Sharing is caring! 61 Views one comment Share LocalNews Mistrial declared in Calibishie murder trial! by: – June 1, 2012 Share Court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comAfter four days of hearing evidence and almost five hours of deliberation the jury in a trial to determine whether a Calibishie man murdered a Vieille Case youngster were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.Garvin George of Calibishie was charged for fatally stabbing Julien Junior Joseph of Vieille Case on February 5th, 2010 at Calibishie.A jury found him guilty of murder in November, 2011 and was sentenced to serve an imprisonment term of fourteen (14) years by Justice Birnie Stephenson-Brooks.His attorneys Wayne Norde and Bernadette Lambert appealed that decision which was upheld by the Court of Appeal justices who ordered a retrial in April 2012.It was the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Gene Pestaina’s contention that George provoked Joseph when he confronted him that night about a villager’s daughter.And, according to Clement George a witness who testified for the state, Joseph “punched Garvin first and then Garvin punch him back”, thereafter a fight ensued.George however in his unsworn statement to the Court on Thursday explained that he only defended himself from Joseph who had a scissors.“He had a scissors in his hand, I asked him to take it easy. He jack me, I jack him back then we began wrestling and we end up in a neighbor’s yard. In wrestling I managed to get the scissors from him and I made a wild blow defending myself. While doing so the scissors fell. He gave me a punch in my jaw”.Justice Brian Cottle asked the forewoman whether they required more time to deliberate, however she said no.He therefore declared a mistrial, stating that the “prosecution will decide where we go from here” and that “we may have to do this matter again in another assizes”.One of George’s attorney, Bernadette Lambert told Dominica Vibes News that the defence team is “very excited” with the outcome particularly on behalf of their client.“We are very pleased for Garvin; it was a hung jury and we are really very excited. It is very positive news for Garvin and the deference team and we are very satisfied at this point and very happy”. Meanwhile state attorney Clement Joseph in the DPP’s office said “we are disappointed with the decision but we have to respect it”.According to him the DPP can “reduce the charge to manslaughter, try him again for murder, or just withdraw the charge against him” and “we will decide what happens next”.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARipley, County, In. — A Wednesday crash involving an empty bus from the South Ripley Community School Corporation injured one person.A report from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says the bus driver, Stephen Cranfill, 66, of Holton was attempting to cross U.S. 50 at 4:30 p.m. on Michigan Road. Cranfill failed to yield and was struck by a car driven by Michael Hornberger, 35, of Batesville.No students were on the bus at the time of the crash. Hornberger refused treatment at the scene. Cranfill was transported to Margaret Mary Health.-0-
After Jonjo Shelvey shot wide across goal for Swansea, the lively Hazard did similar after receiving a return pass from Eto’o and then Ramires fired at Tremmel from 25 yards. Chelsea continued to push forward. Oscar dived in to tackle Alejandro Pozuelo and crossed for John Terry, who volleyed into the floor, with Tremmel tipping over. It was one of a series of Blues set-pieces and when Swansea failed to adequately clear one Mata cross, Terry clipped the ball into the six-yard box and Williams cleared ahead of the lurking John Obi Mikel, whose goalscoring record is less than prolific. Hazard is Chelsea’s top-scorer in the Premier League this season and netted his seventh after being granted space to run. The Belgian cut in from the left and hit a swerving right-footed shot, which flew by Williams and Tremmel. The Swansea captain blocked the goalkeeper’s view, but Tremmel should have done better. The goalkeeper was fortunate not to concede another moments later after receiving a Williams back pass. Eto’o tackled him, before a relieved Tremmel retrieved the ball. Not for the first, or last, time in the game, Mourinho kicked out in frustration in his technical area. The gloss on Hazard’s performance almost washed off when he failed to adequately track back, allowing Alvaro Vazquez a shot at the back post. Petr Cech saved, but Hazard incurred the wrath of his manager before then almost redeeming himself by making space for another shot, this time straight at Tremmel, but saved. Eto’o should have doubled the lead when found by a lofted Mata pass, but shot too close to Tremmel and Ramires could not reach the rebound first. Chelsea launched an attack as soon as the match restarted and Eto’o, again, should have scored. Luiz’s long ball down the right found Mata, who crossed for Eto’o, but from six yards out the striker was denied when he shot straight at Tremmel. Hazard then found Eto’o on the edge of the area and he shot wide. Mourinho called on reinforcements as Frank Lampard replaced Oscar and Andre Schurrle came on for Mata. Tremmel turned the ball round the post from Lampard, who shot from his customary position on the edge of the area as again Chelsea were unable to double their lead. Mourinho continued pacing in his technical area and Swansea stretched their hosts on a couple of occasions, without causing Cech any alarm. Hazard made way for Willian for the closing stages but still Chelsea could not find a second. Eto’o felt he was pushed in the back by Jordi Almat as he tried to reach an aerial ball, going down more in hope than expectation. There was no late Swansea flurry, much to Eto’o and Mourinho’s relief, as Chelsea triumphed. The best saw Eto’o denied by goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel from point-blank range in the opening seconds of the second half as the Blues’ lack of potency was again illustrated. Mourinho has recently spoken of his unease every time his side miss a chance, knowing it could prove costly in defence. Swansea scarcely threatened, but as long as there was just one goal in it the Blues were vulnerable and Mourinho knew it. The visitors could not find an opening, though, leaving them with one win in six as Chelsea claimed en eighth win from nine home games this season to extend Mourinho’s unbeaten Premier League record at Stamford Bridge to 69 games. Chelsea will face a sterner test of their title credentials in Sunday’s home clash with in-form Liverpool, while Swansea face Aston Villa on Saturday. With Liverpool in mind, Mourinho made five changes from Monday’s goalless draw with Arsenal, with Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Juan Mata, Oscar and Eto’o in for Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Frank Lampard, Willian and Fernando Torres, respectively. Swansea, who made six changes following the loss to Everton, were soon under pressure. Hazard played a through ball so delightful that even recipient Oscar was unable to control it and Branislav Ivanovic’s deflected shot went over off Ashley Williams soon afterwards. Eden Hazard was arguably the only one of Chelsea’s four starting attacking players to emerge with any credit in attack – Oscar’s defensive workrate earned him a pass mark – as Mourinho was again left to bemoan his side’s lack of cutting edge. The impressive Hazard gave Chelsea an interval lead, but Samuel Eto’o spurned chances to double the advantage either side of half-time. Press Association Chelsea stayed in contention at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a slender win over Swansea at Stamford Bridge which left Jose Mourinho frustrated by familiar failings in front of goal.
