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15 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comA young man who believes he has the potential to be a good product of society found himself at the Court’s mercy on Thursday when he pleaded guilty to possession of Cannabis.Harry George Blanc of Jimmit was charged for possession of cannabis in Mahaut on June 5th, 2012.According to the police prosecutor Blanc who was in the vicinity of the Lab, a popular bar in Mahaut, had a brown paper bag and started walking briskly after spotting police officers on foot patrol in the area.The officers approached Blanc and asked if they search him to which he replied; “marijuana I have in my bag for me to smoke”.He was then arrested and taken into police custody.In mitigation Blanc said the facts given by the prosecutor was not entirely true.“I didn’t walk away briskly because I didn’t even know they were police officers”.He further stated “I believe I can be a productive citizen in society. I work; as a matter of fact I was coming from work at Donkey Beach where I do spray painting”.Magistrate Candia Carette- George told Blanc that if he feels he has such “potential” he should “stop smoking”.He then informed the court that his “situation” was “special” but it was a “long complicated” story.He went on to explain that because he is “alone” most of the times, he considers smoking as a form of “company”.The magistrate encouraged him to “make friends”, but he told her “that not working for me”.Before sentencing, Carrette- George told Blanc what would “save” him is the fact that he is a first time offender and therefore he would not receive a custodial sentence.She told him that he is a “young man” with “opportunities” available to him.He was fined $500.00 to be paid by June 30th, 2012 or in default he will serve one (1) month in prison.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews ‘I can be a productive citizen in society’ Mahaut man tells magistrate by: – June 11, 2012 Share read more
highlights Barcelona defeated Espanyol 2-0.Barcelona are now 10 point clear of their rivals.Lionel Messi scored for Barcelona. Madrid: Lionel Messi continued his remarkable run of form as his second-half double, including an impudent free-kick, helped Barcelona continue their march towards the La Liga title with a 2-0 win over Espanyol. The visitors gave their city rivals a tough game at the Camp Nou, but Messi’s chipped free-kick over the wall from 19 yards and a late second kept the reigning champions 10 points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid, who thrashed Alaves 4-0. Messi has now netted eight times in his last four games for Barca, and leads the way in the La Liga scoring charts with 31 goals, 13 ahead of teammate Luis Suarez. “I had no idea he would hit (the free-kick) like that,” said Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde. “I would love to say that we had planned it, but it’s not true, it’s up to him. He didn’t need my opinion and he scored.” It was a fitting way for the Argentinian to mark his 675th Barcelona appearance, which moved him ahead of Andres Iniesta into second on the club’s all-time list — 102 adrift of Xavi Hernandez.RELATED He made a low-key return to international action in midweek as Argentina lost a friendly to Venezuela, but Valverde was delighted it did not affect Messi on Saturday. “Messi is the same player no matter what team he is playing in,” he said. “He would be the same if he played in Australia… We are delighted to have him, it’s a luxury for me to coach him.” Barca struggled to break down Espanyol early on, with Messi, Suarez and Ivan Rakitic all wasting half-chances in the first period. Barcelona saw a penalty appeal waved away by both the referee and VAR on the stroke of half-time, and Malcom was denied just after the hour mark by away goalkeeper Diego Lopez as the Catalan giants grew frustrated. But Messi has been consistently unplayable this season, and he dinked in a wonderful effort from a set-piece despite Victor Sanchez’s best efforts to clear off the line. The three points were sealed in the 89th minute as Malcom ran clear on the breakaway, before cutting the ball across for Messi to sweep a trademark finish low into the bottom corner. Barcelona next visit Villarreal on Tuesday with a second successive title looking even more like a mere formality after a sixth straight victory extended their unbeaten league run to 17 matches. Atletico at least did not give up further ground to Barcelona as Diego Costa scored for the first time since November in an impressive win at fifth-placed Alaves. The Spanish international has struggled for form and fitness this season, but grabbed his second league goal of the campaign with a magnificent 11th-minute strike from the edge of the area, six minutes after Saul Niguez had put Atletico in front. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. read more
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