Parika rape accused placed on $150,000 bail

The man accused of brutally raping a 21-year-old mother of one was yesterday granted $150,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magis-trate’s Court.

Kelvin Lanferman, of Parika, East Bank Essequibo, is accused of raping the young woman on November 22, at the Parika Backdam.

He will make his second court appearance on February 19, 2015.

Lanferman, a former employee of the Transport & Harbours Department (T&HD), was fired after he was accused of raping the young woman.

The woman had related how she was battered and bruised and there was evidence of the man’s semen on her body when she escaped from his car and sought refuge from a patrol from the Parika Police Station. She was fearful that the crime committed against her may have not seen the light of day because of the fact that the man has a relative in the police force and a senior functionary at the T&HD had suggested that the matter be “worked out.” In addition, she was concerned at the manner in which she was treated by the policewoman investigating the report and, more importantly, that the police made her do two medicals—one right after the incident and the second after she would have taken a bath.


Chatelal forgives Yorke as loan repaid

(Trinidad Guardian)  “Dwight, I forgive you.” So stated reigning Chutney Soca Monarch Neval Chatelal in an open letter to former T&T and Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke yesterday, following the repayment of a $250,000 loan.

Happy 48th!

Fireworks in the background this morning after the Golden Arrowhead was hoisted at D’Urban Park marking the 48th anniversary of the country’s Republican status.

Exxon contract final -Harmon

The controversial Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) signed between the government and ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary and partners is final and will not be subject to any changes, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said yesterday.

NIS re-examining investment in Berbice Bridge, GM says

General Manager Holly Greaves yesterday said the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is re-examining its investment in the Berbice Bridge after dismal returns over the past few years.

CARICOM staffer shot, robbed after bank withdrawal

A gunman yesterday afternoon shot and robbed a senior CARICOM Secreta-riat employee after he left the Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited branch at Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD), in what is the most recent attack on the bank’s customers.

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