It’s officially December, and Phish fans around the country are beginning to count down the days until the Vermont jam band returns to New York City for their annual New Year’s Eve residency at Madison Square Garden. The four-night run is scheduled to take place once again on December 28th-31st, and fans will be more than ready to take on the long holiday weekend with their jam heroes. Phish certainly have their work cut out for them after last year’s New Year’s Eve performance, but knowing this band, they most definitely will have something wild ready for their upcoming return to MSG.One of the best parts of the four-night run taking place in New York City is that the state’s 4 a.m. curfew laws allow for plenty of late-night fun, which, here in “The City That Never Sleeps,” can feel like four extra nights of Christmas. So for local New Yorkers looking for a Phish pre-party to hit after work before heading to MSG, or fans in from out of town who’d like to make the most of their trip, CEG has you covered! Take a look at some of the best pre and post-Phish parties taking place during the 2018 New Year’s Eve run below. 12/28: Hayley Jane & The Primates @ The Cutting Room [Tickets]Hayley Jane & The Primates‘ music includes a potent mix of sounds and styles that any music fan would want to hear out of a modern rock and roll band. Fronted of course by their talented lead singer, Hayley Jane, this band from Boston finds a fun balance of melodic power with a looseness that keeps the music flowing with ease. The band has earned a regional reputation of being one of New England’s top roots rock/Americana acts, and with a new studio album released in 2017, We’re Here Now, Hayley Jane and her gang of Primates will have plenty of energizing tunes to get fans ready and warmed up for the opening night of the Phish run.***12/28: Chillfam Allstars Play Michael Jackson @ Gramercy Theatre [Tickets]What better way to charge into the start of the Phish run than by dancing all night to “The King of Pop” as played by members of the Trey Anastasio Band, Snarky Puppy, Pink Talking Phish, Eric Krasno Band, and more. The complete lineup features Elise Testone (vocals), Eric Gould (bass), Zack Burwick (drums), Kito Bovenschulte (percussion), Richard James (keys), Danny Mayer (guitar), Natalie Cressman (trombone), Rob Volo (trombone), Matt Wayne (sax), and Justin Stanton (trumpet). This collaborative effort will shake the foundation of The Gramercy Theatre that will make fans feel like they’ve stepped into Studio 54. Costumes aren’t required for this show, but considering that most folks will be coming from Phish and heading straight into the Michael Jackson universe, expect for things to get a little weird when songs like “Thriller”, “Billie Jean”, or “Rock With You” begin blaring out of the speakers. It also goes without saying that this late night party on December 28th is one that will encourage fans to don’t stop until they get enough…***12/28: The Werks @ The Cutting Room [Tickets]The Werks‘ sound could easily be described as a wonderfully fun combination of groovy rock guitar riffs to go with a plethora of strong, psychedelic jams. Since forming out of southern Ohio back in 2005, The Werks have earned a dedicated national fanbase and are steadily building a demand for their presence at major music festivals. They have the undeniable ability to bring the energy for large audiences at events like The Peach, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp festivals, as well as taking the party indoors for more intimate experiences at New York’s Cutting Room where they’ll be on December 28th. The band’s ability to collectively chase one another through improvisational teamwork has set them apart from their contemporaries, as The Werks have become almost a necessary part of the jam circuit. Their night one party will be a must-see addition to this year’s NYE afterparty schedule.***12/28: Of Clocks & Clouds @ Rockwood Music Hall [Tickets]Of Clocks And Clouds are somewhat of an anomaly within the jam scene. While many guitar-based jam bands sometimes go for a lighter sound, this New York-based rock quartet (recently expanded from a trio) do not shy away from their love for heavier, darker themes. They’ve continued to push themselves over the last few years while developing into a machine capable of keeping an energy firing on all cylinders from start to finish. The recent addition of a keyboardist has allowed the group to greatly expand their on-stage abilities, allowing for guitarist Joe Salgo and bassist Max Devlin to really take charge of a jam and take the music further into the unknown. The intimacy of their afterparty at Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 2 will provide the perfect late-night atmosphere as fans should still have fresh legs on night one of the new year’s run.