The year 2018 ended on a grieving note for an Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) family after a labourer, Kevin Moses Betancourt, was stabbed to death.Reports are the 23-year-old was stabbed to death at about 21:30h on old years’ night at Pamona Housing Scheme.According to reports, Betancourt went in search of a friend with whom he hadDead: Kevin Moses Betancourtearlier in the day met in a masquerade band. Guyana Times was told that as the 23-year-old entered the premises at Pamona Housing Scheme, the suspect, who was intoxicated, requested that he leave the yard. This led to a physical confrontation and the suspect whipped out a knife and wounded Betancourt to his neck and chest.The young man was rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. A relative of the suspect told this publication that he was recently released from prison, having served time for assaulting an old man. The suspect is from the Pomeroon River area and was spending the holidays at his cousin’s residence in Pamona.Speaking with Guyana Times, the dead man’s mother, Bibi Nazim said her son Kevin is her second child of four children, born in Venezuela. She said the family moved back to Guyana about 10 years ago. The suspect was subsequently arrested.Meanwhile, a post-mortem examination conducted on the body of Betancourt showed that he died as a result of a perforation to the heart.
The General Manager of Letterkenny University Hospital has apologised after failings during the birth of a baby boy caused life-changing trauma.An interim settlement of €2.5million was approved today for Jack McGahern Donaghey, of Drumfergus, Killygordon, who suffered an irreversible brain injury and has cerebral palsy as a result of complications during his birth, RTE News reports. The High Court heard that Jack suffered a lack of oxygen to his brain during his birth on 5th August 2015.His parents Denise McGahern and Seamus Donaghey sued the hospital over the management of his birth.They said there was a failure to monitor, read or interpret the CTG during labour and a failure to anticipate the need for resuscitation immediately after birth.The court heard that Jack, now aged four, requires 24/7 care, has limited movement and speech, and needs help with feeding and dressing.General Manager Sean Murphy issued an apology, which was read in the High Court. Mr Murphy expressed “sincere apologies for the failings that caused the injuries to Jack and the consequential trauma suffered” by him and his parents.The letter added that the hospital “understands that neither this apology nor the financial compensation granted by the court can negate the continuing heartache that the McGahern Donaghey family must feel every day and appreciate that this continues to be a very difficult time for you.”The HSE agreed to an interim settlement of €2.5m for a period of ten years for Jack’s care needs. Mr Justice Kevin Cross said the case would return to court to agree on an overall settlement in ten year’s time.Read more at: www.rte.ie/news/courts/2019/1220/1102367-jack-mcgahern/Hospital apologises after failures left baby with cerebral palsy was last modified: December 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)