A cleaner and a driver were remanded to prison on Wednesday by Magistrate Faith McGusty when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a larceny charge.Compton Fernandes, 47, of Mocha, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and Latchman Sukham, 43, of Albouystown, Georgetown denied the charges that between May 20 and May 21, 2019 at Albouystown, Georgetown, they broke and entered the shop of Shanelle Prince and stole two gas bottles valued $17,000 and one Samung music set speaker valued $96,000.The prosecution is contending that a relative of the owner was passing the business establishment when that person noticed that the shop was opened. Upon checking, the two men were discovered in the shop and an alarm was raised. Fernandes and Sukham were both arrested.Prosecutor Ceon Blackman objected to bail on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and also stated that the men provided incorrect addresses to the Police.Magistrate McGusty upheld the prosecutor’s submission and remanded the two men to prison. The case will continue on June 5, 2019.
The Glenties Windfarm Information Group has cautiously welcomed the public call for submissions as part of the review of the Wind Energy Guidelines (2006).The review is focused upon creating adequate safeguards to mitigate against the negative impact of noise and shadow-flicker from windfarms on neighbouring properties and homes.Spokesperson for the Glenties group, Mr. Ernan O’Donnell said noise and shadow-flicker are issues of particular concern to our members and formed a significant element of our submissions to the Straboy oral hearing last October. “The expert evidence of Dr. Christopher Hanning, on noise and health and Mr. Dick Bowdler, on noise assessment provided at that time clearly demonstrate the failings of the current guidelines to protect public health and underline the inability of local authorities, including Donegal County Council, to adequately assess the noise impacts of windfarm developments,” he said.He added these issues are compounded by the increasing size of turbines and the encroachment of proposed windfarm developments closer to residential areas.Mr. O’Donnell pointed to the recent Donegal County Council decision to grant permission for sixteen, almost 500ft (152m) turbines at Newmills, outside Letterkenny as such an example. Our group is being contacted, almost daily, by new windfarm neighbours seeking our support on how to effectively appeal against such decisions, he confirmed.The Glenties group also point to the incredible decision of Donegal County Council to eliminate the 500m setback distance between individual turbines and homes in the revised, Donegal County Development Plan – 2012-18. This decision was taken at a council meeting, in June 2012, following a proposal from Cllr. Terence Slowey, and despite almost half of the public submissions received on the revised plan requesting that a 2km setback be adopted in line with international best practice.Mr. O’Donnell advised that the group have learned lessons from that process and are currently preparing their submission but he did raise concerns regarding the short time-frame for the acceptance of submissions by the Department, which closes on 15 February 2013. WINDFARM GROUP WELCOMES REVIEW ON NOISE GUIDELINES was last modified: February 2nd, 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:GLENTIES WINDFARM INFORMATION GROUP