Quartet granted bail over Linden break-in

Three men and a minor, who allegedly broke and entered the dwelling house and business place of another and stole over $3 million in items were yesterday released on $175,000 bail each, when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The allegations against Keshawn Joseph, 21; Rawle Hinds, 26; Clevroy Johnson, 18, and the minor  is that between February 11 and 12, at Wisroc, Linden, they broke and entered the dwelling house of Mark Cottom and stole items totalling $1,600,000.

It is also alleged that between February 11 and 12, at Wisroc, Linden, they stole other items totalling $2,450,000 property of Mark Cottom.
The men denied both charges when they were read to them by Magistrate Sueanna Lovell.

Attorney-at-law Dexter Todd who represented the defendants said that his clients discovered the articles in an abandoned house.
Counsel further stated the defendants are well known in their area and have fixed places of abode.

He added that his clients fully cooperated with the police officers pertaining to the matters and some of the articles were recovered.

After listening to submissions, the presiding magistrate granted the defendants pre-trial liberty in the sum of $75,000 for the break and entering charge and $100,000 for the simple larceny charge.

The matter will continue on February 27.


Charlestown shop owner shot during altercation

The police say they are investigating a shooting incident which occurred about 11:20 am today at Leopold and Breda streets, Charlestown during which shop owner, Jacqueline Lagnah, 55, of 83 Leopold and Breda streets, sustained two suspected gunshot injuries to her lower back.

Wave of looting shutters stores, spreads fear in Venezuela

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela,  (Reuters) – A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes, stirring fear that the turmoil could spread to the capital Caracas.

NY man gets 41 years for killing Guyanese girl

Taariq Stephens (New York Daily News photo) A Brooklyn man got a 41-year maximum prison sentence yesterday for killing a 16-year-old Guyanese girl who authorities said rejected his advances.

Debutant Ngidi leads South Africa to series victory v India

PRETORIA,  (Reuters) – Debutant Lungi Ngidi took six wickets as South Africa defeated India by 135 runs to claim victory in the second test in Pretoria today and also win the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match contest.

T&T judge grants injunction stopping highway project

(Trinidad Guardian) Environmental activist group Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) has obtained an interim injunction barring the Government from continuing work on the first phase of the $400M Churchill Roosevelt Highway Extension to Manzanilla.

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