Newtown duo charged with assaulting each other

A supervisor of Survival Supermarket and a stall owner were charged with unlawfully assaulting each other, among other charges when they appeared at the Georgetown’s Magistrate Court yesterday before Magistrate Judy Latchman in Court 3.

Andrew Fernandes, 18, of 157 D’Andrade Street, Newtown, Kitty, who said he was a supervisor at Survival Supermarket pleaded not guilty to threatening behaviour to Derrick Hall on November 10.

Meanwhile, Hall, 24, of 207 Da Silva Street was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm to Fernandes on November 10. He pleaded guilty with explanation.

Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunte stated that Fernandes was arguing with Hall when Hall pulled out a cutlass and threatened to chop him.

Hall then explained to the court that after he argued with Fernandes he proceeded to go to his father’s home.

“On my way to my dad house, I see he coming cussing to me and I look around and see a 2 x 2 wood and struck he with it,” Hall said. “After dat he come back with he mom and father and dey try holing me down, so dey son could beat me.’’

Magistrate Latchman then changed Hall’s guilty plea to not guilty and placed him on $60,000 bail, while Fernandes was placed on $30,000 bail.

The matter will continue on November 20 at Court 10.

Comments  

Quarter-final curse fells Nadal again as Cilic advances

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal’s Australian Open quarter-final curse struck again on Tuesday, an injury forcing the top seed to retire in the fifth set against Croatia’s Marin Cilic.

Hundreds more sugar workers to be laid off

Several hundred more sugar workers are expected to be laid off from the Skeldon, Rose Hall, and East Demerara estates by next month and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) yesterday urged that the decision be reviewed.

Order signed for setting up of telecoms agency

The commencement order establishing the Telecommunications Agency was signed last Friday, in anticipation of the liberalisation of the telecoms sector, Minister of Public Tele-communications Cathy Hughes announced yesterday.

Soesdyke woman gets 4 years, $14M fine over cocaine in ceiling

Nickela Craig-Singh, the woman who was arrested last Friday after the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) found over 10 pounds of cocaine in the ceiling of her Soesdyke home, was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison and fined over $14 million after pleading guilty to possession of the drug.

Public Information Director regrets Facebook criticism of Indian descent conference

Almost two weeks after he made a Facebook post in which he questioned whether the Indian High Commission was interfering in Guyana’s internal affairs, Director of Public Information Imran Khan yesterday said that he regretted the “furore” his post created and admitted that it should have benefitted from “greater elegance or not have been made”.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×