A 39-year-old driver of Sunflower Street, Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) has been remanded to prison after he was charged with being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Sheldon Joseph, also known as “Bam Bam”, pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.The prosecution is contending that Joseph had 350 grams of cannabis sativa in his possession, on January 10, 2018, at 47 Miles, Mabura Road, Upper Demerara. According to the prosecution’s case, Joseph was arrested at about 15:30h after he was caught with the illegal drug in his possession. Reports are the defendant was hitching a ride in the tray of a Mango Landing-bound vehicle, which was stopped and searched. The illegal substance was allegedly found in a haversack that the defendant had in his possession. He was remanded to prison until February 16.
With gold on their minds, 23 members of the Association Shotokan Karate-Guyana (ASK-G) winged out on Monday ahead of the third International Karate Daigaku (IKD) World Championships.Team Guyana will be eyeing top awards at the 2018 IKD World ChampionshipsLed by senior instructor and Karateka Roger Peroune, the Kata Captain, and Kumite Captain Keith Beaton, the team, which also included ASK-G Senior Instructor, President and judge Amir Khouri, left Guyana on August 13 and are expected back on August 20.The international competition will see over 350 highly-skilled and trained competitors vying for the top spots. The Guyanese contingent will have their hopes at an all-time high, as members are anxiously awaiting their events with optimism of returning home with medals for their country and Association.Karatekas recently got themselves prepared for the event with a number of local competitions for both junior and senior fighters. Meanwhile, the Association extended its heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors and the parents of students, most of whom are self-sponsored fighters, as well as the ASK-G fundraising team who ensured the karatekas were able to compete.