Overseas-based Guyanese, custom broker robbed at gunpoint

first_imgMoments after returning home from transacting business in Georgetown on Thursday, an overseas-based Guyanese, along with a relative, of Nonpareil, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was held at gunpoint and relieved of $1.2 million in cash and other personal items by two men.Based on reports received, 36-year-old Riaz Ally, a custom broker, and Ramotar Mansingh, 45, of Lot 76 Section B Nonpareil visited the Republic Bank Branch at Triumph, ECD, about 10:00h and Mansingh reportedly withdrew $1.5 million.After the transaction, the two travelled to Georgetown and purchased building materials. However, after conducting business, the two men returned home in their motor car bearing registration number GPP 3666 and parked in the entrance to their property.As the two men were about to exit the vehicle, two armed men confronted them and ordered them to lie on the ground in the yard during which they committed the robbery. Ally was relieved of $100,000 in cash, two mobile phones, two gold bands and a gold chain while Mansingh was relieved of $600,000 in cash and a mobile phone.In addition, one of the men went into the vehicle and collected a bag containing $500,000 and at the same time, he discharged a round into the air. The two men then boarded a silver grey Allion motor car and made good their escape.After the men left, the Police were summoned and upon arriving at the scene, a .32 spent shell was recovered. In addition, four fingerprints were lifted from the victims’ vehicle. The Police are also in receipt of CCTV footage as they continue their investigations. Up to late Thursday evening, no arrests have been made.last_img read more

Event Focus Treatment of Minorities by US Legal System

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: DavidMedinaPHONE: (713) 348-6753EMAIL: dmedina@rice.eduEVENT FOCUS: TREATMENT OF MINORITIES BYU.S. LEGAL SYSTEMRacial Profiling, CourtroomSentencing, Other Issues to be AddressedUnity, Journalists of ColorInc. is sponsoring a town hall meeting to discuss the treatment of minorities bythe U.S. legal system, such as courtroom sentencing and racial profiling, and toexplore methods to combat stereotyping and discrimination.Titled “Unequal Justice: The Administration of theLaw,” the town hall meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 20, from 6 to 7:30p.m. at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. The event is free andopen to the public.Panelists include Sonny Skyhawk, writer, filmproducer and activist; Rick Dovalina, national president of League of UnitedLatin American Citizens; Karen Narasaki, executive director of the NationalAsian Pacific American Legal Consortium; Roger Clegg, vice president for Centerfor Equal Opportunity; Ted Shaw, associate director of counsel of NAACP; andAlberto Gonzales, state supreme court justice.The town hall meeting will act as the openingevent of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ annual conventionwhich will be held in the Westin Oak Hotel in the Galleria.Unity: Journalists of Color Inc. is a strategicalliance of journalists of color acting as a force for positive change toadvance their presence, growth and leadership in the fast-changing global newsindustry. This alliance is comprised of four organizations: Asian AmericanJournalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, theNative American Journalists Association and the National Association of HispanicJournalists.For more information, please call David Medina at(713) 348-6753 or email at dmedina@rice.edu.last_img read more