Archive for August 21st, 2015

West Bay rape suspect claims innocence

West Bay rape suspect claims innocence

| 21/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Andre Chase (22) from West Bay has denied the rape of a woman and an aggravated burglary in connection with a violent home invasion last month. Arraigned via video-link between HMP Northward and the courthouse Friday morning, Chase was emphatic as he pleaded not guilty to bursting into the woman’s home in the Town […]

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Suckoo defends motion, apologises for offence

Suckoo defends motion, apologises for offence

| 21/08/2015 | 152 Comments

(CNS): Backbench MLA Alva Suckoo has apologised for offending anyone with the comments he made in the Legislative Assembly last week during the controversial debate on the preservation of marriage but has taken aim at the chair of the Human Rights Commission, James Austin-Smith, and the letter he sent to the premier Thursday. Suckoo claims […]

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Cops arrest attempted murder suspect

Cops arrest attempted murder suspect

| 21/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 22-year-old man from East End has been arrested by police on suspicion of attempted murder following a fight on the beach in the early hours of Friday morning. Police were called to a disturbance on the beach in front of Snooze Lane, George Town, at about 2:25am in which a 25-year-old man received […]

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Viewpoint: New hope? No chance.

Viewpoint: New hope? No chance.

| 21/08/2015 | 34 Comments

101 writes:For the past two or three political terms, just before the elections, we hear talk about a very popular ‘what if’. What if we could secure the election of a few younger/more progressive legislators in the LA? That might change the way things work. After all, these potential new persons have watched on the […]

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Brothers deny gang killing

Brothers deny gang killing

| 21/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two brothers from George Town, Osbourne Douglas (28) and Justin Ramoon (23), both denied murdering Jason Powery (20) in a suspected gang-related shooting last month outside a George Town bar. Standing in the dock in Grand Court on Friday morning, the men pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder and possession of an […]

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Robbery suspects alibis clash

Robbery suspects alibis clash

| 21/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The second of the three men currently on trial accused of an armed stick-up at a Grand Harbour liquor store last Christmas took to the witness stand Thursday and denied being one of the gang of four men involved. Bron Webb (22) from George Town said that when the Blackbeard’s robbery happened, he was […]

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Governor relaxed over increased LA costs

Governor relaxed over increased LA costs

| 21/08/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The additional costs the country will incur when, or if, government adopts the recommendations of the Electoral Boundary Commission to increase the number 0f seats in the LA to nineteen need to be weighed against the advantages, Governor Helen Kilpatrick said when she received the report from the EBC Thursday. So far, the even […]

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Fight breaks out at GT barber shop

Fight breaks out at GT barber shop

| 21/08/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Three men were arrested Wednesday following a fight at a barber shop, in which two of the men sustained various injuries. The police were called to the Beauty Salon and Barber Shop on Shedden Road at about 5:45pm yesterday. One of the men received cuts from “a sharp bladed instrument” and another received a […]

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