Glenroy Frank was on Monday acquitted of a child sexual activity charge at the Sexual Offences Court.He was found not guilty by a 12-member jury, which considered the evidence presented over a few days of trial and made its decision following about two hours of deliberations.Frank had been charged with engaging in sexual activity with a female relative in the county of Demerara. Guyana Times understands that the child was eight years old and the matter allegedly occurred in January 2013. However, the jury panel was of the view that Frank was not guilty despite the arguments presented by lead Prosecutor Narissa Leander and Seeta Bishundial and Orinthia Schmidt. Frank opted against legal counsel and defended himself during the trial. Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall presided over the Demerara High Court case.
It’s one of the most watched TV shows on the box – but the telly opinionated fanatics on Gogglebox were not impressed with Daniel O’Donnell’s performances on Strictly Come Dancing. Gogglebox is a hugely popular show – even though you’d think the concept of us watching people watch TV wouldn’t be entertaining.However, it is entertaining, but the families who contribute to the show were unimpressed by Daniel O’Donnell’s version of Grease star Danny Zuko. They didn’t hold back in their criticism of Daniel and said it was the worst they’ve seen yet.They were critical right from the get go, and they slammed Daniel for keeping his mouth opening during the opening dance sequence on the stairs.One family said, “Oh my god that was dreadful, what’s he doing, how can he not close his mouth and click his fingers at the same time.Another family said, “How stiff is this, this is the stiffest performance I’ve ever seen on Strictly, oh he dropped her, that wasn’t supposed to happen. Others just couldn’t take him serious in the role of dark haired lothario Danny Zuko.“That quiff is outrageous, Daniel O’Donnell doesn’t suit this style or character, I can’t take him serious.As the dance ended one family simply repeated the word Wow.While another group on the show were very blunt in their assessment saying, “That was just awful, it was absolutely s**t.Daniel was voted off the show after a dance-off on Sunday. GOGGLEBOX UNIMPRESSED BY DANIEL’S STRICTLY PERFORMANCE! was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnews
Polling stations around the State have closed after 15 hours of voting in the Presidential election, with at least one pundit saying that Sean Gallagher will be the next President.Turnout looks like being just above 50%, a bit more than in 1997 – though 20% below the general election.On his TV programme last night, Vincent Browne said he believed that perhaps the controversy surrounding Gallagher came too late to hit his vote substantially enough for him to lose. However the bookies are backing Labour’s Michael D Higgins, saying he will get enough transfers to win out….probably sometime on Saturday afternoon.It’s thought Dana will come last.Ballot boxes will be opened this morning with counts in each of the two Donegal constituencies as well as around the country.Counting will then begin on the Presidential election, and in Dublin West on the by-election there. Once the Presidency is decided, counting of votes in the two referendums will commence.Just over 3.1m people – every Irish citizen over the age of 18 who is included on the Register of Electors or the Supplementary Register – were entitled to vote.President Mary McAleese voted in the Phoenix Park accompanied by her husband Senator Martin McAleese.Michael D Higgins cast his vote at Bushy Park National School in Galway, while Seán Gallagher voted in the National School in Blackrock, Co Louth.Gay Mitchell voted at Kildare Place Primary School in Rathmines and Dana Rosemary Scallon cast her vote at Carnmore National School in Claregalway. David Norris voted at Marlborough Street polling station, Mary Davis voted in the Burrow School in Sutton and Martin McGuinness – who is not eligible to vote in the election – joined Pearse Doherty at the polling station in Bunbeg in Co Donegal.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com GALLAGHER WILL BE NEXT PRESIDENT, SAYS VINCENT BROWNE was last modified: October 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:martin mcguinnessMICHAEL D HIGGINSPresidential electionsean gallagher