***12/29: Stella Blues Band @ The Cutting Room [Tickets]It wouldn’t be a true Phish NYE run without some Grateful Dead, and Stella Blue’s Band is one of New York City’s more reliable Dead tribute acts. Named after one of Jerry Garcia’s most beloved ballads, Stella Blue’s Band does not rely on the softer side of the Dead catalog to get fans on their feet. The seven-member band has everything a Deadhead or curious fan would want out of a Dead show experience, with song selections ranging from early, primal Dead to the songs that filled the setlists throughout the 1980s and into the 90s. With night two of the Phish NYE run taking place on a Saturday, fans won’t have to worry about ditching work early to make it to this 4 p.m. pre-show party on time. Fans should also assume that Bob Weir‘s weekend anthem, “One More Saturday Night”, will definitely be finding its way into the setlist before the pre-show comes to an end.***12/29: Pink Talking Fish @ Gramercy Theatre [Tickets]One of the cool parts of experiencing this three-headed musical monster that is Pink Talking Phish is that the themes are constantly changing throughout the set. One minute fans can find themselves getting down with Talking Heads‘ funky dance beats, and the next they’re entering a trance of epic rock psychedelia through the musical vehicle that is Pink Floyd. There’s of course the Phish element to the band’s show as well, so anyone who may not have heard their favorite Phish song from the band during the show earlier that evening just may find themselves hearing it at this Gramercy Theatre afterparty. Fans don’t have to imagine what three of their favorite cover bands combining into one might sound like, as any preconception will be replaced with reality when Pink Talking Phish keep the dance party going well into early Sunday morning hours.***12/29: James Brown Dance Party @ The Cutting Room [Tickets] James Brown paid the cost to be the boss with his unparalleled showmanship, and now his energy-fueling music will be making its way to The Cutting Room following Phish night two on Saturday, December 29th for a night of epic R&B and soul. The all-star cast of musicians, including one of Brown’s bassists, Fred Thomas, will help lead the party with one of the funkiest tribute experiences around. Also included on the bill are Robert Walker and JM Kimock of Mike Gordon Band, as well as Chris Rob from Talib Kweli’s band, The Chase Brothers, and Adam Dotson, so there will be no shortage of talent when the Saturday night afterparty keeps the energy going late into the night. Get on up!***12/30: Jazz is Phish @ The Cutting Room [Tickets]The Chase Brothers may have a busy night on Saturday, but they’ll be back in action on Sunday afternoon for a Phish pre-show at The Cutting Room with their instrumental tribute project. Jazz Is Phish may be a relatively new venture, but their spin on old Phish favorites helps the music to continuously evolve while reinterpreting the band’s material into their own funky jazz fusion. The fact that they use elements of jazz to reinterpret Phish’s music allows for unlimited depth and diversity in their extended jams and collaborative group effort, as the concept of “jamming” was always initially inspired by what players were doing with the music over in the jazz world. This all-star act has included members of Phish’s Giant Country Horns, Trey Anastasio Band, Snarky Puppy, Dave Matthews Band, The Flecktones, and more, so this show should have more than enough musical ammunition to revive any tired soul from the night before as day three gets going at 4 p.m. on Sunday.***12/30: Expost @ Arlene’s Grocery [Tickets]Local rock band Expost will be leading the way on Sunday night for an afterparty themed around a full-album performance of the Velvet Underground’s Loaded LP in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Phish’s “LOADED” Halloween in Vegas back in 1998. The show at Arlene’s Grocery will actually take place right around the corner from where Expost played their first show after forming back in 2012, and have played countless times in the years since, so they’ll feel right at home for a night in front of their hometown fans as well as anyone courageous enough to catch them for the first time following Phish that evening. The night’s performance on December 30th will include two full sets of music starting at 11 p.m., so fans had better be prepared to get totally LOADED when the band hits the stage following Phish on Sunday.