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Prison officer remanded for ganja trafficking

first_imgCleon WebsterA prison officer, who was allegedly caught with cannabis in a bag at the Camp Street Prison, Georgetown, was remanded to prison on Wednesday when he made his first court appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Cleon Webster, 22, of Lot 2 Golden Grove, West Coast Berbice, denied the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Faith McGusty.The charge stated that on June 14, 2019, at Camp Street Prison, he had 120 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking.Webster was represented by Attorney-at-Law Maxwell McKay, who told the court in his bail application that his client is cooperating with investigators into the matter. The lawyer further stated that his client is not a flight risk.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman objected to bail on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and the penalty it attracts.Prosecutor Blackman further disclosed to the court that on the day in question, Webster was entering the prison to report for duty when he was stopped and searched. The prosecution is contending that it was during that search that the cannabis was discovered in the bag that he was carrying. The court also heard that the defendant told the officers who carried out the search that the bag belongs to his sister.After listening to the submissions, Magistrate McGusty remanded Webster to prison. The case will continue on July 10, 2019.last_img read more

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2nd bridge commissioned in Laing Avenue

first_imgA second bridge that was constructed in Laing Avenue, Georgetown was on Tuesday commissioned and would see residents taking full advantage.The construction of the $3 million bridge, which commenced two weeks ago, was a collaborative initiative of the Communities Ministry and the Georgetown Mayor and City Council.City Councillor Trichria Richard; Rasheed Kellman (Deputy City Engineer) and others at the commissioningAccording to City Councillor Trichria Richards, this is the second bridge to have been commissioned.“This project is one that the Ministry would have undertaken in Constituency 13. We had four projects that were given subvention from the Ministry in the year 2019. The projects are two bridges in Laing Avenue and two community grounds in East and West Ruimveldt,” Richards explained.She added when the project to rehabilitate the Carci Bridge, which has been deteriorating for several years, was earmarked, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan readily made the funds available to commence construction.According to the Councillor, three of the four projects commissioned are completed and the maintenance of the two grounds will be overlooked by the committee that was formed by members of West Ruimveldt community.A resident related that the initiative was a good one, especially for the schoolchildren.“It is good that the bridge is being placed here, so it will be more convenient for the schoolchildren and persons of the community and I do appreciate the effort that is being placed towards it; overall, I am satisfied.”Another resident, Curt Williams, also called “Chubby”, a well-known comedian, related that he has been living in the community for the past 18 years and the newly-commissioned bridge was about improving the livelihoods of persons living in the community.last_img read more

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Mancini reaches agreement to coach Italy

first_imgZenit are fifth in the Russian Premier League, ten points behind already-crowned champions Lokomotiv Moscow with one match left.The Russian club are reportedly reluctant to let Mancini leave and the Italian Football Federation FIGC do not want to pay any compensation to release him from his contract.The former Italian international joined the Russian club last year on a three-year deal thought to be worth 4.5 million euros ($5.3 million) a year.The annual budget for the future Italy coach and his backroom staff has been fixed at five million euros.Italy have been without a permanent coach since Gian Piero Ventura was sacked after they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after losing to Sweden in November.Italy’s under-21 coach Luigi Di Biagio has been filling the position on an interim basis.During his 17-year coaching career Mancini led Manchester City to their first English league title in 44 years in 2012, and won three Serie A titles with Inter Milan. He also won Italian Cups with Inter, Fiorentina and Lazio.Meanwhile, Gazzetta also reported that Mancini wants to bring back Mario Balotelli into the national fold, and will ask goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon to play against the Netherlands for a farewell appearance in Turin on June 4.In-form Nice striker Balotelli, 27, has scored 13 goals in 33 appearances for Italy but has not been picked since the 2014 World Cup.Former Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti turned down the opportunity to coach the four-time world champions saying he preferred to stay in club coaching.“Mine was a choice, I want to coach a club,” Ancelotti told Milan TV. “It was a difficult decision, but I have to listen to what I feel.“Roberto Mancini is an excellent coach, he is motivated and has international experience. If the next coach was him, I think the national team would be in good hands.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Roberto Mancini joined Zenit Saint Petersburg last year on a three-year deal reportedly worth 4.5 million euros a year © AFP/File / ROBERT MICHAELMILAN, Italy, May 8 – Zenit Saint Petersburg manager Roberto Mancini has reached agreement to become the next Italy coach after accepting a pay cut to take the job, according to reports on Tuesday.Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the 53-year-old Italian has agreed a two-year deal worth two million euros ($2.3 million) a year which will be penned after the end of the Russian season which concludes next Sunday.last_img read more

