Police to reopen cases of 3 high- profile murders – Crime Chief

first_imgCrime Chief Wendell Blanhum announced that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) will be reopening the cases of three high-profile killings that occurred in Guyana, one dating as far back as 1993.The unsolved murders of Monica Reece, 23, in 1993, Sheema Mangar, 21, in 2010 and Trevor Rose, 32, in 2014 have been added to a list of soon to be reopened investigations.Blanhum told the media on Saturday that there are several cases which will be revisited but the Sheema Mangar murder will be placed on the front burner.Mangar, who was a Demerara Bank employee, was brutality murdered when she was run over by a car on North Road, close to Camp Street, after she struggled with the driver to recover her cellphone which had been snatched from her.When her phone was taken, the young woman gave chase behind the perpetrator who entered a motorcar that drove off. Mangar placed herself in front of the vehicle in an effort to stop it but was run over and dragged several meters before the vehicle sped away.According to reports, DNA samples solicited during the investigation were sent out of Guyana for testing, however they disappeared. The Crime Chief disclosed that the death of designer Trevor Rose is another top priority case to be revisited. Rose was killed execution style on the East Bank Demerara Public Road on an early Sunday morning.It was just after 05:00h when another car pulled up alongside the car Rose and his female companion Latoya Towler, were in.Reports indicated that the driver of the car which Rose was in, had an exchange of words with the occupants of the other car, who then exited the vehicle and opened fire on them, hitting Rose to the neck and upper body.The female got a gunshot wound to the buttocks while the driver, Trevor Newinkiri sustained a wound to his left shoulder.Rose was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital. There were claims that his death was linked to some other form of activities which led him to being murdered. Blanhum said that the Monica Reece case will also be reopened.“I recently requested that file, when we locate that file we will be analysing the evidence and also we will make a determination and make contact with the police legal advisor and we know for sure that the public, they have been advocating but I would not be too ambitious and tell you that look, we are going to solve the case, we have to look at the evidence, analyse and review those statements and then engage the police legal advisor on the way forward,” Blanhum explained.Monica ReeceReece was a security guard, who became known to all Guyanese after her body was dumped from a speeding pickup vehicle in the vicinity of the Geddes Grant building (now Courts) on Main Street, Georgetown on April 9, 1993.Trevor RoseSheema MangarThe police had picked up a suspect and questioned him and also detained a vehicle he sometimes drove, but shortly after, the lack of evidence caused him to be released and the vehicle returned.Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud announced during the GPF’s Annual Route March to mark their anniversary, that he has been flooded with calls and letters for certain high-profile cases to be reinvestigated.He expressed that demands are pouring in because persons have become aware that many cold cases reopened by the Police Force are being solved. The Babita Sarju case, which was reopened almost six years after her tragic murder, was cracked by the Police.The matter is currently engaging the Courts.Sarju, then an employee of BK International, went missing on October 4, 2010 on Diwali Motorcade Night.It was long suspected that her husband had a hand in her disappearance, and only recently, detectives upon reopening the case, discovered the woman’s skeletal remains buried aback her husband’s yard.During an interview with Guyana Times last year, the Top Cop had announced that the GPF will be establishing a Cold Cases Unit sometime this year to investigate high-profile murder cases, which to this date remain largely unprosecuted or unsolved.President David Granger had previously announced that moves were afoot to develop a Coroners Department to deal with the extrajudicial killings that plagued the country and haunted the minds of thousands of Guyanese.The People’s National Congress (PNC)-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition had indicated on numerous occasions, its intent to launch these probes into the killings between of 2000-2008.However, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), while supportive of the move to launch investigations into these unsolved cases, objected to the limitation imposed on the time period for these impending probes.“If the Government is serious about this probe, they must go as far back as the 1970s and they must probe all of the high-profile and ordinary extrajudicial killings,” former President Donald Ramotar had insisted when contacted for a comment on the matter.He also wanted the Government to look at the evidence that emanated from the Rodney Commission of Inquiry as there were still so many questions that could be answered.last_img read more

