with the current system but it is not just a matter of pointing blame, it is something that needs to be fixed, ” if the ideal outcome of some trials is to be realized. Sandiford’s remarks were forthcoming as she presented a number of cases, which fell through in the High Court between 2010 and this year due to a number of reasons, which included lengthy delays, changes in statements, lack or death of witnesses, flawed identification parades, but was certainly not limited to jury prejudice.State Counsel, Wholesale Soccer Jerseys, Konyo SandifordAccording to Sandiford, there are currently several variables that could determine the outcome of cases in the High Court and “when persons are not cognizant of the various variables and that trials fall through for one reason or another, people then tend to feel that there is no justice in Guyana and that you can commit all sorts of crimes and get off…but they don’t understand why many of these cases fall through as they do today.”Speaking in response to the revelations presented by Attorney-at-law Sandiford, High Court Judge, Justice Roxanne George acknowledged the notion that “we definitely have to look at reforming our jury service and revamping it.”Noting the comments made about the issue of bias by jurors, Justice George pointed out that “we have no means of picking that up. We do not follow the American system where we question jurors…we follow the British system which is a Commonwealth style system more or less…we don’t question our jurors we just hope that 12 good persons will try the case fairly.”  Additionally, Justice George pointed out that “we don’t have a system of alternates but we recognize that we do need a system of alternates, ” in light of the fact that a case cannot proceed without the full quota of jurors.“I have had cases where you are sitting waiting for a juror; this has happened to me both as a prosecutor and a judge, where a juror has gotten into trouble with the police and nobody knows. We are sitting in court waiting and the trial cannot go on and then very belatedly we find out that that juror is in custody.”In such a case, the prosecution could start to wonder, “If we should keep that juror? Would it be wise because that juror might be bias against the police…and then you wonder about the fact that you have already gone through two and a half weeks into this trial. Should I shut it down and start over and that could be another problem, so it is not that easy sometimes, ” Justice George pointed out.Justice Roxanne GeorgeAnother issue that has been encountered, according to Justice George is that the private sector employers have exhibited a bit of ignorance, perhaps due to their lack of understanding on the importance of jury service.  “Many of them do not like their staff to be jurors and would often send letters to us for them to be excused.” In the cases where staffers are allowed to undertake jury work, Justice George said that some employers require that they return to work each day. But according to her “being a juror is a very serious task, we don’t have a system whereby you take notes and so you have to be there concentrating for several hours…it all has to be retained in the head. You have to remember what the witnesses said, how they said it and the context in which it was said among other things…After jury work, which can last from 9 in the morning until around two in the afternoons, that person is not fit to go to work…they have been concentrating all day.”  Unwillingness on the part of some employers to give up a staff for an entire day has in some instances resulted in jurors receiving threats of termination from their job, Justice George said, thus the need for greater awareness on the importance of jury work.
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Date: 17 Jun 18 09:21am
Yesterday the Preliminary Inquiry into the slaying of three Soesdyke children continued at the Providence Magistrates’ Court. The children’s father, John Blanchard, has been charged with the murder of the three children, Belika, Joy and Daniel Blanchard.During yesterday’s hearing Blanchard’s sister, China NFL Jerseys, Cheryl Blanchard-Cameron, took to the witness stand. Having had her say in the witness stand, the woman was called to sign her statement after it was carefully read to her by the presiding Magistrate Leslie Sobers. The Magistrate then asked the accused if he had any questions for the witness but he declined.Another witness was called but was not present.The Police Prosecutor, Shellon Daniels then informed the Magistrate that she will make every effort to get the other witness on the next occasion. The matter was adjourned to April 4.On October 11, 2011, Blanchard was detained for chopping his three young children. Belika Blanchard and her five-year-old brother Daniel Blanchard died instantly. Six-year-old Joy Blanchard subsequently succumbed to her injuries in hospital.The family resided at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, and according to reports, at the time of the incident, the children’s mother had left for the interior where she sought a better job. It is alleged that the chopping incident stemmed from a phone conversation Blanchard allegedly had with the woman moments earlier.Blanchard, who sold clothing to sustain his family, had reportedly been experiencing difficulty with his companion. The two had allegedly spilt up with the woman leaving the children behind. It was indicated that Blanchard had sought the support of his younger sister on the night of the incident. She claimed that Blanchard had tried to contact her but was unable to do so.The death of the children had sparked nationwide interest and outrage. Blanchard was attacked twice while in police custody. The man had been beaten severely by fellow inmates who sought to teach the alleged “child murderer” a lesson.
