Fruit vendor slapped with ganja charge

first_imgA 37-year-old fruit vendor was arraigned with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before Principle Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday.Fitzroy Gibson of Alexander Street, Kitty, Georgetown denied the charge but admitted to ownership of the marijuana.The court was informed that the defendant was nabbed by Police in the wee hours of Tuesday morning with 5.8 kilograms (13 lbs) of cannabis after his mother, Donna McKenzie, of Colisack Street North Ruimveldt reported that he had brokenSome of the ganja that was found at the North Ruimveldt, Georgetown home on Tuesdayinto her yard and buried the narcotic.Police were taken to the address where she showed them two bulky transparent plastic parcels containing the illegal substance.According to Police facts, several parcels of the illicit drug was found hidden in a microwave. Another quantity was found buried in the backyard.As such, the vendor was taken into Police custody. The cannabis was weighted and amounted to 6kg 158g.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh opposed since there were no special reasons given for the accused to be given his pretrial liberty.Further, the court heard that the defendant provided several addresses to the police during their investigations. The prosecution’s submission was upheld by the Magistrate who remanded the man to prison.He will make his next court appearance on March 13, 2019.last_img read more


first_imgONE of Ireland’s top models is leaving the country to find work in London – thanks to Donegal fitness guru Collette McBarronNiamh Walsh has decided to pack her bags as the number of modelling gigs on offer here continues to fall in the recession.And it looks like Niamh (26), nicknamed Nemo, will have little problem settling into life across the water, after teaming up with former army lieutenant Collette McBarron to share a house. Donegal model-turned-fitness instructor Collette is based in London’s Fulham area, where she has been sharing a flat with her younger sister Christina since leaving Dublin last year.“We’re going to move in together somewhere in the Fulham or Chelsea area,” Niamh said.“We haven’t really decided where for definite yet. I’m going to head over and stay with them from this Friday so we can start making plans.“I’m really excited about it. I decided I might as well move over for the craic, there’s nothing to lose. “I haven’t got a job or anything lined up yet though,” she added.Niamh admits, however, that the fall in the amount of modelling work in Dublin had a large impact on her decision.The beauty queen went on to say she will have no shortage of friends in London, given that fellow Assets beauty Louise Kavanagh also made the big move there last summer.According to the chatty blonde: “There’s nothing going on here. I’ve had a few bits and pieces lately but nothing much.“It has been a lot quieter and there’s nothing coming up over the summer so it’s a good time to leave. “I will hopefully do some modelling work in London, I’m not too sure yet.“I have a few different contacts over there in production companies and things like that so we’ll see what comes up.“It’s all new and exciting. There’s loads of people I know there, half of Dublin are living in London now.“Louise Kavanagh is there and a few others so I definitely won’t be lonely,” she laughed. Dublin beauty Louise will be sure to introduce her agency colleague to all the right people after landing a coveted gig to become a croupier bunny at the new Playboy club in London opening this summer.The Playboy club will open in Mayfair on June 4.BEAUTY QUEEN COLLETTE OFFERS HELPING HAND TO TOP MODEL NIAMH was last modified: April 20th, 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)Tags:Collette McBarrondonegalNiamh Walshlast_img read more

PM should clarify Trump remarks on Kashmir mediation TMC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi clarify personally US President Donald Trump’s remarks on Kashmir mediation, even as the government asserted India made no request for US intervention on the issue. India denied Trump’s claim Modi asked him to mediate to resolve the Kashmir issue with Pakistan. Trump’s offer to mediate on the vexed Kashmir issue came when he met visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House on Monday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “We demand PM’s clarification,” TMC MP Derek O’Brien told reporters in Parliament complex. A meeting of opposition leaders was held in Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s chamber in Parliament. They called for suspension of all business in the House and sought explanation from the PM in both the Houses on Trump’s statements on Kashmir mediation. Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 12 noon due to ruckus by lawmakers over Trump’s statement. “Along with all opposition parties, we, Trinamool, have a simple demand. The PM of India has to come to Parliament, make a statement and clear the air,” said O’Brien. When asked if they would not let the House run unless a clarification on the issue is made, the Rajya Sabha member said, “That is my understanding”.last_img read more