Gleaner tipster Orville ‘Clarkie’ Clarke has swept both sections of the Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) tipsters’ competition’s first bi-monthly race for 2016. Spotting five winners on the final raceday last Saturday, ‘Clarkie’ moved away from closest rival Jimmie of the Star to beast him by four winners (46 to 42) to secure the $20,000 prize. And the veteran tipster, who was champion in 2014, also captured the wagering section with a healthy plus $1,093.24, clear of IRIE FM represented by last year’s champion tipster Howard Abrahams. As a result, Clarkie picked up another $20,000 for a grand total of $40,000 donated by the promoting company. He leads the competition with 46 wins, ahead of Jimmie (42), Howard Abrahams and Cable Sport Network (Francisco ‘Linky’ Mills) jointly in third on 41 wins each.
A 29-year-old man, who was allegedly caught with an illegal gun along with matching ammunition was on Monday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Kevin Bruce called “Bankey” appeared on Monday before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus where he denied that on September 26, 2019, at East La Penitence, Georgetown, he had in his possession a .32 pistol and 10 matching ammunition while not being the holder of a firearm licence.Police Prosecutor Adduni Innis informed the court that on September 26 at about 00:10h, ranks from the East La Penitence Police Station went to the East La Penitence location after someone called the police informing that an unknown male was in a yard.The court heard that as the ranks entered the yard, they saw Bruce exiting the southern door of a house with a haversack on his back. However, the court heard that when the ranks called out to the 29-year-old man, he began to run. This resulted in a foot chase.According to the prosecutor, Bruce was apprehended and a search was carried out on him but nothing was found. However, while at the police station, ranks observed him placing his hands in his crotch and taking out a handgun. This resulted in the rank drawing his service weapon and discharging a round, which hit the defendant to his abdomen.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus remanded Bruce to prison. The case will continue on October 14, 2019.