Ten witnesses are slated to testify in the trial related to the December 26, 2014 murder of 39-year-old miner Sunil Ramsundar, which is set to commence at the Demerara High Court. A 12-member jury was on Tuesday empanelled before Justice Sandhill Kissoon at the opening of the June Criminal Assizes in Demerara.Nyron ThakurdyalVishawantie RagnauthThe accused, Vishawantie Ragnauth and Nyron Thakurdyal both denied the murder indictment presented by State Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt. On that fateful Boxing Night, at Patentia, West Bank Demerara, Ramsundar was killed after he allegedly attempted to settle a dispute between his sister, niece and his niece’s reputed husband.According to Police reports in 2014, the incident occurred at about 22:00h where it was alleged that Sunil Ramsundar’s sister was reportedly being assaulted by her daughter Vishawantie and Vishawantie’s reputed husband Thakurdyal.At that time, reports stated that the now deceased man enquired from his sister why she was crying, and upon learning that the couple had physically assaulted her, the man approached his niece for an explanation. However, this reportedly turned into a heated argument, during which Ramsundar was stabbed about his body. He collapsed on the spot and was pronounced dead on arrival to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.The duo is being represented by Attorney Nigel Hughes.
Baby & Me Event:Lagan Primary Care Team are hosting a one day ‘showcase’ where practical, Educational Information is presented in an Interactive, Friendly, Fun, Colourful, Informative Manner.Mums, dads and expecting parents from Raphoe, St Johnston Carrigans, Manorcunningham and Newtoncunningham are invited to attend their local ‘Baby and Me’ Event!! Internationally renowned Chef Brian MacDermott will provide a cookery demonstration especially designed for you and your family!!.There will be a stand on Baby Massage and Toddler YogaGuest speakers will provide accurate information on positive mental health and well being, looking after you and baby, child safety and getting the right diet for family life, amongst others.Stands will provide information on benefits, home safety, car seat usage and making blinds safe Local playgroups and Family Resource Centres and support programmes will be in attendanceLocal health professionals will also be available on the day at the event.There will be Spot prizes and a special door prize.Entry is free.First Aid: Hi everyone if anyone looking to do a Refresher First Aid Course we are taking names here in the Resource Centre. You can PM me or ring me on 0749157927 it will be 2 evenings for 3 hours each evening (6 hours in total) hopefully starting in the next week or so thanks.Ray Presbyterian Church:Want to Reconnect with God & others? Monthly Evening Service in Ray Presbyterian Church, Manorcunningham. Live music, personal stories, life-related Bible Teaching. Informal, welcoming & open to all denominations & none. Supper served after. Starts 7.30pm 12th May 2013 & every second Sunday in month. For more info. Contact Rev.Nigel Craig on 0749157716 email@example.comYouth Club: The Link Youth Club will be on, on Saturday the 11th of May @ 7.30pm entry €2 (secondary school age group)This runs every second Saturday in the month.All denominations welcome.AGM:The Manorcunningham Community Development Association are holding their AGM in the Resource Centre on 21st May 2013 @ 8pm. Everyone is welcome, please come out and support your local community centre.Keep fit:There are keep fit dancing Zumba style classes on Wednesday evenings from 8.30 until 9.30pmHall Hire:There are great facilities here at the Manorcunningham Resource Centre. We have a huge main hall with stage ideal for plays/concerts and birthday parties(including bouncy castle & full use of kitchen facilities. On the unfortunate event of a funeral we can cater for tea/soup & sandwiches, so the family can take comfort in having one less thing to worry about during their sad loss. There is also smaller meeting rooms upstairs and a computer suite. A lift is also installed and is available for people with difficulties using the stairs. We also have Fax and photocopying facilities. If anyone would like more information on any of the facilities or activities please call on 0749157927.DD LOCAL – MANORCUNNINGHAM NOTES was last modified: May 3rd, 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:Manorcunningham notes
