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Date: 16 Aug 17 03:39am
A fisherman who spent most of his life at sea to make a living for his six children has vowed never to return to sea for fear of his life.Within the last month, Adydia Chatterpaul and his four other crewmembers were attacked by pirates twice in November while fishing in Suriname waters.Chatterpaul told this newspaper that the first attack occurred on November 13, in Suriname waters. He and his crewmembers were attacked by four gunmen who held them at gunpoint, and forced them to rob a total of eight boats.Recounting the incident, Chatterpaul said that around 18:00 hours on the day, a boat which was approaching them fired a shot in the air forcing them to stop their vessel. He added that four men, all of whom were brandishing guns, then ordered them to do as they were told.“Two of them hold me by me hand and another two hold me by me foot and threaten me to throw me overboard, and we tell them that we gon do whatever they want.”  He added that for that entire night they were forced to rob a total of eight boats.Chatterpaul said that he and his other crewmembers were forced to relieve those vessels of fish, fish glue and in some cases their engines. He added that it was until day clean the next day they were taken to a location and told to lay face down on their boat and not move as their attackers fled.The fisherman said that their vessel was however only relieved of one bag of fish glue, their GPS equipment and their compass.“When we get up we find that they left a boat engine wha dem put we fuh thief in we boat.”He added that he and his crewmembers then went to the Number 66 Fishing Complex where they reported the matter and even lodged the strange engine left by their attackers with the persons in charge of the Number 66 fishing complex.“We contacted the people and give them back their engine, ” Chatterpaul said.After returning home, Chatterpaul said that he and his crewmembers left for sea again on November 18 and once again they were attacked.This time Chatterpaul said they were held at gunpoint and relieved of one barrel of fuel, all their food supplies and their clothing.This incident, Chatterpaul said, Atlanta Braves R.A. Dickey Jersey, occurred in Suriname waters and they were escorted to a location in the Corentyne area where they were told that they can go. Again Chatterpaul said they went to the Number 66 fishing complex and reported the matter.However, the man said he will never return to sea for fear of his life, since other fishermen are accusing him of being the high sea pirate.“They tell me is me is de pirate and if I go back at sea they gon kill me, ” Chatterpaul said.The man is claiming that he has never done any pirate attack on his own but he and his crewmembers were forced to do so.“I does only do fishing to look after me, ma wife and six children and me wife pregnant again but I rather stay off de seas and just do me fishing business right in the area, ” Chatterpaul said.
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Date: 16 Aug 17 03:38am
Three stirring submissions were presented yesterday by Attorneys at Law Nigel Hughes, Abiola Wong-Inniss and James Bond, who represented the trio arraigned on charges of conspiracy to traffic cocaine via the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.Anthony Thomas, 28, Gregory Lou, 30, and Ravindra Singh, 19, were brought before Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court where the particulars of the charge stated that on July 27, they conspired together with others to traffic 11.448 kilograms of cocaine.From left: Gregory Lou, Anthony Thomas and Ravindra SinghThe accused pleaded not guilty.Special Prosecutor, Oswald Massiah of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) stated that Thomas of Lot 43 Main and New Market Streets was employed as a Grade 2 officer at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) for 12 years and was assigned as an officer at the airport.Singh also known as “Ravi, ” of Lot 8 Company Road, West Ruimveldt, was employed as a security agent with Security Innovations Concept at the Airport where he served for two years.Lou of Lot 22 Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, was an employed at GRA as a Grade 1 officer and was also stationed at the airport.It is alleged that on July 20, Singh