Farmer arraigned for murder of boat Captain

first_imgA farmer who allegedly beat a 47-year-old boat Captain to death at Kumuka wharf, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini) was on Thursday arraigned for the capital offence of murder when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Twenty-six-year-old Marcus Joaquin, a farmer of Mabaruma, NWD, appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty and was not required to plead to the charge which stated that on November 30, 2019, at Kumuka Waterfront, NWD, he murdered, Cleveland James.According to the Prosecutor, both men were known to each other and it is alleged that on the day in question, James was sitting at a boat landing in the company of his wife and three-year-old son.However, shortly after, the accused exited his yard using a series of expletives.The man then threw a beer bottle at the couple and an argument ensued. As a result, James and his wife walked away and the defendant pushed James twice.The court heard that the accused then picked up a plank of wood and dealt James one blow to his neck after which he fled the scene.The injured man was picked up and rushed to the Mabaruma hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Hence, the matter was then reported and Joaquin was arrested and charged for the offence.He will make his next court appearance on February 18, 2020.last_img read more

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PRINGLE: ‘I’LL GO TO JAIL RATHER THAN PAY HOUSEHOLD CHARGE’

first_imgDONEGAL South West TD Thomas Pringle today repeated his claim that he will not pay the household charge as he launched a new hotline number offering advice to those opposed to the €100 bill.The number is 1890 98 98 00. Callers will be advised on how to handle the issue. Volunteers will staff it.The ‘Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes’ group has also revealed it hopes one million people will refuse to pay the charge through holding public meetings in every major town in the country. Deputy Pringle said the number of people joining their campaign was increasing all the time and he said the rest of the country was taking heart from the stance in Co Donegal.“People are saying they are not going to be frightened by what the Government is saying, and the threats they are making against people who refuse to register,” he said.“Once the weapon of fear has been removed from the Government, the Government has no other weapon in its armoury and people are willing to stand up and be counted and they are going to not register and bnot pay the household tax, or the septic-tank charge,” he said.  © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comPRINGLE: ‘I’LL GO TO JAIL RATHER THAN PAY HOUSEHOLD CHARGE’ was last modified: January 11th, 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:donegaldaily.comHOUSEHOLD CHARGEThomas Pringle TDlast_img read more

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