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Assassination claims… Ramnarine maintains he is not “after” Top Cop positionBy Lakhram BhagiratThe mental health of Andriff Gillard, who reported that he was offered $7 million by Nizam Khan to assassinate President David Granger, was brought into the spotlight, while being cross-examined by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud’s lawyer Glen Hanoman when he appeared before the Commission of Inquiry (CoI)Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarineon Friday.Gillard took umbrage with Hanoman’s line of questioning and asked the attorney whether he is of the view that he is mentally challenged, to which Hanoman replied in the affirmative.Hanoman tried to establish that Gillard is an attention seeker, who concocted the entire assassination plot and then decided to cast blame on Nizam Khan. To further compound his belief, the attorney asked Gillard whether he was ever treated for any psychiatric conditions to which he replied in the negative.“Would you be willing to seek professional psychiatric help, if it is necessary,” Hanoman asked. “Upon what suggestion of yours?” Gillard retortedly asked.“I observed you. I am asking you would you be willing, if necessary, to seek psychiatric help,” Hanoman pressed.“Do I look mad to you?” Gillard questioned.At this point, CoI Commissioner Paul Slowe, intervened and told Gillard to answer the questions directly however the fiery exchange continued throughout the cross-examination.Professionally investigatedNizam Khan allegedly made the offer to kill President Granger in June of 2015 and Gillard kept that information until March 29, 2017. However, he told the Commission that he was hesitant to report the matter to the Police since Nizam Khan, his brother Imran Khan, Commissioner Persaud and Head of the Office of Professional Responsibility Heeralall Mackhanlall were all close friends. He added that because of that friendship, he felt the report would not be professionally investigated and treated with the priority it needed.“I did not go to the Police. I was sent to the Police. The reason I did not went to the Police is because I know the affiliation between Imran Khan and Nizam Khan. I also know the affiliation of Mr Mackhanlall and Imran Khan. I was once sent to Mr Mackhanlall to have Police (officers) removed from the Diamond/Grove Police Station on behalf of Imran Khan. So, I know for a fact that I cannot go to Mr Mackhanlall and complain on he friend because he friend gon still hear back what happen and the complaint will be a problem,” Gillard related.He said that he consulted with his attorney – who requested that his name be withheld – who advised him to report the details of the plot to the highest office holder within Office of the President, to which he adhered.Gillard said that on March 29, he went to the Office of the President and met with a man who advised him to go over to the Public Security Ministry (MoPS) and they would take the investigation further. He related when he visited the MoPS he was taken to the office of A Division Commander, Clifton Hicken, and later to the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarter, Eve Leary where a statement was taken.Stellar memory, lengthy criminal recordIn the afternoon session of the CoI, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine was recalled to be further cross-examined. Ramnarine said there was no evidence to suggest that Gillard was lying when he made the allegation and that a background check conducted by the Special Branch Unit, proved that he has no criminal records. He also maintained that criminal records were discovered to date in the investigation.However, that was disputed since Gillard has been charged with several offences ranging from robbery under arms to threatening language against his wife. Attorney Christopher Ram, who represents the interest of Imran Khan, revealed the details about Gillard’s lengthy criminal rap sheet to which Gillard attempted to give an explanation for every charge.Ram provided evidence to the Commission to show that Gillard was arraigned in the Blairmont Magistrate’s Court for the charge of robbery under arms. He had several charges for simple larceny, threatening behaviour and assault.When Ram asked Gillard whether he made any contemporaneous notes from July 2015, the latter replied in the negative and said he relied on his memory. However, during cross examination, his memory faded since he could not remember the names, dates and places where he had brushes with the law.MisleadActing Police Commissioner David Ramnarine, denied misleading President Granger about the status of a probe into an alleged assassination plot. He told the Commission that on the morning of March 30, the day after the alleged plot was reported to the Police, he was expected the brief the President and he did.However, Ramnarine did not review the investigation file and conducted his briefing based on Gillard’s allegation and a statement that was taken from him. He added that he did not see the contents of the statement and that he was unaware that there were at least three other statements taken during the night of March 29.Attorney Hanoman suggested that the acting Top Cop provided the President with false information to which he replied “that is quite outrageous.”Acknowledging the initial stage of an investigation is most important, he later said based on certain actions his instructions were “largely disregarded”. Ramnarine said he agree that the Police probe was lethargic and could not have defend the Guyana Police Force.The public hearing aspect of the CoI is expected to conclude on Wednesday when Police Legal Adviser, Justice Claudette Singh (ret’d) takes the stand.
