Hotelier to face judge, jury for death of neighbour

first_imgErwin Bacchus of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown, was on Tuesday committed to stand trial at the High Court for the murder of his neighbour, Jason De Florimonte.Hotelier Erwin BacchusThe 46-old-year man, who is the owner of Tourist Villa Hotel in Subryanville, Georgetown, was committed to stand trial by Magistrate Judy Latchman after a prima facie case was made out against him at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.Bacchus was represented by Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes, while Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd prosecuted the matter.It is alleged that on August 4, 2018, Jason De Florimonte of Lot 96 Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, Georgetown, was reportedly assaulting his girlfriend, Christine Rambarran, in front of his home at about 01:45h.This caught the attention of a 29-year-old handyman employed at the hotel, who intervened to assist the woman. That intervention reportedly angered 30-year-old De Florimonte, and an argument ensued. Realising that the situation was escalating, the handyman ran into the hotel, with De Florimonte in hot pursuit.Bacchus reportedly whipped out his licensed firearm and allegedly fired several shots in De Florimonte’s direction. De Florimonte was shot and subsequently rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Jason De FlorimonteA post-mortem examination conducted on his body gave his cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds.Erwin Bacchus, of Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, was initially charged with manslaughter when he made his first court appearance and was released on $1.5 million bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.However, the manslaughter charge was withdrawn and upgraded to the capital offence of murder, based on the recommendations by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) after an investigation into the incident was completed.last_img read more

ANTI-BULLYING EXHIBITION PROVING A HUGE SUCCESS

first_imgAn Anti Bullying Art Exhibition in The Exchange in Buncrana has been a huge hit with the public.The exhibition, which runs for two days only, opened yesterday and continues today between 1 and 7pm.Yesterday was a huge success with almost 300 visitors including a visit from Minister Joe McHugh who was extremely supportive and very impressed by the art included. There is art from children and adults of all ages, and there are approx 250 submissions on exhibit. The purpose of the event was to create a clear representation of how children feel about bullying and how it effects them, and seeing their work all displayed together, and alongside the art submitted by the teen and adult artists, it is a very powerful display.We invite everyone to come along if they are in the area for a few minutes and to bring their children too. It really is beautiful and it shares a strong message that bullying hurts, it leaves scars and children and indeed adults have so much to say about it through their art. ANTI-BULLYING EXHIBITION PROVING A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: November 29th, 2014 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Former CJI Lahoti advises youth to help poor, downtrodden

first_imgBhopal, Sep 21 (PTI) Former Chief Justice of India Ramesh Chandra Lahoti has called upon youth to extend a helping hand to the poor, exploited and downtrodden people. “Adorn your personality with qualities and values. Be a savior of India. Extend your helping hand to the poor, deprived, downtrodden and exploited and follow the words of Swami Vivekananda — awake, arise and stop not till the goal is achieved…”, Lahoti said last evening while addressing the Jagran Lakecity Universitys first convocation ceremony. He also called upon the students to give importance to values in their lives while treading on the path of success. “While being a man of success it is of paramount significance to become a man of values,” the former CJI said. On the occasion, the University conferred honorary doctorates on two outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through their major contributions to their profession and to society. Daisaku Ikeda, President – Soka Gakkai International Buddhist Organisation – was conferred with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (Humanities and Arts). This award was given to Ikeda in recognition of his untiring pursuits of peace and love for humanity. Besides, Neelabh Banerjee, worlds leading cartoonist and communicator was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (Media and Communication). The first batch of students was conferred with the degrees for completing their courses in different streams. “We will always be in touch with them through the JLU Alumni Association which has specifically been constituted so that its alumni are in constant touch with their alma mater,” Chancellor of JLU Hari Mohan Gupta said. PTI MAS LAL NRB PVI SDMadvertisementlast_img read more