Diamond man crushed after jumping off moving truck

first_imgA Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), resident is now dead after he was pulled under the wheel of a truck that was uncontrollably descending a hill in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Dead: Phillip ArthurThe incident occurred sometime around 18:30h on Sunday last at the Kumung Kumung Trail, Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The dead man has been identified as Phillip Arthur, 35, of Lot 38 Section B Block X, Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD. He was a senior operator attached to the mining company owned by the Alphonsos.Police preliminary investigations revealed that Arthur was seated in the cabin of motor lorry GPP 8748 with trailer TPP 9380 attached, which was going up a hill along the trail.However, the lorry reportedly developed mechanical problems and began to descend during which, Arthur allegedly jumped out of the vehicle resulting in the front right wheel running over him.The dead man’s reputed wife, Veronica Johnson, told Guyana Times that they received news of Arthur’s death on Monday when the owner called and informed her brother.Johnson related that they were told that at the time of the accident, the trailer attached to the truck was carrying an excavator.“This is nothing strange though because he always does work like this… but we hearing all sorts of rumours about how the accident happened but I wasn’t there so I don’t know what really happened. They sent my brothers some photos and that’s all we have,” the woman said.According to Johnson, her reputed husband left for the interior about two weeks ago but the truck was giving them issues so they were forced to stop in Itaballi, Mazaruni, to have it repaired.“He used to call and update me on what happening so I does know where he is and so on,” she noted.Arthur’s body is presently at the Bartica Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.Meanwhile, the 42-year-old lorry driver, a resident of Itaballi, is in custody assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

Fivestar team goes 8-2 at Fivestar Fight League 18: Regenesis

first_imgThe full results from Fivestar Fight League 18: Regenesis are as follows:Carson Benedict (Kelowna) vs. Travis Lesschaeve (Grande Prairie)* Lesschaeve wins via Unanimous DecisionAshley Rouble (Fort St. John) vs. Kali Bachman (Kamloops)*Exhibition BoutTommy Malyar (Fort St. John) vs. Cody Banner (Grande Prairie)*Malyar wins via Unanimous DecisionNick Young (Fort St. John) vs. Mohammad Inaim (Vancouver)*Young wins via Unanimous DecisionRaymond Brown (Grande Prairie) vs. James Mott (Quesnel)*Mott wins via Split DecisionThomas Pope (Fort St. John) vs. Peter Student (Grande Prairie)*Pope wins via Unanimous DecisionTravis Lussier (Fort St. John) vs. Raphael Bergmann (Grande Prairie)*Exhibition BoutCameron Gibbs (Fort St. John) vs. Cory Antrim (Prince George)*Antrim wins via TKOBrayden Sims (Fort St. John) vs. Peyton Rakestraw (Grande Prairie)*Sims wins via TKONick Dragojevich (Fort St. John) vs. Austin Douglas (Fort St. John)*Douglas wins via Unanimous DecisionEddie Scarfo (Fort St. John) vs. Ethan Krystal (Grande Prairie)*Scarfo wins via Unanimous DecisionLandon Beasley (Fort St. John) vs. Joshua Ryan (Grande Prairie)*Beasley wins via Unanimous DecisionZach Bower (Grande Prairie) vs. Emmett Emblau (Quesnel)*Bower wins via Unanimous DecisionElvis Walter (Fort St. John) vs. Landon Swartz (Quesnel)*Kids Exhibition BoutKonnor Simograd (Fort St John) vs. Trace McGregor (Quesnel)*Kids Exhibition Bout FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The ballroom at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre was jammed to the rafters on Good Friday for the first-ever sanctioned boxing event in Fort St. John’s history.Fivestar Fight League 18: Regenesis represented a turning point for Fivestar owner Justin Donally, who hosted the Energetic City’s first-ever mixed martial arts event several years ago.32 boxers from across the Peace Region and further beyond took to the ring last Friday. Among the athletes in competition were boxers as young as eight, though Donally explained that those are merely exhibition matches. “There’s no winner or loser until they’re 11 or 12 years old, then they’re scored.” Boxers from the Fivestar’s Boxing Academy’s athletes went 8-and-2 on the night, though one of those matches featured two of the gym’s boxers.- Advertisement -17 year-old Nick Young, who has emerged as one of the gym’s promising young boxers, continued his winning streak on Friday. Fighting against the Surrey School of Boxing’s Mohammad Inaim, Young dominated his opponent, winning via unanimous decision. With the win, Young improved his record to 8-0, and was also given the honour of Fighter of the Night. Young and Inaim’s bout was also named Fight of the Night. For Young, the fight was a nice change after facing left-handed boxers in his last two battles. “I was glad to fight an orthodox fighter again, it was nice to have that change,” said Young. “It was a fun fight, tough. He had a weird style, he would come out swinging and I would just duck under, and he would grab on a lot.”Ashley Rouble, also 17, fought against her Team B.C. teammate Kali Gawley from Kamloops in an Exhibition bout ahead of the pair’s appearance at the 2017 Canadian Boxing Championships in Quebec City next week. For Rouble, the fight was a great way to prepare for her upcoming appearance at Nationals. “Mine was really fun. It was kind-of the opposite of Nick, for me there was no pressure, just get in there and put on a show,” said Rouble. “She’s my teammate so we took care of each other in there, but we still went full speed.”Donally says that the fights were an excellent showcase for the city as a venue for future BC Boxing events. Donally says that he has put in a bid to host BC Golden Gloves in 2018, and that tlast weekend’s event wowed the judges.Advertisementlast_img read more