ILOILO City – A man facing parricide charges was arrested in Barangay Poblacion Ilaya, Calinog Iloilo. Rolando Castor, 54, of Barangay Cahigon, Calinog was caught around 10 a.m. on July 25, a police report showed. Castor was hiding from authorithies for about nine years. His apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest issued by Judge Elena Opinion of the Regional Trial Court, police said. He was detained in the lockup facility of the Cabatuan municipal police station. The court recommended a P200,000 bail bond for Castor’s temporary liberty./PN
A Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown businessman was on Friday fined $100,000 with an alternative of 18 months’ imprisonment after he was found guilty by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for stealing a $10 million wash plant (equipment used for gold mining).Vickram Singh, 32, was found guilty of the charge after a lengthy trial in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It was alleged that between February 1 and February 15, 2018, while in the vicinity of Republic Park, East Bank Demerara, he stole a wash plant valued $10 million, property of Mario Ferreira.According to the prosecution’s case, between February 1 and February 15, 2018, the businessman paid a truck driver to transport the said equipment, which was parked in an empty lot next to the Virtual Complainant’s home. The VC was out of town at the time when the equipment was moved, the Court was told.Upon returning home, Ferreira noticed that the equipment was missing and without hesitation, made reports to several Police Stations. Based on reports, Ferreira was able to make contact with the truck driver who was allegedly paid some $200,000 to remove the wash plant.The Court heard that the truck driver told the VC that he was contracted by Singh to transport the wash plant in his vehicle to the North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini).The businessman was subsequently arrested and charged.Singh was ordered to pay a $100,000 fine, or in default, 18 months in prison. He was also instructed to transport the equipment back to Georgetown and pay for any damage caused.
– Trojans remain winlessIt all went down as the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association’s (GABA’s) leagues continued on Tuesday at the Burnham Hard Court in the city. The night saw the Ravens battling it out with the UG Trojans in the first division, and the Sonics going up against the Guardians in the U-23 division.Terrence DanielsStarting off the night in the U-23 division, the Sonics faced the uphill task of battling the Guardians; it was never going to be easy for the Sonics. In the first quarter of the match, it was back and forth for both teams, but the Guardians managed to slip past the Sonics 26-18 in the first period, leaving the Sonics searching for victory in the next two periods. However, it did not go the way of the Sonics, as they lost 17-28 and 14-34 in the second and third quarters respectively.Scoring for the Guardians was Terrence Daniels with 27 points. He was ably supported by Israel Yaw (16) and Akeem Crandon (15); while, for the Sonics, Lemuel Grant top scored with 21 and captain Troy Glasgow pitched in with 11 points.In the first division match, Trojans went down against the Ravens as they faced yet another winless match in their season’s encounter, losing 65-49. The match started off like any other match, with the Ravens taking the lead in the first period 13-11, then out-scoring the opposition in each quarter until the showdown was over. Captain Dominic Vincente led the Ravens with 14 points, while Tyrone Hamid put up the same number.The Trojans showed lack of form and commitment, having numerous opportunities to convert, but being unable to so do. The highest score of the night came from Captain Selvaughn Mosely, who had 13.The action continues on Saturday with the Sonics playing the Eagles in the U-23 division at 18:30h, and the Colts clashing with the Sonics in the first division at 20:30h.