Thirty-year-old Malcolm Brown of Belmonte, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was on Thursday arraigned on the murder of Fareez Yaseem, who was stabbed at least 12 times during an attempted robbery on Monday last.Brown was not required to plead to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Mahaica Magistrate’s Court.The father of three was killed during a confrontation with Brown, who was attempting to break into a storage bond.Reports are the now dead man was awakened by a sound emanating from the lower flat of the house and went to investigate.As he walked down the flight of stairs, he reportedly saw the suspect trying to gain access to the bond resulting in a confrontation and ultimately, a scuffle between the men.It was during the scuffle that the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt Yaseem several blows to his body.Guyana Times was told that the injured man fell into a drain and died almost immediately while the perpetrator made good his escape, but reportedly left his pedal cycle and a slipper behind.Acting on information, the Police subsequently arrested Brown and after interrogation, charges were instituted. Brown will make his next court appearance on June 8, 2018.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — High on Ice, Fort St. John’s winter and ice festival, is coming up this weekend. While there are tons of festivities in store, the main attraction is the ice sculptures.Recreation Programmer with the City of Fort St. John, Marissa Jordan, says the theme this year is ‘Out of this World’ — as suggested by the carving team — so festival-goers can be ready to see space-related ice carvings. This follows the ‘Winter Games’ theme from last year, as Prince George hosted the Canada Winter Games, and Fort St. John hosted long-track speed skating.But, taking a look at the temperature for the weekend, there’s a chance the display of ice sculptures outside for four days may not go as smoothly as planned. As of Thursday afternoon, the sun is supposed to shine intermittently all weekend, and help boost temperatures to above zero.- Advertisement -While eight sculptors — from Canada, the United States, Russia, and Lithuania — work away to get their artwork ready for tomorrow night, Jordan says they’re taking precautions right now to make sure the work is preserved for the festival.“The sun is the biggest problem, obviously,” she told Energetic City. “So even if we can block the light, that helps significantly with the carvings not melting.”Festival organizers don’t have a practical way of moving the sculptures once they’re done, says Jordan. But, if the weather isn’t favourable for keeping them well-composed, barricades would be put in place and people attending the festival will be told to be mindful that they aren’t in their best condition and could fall apart if they melt too much.Advertisement “The weather is something we obviously don’t have any control over,” she continued. “There are a lot of other activities and things to do as part of the festival — and not just the ice and snow — so explore other options on our events calendar.”All the commissioned ice pieces will be completed in Centennial Park tomorrow. More complimentary ice pieces will be completed throughout the weekend.