Crippled murder accused found dead in Lusignan prison

first_imgShelton George of Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, who was on remand for the murder of D’Urban Street Chinese Restaurant waitress, Debra Blackman back in August 2014, was on Tuesday morning found motionless in one of the cells at the Lusignan Prison.Shelton GeorgeUpon the discovery, the 22-year-old was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.When contacted, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels told Guyana Times that the man was seen in good spirits on Monday evening while noting that although the accused was in a wheel chair, he did a lot for himself. The circumstances surrounding the death are yet to be determined as a post-mortem examination is scheduled to be performed today. Samuels noted that the immediate relatives of the dead prisoner were contacted.In addition to the murder charge, George was also charged for the attempted murder of former Magistrate Fazil Azeez.After allegedly committing the acts, George absconded and went to Suriname where he was shot by law enforcement there, which led to him being wheel-chair bound. He reportedly suffered spinal injury and lost a kidney. Nevertheless, he returned to Guyana and was residing with his mother upon his arrest.Police contented that on August 23, 2014, Shelton George murdered Debra Blackman, a waitress. It was reported that based on surveillance video, the accused along with two others, arrived on motorcycles at Delicious Chinese Restaurant on D’Urban Street, Georgetown.It is further alleged that after making a purchase and engaging in a brief conversation with Blackman, George whipped out a gun, pushed his hand through the cashier’s cage and shot the 50-year-old woman. The Police had issued a wanted bulletin for George.Meanwhile, on the second charge, it was reported that on April 25, 2015, at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, George discharged a loaded firearm at Mohammed Fazil Azeez, a former Magistrate, with intent to murder him.last_img read more

Kindness Meters in Dawson Creek show how kind a community can be

first_imgTransCanada partnered with Dawson Creek to help bring the initiative to life. For every dollar that someone puts in a meter, they will match.Recently, the 2 recipients were the South Peace Community Resources Society and the Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation. They each received $587.20.They also have visited schools to spread the message of kindness.Borek says they have received great feedback from the public and they will see how the program goes. TransCanada has agreed to partner with them for 2 years and they will revisit how the project went at the end of those 2 years.Advertisement DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – With Christmas just around the corner, the City of Dawson Creek is spreading the message of kindness year round.The City installed “Kindness Meters” at 4 locations across the City with proceeds being donated to not for profits.Lindsey Borek with the City of Dawson Creek says it all started around 7 months ago.“It was brought to the Mayor through our MP Bob Zimmer, who received the idea through a local girl and she had seen it back in her hometown in Nova Scotia and she thought it was a good idea if we could do something like that.”- Advertisement -The City uses old parking meters that are refurbished. They are put up in 4 locations: The Pool, The Arena, Centre for the Arts, and at the Mile Zero Post. Parking Meters were abolished in Dawson Creek years ago.“They take all types of change. What we did, we implemented a “Kindness Meter” policy and so every 6 months anyone can apply that is a non profit or a charity and we put the names all in a hat and every 6 months we draw 2 names.”Advertisementlast_img read more