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

Fundraiser event to take place at Fort St John Curling Club on April 27

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Curling Club will be hosting a fundraising event on April 27, 2019.According to Cheryl Batten, of the Fort St. John Curling Club, in order to host the 2020 B.C. Winter Games, the Club will need to raise funds to make the necessary upgrades.“As a Club, we are hosting the 2020 B.C. Winter Games. In order to support that event and the development of junior curling in our community, we are fundraising to update and prepare the Club for the Winter Games.”- Advertisement -Along with raising funds to make upgrades, Batten says the goal of the fundraiser is to also keep membership fees low.“Our other fundraising goal is to keep the membership and league fees at a reasonable rate for our members. If we achieve our goals we will be able to keep our rates from last season.”The Fundraiser will feature a dinner and dance along with a live and loonie auction.Advertisement There are different ways to donate to this event:1. Donate a significant item we can use as an auction item to raise money2. Purchase tickets to our event $50/couple,$30 for individuals or $250 for a table of 10.3. A monetary donation toward the purchase of an auction item or directly toward the club.The Fort St. John Curling Club Fundraiser is taking place on April 27, 2019 at the Curling Club.If you are interested in donating, or for more information, you can call Cheryl Batten at 250-263-9102.last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch this stunning long range strike from the Polish Cup

first_imgWatch this stunning long range strike from the Polish Cup semi-final!Defender Lukasz Broz scored the wonder-goal for Legia Warsaw against Zawisza this week as his side ran out 4-0 winners to reach the final.Have you seen many better than this? Let us know in the comments section below!last_img