Sophia man shocked by live wire while retrieving kite

A Sophia man is now nursing severe burns about his body after coming into contact with a live wire while trying to retrieve a kite on Wednesday.

Clinton Charles, 20, is now a patient of the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted after the incident.

Following the episode, the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) said in a press release that it speaks directly to the public disregarding precautionary warnings issued by the company during the Easter season. The company once again warned the public against flying kites near power lines. “This is the number one danger to which kite flyers are exposed. If perhaps it becomes entangled in our network, never try to recover it as tugging the kite can affect the quality of electricity being supplied to nearby communities and result in loss of life and/or injuries,” it added.

 

Comments  

Buttler hundred hands England ODI series victory

SYDNEY,  (Reuters) – England’s Jos Buttler struck a belligerent unbeaten 100 to set up a 16-run win over Australia in the third one-day international on Sunday, as the touring side took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Law to debar errant contractors coming by year end – Corbin

The Public Procurement Commission (PPC) hopes that by the end of this year debarment legislation would be in place as it will soon begin meeting with stakeholders on a draft.

House passes witness protection bill

A bill to provide a legal framework for the protection of witnesses was passed without amendment by the National Assembly on Friday evening despite arguments by the parliamentary opposition that it failed to take into account modern challenges.

Over $7M seized in Soesdyke raid expected to trigger money-laundering probe

The ownership of over $7 million in local and foreign currencies and several vehicles that were all seized during a raid by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara on Friday has raised questions and a separate probe is expected to be launched.

Exxon set to begin drilling new well

Weeks after its major oil find at the offshore Ranger-1 well in the Stabroek Block, ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary is preparing to begin drilling at the Pacora-1 well site in the same area.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×