A wanted man and a “suspicious” accomplice were nabbed in Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Tuesday after a high-speed chase.Nineteen-year-old Godfrey Lynch in the back of a Police vehicle after being nabbed Reports are 19-year-old Godfrey Lynch, of Agricola, Greater Georgetown, was nabbed after residents in Republic Park, EBD informed Police of suspicious persons at an abandoned house in the community.Lynch’s accomplice, Mark Mosely, of Castello Housing Scheme, West La Penitence, Georgetown, who was wanted for questioning relating to gas station robberies in Georgetown and Eccles, was nabbed a short while after Police combed the area.According to A (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Division Deputy Commander Calvin Brutus, about 13:00h, Police responded to calls made by the Republic Park residents about suspicious activities in their community.However, after becoming aware that the Police were in the vicinity, the wanted man and an accomplice fled the house. Police gave chase and caught up with Lynch in Eccles.When Guyana Times arrived at the scene of their capture, the Police were seen prowling the area for the other suspect.This publication was told that Lynch was arrested by Police on charges of robbery under arms.Just last month, Lynch skipped his court hearing after being granted bail for allegedly robbing an elderly caretaker, Yvonne Moe, of over $13 million in goods during an attack at her Republic Park home. He was then found guilty by Magistrate Judy Latchman, and sentenced in absentia to 56 months in prison.Moe, in her testimony during the trial, had told the court that Lynch and an accomplice were seen lurking outside her house. She said after seeing the strange men, she proceeded to run back into the house, but was caught by one of them, who then dragged her into the home. They subsequently proceeded to rob her, and make good their escape.
The strategic policy committee on housing is reviewing the level of grants of the various housing adaptation grant schemes across the county.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghIt follows a question to Donegal County Council by Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh.Cllr Kavanagh asked if the council could review its policies with regard to the allocation of housing adaptation grants for people with a disability and for elderly people. He added that currently too many successful applicants are not in a position to take up the offered grant as they cannot afford the balance to meet the quotation for the necessary work.“As a result the grant does not get drawn down, and the work does not get done, this has implications for the ability of elderly and disabled people to remain in their own home,” h said.The council replied that so far this year they had paid out €200,000 on 70 grants.However the council stated that the strategic policy committee on housing had identified the need to review the grant levels under the various housing adaptation grant schemes, this review is to be completed before the end of 2015 and will subsequently be presented to the corporate policy group and full council for consideration. Welcoming this review of grant levels Cllr. Kavanagh said “It is important for the elderly and disabled members of our community that as many housing adaptations as possible can be brought to a successful conclusion.“If the council recognise and accept that the work is necessary and a grant is approved to complete the work, it is extremely frustrating for everyone concerned if still cannot get down because of the price gap between the grant allocated and the cost of the work. I hope the policy committee can complete its review in a timely fashion and that we have a positive proposal to consider at council as soon as possible.”REVIEW OF HOUSING GRANTS TO BE CARRIED OUT BY COUNCIL was last modified: October 11th, 2015 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghcouncilhousing