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Six witnesses testify for state in murder trial

first_imgLocalNews Six witnesses testify for state in murder trial by: – May 17, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 15 Views   no discussions Court gavelThe trial to determine whether David St Jean of Portsmouth murdered a Good Hope man entered its second day at the High Court of Justice in Roseau on Thursday.State attorney Clement Joseph who is led by the Director of Public Prosecutions Gene Pestaina called six witnesses to testify on behalf of the state.It is the prosecution’s contention that on 20th September, 2012 David St. Jean stabbed Clement James of Good Hope who resided in Portsmouth which led to his death.State witness Vernon Matthew told the Court that he was walking up to Glanvillia on the Michael Douglas Boulevard in Portsmouth approaching the Indian River Bridge, when he heard David St Jean who was walking on the western side of the bridge say to Clement James who was walking on the eastern side of the bridge; “what you watching me for boy, you know all batty man have to die?”He further testified that after this utterance, he saw St. Jean walk across to the same side of the bridge where Clement James was and “hit him with a piece of stick he had”, and while hitting him he heard James ask him, “what you hitting me for boy?” to which St. Jean answered “batty man have to die”.According to Matthew, “a scuffle” ensued which caused both men to fall to the ground; “by which time there was another man walking up in a southerly direction and then St. Jean asked the guy to “hold mister foot for me he have my thing” and then St. Jean reached to his side and pulled out a knife and stabbed James. Then I heard him [St. Jean] repeat the words, “batty man have to die”.Matthew told the Court that St. Jean then took the stick, walked towards the bushes and swam across the river.He said he took two photographs of James’ body on his mobile phone and then called his brother Martin James. The police, he said arrived on the scene about “five (5) minutes later” however he did not inform them that he had witnessed the “scuffle” or that he had photographs on his mobile phone.Defence counsel Wayne Norde asked Matthew, “why you coming here today and lie?” However, Matthew maintained that he was speaking the truth denying Norde’s suggestion that he was being untruthful.He said although he did not tell the police when they arrived on the scene that day that he witnessed the incident, he went three days after and was told by an officer whose name he could not recall; “we have a witness already”. Although he informed the Court that he lives about “five or six minutes” away from the police station he did not give a witness statement until the 27th of July, 2011 ten (10) months after the incident occurred. Norde suggested to him that he only came forward because he is a close friend of James’ brother and that he was insisted with information by the police to enable him to give his statement. He denied that suggestion but admitted that he saw a file named “Clement James” on a desk in the Portsmouth Police Station on 27th July, 2011 the same day he went in to give his statement, looked in the file and saw photographs of Clement James.He was asked by the jury why did he wait so long to come forward and he replied; “the incident was on my conscience and I wanted to see justice done because Clement James was not a person who had problems with anybody in Portsmouth”.Carlos Edwards who gave a witness statement to the police and allegedly assisted David St. Jean by holding Clement James’ feet during the incident, died on April 2nd, 2012 from information revealed in court by police constable Alvin Bazil who was responsible for serving the witness to attend the trial.Magistrate Ossie Lewis, who took the deposition of Carlos Edwards during the Preliminary Inquiry on 28th June, 2011 was called as a witness to read that evidence in Court. In that deposition Edwards told the Court that he witnessed the incident, saw both men exchange words, saw St. Jean cross over to where James was on the bridge, saw St. Jean hit James with the stick and later stab him with a knife, but did not indicate that he assisted St. Jean by holding his feet. The pathologist Dr. Penerio who examined the body of Clement James and conducted a post mortem report on 23rd September, 2010 left the country and was therefore not present at Court. Her report and evidence during the Preliminary Inquiry was read by Denise Tavernier a junior clerk at the Magistrate’s Court.Dr. Penerio stated in that report that James died of a “stab wound in the upper left arm” which could led to hypodermic shock, and “any sharp object could have caused the wound” with “moderate force”.Despite allegations that Clement James was a homosexual who had HIV Aids, Dr. Penerio when asked during the Preliminary Investigation by the defendant’s attorney said that no test was conducted to determine whether James was HIV positive or not.Police Constable Bartholomew Alie who received an anonymous report via telephone on 20th September, 2010 told the Court that about 4:15pm he went to the Indian River Bridge along with police constable Jackson J to respond to the report.There he saw a man lying in a pool of blood who was being attended to by a nurse in uniform with about “40 – 45 onlookers and traffic backed up on either side of the bridge”. He said he assisted his colleague in transporting the man to the Portsmouth Hospital where the man told him that his name was “Clement James”.The man then said; “I want water doc, I feeling weak, I want water doc” before he left the hospital.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Boxing: Wilder to face Fury for another rematch in July

