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Date: 21 Oct 17 07:53am
– suspect heldDead: Delrick LayneAnother brutal murder has occurred in the interior, and this time the victim is a 30-year-old porter who was slain at 14 Miles, Issano.Delrick Layne, of Caribisi Hill, Bartica, was stabbed to death at around 03:30hrs yesterday, allegedly during a dispute with two men.According to reports, Layne, who works on a truck, was in the area to unload fuel when he became involved in an argument with the men, Nike Air Max Shoes For Women, who inflicted several stab wounds on him. The motive for the argument is unclear.Kaieteur News understands that one of the suspects has been detained.Layne’s body was transported to the Bartica Hospital mortuary, while police ranks have been dispatched to the area to conduct investigations.Hazelyn Thomas, the victim’s reputed wife, told Kaieteur News that Layne has been working for over a year on a truck that takes fuel to the area where he was slain. She said that he left home at around 15:00 hrs on Monday, and was due back the following day.Ms. Thomas said she first learned that something had happened to Layne at around 07:00 hrs yesterday. However, she was initially told that he had been stabbed, but was alive. But she was eventually told that her spouse was dead, and this was confirmed after the body was brought to Bartica.According to Ms. Thomas, she was told that the men who killed Layne were drinking at the time and are known ‘troublemakers’.The distraught woman said that she had been pleading with her reputed husband to find another job, so he could spend more time with her and their two children, aged seven and five.“Up to yesterday (Monday), I begged him to leave the work, because he was not getting enough time for his family.”Several murders have occurred in the interior within the past two years as young men head there with the hope of striking it rich in the gold fields.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 04:13am
A 26-year-old vendor was yesterday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on a drug trafficking charge.Roger Hill, of 103 Carmichael Street, Georgetown, is accused of having 426 grammes of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. Hill pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Police Corporal Sean Gonsalves told the court that on the day in question, the police, acting on information, went to a stall on Merriman’s Mall that is operated by the defendant, and conducted a search. He said that at the time of the search the defendant was the only person present.Gonsalves added that the illicit drug was found in a black plastic bag and a calabash on a shelf inside the said stall.He said the defendant was then told of the offence and under caution, he told the police “I trying a thing to make an extra dollar”. He was arrested and charged.Hill’s attorney, Ronald Daniels, asked for him to be released on reasonable bail because he is the sole breadwinner for his family. Further, the lawyer pointed out that his client has an unblemished record, while adding that the accused has no intention of fleeing.However, Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys, the prosecutor objected to bail because no special reasons were advanced by counsel to satisfy the court.The matter will be called again on May 25.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 04:13am
Ten years ago, the first university campus opened its doors in Berbice, paving the way for numerous Berbicians to acquire a tertiary education in the county.In the past, Berbicians had to travel to Turkeyen to attend the University of Guyana. President Bharrat Jagdeo declared the Tain Campus of the University of Guyana opened on November 19, 2000.At the recently held convocation of the Tain Campus, Director of the University of Guyana, Berbice Campus (UGBC), Professor Daizal Samad, stated that a few months ago during a UG high-level meeting, he was called a “nuisance”.Professor Daizal SamadHe said that later during that same meeting, it was opined that his campus was a “mistake and that they should have expanded Turkeyen instead”.“No one laughed. No one disagreed. So what do we have here? We have a Director who heads a mistake.”He went on to discuss some of the hardships the campus faces and the ‘push-around’ UGBC would normally get when sometimes small things have to be done.“If we want to spend money from our governmentally allocated budget, we have to be a nuisance and knock on the doors of the bursary at Turkeyen. If we want to advertise a vacancy or hire or discipline or praise or promote at any level, we become a nuisance by knocking at the door of Personnel in Turkeyen”, he posited.The Director identified other hurdles such as extending the online registration; his campus has to “cry at the gate of the Registry in Turkeyen”.“For examination questions or grading of scripts, we sit at the threshold of heads of department or deans at Turkeyen. If we want to have new programmes or reform old ones, we do the same. These things are done each and every day, several times a day. And to our own discredit, this begging and scraping has become a habit, ” he lamented.He informed the convocation that his campus would continue to be a “nuisance” until it has what the new Strategic Plan calls “decentralisation of authority” vis a vis Turkeyen and UGBC. This plan is scheduled for 2011.“This campus is not a mistake. Neither is UGBC a single faculty. This is a campus, and at the very least it needs to be treated as such, ” he reiterated.“This campus has become central to life in Berbice! Our philosophy then, Cheap Jerseys 2018, as now, is simple: We shall make this campus porous to the community. We shall establish an osmotic relationship with the people of this community. And we have done that, ” the director passionately said.The Administrative Officer of the campus, Ramdat Nandkishore’s term has come to an end, but the director reiterated his plea with Turkeyen to allow Mr Nandkishore to serve a few more years as he is still fully capable of doing so.