Waitress caught with cocaine in storybooks jailed

first_imgJailed: Rena JagernauthA woman who attempted to traffic cocaine in children’s story books, but was caught at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) was on Wednesday jailed.Rena Davi Jagernauth appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and admitted that on April 1, 2019, she had in her possession 4.853 kilograms of cocaine.The 24-year-old Guyanese woman, who resides at Lot 309 Paramaribo, Suriname, was caught at the CJIA after she was observed by plain clothes Police narcotics ranks acting suspiciously.According to the prosecution’s case, Jagernauth was an outgoing passenger on a COPA flight destined for Panama. After observing her behaviour, Police ranks identified themselves to the waitress and directed a search of her luggage, where they discovered the cocaine hidden inside four children’s storybooks.She was taken into custody and a further search conducted revealed cocaine stashed in deodorant and perfume bottles, a makeup kit, haircutting machine and other personal items inside the suitcase. Jagernauth was subsequently arrested.The defendant was sentenced to four years in prison and fined $13.1 million.last_img read more

LBSU hoping to end losing streak

first_imgLONG BEACH – The Long Beach State volleyball team will attempt to snap a three-match losing streak when it plays host to the defending national champion UCLA Bruins at 7 o’clock tonight in the Walter Pyramid. The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation contest pits a UCLA squad that is 10-7 overall and 8-6 in the MPSF and a Long Beach counterpart that is 6-8 and 3-7. The 49ers haven’t played well with any match-to-match consistency, which isn’t exactly surprising considering the loss of All-Americans Tyler Hildebrand, Robert Tarr and Duncan Budinger. They’ve got 13 freshmen and sophomores on their roster and many of those are receiving considerable on-court action. “I knew there was going to be a learning curve,” Knipe said before practice Tuesday. “I think that we are probably better than our record shows. But at other times we’re not as good as we sometimes believe we are. “We’ve had some close matches not go our way (they’re 2-3 in matches decided in five games). “We’re improving and some guys are a lot better (since the start of the season last month). But the team, as a whole, isn’t where we want it to be yet.” Senior middle blocker Teddy Liles is among the 49ers that have played well of late. “He had some ups and downs early in the season,” Knipe said. “But the last couple of weeks he has been steady and doing good work.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Bruins beat the 49ers in four games last season in the MPSF tournament final at UC Irvine before coach Al Scates’ team went on to capture the national championship at Penn State. Coach Alan Knipe’s Long Beach squad has dropped consecutive MPSF matches to Cal State Northridge (3-2), UC Santa Barbara (3-0) and UC San Diego (3-2). last_img read more

