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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:47am
Of recent I found myself interviewing a lineup of centenarians. Within the past month I’ve had the privilege of interviewing four.  I must say that trying to talk to persons at that age is no easy task, since at 100 years old some may have already lost their sight, their hearing and memory.However, to my delight once again I was given the task of interviewing yet another centenarian.  Initially, when I was told of this assignment I was kind of hesitant about doing it until, I arrived at the Uncle Eddie’s Home where I met Mrs. Claudia Reynolds-Williams. It was like no other interview I have ever done.Today ‘Aunty Claudia’ is celebrating her 100th birthday and at her age she can recall any event dating back to her childhood.Born Claudia Reynolds on January 24, 1910 in Belladrum, West Coast Berbice, Wholesale Soccer Jerseys, ‘Aunty Claudia’ said that she was the last of three children for her parents. Sitting very much upright in her wheel chair ‘Aunty Claudia’ opted to tell me her life story rather than me asking her questions.She said that at the tender age of ten she and her siblings were sent to Georgetown to live with relatives. Her early years at school were done at the St. Phillip’s School.Recalling some of her fondest moments as a child ‘Aunty Claudia’ recalled the first and last time she was given a whipping.  As she would put it, she was flogged for the first time in her life for ‘giving a fowl a bath in a near-by trench’.Recalling the event ‘Aunty Claudia’ said she was just 12 years old when she returned to Belladrum to spend some vacation.“We playing around in the rice fields…It was three of us, after playing hide and seek for some time we got bored and we saw a fowl in the bushes sitting on some eggs so we decided to give the fowl a bath.”“My cousin hold the top beak and I hold the bottom beak and we just kept putting the fowl under water every five seconds apart. It was only after my aunt saw us then we let the fowl go…but she said she would tell my father.”As the day was coming to an end ‘Aunty Claudia’ said that she nervously waited for her father to come home. She recalled that later that day when her father arrived she got the finest flogging that any child would regret.Shortly after that her father called her while he was sitting on their front step, placed her on his lap and told her that he loved her but what she did to the fowl was wrong.“I know my father loved me and he told me that the same fowl we give a bath was the fowl that gave him all the other fowls that he reared to keep food on the table.”As our conversation continued it dawned on me that ‘Aunty Claudia’ at no point made mention of her mother. So I decided to ask. She said it was only when she was 12 years of age that she saw her mother for the first time.100-year-old Claudia Reynolds WilliamsShe recalled that throughout her childhood she had sought answers from her father as to the whereabouts of her mother. After being persistent ‘Aunty Claudia’ said that her father finally told her that her mother left their home when she was just a few months old since they could no longer see eye to eye on certain issues.Despite not having her biological mother around ‘Aunty Claudia’ said she would not trade the upbringing she had from her aunt for any other.  As she recollected on her other years ‘Aunty Claudia’ said that after her schooling she took up nursing as a profession.That chapter of her life lasted for exactly one year and 11 months. “I quit that job after my father came to see me and he wasn’t pleased with my appearance…He said that I was looking like if any hard breeze blow I would fall so he told me that job was not for me.”Aunty Claudia then moved on to greener pastures as she went to the mining town of Linden where she found employment. That too didn’t last for long as she said she was not prepared to let anyone make a fool of her.“I am a woman of principles and you can’t make me sign onto an agreement and then you break that agreement. I am no fool”. Once that was over and done with ‘Aunty Claudia’ said she went back to her hometown where she met the love of her life. But that too didn’t end to well. The man who ‘Aunty Claudia’ was prepared to marry died two months before their wedding.She said it was like no other feeling she has had in her life. “Our wedding date was set for December 26, 1928 and he died November 4, that same year, ” ‘Aunty Claudia’ recalled.She said that her intended husband was a locksmith and he somehow strained himself while attempting to lift a heavy metal door on his own. He was hospitalised briefly and died being treated.It took ‘Aunty Claudia’ some twelve years before she strike up another relationship. Her second relationship too had its share of troubles as her plans to get married fell through. It was not until ‘Aunty Claudia’ was in her forty’s then she finally married one David Theophilus Williams.After several years of bliss her husband died. As old age stepped in faster and faster, Aunty Claudia said she remained to herself, depending on no one. She tried as much as she could to make life easy for herself and children.However, as life would have it ‘Aunty Claudia’ was forced to have one of her leg amputated. That was back in 2005 and ever since, moving around was a bit challenging.Relatives decided that it would be better for ‘Aunty Claudia’ to be taken to a home. In 2006 ‘Aunty Claudia’ was left in the care of nurses at the Uncle Eddie’s Senior Citizens home.Today as she celebrates her 100th birthday she said as she reflects on her years, it is truly God’s gift to her to live to this age, with most of her faculties in tact.Her advice to persons is to always live in hope do not live in despair. Her secret to long life, is live by God’s commandment and always do what is right in the eyes of God.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:47am
