A family of three of Grandbay and a Guadeloupe national have been jointly charged for 13 firearm related offences.

first_imgLocalNews A family of three of Grandbay and a Guadeloupe national have been jointly charged for 13 firearm related offences. by: – August 16, 2011 Tweet Share 28 Views   no discussions In photo: an Ak-47. Photo credit: ak-103.com (This is not the actual pistol which was seized)Sixty-nine year old Louis Gregoire, his thirty-six year old brother Aaron Gregoire and his thirty-two year old son Levi Gregoire of Back Street, Grand Bay were charged with thirty-seven year old Suzelle Gama of Guadeloupe when they appeared before the Magistrate’s Court in Roseau on Monday. They were charged for being in the possession of a prohibited weapon namely 1 AK-47, possession of certain ammunition to wit 9 rounds of 30-30 ammunition; possession of 1 spent shell of 5.56 ammunition; possession of 2 rounds of .45 ammunition; possession of 1 silver pistol slide marked “PA-Italy” model #8686; possession of 2 pistol magazines; possession of one .32 pistol; possession of certain ammunition namely, 1 round of .32 ammunition; possession of 2 rounds of .380 ammunition; possession of certain ammunition namely 3 rounds of 5.56 ammunition; possession of 2 rounds of 12 gauge ammunition, possession of 2 rounds 16 gauge ammunition and the possession of 2 rounds of 20 gauge ammunition.The accused all pleaded not guilty and were granted bail. They also chose to have their matter heard in the Magistrate’s Court as opposed to the High Court when asked by Magistrate Evelina Baptiste.Levi Gregoire was bailed for $32, 000.00 with two sureties, and was ordered to report to the Grand Bay Police Station every Wednesday between 7am and 7pm and surrender his passport and travel documents to the Police immediately.Louis Gregoire, who was granted bail over the weekend in the amount of $30,000.00, had his bail conditions varied due to his medical condition. He is to report to the Grand Bay Police Station every other Monday between 7am and 7pm and surrender his passport and all travel documents to the Police immediately.Aaron Gregoire was also granted bail over the weekend in the amount of $35, 000.00, and was ordered to report to the Grand Bay Police Station every Monday between 7am and 7pm and surrender his passport and all travel documents immediately.Suzelle Gama, a Guadeloupe resident was also granted bail over the weekend in the amount of $25, 000.00 and also ordered to report to the Grandbay Police Station every Monday from 7am to 7pm and surrender her passport and travel documents to police immediately.They all were given up to 1pm today to surrender all travel documents to police or else bail will be revoked. Trial will be heard on 21st November, 2011.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Police, Grove Hi-Tech secure wins in Turbo football

first_imgPOLICE and Kuru Kuru FC are into the semi-finals of this year’s Turbo knockout football tournament, following contrasting wins in the quarterfinals last evening.At the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue there were many surprises in store for the spectators.The Police side, although they were the better team on the night, struggled to find the back of the net, due to some excellent goalkeeping.Raul Haynes 40th-minute goal for Police was the only one scored in the clash, but the game could have easily gone into extra time if the Kuru Kuru side had scored a penalty awarded to them.Nonetheless, the boys in blue move into the next round and can now relax until next week.On the other hand, the Grove Hi-Tech guys were conducting steady raids on the goal of their Georgetown opponents Pele FC.Domini Garrett was the chief in this regard, scoring first in the 7th minute before Denzil Crawford sent the Grove side 2-0 up.Garrett returned to add his second on the resumption in the 59th minute, nailing the coffin shut on a dismal performance by the Pele side.Matches continue tonight with Camptown FC against Silver Shattas and Pouderoyen against Mahaica Determinators.Matches commence at 18:30hrs.last_img read more

Poverty decreased to 15% in Guyana

first_imgGuyana has successfully combated poverty, dropping to figures to 15 per cent. This is according to International Development Adviser to the United Nations on Poverty, Dr Naresh Singh, during the recording of ‘The Factor’ hosted by Neaz Subhan, to be aired on Television Guyana (TVG) Channel 28 at 20:00h tonight.According to the expert, Guyana has been successful in reducing poverty from about 28 per cent in 1992 to roughly 18 per cent in 2006. Singh asserted that with sound technical advice, it is believed that Guyana in 10 years time can be able to ‘fix’ the poverty problem with the creation of an inter-ministerial body.Guyana has two poverty lines – extreme poverty and moderate poverty.Extreme poverty which is also a global poverty line, is define as people who live one less than US$1.25 a day, people who do not get enough food for normal functioning of everyday life.Moderate poverty is defined in Guyana as people living on US$1.75 which is G$350 per day. Both type of poverty have been majorly affecting persons living in the hinterland regions, especially Amerindians.However, as Guyana successfully continues to fight the issue of poverty, effort to alleviate the scourge appears relentless globally also.According to the Singh, the UN has been able to mobilise resources to help fight poverty. It has established global goals such as the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) which ended in 2015. The world has made tremendous success in reducing poverty over the years by using the Millennium Development Goal.MDG was established in 2002 based on the year 2000 Millennium Declaration where all world’s leader got together at the United Nations General Assembly.Their number one goal was to reduce extreme poverty by 50 per cent by the year 2015 which the world was successful in achieving. However, even as the reduction was seen globally, not all countries achieved a reduction.So currently, the 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) has been formulated, where nations would come together to achieve goals set by the UN.Seventeen goals were agreed upon by the United Nations last year and the UN is now mobilising the countries to work towards those goals. “So my task in the meeting will be to draw all the lessons I have learned, what countries have done… [what] worked and not worked, to help them influence the way the Sustainable Development Goals will be shaped,” Singh relayed.The United Nations stands firm in its commission to have poverty eradicated.last_img read more