first_imgWilder officially exercised his right to another fight against Fury and plan is to have it on July 18 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, US media reported Sunday night.“We received a letter from Wilder’s team on Friday night, and we agreed with the networks and the hotel that July 18 was the optimal date,” promoter Bob Arum told the Los Angeles Times newspaper.“We had a seamless promotion last time with Al Haymon, PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) and Fox. We look forward to working with them again.”The news comes a little over a week after Britain’s Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round of their heavyweight title rematch in Las Vegas.Despite clamor for a unification fight between Fury and fellow Briton Anthony Joshua, Wilder had been expected to exercise his contractual right for a rematch.Wilder also said this week that he would keep co-trainer Mark Breland in his corner, despite earlier hints that he was ready to part company with Breland, who threw in the towel in the seventh round of the loss to Fury.Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder are expected to square off for a third time in July at the MGM Grand in Las VegasRead Also: Hearn rejects £500m demand from Fury’s father to fight JoshuaBreland, a former Olympic and world champion, called a halt to the rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena after Wilder had been knocked down twice by Fury.Fury seized the World Boxing Council heavyweight title from Wilder, 14 months after the two fought to a dramatic split-decision draw in their first meeting in Los Angeles.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tyson Fury and dethroned world champion Deontay Wilder will stage the next leg of their fight trilogy in July at the Las Vegas venue where their rematch took place.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThis Muslim Woman Belongs To World’s 10 Strongest WomenThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest Reasons8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s DaughterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Artlast_img read more

Only 3 ‘cracker zones in city

first_imgFirecracker vendors must secure special permits from the Bureau of Fire Protection, from the Business Permits and Licensing Office of city hall, and from the Firearm and Explosive Office of the Police Regional Office 6 in Camp Delgado, says Senior Fire Officer 4 Aquilino Sampiano, chief of operation of the Iloilo City Fire Station. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – Firecracker andpyrotechnic vendors are allowed to sell in only three areas here this holidayseason – Circumferential Road C1 in Arevalo district, on the corner of the EastCoast Iloilo-Capiz Road and Circumferential Road in Jaro district, and alongMuelle Loney Street in the City Proper. * Watusi* Piccolo* Mother Rockets* Pillbox* Boga* Big Judah’s Belt* Big Bawang* Kwiton* Goodbye Philippines The firecracker selling will beallowed up to Dec. 31 only. * interior wall – Hardiflex The fire bureau identified eightfirecrackers that may be sold: Baby Rocket, Bawang, Small Triangulo, PullingStrings, Paper Caps, El Diablo, Judah’s Belt, and Sky Rocket.For pyrotechnics, the following are allowed: Sparklers, Luces, Fountain, JumboRegular and Special, Mabuhay, Roman Candles, Trompillo, Whistle Devices,Airwolf, and ButterflyMeanwhile, the following firecrackers and pyrotechnics are banned: Of these 71 vendors, 37 are for thefirecracker zone in Arevalo (Circumferential Road C1), 32 for the Jarofirecracker zone (corner of the East Coast Iloilo-Capiz Road andCircumferential Road) and two for the City Proper firecracker zone (MuelleLoney). “All kiosks must also display prominentlythe sign ‘No testing and no smoking’,” said Sampiano. * no electrical sockets allowed So far, according to Sampiano, 71firecracker and pyrotechnic vendors have secured permits but their number couldstill increase. Blasting firecrackers or pyrotechnicsto celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year is a Filipino tradition. Theloud sound created by the blast is believed to ward off evil spirits and badluck./PNcenter_img Vendors, however, must first securespecial permits from the Bureau of Fire Protection, from the Business Permitsand Licensing Office of city hall, and from the Firearm and Explosive Office ofthe Police Regional Office 6 in Camp Delgado. Vendors must follow the specificationsand requirements for kiosks, said Sampiano. These are the following: * must have a fire extinguisher, stockof water or sand * use only LED lights for illumination Vendors may set up kiosks in theseareas beginning Dec. 23, according to Senior Fire Officer 4 Aquilino Sampiano,chief of operation of the Iloilo City Fire Station. According to Sampiano, thesefirecrackers and pyrotechnics are too powerful, thus dangerous to publicsafety. * exterior wall – galvanized ironsheet * 4×2-meter area * cooking not allowedlast_img read more

