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

The Top 10 Humboldt County sports stories of the 2016 calendar year

first_imgTime certainly does fly when you’re having fun. Or, in this case, jumping from one sport to the next with seemingly a snap of your fingers.No matter if it was final months of winter, spring, summer or fall — as the leaves changed on trees, the Humboldt County sports scene saw another season filled with thrills and titles.Both local college and high sports delivered the goods in 2016, as Humboldt teams represented the North Coast quite well once again.Here, in no particular order, are the top …last_img

Warriors likely to keep final roster spot open for financial flexibility

first_imgThe Warriors have made all of their free-agent and draft signings official by Thursday, and technically they could still do more.It appears unlikely, though. The Warriors plan to keep their 15th and final regular-season spot open both to trim salary and maximize roster flexibility in case they want to sign a training camp invitee or acquire an additional player in a mid-season trade.After acquiring D’Angelo Russell from Brooklyn in a sign-and-trade to offset Kevin Durant’s departure, the …last_img

Diva Dimple breaks style stereotype in new film

first_imgVeteran actress Dimple Kapadia is still gorgeous at 53. She also has an impeccable sense of style.This was evident during the shooting of Dimple’s soon- tobe- released film, Patiala House . Sources from the unit of the film, in which Dimple plays Rishi Kapoor’s wife Mrs Kahlon, say she loves to dress up in full Punjabi attire and swears by designer clothes.In the film, where she was to sport a traditional Punjabi look, she told the producer she would wear outfits and jewellery from her personal collection, as she wanted to look different from the stereotyped appearance of Punjabi women.A little birdie on the sets tells us she looked gorgeous in her elegant dresses and expensive jewellery. The actress, who happens to be Akshay Kumar’s mother- in- law, also plays Akki’s mother in Patiala House, which is slated to release on February 11. It looks like Dimple is in no mood to compromise on her style quotient and keeps it top notch even today.It’s no surprise that one still remembers her hot look in early films such as Bobby and Sagar . Her glamourous avatar had been spoken about since those days and she has always been a trendsetter.Says producer Bhushan Kumar: “She is an amazing actress. Her performance in Patiala House is commendable. She looks elegant and in sync with her character. Fans will get a glimpse of a completely new Dimple in the film.”last_img read more

CWG scam: PM ignored Mani Shankar’s warning letters

first_imgDuring his recent interaction with the media, an editor asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the letters written by former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar exposing glaring financial irregularities in the run up to the Commonwealth Games (CWG). But the prime minister claimed that the content of Aiyar’s letters was “purely ideological”. Two days after the prime minister’s statement given at his 7 RCR residence, Headlines Today accessed those letters which clearly go beyond ideology. These letters were written by Aiyar over a span of two years starting 2006. Aiyar’s letters quoted specific figures of financial bungling by the sacked chairperson of the CWG organising committee (OC) Suresh Kalmadi and his team during the preparation for the 2010 Games. In one of these letters, written on March 9, 2006, Aiyar stated: “I write to seek a meeting with you to discuss gargantuan gap between expenditure projections given in 2003 and present projected figures. As against the figure of Rs 150 crore for physical infrastructure, current estimates have been ramped up to over Rs 500 crore. On organisation of games, the figure has been ramped from Rs 250 crore to Rs 900 crore.” In another letter, which directly targets the former OC boss, Aiyar stated on October 25, 2007: “I grow increasingly alarmed at the profligacy of CWG OC chairman. Military Games held with nearly 3 quarters the number of athletes and officials expected for CWG came to under Rs 200 crore. Present projections of CWG expenditure have topped Rs 20,000 crore!” ‘I didn’t want to share a cell with Kalmadi in Tihar’Confirming that he did write to the prime minister warning about the CWG scam, Aiyar said he “didn’t carry the conviction” while warning the head of the government about it. He was talking to Headlines Today over phone from Kathmandu after the news channel showed his letters. “It (CWG fiasco) was entirely avoidable. But I will blame myself,” Aiyar said, adding, “My fault is I didn’t carry the conviction… everyone thought it was a personality clash.” “My primary concern was ideological. Then I realised there was a great deal of financial impropriety,” he said. “I am sure publication of letters will refresh the prime minister’s memory. I brought it to the attention of the prime minister, cabinet ministers and the group of ministers (GoM). I was overruled in the GoM by the finance minister. The seriousness of my charges was dismissed by the GoM,” Aiyar said. “The next step was that I was sacked and Suresh Kalmadi was retained,” Aiyar said, adding, “But now I am sitting in Kathmandu, while Kalmadi is grieving in Tihar jail.” “I did not want to share a cell with Suresh Kalmadi in Tihar jail,” the senior Congress MP said. PM trashed Aiyar’s letters as ‘purely ideological’It was on June 29 when T.N. Ninan of the Business Standard raised the issue of CWG scam citing Aiyar’s letters ahead of the games before the prime minister as the latter launched a public relations drive using the media platform in a bid to explain his policies and address government’s concerns on a host of issues. In reply, the prime minister said: “You have also written Mr Ninan that our friend Mani Shankar Aiyar wrote to me, but he wrote to me on purely ideological grounds. He was opposed to hosting the Commonwealth Games.”advertisementlast_img read more