Corentyne businessman, family beaten and robbed by bandits

first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice businessman and his family were on Wednesday evening brutalised by five armed bandits who carted off cash and other valuables.Injured: Dharma KamalallFive men, three of them armed with guns and two with cutlasses, went to Chill Grocery and Parlour situated at Lot 195 Nigg about one mile off the Corentyne Highway. Mandeshwal “Chill” Kamalall said the bandits attacked just as he was about to close for the day. He said he was lashed with a cutlass and put to lie on the ground. Two bandits stood guard, while the others went into the shop where his wife Dharma was, with their two children aged 3 and 12 years old.Injured: Mandeshwal “Chill” Kamalall“…they put the gun pon me and knock me in me head and in me face. And then they start demand fo money, an Ah tell them Ah gon give you.”She related that her three-year-old daughter was assaulted and ‘chucked’ and threats were made to kill the child if she did not cooperate and take them into the upper flat of the building.The businesswoman noted that it was at that stage that her 12-year-old daughter pleaded with the masked men not to hurt her baby sister or kill her mother. The bandits did not pursue their request to enter the residential section of the two-storey building, and escaped on bicycles with the day’s sales ($60,000); $35,000 which Kamalall had in his pockets, two cellular phones valued at $85,000; $30,000 in phone cards and $35,000 worth of cigarettes.Kamalall said shortly after the men fled, he made contact with the Albion Police Station, but was told no vehicle patrol was available to respond to his report. Police reportedly arrived some 30 minutes later.Kamalall sustained injuries to his back and face, while his wife had injuries to her head from being gun butted.Meanwhile, one resident, Michael Ishmael said residents of the community have not been receiving police assistance in a timely manner.“There are many nights we call the police station at Albion and we get no response from them. We complain of guys liming in the dark spots in the front streets and just timing people when they coming in.When you call the Albion Police Station, they tell you they sending the patrol, they don’t send no patrol; you will be looking out from your window and there is no patrol and many times people getting robbed in the street, not only in their house but in the street people getting rob too.”The media had published several reports reflecting a lack of response from the Albion Police Station. Persons from Albion have reported receiving assistance from the Whim Police Station situated 10 miles away. Albion is part of the Nigg community.No arrests have been made in relation to Wednesday’s night robbery.last_img read more

Fort St. John man dies in Dawson Creek accident

first_imgThe collision happened Friday morning at the intersection of Highway 97 and the Dangerous Goods Route.Dawson Creek RCMP have just released details about the incident, saying a truck broadsided a car at around 10:30 a.m.Ralph Waite, an elderly, long-time resident of Fort St. John, was a passenger in the car and passed away in hospital on Sunday.- Advertisement -A memorial tea will be held in his memory at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Charlie Lake Hall.Police are continuing to investigate the collision and are asking anyone with information to contact Constable Sanderson at 250-784-3700.last_img

Man points rifle at motorist in Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are investigating a possible road rage or other incident on area streets.On September 12th at around 4:00 p.m., the Fort St John RCMP received several 911 calls the incident. Callers told police that a tan-coloured GMC pickup cut off a small black coloured car at the intersection of 96th St and 100th Ave. Witnesses said that once the vehicles came to a stop, two men dressed in grey hoodies, blue jeans and wearing bandanas on their faces jumped out of the truck and ran toward the car.The passenger of the pickup truck was allegedly armed with what appeared to be an SKS or similar style rife and pointed it at one of the individuals in the car. The driver of the car was able to reverse and flee north on 100th Avenue before anything further occurred.- Advertisement -In the afternoon of September 13th, after receiving tips from the public and the efforts of the Fort St. John Drug Section, investigators were led to a multi-dwelling unit on 101st Street where police seized 2 SKS rifles and prohibited magazines for each rifle. Police believe one of the seized rifles may have been used in this incident.Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident and have not already provided information to police, please call them at 250-787-8100 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).last_img read more

Stage North is seeking show submissions for next year

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Stage North is looking for show submissions for their next season to be submitted before their Board Meeting on May 7th, 2019.The Theatre Society shares the call is open to the public to submit and if your play is accepted you would be asked to register as a member of Stage North. Available show slots include October, December, February, and April.To submit a show for consideration, the Board will need the following;A show title and authorThe synopsis of the showA DirectorA ProducerA Stage ManagerA budget- Advertisement -Show submissions need to be received Tuesday, May 7th at the Society’s Board Meeting at 6:30 PM, held at the Stage North rehearsal space.  Located at 11520 East Bypass Rd.If you are unable to attend the Board Meeting or have further questions email; stagenorth@stagenorth.calast_img read more