***12/30: A Family Affair – A Tribute To Sly Stone @ The Cutting Room [Tickets]There were few artists who could mix rock, funk, and psychedelic soul into one package like the way that Sly and The Family Stone did. That potent mix of musical fun will fill The Cutting Room on December 30th when The Nth Power’s Nate Edgar, Snarky Puppy’s Justin Stanton, Talib Kweli’s Chris Rob, The Chase Brothers, Adam Dotson, and more all take the stage for an all-star event that will be just what the doctor ordered to keep fans going by night three. Anyone who has ever experienced a Turkuaz or Snarky Puppy concert should know what to expect when these musicians take the stage to help fans “Dance To The Music” well into the early hours of Monday. There was only one Sly Stone, and there’s only one real party in the city that weekend where fans will be able to dive right back in and get lost within his funky universe. ***12/31: The New Mastersounds @ Gramercy Theatre [Tickets]The final, climactic night of the Phish NYE run doesn’t have to come to an end after Phish wraps up their marathon performance at MSG. There are few bands who can immediately command a room with their energy and showmanship like The New Mastersounds, who will take the stage for a late night set at the Gramercy Theatre for one last hurrah of 2018 during the very first hours of 2019. The band comprised of Eddie Roberts (guitar), Simon Allen (drums), Pete Shand (bass guitar), and Joe Tatton (organ/piano) are no strangers to New York City, as they routinely play the city either on land or on boat. They’ll be on dry land this time around, and more than ready to help fans charge into the new year with plenty of strong jams and late night grooves that will make everyone in attendance forget that 2018 ever existed in the first place.For more information on CEG’s Phish after-parties and pre-parties, head to the official website.
Born on this date in 1943, The Doors’ Jim Morrison was one of the most iconic and influential front men in the history of rock music. Contributing hits like “Break On Through (To The Other Side),” “Light My Fire,” “People Are Strange,” and “L.A. Woman,” Morrison was a special, yet eccentric talent.Though his final years were marked by incident, most famously the March 1969 concert in Miami, FL when Morrison allegedly exposed himself to the crowd after trying to incite a riot, it cannot be understated the lasting effect Morrison has had on the generations that have followed. His powerful vocals and vulnerability have cemented his legacy with The Doors as one of the foremost gatekeepers of classic and psychedelic rock.In honor of The Lizard King’s birthday, take a look at these videos of Morrison and The Doors:“Light My Fire”[Video: DrLecter]“Break On Through (To The Other Side)”[Video: Diopriest2]“The Unknown Soldier”[Video: MrMojoRisinn]“Five To One”[Video: Ama Lia]“Roadhouse Blues”[Video: JimJohnRayRobby]“Touch Me”[Video: Jorge Selas]“Riders On The Storm”[Video: JimJohnRayRobby]
In 1974, Yale divinity student Carol J. Adams was living in Cambridge and taking classes at Harvard. One October day, while walking down Oxford Street, she had an epiphany that would change her life. Meat is not just murder, she thought, but an expression of violence against women, an emblem of their oppression.Adams had become a vegetarian a month before and was busy learning how to cook without meat. At the same time, she was reading a lot of feminist literature, and on Oxford Street fell into a reverie on chapter 7 of “Small Changes” by Marge Piercy. (An abused wife flees her husband, and swears off meat at the same time.)For Adams, two worlds — feminism and vegetarianism — suddenly came together, like slot-machine cherries clicking into place.That’s the image of intellectual discovery that Adams uses in one preface to “The Sexual Politics of Meat,” a breakthrough book on feminist-vegetarian theory. Its 20th anniversary edition will be on bookshelves next month, a fact that Adams celebrated in Cambridge Wednesday (April 28) with a lecture at Harvard.Her talk, at the Science Center’s Hall D, was just steps from the locus of her epiphany almost 36 years earlier, an experience, she said later, “that levitated me 10 feet off the ground.”Before that epiphany came an ordinary upbringing in rural New York: horses and ponies, a tomboy phase, and — yes — a picture of Adams as a cheerleader. And there was a girlhood of eating meat.That started to change in 1973, when Adams went home after her first year in graduate school — and someone shot her horse Jimmy. “That evening I bit into a hamburger,” she said of those first hours of grief over her dead horse. “Suddenly I stopped [and thought]: I am eating a dead cow.”Adams now sees that moment in feminist terms, believing that feminists see the same things as everyone else, but differently. “I knew I had to stop eating animals,” she said. Years later, her studies of feminist vegetarians (some of the work done at Radcliffe College) finally matured into the book she had started in 1975 as “The Oedible Complex,” a class paper for Boston College feminist philosopher Mary Daly.When “Sexual Politics” appeared, it was red meat to right-wing commentators, who saw it as the latest example of political correctness. “They loved hating it,” said Adams.Her lecture, which she has