Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGDF Captain accused of murder further remandedMay 2, 2018In “Court”GDF Captain remanded for murdering loverApril 6, 2018In “Court”GDF Captain to be arraigned tomorrow for murder of girlfriendApril 3, 2018In “Crime” The interdicted Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain Orwain Sandy, who is accused of murdering his reputed wife Reona Payne last month in Alexander Village, Georgetown, was on Tuesday morning remanded to prison for the second time, as his murder trial continued.Accused: Orwain SandyAccording to the prosecution, the investigations regarding the case are still incomplete, and the psychiatric evaluation report which was ordered during Sandy’s arraignment is still being awaited.As such, the Prosecution requested additional time.City Magistrate Judy Latchman adjourned the matter for May 2, 2018 when the psychiatric report is expected to be presented to the Court.Outside of the Courtroom, friends, and family members along with Payne’s three children were seen wearing t-shirts with her picture calling for justice for the dead woman.INews had reported that March 31, 2018, Sandy allegedly killed his lover, Reona Payne by shooting her about her body 14 times.According to eyewitness reports, the couple were in their car proceeding along First Street, Alexander Village when a heated argument reportedly ensued.As such, Payne reportedly exited the vehicle after which Sandy followed, carrying a loaded firearm.He allegedly shot the woman once, resulting in her dropping to the ground, then stood over her and emptied the entire magazine.The Captain then fled the scene and turned himself over at the Ruimveldt Police Station, where he reported the matter.The police were also summoned by residents who heard the gunshots.When INews visited the scene, the woman’s lifeless body was found on the road along with several spent shells which were recovered by the police.Following the incident, Sandy was ‘was immediately interdicted from his duties,’ a statement from GDF said.This online publication understands that Payne and Sandy had been together for quite some time. However, a few years back, the duo split and married different people.After a while, they both reportedly gave up on their marriages and made their way back to each other.
Israel’s Third International Rough Diamond Conference, to be held on February 11 – 12, 2008 at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv, will feature official delegations from most African diamond producing countries. This is in keeping with the Israel Diamond Institute’s (IDI) declared goal of intensifying relations between The Israeli Diamond Industry and African diamond producing countries. Among the African representatives speaking at the conference will be Angolan Minister of Geology and Mines Manuel Africano; Botswana Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Ponatshego Kedikilwe; Liberian Minister of Land, Mines and Energy Eugene Shannon and Democratic Republic of Congo Deputy Mining Minister Victor Kasongo. Each of the ministers will be accompanied by delegations of diamond mining officials from their respective countries.The broad participation of African governments will be in addition to speakers from the major companies engaged in diamond production, as well as several younger diamond exploration companies. The rough diamond conglomerate De Beers will be represented by Group Managing Director Gareth Penny and by DTC Managing Director Varda Shine. Senior officials from Gem Diamonds, Petra Diamonds, Shore Gold, Stornoway Diamond Corporation, Stellar Diamonds and Rockwell Diamonds have already confirmed participation. In addition participants will include leading figures from the world diamond industry and from centres in China, Brazil, Canada and Israel.IDI Chairman Moti Ganz noted that this conference is being held at a time of important changes in the global rough diamond pipeline. “This is a very significant juncture for the rough diamond industry, coming only weeks after major changes in the industry that have created serious challenges for manufacturing centers around the world. We chose to hold the conference at this time in order to explore ways to expand and augment current and future sources of rough supply.”www.roughdiamondconference.com