According to the Prime Minister the success at the polls is a vindication of excellent work on behalf of the people. “As Chairman of the OECS, I extend warm congratulations to Prime Minister Harris and his Team Unity on his victory and I look forward to continuing the close collaborative relationship that exists at the OECS Authority as we collectively face the pestilential challenge of COVID and its utterly devastating effect on our economies and livelihoods,” Browne further stated in the press release. Harris has also received congratulatory messages from St. Lucia, Grenada and diplomatic allies such as the United States and Venezuela. Meanwhile, messages of congratulations have been sent to Harris from around the world. BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Dr. Timothy Harris was sworn in as Prime Minister for a second term, on Sunday. He said in his constituency it was the strongest result of the 27 years of his representation. Harris noted that the general election was a consensus on how the population wanted the country to be run. “This electoral victory reflects the renewed confidence of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis in your leadership and in your vision for the future of their country.” In a letter to Prime Minister Harris, Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules also extended congratulations. “We shall create the modern history in St. Kitts and Nevis by making the example of the best managed small island state. That is my pledge and that is my commitment.” He said they made history winning the larger share of the vote this time around and securing a National swing to Team Unity of around six percent “Our performance really lived up and indeed some will say surpassed the promise we had made. Friday we the people of St. Kitts and Nevis made history again as the first coalition government in the Federation to return after an election with an increased majority.” The prime minister the cabinet of ministers will be announced in the coming days. CMC During the ceremony, Harris pledged to fulfill his campaign promises to people of the twin-island federation. “The people of the Federation who are the supreme arbiters of choice of government have spoken clearly,” the statement said. Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne extended congratulations in a press release. Harris who hailed the outgoing Team Unity Cabinet,said that it was an honour for him to have the opportunity to be sworn in for a second time as Prime Minister. Harris’ Team Unity administration, which is comprised of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) in Nevis, the People’s Action Movement (PAM) and the People’s Labour Party (PLP) both in St. Kitts, was re-elected with an overwhelming majority on Friday, with nine out of the Federation’s 11 constituencies delivering a win for the incumbent government. “I promised I would not let you down and promised the administration that I would lead will not let down the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.” In addition, Harris said this would be his last term serving as Prime Minister, a promise he made in 2015, then saying he would only serve two terms if elected. “Please accept the reassurances of my highest consideration,” President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, who in January was also re-elected in a landslide that secured her a second term. “On behalf of the people and government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), it is a great pleasure to extend my heartfelt congratulations to you and Team Unity on your decisive victory at the polls, endorsing your leadership of the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis for another term,” Taiwan’s President also said, adding: “I am confident that under your leadership, St Kitts and Nevis will continue to make great strides in terms of peace, progress, and prosperity.”
Ian Kinsler, who missed the Angels’ final two exhibition games because of a groin injury, made progress during a workout on Wednesday, according to General Manager Billy Eppler, but the club was not ready to finalize its opening day roster.Teams can wait until Thursday morning to submit their first 25-man roster of the season.It remains likely that Kinsler would begin the season on the active roster, because his injury is considered day to day.Zack Cozart can play second in the short term, with either Luis Valbuena or Jefry Marte moving to third. If Kinsler has to go on the disabled list, it’s likely the Angels would recall Kaleb Cowart or Nolan Fontana. Related Articles A healthy Garrett Richards opens Angels’ season with optimism Angels hope newcomers can boost offense, key improvement in 2018 Freeway Series finale leaves a stench as sewer water floods Dodger Stadium Shohei Ohtani will start Sunday, but Angels’ eventual six-man starting rotation still short on details A look at the 2018 Angels, position by position Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error