first_imgDeele College from Raphoe with mentor Charlie Boyle and teacher Danny McFadden after winning the Dragon’s Den.Deele College from Raphoe may have been crowned Dragon’s Den champions for the Donegal ETB’s second Enterprise Day for schools and Youthreach centres across the county in LYIT yesterday.But the reality was that there were no losers.In fact, the standard was so high that real-life dragon Peter Casey probably wouldn’t have passed the entry level! The day followed on from its first very successful Enterprise Day in October 2013.Scoil Mhuire from Buncrana who came overall second on the day.This time the invitation to participate was extended to non-ETB schools with a total of twelve schools and two Youthreach centres participating.MC for the morning was Highland Radio’s Lee Gooch. The day involved each team developing a product on which they were judged in a Dragon’s Den-type set up.Teams were given a business mentor and an LYIT business studies student to guide them throughout the day. Image consultant Billie Dixon spoke to participants in the morning on how to present themselves while later on representatives from local companies made presentations to the teams on how to pitch a business idea.Loreto Letterkenny who came third.After all teams pitched their ideas to the judges, the final three teams then pitched their business idea to all participants. The day also included fun activities, ice breakers and team building games with staff from Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre.The winners of the Enterprise Day were Deele College, Raphoe with Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana taking second place and Loreto Letterkenny taking third place.The other participating schools and centres were Errigal College, Letterkenny; Gairmscoil Chu Uladh, Ballinamore; Loreto Community School, Milford; Ballyshannon Youthreach, Letterkenny Youthreach; Finn Valley College, Stranorlar; St Columba’s College, Stranorlar; Magh Ene College, Bundoran; Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town; Crana College, Buncrana and Mulroy College, Milford.Donegal ETB and the organising committee would like to extend a huge thank you to all students, teachers, mentors, judges, Gartan OETC staff, Lee Gooch and LYIT for assisting with the day. RAPHOE PROVE THE REAL ‘DEELE’ AT ETB’S BRILLIANT ENTERPRISE DAY was last modified: May 8th, 2015 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:deele collegedonegalETBLoreto LetterkennyScoil Mhurelast_img read more


first_imgDOUBLE KILLER UPDATE: The family of John Gallagher and his victim’s families have still not been officially told of his detention at the Central Mental Institution.The Lifford man, 46, was detained by appointment in Dublin earlier this month.However both the Gallagher and Gillespie families in Lifford and the Twins Towns have still not had contact with the Department of Justice. A spokesman for the Gallagher family told Donegaldaily that THEY are now trying to contact Government officials.“We heard the rumour yesterday but we still have not received any calls from the Department of Justice or the Gardai for that matter.“We thought we would have heard if our brother was being detained in a mental institution after what he did and all we have been through.“We are trying to contact the Department of Justice ourselves now to try and find out some more,” said the spokesperson. Gallagher, who murdered mother and daughter Anne and Annie Gillespie in the grounds of Sligo Hospital in 1988, was living in Strabane, Co Tyrone.He killed Anne, 18 and her mother Annie, 51, after learning how Anne planned to dump him.Gallagher also tried to kill Anne’s uncle Patrick Maguire but the gun jammed when he tried to shoot him.Gallagher, who was then 22, was tried for murder but was found to be insane.Twelve years later he escaped from Dundrum Central Mental Hospital and fled to England where he lived for a number of years. However he returned in 2003 and set up home in Strabane just a few miles from where his victims lived in the Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar.GALLAGHER’S FAMILY STILL NOT TOLD OF HIS DETENTION was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 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:Central Mental HospitalDepartment of JusticeGardaiJohn Gallagherlast_img read more


first_imgThe body of a man in his early 20s has been found close to the mart in Donegal Town.The body was found over the weekend.Gardai do not suspect foul play and are not seeking to speak to anybody in connection with the discovery.  FOUL PLAY NOT SUSPECTED AFTER BODY FOUND CLOSE TO DONEGAL MART was last modified: April 20th, 2015 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:bodyDonegal MartDonegal TownGardailast_img read more

