Woman, 44, Arrested for ‘Attempting’ to Kill Her Stepson

first_imgVictim Gaye being attended to by some “good Samaritans” who came to his rescue.By Ben T.C. Brooks (Zwedru, Grand Gedeh)Police in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County have arrested a 44 year-old woman and charged her for attempting to killed her stepson, who she accused of stealing her paint to print on his shirts.According to the police, suspect Marie Vour, was arrested on Saturday, May 26, 2019 for allegedly  pouring a bucket of oil paint over the head of her stepson identified as Aaron Gaye, 13, after she reportedly caught him panting his T-shirt with what she claimed was some of the oil paint.Suspect Vour informed police that she became so infuriated when she saw Gaye using the house paint on his T-shirt. “I was so overtaken by my growing anger when I dumped the entire paint bucket over the boy’s head,” she confessed.Though Madam Vour has admitted to committing the act against her stepson, officers assigned with the Women and Children Protection Section have charged her with criminal attempt to commit murder and terroristic threat.Following the news, residents expressed anger as to why a woman should treat her stepson in such a gruesome manner.Meanwhile, a neighbor identified as Alexander Gwein, who rescued the victim, has informed the Daily Observer that the victim is admitted at a health center, where is said to be responding to treatment.Samuel Paye, commander of the Women and Children Protection Unit, said the act by Marie Vour contravenes Section 10.1 of the New Penal Code of Liberia, which constitutes “criminal attempt.” According to the Penal Code, a person is guilty of criminal attempt if, acting with the kind of culpability otherwise required for commission of an offense, he (or she) purposely engages in conduct constituting a substantial step toward commission of the offense.Madam Vour was arraigned before the magisterial court on Friday, May 31, 2019 to answer to the charges against her.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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More crackdowns on weapons in schools needed – GTU

first_img…recommends parents be chargedInnovative, makeshift weapons along with other forms of injurious objects continue to be found in the possession of students and stashed away in schools, and this situation continues to escalate.This is according to General Secretary of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Coretta McDonald, who told this newspaper on Thursday that the issue of safety in schools is of major concern.McDonald stated that parents need to be more responsible and check the bags and pockets of their children before they leave for school.She added that this is one of the immediate ways to crack down on weapons in their possession or in classrooms, since, more often than not, students bring those items from their homes into the schools’ compounds.Coretta McDonald“Most parents don’t take the time to check their children’s bags. Parents need to be more responsible in the safety of their child/children as well as in ensuring that they do checks into their bags, lunch bags, and other items they usually take to school… Because if the parents are not going to do it, then it means that they should be charged by the Education Ministry, by the court,” the GTU General Secretary also stated.She added that too often there are recurring instances of assault and threats to teachers by students, and also to students by their classmates.“We have posited that there be students’ pat down twice a week at schools, to help in this regard. When it is done spontaneously, at least if students have weapons in their pockets or on them, these harmful objects will be found. I am calling on all parents to be more responsible in their child’s welfare,” McDonald noted.According to the GTU General Secretary, parents and guardians need to become more involved in their children’s lives at school, because the lack of parental involvement leads to delinquency and truancy. It even aids in the negative actions of students in the school premises, and in some cases results in a teacher being harmed.“Like in the case of the head-teacher that was assaulted in Berbice recently, she was assaulted by a student of her school. That boy was suspended, and his parents did not know this. Every day he was putting on his uniform and leaving home under the pretext of going to school, and it was the second day that he was in the school compound. The head-teacher chased him out, and that is when he retaliated and assaulted her,” she explained.She added that parental involvement in a child’s education is vital, but it is also crucial that parents be more responsible when it comes to communicating with teachers at the schools, so that they (parents) are aware of the ongoing development of their child/ children, and what bad habits, if any, they have.last_img read more

