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Date: 19 Aug 17 02:53am
A Mahaica teen has been remanded to a juvenile holding centre after being charged with attempted murder of her parents and four siblings.It is alleged that on Friday, February 10, last, at Handsome Tree, Mahaica, the teen laced a pot of hassar curry with a pesticide, monocrotophos that several of her family members then ate.The matter was heard by Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Mahaica Magistrate’s Court. The charge was indictable and the teen was not required to plea. She is expected to make her next court appearance on Tuesday, February 24.Sukdeo Dharamdat, 48, and his son Chaitram, 17, Jason Taylor Dolphins Jersey, are currently battling for their life in the Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Dharamdat’s wife, Nandranie Sukdeo, 38, and his two daughters, Hemwanttie, 16, and Muneshwari, 13, remain in a stable condition in the Female Surgical Ward.Initial reports are that their 14-year-old daughter confessed to the Police at the Cove and John Station that she had laced the pot of hassar curry with a potentially deadly dose of monocrotophos. The teen reportedly told investigators that she did the deed because her family was against her having a boyfriend.
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Date: 19 Aug 17 02:52am
Earlier plans devised by May Garraway’s extended family to celebrate her 103rd birth anniversary on May 3, had to be forcefully aborted due to her contracting a sudden illness days before her birthday.Her daughter, Joyce Garraway, Tampa Bay Rays Wilson Ramos Jersey, said that her mother was experiencing a bout of diarrhea and vomiting.She said that plans to host a thanksgiving service for the birthday had to be postponed until the older Garraway regains her physical strength fully.May GarrawayMay Garraway spent her special day in bed, on Friday 3, but was craving fried chicken, her daughter said.She may be advanced in age but she is active, has a sharp memory and still travels whenever the occasion presents itself, Joyce Garraway said.“At her age, she is not confined and still does almost everything for herself, except cook.”Aunt May, as she is called exhibits a warm spirit. She is excellent to be around. She would engage you, by first dishing out important details pertaining to her date of birth, her deceased parents, her children and even revisit her childhood years spent in the Pomeroon River.Born in 1910 to David Alexander, a/k” David Miller, and Georgina Welcome, Aunt May grew up in Hackney with her siblings, all of whom are now deceased. Aunt May attended both a Roman Catholic and a Brethren School at Hackney.But while Agriculture was and remains the main income earner, especially for residents in the Pomeroon and also on the Coast, Aunt May recalled that she was forced to become a School dropout to assist her parents on the ground provision farm.But farming was not the only thing that Aunt May did. She is still commonly known for adopting the role of a midwife. She delivered a few hundred babies among whom were a number of twins.On the question of marriage, Aunt May did not shy away. She explained that while she was never married and worked as a farmer, seamstress and a midwife, all to provide for her ten children, four of whom are alive today, Aunt May said that in her day when a man and a woman wanted the get married, the man was compelled to write a letter to the girl’s parents seeking permission.Aunt May reasoned that she did not find her suitors appealing because of their level of comprehension. This was a major deterrent to her getting married.Aunt May has 70 grand children and 108 great -grandchildren. Her prime diet consists of a nice plate of provision and fish.The elder Garraway lives by the motto “always apply the principle of God, while you are young, it will help you to lead a successful life.”
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Date: 19 Aug 17 02:52am
‘Lady Hilda’….Some know her from her appearances on the karaoke circuit, others for her insightful poetry, but Norma James wants to be mainly remembered as a humanitarian and a guardian of the elderly, the destitute, the abandoned, and the downtrodden.Ms. James, popularly known as ‘Lady Hilda’, has spent the past 10 years taking care of inmates at the East La Penitence Night Shelter.To others, this is merely a job and a chore; to her, it’s a labour of love.“Lots of destitute people come here; some are very sick and bedridden; they are the ones who are mostly abandoned by their families. They are from all races; they are young, old and middle-aged; they are from the highest to the lowest (in society); what you could call a ‘cook-up with all the obstacles.”“My hours at work (at the Night Shelter) are all hours and every hour. I go even when I am not on duty.”The dedicated Night Shelter orderly says that her concern for the less fortunate is linked to two factors; one good, the other traumatic.“I grew up with grandparents who taught me all the good qualities of life. I was loved and well taken care of. I also had a mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. She was extremely difficult to deal with. So, I had practical experience.“I feel that the elderly are not respected and cared for as they should be and I am happy to do what I can to help.”Before this, she was one of the early city vendors, plying her trade in the Stabroek Market area.Even then, T.J. Oshie Capitals Jersey, she would reach out to the mentally ill and the homeless.Around 2007, she began working as an orderly at the Ministry of Human Services Night Shelter, located in Arapaima Street, East La Penitence. When patients from the Shelter were transferred to the Palms, ‘Lady Hilda’ also began doing voluntary service there.“I used to do voluntary service there until the Administrator died. I commend the staff at the Palms for the work that they do.”In 2007 and later in 2011, determined to enhance her knowledge and ensure that she gave her patients the best professional care, Ms. James took two courses through the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) in Geriatric Care.“I can take care of persons under a bottom house or in the most sophisticated hospital. I take care of no less than six bed-ridden patients a day…from cancer to blindness to Alzheimer’s disease. Many of the patients with Alzheimer’s don’t know their own names, some are half-blind. You can’t ask them about their relatives because they get agitated.”One of the things she does well is massaging infirm patients. Under her caring hands, many of the patients have shown remarkable improvement and are gainfully employed.