High Court handyman remanded for beating wife

first_imgA handyman attached to the Berbice High Court was remanded to prison for allegedly hitting his wife with a piece of wood several times, causing her to suffer a fracture to the left hand.Troyden Evans, 42, of Lot 214 Mayor and Town Council Scheme, New Amsterdam, appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore on a charge of maliciously inflecting bodily harm on Rhonda McGarrel on December 14, 2018, at Vrymens Erven.The prosecution is contending that Evans went to his wife who was selling in front of a primary school in New Amsterdam and began threatening her.The woman, out of fear, left her stand and ran into the New Amsterdam Library compound but he pursued her and then dealt her several blows with the piece of wood he was carrying.The woman appeared in court with her left arm bandaged and indicated to the court that it was fractured. Police Prosecutor Inspector Bernard Brown told the court that Evans was previously charged for a similar offence, but the matter was dismissed for want of prosecution.According to Brown, he was also convicted and imprisoned for burning McGarrel’s face. He will have to return to court on January 18, 2019.last_img read more

Aston Villa settle tax bill to allay immediate fears of administration

first_img Villa owner Tony Xia is under pressure 1 Aston Villa have resolved their immediate financial crisis and will settle their £4million tax bill.The club have paid £500,000 to HMRC and are expected to pay a further £1.2million by the end of the week, it is understood.The outstanding amount is likely to be paid swiftly after the club missed a tax payment on Friday, heightening growing fears of financial issues with Villa needing to find around £40million to comply with Financial Fair Play.Chief executive Keith Wyness was suspended on Tuesday amid reports he had fallen out with owner Tony Xia.Chairman Xia – now acting chief executive – has been struggling with short-term cash flow with tight rules on taking money out of China causing problems.But he currently has no intention of selling, although there are at least three parties interested in the Sky Bet Championship club.Administration is not yet an immediate fear for the club but Villa do need to find money in the long-term.Xia, who bought the club from Randy Lerner for £76million in 2016, is looking at funding options with Villa facing large-cost cutting measures following a failure to return to the Premier League.They lost the Championship final 1-0 to Fulham last month and face a third season out of the top flight.Xia has confirmed the club faces “severe FFP challenges” and that Villa need to be a sustainable club.Captain John Terry will not renew his contract after they missed out on promotion while star midfielder Jack Grealish could be sold to raise cash.Villa were relegated from the Premier League in 2016, losing an ever-present record, and their final parachute payment is cut to around £15million this year.The future of boss Steve Bruce is also uncertain with Xia yet to confirm the manager will remain in charge amid the financial uncertainty.last_img read more