Arsenal’s Sh12.2bn move to sign Lemar breaks down

first_img0Shares0000Monaco’s Thomas Lemar is set to return to the field when the club plays Dijon on November 29, 2016LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 31 – Arsenal’s Sh12.2bn (£92m) move to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco has broken down, according to Sky sources.Sky Sports News understands the Gunners’ club-record offer for the France international was accepted by Monaco, but the deal is now very unlikely to happen before the close of the summer transfer window. One source has told Sky Sports News that Lemar is not interested in a switch to the Emirates and would prefer to move to Liverpool.While another source has told Sky Sports News that Arsenal have withdrawn their interest in the 21-year-old.Liverpool have already failed with two bids to sign Lemar, with the latest offer totalling only £64.8m.Lemar is currently due to play for France in Thursday’s World Cup Qualifier against the Netherlands at the Stade De France in Paris.He scored 12 goals in 39 appearances last season as Monaco won the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 17 years.Monaco have already sold a number of key players this summer, including Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy to Manchester City and Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea.They said in July there would be ‘no more departures’ amid continued interest in Lemar, Djibril Sidibe and midfielder Fabinho and Kylian Mbappe. The latter is now understood to be on the verge of a season-long loan move to Paris St Germain.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.For information call (562) 696-0408. Affordable child care available SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city has a comprehensive child development program available for low- to moderate-income families with infant, preschool and child-care needs. For information about eligibility requirements, call (562) 944-6419. Watch meeting slated today WHITTIER – Attend the Neighborhood Watch meeting at 6:30 tonight at Adventure Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave. Personnel will be on hand to answer questions and concerns you may have regarding safety issues. For information call (562) 698-7645. Spaghetti dinner to benefit vets PICO RIVERA – Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6315 is hosting a spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday at 4865 S. Durfee Ave. Dinner includes spaghetti, french bread, salad and a dessert. There is a $6 donation, which will go to veteran programs at the post. For information call (562) 949-8159. Hybrid rose winner announced WHITTIER – Chihula, a rose hybridized by Tom Carruth, won top honors at the recent Rose Hills International Rose Trials. The event held at Rose Hills’ Pageant of Roses Garden is the only competition held in the country. Carruth, a well-known hybridizer, is a nine-time All-America Rose Selection winner. The 3.5-acre Pageant of Roses garden opened in 1959 and features about 7,000 rose bushes in more than 600 varieties. In addition to the trials, Rose Hills hosts an annual rose care event as part of its program of free community and cultural events. For information, call (562) 692-1212, ext. 8329 or visit the Web at www.rosehills.com Reunion weekend for Whittier High WHITTIER – Whittier High School’s 50th Reunion festivities begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Whittier High Homecoming game at California High School, 9800 Mills Ave. A tour of the Whittier Historical Museum, 6755 Newlin Ave., from 1-4 p.m. will take place Saturday. Rocky Cola Cafe in Uptown will give members a discount on lunch. For duffers in the group, golf is available Saturday at Industry Hills Golf Course, 1 Industry Hills Parkway, Industry. Saturday night’s event is dinner and dancing at Pacific Palms Resort, One Industry Hills Parkway. Registration begins at 6 p.m. On noon Sunday, the Whittier High Alumni Association will host an all-class barbecue at the school, 12417 Philadelphia St. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For information call (760) 591-0482. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Assistance League of Whittier will sponsor a series of three book reviews in conjunction with the Whittier Public Library to help pay for the league’s many philanthropies. The first event is at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at the league’s Chapter House, 6339 Greenleaf Ave. Featured will be Bonnie Weber, children’s librarian. Other dates are Nov. 28 and Jan. 23. Cost is $25 for the series or $10 each. Coffee and tea will be served. Checks should be sent to the Assistance League of Whittier, P.O. Box 386, Whittier, CA 90608. last_img read more

Former Real Madrid star snubs manager role as it’s ‘not the right time’

first_img Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? tense gameday cracker revealed Santiago Solari is in temporary charge at the Bernabeu but Madrid are scouring the market for a long-term manager.And now Laudrup’s agent Byram Tutumlu says his client will snub the opportunity to work at Madrid due to the current ‘circumstances’.Tutumlu told AS: “This is not the right time for such a role, you just need to look at how the situation at the club is at the moment. latest Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 “He is not looking for the chance to coach Madrid, not in these circumstances.“He loves Real Madrid and he would be delighted to them in the future.” SORRY whoops center_img Former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup would reject the chance to take over at Real Madrid.The 54-year-old, who played for both Real and Barcelona in a glittering career, has spent the last two years coaching in Qatar, but emerged as a potential candidate to succeed Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked in October. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion TOP WORK predicted Former Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup. Most Popular Premier League Stories Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 1 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? changes Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City last_img read more

INSURANCE ‘AGENTS’ ACCUSED OF BEING ‘WORSE THAN THE ROBBERS’

first_imgA CO DONEGAL man whose house was robbed by thieves said the insurance company who came to his home to investigate his claim was “worse” than the people who robbed him.The 52-year-old victim told donegaldaily.com that the assessor from a major insurance company “more or less accused me of being a liar.”And he added: “It was worse than the robbery. I was made to feel guilty.” The increasing number of victims of burglary and robbery right across Co Donegal are being told to take legal advice BEFORE calling insurance companies to make claims after robberies.The victim told donegaldaily.com: “I’m at the end of my tether. I was the victim of a crime but the insurance company is turning me into a victim for a second time.“I’m sorry that I ever even took out insurance. It’s a disgrace what is happening. You pay your premium and then you are, more or less, accused of making things up.“I’ve learned my lesson contents insurance as well. Keep receipts for everything you buy, absolutely everything. “My advice for anyone who is robbed is to call their lawyer right away. Get legal advice before you get cleaned out for a second time.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comINSURANCE ‘AGENTS’ ACCUSED OF BEING ‘WORSE THAN THE ROBBERS’ was last modified: December 1st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:burglardonegalinsurancemissing fingerlast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN RELIVES LONDON CHOPPER CRASH