Homeless man found living in luxury suite at Al Lang Stadium

first_imgPolice say a homeless man found his way into a luxury suite at a Florida soccer stadium and stayed there for two weeks.Daniel Neja, 39, was arrested Monday after a cleaning crew entered a suite at Al Lang Stadium and found razors, opened shaving cream containers and blankets, St. Petersburg police spokeswoman Yolanda Fernandez told the Tampa Bay Times.The stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Rowdies professional soccer team.According to an arrest affidavit, Neja had access to merchandise storage areas and stole more than $1,000 worth of clothing. Police said he also made entry into the food storage areas and consumed about $250 in drinks.Pinellas County jail records show that Neja faces charges of burglary and resisting an officer without violence. He remained in jail Friday in lieu of a $5,150 bond.last_img read more

Getting Shimron Hetmyer was icing on the cake, say DC

first_imgKolkata: Delhi Capitals (DC) on Thursday made significant moves in the 2020 IPL auction. Their most expensive buy was the flamboyant West Indian batsman Shimron Hetmyer at Rs 7.75 crore. They also acquired the World Cup-winning English duo Jason Roy and Chris Woakes at their base prices of Rs 1.50 crore, and Australian wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey for a price of Rs 2.4 crore. Speaking on his team’s four major buys in the IPL 2020 Auction, co-owner Parth Jindal said he is pleased with the business his side has done so far. “It has been a very dynamic, yet a super exciting Auction for the Delhi Capitals. We were pleasantly surprised to get Chris Woakes and Jason Roy for Rs 1.5 crore each, and then getting a player like Shimron Hetmyer was the icing on the cake. We also managed to get Alex Carey, who is a really exciting prospect for us,” he said. “With Roy, the good part was that he has played for Delhi before, and we felt that he has really developed in the last couple of years, and along with Hetmyer, he could be the x-factor for us at the top of the order,” he added. IANSAlso Read: Ton means a lot to me: Shimron Hetmyer Also Watch: AASU Rally Against CAA 2019 in Kokrajharlast_img read more

