A Leguan farmer and the captain of a small passenger boat were rescued around 3pm yesterday after their boat laden with agricultural produce capsized in the Essequibo River.
A release from Maritime Administration Department said that the incident occurred in the Essequibo River close to the shore at Success, Leguan and that the duo was rescued by two boats that were in the vicinity.
The farmer’s produce was destined for Parika however some of it sunk when the boat capsized while the rest was recovered and taken to Parika.
This newspaper was told by an official of MARAD that both men returned to their homes in Leguan yesterday and that the agency was investigating the incident.
Vamanadev Hiralall, of the privately-run Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN), is the country’s top performer at this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) after achieving an accumulated 13 grade one and 3 grade two passes.
Twenty-six students in the top one percent of the 12,684 who sat this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certification (CSEC) examinations earned 12 or more Grade I passes, with half of them, including the top performer, coming from Queen’s College (QC).
On the second day of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into African ancestral lands and other matters, four witnesses made cases for the return of lands they feel they are rightly entitled to, which were either taken by the state or occupied by private owners.
The Chairman of the Triumph Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) yesterday instructed workers employed on a private site, reportedly intended to build a first-floor pool, to cease operations, just two days after residents called on authorities to halt its construction.
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