Body found in Pomeroon River identified

first_imgOne week after the body of a man was discovered floating in the Pomeroon River, it has been identified as that of Orlando Naughton of Charity Squatting Area, Pomeroon. According to information received, Keith Naughton, father of the now dead man, visited the Charity Police Station, and informed the ranks that the body that was retrieved from the river was suspected to be that of his 26-year-old son. As such, the devastated father was taken to the mortuary where he positively identified the body.Guyana Times understands that the deceased man was an alcoholic who worked as a labourer at the Charity Waterfront.The grieving father revealed that his son lived alone at Charity and he was last seen alive two Fridays ago.Reports revealed that the body was seen floating face down next to a boat last Monday by a farmer in the vicinity of Grant Stelling, Hope, Lower Pomeroon.As such, residents were alerted and the Police were summoned. The body was then recovered from the water and taken to the Suddie Mortuary, where a post-mortem examination was scheduled to be performed. There was no identification attached to the body at the time it was found.It was revealed that there were no marks of violence to determine whether foul play was involved in the death of Naughton.last_img read more

First Coal signs MOU with McLeod Lake Indian Band

first_imgFirst Coal Corporation has achieved a major step forward in its plans to explore and develop a portion of its large coal position in northeastern British Columbia.  First Coal’s President and CEO Douglas Smith signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Chetwynd, along with Chief Derek Orr of the McLeod Lake Indian Band. The McLeod Lake Indian Band is the first band on board for this new development. The company’s Central South and South Cirque properties fall within the Treaty 8 territory, which includes the traditional aboriginal lands of the McLeod Lake Indian Band. Through this memorandum, First Coal has committed to provide employment and business opportunities to area First Nations and local companies while also ensuring safeguards to protect the environment and local caribou population. – Advertisement -The company has met frequently with four of the First Nations within Treaty 8 territory including the McLeod Lake Band, Halfway River First Nations, Saulteau First Nations and West Moberly First Nations, as part of the consultation process. First Coal Corporation expects to begin production in early 2010.last_img read more