Bodies of friends pulled from Essequibo River

first_imgThe 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 shortlylast_img read more

North Peace Cultural Centre receives $20,000 sponsorship as the theater starts reno

first_imgTo get one of the old seats, call the Cultural Centre at;(250) 785-1992 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At the opening of the Bright Nights Festival the North Peace Cultural Centre (NPCC) received sponsorship of $20,000 for 50 chairs by Surerus in recognition of their 50th Anniversary.The NPCC is replacing all of the seats in their theatre, individuals and businesses could be Seat Sponsors for $400 per seat, which supports local arts.The Front Row Center Seat Sale fundraising campaign used seat sponsorship as a source of funding for the first major renovation of the theatre since it’s opening in 1992.- Advertisement -Now that the theatre renovations are underway, all of the pre-existing seats have been removed from the theatre and anyone interested in a piece of history needs to let the NPCC know by June 22nd and chairs will be required to be picked up by July 15th by donation.Other theatres were contacted by the NPCC to see if they had the need for the seats and there were no takers shared Oliver Hachmeister, Operations Manager for the NPCC. If the seats are not picked up they will be sent for recycling and scrap.The theatre will be closed from June 15 to September 15 for the installation of the new seats, as well as new carpeting, drapes, and lighting. Seat sponsors will be treated to an exclusive special event celebrating the completed renovations later in September.Advertisementlast_img read more