United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today reiterated his condemnation of all hostage-takings and acts of violence against innocent civilians following the killing of two Pakistani nationals Thursday in Iraq. “Such acts are utterly unacceptable and are aimed at undermining Iraq’s political and economic reconstruction,” said a statement issued by Mr. Annan’s spokesman. The spokesman said the Secretary-General was dismayed and saddened to learn of the brutal killing of the two contractors, who had been held hostage for several days, and conveyed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the Government of Pakistan and to the families of the victims.
Senior Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday remanded a 25-year-old Albouystown, Georgetown resident, when he appeared before her at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged for unlawfully wounding his friend.Kevin Allicock of Lot 32 James Street, Albouystown pleaded not guilty to the charge, which detailed that on April 17 at Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Joseph Barker with the intent to maim, disfigure, or cause grievous bodily harm.The court heard that on April 17, the Virtual Complaint and Allicock were both imbibing whilst playing around with knives. During the said activity, the defendant armed himself with one of the knives and dealt Barker a stab to his neck.The police report was made, and Barker was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he received medical attention for his wound.Prosecutor Richard Harris in court on Friday revealed that the victim had to be readmitted to the health facility, for treatment for the said wound. On that note, the prosecutor objected to bail.The unrepresented man was remanded to prison. The case will continue on July 29. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAlbouystown woman lands in court over ‘workplace brawl’July 12, 2016In “Court”Albouystown man charged with unlawful woundingJuly 15, 2014In “Crime”Cop charged for threatening to kill girlfriendSeptember 8, 2017In “Court”