“It took someone in Turkeyen six years to suddenly discover that Mr Nandkishore was six years above the retirement age. I pleaded, beseeched, begged, became aggressive, made the case that we need this man for another year at least. The answer was no, ” he said.Prof. Samad stated that he has asked for Mr Nandkishore to be kept on to operate in an advisory capacity for three months, which has come to an end. He said that he would now attempt to find another position to have Mr Nandkishore where he would be needed.Prof. Samad recalled the instances where his campus became involved in the life of the communities across Berbice. He said that the campus has worked closely with the Guyana Police Force and has trained recruits in various areas.“For the first time in the history of this country, we have officers of the law who are IT literate.”He said that UGBC also works closely with the Community Policing Group, the Chambers of Commerce, and individual businessmen from Corriverton to the East Bank of Demerara. The campus is also involved in nursery, primary and secondary schools, helping however they can. The campus now houses the Cyril Potter College of Education Secondary teachers at the John’s location.There have been numerous calls for the way to be cleared for the Berbice campus to become autonomous from its Turkeyen location. This call was echoed by the 2010 Valedictorian, Nadia Khan.Present during the convocation last Saturday were officials from Turkeyen including UG Vice- Chancellor Prof. Lawrence Carrington and Pro- Chancellor Dr Prem Misir.(Leon Suseran)
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Date: 21 Oct 17 04:13am
The prime suspect in the murder of insurance executive Bert Whyte is reportedly claiming self-defence in the murder of the Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara resident.Kaieteur News understands that the suspect has admitted to killing 45-year-old Whyte while giving what he claimed was a motive for the brutal attack.He is likely to appear in court this week.The suspect, identified as Clive Knights, was nabbed on Sunday when ranks stopped a minibus at Yarrowkabra, on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.Kaieteur News understands that one of the ranks recognized Knights as being the individual that police have been searching for in connection with Whyte’s murder. However, the suspect allegedly claimed that he was ‘Troy David, ’ but eventually admitted to his true identity.Knights had worked as a security guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital, while Whyte was employed there as Personnel Manager.Whyte was stabbed to death on May 14, last, while sitting in his car in the Tiger Bay area.Checks of Whyte’s movements revealed that he had picked up his niece from a private school in the city, hours before his death.Reports indicate that the suspect was driving while Whyte, Authentic Jerseys For Sale, a Manager at Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Life Insurance Company Limited, was in the front passenger seat.An eyewitness reportedly later saw Whyte struggling with another man in the vehicle.Although wounded, the victim managed to exit the vehicle and run into Main Street before collapsing outside of a restaurant and bar.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 04:12am
The ability of the criminal justice systems to process effectively and efficiently is a basic ingredient of proper system functioning in any nation. Significant delays in one part of the system often reverberate through other parts of the system, reinforcing the cliché that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, according to the Caribbean Human Development report 2012.The report further stated that case processing delays and backlogs have had a debilitating effect on criminal justice systems in the Caribbean.It was noted that various explanations exist for the processing capacity of the justice system, most notably is institutional weakness. Corruption, poor management, and inadequate finances and resources are also often blamed.However, researchers concluded that backlogs were partially responsible for massive increase in homicides and shootings because violent repeat offenders who might have been incarcerated based on the evidence were free to continue offending.In underscoring Guyana in the report, it was noted that in 2010, nearly 41 percent of its prisoners had not yet been tried or convicted on the current charges for which they were being detained. For defendants who are not guilty, backlogs might mean spending a lot of time in jail for offences they did not commit.Although systematic data are not available, scattered evidence suggests that conviction rates in the Caribbean are alarmingly low. For instance, Guyana’s Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2006-2010 reports that an estimated 90 per cent of criminal prosecutions in the magistrates’ court are unsuccessful.Many people awaiting trial in the region are held in pre-trial detention, sometimes for years. The practice of pre-trial detention is controversial. Setting pre-trial detainees free may endanger the public and reduce citizen security in the region, but holding them for lengthy periods is an affront to justice and overwhelms the capacity of prisonsWhile overcrowding is problematic on its face, the report noted that it has generated residual issues associated with the conditions of confinement. Some reports document widespread deterioration in prison conditions in the Caribbean because of overcrowding, poor sanitation and resource constraint.Noting that the large number of people held in pre-trail detention is a major contributor to backlogs and overcrowding, Caribbean Human Development Report 2012 states that many nations faced with increases in crime, China Jerseys Wholesale, particularly violent crime, have passed laws containing provisions for harsher sanctions and longer prison terms for certain type of offenders, particularly those convicted of gang-related crimes.“Harsher prison sentences for certain type of offenders are likely to produce public safety benefits, but such sentences for other types of offenders–particularly non-violent drug offenders and older offenders who have aged out of crime–contribute to prison overcrowding.”The report also states that policymakers facing an increase in crime and high levels of violence often focus so intently on being tough on crime that they forget about the importance of rehabilitation and alternative sanctions.
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