The public is encouraged to come down and help celebrate these local sports heroes at the EnCana Events Centre as Mayor Mike Bernier will present them with their awards and gifts.The following individuals were selected by their peers to receive the 2011 Community Sport Hero Awards for their dedication to their respective sports: Connie Patterson for skating, Christina Wards for multiple sports, Don Bourassa for curling, Ted Schilds for hockey and Andrew Kadziolka for skiing.“The Community Sport Hero Awards are a celebration of volunteers who have contributed eight or more years to sport,” said Tim Gayda, president and CEO of Sport BC, in a statement. “Sport is crucial to the development of strong, healthy communities, and community volunteers, like the five scheduled to be honoured, are essential to that success.”- Advertisement -The awards ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Dawson Creek is the 11th stop this year for Sport BC’s Community Sport Hero Awards, which are presented by EnCana.
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.
Michael White was on Wednesday taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge of robbery under arms.The 48-year-old man, who hails from Lot 177 Triumph, East Coast Demerara, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to the charge which stated that on April 22, 2019, at Commerce Street, Georgetown, while being armed with a knife, he robbed Jairam Setaram of a cellular phone and cash valued at $11,000.It is alleged that on April 22, the Virtual Complainant was sitting at Commerce Street when the defendant approached him and asked for a cigarette. The man refused to give the cigarette to White, who became annoyed and cuffed the VC to his face. White allegedly took the man’s belongings and made good his escape. An investigation was carried out and the defendant was arrested by police ranks.Police Prosecutor Ceon Black objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant is a flight risk and pointed out the serious nature of the offence. Bail was refused. The case will continue on May 15, 2019.