Gold Coast penthouse sells for multimillion-dollar figure


first_imgNo expense was spared in the renovation. Picture: Realestate.com.auMr Stevens said he was desperately seeking more prestige properties along beachfront.“I am inundated with astute buyers from Sydney and Melbourne whoa re looking for similar products not only on Hedges Ave but also along the coastline,” he said.“I can’t fill the demand I’m receiving from these kinds of clients.” 7/255 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach has changed hands for $3.065 million. Picture: Realestate.com.auA COUPLE from Sydney spent $3.065 million on a luxury retro penthouse on the Gold Coast.The recently renovated apartment at 7/255 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach is described by Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens as the “ultimate in prestige living”. Check out that view. Picture: Realestate.com.auMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“By the time you stop looking and marvelling at everything and just sit down and take a breath, it’s the most amazing and relaxing place to be in. “Nothing has gone into this penthouse that isn’t absolute top-notch.” A kitchen with a view. Picture: Realestate.com.auHe said the buyers were looking forward to using the property as a holiday home.“They are very excited for the property that they have secured,” he said. The residence was recently renovated. Picture: Realestate.com.au“I was blown away by not only how tasteful the renovations are but also by how modern and on trend the apartment is.“The vendors went about creating a masterpiece on the beachfront that not only reflects its surroundings but complements them by the amazing vibe you get when you’re inside. The bathroom. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe two-level apartment is on levels six and seven of residential building On The Park at the northern end of Hedges Ave, also known as “Millionaire’s Row”.It has spectacular ocean views from almost every room while the private rooftop terrace is complete with a plunge pool and lavish entertainment facilities. Gold Coast living at its finest. Picture: Realestate.com.aulast_img read more

Mandarin is approved as part of South African school curriculum


first_imgSouth African school draws benefits from solar power South African school offers training in drone industry  Related South African pupils will soon be able to take Mandarin as an official school subject. From next year, pupils in grades 4 to 12 will have Mandarin as a second language option. CCTV’s Julie Scheier reports South African doll entrepreneurlast_img

Nandlall to lead defence in law books fiasco


first_imgFormer Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minster Anil Nandlall who appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday, was instructed to lead his defence on December 6, 2018, by Magistrate Fabayo Azore, after she adjudged that the evidence provided by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) was enough for him to face the charge which alleges that he stole some 14 Commonwealth law books worth $2.3 million.SOCU’s Prosecutor, Patrice Henry presented on behalf of the State, meanwhile defence Attorney Glenn Hanoman informed the court that it is expected to have former President Donald Ramotar as a witness into the matter.The former Attorney General was on April 27, 2017, released on self-bail after heFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlallwas charged for fraudulently acquiring and converting Commonwealth law books to his own use and benefits, property of the State.On April 24 2017, Nandlall was called in to SOCU headquarters for questioning in relation to the Commonwealth law books. The day after his detainment, the attorney took to the High Court and filed legal proceedings against Attorney General Basil Williams, SC, to prove that the 14 law books are his property.Following the legal arguments in court, the Chief Justice (ag), Roxane George had granted the conservatory order, restraining officers of SOCU and the Guyana Police Force from seizing or detaining the said books.Nandlall had explained to the media that when he was appointed Attorney General, he requested as part of his contract of service for the Government of Guyana to stand the expense for his subscriptions for the Commonwealth law books. He had subscribed to Lexis Nexis, the publishers of the law reports.His contentions were corroborated publicly by then President Donald Ramotar. However, two days later, on April 27, 2017, Nandlall was arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Fabayo Azore on a charge instituted by members of SOCU.Nandlall continues to maintain that the accusation laid against him by SOCU was instigated by Attorney General Basil Williams because he [Nandlall] continues to criticise his [Willams’] performance.Nandlall has previously explained that when he was appointed Attorney General, he requested as part of his contract of service for the Government of Guyana to stand the expense for his subscriptions for the Commonwealth law books. He had subscribed to Lexis Nexis, the publishers of the law reports. Insisting that nothing was abnormal about the practice, the former AG had argued that it was done by other Government Ministries such as Finance and Health.He had expressed awareness that for decades prior, the Government had paid for professional and technical publications, journals, periodicals, magazines. This, he said, had been done for Ministers as well as professional and technical personnel.last_img read more