approached a Caribbean Airlines officer and asked him to generate a baggage tag for which he would be paid US$2500. The tag was produced, but the officer had a change of heart and returned the money and asked for the tag to be returned, but it was not recovered.The charge also stated that on July 27, Thomas who performed late night duties which ended at 7 am on Sunday last, was relieved by another officer, but stayed around the compound. Singh on the other hand, had a conversation with an operator who controls the baggage being loaded on the plane. He then allegedly asked the operator if he could have a word with Lou. After their interaction, Forrest Lamp Youth Jersey, it was noted that Thomas offered money to Lou to act as a lookout and remove the bag and place it on the baggage cart to go on another plane which was headed for JFK Airport in New York – CAL Flight 526.A senior security officer conducted a search and discovered the illicit substance in the bag. Officers from CANU were contacted and ten packets containing the narcotic were discovered.Further investigations were carried out, legal advice was sought, and the relevant charges were laid.Representing Thomas was Attorney at Law, Nigel Hughes who related to the court that his client is a father of two, is the principal breadwinner of his family and his passport was misplaced in excess of one year. Prior to his current charge, he enjoyed the benefits of an immaculate reputation.Hughes stated that the facts of the prosecution are not only unreliable but cannot be used as admissible evidence since they are only going on what was said by the defendants.“The bag was not found in the custody of my client and no witnesses have been identified to say that the bag was in his possession. They don’t have a confession statement, a caution statement or an admission.”That in itself, Hughes said, amounts to special reasons.In Singh’s defence, Attorney at Law Abiola Wong-Inniss said that from the narration of the facts presented to the court, it is not admissible evidence and the only reason her client is before the court is based on the fact that he refused to give useful information, “now he is facing a conspiracy charge and the person who admitted to the allegations, was released. I don’t believe that this is the way the system was intended to work.”Lawyer James Bond, who represented Lou, stated that no evidence was submitted by the prosecution in which they could prove that his client had knowledge of any illegal activity in relation to the charge.A critical part of Hughes’s submission was where he pointed out that the particulars of the charge against his client lends itself to section 95 of the Psychotropic Substances and Narcotic Drug Control Act 1988.“Section 95 of the Act creates the offences of conspiracy to traffic as opposed to trafficking. In the particulars of the charge, the prosecution has alleged conspiracy but has not charged him with conspiracy in order to avoid the defendants getting bail.” The lawyer contented that the charge of conspiracy which falls under Section 95 of the Offences Act is a bailable offence without need to prove special reasons.To this, Prosecutor Massiah was not tempted to respond but objected to bail on the grounds that no special reasons were presented to the court for such to be considered and with reference to Thomas, the prosecutor said that he found it particularly hard to find when efforts were made to contact him.“It was only until his picture was placed in the Stabroek Newspaper, that he was found.”Hughes sprung to his feet and articulated his disappointment in the prosecution. “I am deeply disappointed with my learned friend. No contact was made with my client. I was contacted by his relative who informed me that his picture was in the papers and I instructed that he be taken into the police in the company of an Attorney. That is such a perversion. I will restrain myself from saying further.”Massiah described the lawyer’s remarks as “derogatory” and said that it is not perversion.Chief Magistrate then considered the grounds and seriousness of the offence along with the submission made by Counsel Hughes with regard to the particulars of the charge and Section 95 of the Offences Act.Bail was refused for the trio and the matter was transferred to Providence Magistrates’ Court on August 5 for report and fixture.