Brave minibus driver, Lincoln Bristol, yesterday recounted his fight with a gun-toting robber which ended in him being hospitalized with four bullet wounds.The 69-year-old ‘A’ Field, Sophia resident was shot in the abdomen, left side knee and near his right eye during his fight with the gunman and an accomplice, who attacked him outside his home at around 22:30 hrs on Wednesday.The bandit also bit off a portion of Bristol’s right ear.Bristol has since undergone surgery but appeared none the worse for the wear yesterday as he chatted with visitors at his bedside in Ward B2.Bristol told Kaieteur News that he had just arrived home and was opening his gate to drive into the yard when two men approached him. One of them had a handgun.“One of them say ‘pass it’, NHL Jerseys Authentic, and then he (the gunman) fire a bullet at my knee and I attack him, ” the burly minibus driver recalled.“Me and he scuffle with the gun and he bit me.”Bristol said that the bandit eventually managed to overpower and shoot him in the stomach, left side and in the vicinity of the right eye.The robbers then relieved him of about $10, 000.“I hollered for my nephew and my son and they run away.”Devon Bristol, the victim’s son, said that he was inside his father’s house when he heard the gunshots.“I hear him (Mr. Bristol) hollering ‘I gun dead’ and then ‘I ain’t giving up so, ’ then more shots, ” the son recalled.“When I hear the last shot I go outside and see one of them running away.”He threw a hammer shaft at the fleeing man but missed. He said it was too dark to recognize the robber.The son said that after the bandits fled, his father ran into the family’s yard and lay on the ground.The wounded man was placed in a minibus and taken to the GPHC.Mr. Bristol told Kaieteur News he has been driving for several years and was robbed twice before.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:46am
Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier, the man accused of killing Non Pareil Businessman, Chandrapaul Persaud, called “Kero man” yesterday told the court that he was in Linden at the time of the killing.Collier yesterday led his defence before trial judge Justice Winston Patterson, after a no case submission by Collier’s lawyer Lyndon Amsterdam was overruled.Before Collier addressed the court he was given three options by the judge. He could have said nothing, stayed from the prisoners dock and give an unsworn statement or go into the witness box and give a statement where he could face cross examination by the prosecution.Collier said that he would stay from the witness box and give an unsworn statement.He proceeded to tell the court that he was innocent of the charge and that he never robbed anyone at Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara.Collier said that he had earlier told the police that he only came to the house at Bachelor’s Adventure, where he was arrested, the night before and he didn’t know that any guns and ammunition were inside the house and that’s why he opened the door when the police came.He further told the court that he was restrained with handcuffs and place on the floor, and he never led Assistant Superintendent Michael Kingston to any room in the house.Collier said that while he was on the ground he heard the police banging on a door inside the house.According to the defendant he was placed on an identification parade, with persons from the Brickdam Police Station.Collier told the court that he was not picked out as the person. He concluded his address to the court.After he was finished, his lawyer disclosed to the court that he was calling an expert witness on Monday.Amsterdam explained that all plans and preparations for the witness to be here would be made over the weekend. The matter was subsequently adjourned to Monday.Cyon “Picture Boy” CollierOn Thursday Justice Patterson had overruled a no case submission by Defence Counsel Amsterdam.Collier is on trial for the murder of Chandrapaul Persaud called ‘Kero man’ at Non Pareil, wholesale jerseys china, East Coast Demerara, on September 30, 2006.On the previous occasion, ballistics Expert Sergeant Eon Jackson was called to give his testimony.According to Jackson the bullet which was removed from the victim’s body during the post mortem examination and handed over to him was discharged from the AK-47 assault rifle which was found with the accused.Jackson testified about his qualifications, including Firearms and Ammunition training/examination courses in which he had participated.The witness said he had given evidence in the Magistrates’ and High Courts of Guyana more than 250 times.There was some objection by the defence with regards to Jackson testifying, but that was subsequently overruled.In his evidence-in-chief, Jackson testified that on October 3, 2006, he received at the Ballistics Section at CID Headquarters, from Corporal Floyd Hosanna, a marked and sealed envelope containing two 7.62 x 39 fired casings.Hosanna had testified earlier in the trial that he had retrieved the two fired casings from the verandah at the home of Persaud, at Non Pareil, on the night of September 30, 2006.Jackson said that on October 3, 2006, he received from Sergeant Chabinauth Singh, a marked and sealed envelope containing one 7.62 x 39 fired bullets.Singh had earlier testified that he was present during the autopsy of Persaud when Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh had removed