delivered at more than 50 colleges, was a nine-point outline of feminist-vegan thought. It was illustrated by dozens of disturbing, madcap, or downright bizarre images that Adams has culled from sympathetic readers — all of them meant to illustrate the connection that Western culture makes between sexual exploitation and meat eating.There were restaurant posters, television commercials, newspaper illustrations, book jackets, magazine spreads, and food ads of every stripe — as long as the feminized pigs, cows, shrimp, and crayfish were seductively edible.There was a naked chicken, legs up and ready for the oven, wearing high heels; fashion models posed in a meat locker, dressed in steaks; a “hamtastic” cartoon pig in a skirt, flashing her bulging shanks; “Littermate of the Year” in PlayBoar magazine, a spoof on you-know-what. (“This little piggy,” one headline read, “likes to get dirty.”)Then there were the T-shirts and bumper stickers meant to underscore a cultural given — that eating meat is for real men. One read, “Eat beef: The West wasn’t won on salad.” The real West was won by killing Indians and usurping treaties, said Adams, who lives in Dallas. “Where there is anxious virility,” she added, “there is meat eating.”Then there is another point, said Adams: “One does not eat meat without the death of an animal.” Behind the jokes, and — to the palette — behind the seasonings, there is a dead cow, pig, chicken, or other animal: what she called “the absent referent” in the consumption of meat.To not admit that, or to not see that, allows for “the moral abandonment” of a being, said Adams. “Meat eaters are happiest when they don’t have to deal with these facts.”In Western culture, both edible animals and attractive women are fragmented into part, Adams suggested. She showed one ad of a man at a table, seasoning a shapely female leg. An Arby’s ad shows a close-up of a woman crossing her arms in front of two bra-like hamburger buns. “We’re about to show you something,” the copy reads, “you’ll really drool over.”Feminism sees the environmental harm in eating meat too, said Adams, who called on “ecofeminist theory” to point out the contribution of meat production to depleted soils, water waste, high fuel consumption, and habitat fragmentation.Worldwide, she said, 33 percent of arable land is devoted to raising meat and the grain it requires; a third of fossil fuel consumption is expended on meat production; and 70 percent of U.S. grain is used to feed animals.Don’t forget the cost of eggs and dairy — “feminized protein” that requires a constant state of lactation (milk) or reproductive efficiency (eggs), said Adams, who is a vegan, a vegetarian who does not eat animal products. “Milk comes from a grieving mother,” she said.Some animal advertising is about what Adams called “suicide” food, that is, animals who sing about (or hint at) their own demise. Think of Charlie the Tuna shilling on TV for canned tuna fish. (“Sorry, Charlie” became an American catchphrase.) Or watch a chorus of hens on “Sesame Street” poke fun at themselves. “Even when I’m down,” goes one line, “I’m still Grade A.”Still, for all the power of the ads, “this slide show is not about advertising,” said Adams. It is about the “consciousness-creating” culture the ads come from, she said.In her 90-minute talk, Adams came to the real point early, by giving her sense of being a feminist vegan. “In my life, I want to do the least harm possible,” she said. “I want to walk lightly on this Earth.” Late in the talk, after dozens of slides that equated eating meat to sexual exploitation, she came around to a counterpoint. “In our culture,” observed a sobered Adams, “we have a hostility to caring.”Some of the 85 people at the lecture showed a little hostility of their own. One complained to Adams that her argument would be strengthened by statistics. “I hate statistics,” she replied, bristling at the male urge to quantify. “I don’t care how many times [a woman-hating ad] is presented. I care that it’s presented.”Another complained that Adams had treated the statistics questioner unfairly. One more argued that “getting it” — that is, understanding a vegetarian’s view — doesn’t mean necessarily agreeing with it.Another questioner asked: Would you oppose eating meat if animals were killed humanely?Said Adams, “There is no ideal way to kill an animal.”Her lecture was co-sponsored by the Ann Radcliffe Trust, the Harvard College Women’s Center, and the Harvard College Vegetarian Society (aka Vegitas).The society’s new president, Avalon Owens ’13, presided over a table of post-lecture vegan snacks, including bread, dark chocolate, popcorn, tortilla chips, hummus, fruit, and carrots. Even Adams’ angry detractors filled their plates.“I’m eating delicious food,” said Owens of vegetarianism’s best argument. “I feel like I’m doing something important.”To learn more about Vegitas.