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Respect is earned by impartiality – Jagdeo to Speaker

first_imgDrama in the National AssemblyThe recent sittings of the National Assembly were replete with contention, with singing attendees, and with a mystery female dressed as Santa Claus invading the hallowed chambers. Police were also called in on the Opposition Parliamentarians for what was, at worst, a violation of the Standing Orders.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoAccording to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo during a recent press conference, this situation should have been handled differently by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland. Criticising the hand his party has consistently been dealt during the sitting, Jagdeo demanded that the Speaker act in an impartial manner.“I’m seeing this Speaker saying that the members of Parliament must ensure that their conduct is befitting of the title they hold; and he seems to forget that he must conduct himself befitting of the title he holds as speaker. The Speaker is supposed to be an impartial adjudicator in the National Assembly. The biggest quality of a Speaker, and one that makes him gain respect, is impartiality in the conduct of the affairs of the House. His conduct is not befitting of the title he holds.”According to the Opposition Leader, the Speaker’s partiality is evident, and blatantly so.“He rules against us on almost every single issue of merit. He doesn’t even allow us to make the argument. Just look at the adjournment motion which he ruled on the last time I tried to argue. Look at the motion to suspend Edghill. He refused to allow a debate on the motion. If someone puts up a motion on the Government side, then at least we should be able to argue it. He says no; sit down.”Jagdeo noted that while the Speaker has complained about the necessity of protecting the dignity of the House, he has in turn neglected to deal with several undignified incidents. One such incident Jagdeo referred to involve the Santa Claus who, in an attempt to disrupt proceedings, descended on the House during Jagdeo’s contribution to the budget debates.“Frankly speaking, personally, for me it wasn’t a big deal. But it is the fact that the Speaker refuses to pursue the (matter) because it was breaching the sanctity of the Parliament from an outsider! Not a member of the House. But I think his refusal to do so has a lot to do with what he was told by the executive.“Because they know who the person is! And I heard it is a minister’s secretary, and the person who (sneaked) her out of Parliament was the minister’s driver. So the Speaker is not interested in finding out who did it, this breach of Parliament. And he is worried about, and lectures us on, preserving the dignity of the House.”UnprecedentedZeroing in on the events leading up to, and after Police were called in to remove Opposition Parliamentarian Juan Edghill from the chambers, Jagdeo noted that the presence of Police in the National Assembly in such a capacity was unprecedented.“I made it clear that if Juan Edghill breached the Standing Orders and he refused to accept the Speaker’s ruling, there could be consequences for Juan Edghill. I pointed out that the Speaker suspended the sitting. He (Speaker) could have easily called the two Chief Whips and say, ‘This member has to leave, or else we’re not reconvening’.”“And the Chief Whip would have gone in and said to Edghill, ‘You’re in breach of the Speaker’s ruling, you have to leave’.“Notwithstanding that Juan Edghill may have broken the Standing Order, which happens every session, on both sides. People breach Standing Orders all the time, and I’ve seen some really horrible breaches. The issue is how this Speaker dealt with it,” Jagdeo explained.On December 11, Edghill’s attempts to extend his scrutiny of the Ministry of the Presidency’s budget estimates were met by the Speaker’s protestations and suspension of the sitting. An all-male Police team subsequently arrived and attempted to remove Edghill, but they were blocked by his colleagues, who formed a human ring around the Parliamentarian. A scuffle ensued, with Parliamentarians being assault by ranks of the Guyana Police Force.During a late night press conference after the dramatic events, the Speaker denied that he had called the Police or ordered the media out of the Parliament chambers. He claimed that he merely questioned the continued presence of media operatives after the sitting was suspended.He had also said there is no need for an investigation, since it is simply a matter of respecting the rules of the House. However, he did not address the issue of who had instructed the Police to enter the Parliament chambers.This remains a mystery, as acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine and acting Crime Chief Paul Williams have both professed ignorance of who was responsible for the uniformed invasion of the House.last_img read more

