Guyanese fisherman feared dead after thrown overboard

first_imgSean Orlando Sewchand also called “Bakes”A Guyanese fisherman is now feared dead after he reportedly was thrown off a fishing vessel in neighbouring Suriname on Thursday.The man has been identified as 25-year-old Sean Orlando Sewchand, also called ‘Bakes,’ formerly of Nigg Settlement on the Corentyne Coast in East Berbice, who had been living in Suriname for the past four years.Reports are that Sewchand was part of a crew of five plying their trade in the Marowinje River near the Dutch border when an argument erupted between him and a colleague. The argument quickly turned into a fight, during which he was thrown overboard.Realising that Sewchand could not swim, his colleagues had reportedly gone after him; but he disappeared in the murky waters, and despite spending hours searching for him, they came up empty-handed. The suspect was subsequently handed over to Surinamese lawmen.However, a relative in Guyana recalled speaking to Sewchand on Tuesday. During the conversation, she noted, he had appeared eager to go on his next fishing trip.He has been described as having been a pleasant and loving person.last_img read more

Year in Review: Canadian Dollar, Gas Prices, Unemployment

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As of Dec. 23, the loonie is set to close at 72.17 cents, up 0.42. According to the Bank of Canada, it averaged 78.67 in January, and rose slightly in the Spring months — to 82.89 in April — before falling to 74.89 inOil prices have remained low, plummeting to 95.2 cents per litre as of today. To put it in perspective, they were at 145.7 this time last year.Their highest point in 2015 was at 160.1 cents per litre at the beginning of May, and just days ago, they reached the lowest point of 88 cents.- Advertisement -The unemployment rate in northeast B.C. posted for November has risen to 7 per cent — officially at it’s highest point for 2015. This time last year, the posted rate was 6.2 per cent.last_img read more