5 bodies found over 5-day period in Berbice

first_imgThe bodies of five persons have been discovered in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). The bodies were discovered over a five-day period.Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of three bodies in East Canje, Berbice. One of the five is believed to have committed suicide while the bodies of three were discovered in their homes and one in a canal.Those dead have been identified as Roxanne Newyear, 45, a school teacher of New Forest East Canje; Ivlaw Henry Snr, 53; and Shelldon Fortune 41, both of Adelphi; Mangalram Chetram, 47, of Reliance, East Canje; and Ramdai Samnarine, 73, called “Aunty Pato”, of Lot 695 Number One Road, Corentyne.On Wednesday evening, the body of Chetram was found lying motionless under his Canje, Berbice home with what appears to be a wound to his forehead.When Guyana Times visited the area, residents said the man’s son had to help him into the yard after he fell on the road. He was later found dead at 17:30h. Reports are Chetram was an epileptic and an alcoholic.Meanwhile, on Wednesday afternoon also, the body of Samnarine was discovered floating in the Albion Estate drainage canal at about 16:00h.The discovery was made by a passerby.According to information, the woman left home at about 16:00h on Tuesday to visit a doctor. It is unclear whether she made it to the doctor’s office. The mother of three went missing on Tuesday. She lived with her 77-year-old husband. The couple had been married for more than 50 years.In the other case, Henry’s body was discovered at his Lot 3 Adelphi home shortly before 08:00h on Tuesday by his son.According to the younger Henry, at about 05:30h he took his bird out and as he was passing his father’s house, he saw his father looking through the window. He said he told his “morning” and continued on his way. He added that his father, who is a pump operator, was preparing to go to work but a few hours later when he returned, he noticed his father’s bicycle still in the yard. He said this prompted him to go into the house and he found his father lying face down on the kitchen floor.Earlier this year, Henry was rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital for blood pressure related issues. The father of seven lived alone.Meanwhile, on Monday, villagers found the body Shelldon Fortune at his Lot 14 Adelphi home. He too lived alone. Reports also revealed that the welder claimed to have had a headache and his eyes were hurting on Sunday evening.He did not respond to friends when they called him on Monday morning. At about 09:00h, neighbours climbed on top of his fence and peeped into his home and saw him lying on a mattress on the floor and thought he was asleep. Five hours later he was seen in the same position. The neighbours then went into the house and found the television and a light in the building on. He was in the same position under a mosquito net.His sister, Roxanne Prince, said she received information that the father of one had passed but by the time she reached to the house, the Police had already taken the body to the mortuary.She referred to her brother as one who frequently used alcohol but was considered a very nice person.Meanwhile, on Friday evening, the body of Roxanne Newyear, a teacher of Zorg Primary who was recently transferred to Rose Hall Primary, was found hanging from her verandah.The woman had reportedly told her husband that she was going to on the verandah get some fresh air. After some time passed the husband went to check on her and found her hanging. Newyear is said to have been experiencing extreme pain recently as a result of a problem with her kidneys.Police are said to be investigating all five deaths.last_img read more

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Messi surprised by Ronaldo leaving Madrid

first_imgRonaldo swapped Spain for Italy in a deal worth 100 million euros ($117 million) in July, after securing a third consecutive European crown, and his fourth in five years with Real.But Messi, who missed out on a three-man shortlist for FIFA’s world player of the year award on Monday, feels the balance may have shifted following the 33-year-old’s exit.“I was surprised, I didn’t imagine him leaving Madrid or that he would go to Juve because there was talk of many clubs (interested). The truth is I was very surprised but Juve are also a very good team,” Messi told Catalunya Radio.“Real Madrid are one of the best teams in the world and they have a great squad but it’s obvious the departure of Ronaldo makes them less strong while Juve have become a clear favourite for the Champions League.“They already had a good team and now they also have Cristiano Ronaldo.”Madrid’s dominance in Europe has made failure even harder to swallow for Barcelona, whose shock defeat by Roma in April meant crashing out in the quarter-finals for a third consecutive season.Even winning both La Liga and the Copa del Rey last term for a domestic double was not enough to extinguish the disappointment.“It’s time to win the Champions League,” Messi said. “We’ve been knocked out in the quarter-finals three seasons in a row and maybe the last one was the worst of all because of the result and how the match was played.“I think we have to aim for that, as a club, as a team and as a collective. We have a spectacular squad and we can do it.”Ronaldo has failed to score in his first three Serie A matches for Juventus © AFP/File / Andreas SOLARORonaldo’s move was the latest example of increasingly lavish spending by Europe’s biggest clubs, with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Philippe Coutinho and Paul Pogba all snapped up for more than 100 million euros over the past two years.Messi believes the lure of Barcelona and Real Madrid is now being neutralised by the mouth-watering sums on offer.“There are clubs now with a lot of money and players move for that reason,” he said.“Wherever the most money is, that’s where they end up going. Things have changed and now the owners of clubs are multi-millionaires.“Before, everyone wanted to play for Barca or Madrid, who were the best, but now everything’s tighter and there’s not much of a difference between the teams in Manchester, PSG, Madrid, us, Bayern (Munich) and the Italian (teams).”Barcelona signed four players this summer, with Arthur Melo, Clement Lenglet, Arturo Vidal and Malcom all arriving at the Camp Nou.Messi singled out Arthur, the 22-year-old Brazilian playmaker, for special praise.“If I have to say one, I’ll go with Arthur, who surprised me because I did not know much about him,” Messi said.“He has a style very similar to Xavi’s, he always wants the ball, does not lose it, plays short passes and is very reliable.“He has the style we always look for here.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in club coloursBARCELONA, Spain, Sep 3 – Lionel Messi has admitted he was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to leave Real Madrid and join Juventus.Messi also believes the transfer will leave Madrid worse off and says Juve are now among the clear favourites to win this season’s Champions League.last_img read more

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