Trends, news and views. Interview: The StorytellerWinner of the Best Director Award at the Osian Cine Fan Film Festival, Ajita Suchitra Veera talks about the changing landscape of alternative cinema. Q. What is the story behind the name Ballad Of Rustom?A. This film is about those people who hail from,Trends, news and views.Interview: The StorytellerWinner of the Best Director Award at the Osian Cine Fan Film Festival, Ajita Suchitra Veera talks about the changing landscape of alternative cinema.Q. What is the story behind the name Ballad Of Rustom?A. This film is about those people who hail from small towns and seem very ordinary, but have extraordinary talent. It’s a ballad because the story is set to music.Q. Is the director an androgynous concept for you?A. The director is an individual. It’s not about being male or female. Most characters in my film are men. As an artist, I believe a human being encompasses a whole range of ideas and for me it’s irrelevant to debate the man-woman angle.Q. Why did you choose filmmaking as a medium of expression?A. No other art form comes as close as cinema does in portraying the human experience. It’s a beautiful medium.Q. Do you care for distinctions between mainstream and alternative cinema?A. There should be no boundaries or labels. It’s all about having an inclusive film culture in India. We should all aspire for original, imaginative work.Q. Why did you experiment with medium and technology for Ballad Of Rustom?A. I shot my film on 35mm cinemascope with sync (live) sound. It was an intentional aesthetic choice for I love 35mm film and I am old school when it comes to making movies.Health kickGreat news. Eating 1.4 ounces of dark chocolate every day lowers stress levels. What’s more, it’s rich in compounds like theobromine. 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Embrace the big society idea.Virgin again From moral policing to ridiculous advertising, women are targets everywhere.The travel diaries: Miss perfect VS The couch surferWill have a steam-ironed outfit for every meal. She doesn’t care much for back packs or travelling light.She’s the kind who’ll enjoy a pool by getting a lobster-red tan rather than actually getting into the water. Also, sand in her manicured toenails is a strict no-no.She drinks expensive cocktails embellished with little fruity umbrellas.Only travels by yacht, private jet or a chauffeurdriven car. She never goes anywhere without a reservation.Not good with local food, language or cultural diplomacy. She would rather just be safe than sorry.Can go without a clean load of clothes for weeks. She usually isn’t a stickler for hygiene.She prefers a shack to a hotel room. Doesn’ mind getting dirty, camping out under the stars and probably hasn’t run a comb through her hair in a while.Drinks local brew-basically anything that’s cheaper than bottled water.Hitchhikes and uses public transport around a new city. When all else fails, she walks.Depends on the goodwill of locals. She charms them with her knowledge of their culture, their cuisine and picks up the local dialect quickly.Make a memoryPhotographs are often the only way you remember all the great times you had on vacation. Different types of breaks need different ammo. Pick your gear carefully.Adventure: It’s probably best to take a pocket-sized digital camera for this trip. The bigger the camera, the heavier it will be while climbing a steep slope.Beach/Spa vacation: Barring an inadvertent encounter with the sea, a relaxing beach vacation is the perfect time to let your creative juices flow. It’s a great opportunity to experiment with the professional DSLR you bought yourself on your last birthday.Tip: Take a few test shots at home before you leave. Get comfortable with the flash and lighting options and make sure you pack enough extendable memory. You don’t want to fumble with these tiny details as the great moments of your life pass you by.advertisementVacation watchTry an adventure sport. Relaxation is all well and good, but to get your blood pumping and your adrenaline running is important too. Don’t just snooze through your next break, find a new experience.Switch off. No Blackberries, no Facebook, no Twitter, no texting. Ban technology and if you must use your iPhone at all, it should be to locate the closest local attraction.Be your own guide. All you get on pre-arranged tour guides is a busload of old people and souvenirs that burn a hole in your pocket. Draw out your own travel plan and make sure you experience a city by walking its streets.Don’t be shy. Of eating, of talking and letting yourself go. Be careful of tricksters and pick-pockets but don’t be afraid of trying new things on vacation, local food and wine being on top of that list.Keep a journal. A daily log of what you did, where you went and what you saw. This way, you can always re-visit your vacation without forgetting the little details.Fresh stock (New Releases)Rabbit Rap By Musharraf Ali Farooqui and Michelle FarooquiMidsummer Station By Owl CityThe Expendables 2 Starring Sly Stallone