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Date: 17 Jun 18 09:21am
Forty-nine-year-old Crisnauth Kassinauth of Third Street, Queenstown, Essequibo, was, on Saturday last, forcefully relieved of $350, 000 while he was in the vicinity of Demico House.Kassinauth alleged that he was hit on the head and chest with an unidentified object and collapsed.The man said that he works with M.H. Kassim and the money that was in his possession at the time was his boss’s income from lumber sale.According to the man, the bag that contained the money also had some clothes and books.The injured victim of robberyKassinauth, who received treatment from the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), said that he reported the matter to Brickdam Police Station.However, when Kaieteur News contacted the rank identified as Detective Seeram, China Jerseys NFL Wholesale, that Kassinauth claimed to have reported the matter to; Seeram denied any knowledge of the matter being reported.Subsequently, the injured man contacted this publication inquiring, “Am I in any trouble?” He said that he was contacted by Seeram; asked why he reported the incident to “Kaieteur” and was told to come down to the Brickdam Police Station.Kassinauth said that he returned to the police station with every intention of reporting to Detective Seeram but the policeman had already left. The man said that since he had to travel to the Essequibo Coast he hurried for transportation.Last night from his Essequibo home the man said that his head was still hurting terribly. He said that his employer was very understanding and glad that the situation did not end in a fatality.
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Date: 17 Jun 18 09:20am
On Tuesday afternoon, China NFL Jerseys, the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) held its annual appreciation ceremony at its Hadfield Street location as a form of publicly expressing gratitude to certain entities who “went beyond the call of duty” to support the drive of NAPS throughout the year.According to Programme Manager, Dr Shanti Singh, this was an opportunity to pay tribute to outstanding employees and supporters and also special tribute to the staff of NAPS.She explained that these people are a group of individuals who have committed significant proportions of their time to responding to the epidemic (HIV/AIDS) and have worked tirelessly and beyond the call of duty over the years giving much of themselves.Dr Singh emphasized that the HIV prevalence of 1.2 per cent reported by UNAIDS for 2009 is testimony to the above mentioned facts and added that in the execution of all duties there was always the application of fundamental principles including that of adherence to basic human rights and results based performance.The Programme Manager stated that both the Ministry of Health and NAPS “cherish and work in the strengthening of partnerships both at international and local levels including that of the private sector and community and faith based organizations”.Dr Singh posited that NAPS will continue “at no less of an intensity” to ensure that the Ministry’s vision of no child being with HIV will be attained and also “keeping on pace” with the Minister of Health’s trajectory of elimination.Minister of Health, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, told the gathering that Tuesday’s event was held for persons to recognize the important contributions of excellence over time in the health sector by the various entities who were recipients of the awards.He also emphasized that there were a number of other such events during the year which allowed persons to be recognized for their contributions in the health system nationwide and said “for every one thing that we don’t do so well, there are hundreds which we do well”.Minister Ramsammy stated that “every day in this country is a day allowing for criticisms about our deficiencies” but added that he is very pleased with the progress that Guyana is making in order to combat the various epidemics, especially since the type of resources to which the Ministry of Health has access is not equivalent to those of the developing countries.However, there is a higher success in combating HIV/AIDS in Guyana compared to those countries.He expressed gratitude to the staff of the health sector throughout the country and added that the appreciation award ceremony was an opportunity to display “collective success”Minister Ramsammy closed by saying “we do our work not just for salaries we receive; we do our work because flames were lit within us”.The awards were presented as follows under the categories: Most Outstanding Non Health Governmental Ministry working to mitigate the spread of  HIV in Guyana was awarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs;Most Outstanding Private Sector Support To the Food Bank, NAPS was extended to NAMILCO;Longest Outstanding Supporting Partner to the National Blood Transfusion Service was received by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF);Most Outstanding DOTS Worker, TB/HIV Co-infection, TB Control Programme was given to Leona DaCosta;Most Outstanding Staff Member (NAPS) was awarded to Dr. Abdel AbdallaMost Outstanding Staff Member (Blood Bank) was extended to Shameeza MangalMost Outstanding Staff Member (Adolescent Health) was awarded to Edward HackettAnd the Special Award for Visionary and Outstanding Leadership was given to Dr. Shamdeo Persaud.
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Date: 17 Jun 18 09:20am
At least one man is dead as a result of a truck plunging into a creek along the Linden to Lethem Road, several miles from Kurupukari.The name of the dead man was given as Ozario Khan, who is said to be in his early 20s, Cheap NFL Jerseys, and the son of a Lethem businessman.He was reportedly driving the truck at the time of the mishap which reportedly occurred early yesterday morning.Details of the accident were sketchy up to late last night, but reports indicated that his body is stuck in the cabin of the truck even as desperate attempts continue to retrieve it.According to reports, the bridge broke under the weightof the truck which was heavily laden.Kaieteur News understands that the mishap has put a halt to traffic into and out of Lethem, causing more hardship to the community which is still recovering from a devastating flood.
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