On July 12, 2009, Good Hope, East Coast businessman, Ramzan Ali, 43, was found in the trunk of a rented white Toyota Carina AT 212 on the Railway Embankment in the vicinity of Coldingen.Wanted: Milaimi AlliPolice are viewing the killing as a crime of passion. Nine years later, the police have issued a wanted bulletin for 50-year-old Milaimi Alli for questioning in relation to the murder which they say occurred between July 11 and 12, 2009.Her last known addresses are said to be Lot 29 Good Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD); Gordon Street, Kitty, Georgetown, and 107-15 110th Street, Richmond Hill, Queens New York.Just a few days ago, Zaheed Mitchell, a 38-year-old driver of Foulis, ECD, was charged with the murder of the fuel dealer.The indictment stated that Mitchell and others murdered Ali between July 11 and 12, 2009. Mitchell was remanded to prison until April 15, 2019. It was during investigations that Ali’s name surfaced, hence an arrest warrant was issued for her arrest.Back in 2009, the businessman’s body was found by relatives who had launched a search for him after several calls to his mobile went unanswered.At that time, investigators could not say if Ali was shot but they informed that his skull was smashed in.He was found with a paper bag sealed with duct tape over his head. Ali’s death came at a time when family members were preparing to hold a religious function in memory of his brother Akbar Ali, a scrap metal dealer from Enmore who was gunned down on Brickdam on July 24, 2008.Murdered: Ramzan AliOne of the dead man’s cousins, who assisted in the search, said he observed Ali’s locked car on the Railway Embankment.Upon checking, he initially did not see anyone inside. He made further checks and observed that blood was dripping from the trunk onto the roadway.The relative then broke the driver’s side window and unlocked the trunk where he made the shocking discovery.“His head was bagged and taped,” the dead man’s relative had stated. The police were contacted and they quickly cordoned off the scene and commenced their investigations.The detectives believed that Ali was killed somewhere else and his killers brought him in his car and left him in the desolate area.There was what appeared to be a skid mark on the parapet near where Ali’s body was discovered, leading investigators to believe that the killers fled the scene in another car.Several persons had recalled seeing the parked car at around 01:00h but they did not have the slightest clue that it contained a body in the trunk.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Newgioco cuts first half loss despite revenue decline Online gaming operator and supplier Newgioco Group has reported an 18.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, though reduced operating costs saw the business halve its net loss for the period.Turnover for the six months to 30 June fell 11.1% to $210.0m, with a 4.0% rise in online turnover to $182.2m wiped out by a 54.4% drop in retail’s contribution. This period saw Newgioco’s 150 betting shops in its core Italian market closed from 8 March to 4 May as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and major sporting events cancelled or suspended.It was not until 19 June that all land-based betting shops and kiosks were all back in operation.After payouts of $192.5m, Newgioco’s gross gaming revenue was down 14.6% at $17.6m. Once Italian gaming taxes of $2.6m were paid, and platform revenue of $24,797 (down 85.7%) factored in, Newgioco’s revenue for the first half came to $15.0m, down 18.5% year-on-year.The retail shut-down and suspension of sports did result in a decline in operating costs for the period, which fell 21.5% to $15.9m, resulting in a reduced operating loss of $896,472.However, other costs were significantly reduced, falling from $2.6m in H1 2019 to $881,377. This was down to a $722,500 gain on marketable securities, while interest expenses declined to $173,073 and debt amortisation charges fell 64.3% to $737,074.This resulted in a $1.8m loss before tax, which after income taxes of $590,097 resulted in a net loss of $2.4m, down 51.6%. Once a $93,514 foreign exchange loss was factored in, Newgioco’s comprehensive loss for the half was reduced 50.3% to $2.5m.This followed a second quarter in which revenue was down 47.2% to $4.8m. Turnover for the three months to 30 June only decreased marginally, however, falling 5.2% to $94.1m as growth in online stakes offset retail wagering falling to $4.2m.Costs and expenses declined 29.0% to $6.8m, resulting in an operating loss of $2.0m, up significantly from a $523,703 loss in the prior year. Once again, other expenses fell significantly due to reduced interest expenses, lower debt amortisation charges and a gain on marketable securities.But with revenue for the quarter falling, this still translated to higher losses. Loss before income taxes widened to $2.5m. After $62,059 in income taxes, Newgioco’s net loss grew 42.0% to $2.5m, which after a $18,516 gain from foreign currency translations, resulted in a comprehensive loss of $2.5m for the period, up 46.7%. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Online gaming operator and supplier Newgioco Group has reported an 18.5% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, though reduced operating costs saw the business halve its net loss for the period. 20th August 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Finance Email Address Topics: Finance Sports betting Tech & innovation