Crying GDF Captain remanded for killing lover

first_img…court orders psychiatric evaluationScores of persons gathered early Friday morning outside of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to get a glimpse of the former Chief-of-Staff’s Aide-de-Camp, the interdicted Captain Orwain Sandy, who has been slapped with a murder charge after he allegedly killed his lover, Reona Payne.A tearful Sandy, 36, of Lot 130 Section C Grove, East Bank Demerara, was arraigned before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman, whose court heard thatA weeping Orwain Sandy being escorted by Police officers at the Georgetown Magistrates’ CourtsSandy shot his lover Reona Payne on March 31, 2018 at Alexander Village, Georgetown, where the two were allegedly involved in an argument.Sandy’s attorney, James Bond, making application for his client to be examined by a private psychiatrist, informed the court that the examination is critical to his client’s well-being, since he has been consulting with a psychiatrist for the past two years.Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunt made no objection to the application being granted.Moreover, Magistrate Latchman granted application for Sandy to be mentally evaluated.Sandy was remanded to prison, and the case will continue on April 24.An autopsy revealed that Payne, who was a travel agent at Muneshwer’s Travel Service, received fourteen gunshot wounds to her body.Reports are that Sandy and Payne were in a motorcar proceeding along First Street, Alexander Village when an argument ensued after he reportedly accused her of being unfaithful. It was reported that he stopped the car, and as the woman exited, he shot her several times with his service revolver.He left her lifeless body on the roadway and went to the Ruimveldt Police Station, where he surrendered, informing ranks what he had done moments earlier.This publication was told that the argument ensued after Sandy had confronted Payne about having an affair with one of his colleagues.Meanwhile, following the shooting, the GDF, in a statement, said Sandy has been interdicted from duty, and a Board of Inquiry has been established to probe the incident.Sandy, who two years ago graduated from the University of Guyana with a Degree in Sociology, was regarded by his peers as progressive.last_img read more

Local Figure Skater in Kelowna for Skate Canada BC Sectional Championships

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local Figure Skater, Sophie Stevens, was in Kelowna last weekend for the Skate Canada B.C. Sectional Championships.According to Fort St. John Figure Skating Club Coach, Jennifer Hammond, Stevens competed in the Pre-Novice Event.While Stevens placed 37th in her division, Hammond says Stevens had two great skates and is quite happy with her performance at the Championships.- Advertisement -This was Stevens’ first year in the Pre-Novice level and Hammond says this event gave Stevens the experience she needed in order to work on further skills as a skater and better prepare for next year’s Provincials.Up next, the Fort St. John Figure Skating Club will be taking part in the Regional Competition in January.last_img

Berahino signing would ‘disrupt’ Tottenham’s team spirit, Harry Redknapp tells talkSPORT

first_imgFormer Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has urged Spurs NOT to sign Saido Berahino, claiming the West Brom youngster’s attitude could ‘disrupt’ the dressing room unity at White Hart Lane.The 22-year-old forward was at the centre of a bitter fallout between the clubs as Spurs attempted to sign him in a drawn out saga last summer.There are suggestions the north London club could come in for him again in the January transfer window, with reports claiming out-of-favour winger Andros Townsend could be included in a potential switch.But Redknapp believes the forward would be too much of a gamble.Spurs were prepared to pay £23million for Berahino in August but the England Under-21 international has since been far from his best, scoring just three goals in 14 Baggies appearances.Tony Pulis has been critical of Berahino’s conduct on and off the pitch, with the West Brom manager issuing a warning over his persistent lateness to training and team meetings in recent months, while reports have claimed he was only included on bench against Newcastle on Monday due to lack of alternatives.Tottenham have been one of the in-form teams of 2015 and Monday’s victory over Watford left them just four points adrift of the Premier League top spot and ex-boss Redknapp believes Berahino’s arrival could unbalance the young squad’s spirit.“They’re talking about the boy at West Brom, but I’m not sure about him,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It would be a bit of a gamble. His attitude does seem the greatest and you don’t need that.“There’s a great spirit at Tottenham, a great group of young players all pulling for each other and the manager has done a fantastic job. You don’t want to take any chances and disrupt that really.”last_img read more

Guus Hiddink still eyeing top-four finish

first_imgGuus Hiddink believes Chelsea can still finish fourth this season, and he will continue to do so ‘as long as it is mathematically possible’.The Blues looked back to their best on Sunday as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park – their first away Premier League win since August – and it continues Chelsea’s unbeaten run since Jose Mourinho’s departure in December.The three points takes them up to 14th in the table, 12 points off fourth-placed Tottenham with 18 games to play.The Chelsea manager said: “It’s rather difficult, normally Chelsea should always be competing for the top positions.“But coming from that far [behind Spurs], it’s mathematically possible to go in fourth position but with the strength of this league it’s difficult.“But if we play like today with our discipline and using the quality of the players, we don’t know.“As long as it’s possible, we will go on.”Chelsea’s overall performance was arguably one of their best of the season, showing unity and glimpses of quality which saw them ease to last year’s Premier League title.Stars who were not performing under Mourinho looked sharp and interested and the Dutch boss says that is down to taking things back to ‘basics’.  “When a player enjoys what he is doing then his quality will [improve].“But it demands some giving, not just taking. And they were willing.“Not just now, but in the previous games. The team is willing and the players who are not normally willing to do that, they do so and that is what I ask of the team. Basic things.“When they do that they start enjoying the game and perform very well.”Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel returned to Chelsea’s starting XI last week in the draw with Manchester United after impressing Hiddink and he caught the eye of Chelsea fans in his deep-lying midfield position.Hiddink said of the 28-year-old: “When I took the first training session around the Sunderland game, I saw him in small games playing and smiling and I know he can be of big value to bring balance to the team.”SEE HERE – ‘Chelsea are back, Diego Costa is back! Thanks, Guus Hiddink!’ Blues fans optimistic after Crystal Palace victorylast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness says he’s looking forward to a special Christmas with his wife and young family.The Glenties man says he may also spend some time over the break sitting back and enjoying watching some of the games Donegal played in the past year.Jim is one of a number of GAA Christmas stars interviewed for this special video.Click Play to Watch   DDTV VIDEO: JIM McGUINNESS LOOKING FORWARD TO SPECIAL CHRISTMAS WITH HIS FAMILY was last modified: December 24th, 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:DDTV VIDEO: JIM McGUINNESS LOOKING FORWARD TO SPECIAL CHRISTMAS WITH HIS FAMILYlast_img read more