Sharing is caring! Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comA local tour guide, who before last week had never been in trouble with the law, ran out of luck on Sunday when he was found with forty-one (41) grams of cannabis. Jackie Lewis, who was charged for possession of cannabis and possession of 41 grams of cannabis with intent to supply, pleaded guilty to the offences when he appeared before magistrate Candia Carette George on Tuesday.Police prosecutor Claude Weekes said a search warrant was executed by the police on the defendant’s person where a clear plastic bag was discovered with a content of what appeared to be cannabis on May 20th in Portsmouth.When he was asked by officers regarding the contents of the plastic bag he said; “that is weed”.He was asked what he meant when he say “that is weed” to which he replied “ganja, I just get that from a padner. Officer anything you get there is mine”.Magistrate Carette-George asked Lewis whether he knows that “marijuana is illegal”? He responded “yes, that’s why I didn’t give the police no trouble”.He was fined $1,000.00 to be paid by July 31st, 2012 on the possession of cannabis with intent to supply charge. There was no separate penalty for the possession of cannabis charge.If he fails to pay he will serve two (2) months in prison.Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Tour guide runs out of luck by: – May 22, 2012 Tweet Share 7 Views no discussions Share
The Dutchman saw his side lose 2-0 at Bournemouth on Saturday, with Younes Kaboul sent off as the hosts fully deserved their first ever home Premier League win. Callum Wilson opened the scoring for the Cherries inside four minutes before a superb Matt Ritchie volley moments later sealed a memorable result for Eddie Howe’s side. Jeremain Lens had a legitimate second-half header ruled out for offside before Kaboul was dismissed for a second booking haven been run ragged by Wilson all afternoon. And Advocaat, whose side dropped to the foot of the table as a result of the loss, said both he and the players will have to take a look at themselves in the coming days after passing up the opportunity to take three points from what he saw as a winnable game “I’m very angry with the way we started the game,” he said. “We started playing at 2-0 down but by then it is too late. I’m very, very angry with the players – although it is not the first time. “I will think about myself, what I did wrong – the meeting, the training, the wrong line-up, whatever. I also told them you have to face it yourselves as well. “What we bring and what they brought is different. I respect Bournemouth for winning this game but if you see the paper and the names you have to do a little bit more than we did today.” Although it is still only September, Advocaat insisted those involved with Sunderland cannot keep dismissing this run of form as unimportant due to the number of games remaining. “We cannot keep saying that we have 32 games to go – if you play six games and have two points it is not good enough,” he added. “All my respect to Bournemouth and with what they have done but there is no need to lose a game like this in my opinion.” Although Ritchie’s strike will grab all of the headlines, Wilson’s opener saw him move onto five goals from the opening for games of the season. That leaves him as the top goalscorer in the league and Howe praised the forward and backed him to make his mark at international level if given the chance. “He has all the attributes that a modern-day striker needs,” Howe said of the man who scored a hat-trick in the recent 4-3 win at West Ham. “He is very quick, he did really well today for the first goal to show strength and the ability to roll the defender in a tight situation and it was a great finish – he is full of confidence at the moment. “I think it is great that we are playing at this level and our players are being appreciated and talked about and I’d like nothing more than to see Callum go on and make England appearances. “I think Callum’s potential is limitless, he is strong, quick and a good finisher and one of the features today was his hold-up play. He is developing all aspects of his game all the time, he is young and level-headed and keep doing the right things.” Having won away at West Ham, this was Bournemouth’s first Premier League victory at the Vitality Stadium and Howe conceded a strong home record is essential in their battle to stay in the top-flight beyond one season. “I think today was a really important day for us,” he added. “Our home form, every season, is hugely important. You need to be confident and home and deliver good performances in front of your own crowd and get points and today goes a long way to giving the players a boost when they really needed it.” Dick Advocaat will leave no stone unturned in his attempts to halt Sunderland’s stuttering start to the season. Press Association
ACTION in Guyana’s first-ever national U-20 club tournament, the GFF/KFC U-20 Independence Cup, kicked off yesterday at the GFF National Training Centre, Providence, with an intense nail-biter between Timehri Panthers U-20s and Agricola Red Triangle U-20s.Following the march past of the teams, an East Bank Football Association affair had to be decided by penalties after regulation time and extra-time could not produce a winner.Agricola grabbed the early advantage through the boot of Randy Simon who put his side 1-0 up after just 13 minutes. In the first half no other goals were scored. However, Tyrone Burnette would get through Agricola’s defence early in the second half and equalised for the Panthers, slotting calmly past the Agricola custodian.With no further goals recorded in regulation time and neither side finding the net in extra time, it all went down to the wire from the penalty spot. It was the Panthers who held their nerve to win 5-4 on penalties.That matchup was the only competitive game of the day but fans were treated to an exhibition match between a select Guyana U-17 side and Elite league team Den Amstel.Teams from each member association across the country will play in a straight knockout tournament, with the winners from each region then coming together to compete in playoffs to decide who will be crowned national champions.The tournament, which is sponsored by KFC, part of the Beharry Group of Companies, will continue in the coming week.
All 23 members of the Black Stars squad have arrived in Kumasi for Sunday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Sudan.Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah and the rest of the squad touched down in the Ashanti Region capital before 14:30 GMT after departing from Accra, Wednesday afternoon.After landing in Kumasi, the team was welcomed by the Regional Football Association executives and local fans before they boarded the team bus to take them to their Hotel.The Black Stars will conduct their first training session in Kumasi at 16:00 GMT at the Paa Joe grounds of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.