August 5: Queen’s College started and Burnham died in the same month and…

first_imgDear Editor,Reading does enlighten us about a great lot, and I was just recently perusing a British Guiana Queen’s College Magazine dated 1944-45, and it just dawned on me that the institution will be celebrating 174 years of existence on August 5, 2018. It’s the same institution that the late President L.F.S Burnham attended, and he died on August 5, 1985.What a coincidence of August 5?August 5, 1844: the institution opened its doors at the Colony House with 15 pupils enrolled, and the original name was ‘Queen’s College Grammar School.’Rev. W. Hamilton and Rev. Webber were the tutors employed during the opening stages; and in 1845, the institution moved to Main Street with 33 pupils on roll.August 14, 1848: it was incorporated; September 1854, it was moved to Carmichael Street; and in 1876, the new name was given as ‘Queen’s College.’Easter 1918: the institution was moved to the old orphanage in Brickdam, and the school library was started. In 1937, Thomas Lands location was presented to Queen’s College.Where was Colony House?Where in Main Street was Queen’s College once housed?Where in Carmichael Street was the institution once located?Where in Brickdam was the old orphanage?The above data was extracted from the magazine in question, which I have attached for your respective readership’s viewing. Anyone is welcome to make any correction from the above.Yours faithfully,T .PembertonTour Guide/Photographerlast_img read more

Ex-soldier died from gunshot wounds – autopsy

first_imgThe finding of the autopsy done on the body of Marlon Rodney, the ex-soldier who was shot at the junction of Durban Street and Mandela Avenue in Georgetown during a heated argument with two men, is that he died as a result of gunshot wounds.Rodney was shot at least four times on April 25, 2019 during a heated argument over money owed to one of his assailants. During the incident, 20-year-old Shaquille Dion of Durban Street, Georgetown, who was passing at the time, also sustained gunshot injury, but has since been discharged from the hospital.Guyana Times was told that the shooting occurred at about 09:30h, and stemmed from a disagreement Rodney had had with one of the gunmen. According to reports, Rodney and one of the men reportedly had had a heated argument over money owed to him by Rodney when the suspect left and returned with two others.Following another headed argument, the trio, who were reportedly brandishing guns, opened fire on Rodney. Following the shooting, the suspects escaped.An investigation has since been launched.last_img read more

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Continues

first_imgEnvironment Canada has issued a Thunder Storm warning for the Fort St. John and North Peace Region. They are predicting the Thunder Storms to hit before midnight tonight.They are also predicting heavy hail and strong winds. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.This warning is also in effect for the Prince George Region.- Advertisement –last_img