CANU ranks testify in trial of baker and wife

first_imgGanja in gas bottles caseThe trial of Tucville, Georgetown baker Colin Denny, 37, and his 35-year-old common-law partner Malika Softleigh continued at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where two ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) testified to what they did in relation to discovering 57.9 grams of marijuana the couple allegedly trafficked.The baker and his spouse are currently out on $400,000 bail for possession of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking, which Police said was committed betweenBaker Colin Denny and his common-law wife, Malika SoftleighNovember 14 and November 15 at Lot 6 C Tucville Terrace. Denny and Softleigh are represented by Attorney-at-Law James Bond in a matter being heard by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman.CANU Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford called the two witnesses to stand on Wednesday. The first witness testified to being part of a search party on November 15, 2017 which conducted the operation at Tucville. He noted that he was the photographer.The male rank, who has several years of service, informed the court that no one was home at the time of the operation and noted that CANU ranks later found three white gas bottles after searching the property. He noted that the bottles were checked via a sound test and they produced a hollow sound. The CANU officer observed that the bottles were taken by another officer to the Unit’s headquarters where further inspection was conducted.He told Magistrate Latchman that on November 26, 2017, he printed 36 photographs which included images of the house, the cutting of the bottles, and the extraction and weighing of the suspected narcotics. The photographs were tendered and marked as exhibits, and the rank identified and provided descriptions of the photos he took. According to reports, the cylinders were open and mud was found stuffed into the bottom with black plastic. The case continues at Court Three on April 23, 2018.last_img read more

World’s 1st fair for divorce fails to draw crowds

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Detectives were ready to catch a spouse in the act, mediators to help ease the pain of separation, a laboratory to conduct paternity tests, and, of course, lawyers to do everything else. So where were all those in struggling marriages? The Austrian capital would seem a good venue for the event, with its 66-percent divorce rate, near the top for European cities. The country itself has a rate of more than 50 percent. In the United States, the rate is thought to be between 40 and 45percent. But only a few dozen clients meandered through the two conference rooms of a downtown luxury hotel in the space of an hour, and bemused exhibitors were kept busy mostly by TV crews lining up to interview them. “It doesn’t matter,” said real estate agent Christian Novotny, there to offer advice on how to sell homes for splitting couples – or to buy ones for new singles. “Tomorrow’s another day.” “Too many cameras,” said Berhard Spernern, one of the few at the event hoping for a divorce. “I think that’s part of the problem – a lot of people don’t want to be seen or be photographed here.” Spernern said he was happy to have come nonetheless, saying a talk with a lawyer was helpful in letting him know that he has an automatic right to divorce after a three-year separation. And he said he would suggest to his spouse – who he said does not want to end their marriage – to join him in mediating their dispute with one of the experts he made contact with here. Most of the 16 firms with stands at the fair offered standard divorce fare – legal services, private investigations, mediation and conflict management. But some catered to more unusual needs. “Many people come to us when they are already in the middle of divorce proceedings,” said Susanna Haas, whose $600 DNA analysis promises to end bickering about why the little one does not look like daddy. “Proof of parenthood can play an important role in divorces.” In the next room, Isabella Stozek, whose “Hairdreams” offered hair extensions, volume treatments, highlights and other regimens, said such makeovers were important to women looking for a new look to accompany their new start. “They want to leave their old lives behind, and how better to do that than with these?” she says, sweeping her hand over a display of wigs, ponytails and braids. At a stand close by, brochures for “MyDates” promised those interested a chance to “meet 25 singles in two hours.” Even the Roman Catholic Church got into the mix, with a stand to offer advice for newly single parents, and social workers from the city of Vienna were ready to counsel women in sudden need. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By George Jahn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VIENNA, Austria – In a city where “I do” often turns into “I want out,” a fair for those wanting to untie the knot seemed a sure hit. But journalists easily outnumbered those looking for advice on how to end their marriages on Saturday, the first day of what was billed as the world’s first divorce fair. last_img read more

THE MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES SCANDAL – JARLA’S VIEW

first_imgTHE MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES SCANDAL – JARLA’S VIEW was last modified: February 11th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:JarlaMagdalene Laundrieslast_img