Timehri logger to stand trial for 2014 murder of co-worker

first_imgAccused: Rajesh RoopnarineRajesh Roopnarine called “Popo”, a logger of Timehri, East Bank Demerara, on Monday made his appearance at the Demerara High Court facing a murder charge. A 12-member jury was empanelled before Justice Navindra Singh, as Roopnarine’s fate will be determined at the end of the trial.Roopnarine’s trial is set to commence on May 16, 2019, after his attorney requested an extended time to prepare for the trial. However, at Monday’s court session, the accused denied the indictment which detailed that on December 6, 2014, at 14 Miles Mabura, Upper Demerara River, he murdered David Campbell.The accused is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes while the State is being represented by Teriq Mohammed, Abigail Gibbs and Tuanna Hardy.According to reports, at about 17: 30h, Roopnarine set alight a mining camp with four occupants. While three persons managed to escape the blaze, Campbell was trapped in his hammock and sustained third-degree burns.Campbell, who was a chainsaw operator, died at the Georgetown Public Hospital seven days after he was reportedly set alight in the mining camp.last_img read more

US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt backs Greece in Erdogans maps debacle

first_imgUnited States Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt expressed Washington’s support for Greece following the new provocative action by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, photographed at the National Defence University of Istanbul in front of a map showing Turkey’s borders extend halfway into the Aegean Sea.The map, titled “Turkey, Blue Homeland”, showed Turkey’s maritime borders extending 462,000-square kilometres into the Aegean, including Greek islands.“I wouldn’t worry too much about the maps,” said Mr Pyatt.“Greek sovereignty is unquestionable and certainly recognised by the United States,” Mr Pyatt said in response to journalist questions on the sidelines of a press conference on the US participation at the 2019 Thessaloniki International Fair.READ MORE: Athens responds to Ankara and Erdogan’s provocationGreece has already responded to the provocations, with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias sending objections to the Turkish side that states that “the borders of the states are not defined by any map that everyone wants to draw, but by international law”. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more