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Boat capsizes in Pomeroon River

first_img…captain missingA boat captain is feared dead after the boat he was operating capsized in the Upper Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) in the wee hours of Sunday morning.Missing is Kendol Rodriguez of the Kabakaburi village, Upper Pomeroon River. The lone passenger that was in the boat, 42-year-old Joseph Thomas, a chainsaw operator also of Kabakaburi village, was rescued by another boat.Reports are that on Saturday night, Thomas and Rodriguez attended a wedding and were imbibing. At about 02:00h on Sunday, the duo left the wedding to return to their village using the boat owed by Rodriguez. The boat was equipped with a 15-horsepower engine.According to Thomas, they were in the vicinity of the Siriki village, when Rodriguez “suddenly began to swerve from left to right” and this resulted in the boat capsizing and both men being thrown into the river.The chainsaw operator told the police that he managed to hold onto a side of the overturned vessel during the commotion but did not see what happened to Rodriguez.Shortly afterwards, a boat that was traversing the area rendered assistance to Thomas. The men then conducted a search for Rodriguez but their efforts were futile.According to the police, it was around 09:00h on Sunday, some seven hours after the incident took place, that Thomas made a report about the incident.Police ranks launched a search for Rodriguez, while Thomas remains in Police custody as he assists with investigations.last_img read more

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‘Catastrophic’: Dortmund inquest after Bayern 5-0 humiliation

first_img0Shares0000Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus said his team were “catastrophic” in their 5-0 defeat to Bayern on Saturday © AFP / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Apr 6 – Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus said his team need to take a long, hard look at themselves after their “catastrophic” 5-0 defeat to Bundesliga title rivals Bayern Munich on Saturday.“We played catastrophically and I don’t have any explanation for it,” Reus told Sky. “We can’t turn up and play like that, Bayern are not a joke team. We need to be ruthless when we analyse our performance.”Hapless defending and poor build-up play saw Dortmund humiliated in a remarkable first half, as Bayern outplayed them all over the pitch and reclaimed top spot in the Bundesliga.“We didn’t leave Dortmund any space to breathe,” said Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said that his team had been “taught a lesson”, and admitted that his decision to play Reus up front instead of Mario Goetze had backfired.Despite the thumping defeat, Dortmund are still just one point behind Bayern in the title race, and Favre said that his team must put a traumatic evening in Munich behind them.“We have to concentrate on the next games. If we play like we did today, it will be hard to stay in the title race,” he added.“We have to play football instead of just saying that we want to win.”With six games to go, Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski warned that there was still “difficult path ahead” if Bayern were to win a seventh consecutive league title.“If we win all our games, then we will do it, but it will be difficult. We have to show on the pitch that we want to be champions,” said Lewandowski who scored twice against his former club on Saturday, taking his Bundelsiga career total to 200.Bayern arguably have the harder run-in. They face a tough away trip to third-placed Leipzig before hosting fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt on the last day of the season.Yet coach Niko Kovac was optimistic, saying that his team had stuck it their critics with Saturday’s performance.“It makes me particularly happy because there was a lot of harsh criticism directed at my team,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA SENIORS FACE LOCAL RIVALS NAOMH CONAILL IN GAELTACHT CLASH

first_imgNa Rossa News: The club are hosting a night at the races in Paddy Elliott’s bar on Saturday 21st March. The senior squad are out selling race cards at the moment. Come along on the night on what should be a great nights craic.The seniors play Naomh Conaill reserves in the next round of the Gaeltacht. Date and time to be confirmed at training. The under 21s B championship draw took place at last Monday nights county committee meeting. We will play Naomh Colm Kille in the preliminary round with the winners taking on Killybegs in the first round proper.The clubs membership is now due and over the next week or so a club representative will call to your house. Prices are as advertised locally.Good luck to our representatives in the senior St Columbas school team who play Pobascoil Gweedore this week in the Ulster Markey cup semi final replay after drawing their first match last Monday in Letterkenny, John, Christian, Odhran, Sean, Ryan, Adam & Conor.The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. Numbers drawn were 2,14,25 & 26. Their was no jackpot winner on the night.Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Pat Mchugh Portnoo & Laila Cannon Glenties. The jackpot stands at €9000(fixed). GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA SENIORS FACE LOCAL RIVALS NAOMH CONAILL IN GAELTACHT CLASH was last modified: March 10th, 2015 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:GAANa RossaNoticesSportlast_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: BRAVE McLAUGHLIN BOWS OUT OF EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgDonegal welterweight Willie McLaughlin lost out in his quest to secure at least a bronze medal at the European Championships following a reversal to Zaal Kvachatadze of Georgia in Ankara, Turkey this afternoon.A cracking 69Kg duel saw Kvachatadze claim the first round 5-6 and take a 18-15 lead into the third en route to a 28-21 decision.Earlier, Belfast flyweight Michael Conlon lost out to 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Vincenzo Picardi. The experienced Italian, a bronze medal winner at the 2007 AIBA World Championships and 2010 European Championships, was handed a 26-20 decision over the 19-year-old, who was competing in just his 9th senior international in Ankara.“Michael was in against a very experienced opponent and he gave it 110% and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. This is his first major international tournament and he has a big future in the sport”, said IABA Director of Boxing Dominic O’Rourke.Ray Moylette and John Joe Nevin both experienced mixed fortunes versus Russian opponents – and both by one point margins.Moylette, a gold medal winner at the 2008 AIBA World Youth Championships in Mexico, guaranteed himself at least bronze after coming from behind to beat Maksim Ignatiev 14-13 in the light-welterweight class. But Nevin lost 13-12 to former European Junior champion Dmitry Polyanskiy at bantamweight.Irish team captain Darren O’Neill, a silver medal winner at the 2010 European Championships,  is also out after dropping a 17-10 decision to Dmytro Mytrofanov of the Ukraine in the middleweight category.Moylette, who boxes out of the St Anne’s BC in Westport,  was 6-3 and 10-9 down after the first two rounds but produced a fantastic third frame to seal victory.He’ll now meet Hajiliyev Heybatulla of Azerbaijan in Thursday’s 64Kg semi-final.BREAKING NEWS: BRAVE McLAUGHLIN BOWS OUT OF EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: June 21st, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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Legendary Smokie return to Donegal for unmissable live show

