– CANU failed to provide sufficient evidenceAndre Gomes, called “Zipper,” was on Thursday freed of drug trafficking charges by Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly, who ruled that the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had been unable to support their allegations against Gomes with enough evidence to warrant a conviction.Freed: Andre “Zipper” GomesGomes, 57, of Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, had been arraigned on trafficking in narcotics charges after a search carried out at his residence had allegedly unearthed 992 grams of cocaine, a quantity of cash, jewellery, and other valuables.Based on reports received, ranks of the drug enforcement unit had swooped down on Gomes’s residence and conducted a search which unearthed the cocaine. Upon its discovery, the owners – Andre Gomes, called “Zipper,” and his wife — were arrested. The case against his wife was later dropped.Reports are that the couple has been under surveillance by drug enforcement officers for quite some time.
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Government Ministers visited Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) on Friday in what was expected to be a ministerial outreach to the region however, widespread picketing and poor turnout were the order of the day.Government had arranged 11 meetings in the region with the hope of meeting with residents. However, the ministers turned up at nine of the proposed meetings and were heavily picketed at most of them.The two meetings scheduled for the East Bank of the Berbice did not materialized, focusing the handful of people – who went out to have issues addressed – to return home.At Glasgow also in the East Bank of Berbice, Ministers Winston Felix and Tabitha Sarabo-Halley were expected to address residence but dissatisfied residents turned up with placards, highlighting the fact that the current administration is illegal as thy called on the David Granger led administration to resign from office.The situation was similar at Lighttown where Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman were slated to address residents.Meanwhile, at the other end of the region at Crabwood Creek, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan was greeted with a barrage of protesters when he went into the community.The protesters also chanted slogans as minister within Indigenous Affairs Ministry Valerie Lowe spoke to less than ten persons as she announced that General and Regional Elections will be held this year.Also attending the meeting was Minister Anette Ferguson who explain the central Government’s role.At the end of the meeting the few farmers, who attended expressed disappointment stating that none of the ministers addressed issues of concern to them – namely agriculture as rice, cash crop and cattle farmers are in need of urgent intervention from central government to have canals and dams upgraded.
Young is a bargain for the Rangers at about $3.5 million this season, the last of a $10 million, four-year contract for the three-time All-Star. The Rangers will pick up a team option for $5 million next season before the extension begins. By agreeing to an extension, Young will bypass a chance for free agency in 2008. “I’m sure it’s great to see what’s out there,” Young said. “I did not want to go somewhere else and then see that Texas is in the World Series. We have a great core here and we’re all committed. I want to be here and help promote a winner.” The current deal was signed in 2004, the same spring Young switched from second base to shortstop after Alex Rodriguez was traded to the New York Yankees. Young’s extension will be the second-largest contract in Rangers history. The biggest was the $252 million, 10-year deal Rodriguez got in December 2000. Young, a Bishop Amat High School product, didn’t discuss the finances of the deal, which is for 2009-13. The $80 million figure was disclosed by a person familiar with the negotiations and who spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. The Rangers were expected to announce the deal today, when they play their spring training opener in Surprise. A .300 career hitter, Young was the AL batting champion in 2005 at .331, and was the All-Star game MVP last summer. Young hit .314 with 52 doubles, 14 homers and 103 RBIs last season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DALLAS – Shortstop Michael Young has agreed to a contract extension worth about $80 million over five seasons with the Texas Rangers. “We accomplished a great deal over the past four days,” Young said after spring- training workouts Thursday in Surprise, Ariz. “This puts me here through the 2013 season and represents a great leap of faith on their part.”
BEVERLY HILLS – Gladys Knight, whose five-decade career covers gospel, pop and R&B, will receive the 16th annual Ella Award from the Society of Singers tonight. Named after its first recipient, Ella Fitzgerald, the award is given to singers “whose significant musical accomplishments are equaled by their dedication to charitable and humanitarian causes both local and international,” according to the Society of Singers. SOS, a nonprofit organization that offers comprehensive services to meet the emergency financial needs of professional singers worldwide, will present the award to Knight at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton hotel. Melissa Etheridge, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Kimberley Locke and Wayne Brady are among those expected to attend. Previous recipients of the award, besides Fitzgerald herself, include Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Peggy Lee, Lena Horne, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett and Placido Domingo. “Gladys Knight has one of the greatest and most distinctive voices of our time, and is a woman who has helped countless people through her humanitarian and philanthropic work,” said SOS President and Chief Executive Officer Jerry F. Sharell. A seven-time Grammy Award winner with number one hits in the pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary formats, Knight has released nearly 40 albums. Her most recent, “Before Me,” a tribute to the likes of Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. The fall 2006 release was part of a charity initiative that Knight launched in collaboration with Ashley Stewart Stores. She also works with charities ranging from the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society to the Minority AIDS Project and amFAR, according to SOS. SOS was founded in 1984 by Chairman Emeritus Ginny Mancini and Gilda Maiken Anderson when the two former professional singers realized that many of their friends and colleagues were without pensions, unions, medical insurance or places to turn for financial help during tough times. SOS aids professional singers of all ages, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, and offers scholarship programs designed to advance the vocal arts. