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Convicted cocaine trafficker to know fate next week

first_imgAs the ongoing cocaine trafficking trial of Dennis Jones comes to a close before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, the Chief Magistrate on Thursday declared that she will rule on the case on Tuesday.Jones, who is being represented by Attorney Eusi Anderson, was invited to lead his defence on the same day set for the ruling.Dennis Jones, 63, of Caneview Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown was charged and remanded to prison in January of this year, for attempting to smuggle to Canada 10.618 kilograms of cocaine in custard/baking powder packages and Banko wine bottles, through the Guyana Post Office Corporation.He was subsequently released on bail following a successful bail application by his lawyer. Jones maintains his innocence before the courts of law.However, the Prosecution in its case pointed out to the court that it is convinced there is overwhelming evidence to convict Jones of the offence when it showed video surveillance footage from the GPOC which shows the defendant in action.When Police ranks went to Jones’s home to arrest him, he was found hiding in the ceiling, the court was told.Police reports indicate that Jones was also in 2012 charged and convicted for trafficking in over 300 kilograms of cocaine in soap powder to Niger, West Africa for which he served time at the Camp Street Prison. Jones was deported from the United States after he was convicted of conspiracy to traffic cocaine.last_img read more

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€50M RE-TRAINING BOOST FOR UNEMPLOYED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

first_imgIreland’s North and West MEPs today warmly welcomed the decision by the European Commission to allocate €51 million of EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid for retraining laid-off Irish construction industry workers.Having initiated the push to apply for EGF funding in the first instance, Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP, Marian Harkin MEP and Jim Higgins MEP said in a joint statement: “We are very pleased that our efforts have borne fruit and that this funding will now be available to retrain and upskill construction industry workers adversely affected by the slump in their sector.”They noted that it is now “imperative that every effort is made to ensure that the best possible opportunities are identified to equip workers for future employment opportunities”. The North and West MEPs also hailed the announcement as “clearly proving the value of MEPs working closely together in the interest of Irish citizens, collaborating proactively with the government of the day to maximise Ireland’s ability to avail of vital European Union resources”.The three applications on behalf of 5,987 Irish construction industry workers will total €51 million, of which the EU will provide €33 million and Ireland €18 Million.The package of measures will include training programmes and training allowances, 2nd and 3rd level education programmes and supports, and redundant apprentices training programmes and supports.The decision is subject to the approval of the European Parliament and the three North West MEPs are confident it will be approved. €50M RE-TRAINING BOOST FOR UNEMPLOYED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS was last modified: October 5th, 2011 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:EU retraining fundlast_img read more