A deportee from the United States was on Monday morning beaten to death during a drinking spree with his pal at his Industry Front, East Coast Demerara home. A deportee from the United States was on Monday morning beaten to death during a drinking spree with his pal at his Industry Front, East Coast Demerara home. The dead man has been identified as 44-year-old Bhagwan Ramadhar, also called ‘Alan Bhagwandin’, of Lot 50 Industry, East Coast Demerara. The Guyana Times understands that the two men had been in the habit of consuming alcohol, and on the day in question, they were engaged in a heated argument.During theMurder suspect Mahase Dhanrajargument, the suspect, Mahase Dhanraj, also called “Crusher,” picked up a piece of wood and dealt Ramadhar one blow to the head. Although the victim fell to the ground in an unconscious state, the suspect continued to hit him to the head. From reports received, Ramadhar’s face was battered.It is not clear whatprompted the argument, but persons in the area, including the suspect’s sister, related that the two men had been ‘drinking buddies’, and would become embroiled in heated arguments from time to time; but this was the first time an argument had become so violent. At the scene, the suspect’s sister, Sumintra Sugrim, told media operatives that the now dead man had lived alone, and her brother would frequently visit his home to consume alcohol. She explained that Monday morning was no different. Her brother went over to the dead man’s house, and the drinking spree began.However, whilst she was attending to her plants at the back of her yard, she heard the argument between the two men, but rather than enquiring, she continued doing her chores. This, she noted, was because the men would argue whenever they were “drinking rum”. Nevertheless, as sheThe body of Bhagwan Ramadhar being taken away by undertakersreached to the front of the yard, she saw her brother in a drunken state and he was trembling. Soon after, she heard her neighbours calling out to her, relating that Ramadhar was lying under the house in a pool of blood. She did not attempt to ask her brother what had transpired, but instead the police were summoned. The incident, she added, came as a shock not only to her, but to the residents. The suspect was arrested and has confessed to the murder. The piece of wood suspected to be the murder weapon was collected by investigators to be lodged as evidence. Meanwhile, Guyana Times understands that the now dead man had been deported from the US a few years ago, and had lived alone at his Industry, ECD home, where he plied his trade. His drunken state had persuaded persons not to give him work. As a result, he had resorted to doing odd jobs for people in the area. The murder suspect is expected to make his first court appearance shortly.
Donegal folk across the world watched and celebrated Donegal’s magical All-Ireland final win over Mayo yesterday.Here’s a video of a small group of loyal Donegal fans watching the game in far-off Dubai. We’re reliably informed that half of Ardara was there.They certainly look like they’re having fun in the sun!DDTV – DONEGAL FANS GO WILD IN DUBAI! was last modified: September 24th, 2012 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) read more
Demetrius Markopoulos moved to the Lucky Country with his Australian wife, journalist Sheridan Stumm, in 1967 and took out citizenship the following year.Altogether the 74-year-old Greek man had spent barely a decade of his life in the country yet, as Padraig Murphy from news.com reports, he won the battle for an age pension. The story goes as follows: Markopoulos permanently left Australia in 1977 to teach English in Greece, make jewellery for tourists and rent out sailboards on the idyllic island of Paros. Then, he spent a few years boating around the Aegean until he got an amicable divorce from his wife in 1993.Since then he occasionally returned to Australia to visit his ex-wife and children, who lived in Sydney. Meanwhile, in 2007 he was granted a Greek aged pension which he lost in 2012 when he moved to Thailand.Last year he returned to Australia and applied for the aged pension. Even though he was rejected by Centrelink, he appealed the rejection to the Administrative Appeal Tribunal.“I am satisfied that Mr Markopoulos retained a continuity of association with Australia while he was in Greece with his family and that he intended during that time to return, and that he continued to treat Australia as ‘home’,” said senior member Jill Toohey, concluding that Markopoulos ought to be paid the age pension, having spent more than 10 years Down Under.“As for the six months from October 1976 when Mr Markopoulos returned to Australia with his family before returning to Greece alone in April 1977,” Toohey continued, “I am satisfied that he remained an Australian resident for that period.“I accept that he returned to Australia with the intention of remaining here and making his home here with his family. Through a combination of difficulty finding employment and his psychological condition, he decided to return to Greece. Until he did so, I am satisfied that he was still an Australian resident.”Markopoulos will also be back-paid the age pension from the time he applied in November last year. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram read more