Guyana females flawless onopening day of Pan Am Qualifiers

first_img-Males book semi-final spot after victory against SVGGUYANA females started the Pan Am Games Caribbean Qualifiers (table tennis) with victories against St. Kitts and Nevis, and Barbados, while our male team bounced back from an opening defeat to Puerto Rico to beat St. Vincent and the Grenadines yesterday afternoon at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Our female team, captained by Trenace Lowe, has a legitimate chance of qualifying. This morning they will play Jamaica, before meeting the Dominican Republic in the afternoon session. If the females claim victories in both games, they will finish on top.The males are into the semi-finals. They are set to play the Dominican Republic this morning, while Puerto Rico will meet Barbados. The two winners will then clash in the final, to determine a male Caribbean representative at the Pan Am Games.GOOD CHANCEThe Brooklyn-based Lowe told the Guyana Chronicle that she is optimistic of a victory against Jamaica, but is aware of the strength of the Dominican Republic.“We have a good chance this year, but we expect a challenge from DR.” The 28-year-old added that the national team is strong and that the players have the experience needed to overcome their challengers.Joel Alleyne claimed two victories against SVG. He teamed up with Christopher Franklin in the doubles, before claiming a tense 3-2 singles victory to end the battle.In Guyana’s opening clash yesterday, Caribbean U-21 champion, Chelsea Edghill, and her teammate, Natalie Cummings, brushed aside the St. Kitts duo of Shania Harris and Shaniqua Esdaille 3-0 (11-4, 11-2 and 11-2), while Lowe then eased past Angelisa Freeman 11-4, 11-3 and 11-5, before Cummings whipped Esdaille 11-1, 11-2 and 11-4.Victory against Barbados was slightly more challenging. The US-based Edghill and Cummings defeated Anthonette Riley and Kenady King 3-0 (11-6, 11-9 and 11-6) in the doubles, while Lowe got the better of Janae Lewis 3-1 (11-9, 13-11, 12-14 and 11-5) and Cummings overpowered King 3-1 (11-3, 12-10, 7-11 and 11-2).In the other female games, Jamaica defeated Barbados 3-1, who later defeated St. Kitts and Nevis 3-0, while The Dominican Republic powered pass St Kitts and Nevis, and Jamaica via 3-0 scores.BOUNCE BACK The Guyana male team had no answer to the dominant Puerto Ricans. Christopher Franklin and Nigel Bryan lost to Daniel Gonzalez and Ricardo Jimenez 7-11, 6-11 and 5-11 in the doubles, while Caribbean U-21 male champion, Shemar Britton fell to Brian Afanador 9-11, 5-11 and 6-11 and Bryan lost to Jimenez 3-11, 7-11 and 4-11 in the singles.The home team bounced back to dominate the SVG, the other team in Group One, later in the day.Joel Alleyne, who replaced Bryan, and Franklin, teamed up to defeat Romano Spencer and Damion Dublin 3-1. The home team’s duo had little answers for Spencer’s spin early and fell 4-11, but the Guyanese relaxed in the second clash and played their natural game, which led to three straight victories 11-6, 11-6 and 11-7.Britton then showed flawless technique as he powered past Kavir Gaymes 3-0 (11-2, 11-9 and 11-2) before Alleyne closed out the game with a 3-2 (11-5, 11-4, 7-11, 9-11 and 11-5) win against Dublin.The 61st Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championships is scheduled to serve off tomorrow at the same venue.last_img read more

Corona ‘quarters’ on tonight

first_imgQUARTER finals for the Corona Fustal Tournament is set for this evening at the National Gymnasium.Future Stars will face West Front Road in the first game of the night, with Bent Street going up against California Square.Back Circle take on North-East La Penitence and Sparta Boss play Tiger Bay.Last week, the the cash incentives for the group stage of the Corona Futsal tournament were handed over.Giving brief comments, co-Director of the Petra Organisation, Troy Mendonca, contended that “the tournament has been good so far. All the teams are turning out early and I really want to commend all the players for being on time.”Back Circle (Group A), Future Stars (Group B) and Tiger Bay (Group C) walked away with $30 000 each for topping their respective groups.Sparta Boss (Group A), Bent Street (Group B) and West Front Road (Group C), carted off $20 000 for placing second in the groups, while California Square (Group A), Leopold Street (Group B) and North-East La Penitence (Group C) collected $15 000 for third place.Beacons (Group A), Mocha (Group B) and Tucville (Group C) got $10 000 each.last_img read more

