Anna Catherina canecutter dies in accident

An alleged speeding motorist has been taken into custody, following a fatal accident about 2355h. last night on Anna Catherina Public Road, WCD, that resulted in the death of Winston Domingo, 34 years, a cane cutter, of Anna Catherina, WCD, who was proceeding on a bicycle in the direction of the vehicle, the police say.

Investigations, police say,  revealed that motor car PVV 4420 driven by a 20-year-old, of Vergenoegen, EBE, was proceeding west along the southern driveway of the road, reportedly at a very fast rate, when its left side front collided with the rear of the victim’s bicycle.

As a result of the impact, the cyclist fell onto the car’s windscreen then onto the road surface whilst the bicycle broke into two parts. The victim was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital in an unconscious state and was pronounced dead on arrival; the body is presently at the Ezekiel’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.

A breathalyzer test was administered to the driver but no alcohol was found in his breath, the police say.

Investigations are in progress.


Wealth fund requires consensus on fiscal, legal framework – expert

As Guyana prepares for a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) ahead of oil production in 2020, the former manager of one of the world’s most successful ones yesterday stressed the importance of full consensus by the society on its fiscal and legislative framework.

Planned Cheddi Jagan centennial stamps scrapped

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Independent probe of seawall fatal shootings needed, GHRA head says

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Public health outreaches showing more than 50% of participants overweight

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Judge upholds three-year minimum for ganja trafficking but says law permits lighter sentences

While upholding the constitutionality of the mandatory minimum three-year sentence for ganja trafficking, Justice Jo-Ann Barlow has ruled that magistrates do have the discretion to impose lighter sentences where special circumstances may warrant.


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