A construction worker of Mackenzie, Linden was on Tuesday robbed by two armed men on Alexander Street between Regent and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown.Kelvin Fernandes, 48, was relieved of $210,000 by the two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun.Based on reports received, the man left his worksite at Providence Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and went to change a cheque at the Bank of Guyana, Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown.After cashing the cheque, the man reportedly placed the money in his left pants pocket and walked to Robb Street. After some time, he stopped at the Bourda Market along Regent Street to conduct a transaction.Shortly after, Fernandes told detectives, he turned onto Alexander Street and it was at that time he was confronted by the two men, who demanded cash and personal items.The victim reportedly put up a fight, but the men managed to push their hands into his pocket and took away the money. They then escaped on foot.Detectives believed that the perpetrators might have trailed Fernandes from the bank. Up to press time, the Police were still conducting their investigations, but no arrests were made.
The most obvious challenge to a state mandatory spay/neuter law is: How could it ever be enforced? It’s hard enough to identify problem pets’ owners, let alone the animals’ ages or reproductive capacities. Supporters of Levine’s proposal cite a similar, purportedly successful, measure in Santa Cruz County. But that just raises another question: Aren’t local municipalities, which have differing needs and populations (human and animal) better able to determine such policies for themselves? Not all solutions are one-size fits all. And the answer to every problem isn’t necessarily a state law. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IF Van Nuys Assemblyman Lloyd Levine gets his way – and a recent committee vote suggests he might – it will soon be illegal to have an unfixed dog or cat in California. With the exception of pet breeders and a few others, anyone found in possession of a fertile dog or cat more than four months of age will be subject to a $500 fine. All of which sounds harmless enough. Irresponsible pet owners are the scourge of many a neighborhood, and no one likes to see animal shelters filled with unwanted dogs and cats that usually end up getting euthanized. But good intentions alone don’t make for good law.