“Some come in crippled and can walk now, through my administration of massage and talking to them. Some come in deeply depressed but improve through talking to them and taking care of them. I work without any equipment, but the reward is seeing people who came in unable to walk and are now walking; people who came in with deep depression and are now back in society.”Although the Night Shelter provides meals, she would occasionally provide her charges with delicacies to supplement their meals.Feeding one of her patients“A little love goes a long way.”One of her greatest rewards is the chance meetings she occasionally has with former inmates that she has helped.“ I would meet people that I don’t even remember, they would come and make themselves known to me; for instance some would say ‘You can’t remember me? I had TB and you used to look after me.’ I remember one day I was going to pay a bus driver and he said ‘as long as I drive you must not pay.’ I asked: ‘You know me?’ and he said ‘remember that nice corn meal porridge that you used to make for me?’”But her love for the ailing is not confined to the Palms or the Night Shelter.  During the lengthy 1999 Public Service strike, when staff at the Georgetown Public Hospital also downed tools, leaving many patients unattended, she volunteered her services “from the day it started to the day it ended.”Her hope is that there will be improved facilities in the future for the destitute.But she is upset that many of the inmates at the Shelter are individuals whose families have abandoned them.“People should find some way to keep their sick and elderly relatives. They could take turns in taking care of elderly relatives, especially if they are helpless and blind.  Don’t dump them into homes, especially those that are blind and bed-fast. It’s a blessing to take care of the elderly. Don’t let someone else other than a family member, take that blessing.”Regarding patients with mental conditions like Alzheimer’s, she advises that “you must look beyond the behavior because they can’t help themselves.”The multi-talented ‘Lady Hilda’ is also known at karaoke events, and for her poetry, all of which she has composed. She was a consecutive winner of poetry competitions held at the Upscale Restaurant. She also creates African wear and accessories, as well as wall plaques for any occasion.Deeply spiritual in her own way, she is a member of a number of humanitarian organizations, such as Science for Spirituality, the World Peace Federation and the Ananda Marga organisation.Ms. Norma James, popularly known as ‘Lady Hilda’ tends to a visually impaired inmate“They all deal with selfless service and peace. This is my focus in life. My aim is to do something useful in society. I choose to do what I do. I am good at what I am doing, and I am happy doing what I am doing. “I would not be dictated to as to who I must look after, whether race or creed. We are all God’s children.”
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Date: 19 Aug 17 02:52am
With several students copping top spots in this year’s CSEC examinations, this publication caught up with the Regional Chairman of Region Six, David Armogan, Kyrie Irving Cavaliers Swingman Jersey, and he expressed his views on the performance of students from Berbice.He stated that “we are satisfied with the results, because it is a little better than last year and we keep getting better every year, and that is important; that is really the whole idea behind the education push that we have been making in the region to ensure that we can do a little bit better every year”.He further stressed that this year compared to last year the region saw a 67% improvement in the results, with Berbice High moving ahead as the top school in the region with 86% passes from grades 1-3, with New Amsterdam Multilateral coming out with 82%.Armogan also noted that the J.C. Chandisingh Secondary which did exceptionally well last year saw a decrease this year, he pointed out that they will be focusing on improving that school to bring it back to its former glory.Another school that has been doing well is the Skeldon Line Path Secondary with 70-odd percent. The best graduating student came from New Amsterdam Multilateral. According to Armogan “we continue to see good performances from schools that continue to do well over the years and we don’t seem to be able to bring up the performances of some of these schools that continue to do badly”.Schools like Skeldon High, formerly known as the Skeldon Lutheran School, was a high performing institution along the Corentyne and today that school has dropped to the lowest level in performance in the region.The chairman reiterated that the regional administration will be working with these schools to bring them to parity. He disclosed that the region cannot be completely satisfied until over 80 – 90 % of the students in Region 6 can gain grades 1-3 in five subjects and over, inclusive of Mathematics and English.Armogan also revealed that there is a significant improvement in Mathematics for this year compared to last year and the previous years, pointing out that the region is above the national average in this regard.“The performance in English is over 50 % and the performance in Mathematics is almost 50 %. So I think we are doing better in these two core subjects that we have set ourselves to improve in the last two years.” Armogan did not fail to mention that the New Amsterdam Multilateral’s performance this year has dropped, highlighting that they once competed with the top schools in Guyana.Meanwhile according to the Regional Chairman, another thing that will be happening this year, is the introduction of some additional subjects in some of the pilot schools, some of the senior secondary schools in the region.“They are putting out a pilot programme with the inclusion of additional subjects outside of the academic curriculum, subjects such as Music and a push in the area of Physical Education, ” Armogan said. He stressed that one concern encountered is land not being available to schools such as Line Path Secondary to facilitate students who may be writing Agriculture Science as a subject. According to him, this is an embarrassment, and the region, together with the Education Department, will be working to address the prevailing issue faced by students.He revealed that the Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine has asked that some of these subjects be reintroduced into the schools, noting that the whole idea is to make students rounded in their educational pursuits.The outgoing chairman divulged that the school’s uniform vouchers that were recently increased to $2000 will be distributed during the week so that parents can receive them in a couple of days before schools reopen.
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