Driver in Corentyne fatal accident charged

– granted $500,000 bail

The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident at Corentyne on Sunday in which a woman died and 14 others were injured appeared at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court yesterday on a charge of causing death by dangerous driving and was granted bail.

Narine Chattergoon, 44, of Bath, West Coast Berbice appeared before Magistrate Krisendatt Persaud at the Springlands Magistrate Court and was granted bail in the sum of $500,000 or  $1 million surety. He was remanded to prison pending payment, the police said in a press release.

Chattergoon was the driver of the pick-up that was involved in an accident at Number 53 Village, Corentyne, on Sunday resulting in the death of 32-year-old Drupatie Indal of Canje, Berbice. The vehicle was said to be overloaded and speeding at the time.

Indal, a mother of two, was one of 16 people who were being transported in a pick-up, belonging to a Community Policing Group Patrol of ‘B’ Division, when it collided with a parked tractor after the driver lost control of the vehicle. Indal, who was seated in the tray of the pickup, was thrown out of the vehicle along the Number 53 Village roadway. She was taken to the Skeldon Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.


University of T&T to shed 287 jobs

(Trinidad Guardian) Education Minister Anthony Garcia says the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is of the view that the organisation is “overstaffed and to run the university efficiently it will mean they have to trim fat.” But former Tertiary Education Minister Fazal Karim is warning that the decision to retrench 287 staff members, will “compromise the quality of teaching and learning and administration at the university,” and may impact its accreditation with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT).

Pegasus Hotel for major expansion

In preparation for Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector and the bustling business usually synonymous with the industry, the Pegasus Hotel is expected to undergo a huge expansion which includes office and residential rental spaces.

Top Cop to resume duties today

Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud is to resume his duties today after spending approximately six months on leave, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday confirmed to Stabroek News.

AFC launches scathing attack on GAWU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday launched a scathing attack on the union GAWU, accusing it of decades of sabotage of the sugar industry and not genuinely representing the interests of its workers.

T&T-based company to offer range of health services

The importance of foot health, especially for persons with diabetes, was emphasized by Podologist Yvonne Braithwaite yesterday, when she launched the local leg of Rovon Health Care Inc, which includes a foot spa.

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