…technology leading to more cases being solved – Crime ChiefThe Guyana Cold Cases Unit is currently probing five murder cases that have been pending for a number of years due to insufficient evidence collected when those crimes were committed.Crime Chief Lyndon AlvesThis is according to the Crime Chief, Deputy Police Commissioner Lyndon Alves, who has responsibility for law enforcement in the Guyana Police Force.In an exclusive interview with Guyana Times, Alves explained that these cases are being pursued by both the Cold Cases Unit and the Major Crimes Investigations Unit (MCIU).“There are quite a few cases that are unsolved, so we are working to take care of these. For the first quarter of this year, we already solved two cold cases, where each had been unsolved for almost 10 years; and with those two out of the way, we are looking at five now, and they are very, very old. These are the current cases of interest to the MCIU and the Cold Cases Unit,” he explained.According to Alves, the five cases could not have been further investigated, due to either lack of evidence at the time that each occurred or because the appropriate technology had not been available. However, those hindrances of the past will not prevent the Units from probing them this time around, he said.“Due to the hard work and dedication of staff at the Cold Case Unit and the MCIU, coupled with technology, the systems put in place by both Units are working to help solve these murders. That’s what helped us close those two cold cases for this year. The additional information, staffing and equipment etc. I would not say we have reached where we wanted in terms of bolstering human resources and equipment, but we are definitely getting there,” the Deputy Police Commissioner further explained.He said that while there are five cases being heavily focused on by the above-mentioned Units, this does not mean that other cold cases and unsolved murders are any less important. Those, too, will be probed again, sooner rather than later, Alves added.The most recent cold case to be solved in Guyana is that of the murder of businessman Ramzan Alli, which occurred at Coldingen Railway Embankment Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD) between July 11 and 12, 2009.His then wife, Milaimi Alli, has been nabbed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) recently for the 2009 murder of the businessman. She appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday to answer a murder charge.Milaimi Alli was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which stated that while being in the company of another, she murdered her husband Ramzan Alli at Coldingen Railway Embankment Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD) between July 11 and 12, 2009.The 49-year-old woman of Kissoon Housing Scheme, Good Hope, ECD was represented by Attorney-at-Law Bernard DaSilva, who told the court that his client is a mother of five, and given that the murder happened 10 years ago, he would like to have an early date for the preliminary inquiry to commence.The Police Prosecutor has told the court that the Police file is incomplete.The woman was remanded to prison and the matter has been transferred to the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court for April 15.The woman arrived in Guyana mere days after a wanted bulletin was issued for her arrest. Upon her arrival on a Caribbean Airlines flight from the United States of America, she was arrested and taken to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters, where she was grilled, after which the murder charge was instituted.Investigators received new information that Alli paid her lover $7 million to kill her husband, which led them to reopen their investigation into the murder of the fuel dealer in March 2009.Thirty-eight-year-old Zaheed Mitchell of Foulis, ECD was recently charged for his involvement in the murder of Alli.
1 Thierry Henry Galatasaray are interested in signing Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, according to reports in Turkey.The Gunners’ all-time leading scorer has confirmed that he will be leaving MLS side New York Red Bulls after four and a half years in America.Big-spending Ligue 1 sides Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in the striker but now Galatasaray are hoping to tempt the Frenchman to Turkey, according to newspaper Fanatik.The 19-time Super Lig champions have managed to land big-name stars like Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba over the past few years and now want to add Henry to their side.It is unclear whether or not the 37-year-old will even continue playing, with retirement an option, and he says he will use the next few weeks to decide on ‘the next chapter’ of his glittering career.And if he decides to play on, Galatasaray are ready to make their move.That would disappoint Arsenal fans, who would love their former striker to return to the club in a coaching capacity.
Fun with pictures: For those who think that Tom DeLay’s smiling mug shot accomplished his objective of not giving the Democrats something to use against him, you might want to think again. Here’s a few captions to start you off: At Least I’m Not Rove Hair By Prell, Teeth By Colgate, Indictment By Earle Got Money? Will Work 4 Scottish Golf Trips I Am Not A Crook Pardon me? Please. AWM* 50+, loves intimidation, long walks on Democrats, off-census-year redistricting, weak admonishments, loaded congressional committees, laundering cash, looking for MWP, 50+, with penchant for pardons. (* Arrogant White Male.) Miers pulls out: Saying she had become a “burden for the White House,” Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination for the Supreme Court. Presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said the president wasn’t eager to accept her withdrawal. “If being a burden was a legitimate reason for leaving,” said McClellan, “we’d have to get rid of half the White House.” McDonald’s finds health: Seeking to counter charges that its food is unhealthy and contributes to obesity, McDonald’s Corp. announced Tuesday that it will display nutrition facts on the menu item packaging. Unfortunately, food itself will continue to be unhealthy. “As soon as we find something healthy in the food, we’ll be certain to let you know,” said spokesman Ronald McMcMc. “But that food packaging. Pure nutrition.” Katrina scoffs at Wilma: “She is so done,” said a spokesperson for Hurricane Katrina in referring to the latest storm. “Katrina made every hurricane to come after simply wannabes. Rita tried and did a decent job, but lacked what we call in the hurricane P.R. biz as killing impact. Wilma is just a joke.” Going for the record: With the sad passing of the 2,000th U.S. fatality in Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney believes the pressure is off. “Now we can do the war thing without these unnecessary distractions,” said the darkly charming chickenhawk. Democrats not responsible for anything: The Democratic National Committee issued a statement relinquishing any responsibility for any of our soldiers’ deaths in Iraq. “Sure, most of us voted for the war,” said the release, “but, criminy, we didn’t mean a war where anyone would die.” Oops: It seems that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist did receive inside information on stock that he owns that he previously said he did not know that he owned. A statement from the senator/doctor/multimillion-dollar hospital chain owner’s office read: “My previous denials that I never knew I owned the stock that I sold and did not know that I had received inside information from which I learned that I should sell the stock I didn’t know I had, is very, very weak and is now resting comfortably in one of the private hospitals I just found out I own.” Mixing lemon metaphors: In a speech last week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged voters to support Proposition 74, which, he says, brings accountability in the classrooms. “We currently have a system of dancing lemons,” said Schwarzenegger. “Ask a car salesman; a lemon is a bad car you can’t get rid of. It’s like a school that is locked into a bad teacher.” When pressed as to how the word “dancing” works in his analogy, the governor said, “Teachers should be teaching, not dancing, and it’s time to take those dancing teaching lemons and turn them into dancing teaching lemonade, which then should be served to dancing union lemons who refuse to dance with me.” Thirsty anyone? Last special-election guide note: Proposition 75, Public Employee Union Dues. Restrictions on Political Contributions. Employee Consent Requirement. Yes: You just hate to watch our poor governor forced to go through all those phony photo ops, fatty Republican dinners, and faintly questionable, multimillion-dollar fees from conflict-of-interest muscle mags, just to outspend his opponents. No: You’re happy that unions do not have to go to all that much trouble to use members’ dues to spend on things like, oh, I don’t know, say, getting a Democrat elected. And why not? Corporations do it … except for the Democrat part. Thank you, Rosa Parks: Has there ever been a single bus ride that has so exquisitely gifted humanity? Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” and can be heard on Los Angeles’ KTLK-AM (1150) on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!