first_imgA large number of Gardai were called to Bunrnfoot last night after a major disturbance involving the Travelling community.Several Garda cars rushed to the scene close to a bar in the Tooban area.The incident happened just before midnight and eyewitnsses said that four units were dispatched form Letterkenny to back up their colleagues from Buncrana. There was also a large Garda presence in the Bridgend area.Gardai liaised with their PSNI counterparts in Derry during the operation.We will have more on this story shortly.  GARDAI CALLED TO MAJOR DISTURBANCE OVERNIGHT was last modified: October 11th, 2013 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) Tags:bridgendGardaiPSNIrowlast_img read more

Kurtis Patterson earns Australia call-up for Test series vs Sri Lanka

first_imgAustralia have called up Kurtis Patterson for their two-Test series against Sri Lanka starting in Brisbane on January 24 after the New South Wales batsman scored two centuries in a warm-up match against the tourists.The uncapped Patterson scored unbeaten knocks of 157 and 102 for Cricket Australia XI in Hobart last week.”Kurtis has joined the squad in Brisbane today to commence our preparations for the first Test starting on Thursday,” national selector Trevor Hohns said.”We have been asking batters around the country to score hundreds if they want to be considered for selection.”Given Kurtis’s consistent performances for NSW and his two unbeaten centuries in last week’s tour match against our upcoming opponent, Sri Lanka, we believe he deserves to be added to the Test squad.”Patterson has played 58 first-class matches, scoring 3,813 runs with six centuries and 26 half-centuries at an average of 41.Australia squad: Tim Paine (captain), Jhye Richardson, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Will Pucovski, Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Kurtis PattersonAlso Watch:last_img read more

Beckingham Charity Walk kicks off with 600 in Grand Turk

first_img Large Schoolchildren participation in Footsteps4Good Related Items:Footsteps4Good, governor peter, jill beckingham GOVERNOR’S wife to walk 100 kms Across the islands of TCI for charity Walking through the Caicos Islands – new developments, beautiful by nature, clean up litter Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 19Oct 2015 – With water bottles in hand some 600 children and youngsters joined the Governor’s wife, Jill Beckingham in her second annual Footsteps4Good Charity walk. The opener was in the Capital Grand Turk last Friday and joining the effort, naturally, was Governor Peter Beckingham who said: “I cannot remember seeing such an enthusiastic and cheerful group of schoolchildren in Grand Turk! For almost the entire population of children to turn out for this event to raise money for the schools was a remarkable achievement. Grand Turk and its schools, citizens and children should be justifiably proud of themselves. They have set the bar very high for the other islands over the next week.” The group started at the historic Grand Turk Lighthouse and included students from the Community College, HJ Robinson High, Ona Glinton Primary school, Eliza Simmons Primary and the Methodist school. As the walk progressed, the schools joined in and the momentum and excitement appears to have been growing equally. The walk this year has been graced with the participation of the European Union Ambassador, Mrs Paola Amadei, and her husband and son, who travelled especially from Jamaica to take part.So far Footsteps has walked through Grand Turk, Salt Cay and was today due to be in South Caicos. On Tuesday the founder will take her trek to Middle and North Caicos before landing in Providenciales by the weekend. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Turks and Caicos remembers the fallen in two ceremonies two islands

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS Islands, November 13, 2017 – Remembrance Day was commemorated in the Turks and Caicos on Sunday, despite the rain, with the two traditional ceremonies held at the St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Grand Turk and the St Monica’s Anglican Church in Providenciales. Wreaths were laid at the Cenotaphs in both islands in memory of fallen soldiers and servicemen still with us.Premier Hon Sharlene Robinson attended the service in Grand Turk, while the Governor and Education Minister, Hon Karen Malcolm were at the Providenciales memorial.    Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Earlier in the week, Governor His Excellency Dr John Freeman met with the last surviving member of the ex-service men’s legion, James Fulford.  Fulford served in the Turks and Caicos home guard from 1943 to 1945.Mr. Fulford or Bobby as he is more affectionately called is among the 2017 TCI National Honours.last_img read more

Woman tortured for dowry dies of burn injuries

first_imgKolkata: A woman in Narendrapur in South 24-Parganas died of burn injuries after she allegedly set herself on fire. It is further alleged the woman took the extreme step as her husband and in-laws tortured her for dowry.According to sources, Santoshi Pramanik of Nepalgunge at Bishnupur in South 24-Parganas got married to Uttam Pramanik of Bonhooghly in Narendrapur approximately seven years ago. During their marriage Santoshi’s family reportedly gave the couple several furniture and other valuables as dowry. Approximately after a year, Santoshi gave birth to a baby. Till then, there were no problems between the couple or with the in-laws. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataBut, after a few months, Uttam Pramanik and his family members allegedly started demanding money from Santoshi’s family. They use to allegedly taunt Santoshi regarding the things her father gave them during their marriage and claimed the items they received during the dowry were not good. After another a few months Uttam forced her to go to her father to get more money. When she refused, Uttam and his family members allegedly beat her many times. Altercation between them over money had become frequent. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA few years ago, she had told her father about the torture and her father had arranged for some money as well. But, that money did not made Uttam happy. He continued torturing Santoshi to get more money. Santoshi’s sister alleged that on April 23 Uttam reportedly called Santoshi’s father and told that she had set herself on fire. Later, Santoshi was admitted at the M R Bangur Hospital in a critical condition. Sources informed that during her statement to the doctors, Santoshi reportedly told that she tried to commit suicide as she was not able to bear the torture by her husband and in-laws. Late on Saturday night, Santoshi succumbed to her burn injuries at the M R Bangur hospital. Later, Santoshi’s family lodged a complaint against her husband and his mother at the Narendrapur police station claiming that Uttam set her on fire. But as Santoshi’s statement before the doctors were different, a case has been initiated at the Narendrapur police station under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC against the accused persons named in the FIR. None could be traced till Sunday as the accused persons had absconded.last_img read more