Body of farmer found afloat at Leguan foreshore

first_imgThe body of 69-year-old farmer George Dove of La Bagatelle, Leguan was discovered on Saturday at about 06:45h stuck between rocks in the estuary of the Essequibo River in the vicinity of La Bagatelle, Leguan.When Dove’s body was retrieved, there were abrasions on its head and on the left side, suspected to have occurred while the body was washed up between the rocks.According to Police reports, Dove left home at about 10:00h on November 20 for his farm at Parika Backdam, where he would normally spend two to three weeks before returning home.On Friday, however, at 18:30h, a woman saw the pensioner lying on the Leguan wharf apparently under the influence of alcohol. The woman offered to take him home, since they are from the same community, but he refused the offer.His body was subsequently found the following morning.Guyana Times was told that the late George Dove had been in the habit of regularly consuming alcohol and falling into trenches.last_img read more

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69 teens from Region 6 graduate from ITC Code Camp

first_imgPublic Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes presents a certificate to Athalia Griffith during the Code Camp graduation ceremonyScores of teenagers of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) can now boast about the new skills they have acquired after participating in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Code Camp 2019.The programme commenced on February 9 and saw 48 youths from the Corentyne district taking advantage of the course and another 21 participating from the town of New Amsterdam. The courses concluded on July 27, 2019.On Thursday, both batches received their certificates at separate graduation ceremonies, marking their successful completion of the six-month IT journey.Kashnarine Seepersaud, one of the top students from the Corentyne Coast, was not hesitant to speak about his new-found knowledge, which he believes will benefit him in the future.Seepersaud was among the group of individuals who participated in the intermediate training. “I did HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and Python, but I enjoyed Python more. Every week that I came, it helped me to improve a lot in school. When I am older, I want to become a web designer with this knowledge I would have received.”Fifteen-year-old Simeon Jonas, who underwent the level one training, was adjudged the top student. The award for most improved pupil went to Yogita Mangru, and the best attendance award was received by Dharshan Samlall. The special awardees received a digital tablet each, compliments of the Public Telecommunications Ministry.Over at New Amsterdam, the highly-anticipated graduation and award ceremony was held in the auditorium of the Technical Institute. Isaiah Chand, Atonio Ramcharran, Nashon Mahadeo, and Dhanesh Ramnarais were acknowledged for their efforts in gaining 100 per cent passes.“Throughout this course, we achieved so much. For me, I now know how to create and develop websites; we learnt coding and many other lessons which can help young people. The course is beneficial because it will help me with my SBAs (School-Based Assessments) and my upcoming examinations,” the aspiring IT teacher said during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI).Meanwhile, Ngoshe Simon noted that at first, it was hard coping with the various instructions and lessons, but she was glad for the opportunity and improved by studying hard.She too was gifted an electronic tablet for being the most improved student in her class.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes stated that the Code Camp initiative was aimed at exposing youths to technology at an early age.“Many of you know that the whole world is moving in all kinds of technological directions and technology really has an opportunity to transform. So, for us, we (Government) felt that there are so many things that Guyana will be able to do in a more efficient manner if we start to embrace technology.”Minister Hughes emphasised that the Government continued to invest in the ICT sector, which will put Guyana in a better place.According to the Minister, other regions in Guyana will benefit from similar training and the Ministry will continue working to enhance the sector.last_img read more

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Body of Clayton Russ Found

first_imgThe RCMP would like to thank again the members of the community who assisted in the search effort.If you would like to express your thoughts on Clayton visit a group dedicated to Clayton on Facebook View Larger MapThe body of Clayton Russ has been found near Fairview Alberta.Just after 9am, Alberta time, this morning construction workers were working on the Dunvegan Bridge near Fairview, and spotted a human body in the river. A Helicopter pilot who was assisting with work on the bridge was able to keep visual contact with the body and provide an exact location to the Fairview RCMP. Clayton was found 3km east of the Dunvegan Bridge.- Advertisement -North Peace Search and Rescue along with a number of other groups spent 4 days focusing there search on an area from the Pine River to the Clayhurst Bridge. Constable Passarell says Search and Rescue felt this was the best place to look. [asset|aid=188|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Passarell – Clayton Russ Found – why only search here_1_Pub.mp3]Constable Passarell also says it’s suspected that Clayton drowned. [asset|aid=189|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Passarell – clayton drowning_1_Pub.mp3]Clayton’s family have been notified and are requesting their privacy during this difficult time. Fairview is about 178km east of Fort St. John.Advertisement Related StoriesFamily still holds out hope for Clayton’s Safe Return – Tuesday August 19, 2008Search Suspended for Clayton Russ – Monday August 18, 2008Issues and Answers – the Clayton Russ Search – Monday August 18, 2008Day 4 – the Search for Clayton Russ – Monday, August 18th 2008The Search has now become a recovery mission for Clayton Russ – Sunday August 17, 2008Day 3 – the search for Clayton Russ – Sunday August 17, 2008Search Suspended for tonight in the Search for Clayton Russ – Saturday August 16, 2008Advertisementcenter_img The Search Continues for Clayton Russ – Saturday August 16, 2008The Search Resumes for Missing Swimmer – Saturday August 16, 2008The Search for a Missing Swimmer is over for Today – Friday August 15, 2008Swimmer Goes missing on the Pine River – Friday August 15, 2008last_img read more

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