A 28-year-old security guard who was recently slapped with robbery and assault charges is back at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, this time slapped with a fraud charge.Akeem Bacon appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus where he was arraigned for fraudulent conversion.Bacon, of Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) plead not guilty to the charge which stated that between February 15 and 17, 2019, at Mandela Avenue, while being solely entrusted by Oscar Stull with the sum of $120,000, he fraudulently converted same to his own use and benefit.Prosecutor Bhisnu Hunte did not object to bail.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus granted bail in the sum of $50,000 and set June 3 for this next court appearance.Bacon was recently charged for assaulting Patreema Isaacs on October 13, 2018, at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and on the same date and location, he also stole one Android phone from her. Bacon was also granted bail on those charges.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece appears to be heading nearer to snap polls, possibly as early as October 4, sources told Kathimerini yesterday, as the government spurned opportunities to deny that Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis is considering such a move.According to sources, Karamanlis is set to announce by Thursday his intentions, clearing the ground for his economic policy speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair on Saturday, an annual landmark in the political calendar.It is thought that if Karamanlis does opt for a snap poll, he will tell voters that he is basing his decision on the lack of consensus with the opposition parties on issues that are vital to Greece’s future.In a meeting yesterday with the president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA), Constantinos Michalos, Karamanlis was urged to find common ground with the opposition but the prime minister responded by saying that he had already sought consensus and that his attempts had been rebuffed by other leaders.The issue of whether Karamanlis should call elections straight away continues to divide New Democracy. Public Works Minister Giorgos Souflias has been identified as one of the senior conservatives advising the premier to opt for a snap poll.“My actions, my thoughts, my ideas and my suggestions during my whole political career have always been based on what is in the national interest,” said Souflias in an ambiguous response to a question about whether he was advising Karamanlis on the election date.However, former Culture Minister Michalis Liapis seized upon this comment. “How can it serve the national interest when holding elections now would either lead to no outright winner or a PASOK government?” said Liapis.