Saturday: Fallon JonesSunday: Twiggy EsauSenior Team Roping: Saturday: Zane Jones & Jesse JonesSunday: Tucker Esau & Jaytin JonesRibbon Roping: Saturday: Danny Jones & Twiggy EsauSunday: Korbin Mills & Fallon JonesJunior Saddle Bronc: No qualifiersSenior Barrel Racing:Saturday: Rachel MoatSunday: Aspen WollenSenior Tie-Down Roping: Saturday: Tyrel RobertsSunday: Zane JonesSenior Breakaway Roping: Saturday: Kaitlin BussonSunday: Hanna PedersonJunior Barrel Racing: Saturday: Twiggy EsauSunday: Rylie DowlingJunior Chute Dogging: Saturday: Carson GundersonSunday: Carson JohnsonJunior Boys Breakaway: Saturday: Carson JohnsonSunday: Carson JohnsonJunior Team Roping: Saturday: Korbin Mills & Carson JohnsonSunday: Fallon Jones & Cashlyn CallisonJunior Boys Goat Tying:Saturday: Carson GundersonSunday: Korbin Mills Junior Girls Goat Tying: Saturday: Fallon JonesSunday: Fallon JonesSenior Pole Bending:Saturday: Aspen WollenSunday: Aspen WollenJunior Pole Bending:Advertisement Saturday: Brekkan LoewenSunday: Brekkan LoewenSteer Wrestling:Saturday: Ben JacksonSunday: Tyler PedersonSaddle Bronc: Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern B.C. High School Rodeo Association held their first Rodeo of the Spring Season over the weekend in Chetwynd.According to Angela Kosick, the weather was good and all participants in the rodeo did well.“It was really good. The weather held up, it was a little chilly, but it was good as everyone did really well.”- Advertisement -Up next is an Indoor Rodeo in Chetwynd on April 27 & 28, followed by a Rodeo in Williams Lake on May 4 & 5.Here are the results from the April 20 & 21 Rodeo:Bull Riding: Advertisement Saturday: Tyrel RobertsSunday: Jesse JonesJunior Girls Breakaway Roping:Saturday: Fallon JonesSunday: Fallon JonesSenior Girls Goat Tying: Saturday: Rylie BondaroffSunday: Tyler BondaroffAdvertisement
The city of Fort St. John is looking for your input on its Official Community Plan.City Planner Kevin Brooks has prepared a draft of the document, which will be used as a policy tool for land use planning.- Advertisement -Residents are encouraged to check out the draft plan on the city’s website, or pick one up at city hall, and give their feedback.The deadline to provide input is September 9th. Those interested can also attend a meeting at the Lido Theatre on September 10th to discuss the plan with city staff.Revised with feedback, the final plan is intended to be presented to City Council for approval October 11th.For more information, or a digital copy of the OCP, contact Planning Technologist Jennifer Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org or City Planner Kevin Brooks at email@example.com.Advertisement
0Shares0000Morocco coach Herve Renard says his team are victims of ‘total injustice’ © AFP / Patrick HERTZOGKALINIGRAD, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – Morocco coach Herve Renard Sunday said his team had been victim to a “total injustice” in becoming the first nation knocked out of the World Cup before their final Group B clash with Spain.Morocco were eliminated after losing 1-0 to Portugal in Moscow after a 95th-minute own goal saw them lose to Iran by the same scoreline in their opener. “When you look at the facts in the Portugal game, it’s totally unfair.“For the goal we conceded, there was an obvious foul by (defender) Pepe at the front post. Why did (the referee) not see it?” Renard told reporters in Kaliningrad ahead of Monday’s encounter.“Then there was a handball by Pepe, exactly the same as the one (that was given as a penalty) for Australia” in the Socceroos’ Group C match against Denmark.Morocco attacked Portugal relentlessly in the second half in Moscow after Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with an early header.“For me it’s a total injustice, especially because of the quality showed by my players during the game. You mustn’t forget we were playing the European champions.“It’s unfair that we’re already eliminated but we have to accept reality.”Goalkeeper Munir al-Kajoui agreed that the team had been unlucky in their two games so far.“When we arrived in Russia the coach told us about VAR and we had to be aware of this in key moments,” he said. “But in our case it’s been decisive and it’s basically thrown us out of the tournament.“We are talking about a couple of moments that really hurt us.”Munir, who was born in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, plays his club football in Spain, and said he expects a tough test against the 2010 winners in Kaliningrad.“Spain have great stars but honestly none inspire fear in me,” said the Numancia stopper.“Obviously, it’s an important match for us, for our honour and our pride and to try to give some joy to our fans. They deserve it.”Frenchman Renard, who once managed Cambridge United in England’s fourth tier, said his team would be motivated for the game despite having nothing to play for.