first_imgA Co Donegal man has said he was lucky to have escaped the helicopter crash which killed two people in the heart of London this week.Construction site manager Owen Doherty, 26, drives up and down the exact spot where the chopper came crashing to the ground at Vauxhall, south London everyday.Both the pilot and a pedestrian were killed instantly and more than a dozen people injured when the chopper crashed into a crane in thick fog at 8am on Wednesday morning. Owen, from Carndonagh, said “We start work at 7.30am and I drive up and down the road where that helicopter crashed everyday.“If I had have been late I could have been right in the heart of that terrible crash.”Owen said he saw the helicopter flying low and making a loud noise.But when he heard a huge bang, he thought there had been a terrorist attack. “It was the loudest sound I have ever heard and I thought it was a bomb or something. It was terrifying,” he said.Owen and his co-workers at Galladris Construction Ltd, just a couple f hundred yards from the crash, were immediately evacuated form the scene.“It was only when I got home that I realised how serious it was. It was a miracle that more people weren’t killed,” he said.Owen, who has been working in London since last November, said he then rang home to let his family know he was safe.   DONEGAL MAN RELIVES LONDON CHOPPER CRASH was last modified: January 19th, 2013 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:Carndonaghhelicopter crashOwen Dohertylast_img read more

Miller’s shoulder found OK

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Hoorelbeke, 25, had been pitching in Instructional League games at the Dodgers’ spring training complex in Vero Beach, Fla., before that league’s season was shut down because of Hurricane Wilma. He is not considered to be among the organization’s top prospects. Miller, still two weeks shy of his 21st birthday, missed all of last season and most of this year after shoulder surgery. He returned this summer but threw just 22 2/3 innings over 17 appearances, mostly in relief, at Single-A Vero Beach and Double-A Jacksonville. Because of the surgery and because of Miller’s status as the organization’s top left-handed prospect, club officials are being cautious. “If this was anybody other than Greg, they probably would have kept pitching,” White said. “But Terry and the trainers want to err on the side of caution, which I think is great.” Tony Jackson can be reached at (818) 713-3675. — Dodgers pitching prospect Greg Miller’s ailing left shoulder was found to be structurally sound after he was examined by team physician Dr. Frank Jobe this week. Miller won’t return to the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League because their season ends on Nov. 10, but he is expected to be ready for action by the start of spring training. “Everything checked out great,” Dodgers scouting director Logan White said Saturday. “It was just a case of him having laid off for a few weeks (after the minor-league season), then he came back out and was feeling pretty good, so he ran it up to 95 (mph). He got a little too high with his arm angle, and when he does that, he impinges (his shoulder) a little bit, and that gets him a little tender.” Player development director Terry Collins said last week the Dodgers wouldn’t send another player to replace Miller on the Desert Dogs’ roster, but Collins has changed his mind. Right-hander Casey Hoorelbeke, whom the Dodgers signed two years ago as an undrafted free agent and who since then has gone 15-8 with a 3.12 ERA in two seasons at Single-A, will fill Miller’s spot the rest of the AFL season. center_img 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

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN FOR JASON AS HE GETS READY FOR NEXT BOUT

first_imgJason Quigley will be back in action next month when he fights on the undercard between Kell Brook and Shawn Porter.Donegal fight fans will make there way to California next month to see their hero Jason Quigley. Quigley will be back in competitive boxing action next month when he fights on the undercard between Kell Brook and Shawn Porter.Quigley announced himself on boxing’s biggest stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas on Saturday night with a devastating first-round KO of Howard Reece. Quigley looked in fantastic condition for the fight, and while the win came against a fighter with a poor professional record, you couldn’t help but be impressed by the manner of the victory.It was sensational performance and some way to introduce yourself to boxing fans in the USA.Quigley’s opponent next month has not yet been confirmed, but the Finn Valley man will return to training and get ready for the bout on August 16th.The fight takes place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and Quigley’s fans will be dreaming of another sensational first-round KO.      CALIFORNIA DREAMIN FOR JASON AS HE GETS READY FOR NEXT BOUT was last modified: July 16th, 2014 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:Californiafinn valleyHome-page SportHoward ReeceJason QuigleyKOnewslast_img read more