–1 sentenced for Corentyne robbery spreeThree men who turned themselves into Police two days ago were remanded after appearing in two courts to answer to a total of 17 charges.The charges included 15 for robberies committed on Corentyne residents recently.Only three of the four were in court on Wednesday to answer to the charges. The fourth accused gang member – Premchan Ramsohai, 22, also known as “Akash”, of Ankerville, Port Mourant appeared on Tuesday in two courts to aPremchan Ramsohainswer similar charges and was remanded at the Whim Magistrate’s Court and sentenced at the Albion Magistrate’s Court.Ramsohai of lot 19 Ankerville appeared at the Whim Magistrate’s Court charged with robbery under arms committed on Gankee Bisnauth, 54. Bisnauth was robbedof her gold jewellery, a Samsung Galaxy cellular phone, and $60,000; all totalling $408,000.He is also charged with stealing a cellular phone from Navini Deoki, and a laptop computer. Another charge stated that he robbed Anthony Dudnauth and three others of cash, gold jewellery and cellular phones at Ankerville. He was not required to plea and will have to return to court on April 19.Ramsohai also appeared at the Albion Magistrate’s Court to answer eight robbery charges. He pleaded guilty to all and was sentenced to three years imprisonment. The sentences are to run concurrently.The Police had allegedly arrested him moments after a robbery on SaturdaySurish Kowlessarevening. At the time of his arrest, he had a T-shirt in his crotch which is believed to have been used as a face mask during the robbery. The man also allegedly escorted the Police to where the firearm was kept , while naming his accomplices.On Wednesday, Surish Kowlessar, 20, of Ankerville Port Mourant; Vishal Ramdass, 26, of Number 77 Corriverton; and Mathew Gangapersaud, 21, of Ankerville were slapped with seven robbery under arms charges when they appeared before Magistrate Charlyn Artiga at the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court.The robberies were allegedly committed at Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant and Ankerville between February 2 and March 16, 2018.A total of $1.1 million in cash, jewellery and electronic devices was allegedly stolen from five persons by the quartet.Meanwhile, at the Reliance Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Renita Singh, the tri was charged with two counts of discharging a loaded firearm; each on aVishal Ramdassdifferent day and place, possession of a .32 Smith and Wesson revolver and matching ammunition and eight counts of robbery under arms – all committed at High Reef Albion, Sand Reef Albion and Chesney; another Corentyne Village between March 6, and 24.The men were not required to plea to any of the indictable charges which accused them of robbing persons of a total of $732,000 in local and foreign currency, jewellery and cellular phones.One of the charges stated that the men used three firearms and a cutlass when they went to one house. For most of the other charges, it is alleged that they used one firearm.Police Prosecutor, Lance Corporal Shinel Matterson objected to bail, noting the prevalence of the offence, that the firearms were used and that there have been a series of similar offences in the same community.Inspector Althea Solomon assisting the prosecution told the court that all three accused were previously charged before. Ramdass, she said, was the alleged ringleader for the bandits during another robbery sometimes back.Mathew GangapersaudMeanwhile, Ramdass told the court that he was beaten by the Police. According to the labourer of Number 77, Corriverton, he started to vomit blood after being beaten by the Police. He showed the court marks on his back from the alleged Police beating.He also told the court that during the interrogation, his head was tied in a plastic bag and he was choked with his own belt.Gangapersaud told the court that he too was beaten and had to seek medical attention. He was allowed to drop his pants to show the court the bandage he received on his left knee when he was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital on Tuesday evening.Kowlessar also told the court that he received injuries as a result of beatings from the Police while in custody.Nonetheless, the Magistrate refused bail.The trio is being represented by Attorney Charrandass Persaud who was attending the High Court when the matters were called. The trio will have to attend the Albion Magistrate’s Court on April 16 when the matters come up again.
Neil McGee has been nominated for the Ulster GAA Writers’ Player of the Year award alongside Donegal colleagues Michael Murphy and Ryan McHugh.Donegal have dominated the nominations for the Ulster GAA Writers’ Footballer of the year award, with three Donegal players being shortlisted for the coveted title.Neil McGee earns a nomination for a stunning year at the heart of the Donegal defence.McGee was absolutely immense for Donegal all year, and will almost certainly get a third All-Star award at the GAA-GPA All-Star award ceremony later this month. McGee has also been shortlisted alongside Dublin star Diarmuid Connolly and Kerry’s James O’Donoghue for the GAA-GPA Football of the year award.Talismanic captain Michael Murphy has also earned a nomination for his consistency, leadership and outstanding quality throughout the year.Murphy became the first Donegal man ever to lift the Anglo Celt cup for the third time as captain earlier this summer, when Donegal exacted revenge on Monaghan in the Ulster final in Clones.Ryan McHugh, enjoyed a breakthrough summer, he featured during the ill-fated campaign of 2013, but he played a pivotal role this summer. His performances were simply outstanding all summer, and Donegal followers will never forget his two-goal brace against Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final.He’s a hot favourite to win the GAA-GPA Young player of the year award after a truly remarkable season for the young Kilcar man.The awards for the Ulster GAA Writers Awards ceremony will take place at The Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran, on Saturday the 1st of November. DONEGAL TRIO NOMINATED FOR ULSTER GAA FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAAHome-page SportMichael Murphyneil mcgeenewsRyan McHugh