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A man wrongly accused of being a “sexual predator” has said he does not know if he will ever be able to return to live in Co Donegal after his ordeal.Kieron Coyle had been accused of rape and sexual assault while working as a taxi-driver in Derry last Christmas.Coyle, 39, has been living in Killygordon with his wife and child for the past number of years. But people had blanked him and even threatened him since the allegations came out.However the case against him was dropped this morning by the Public Prosecution Service in Derry.However Mr Coyle told Donegaldaily.com that his life has been destroyed by the claims.‘The bottom line is that I have never been guilty of any of these claims and I knew that from the start.“And yet I was held by police for five days and made to feel like a convicted criminal. Mud sticks and that’s just how it is.“I will always be seen as having done something wrong. There are people who were at my wedding and they will not speak to me because of this,” he said.Kieron said he does not known the woman who accused him of rape other than the fact that he brought her to a house in Derry when she was very drunk.He said he will never forget being arrested and held in prison until he could come up with the bail money.“I told the other prisoners I was in for drugs offences but rapists and paedophiles are the worst things in prison.“On my last night there, my name was in the newspapers as a rapist and I went through hell. The other prisoners were roaring and shouting at me. I was terrified and I didn’t come out of my cell,” he said.He said he has also been told to “watch his back” by the PSNI as Dissident Republicans had compiled a profile on him.He said he now just wants to get on with his life but does not known if he will be able to pick up the pieces of his life.“I love Donegal but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to go back to Killygordon.“I just want people to see that I didn’t do this – that I’m not this sexual monster I have been painted as.“Our lives have been hell but I always knew I never done this. Hopefully I can start again,” he said.MAN WRONGLY ACCUSED OF RAPE SAYS HE MAY NEVER LIVE IN DONEGAL AGAIN was last modified: March 16th, 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:KIERON COYLE
Kilcar 2-11 St Eunans 2-4Kilcar overcame fancied St Eunan’s at MacCumhaill Park in the Minor Championship final.The young men from KIlcar proved too strong for the Letterkenny men and eventually triumphed on a scoreline of 2-11 to 2-04. Chris Doogan and Aaron Doherty found the net for Kilcar while Kevin Meehan and Michael Miller did the same for Eunan’s.It was Kilcar’s ability to take their points which proved the difference between the sides on a miserable day before a decent crowd.Man of the Match: Eoin McHugh – superb throughout and most definitely a star of the future. KILCAR MAKE ‘POINT’ TO BEAT EUNAN’S IN MINOR FINAL was last modified: December 3rd, 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:kilcarMINOR FINALSt Eunans
PADDY McGRATH TAKES SAM TO THE GRAVE OF TOMAS MAGUIRE: PIC COURTESY OF THE MAGUIRE FAMILYIT’S a picture which will evoke immense pride in those who knew him, and sadness too.GAA star Paddy McGrath took the Sam Maguire to see another Maguire – the late Tomás Maguire.The 24-year-old Ardara man died in an accident in Western Australia in June. A superb footballer himself, the gregarious and handsome Donegal man had been a valued member of the Donegal Boston GAA family.Tomás’s sister Tara said the family were delighted with McGrath’s gesture.“We all appreciated it very much that Paddy took the time to come and take Sam to Tomás’s grave,” said Tara.“We know Tomás himself would have loved it.” He certainly would have; a superb player with both Ardara and Donegal Boston.He started off his football career as a key member of the 1996/97 Under-10 teams that went on to win County League and Championships at Under-12, Under-14 ,16 and Minor (league).He went on to win a call-up to the senior Donegal team in 2011.PRIDE AND SADNESS AS GAA STAR TAKES SAM TO THE GRAVE OF TOMÁS MAGUIRE was last modified: December 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:PRIDE AND SADNESS AS GAA STAR TAKES SAM TO THE GRAVE OF TOMÁS MAGUIREtomas maguire ardara
FOUR MASTERS: Are new County C ChampionsThe Four Masters Under 14 Girls have been crowned C County Champions for 2014. The girls travelled to Convoy to face Carndonagh in the C County Final and secured their first piece of silverware with a comprehensive victory, putting in a brilliant all round performance.The girls had a long and busy season and received their just reward for their committment and huge effort over the past few months. The management team of Matthew Shovlin, Brid Mackle and Claire Brady paid special thanks to the travelling supporters who were there in great numbers at the Semi Final and County Final.This support gave the team a great lift. The future looks bright for Four Masters Ladies Gaelic Football. DONEGAL LGFA: FOUR MASTERS U14s CROWNED COUNTY C CHAMPIONS was last modified: August 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:2014 C ChampionsCarndonaghFootballfour mastersLadies Gaelic
For the past three years, Sergio Manzo has been busy leaving a lasting legacy on the football field at Eureka High. Now he’s being recognized for everything he’s been doing off of it as well.Earlier this month, Manzo was one of just two student athletes in the state of California to receive the CIF Spirit of Sport Award for the fall sports season, an award based on sportsmanship, leadership and community service.And for anyone who knows Manzo, it comes as no surprise.“The way he relates with …