The 58-year-old mother of one, who was apprehended by ranks at her Bartica Old Housing Scheme home last week with a large quantity of cocaine and cannabis, was on Tuesday remanded to prison.Roxanne CarringtonRoxanne Carrington of Lot 63 Old Housing Scheme, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The woman denied that on June 23, 2018, she had in her possession 2555 grams of cannabis and 1451 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution is contending that ranks swooped down on Carrington’s home and found the drugs hidden in two separate rooms, one occupied by her and the other by a miner, who was renting a room at the woman’s house.Reports are the women reportedly told Police that the prohibited substances did not belong to her, but belonged to the man whose name was given as Royston Smith.Her Attorney, Latchmie Rahamat informed the Court that Carrington would rent rooms to persons coming out of the interior.At the time of the discovery of the drugs, Smith, along with a woman, Betty Mohan, was occupying rooms.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield revealed that at the time of the discovery, the woman had explained that she was keeping the drugs for an unknown person.Bail was denied, and the defendant was remanded to prison. The case will continue on July 12, 2018 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.
53rd Independence AnniversaryAs Guyana celebrates its 53rd Independence Anniversary today, the Opposition – People’s Progressive Party – has joined in calling for Guyanese to embrace how far the country has come and to play their part in Guyana realising its true potential.The party paid its respects to the historical sacrifices that persons have made to ensure that Guyana achieved its independence. According to the PPP, such individuals had many challenges to overcome before the colonial shackles could be overcome.“During the fifty-three years since, our country faced many challenges and experienced a period of unprecedented progress and prosperity. Throughout that time, our resilient and patriotic Guyanese people remained resolute towards the building of a better nation through hard work and dedication for the advancement of their fellow men and women,” the PPP said.The party noted that patriotic Guyanese remain committed to building a better Guyana, notwithstanding present challenges. It also noted that Guyana has much potential which, through prudent management, could create a better future for all.“In observing another milestone in our independence, our party urges reflection on the valiant efforts of those who made untold sacrifices during the struggles for self-rule. Those sacrifices must continue to be valued and remain a source to imbue us all with pride and patriotism,” the party added.“We must also remain cognisant of our nation’s vast potential which, through prudent management, can create the brighter future we all desire. Let us continue to remain hopeful so that our challenges can be overcome,” the party’s statement added.
1 ‘Not even Klopp can save us’Liverpool fans weren’t in the brightest of moods as they watched their side get out fought, out muscled and out played by Watford on Sunday afternoon, but it was again the man between the post who was the target of the supporters’ rage.With the recently error-prone Simon Mignolet out of the team through injury, the Anfield faithful were hoping for a better display from stand-in Adam Bogdan.But his afternoon couldn’t have got off to a worst start, as a mistake from the butterfingers glovesman allowed on-loan defender Nathan Ake to open the scoring in the second minute, before he was too easily beaten by the in-form Odion Ighalo as he fired the Hornets into a 2-0 half-time lead.And, as you can see below, the knives were out for the Hungarian… Adam Bogdan is beaten as Watford go 1-0 up against Liverpool