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 3, 2016 Election Year in the Life of One Family, Play One: Hungry Tony winner Maryann Plunkett and more have been tapped for the world premiere three-play cycle The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family. Penned and directed by Tony winner Richard Nelson, the previously announced productions will play next year at the Public Theater. Hungry is set to begin previews on February 27, 2016 and run through March 20, officially opening on March 4. This will be followed by What Did You Expect?, which is scheduled to bow in September; the final play, Women of a Certain Age, is slated to open on election night, November 8.Each play in The Gabriels will open on the day it is set and unfold in real time over a couple of hours. Along with Plunkett (Me and My Girl) as Mary Gabriel, the cast will feature Meg Gibson (Picture Perfect) as Karin Gabriel, Lynn Hawley (Richard III) as Hannah Gabriel, Roberta Maxwell (Our Town) as Patricia Gabriel, Jay O. Sanders (Pygmalion) as George Gabriel and Amy Warren (August: Osage County) as Joyce Gabriel.In the spirit of Nelson’s The Apple Family Plays and shining a spotlight on the upcoming 2016 political election year, Hungry will introduce us to the Gabriels of Rhinebeck, New York. (The Gabriels live just around the corner from the Apple Family.) Along with What Did you Expect? and Women of a Certain Age, the lives of the Gabriels will be tracked throughout the coming presidential election year.The trio of productions will feature scenic design by Susan Hilferty and Jason Ardizzone-West, costume design by Hilferty, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton and sound design by Scott Lehrer and Will Pickens. View Comments
By Dialogo August 20, 2012 Colombian Navy troops deactivated on August 17, three FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) makeshift explosives intended to destroy an electrical tower in Cajapí, in the rural area of Tumaco, Nariño. The three explosive devices, consisting of 30 kilos of TNT fiberglass explosives sealed in plastic bottles and 40 meters of detonating cord, were found attached to a power line located in the Tumaco – Pasto highway. The explosives were successfully found and deactivated thanks to timely information provided as a result of collaborations between the Urban Bomb Group personnel and the Road Safety Group “Meteor”, assigned to the Marines Command and Support Battalion No 4. So far this year, the Pacific Naval Forces have located, deactivated and safely destroyed over 295 kilos of explosives, with which terrorists intended to attack civilians and security forces in the Colombian Pacific region. The Colombian Navy continues to advance search and control operations in the area with the firm intention of neutralizing terrorist activities in the region.
