A woman who reportedly had ganja in her possession at the Bartica Police Station was on Tuesday remanded to prison when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge against Elcy Indra Vigilance of Lot 67 C Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden stated that on September 29, 2018 at Bartica Police Station she had in her possession 489.9 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The 25-year-old woman denied the charge when it was read to her.The prosecution’s case was that on September 29, 2018 about 16:40h two Policemen noticed the woman acting in a suspicious manner at the Bartica Ferry Stelling. The Constables approached her and invited her to the Police station, which is a short distance away to conduct a search of her belongings.During the search, a yellow plastic bag wrapped in clear scotch tape which contained leaves and seeds were unearthed. As such, he was arrested and charged.In court on Tuesday, the Police Prosecutor objected to bail citing the seriousness and prevalence of the offence. Chief Magistrate McLennan upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded Vigilance to prison. The case will continue on October 17, 2018 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.
Vijender Singh achieved yet another milestone in his boxing career when he defeated Australia’s Kerry Hope to win WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title on Saturday evening in New Delhi. (Vijender Singh dedicates WBO title to Muhammad Ali )The Olympic bronze medallist was up against a tough opponent in Hope and took him 10 rounds to seal the win and title. But, Vijender who has remained unbeaten so far in professional boxing with seven wins, admitted that the bout against Hope was his toughest. “This was the toughest fight for me and also a complete turnaround,” Vijender told India Today after winning the bout. Vijender became a bit emotional after winning his debut bout at home. “I can’t express my feelings right now, it was very important for me and my nation…finally we did it,” an emotional Vijender said. (Vijender demolishes Hope at home ) FUTURE OF BOXING When asked about the future of boxing in India, Vijender said lot depends on the people and how they accept the sport. “Lot of people turned up to watch me fight and more importantly it is about the people and not me. You have to ask them if they liked it or not…I did the job by winning the title and it’s now for the people to take it forward.” (PM Modi to MS Dhoni: Vijender Singh wins hearts with WBO title )ALI AND NEXT GOAL After winning the WBO Asia Pacific title, Vijender has moved to 15 in pro-boxing rankings and now gunning for more glory. “I will try for world No.1, it’s just the beginning,” Vijender said. At the end of the bout, Vijender was quick to dedicate his title to late boxing legend Muhammad Ali and said he has learnt lot of things watching him.advertisement