Trial into “Bread Man” murder to commence soon

first_imgThe High Court trial for the 2017 murder of Andre Alexander, also known as “Bread Man”, is expected to commence on June 12, 2019, as a 12-member jury was on Monday empanelled before Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court.Facing the indictment for the capital offence of murder are 22-year-old Shaquille Grant, called “Soldier Man” of Lot 345 B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown and his alleged accomplice, Neville Ford.Dead: Andre Alexander22-year-old Shaquille GrantAccused: Neville FordThe charge read to them detailed that on May 5, 2017 in the county of Demerara, they murdered Alexander in furtherance of a robbery.The two accused denied the charge and are being represented by Attorney Nigel Hughes in association with Ashley Henry and Adrian Thompson respectively.The State’s case is being led by Prosecutor Teriq Mohammed, in association with Sarah Martin and Tuanna Hardy.According to media reports at the time, Alexander, of Lot 394 C Field, Sophia, and his wife were at their bread stand when two men on a CG motorcycle rode up and ordered three loaves of bread, paying with a $5000 note.The now dead man was reportedly in the process of making change when the pillion rider whipped out a gun and demanded that the father of two hand over his cash.Alexander reportedly put up a fight and in retaliation, the suspect discharged two rounds, one of which struck the vendor to the chest.The bandits then relieved the injured man of an undisclosed sum of cash and bread before making good their escape.Residents rushed to the scene and found the man lying in a pool of blood. He was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed while receiving medical attention.last_img read more

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Microsoft, Apple sign five-year pact on Office software for Macs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEATTLE (AP) – Apple Computer Inc. won’t thwart users from loading Microsoft’s Windows operating system onto its new Intel-based Macintosh computers – but don’t expect Apple to start offering a Mac running Windows. Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said in an interview Tuesday that the company won’t sell or support Windows itself, but also hasn’t done anything to preclude people from loading Windows onto the machines themselves. “That’s fine with us. We don’t mind,” Schiller said. “If there are people who love our hardware but are forced to put up with a Windows world, then that’s OK.” Schiller made the comments at Tuesday’s Macworld Expo, where Microsoft also said it had signed a five-year pact with Apple to develop versions of Office for Macs and announced plans to release a version of Office that will be compatible with Apple’s new Intel-based computers. Macs currently run Apple’s own proprietary operating system, which competes with Windows. However, since Windows is much more dominant, Mac users don’t necessarily have access to many software programs written only for Windows. Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple on Tuesday unveiled its first computers using Intel chips, which power most PCs using Windows. The switch could technically and theoretically allow a person to load Windows onto a Mac computer, although the user would require some technical expertise to pull it off. That would allow a person to run both Microsoft and Apple’s operating systems on the same Apple machine. It was news Microsoft Corp. welcomed. “Any new machines that are on the market that run Windows are great,” said Scott Erickson, director of product management and marketing for Microsoft’s Mac business unit. Erickson said it was too early to say how Microsoft might take advantage of an ability to run Windows on Macs, saying only that it could give Mac users the potential to run Windows-based applications they previously couldn’t. Still, Erickson said Microsoft remains committed to offering a version of its Office business software for Macintosh computers. Microsoft, based in Redmond, wouldn’t say when the new version of Office for Macs will be released or what it will cost. Erickson said the company last released a version of its Office business software for Macs in May of 2004, and Microsoft generally releases updates every two to three years. Erickson said the five-year deal, in which no money changed hands, should help quell customer concerns that Microsoft will stop developing software for its rival. “What we wanted to do was just put to rest the question of, ‘Hey, are they going to be around now that (Apple is) making a major switch to Intel?’” Erickson said. This is the second time Microsoft and Apple have signed pledges to work together, although Microsoft has developed software for Macintoshes for more than two decades. — AP Technology Writer May Wong contributed to this report.last_img read more

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