The lover of a prisoner, who is on remand for murder, was slapped with a possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking charge and made her first appearance in court on Thursday.Twenty-nine-year-old, Wondika Sandiford appeared before Magistrate Zorina Ally-Seepaul at the Wales Magistrate’s Court, West Bank Demerara (WBD), without an attorney and pled not guilty to the charge.It was alleged that on Wednesday at about 13:00h, the 29-year-old female visited the Wales Police Station, West Bank Demerara (WBD), where prisoners were being held.According to the prosecution’s case, the woman approached police officers there and handed a rank a pair of black sneakers requesting that the policeman ensure that her boyfriend, Alexander La Cruz, receives the footwear.However, during the initial examination of the footwear, the rank became suspicious since the soles of each sneaker appeared out of place.He then proceeded to examine the items further which led to the discovery of a compressed plastic wrapper with 360 grams of cannabis in the form of leaves, seeds and stem in the inner sole of each sneaker.The 29-year-old female was immediately notified about the discovery and began to behave in a disorderly manner inside of the police station.However, the ranks continued with their investigation and weighed the narcotic in her presence before taking her into police custody.Magistrate Ally-Seepaul remanded the woman to prison. The case will continue on November 14, 2019.
The state of Andhra Pradesh, which is on a massive drive to draw investments and build a new capital, has now roped in Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn as its brand ambassador. His wife Kajol would reportedly be the co-promoter of the state.The Bollywood star had a chat with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on movies, entertainment and business that he described as warm and delightful, and the CM was equally enthusiastic on Twitter about their lively meeting.Actor Ajay Devgn showed interest in investing in theme parks, resorts, water-based parks and the food processing sector. Devgn wants to put Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh’s up-and-coming capital on the frontlines of the global digital network with a media city – one that will feature film, HD TV and audio studios, digital post-production and media management services in the cloud.The Andhra Pradesh government has also approved a new policy for leasing out its land for tourism development activities. The state Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of CM Naidu, approved the new policy under which land under 10 acres would be leased out through competitive bidding.“Two percent of the basic land value will be fixed as the base price and land would be allotted on lease to the highest bidder based on their technical and economic capacity,” informed Naidu.Depending on the size of investment for a tourism project, land would be given on an initial lease of 3 years. “If they do well, we will extend the lease for a further 33 years,” the CM added. The more the tourism sector will be developed, the more it would contribute to economic development of the state, Naidu pointed out.