Huawei Sri Lanka dismisses concerns over Facebook

Huawei Sri Lanka has dismissed concerns over the installation of the Facebook application.It was reported that Facebook is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, the latest blow for the Chinese tech giant as it struggles to keep its business afloat in the face of a U.S. ban on its purchase of American parts and software. However Huawei Sri Lanka in a statement said that Facebook is a third party application, and can be installed and used without any issue on Huawei Devices. But new Huawei phones will no longer be able to have Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram apps pre-installed.Smartphone vendors often enter business deals to pre-install popular apps such as Facebook. Apps including Twitter and also come pre-installed on Huawei phones in many markets. It was reported that customers who already have Huawei phones will still be able to use its apps and receive updates. The move by Facebook dampens the sales outlook for Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, whose smartphone business became its biggest revenue generator last year, powered by strong growth in Europe and Asia. (Colombo Gazette/Reuters) read more

Ecuadorian jailed in Guyana for cocaine possession fraud

Julio Harreira of Ecuador was slapped with cocaine possession and fraud charges and taken to the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts on Wednesday.Harreira stood before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and admitted to both charges, which stated that on May 23 at Charlotte Street, Georgetown he had in his possession 0.6grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.The second charge stated that between May 1 and 23, 2019 in Georgetown he conspired with person(s) unknown to commit forgery.Police Prosecutor Adduni Innis told the court that ranks of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters were conducting an operation at a shipping company at Fifth Street, Alberttown, Georgetown when a search was carried out on eight persons.According to the prosecutor, two passports with forged US visas were found in their possession. After the items were found, a further search was conducted, and the cocaine was found in a cigarette pack.The accused was arrested and was taken to the CID Headquarters, where he admitted to both offence. The file was sent to the Department of Public Prosecutions for advice, in which they advised immediate deportation.Harreira told the court that he had no intention of scamming anyone in Guyana, adding that he was sorry for the offence committed. He furthered begged the Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus for a lenient sentence, and urge the magistrate to take into consideration to the fact that he has no family members in Guyana.As a result, Magistrate Isaacs -Marcus sentenced Harreira to one-year imprisonment for possession of cocaine and $20,000 fine, along with four years imprisonment for the forgery. The sentences were ordered to run concurrently. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuilty for cocaine possession, man gets 3 yearsJanuary 8, 2018Similar post3 men remanded on cocaine, illegal gun possession chargesOctober 5, 2018In “Court”Albertown man slapped with cocaine trafficking chargeApril 15, 2019In “Court” read more