A drinking spree, which turned deadly last week, saw a teenager being remanded to jail after he was charged with the capital offence of murder.Ronell Henry, 19, of Koriabo, Barima, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini) appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The prosecution is contending that on February 5 at Koriabo, Barima in the North West District, he unlawfully killed Orlando Joseph, 26, using an arrow and bow.According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, Henry was in the company of his mother and others, imbibing when an argument ensued between the Henry and Joseph at about 15:30h. The prosecutor contended that the argument escalated and Henry armed himself with a bow and arrow and shot the farmer in the upper region of his body.Joseph was taken to the Mabaruma Public Hospital where he was treated but later that day succumbed to his to his injury.
…candidates to be given equal opportunityBy Shemuel FanfairOne month after former Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud retired from the Guyana Police Force, his replacement will soon be determined as measures are afoot to facilitate the process.In an interview with Guyana Times on Wednesday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon confirmed that the process to find a substantive replacement has begun.“For the question of appointing a Commissioner of Police… I will say yes theActing Police Commissioner David Ramnarineprocess has been kick-started and that work is going on in that regard,” the Minister disclosed.When questioned if acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine is being considered for the post of most senior Police Officer, Harmon by his response hinted that others may be in the running to head the law-enforcement body.“There is a process and it will basically give others an equal opportunity,” he stressed.However, Section 210 of Chapter 1:01 of the Constitution of Guyana outlines that there must be meaningful consultations with the Opposition Leader and Chairperson of the PSC.“The Commissioner of Police and every Deputy Commissioner of Police shall be appointed by the President acting after meaningful consultation with the Leader of the Opposition and Chairperson of the Police Service Commission after the Chairperson has consulted with the other members of the Commission,” the relevant section of the Constitution read.Legal minds have interpreted that this section signals that the President is notMinister of State, Joseph Harmonbound by the Opposition Leader or the PSC’s input; suggesting that the President could “hand-pick” a Joint Services rank of his choice.“If the office of Commissioner of Police is vacant or if the holder thereof is for any reason unable to perform the functions of his or her office, a person may be appointed to act in that office and the provisions of the preceding paragraph shall apply to such an appointment as they apply to the appointment of a person to hold that office…” the supreme law of Guyana further noted.While it is still unclear as to who will take up the top post, Minister Harmon hinted last year at the possibility that a female could assume the position of Commissioner of Police. When he had been asked whether Assistant Police Commissioner Paul Williams was likely to take up the mantle, the Minister of State had observed that female officers are also to be considered when deciding on a Police Commissioner.“You don’t just look at the male ranks in the Police Force, we have female officers as well. And therefore, if it is that a female officer is to be the person, then so be it.”
The Green Commandos had a good start when Kevington Machika broke the deadlock heading home from inside the box, but they had to make with some nervous moments after Aaron Nyagaka equalized for the Homabay based side.Nonetheless, Kakamega managed to hold on to the draw to book a semis date with Nairobi’s Dagoretti High School who topped Pool A after playing to a 0-0 draw with Shimba Hills.Kakamega coach Brendan Mwinamo was pleased with the result despite having to work though it under tension with Ringa constantly attacking after going level.“It was a tough match because Ringa is also a very good team and they showed that today. We had some small mistakes and we also failed to take our chances. But the most important thing is that we are through and we will correct our mistakes against Dagoretti,” the tactician noted.St. Anthony finished top of Group B after beating Kathungi 2-0 and they will now meet Olbolosat in the semi-finals after the Central Region team hammered Tarbaj 5-1 to squeeze past Shimba on goal difference.St. Antony players celebrate Geoffrey Onyancha’s goal during the National Secondary School Games tie against Kathungi at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSt. Antony’s were a class above Kathungi and should have won the game by a bigger margin had they been more efficient with their chances.In the 16th minute, Titus Kapchanga had a chance to break the deadlock when he was picked out by a pass from Ian Simiyu but his effort was well saved by the Kathungi keeper for a corner.On the other end, Kathungi’s best chance of the half fell on Suleiman Gudo who went for the spectacular with a volley from distance which was turned behind for a corner by the keeper.At the stroke of half time, St. Antony broke the deadlock. Geoffrey Onyancha scored from the penalty spot after Anthony Karabu handled inside the box.Five minutes into the second half, St. Antony took the game to safe distance with Moses Mudavadi’s well struck freekick from range bouncing infront of the keeper and evading his grasp.Action between St. Antony’s and Kathungi during the National Secondary School Games at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe two goal lead added some shot of confidence into St. Antony’s and they went on attack after attack, keeper Julius Kyalo doing well to thwart. The shot stopper twice had to be at his best to save from James Kibande and Onyancha.Elsewhere, the girls’ tournament will have a new champion after holders Wiyeta were dumped out following a 0-0 draw with Arch Bishop Njenga. The latter went through as group winners having won the opening two games.Kwale Girls who yesterday beat Wiyeta 1-0 progressed after hammering Matuu Girls 10-0 to finish second in the group with six points.For Friday’s semi-finals, Arch Bishop Njenga will square out with Nginda Girls who finished second in the other group while surprise package Kwale will take on Nyanza’s Kobala.Semi final pairings:Boys: Kakamega High School v Dagoretti High School, St. Anthony’s Boys v OlbolosatGirls: Arch Bishop Njenga v Nginda Girls, Kwale Girls v Kobala0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Action between Kakamega High School and Ringa Boys during the National Secondary School Games at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 26- Multiple National Secondary School Games boys football champions Kakamega High School survived a scare from Ringa Boys to qualify for the semi-final of this year’s edition despite being held to a 1-1 draw by the Nyanza region representatives in Eldoret on Thursday afternoon.Heading into the last round of group matches at the Hill School, Kakamega needed just a point to progress to the semis while Ringa needed a win to progress to the last four.