Miner charged for attempting to kill brother

first_imgA 25-year-old miner was on Monday hauled before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and charged with attempting to kill his brother with an arrow and bow after his brother threw alcohol in their mother’s face.Young Williams was not required to plea to the indictable charge when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday.It is alleged that on January 26, 2019, at Waramadong Village, Upper Mazaruni, he wounded Jamal Williams with intent to commit murder.According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, on January 26 the accused along with his other brothers were at their mother’s home imbibing when the accused threw alcohol in their mother’s face.Prosecutor Mansfield informed the court that a fight ensued between the brothers and the accused left the Waramadong home. He subsequently returned with an arrow and bow and shot his brother to his chest.Further, the prosecution is contending that the victim is in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital. The prosecutor asked for bail to be refused. The prosecution’s submissions were upheld by the Magistrate. The case will continue on March 19, 2019, at the Kamarang Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

GOALS WIN GAMES – HEARTBREAK FOR BUNDORAN AS THEY LOSE ULSTER FINAL

first_imgGAA: GOALS WIN GAMES – it’s an old cliché used often in sporting terms – but it was a very relevant phrase to describe today’s Ulster IFC final between Bundoran and Loughinisland at Owenbeg.As the game entered the last five minutes the game was all level but TWO late goals suckered punched Bundoran to leave them devastated. The game was played in what can only be described as absolutely atrocious conditions.Loughinisland didn’t score for the first FORTY minutes and didn’t score a point from play.Loughisland scored a goal after just two minutes which stunned Bundoran and added a point shortly after from a free.Bundoran responded with four scores without reply to go in level at the break. Substitute Jamie Brennan fired Bundoran in-front before another goal stunned the sea-siders.Bundoran’s response was excellent and they kicked two brilliant points to level the game up.They were completely on top for large periods of the match – but wasteful kicking was a recurring problem for Bundoran.Then TWO late, late goals left them stunned and ensured Loughinisland would take the IFC Ulster crown back to Down.Next up for Bundoran is a promotion/relegation play-off match with Four Masters next weekend. GOALS WIN GAMES – HEARTBREAK FOR BUNDORAN AS THEY LOSE ULSTER FINAL was last modified: November 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more

Gov’t Looks to Enhance Tourism in Lucea

first_img “Lucea is very much on our radar, and the Lucea port is very important,” said Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, during a recent tour of the US$5.7-million Hampden Wharf Development Project in Falmouth, Trelawny. The Government has set sights on Lucea in Hanover as it looks to develop the resort centres across the island. The Government has set sights on Lucea in Hanover as it looks to develop the resort centres across the island.“Lucea is very much on our radar, and the Lucea port is very important,” said Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, during a recent tour of the US$5.7-million Hampden Wharf Development Project in Falmouth, Trelawny.“The Prime Minister and I have had long discussions about Lucea and, in short order, I believe that we will be visiting Lucea in relation to some ideas about building out a stronger tourism experience in the town,” he added.He said that focus will be placed on the rehabilitation of historic sites, including Fort Charlotte, and establishing new attractions.Senior Public Education Officer at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Ava Tomlinson (third right), conducts a bird-watching session with teachers from 20 primary schools at the Portland Bight Discovery Centre. The activity formed part of the 2018 Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF).Minister Bartlett noted that Fort Charlotte “is beautifully positioned in terms of a vantage point to (one) of the largest hotels in that region, Grand Palladium. Fort Charlotte is a dream ready to be made a reality, and we are excited about it. So I want to say that in the whole business of reimagining the (tourist) destinations, Lucea is definitely on the cards”.Minister Bartlett said the planned construction of a bypass for Lucea will open up new avenues for tourism expansion.“When the bypass road comes Lucea is going to become a discreet community for which we can now build out a number of the cultural assets that are there and to highlight the unique values of Lucea,” he noted.The Hampden Wharf Development Project includes construction of Jamaica’s first artisan village, which is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2019/20 winter tourist season. Story Highlights “The Prime Minister and I have had long discussions about Lucea and, in short order, I believe that we will be visiting Lucea in relation to some ideas about building out a stronger tourism experience in the town,” he added.last_img read more