‘Sense of awe’ as Gartan Service draws its largest attendance in years

first_imgThe annual St Columba Service of Thanksgiving, in Gartan, drew its largest attendance for a number of years on Sunday afternoon – the day after the saint’s Feast Day which falls on June the 9th. The Service was the first organised by the Rev David Houlton, who was instituted as Rector of the United Parishes of Conwal with Gartan in January this year. He was assisted by his wife, Rev Heather Houlton, the Dean of Raphoe, the Very Rev Arthur Barrett, Rev Canon Brian Smeaton and Rev Katie McAteer. The Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, Rt Rev Ken Good, presided.The Service is held on the site of Saint Columba’s Abbey, overlooking Gartan lakes, near the spot where the saint was reputedly born almost fifteen hundred years ago. In his sermon, Rev Houlton said he was raised in a church dedicated to St Columba’s, in Drypool in East Yorkshire. “Standing here, where Saint Columba lived, if you look at the hills, and you can see the lakes of Donegal, it’s not hard to be struck, is it, in awe at the beauty of planet earth – the planet God’s given us to live in and care for?”On a good day, the Rector said, it was like a foretaste of heaven, but this world wasn’t heaven. “We, too, if we’re honest, are far from perfect,” he said. “Sometimes we can seem like angels and other times we can be rather more like the other lot. Famously, that is what Saint Columba found out in his own life. Although he was from a good family – well educated, a spiritual Christian and a good leader (he founded abbeys, including in Derry) – Columba, it is said, instigated a battle over the ownership of a book that led to hundreds of people being killed.”Columba mourned this, Rev Houlton said. “It seems to be the reason – that battle – why he [Columba] stepped outside his native Ireland and took the gospel to the pagan Picts in Scotland and from there, of course, his monks took the gospel of Jesus Christ south and east to the pagan tribes of England and the continent.” “Thousands, no, millions of people who were living in darkness outside the Kingdom of God were brought to spiritual life – coming to know God in their hearts and lives – through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit because of his ministry and the monks and missionaries he inspired to take the gospel to other parts of Europe.”Rev Houlton said in our time there was again a dire need for us to be willing to do what Columba and his monks did. “So, may we – all of us here today – like Columba, learn ourselves to grow closer to God, to live more courageously and to become more effective at proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. And may we see a new generation of people becoming his disciples – baptised in water and the spirit, learning to obey everything Christ has taught us and having eternal life with us.”Bishop Good welcomed the “newish” Rector and his wife, Rev Heather Houlton, to Conwal and Gartan, and thanked them – their parishioners and the wider community – for organising the annual Service.Music was provided by the Britannia Concert Band from Londonderry, which won a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service recently. “I’m thinking of taking back the award,” the Bishop joked, “because as I walked past I said to Jim [the band’s leader, Jim Goodman] I was enjoying the Cavalleria Rusticana intermezzo, which they played as we arrived, and he said, ‘Yes, we thought it would be better than Send in the Clowns.’”Bishop Good revealed he had visited Gartan on retreat shortly before his consecration as Bishop of Derry and Raphoe 16 years ago. “I did so again yesterday, and I was here, walking around this lake and praying – thanking God that he brought me to this place and this diocese and to these people. I am thankful to God for this place, for the sense of awe here – the sense of his presence – and for the many blessings we’ve had over those 16 years.”‘Sense of awe’ as Gartan Service draws its largest attendance in years was last modified: June 11th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

How to watch or stream Raiders on ‘Hard Knocks’

first_imgWith Antonio Brown, Jon Gruden and other big personalities, the Oakland Raiders are likely to be as compelling a team as “Hard Knocks” has seen in some time.There’s already some drama about HBO’s cameras being at the team’s Napa facility, and watching controversial veterans Richie Incognito and Vontaze Burfict try to make the team should provide plenty more.So, for those who don’t already have an HBO subscription, how can you watch the action?Streaming “Hard Knocks” is pretty simple: You can …last_img

20pcs Big Hair Barrette Bowknot Clips 15cm : Excellent quality and striking size

first_img Very good value for money, lovely bows, vivid colours – good size too. . These are exceptionally pretty. They’re very well made and my wife’s eyes lit up when she saw them because this is exactly the sort of thing she likes to wear in her hair. Her first question was: “have they got barrettes?”.And she was delighted when i told her they had. It would be so easy for a product of this nature to look cheap if the right materials weren’t used but the manufacturer has got it right with the satin style material being used which makes the colours more vibrant and even catches the light. As you can see from my pictures and those of the seller, there is a good selection of different shades of each colour. It’ll be a while before you (or the lady in your life) gets through all of these. My pictures below show the range of bows and close-ups of a golden yellow one, front and back. The last picture is of my wife. Introduction:welcome to my summersha 20 pack ribbon bowknots review. These bowknot bows come in a pack of twenty different colored bows. They are perfect for dress up and special occasions. Design:at 15cm each these are quite large bows that are perfect for placing on pigtails, on top of the head or even at the front. I can personally fit two on the front of my head. They use a clip to stay attached to the wearer’s hair. This clip is made of metal and is stuck to the bow using a strong glue. The bows are made of grosgrain material, which gives them a soft textured feeling. It also means they don’t look cheap and nasty despite actually being cheap to buy. Excellent quality and striking size. The first thing i noticed when i opened the package was how big these bows are – i know it said 15cm on the listing, but it hadn’t really registered. And with the ribbon being wide as well, these are very striking hair clips. The barrette clip is nice and sturdy, so little change of your bow flying away. And with 20 different colours in the pack, there’s one to match every outfit. The ribbon used is a quality grossgrain, so it has body and will keep its shape. Overall, an excellent quality pack at a value for money price. The seller sent me this product for review purposes at no cost. The opinions expressed are my own and reflect my true experience with this product. A positive review was not required. Excellent service and products. Gorgeous large bows in lovely colours. Would highly recommended this seller. Very good value for money, lovely bows, vivid colours – good size too.Gorgeous bows!!!Excellent quality and striking size20pcs Big Hair Barrette Bowknot Clips 15cm, SUMERSHA Hair Clips Grosgrain Ribbon Large Boutique Hair bows Hair Pins Alligator Clips for Girls Women 20 ColorsHairbow Size: approx. 6 Inches/ 15cmPackage quantity: 20pcs; 20 ColorsAttached with alligator hair clips, can stay firmlyThe fantastic variety of colors are so gorgeous bright and beautiful,great gift for girlsMade of grosgrain ribbon, comfortable and softlast_img read more