a warhead from Persaud’s body and handed it over to him (Singh).Jackson said that on October 5, 2006, he received from Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Michael Kingston a marked and sealed parcel containing a 7.62 x 39 AK-47 assault rifle with a magazine and a marked and sealed envelope containing 13 7.62 x 39 rounds of ammunition.The witness recounted that he discharged three of the rounds submitted to him from the AK-47 rifle and found the firearm to be in working order.He then compared the three fired casings to the two submitted to him by Hosanna and found that all five casings bore the same firing pin impressions and striation marks in identical sequence.Based on his findings, he formed the opinion that the two fired casings submitted to him by Hosanna were discharged in the AK-47 assault rifle submitted by Kingston.Assistant Superintendent Michael Kingston, testified that he was with a party of policemen and army officials on October 5, 2006 at a house in Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara, where he found Collier along with one AK 47 assault rifle and pistol handgun.Floyd Hosanna, who is stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department’s Crime Unit, testified that he went to the scene to examine the body.He described the clothes that Chandrapaul Persaud was wearing at the time of the incident.  He instructed police corporal Cleveland Brown to take photos of the crime scene.Hosanna said that he was at the “crime scene” when he saw two spent shells on the verandah. The two spent shells were collected and sealed as evidence and handed over to ballistics expert Eon Jackson.He (Hosanna) was cross examined by the defence about what he saw at the scene of the incident.Sergeant Chabinauth Singh, meanwhile, testified that he went to the crime scene with a party of policemen, who were also at the scene. He said that he saw the body lying on the floor, and Persaud appeared to be dead. Singh said that he saw two 7.62×39 spent shells on the verandah floor.After the body was photographed, it was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where a doctor made the formal death pronouncement.Singh told the court that on October 2, 2006, he witnessed a post mortem examination which was done by Government Pathologist Nehaul Singh. During the post mortem, Singh said that the doctor removed a bullet, which he took to the ballistics unit.The post mortem report was tendered into evidence by Singh. Under cross examination the witness was questioned about certain facts pertaining to the post mortem.Zaheem Isshack, retired Police Inspector William Pitt, the victim’s wife Bibi Isshack and the couple’s neighbour, Liloutie Dhanai, have all given evidence in the matter.
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:46am
-masked killers escape in carLeonard Mahadeo, Nike Air Force One Shoes Women, a Diamond resident was last evening gunned down in cold blood shortly before midnight at a popular Eccles, East Bank Demerara drinking spot.According to reports, Mahadeo who would usually walk with an entourage of bodyguards was drinking with a friend last night in the Soca Paradise establishment when two masked men exited a silver Premio, calmly walked into the drinking spot and fired a barrage of bullets.Residents in the area recalled hearing about two shots fired after which another volley of about 10 shots was heard.This sent the waitresses at Soca Paradise scampering for cover even as Mahadeo’s lone drinking buddy was unhurt.The gunmen calmly walked out and sped away in the car.Execution was clearly the motive as the gunmen did not attempt to rob either Mahadeo or his drinking partner.Scores of police ranks converged on the scene as well as curious neighbors and while no ballistics experts were on hand, some experienced ranks surmised that the killers used assault rifle rounds, given the size of the shells recovered.Mahadeo’s bullet riddled body was left lying in a pool of blood for several hours as detectives tried to piece together the information gathered.(see further details in tomorrow’s edition)
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Date: 21 Oct 17 09:46am
With an export leap of 31 percent for last year alone, Nand Persaud International Communication Inc, placed itself among the top export performing companies in the Caribbean and was justly rewarded Monday nightExcellence in Service Exports winner, Nand Persaud Int’l Communications’ Managing Director, Gadhram Ramdial (L); and Guyana Go-Invest Board Member, Owen Verwey, (centre) pose with the award, received from Jay Ollivierre Gomez (R).in Barbados.The Port Mourant-based company earned the Caribbean Export Agency’s ‘Excellence in Service Exports’ award in a glitzy ceremony at the Hilton Barbados, where ‘The Caribbean Exporter of the Year 2016 Awards were held.The citation for this award for outstanding export performance read, “Established in 2002, Nand Persaud International Communication Inc. is the first provider of near shore Contact Center and Business Outsourcing Solutions in Guyana.“It currently provides services such as customer support, Cheap NFL Jerseys, both technical and non-technical, leads generation, transcription services and quality assurance.“It currently employs over 500 employees, all geared towards the provision of services to a wide range of international clientele based in the US and Canada.“In 2015, NPIC experienced a massive 31 per cent in export growth.“Its commitment to excellence has caused NPIC to gain a strong reputation for quality, which has differentiated it from the competition, and has been critical in its success.”
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