Armed bandits rob contractor

first_imgThe Police are on the hunt for two men who reportedly executed a brazen robbery on a contractor moments after arriving at his Independence Boulevard, La Penitence, Georgetown home on Sunday evening.In that ordeal, which occurred at about 23:30h, 39-year-old Eon Soloman was relieved of one gold chain worth close to $500,000, and two mobile phones. Two males, who respectively were armed with a knife and a handgun, are said to be the perpetrators.According to reports received, Soloman had parked his motorcar in his yard, and was about to close his gate when the two men confronted him. They held him at gunpoint and instructed him to hand over his valuables. Without hesitation, and fearing for his life, Soloman handed over the items to the men, who made good their escape on foot.The Police were subsequently summoned and the area was searched, but no one was arrested. Police investigations are, however, continuing.last_img read more

Prisoner places call to 911

first_img…allegedly threatens to assassinate PresidentRanks of the Guyana Police Force are investigating a call that was allegedly placed at the Emergency 911 system by an inmate of the Lusignan Prison who has allegedly threatened to assassinate President David Granger.This was confirmed by Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, who further stated that the prisoner is being questioned by police.President David GrangerContacted earlier today, Samuels explained that the police are still to ascertain if the caller had used the prison’s phone or a mobile phone.The prisoner, identified as Alim Ally, reportedly made the call and told the person at the other end of the line that he would kill the President when he gets out of prison.Ally was convicted for assault, and is serving a two-year sentence. However, Samuels noted that the matter would be investigated thoroughly.Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine told media operatives that Police ranks had made significant progress in the investigation, but he refused to divulge any further details. He nevertheless stated that the police are continuing to investigate the matter.Earlier in the year, Andriff Gillard had alleged that he was offered $7 million to assassinate the Guyanese Head of State.He had accused popular Grove, East Bank Demerara businessman Nizam Khan of being the mastermind. After Gillard’s appearance on a television newscast, an investigation was launched.After weeks of continuous probe, the President himself requested that a Commission of Inquiry be launched into the merits of the accusation. Almost two months after, the findings were presented to the President with several recommendations.However, the inquiry found that the story told by Gillard was not corroborated.last_img read more

Dwight Yorke tells talkSPORT: ‘Give ME the Aston Villa job!’

first_imgAston Villa legend Dwight Yorke believes he is the ideal man to take charge at Villa Park following the departure of Tim Sherwood.Former Tottenham coach Sherwood was axed as boss after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea left the Villans bottom of the Premier League table.The 46-year-old oversaw just six wins out of 23 matches in charge – the shortest spell of any permanent Aston Villa manager.Brendan Rodgers, David Moyes and former Lyon boss Remi Garde have all been linked with the vacancy, but Yorke has urged the club to give him a chance.The ex-Villa and Manchester United striker claims his intimate knowledge of the Midlands outfit will help him turn the Villans’ season around, despite his lack of managerial experience.“People are going to say I’m crazy for putting my name in the hat,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “But I’ve been involved in football for a very long time and, having played for Aston Villa for ten years, I’ve looked at the club and seen the direction they’re heading in – it’s a dire situation.“Yes, Tim was sacked yesterday and that’s very sad, but it’s a situation that’s been ongoing for around five years now.“You look at the way Villa have spent their time in the Premier league, avoiding relegation just by the skin of their teeth. They’re bottom of the league now and it’s a very worrying time for the club.“You look at their squad and think they should be doing much better than they did under Tim, but the most worrying thing is that their main rivals in the table, the likes of Leicester, West Brom and Stoke, they all have better squads and for me that is absolutely crazy!“Aston Villa are supposed to be the biggest club in the Midlands, but they’re nowhere near. They think they are a big club but the reality is that Villa, certainly in the last five or six years, have been deteriorating rapidly and that’s why they’re at the bottom of the table.“People will say I don’t have any experience, but we’ve seen people with experience go in there and struggle to do a job. I know that club inside out and I’ve looked at the squad, there’s enough in there to get them out in this position and there’s enough time as well.“It’s whether the owners are prepared to give an aspiring young manager an opportunity.”Yorke believes he offers his former side something the other managers currently available do not.The ex-frontman, who was discovered in the West Indies by then-manager Graham Taylor and went on to score close to 100 goals in over 250 appearances for Villa, says his passion for the club and relationship with the fans will help bring a ‘spark’ back to Villa Park.He added: “You look at the managers available now, it’s a merry-go-round. In the 30 years I’ve been involved in football it’s been the same people getting job after job, so why are young managers doing all their coaching badges but not getting that opportunity?“There are young people ready to break into management and I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t put my name in the hat.“Villa need something to really spark them up right now. I spent ten years there, I had a fantastic relationship with the fans there and I just feel when I look around at the managers up for grabs at the moment that they need something a bit more exciting to come in and really lift the place.”last_img read more