2 remain in custody for Rio fatal shooting

first_imgThe ex-bodyguard of a popular convicted drug lord and a female remain in custody as Police continue investigations into the fatal shooting of Ryan Sergeant, 19, at the Rio Nightclub on Monday last.Dead: Ryan SergeantA source close to the investigations revealed that the woman in custody was seen leaving the nightclub with two men – one turned himself in while the other remains on the run. It is believed that on the night of the fatal shooting, the argument started over the young lady.However, both persons in custody remain tight-lipped and have not been cooperating with Police. The Police are nevertheless hunting for the third suspect.The former ‘phantom’ group member turned himself in on Friday in company of his lawyer, while the woman was arrested at a house on Hadfield Street, Georgetown, during a Police operation, that led to the discovery of two illegal firearms and several rounds of ammunition.The others who were arrested were released.Ryan “Harry” Sergeant of Lot 2530 Layon Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was shot and killed, while another teenager remains in a critical state at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he too was shot. The injured teen is Jeffrey Ferrel also of North Ruimveldt Housing Scheme.Sergeant was shot once to the jaw during an exchange of gunfire that started in the night club and ended on the outside.After the shooting, the now dead man was picked up by his ‘gang members’ and dropped off at the Woodlands Hospital. It was reported that Ferrel, who is now hospitalised, was involved in an altercation with one of the suspects who in turn left the club with another friend and a female.Further reports stated that after the trio left, they were followed by Ferrel and the now dead man and the argument resumed.During the argument, the suspect whipped out a gun and discharge several rounds, hitting Ferrel to the neck and shoulder. Attempting to rescue his shot friend, Sergeant was shot to the jaw. The suspects then fled the scene.It was during the review of the surveillance footage that the three suspects were positively identified.last_img read more

Jubilee FC Vow to Come Back Stronger

first_imgJubilee FC striker Kanmanue Folee celebrates after scoring an equalizer against Keitrace FC during the 2016/2017 league season. The head coach of Jubilee FC, William Lartey, says “Jubilee will come back stronger in the pending Liberia Football Association 1st division championship.”In an interview with this newspaper yesterday, Coach Lartey said the team has built a new squad with young players and assured fans of better performances next season.“We can assure our supporters that we are going to be a different team next season as one of the major title contenders and one of Liberia’s representatives to CAF competitions,” he said.Jubilee FC finished in the 7th position out of 12 teams during the previous season after bagging home 30 points out of 22 league games. Jubilee, aka the ‘Church Boys,’ were also knocked out of the FA Cup in the second round after they suffered a 2-0 defeat against third division side Samira FC at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Coach Lartey said his boys have recovered from their previous poor league performances and confident of the new season.The ‘Church Boys’ resumed practice yesterday ahead of the new season. The build-up to the new LFA league season shows that the season is going to be fascinating as some clubs have signed on promising players.However, the Jubilee FC coach said he is building the team around players with the ambition to lead the club to becoming a major title contender in the league.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

StarTimes acquire rights for FA Cup and Community Shield

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany lifts the FA Cup after their final rout of WatfordNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 2 – Pay Television Company StarTimes will see their subscribers in Kenya now access the popular Emirates FA Cup and the FA Community Shield after the broadcaster secured transmission rights.Their subscribers will enjoy the exploitation of these two prestigious football competitions on all media platforms across sub-Saharan Africa until 2021. The Emirates FA Cup will broadcast from the third round with the first game airing on Saturday January 4th 2020.Speaking on this latest development, StarTimes Regional Marketing Director Aldrine Nsubuga noted that the Emirates FA Cup and the FA Community Shield are among the most competitive national football events which Kenyan subscribers will have access to moving forward.“We have been building a very solid offer in terms of football for 2020 with national competitions with the two new properties now adding into other ongoing premium properties including UEFA Europa League, Coppa Italia and The Bundesliga. This is in our progressive efforts to secure relevant content towards extending the best value to our subscribers,” noted Nsubuga.The media rights will run across all platforms including pay television and online mobile application enabling subscribers to access football action both at the comfort of their homes and on the go.StarTimes has dedicated five channels to the rich footballing action, three of them being High Definition (HD) which includes World Football (HD), Sports Premium (HD), Sports Arena (HD), Sports Focus and Sports Life. The channels will have additional offerings including multi-language commentary in English, Kiswahili and French.With the broadcast rights extending to availability of the matches on the StarTimes mobile application, soccer fans will be in a position to stream live matches on Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD) and Ultra High Definition (UHD).Subscribers StarTimes terrestrial platform will enjoy the Emirates FA Cup and FA Community Shield as well as other top tier soccer leagues from as little as Ksh. 749 per month on Classic bouquet while those on satellite television platform will enjoy the action on Super bouquet at Ksh. 1,499 per month.The company’s flexible subscription payment options continues to allow subscribers the freedom to pay conveniently daily, weekly or on a monthly basis in an effort to ensure fans do not miss a single match.0Shares0000(Visited 49 times, 2 visits today)last_img read more