Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) in offering its condolences on the passing of former parliamentarian and Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Chairman Alli Baksh, reflected on his life and contributions.Former Minister Alli Baksh“He was a mentor and exceptional example for young people in the Party. He played an integral role in nurturing and developing the careers of many leaders,” the PYO said in a statement on Friday.According to the PYO, Baksh’s loyalty, commitment, and selflessness in the struggles against “oppression, discrimination and dictatorship were most admirable. Comrade Alli was a wise counsel who was patient and attentive to the concerns of youths and these qualities made him an exceptional leader.”Representatives of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) youth arm further noted, “Comrade Alli was a strong believer in young people and played particular emphasis on their involvement at all levels of leadership. To the end, he remained a guiding force and inspirational motivator to the PYO. He spoke with passion about the youth arm as he himself played a crucial and fundamental role is its early days.”Baksh was appointed Minister within the Agriculture Ministry after then President Donald Ramotar took office in 2011.Prior to that, Baksh took on the role of Region Two Chairman from 1992, and operated in that capacity for almost 20 years. Additionally, he also served as a Member of Parliament representing the PPP/Civic.Meanwhile, Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO) leader Sheila Mathura stated on Friday that Baksh would “go down in history as the one who spearheaded the structural, social and economic developments on the Essequibo Coast”.Baksh will be laid to rest today in Essequibo.
A man who has admitted killing another man in a bar on Arranmore Island tried to commit suicide shortly before the attack.Stephen Boyle, 41, crashed his car into a wall to try and do away with himself a month before the incident, a court was told.Boyle has admitted killing but denies murdering Paul Boyle at Early’s Bar on Arranmore in October, 2009. Mr Boyle of Austen House, Cambridge Road, Kilburn Park, London has pleaded not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter at the Central Criminal Court.John Boyle, a brother of the accused, revealed that a month before there was an incident where the accused crashed his BMW into a wall to ‘try and do away with himself’.The witness told the court his brother was crying after the incident and he was concerned he was suicidal.He told Mr Vincent Heneghan BL prosecuting that after the incident he got a call and he went to collect his brother who was in bad shape and was crying.“I was concerned the way he was talking. I thought he might take his life or something”, he told the court.Witness Brendan Gillespie said that Paul Boyle was stuck twice by the accused with a glass, which he said broke after the second blow.Under cross-examination, he revealed that when Paul Boyle was struck first, his head went forward but said: “I’m sure he didn’t mean to cut him in the neck.”He said he didn’t remember hearing any shouting or seeing Paul Boyle engaging in a blocking exercise.The owner of the bar, Gerry Early, told Mr Micheal O Higgins that Paul Boyle, 19, had to put out of the bar over an incident earlier that evening.The trial continues today before a jury of six men and six women and Justice Patrick McCarthy.ARRANMORE KILLING – ACCUSED TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE MONTH BEFORE ATTACK was last modified: February 6th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Arranmore IslandCENTRAL CRIMINAL COURTPaul BoyleStephen Boyle