Dead: Ramnarine EtwaruAs Police intensify their investigation into the execution of Ramnarine Etwaru, whose body was found on a dam in East Canje, Berbice, with a single gunshot wound, two men have been arrested.The two men – a 38-year-old and a 46-year-old – were arrested late Tuesday evening by detectives. The men are from the same village as the deceased.Guyana Times understands that one of the two suspects and the now dead man had been at loggerheads over the ownership of a plot of land in the village.The body of Etwaru, 38, also called “Bill”, of Lot 84 Gangaram Settlement, East Canje, Berbice, was found on a dam about 400 metres into the cane field at Speculation.It is believed that the livestock farmer went to the area to tend to his animals. The body was discovered by a fisherman who reported to residents at Gangaram that the man had an accident and was lying on the dam next to his motorcycle.It was later discovered that he was shot several times, including once to his head.Detectives have since recovered four .38mm spent shells and one live round of ammunition at the scene.The dead man’s sister-in-law told Guyana Times that Etwaru recently developed a portion of land which was gifted to him.According to the woman, other livestock owners in the village were banned from going onto the land since Etwaru developed it. Meanwhile, the fact that Etwaru’s motorcycle was found in an upright position next to where the body lay leaves some to believe that he might have been lured off of the bike before being shot.Etwaru leaves to mourn his wife and an 11-year-old son. Police are continuing their investigations and are hoping to get a confession from the suspects as soon as possible.
A 39-year-old driver of Sunflower Street, Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) has been remanded to prison after he was charged with being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Sheldon Joseph, also known as “Bam Bam”, pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.The prosecution is contending that Joseph had 350 grams of cannabis sativa in his possession, on January 10, 2018, at 47 Miles, Mabura Road, Upper Demerara. According to the prosecution’s case, Joseph was arrested at about 15:30h after he was caught with the illegal drug in his possession. Reports are the defendant was hitching a ride in the tray of a Mango Landing-bound vehicle, which was stopped and searched. The illegal substance was allegedly found in a haversack that the defendant had in his possession. He was remanded to prison until February 16.
Stewart and Barry give the thumbs up to being in Donegal!A plan hatched over a couple of pints in Australia has seen a Burt man travel almost 18,000 kms to compete in this weekend’s Donegal Rally.And not only that but Barry Callaghan has spent almost €20,000 bringing his own rally car with him.Barry, 29, has lived in Perth for three years and takes part in rallies across Australia Now he has spent the last nine months planning the trip along with his boss Stewart Liddle, 55.Dad-of-one Barry revealed “Like most things it kind of happened over a couple of pints one night and we couldn’t go back on it.“Myself and Stewart rally back in Australia and I am always telling him about Donegal and how brilliant the Donegal Rally is.“So we decided last October that we would just go for it and here we are,” he said. Barry’s 2006 Subaru Imprenza left Australia in March and only arrived in Ireland on Monday last.But while Barry didn’t leave his car behind, the same can’t be said about his heavily pregnant wife Keara (nee Barr) and son Matthew, 5.“Keara is due our second child in July and I told her that if she goes into labour not to call me.“Hopefully she can hold on until I get back but could you imagine having to fly back to Australia having spent all this money,” he laughed.Navigator Barry, who is a panel-beater with local Australian company Signhere Signs, admits that most people think he is mad spending so much cash on a rally. “Most people think I have a screw loose in my helmet.“But the reality is that the nearest rally to us in Australia is 3,000 kms away.“This is a little bit further and it’s going to cost a lot more but it’s a once in a lifetime thing – hopefully,” he laughed.Barry said he is also delighted to be able to get back to Donegal and see his friends and family in the village of Burt close to the border with Derry. “I’ve told Stewart to take it easy at the start of the race. I don’t want us going out on the first bend after all the time and money we have spent on our dream,” he added.Meanwhile another Donegal man, Glenn Alcorn, has also traveled from Australia to take part in this weekend’s event.BURT MAN TRAVELS 18,000 KM TO TAKE PART IN DONEGAL RALLY! was last modified: June 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Barry CallaghanBURTdonegal rallyStewart Liddle