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Date: 16 Aug 17 03:38am
Yesterday was an historic day in the mining town of Linden. After an absence of local Government elections for 23 years, a 38-year-old former journalist and businessman, Carwyn  Holland, was elected Mayor, in the Linden Mayor and town Council Conference Hall.His deputy is Wanika Arrindel, a school teacher.Linden’s new Mayor Carwyn Holland, with Deputy Mayor Wanika ArrindelBoth Holland and Arrindel received unanimous support from the other elected councilors.The Councilors are Colin Anderson, Nikieza Noel, Devin Sears, Keron Williams, Loma Moseley, Lennox Gasper, Neola Rogers, Wainwright Bethune, Fern McCoy, Deron John, O. J. Simpson Bills Jersey, Elize Benjamin, Derrick Collins, Rawle Friday and Leroy James.Holland, in his inaugural speech, thanked his supporters, his family and President David Granger and the Government, for returning local democracy and self-determination, to the people of Guyana, and the people of Linden in particular.He also applauded the outgoing Interim Management Committee Chairman, Orrin Gordon and his team, for their resilience and fortitude in working in an environment where the previous administration was not always supportive.“I am the first Linden-born and bred (Mayor), a son of the soil, a servant-leader, humbled to be elected the tenth mayor of this great town!”Holland said that the government had kept its campaign promise to hold local government elections after 22 years of democratic denial.“This is liberating day, for our people, the spread of local democracy to communities like Linden is the expansion of freedom and democracy in all of Guyana.It has provided Linden with functional autonomy to plan and pursue its own unique path of development.This will be done in collaboration with strategic stakeholders, including central government, the Regional Democratic Council, the business community, foreign investors and most importantly the people of Linden.”Holland said that for development to happen residents must “buy in’ to the idea. It is the residents who will ultimately decide what the developmental priorities of the town must be.Among those extending congratulations and best wishes to the new mayor were Chairman of Region Ten, Rennis Morian; Minister Valerie Adams- Patterson; Campaign Manager Sandra Adams, former IMC Chairman Orrin Gordon, and relatives and friends. (Enid Joaquin)
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Date: 16 Aug 17 03:38am
Shawn Barrow, who was accused of murdering Kellon Hinds over a ‘vendetta’ last year, yesterday walkedMurdered – Kellon Hindsout of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts a free man after he appeared before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore.On August 31, last, in East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, it was alleged that Barrow, 23, of Lot 8 East La Penitence, murdered Hinds aka ‘Baige’.The Magistrate dismissed the matter and granted the accused his freedom on the grounds that seven witnesses testified that he (Barrow) was at Royal Castle at the time of the crime.According to reports, the vendetta started in June 2004 when Hinds, an East Ruimveldt resident, was robbed of gold jewellery and shot. Sherwyn Barrow, another East Ruimveldt resident, was charged in connection with the attack on Hinds.The matter was dismissed after the alleged victim declined to give evidence in court.However in May 2015, Sherwyn was reportedly gunned down in broad daylight while sitting outside a shop in ‘Warlock’, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Last August, police detained Hinds in connection with Sherwyn’s death. Hours after police released him, Corey Kluber Indians Jersey, gunmen walked into an East Ruimveldt yard where he was hanging out and riddled his body with bullets.  Shawn, a relative of the slain Sherwyn, was charged with the murder.Last year, the prosecution file was transferred to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice. Yesterday, however, the court heard that seven witnesses had testified on behalf of the accused that he was at the fast food restaurant Royal Castle at the time of the murder.The Magistrate granted Barrow his freedom.
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Date: 16 Aug 17 02:45am
…new proposed legislationGovernment says new legislations will ensure that rice farmers are paid within 42 days by millers.Additionally, millers will not be granted a licence to operate unless they pay off 95 per cent of what they owe farmers.These are among several pieces of new regulations that government will be seeking to pass when Parliament comes out of recess.The measures, according to Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud, are designed to further protect them and the rice industry.Persaud made the comments, Wednesday, Mel Blount Steelers Jersey, while addressing a group of farmers at the Rice Research Station, Burma, Region Five.On January 11, 2007, the Amendment of the Rice Factories Act was passed in the National Assembly making it mandatory that millers pay a minimum of 95 percent of outstanding amounts owed to farmers at the end of the year before their mill/export licences are renewed.“For too long we have been receiving complaints from farmers about poor treatment by millers, people taking long to pay or no payments…When Parliament comes out of recess one of the first pieces of legislation that will be tabled would be an amendment to the Rice Factories Act, ” Minister Persaud said.The Minister further told farmers that the regulations have already been established and it is for the farmers to make use of it.In 1998, Government enacted the Rice Factories Act, No.8 of 1998. The Act sought to regularise the construction of mills, paddy grading and purchasing, and improve the overall quality of rice exports.Over the last few months, the cries of rice farmers have increased. They complained heavily that late payments were hampering their productions.
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