A Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) family was arrested by Police on Friday after an unlicensed gun and ammunition were found on their premises.According to information received, the farmer, his wife and daughter were taken into custody after ranks acting on a tip swooped down on the family home at about 10:30h in the Mahaicony River. During the search, an illegal revolver and 12 live rounds of ammunition were unearthed.The family remains in custody as investigations continue.
– arson suspected in apparent murder-suicideThe Beterverwagting community, located on the East Coast of Demerara, was shaken to its core as three members of the same family perished in an early morning blaze on Sunday.The deceased were identified as Leonard Pollard, 33; his one-year-old daughter, Nakasia Pollard and the child’s mother, Latoya Telford,26, with whom the man allegedly shared a rocky relationship. It is suspected that the blaze was an act of arson in an apparent murder-suicide. Reports suggest that the man threw a flammable substance on his common-law wife and daughter, and set them alight before he reportedly hung himself.The two-storey house was completely gutted, destroying everything inside. Police quickly cordoned off the area as word spread of the incident, which sent shockwaves throughout the village.It was around 06:00h that undertakers retrieved and transported the burnt remains of the three persons who were confirmed to have been killed. Telford’s mother, who was present at the scene, was restrained byThe ruins of the Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara home where the family perished. Police quickly cordoned off the area as word spread of the deadly firerelatives as her daughter’s body was taken out. The woman confirmed that her daughter and Pollard were having problems over the last several months.According to information gathered, after several arguments, the woman had moved out of the Railway Embankment home, which she shared with her common-law husband, taking their three children along with her. Telford was said to have moved out in late 2016. Leonard’s brother, Leon Pollard, resided in the bottom flat of the BV home, while the two surviving children were said to be staying at Telford’s mother.Guyana Times understands that Telford would often visit Pollard, but the two always ended up arguing. During such a visit on Saturday, the now deceased woman had only her youngest child, Nakasia, with her. It was alleged that Telford was involved in another relationship, which was the source of much of the conflict.This was the account of Leon Pollard, Leonard’s brother, who told reporters that he and other family members had often warned his sibling to discontinue the relationship, but he never heeded their advice. Leon indicated that his brother, over the past few days, had shown him several text messages that Telford supposedly exchanged with the other man. Leon, who was at work at the time of the blaze, explained that Sunday morning’s fire has taken all but the clothes on his back. Investigations into the deadly blaze are ongoing.
The team opened play on Friday night against Peru. Peru took the first two games 25-21, 25-18. Canada responded to take the third game 27-25, but fell in the fourth 25-16 to give Peru the 3-1 win.Saturday’s match against Poland also resulted in a 3-1 defeat for Cranston and her teammates. Poland took the first game 25-15, but Canada won the second 25-14. Poland took the final two games by scores of 25-21, and 25-11.Belgium was Canada’s opponent on Sunday and the final had Belgium winning 3-0. Games in the contest were 25-13, 25-19, 28-26.- Advertisement -Cranston and team Canada will be looking to turn their fortunes around this weekend as they’ll be in Leuven, Belgium for three more games as the FIVB World Grand Prix continues. They’ll have a rematch with Belgium on Friday. That will be followed by games against Argentina on Saturday, and the Netherlands on Sunday.All of Canada’s games will be broadcast on Sportsnet. For a schedule of the games click here.