The bodies of the two friends who went missing on Tuesday last following a mishap in the Essequibo River were recovered on Friday morning. Dead are 50-year-old Ravie Chutie of Hog Island and 56-year-old Ozard Russell of Aliki, Essequibo River. Their bodies, according to information received, are badly damaged.It was reported that the two now dead men along with Janet Robinson, the reputed wife of Chutie, were travelling along the Essequibo River in a wooden boat powered by a 15-horsepower engine when they encountered rough waters.The pounding waves caused Chutie to lose balance and fall overboard and in a bid to save his friend’s life, Russell went after him, but neither of them resurfaced.The boat drifted to the Hog Island foreshore where Robinson alerted persons. A group of men went in search of the two men but came up empty-handed.The police were contacted and based on reports received, the woman said that the two men were intoxicated since they drank a bottle of alcohol before they departed from the Hubu Koker, Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted shortly
‘Best of British’ on-demand service Cirkus has acquired BBC dramas Peaky Blinders and Death Comes to Pemberley as part of a wide-ranging output deal with Endemol.The agreement gives Cirkus access to Endemol’s drama, comedy and entertainment shows and includes the upcoming BBC World War I drama The Ark, plus library shows such as Prisoner’s Wives, Public Enemies and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.Cirkus already has similar deals in place with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, BBC Worldwide and All3Media International. The service launched last year.“This deal enormously strengthens our programme offering building on the unrivalled range and depth of the best of British TV available to Cirkus,” said Cirkus co-founder Hugh Williams. “Endemol’s significant investment in new programmes, particularly drama, means that Cirkus can now provide a greater range of top British titles on-demand than anyone else.”Cathy Payne, CEO of Endemol’s sales arm Endemol Worldwide Distribution, said Cirkus would become an “increasingly important vehicle for the international distribution of British television programmes and we’re looking forward to sharing in its success”.Williams negotiated the deal with EWD’s sales director, Nordics, Holly Winder and executive director, Europe Mark Lawrence.