Mazaruni River tragedy Autopsy confirms one of the victims died due

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTwo feared dead as boat sink in Makari BackdamFebruary 25, 2018In “latest news”PME reveals man was murdered before body dumped in Mazaruni riverNovember 11, 2016In “Crime”Two missing following Mazaruni Boat crashDecember 14, 2015In “Crime” Two men are now dead after the boat in which they were transporting a dredge sank in the vicinity of Makari Backdam, Mazaruni River, on Saturday evening.One of the dead men has been identified as 26-year-old Jeffrey Dirwar of Lot 111 Miles Mahdia, Region Eight, while the other man has only been identified as “Fineman”.An autopsy performed by Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh on the body of Dirwar today (Monday), has confirmed that he died as a result of drowning and trauma to the head.  Based on reports received, the two now dead men along with three others were transporting a dredge on a small boat powered by a 15HP outboard engine on Saturday evening. During their journey, the engine reportedly encountered mechanical issues and due to the rough water, the boat capsized and finally sank.Three of the men successfully swam to shore but the two others went under the water and never resurfaced. The body of Girwer who is also referred to as “Dougla” was fished out the river on Sunday afternoon while that of “Fineman” was found late Sunday evening.Relatives of “Fineman” are said to be on their way to Georgetown to make a positive identification before an autopsy is done.An investigation into the incident has been launched. read more

GWI contractor facing fraud charges granted bail

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMason facing break-and-entry charge granted bailOctober 10, 2018In “Court”Poultry farmer charged for fraud, placed on $100,000 bailJuly 19, 2017In “Court”Former GWI employee slapped with 18 counts of fraudApril 2, 2019In “Court” A Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) contractor was on Wednesday granted bail by Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore after he was slapped with two counts of fraud when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Trevor Glasgow, 47, of Lot 9 Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to both charges after it was read to him by Magistrate Azore.Both charges stated that between September 4 and 12, 2018 at Vlissingen Road, Georgetown with intent to defraud he forged a GWI gate pass for obtaining several buckets owned by the company.The prosecutor made no objections to bail and Glasgow’s attorney in his application for bail told the court that there is no evidence to prove that his client’s handwriting was on the forged gate pass.As a result Magistrate Azore granted Glasgow bail in the sum of $100,000 and adjourned his matter until October 31. read more