“My job is to pose Spain problems and make the Moroccan people proud,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Ezequiel Lavezzi Liverpool and Tottenham target Ezequiel Lavezzi has decided to stay with Paris Saint-Germain until the summer.The forward’s contract with the French champions expires at the end of the season, meaning he will be able to leave on a free transfer.PSG were expected to cash in on the 30-year-old during the January transfer window after Juventus and Inter Milan made offers.Lavezzi though, according to reports in France, has rejected the approaches of the Italian clubs as they did not meet his wage demands.That leaves the door open for Liverpool and Tottenham, who have both scouted the Argentina international.Neither of the Premier League pair had been keen on a January move but snapping up Lavezzi on a free in the summer is likely to reignite their interest. 1
West Ham defender Stephen Hendrie has joined Southend on loan for a month.The highly rated left-back, who arrived from Hamilton in a £1m move during the summer, is yet to feature for the Hammers’ first team.So now manager Slaven Bilic has decided to allow Hendrie to leave Upton Park on a 31-day loan to Southend.The Scotland Under-21 international has already linked up with Phil Brown’s squad and could make his debut against Peterborough this weekend.He told the Southend official website: “So far it’s been great, the boys have introduced themselves to me well.“I’m just happy to be here, and get some games under my belt and fire us up the league.” 1 Stephen Hendrie
11 11 11 Attacking midfield: Roberto Firmino – After a slow start to life at Liverpool, the Brazil star is gradually making a name for himself at Anfield and Klopp will be keen on helping the ex-Hoffenheim star reach his potential too. 11 Centre back: Joel Matip – The Schalke defender will join the Reds on a free transfer in the summer and should improve the team with his pace and ball-playing tendencies. He could prove a vital asset if he hits the ground running at Anfield. Goalkeeper: Marc-Andre ter Stegen – Click the right arrow above to see how Liverpool’s starting XI could look next season based on current rumours… – With Simon Mignolets form continuing to fluctuate, almost on a minute-by-minute basis, its likely the Belgian will either be ditched or benched next season, despite his new five-year deal. With Germany producing plenty of good goalkeepers, Klopp will have a decent idea about who to sign as his replacement and there are rumours surrounding Barcelona back up Ter Stegen. 11 Centre midfield: Granit Xhaka – The Swiss star has admitted on several occasions moving to the Premier League would see him fulfil a childhood dream, and Klopp could help do that if he decides to splash the cash on him in the summer. The Borussia Moenchengladbach star is valued highly and could cost up to £38m, mind you. His temperament may also be a worry in English football. 11 Right back: Nathaniel Clyne – The England full-back has been solid if unspectacular in his debut season at Liverpool. The changing of managers hasnt disrupted him too much and he could well develop further with a pre-season under Klopp. 11 Centre midfield: Emre Can – The German international has been a real star for the Reds since joining in 2014 and should continue at Anfield under the stewardship of his compatriot. Right wing: Karim Bellarabi – Hes not quite hit the heights of last season but the German star is still a menace on the wing and could be a target for Klopp, who has openly admitted his squad lacks wingers. Reportedly rated at £15m, the Berlin-born star would need to score more than the two Bundesliga goals hes got this season and weigh in with more than his current tally of three assists. 11 Left wing: Philippe Coutinho – Unless a huge offer is made for his services, the Brazilian is another man who is almost certain to stay with Liverpool for the time being. His creativity means hes a vital component for the Reds and with improved firepower around him he could provide even more goals for the club next season. 