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Fiers has a big day for Waves

first_imgCS San Bernardino 3, CS Dominguez Hills 1: The Toros (2-16, 1-7 CCAA) put a scare into No. 2 San Bernardino (15-1, 7-0) behind 20 kills from Ashley Clark before falling at home, 30-24, 24-30, 16-30, 21-30. Men’s soccer Cal State Dominguez Hills senior forward Sammy Rivas scored both goals in a 2-1 win over sixth-ranked Seattle Pacific at Toro Stadium. CS Northridge 3, UCLA 0: Visiting UCLA (3-4-1) suffered its first-ever loss to Cal State Northridge (4-2-1), which scored all of its goals in a 10-minute span of the second half. Men’s water polo From news services The Pepperdine women’s volleyball team prevailed in a West Coast Conference opener with a 3-1 victory over Loyola Marymount, 18-30, 30-23, 30-26, 30-25, Saturday night in Malibu. The Waves (9-4) got a solid game from sophomore setter Kiah Fiers (Peninsula High), who recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 51 assists and 13 digs. LMU is 8-6. Long Beach State 3, UC Irvine 1: The 49ers handed the Anteaters (12-5, 3-1) their first loss in the Big West, 30-21, 30-26, 38-30, 30-23, at the Pyramid. The 49ers are 9-5, 3-1. Top-ranked USC edged Long Beach State, 9-8, to remain undefeated this season and in 25 straight home matches. Tommy Corcoran scored a career-high four goals to lead USC (7-0, 2-0 MPSF). LB State is 7-4, 0-2. No. 4 Stanford 7, No. 3 UCLA 6: Sage Wright scored four goals and Sandy Hohener had 13 saves to lead Stanford at home. No. 5 Pepperdine 11, No. 10 Loyola Marymount 9: The Waves got three goals from J.P. McDonald and defeated the Lions in the Pepperdine Mini Tournament. LMU also lost to No.8 UC Santa Barbara, 10-7. Cross country LMU finished seventh and 12th in the women’s and men’s team races at the Stanford Invitational. Laura Mickelson (Mira Costa) finished eighth. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgBUSINESS: A Donegal-based company, have credited their incredible success down to their desire to provide top-class customer service. Their motto is simple, “It’s all about customer care and looking after people” As Ireland’s premier supplier of motorhomes, Donegal-based Donaghey Motorhomes has been established as a Fiat Professional Service Centre for the past five years.So taking on the Fiat light commercial vehicle franchise hardly constitutes a venture into the unknown!Having serviced and worked closely with the Fiat marque for a decade and a half, attaining Professional Service Centre status, it would be fair to assert that the team at Donaghey Motorhomes have more than served their Fiat apprenticeships.Being appointed main Fiat light commercial vehicle dealer has been a seamless transition and the country’s No.1 motorhomes supplier has hit the ground running as an official outlet for Fiat vans across Donegal Call in today and see for yourself!Commenting on the new franchise, Damian and Gerry confirm that these are exciting times for the business, “We’re over the moon. Having been a Fiat Professional Service Centre for many years through the motorhomes side of things, we decided to give this a go. 99% of motorhomes are built on Fiat Ducatos, so we are more than familiar with that set-up.“We were already servicing Fiat vans, including fleet work for the likes of eir etc., so it’s definitely an area we’re very familiar with and very comfortable with.“We’ve been servicing Fiat vans since we started up 15 years ago so I suppose becoming a main dealer was a logical progression.”At the time of writing, the dealership was only in its infancy. But, already the signs were very encouraging.“The vans started arriving in the showroom in November, 2015 and we’ve had a good response so far,” notes Gerry. “We’re only really putting our toes in the water at the minute. Fiat vans have never been up in this part of the country before, so it’s something new for the public to consider.”As well as getting a high-quality vehicle, customers can also rest assured that they will receive an outstanding service from a company that has built its reputation on remarkably high service levels.“Michael Donaghey [company founder and proprietor] has earned a great reputation nationwide for service and aftersales and that’s certainly an area we’ll be focussing on.“This has always been a very service-orientated business and we’ll be bringing that to the Fiat van franchise. With the Ducato, Scudo, Doblò and Fiorino – each available in a number of variations – the flexible and highly-specced Fiat commercial range has something to suit every need.“Everything is covered, from small vans to large ones. For example, the Ducato XLWB (extra-long wheelbase) with H3 roof has an exceptional payload and is so spacious it can carry an American style fridge freezer standing up.”“They’re very reliable, very comfortable and very modern – they were the first to put the gear stick on the dashboard and the handbrake on the right hand side of the driver’s seat.“You get a powerful, smooth and economical drive with a limitless amount of options available.“As safety is very important to us and one of our primary concerns is the safety of our customers on the road, we will have steering-wheel controls and Bluetooth on every model we sell.“In short, it’s a very, very good product. I’ve been all over Europe in an automatic Ducato camper van and I have to say it’s truly something to behold.”“It’s all about customer care and looking after people,and that’s what we pride ourselves on.”DONAGHEY’S VAN CENTRE, “IT’S ALL ABOUT CUSTOMER CARE AND LOOKING AFTER PEOPLE” was last modified: June 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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