Rachel Pross, Chief Risk Officer at Maps Credit Union, Salem, Ore., will testify on CUNA’s behalf before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday during a hearing titled “Challenges for Cannabis and Banking: Outside Perspectives.”CUNA supports the ability of credit unions to serve cannabis-based businesses in states where it is legal but does not have a position on legalization or decriminalization of marijuana. In states where cannabis is legal for medicinal and recreational purposes, credit union members are engaged in this market but have difficulty accessing traditional banking services. The public safety risk continues to grow among credit unions and communities at large due to the lack of access to banking services.Pross testified before the House Financial Services Committee in February about the need for Congressional clarity on this matter.Last week, Fox Business published an op-ed co-authored by CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle on the need for a solution caused by this discrepancy in state and federal laws. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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MORE: Rugby star’s dream home revealed Pat Rafter’s Byron Bay house has been revealed in new pictures. Picture: Jerad Williams. After having the property on the market for almost two years, Rafter was forced to adjust his expectations and settle for less. Rafter had reportedly said he spent $18 million developing the property. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s property in the final stages of construction in Byron Bay. Aerial views of Pat Rafter’s sprawling Byron Bay mansion. Photo credit: Mega Agency, TheMegaAgency.com.THE first images of tennis legend Pat Rafter’s secret Byron Bay hideaway have emerged, and while the home is certainly impressive, it has nothing on his neighbour’s palatial pad.New aerial shots reveal the Rafters have built a sprawling, rural retreat on a 28ha parcel of land in Broken Head — complete with a full size tennis court and clubhouse. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:41Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenPat Rafter’s Byron Bay home00:41 Star agents sell their own property Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s property in the final stages of construction in Byron Bay.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoHemsworth and Pataky bought their 4.2ha property, with sweeping views of Seven Mile Beach, for $7 million in 2014.Rafter reportedly only spent about $3 million on the property in total, after buying the land when it was just a paddock four years ago for $1.35 million. The Broken Head block of land the Rafters bought before building their rural retreat.But with multiple bedrooms, a large pool and a big backyard, it will provide plenty of space for Rafter, his wife Lara, and their two teenage children.The tennis ace hasn’t had much luck with property in the past, having famously sold his luxury Sunshine Beach house for a $2.8 million discount.Rafter sold the seven-bedroom home at 46 Seaview Terrace for $15.2 million in 2018, despite an initial asking price of $18 million. MORE: Fancy a Noosa beach house? That’ll be $14m, thanks But it’s a drop in the ocean compared to the $20 million home of their famous neighbours, Thor star Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky, who are adding the finishing touches to their lavish mansion only a few kilometres away. RELATED: Olympian strikes gold as holiday home fetches millions Is this Australia’s cheapest island? Pat Rafter sold this home in Sunshine Beach for $15.2m in 2018 to burger entrepreneur David Hales.Prices in the Byron Bay region have skyrocketed over the past few years as buyers clamber to get their hands on desirable property.The median price for a house in Byron Bay is $1.55 million, while the most expensive suburb in the region is Coopers Shoot at $2.75 million, according to CoreLogic. Prices in Byron Bay have shot up by more than 130 per cent in the past five years.Local agent Karin Heller of Parkinson Property said the number of celebrities moving to the area in recent years had done wonders for property prices.“If you’re a property owner, it’s a good thing,” she said.“As long as they integrate into the community and want to be part of it, it’s nice.“Generally, Byron’s become incredibly sought-after and prices reflect that.”
28 Views no discussions Julien Williams a twenty four year old of Eggleston pleaded guilty to all three charges of possession of canabis with intent to supply at the Magistrate Court this morning.Police Prosecutor in reading the facts stated that the accused was walking down the road in Eggleston when officers stopped him because he appeared suspicious. After conducting a search they found 5 grams of canabis in his pocket and he was arrested and brought before the Magistrate.Counsel for the Defendant Mr. Peter Alleyne in mitigation for his client told the Court; ” He is twenty-four years old and does not have any previous conviction of any kind. He has been employed at Burton & Company the Electric Shop for many years. It is a small amount relatively and he was not sitting on the road side abusing the law. He didn’t resist arrest, he co-operated freely showing a level of respect to law enforcement officers. I ask that the Court gives him time to pay the fine.”Magistrate Evelina Baptiste in rendering her sentence informed the Defendant that since this is his first offense and because he co-operated with Police Officers these work in his favor. He was ordered to pay the sum of $850.00 before August 31st, 2011 and failure to do so will result in a 5 month imprisonment sentence. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet LocalNews Julien Williams charged $850 for possession of Canabis by: – April 18, 2011 Share