Syracuse to play Minnesota in Texas Bowl

first_img Published on December 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse will play Minnesota in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 27 in Houston, the bowl officially announced on Sunday night.  The game will kick off at 6 p.m. in Reliant Stadium and will be broadcast on ESPN.“It is great to see an ACC-Big Ten matchup in a terrific bowl game,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said in a statement. “I couldn’t be happier for our senior class to have the opportunity to go to Texas and play a Big Ten school. One of the things I have enjoyed the most about this season is our seniors. They are tough kids who never give in. This is a perfect way for them to end their season and their Syracuse career – playing in their final game in an SU uniform in the Texas Bowl.”The Orange finished 6-6 (4-4 Atlantic Coast) with a last-minute scoring drive against Boston College in its finale on Nov. 30, but a bowl bid was not guaranteed. With 35 bowl games and 79 total eligible teams – including 11 from the ACC – SU could have been the first power-conference, bowl-eligible team to not play in the postseason since 2007.Instead, SU is on its way to its third bowl game in four years. The Orange will fill the Big 12’s spot in the Texas Bowl as not enough of the conference’s teams won six games. Syracuse’s $1.7 million payout will go into the ACC’s total bowl earnings and be divided equally among all members.“We are thrilled and honored to be selected for the Texas Bowl,” SU athletic director Daryl Gross said in a statement. “This reward for Coach Shafer, his staff and the hard-working student-athletes was earned through desire and dedication in the building of our football program. We look forward to the great experience that awaits all in the Syracuse family in Houston.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Gophers (8-4, 4-4 Big Ten) lost their last two games after winning eight of their first 10 to crack the Bowl Championship Series Top 25 poll. Quarterbacks Philip Nelson and Mitch Leidner share snaps for Minnesota and running back David Cobb paces the 34th-best rushing offense in the nation with 1,111 yards and seven touchdowns this season.First team All-Big Ten defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman leads the Gophers defense, which has allowed just 22.3 points per game this season — good for 27th nationally.Minnesota swept a home-and-home series against Syracuse in 2009 and 2012, and leads the all-time series 3-1. Last season, the Gophers beat SU 17-10 as Ryan Nassib and Co. were unable to put together a touchdown drive until only 46 seconds remained in regulation.The Orange has already played two Big Ten teams this season, losing to Penn State, 23-17, and Northwestern, 48-27, in its first two games of the year.SU returns to the Longhorn State for the first time since tying Texas, 21-21, on Sept. 18, 1993. The Orange also won its only national championship there, beating UT in the 1960 Cotton Bowl. Commentslast_img read more

Coleman misses No. 2 Syracuse’s win over North Carolina

first_imgDaJuan Coleman played three minutes in Syracuse’s previous game, but remained on the bench for the entirety of the No. 2 Orange’s 57-45 win against North Carolina on Saturday in Syracuse.Coleman said he would probably need a full week of practice to get back on the court full time. He had that leading up to the game against the Tar Heels, but head coach Jim Boeheim played it safe and left him on the sideline throughout.“DaJuan has practiced,” he said. “He looks a little better, more mobile. He’s probably got to get a few days of practice before we can see exactly what he can do.”With the forward out of the starting lineup, SU (16-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) called upon Jerami Grant to make his fourth straight start and once again shifted Rakeem Christmas to the middle of the SU zone against UNC (10-6, 0-3).Much of the 32,121-person crowd that arrived at the Carrier Dome early got a chance to watch Coleman participate in warm-ups. Like he did before the Virginia Tech game, the sophomore participated fully, although he did wear a brace on his left leg and appeared to favor his right leg. But for the third time in four games, Coleman did not play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has a quick turnaround before facing Boston College on Monday at 9 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, Mass., but it leaves enough time for a bit more treatment for the Orange’s ailing forward.Coleman’s fellow big men — Christmas and Baye Moussa Keita — have played well in his absence. Syracuse used just seven players to cruise past North Carolina anyway, but Coleman’s return would further flesh out an improving center position for the Orange.“DaJuan’s looking great,” SU guard Trevor Cooney said. “I think his knee is looking better and stronger. He’ll be back to the old DaJuan before you know it.” Comments Published on January 11, 2014 at 5:02 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Scathing attack on Tipp County Board.

first_imgSpeaking on last nights Extra Time programme here on Tipp FM Sean Fogarty claimed the decision was made without consultation. Former Munster Council Chairman Sean Fogarty of Moyne Templeuohy has launched a blistering attack on the Tipperary County Board.Moyne Templetuohy won this years County Intermediate Hurling championship which would ordinarily qualify them to represent Tipperary in the Munster Intermediate Club championship.However, the County Board declined the opportunity to put a team forward for that competition much to the annoyance of Moyne Templetuohy who appealed that decision and had a hearing last Sunday morning with the Disputes Resolution Authority. That appeal was rejected after an email that was sent by the county board to the Munster Council in late October came to light.last_img read more