One person is presently in Police custody assisting with investigations concerning a Police guard who shot herself to her throat in the washroom of Caricom Rice Mills at Anna Regina, in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Dead is 29-year-old Special Constable #15117 Shendal George. The incident reportedly occurred sometime between 17:00h and 17:45h on May 4 at Caricom Rice Mills.Information disclosed that George was attached to Caricom Rice Mills as an armed guard working on a shift basis. At the time of the incident, she was working on the 15:00h to 23:00h shift, armed with a service .32 revolver with six live rounds.She was said to be on duty at the main front gate along with another security guard, George Bisnauth, of Anna Regina.According to Bisnauth, at about 17:00h, Shendal George left the guard hut and went for a walk around the compound. About 17:45h, her mother came to the gate and enquired about her when Bisnauth left in search and found her lying motionless on her back in the toilet area with a suspected gun shot to her throat; fully dressed in her uniform.The service revolver was seen about five inches from her right hand. Upon closer examination, five live rounds were found in the chamber along with a spent shell on the ground.Bisnauth then immediately raised an alarm after which a report was made to the Police.The circumstances surrounding the Police guard taking of her own life is still unclear. However, rumours have been circulating that she had reached ‘saturation point’ in life.The scene was visited by officers from Police in G Division (Essequibo coast-Islands) and thereafter, her body was transported to the Suddie mortuary where it awaits a post-mortem examination. Her firearm, along with the remaining ammunition was lodged at the station.
TFA have released the latest edition of their online newsletter, Touch-e-Talk and it is available here for everyone to read. It contains stories, info for coaches and referees, games, photos from the 2006 NTL and more.Click here: TOUCH-E-TALK, APRIL 2006 EDITION
NVW is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you to the more than six million Australians who volunteer across the country. The 2012 National Volunteer Week runs from Monday, 14 May to Sunday, 20 May 2012 and the theme for this year is ‘Volunteers – Every One Counts.’Touch Football has volunteers at many levels of the sport, from affiliate administrators through to referees, coaches, selectors and panel/executive members and the sport wouldn’t be as successful as it is without the help of these valued volunteers. TFA Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire, has praised the efforts of the volunteers involved in the sport of Touch Football, saying that their hard work is greatly appreciated. “Volunteers are a valuable and integral part of any sporting association and on behalf of Touch Football Australia I thank each and every one for their contribution,” Maguire said. Touch Football Australia would like to thank all of its volunteers for their contribution to our sport.