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Daily Archives: August 29, 2014

Prime Minister Hinds in minor boat accident, no one injured

A boat carrying Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds up the Canje River, Berbice was Friday afternoon involved in a minor incident but no one was injured, a senior regional official said. The official explained that the captain of the 250 Horsepower fiberglass boat “banked a turn too rash” and ended up in the bush on a river bank. However, the mission ...

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Bandits, guards in gun fight at Issano mining camp

Security personnel and four armed bandits exchanged gunfire, leaving one of the thieves injured during an attempted robbery at a mining camp at Issano, sources said. The incident occurred shortly after 7 AM Friday at S &S Barakat Mining Inc’s mining camp at 72 Miles Issano, Kaburi. Up to Friday evening, security guards were pursuing the men in the forested ...

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Convict found dead with stolen items

An armed robbery convict, who was recently released from prison, was found badly beaten and dead with a quantity of stolen items and cash in his possession, police said. He has been indentified as 25-year old Eldon Sampson of Craig, East Bank Demerara. His body was found with “multiple injuries” on the roadway at Samantha Point, Grove, East Bank Demerara ...

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Updated Barama employee drowns during Cricket Day

An employee of Barama Company Limited (BCL) drowned Friday during Barama Cricket Day held at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara. He has been identified as 19-year old Sean Hopkinson of Fire Station Road, Timehri, East Bank Demerara. Police said his body was discovered late Friday afternoon. Sources said the man, who is employed as a labourer, and several other ...

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