first_imgThe wait is over for fans of soft rock legends Smokie as they are set to appear at Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on Saturday 19th May 2018. To still be one of Europe’s top live bands, 40 years after their inception is truly fantastic, but to still be enthusiastic, fresh, totally committed and in love with the music is a positive miracle.With many many changes to the band over the years, Smokie, have remained positive and continued to do what they do best: churn out some of the best rock music the industry has ever heard. Their most famous hit singles to date include the following, “If You Think You Know How to Love Me”, “Don’t Play Your Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me”, and, “Lay Back in the Arms of Someone”. But their most popular hit single ever is, “Living Next Door to Alice”.The single peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart in 1976 and, in March 1977, reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.In 1995, Smokie re-released, “Living Next Door To Alice”, featuring controversial Comedian Roy Chubby Brown and again it reached success yet bettered itself reaching No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart and sold in excess of 200,000 copies bringing another new dimension into the band’s history.Over the next 15 years the band only went from strength to strength releasing album after album. In 1998, Smokie released their album, “Wild Horses – The Nashville Album”, in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2001, Smokie released another two albums, “Uncovered”, and “Uncovered Too”, which consisted entirely of cover versions. In 2004, Smokie recorded a studio album, “On the Wire”, with eleven of the 14 songs written by the band themselves and in 2006; the band released the album, “From the Heart”.Then came a 6 year album break until 2010 seen them gain new chart success with a CD of brand new material entitled, “Take a Minute”. Released initially in Denmark in August of that year, it peaked at No. 3 on the Danish albums chart.Releases in the remainder of Scandinavia and Germany took place during October, with the single, “Sally’s Song” — a continuation of the story of the other character in “Living Next Door to Alice” — also released.So, this May on Saturday 19th is your chance to reminisce the Legend Smokie’s greatest hits and more. A night most definitely not to be missed.Smokie tickets are now on sale online at www.ticketmaster.ie or Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey 00353 749131021Sponsored Feature Legendary Smokie return to Donegal for unmissable live show was last modified: May 9th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:concertgigjoe gallagher entertainmentsSmokielast_img read more

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Mack defense backs Smith in no-hitter

first_imgSenior Jacob Smith pitched a no-hitter to cap a doubleheader sweep on Saturday, as McKinleyville beat Arcata, 9-5 and 4-0, in the Big 5.With head coach Scott St. John banished from the dugout after being ejected in the opener, Smith and the Panthers responded with a dominating performance in the second game that included some stellar defense.Left fielder Garrett Lackey made two spectacular diving catches, while shortstop Cameron Saso made an outstanding snag and throw to first for the final …last_img

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