11 11 11 Liverpool’s defeat to Manchester City in the League Cup leaves them on the verge of missing out on European football next season.The Reds are currently battling it out for a Europa League spot with several other teams, while they could qualify for the Champions League should they win the aforementioned competition, in which they are still competing.And Jurgen Klopp is currently preparing his transfer options for the summer as he looks to transform the Anfield side into top four challengers once again.If the German gaffer can inspire his side to qualify for Europe he should, with his reputation, have the pick of players to choose from, but it could get tricky if they don’t make it into a continental competition.Rumours are already making the newspapers about which stars could join Klopp’s Merseyside revolution as he looks to overhaul his squad.So, based on current speculation, what could Liverpool’s starting XI look like next season? Click the right arrow above to see… Centre back: Martin Skrtel – Injury has disrupted the Slovakians season, with a torn hamstring keeping him out for two months but Jurgen Klopp will probably want to keep the experience centre-back to help new boy Joel Matip through his first season on Anfield. Left back: Jon Flanagan – With captain Jordan Henderson advising the board to hand the full-back, 23, a new long-term deal and Klopp insisting the player is in his thinking, its likely the popular star will remain at Anfield. If foreign signings land at Liverpool it will be important to retain a local feel through someone like Flanagan. Forward: Mario Gotze – Its ambitious but its not out of the question. The World Cup winning forward hasnt had it all his own way since leaving Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Munich and could eventually be reunited with ex-boss Klopp. Its believed the German boss will have plenty of money to spend in the summer so there is a good chance they could afford the £37m fee, but it would be another matter tempting him to a team who may not be in the Champions League.
BUSINESS: Why not pop into Kelly’s Centra this sunny weekend and check out their amazing summer offers. Management at Kelly’s Centra on the Mountain Top, Letterkenny, are offering fresh, quality foods at excellent value for money.Here at Kelly’s Centra we have it all, so you can do all you shopping under the one roof. We have a vastly increased fruit and veg section, daily delivered fresh products, with something to tempt every taste and pocket.Now that the weather is getting hotter it’s time to light up the BBQ and enjoy an outdoor feast.Celebrate summer with our new range of BBQ meats prepared fresh in store every day by our butcher. New range includes:Mouthwatering 6oz home style burgers 4 for €5Delicious Pulled pork burgers 6 for €5Pork sizzlers 7 for €5Turkey burgers 4 for €4Quarter pounder beef burgers 6 for €5, and many more great value quality products.Our deli boasts a new range of salad bowls, superbowls and gourmet sourdough baguettes, perfect for this weekend.Remember, our products are amazing, our staff are lovely, and the value for money is unbeatable, so make sure to drop into Kelly’s Centra this weekend.Visit www.facebook.com/kellys.centramountaintop for more amazing deals this summer!Enjoy an outdoor feast with hot BBQ offers from Kelly’s Centra was last modified: May 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BBQfoodKelly’s CentraletterkennyMountain TopSALE
A Judge has ordered that hundreds of items seized from notorious sex offender Michael Ferry be destroyed.Michael Ferry, right, being taken into court in Donegal Town in December.Ferry from CarrickBoyle, Gaoth Dobhair is currently serving a 14 year sentence for child abuse. Among the items to be destroyed are cameras, computers, DVDs, CDs and video tapes.The items were seized during an investigation into Ferry on grounds of child sex abuse, production of child pornography and possession of child pornography.Solicitor for Ferry, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client consented to the destruction of the items, apart from item 33 which was a silver revolver with a 5 shot capacity.He said his client believed the gun to be of historical significance as it was used in the war of independence and civil war.He said his client suggested the gun could be donated to a local museum.Solicitor Frank Dorrian representing one of Ferry’s victims said his client was anxious that no files on the case be destroyed.He was assured this was not the case and that any material downloaded from items seized had been preserved by gardai .Judge Paul Kelly consented to the destruction of 868 items and asked solicitor Patsy Gallagher to gather more information on the gun.He then adjourned the case until February 26th.Ferry was convicted in 2011 of abusing four boys in Gaoth Dobhair between 1990 and 2005 while working as a caretaker in Ard Scoil Mhuire, an Irish college.He was sentenced to 18 years with 4 suspended . On December 11 last he was sentenced to a seven years behind bars for abusing a teenage boy between 1984-1987 . That sentence will run concurrently with the sentence he is serving .JUDGE ORDERS DESTRUCTION OF PERVERT’S PORN STASH was last modified: January 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Judge Paul KellyMickey Ferryporn stash