Failure of four of the 17 accused of murdering, Michel Bruno, a citizen of Belgium, to appear before Criminal Court ‘A,’ on Monday, March 31, prompted Judge Yussif D. Kaba to issue an arrest warrant against them.Judge Kaba also ordered a prominent citizen of Grand Bassa County, Rev. Dr. Aba Karngar to appear before it on Monday, April 7, while another defendant, Luther Glader, was absent during the hearing. Rev. Karngar filed a US$489,000 property bond that released 12 of the 17 accused, including Glader, from prison to await trial.When the defendants appeared at the Court on Monday, defendant Glader was not anywhere to be found in the dock. Judge Kaba’s action followed immediately after prosecution prayed the court to suspend further hearing into the matter and ordered the arrest of Musa Dubai, Stephen Badaygar, Prince Tarwo and Alex Peterson, who were also not in court on Monday. However, the defense team argued that the four men were not included in the indictment that brought the defendants under the jurisdiction of the court.They further argued that the action of prosecution was merely intended to delay the trial, praying the court to deny said request.In the court ruling Judge Kaba declared that “even though the four accused names were not mentioned on the indictment, it does not mean that they were not among the other defendants.They were also served a writ of arrest which brought them under the jurisdiction of the court. The writ is clear evidence that they were part of those indicted by prosecution,” he explained.“Besides,” Judge Kaba continued, “they were not covered by the US$489,000 property bond filed on their behalf by a prominent citizen of Grand Bassa County, Rev. Dr. Aba Karngar, for their day to day appearance pending the completion of the trial.Since they were not part of the other defendants covered by the bail bond,” he instructed, “the court clerk is hereby ordered to issue a writ to have them arrested and brought before court to show cause, if any, why they should not be held in contempt pending final determination of murder charges levied against them.”He continued, “the clerk of court is ordered to issue a citation address to the surety (a promise by one party to assume responsibility for the debt obligation of a borrower if that borrower defaults) of Abba Karngar on the bond filed for the matter to appear before the court next Monday, April 7, to show while another defendant is covered under his bail for failure to appear at the court in respect of the nature of the matter.”At Monday’s hearing the prosecution and defense teams concluded the examination and selection of the six member jury that would assist Judge Kaba to determine the matter. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Canada’s incoming Governor General has had her first audience with the Queen.The Governor General’s office says Julie Payette met with Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle, her summer home in Scotland.The Queen has bestowed several orders on Payette, including an Extraordinary Companion of the Order of CanadaThe retired Canadian astronaut is scheduled to meet with Prince Charles later today.She will officially take Gov. Gen. David Johnston’s role on Oct. 2.
With a five-year plan for training with high powered sonar and explosives by the US Navy, actor Pierce Brosnan says many hundreds of whales and other marine animals will be killed by the exercises, and thousands more will be deafened. He calls on the Navy to stay out of vital whale habitat during routine training.Video: Pierce Brosnan: Save Whales, Stop Deadly Navy Sonar!“In the darkness of the ocean, whales depend on their hearing for survival, to find food, to migrate and communicate,” says Brosnan in a video clip for Natural Resources Defense Council’s Save Whales Now campaign and the International Fund For Animal Welfare.High intensity sonar that navies use to locate submarines can emit sounds as loud as a rocket blasting off, he says, so loud that it paralyses the ability to function. Past tests have resulted in the disappearance of whale species from areas and mass beachings of whales bleeding from their ears and around their brains. As well, Brosnan says air guns used for oil exploration emit intense noise bursts that can cover thousands of square miles.Brosnan is also calling on the public to send messages to US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to adopt safeguards to protect marine mammals during training exercises and to quit defending their five-year plan in court.“In the darkened sea,” says Brosnan, “a deaf whale is a dead whale.”Click here to send your message.Copyright ©2014Look to the Stars
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 28, 2017 – Exuma – Millions of dollars in #marijuana were seized on Saturday in Williams Town, #Exuma and two Bahamian men are arrested but police say their arrests are just the beginning in this major investigation. It was obviously a huge haul, as the go fast boat seized in the bust was brought into Nassau and the 30 bales of marijuana were off loaded by the Drug Enforcement Unit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.There were lots of hands on deck and Head of DEU, Samuel Butler explained that indeed it was, that the marijuana had a street value of $3.2m.#MagneticMediaNews Fyre Festival, a huge disaster Related Items:#magneticmedianews, exuma, marijuana Bahamas Police arrest two for armed robbery, 40lbs of ‘ganga’ Grand Bahama man pleads guilty in Exuma marijuana bust; four others charged in court Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Vodafone India, one of the country’s leading telecommunications service providers, on Thursday announced the launch of National Mobile Number Portability (NMNP), aligning with the government’s mandate to roll out pan-India Mobile Number Portability services from 3 July, 2015.The National Mobile Number Portability service facilitates customers to carry their existing mobile number from one telecom circle to another across India and choose the operator of their choice. NMNP is applicable to all pre-paid and post-paid customers.”Customers will be the biggest gainers of the National MNP service as it allows them to carry their existing number across India and also choose the operator of their choice. Vodafone has benefited from the intra-circle MNP that was rolled out in 2011 and we look forward to a similar response this time,” said Vodafone India Chief Commercial Officer Vivek Mathur.Customers looking for the convenience of retaining their existing number at the new location can avail the benefits of National MNP service.Vodafone India has a pan India base of over 184 million customers serviced through a network of over 130,000 sites, of which over 35,000 are 3G sites.This makes Vodafone India, the fifth largest network in the world. Vodafone also has the largest retail footprint with over 9,800 exclusive retail stores across India.
With the IPL coming to a close, all the focus will now shift to the World Cup. As such, there are growing concerns with the involvement of overseas coaches as it could lead to plenty of know-how about several of the marquee Indian players.For instance, Ricky Ponting, who is the coach of the Delhi Capitals, will also be the assistant coach for Australia and hence, there are concerns over him nullifying the Shikhar Dhawan impact.”Imagine the extent to which they understand Dhawan the cricket. What clicks for him… what doesn’t… It’s clearly unhealthy. Rishabh, Prithvi, Shreyas – see the amount of analysis they’re being able to gather,” Times of India quoted Team India’s take on the matter.South Africa’s Chennai-based analyst Prasanna Agoram is with KXIP KL Rahul, Shikhar DhawanReutersAlso, Cricket South Africa’s Chennai-based analyst Prasanna Agoram, who has been with the South African team for a very long time is working with the Kings XI Punjab and hence, will know all about KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami, two of India’s critical players in the World Cup.”The amount of work Prasanna has put in with the South African national team is tremendous. We got to know about it first hand when we visited South Africa last year. Now, this guy gets to spend two months right here in the Indian domestic circuit just weeks before he’ll accompany South Africa to the World Cup. This just doesn’t sound correct,” some members of the Indian cricket team had to say.As per a TOI report, there are concerns with the involvement of overseas coaches and analysts with the Indian team, that too so close to a World event where strategies and tactics will be very crucial. It adds that although the IPL is a free market, a line has to be drawn. Former Australia skipper Ricky PontingReutersAlso, it states that a number of junior cricketers have expressed surprise over the fact that while Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman have been slapped with a conflict of interest notice, the likes of Ricky Ponting, who are directly involved with the Australian national team continue to get a free hand.”If players like Dravid, Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman are not associated with IPL, whose loss is it? Look at Pravin Amre. He’s one of India’s finest batting coaches. Just because he wants to keep his IPL job, he can’t work with any other state team or NCA. But Tom Moody can coach Sunrisers and head the Caribbean Premier League too,” the players added.