Teacher found unconscious on side of road

The family of a 22-year-old teacher of Richard Ishmael Secondary is seeking answers after she was found unconscious on the side of the road in the vicinity of Princes Street and Louisa Row, Georgetown yesterday morning.

Injured: Kescia Branche

Kescia Branche, a mother of one, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, is currently hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital nursing head injuries and a broken foot.

Her father, Alfred Branche told Stabroek News that his daughter is currently battling for her life and is  on a life support machine.

The elder Branche told Stabroek News that his daughter was last seen at a local night spot during a Saturday night outing. He stated that his daughter is an outgoing person.

According to the father, the family is clueless as to what transpired after she left the night spot. He said at around 7 yesterday morning they received a telephone call informing them of the tragedy. “The person called and said they found her in an unconscious state and took her to the hospital… she remains in an unconscious state,” he said.

The father added that based on the doctor’s explanation the injuries his daughter suffered after performing scans are consistent with blows to the head.

“We don’t know what happened but we have our suspicious. It had to be someone took her there because she does not live in that direction. We don’t know if she went willingly … but it looks as if she was in an altercation with someone,” the father explained.

He stated that a report was made to the police and they are investigating. However, they are asking persons to contact them on telephone numbers: 592-644-3857, 592-677-8733 if they have any information that can provide clarity on what transpired.


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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