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.


Cash-strapped GuySuCo to sell land to CH&PA

Facing a cash crunch, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will be selling land to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced yesterday, while noting that the corporation has sought a bailout to the tune of $2 billion.

Children to be given priority in post-hurricane evacuation efforts

Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix yesterday announced that priority will be given to children in evacuation efforts organized by the Guyana Government to assist Guyanese who remain on hurricane-affected islands, as there remains the risk of an epidemic in some cases.

Four years’ jail for woman nabbed with cocaine at CJIA

A 59-year-old woman was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison and fined $6.5 million after she pleaded guilty to the possession of five pounds of cocaine, which she was trying to sneak on board a flight to New York.

Constitutional compliance needed, not reform – Nandlall

At present the need for constitutional compliance trumps the need for constitutional reform in Guyana.

Cabinet okays proposal to regularise school sweepers, cleaners

Cabinet has approved a recommendation from Minister of Social Protection Amna Ally for the regularisation of the employment of sweepers/cleaners, particularly those attached to public schools, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said yesterday.

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