Dean of the College of Medicine at Texila University in Guyana, 38-year-old Krishna Mohan, along with his friend, 26-year-old Nandha Kishore, were on Saturday afternoon stopped by gunmen while proceeding along the East Bank Demerara (EBD) road, and robbed of over $200,000 worth of cash and valuables.The victims, both of Lot 565 Montrose Street, Continental Park, EBD, were attacked at around 13:15hrs on the Continental Park access road. Details surrounding the incident indicate that the two were proceeding along the road in motorcar PTT 570 when two perpetrators, who were standing on the roadway armed with a gun and a sharp instrument, stopped them.As Kishore began to enquire what the matter was, the two men quickly boarded the car and held the two at gunpoint. The men then quickly relieved both Kishore and Mohan of their cash and valuables before making good their escape.The matter has been reported to the Police, and a search operation was launched in the area, but an arrest is yet to be made.
…girls are encouraged to registerThe students who will be lucky enough to have secured their spot at the Malteenoes Cricket Academy will be in for a special treat when Social Cohesion Minister with responsibility for culture, youth and sports, Dr George Norton delivers the feature address at the opening of the 2018 edition of the Academy on July 23 at the Club’s venue on Thomas Road, Thomas Lands.In addition to the Minister’s appearance, legendary cricket commentator JosephSocial Cohesion Minister with responsibility for culture, youth and sports, Dr George Norton“Reds” Perreira will also be at the Academy to conduct a number of sessions which will cover topics such as the laws and history, what cricket means to Caribbean people, scoring, doing interviews, table manners and etiquette.The successful cricketing academy will be further fortified with two additional coaches, who were provided by the Director of Sports, Christopher Jones. The coaches are National U-17 Coach Orin Bailey and his assistant, Darien Best, who is the Coach at School of the Nations for the Sir Garfield Sobers Schools cricket tournament in Barbados.The two-week Academy runs from 09:00h to 15:00h each day with an hour’s break from noon for lunch, which will be provided by the Club. Both theory and practical teachings will be done with classroom work being done during the mornings and outdoor sessions in the afternoons.The Academy caters for participants between the ages of 6 and 18; these participants will be divided into two groups: U-13s and age 13-18. The registration fee is $3000 and registration forms can be uplifted at Malteenoes on Thomas Lands.Additionally, girls are being encouraged to join the Academy, and three overseas friends of the Club have combined to fund 18 underprivileged children who cannotJoseph “Reds” Perreiraafford to pay to join, and parents and guardians urged to take up this opportunity. Registration forms are still available at the Club, but only the first 120 students will be accepted.The Academy has produced Test players Ramnaresh Sarwan, Ryan Ramdass and female Windies player Indomattie Goordial, and has been supported by the business community and friends of the Club with their contributions. Malteenoes expressed gratitude to everyone for their support. The Club’s aim is to instil discipline, cricket and life skills in the young participants.