No arrest in former Linden footballer’s murder

first_imgAlmost three days after former national footballer Romel Edison Gomes was found dead in his Buck Hill, Linden shop, Police are yet to make an arrest.E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Anthony Vanderhyden told Guyana Times on Wednesday that investigations were continuing with investigators depending on the assistance of persons in the community to identify the suspects.“Some people are helping us and so we are trying to build the profiles of the suspects with the aim of making arrests as soon as possible,” Commander Vanderhyden related.Meanwhile, following a post-mortem examination conducted on Wednesday morning, State Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh gave Gomes’ cause of death as gunshot injury to the head.The 32-year-old businessman was discovered unconscious in a pool of blood on Monday evening. He was at the time in his shop, which is attached to his Lot 53 Buck Hill, Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden home.Based on information received, Gomes was seen arguing with two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun, before a loud explosion was heard.The two men were then seen fleeing in the victim’s Nissan Bluebird motor car bearing registration number PVV 2057. The 32-year-old businessman was subsequently discovered with a suspected gunshot wound to the head, his throat slit, his hands bound and mouth gagged.He was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Linden Hospital Complex, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Detectives have since retrieved a blood-stained kitchen knife and a spent shell from the scene. The victim’s bedroom was also ransacked, but the Police were unable to determine whether the motive was robbery.Meanwhile, Gomes’ stolen motor car was found abandoned at One Mile Wismar on Tuesday morning.last_img read more

Man United defender out for ‘minimum of three weeks’ with illness

first_imgManchester United have revealed defender Phil Jones will be sidelined for a minimum of three weeks after being diagnosed with “mild thrombosis”.Jones started all four of United’s pre-season matches but was not involved in Saturday’s Premier League win over Tottenham.United confirmed after the season opener at Old Trafford that the England international was left out due to illness.“Phil Jones, who was not involved in today’s matchday squad, has mild thrombosis and will be out for a minimum of three weeks,” a tweet from the official United Twitter account read.Daley Blind and Chris Smalling played at centre-half in Jones’ absence as United beat Spurs 1-0 thanks to Kyle Walker’s own goal. 1 Manchester United defender Phil Jones last_img

GROUP PLEAD WITH MINISTER TO PROTECT GIANT BASKING SHARKS

first_imgThe Donegal-based Irish Basking Shark Study Group has demanded Minister of Arts, Heritage, Gaelteacht and the Islands, Jimmy Deenihan to provide legal protection to basking sharks.A basking sharkHundreds of the majestic animals have arrived off the coast of Ireland in recent weeks with Donegal being rich in the huge creatures.Scientist Emmett Johnston, based in Inishowen, heads up the research project to understand more about the basking shark. However, the sharks, the second largest fish in the world’s oceans, have no legal protection under Irish law.Up until the 1950s the creatures were hunted across Ireland for the oil from their liver with more than 1,500 of the massive creature killed.Although the docile creatures are not hunted anymore, there are fears they are still vulnerable to being attacked or caught up in devices used for renewable energy.A spokesman for the group said “The basking shark is a true oceanic citizen which respects no territorial boundaries, it has a unique place in Irish maritime heritage and we are privileged to have access in Ireland to such an inspiring animal. “With this opportunity also comes a responsibility to ensure its protection and safe passage whilst present in Ireland’s waters.”The group has written to Minister Deenihan impressing upon him the tourism potential of the basking shark which is already being tapped into here in Co Donegal. GROUP PLEAD WITH MINISTER TO PROTECT GIANT BASKING SHARKS was last modified: June 8th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Basking Sharksdonegalprotectionlast_img read more