Cane harvester conned by bandits

first_imgA cane harvester attached to the Albion Estate, Berbice is now left counting his losses after bandits on Monday conned him of his gold jewellery.According to information received, the man was at home when he received a call where the caller purported to be a representative of the GTT in New Amsterdam.He was instructed to report to the GTT office there in relation to his phone line, which the caller told him he would lose if he failed to go to the office.This publication understands that the man left his home to go to the utility company.While on his way to the company, a call was then made reportedly by the same perpetrator to the 12-year-old son of the cane harvester.He was instructed to collect all of the gold jewellery in the house and take it to the New Amsterdam Hospital.Sources close to the Police confirmed that the boy gathered the jewellery belonging to his mother and sister totalling in excess of $200,000 and took it to the hospital.When he arrived at the hospital, he was sent to the back where he was instructed to leave the jewellery on a table.Moments later, he was told to go back for the jewellery, but when he did it was not there.Information surrounding the entire incident is sketchy; however, the Police have launched an investigation.last_img read more

Brazil football legend Ronaldinho to visit Pakistan

first_imgNews of Ronaldinho’s visit has generated excitement among fans, and comes as the South Asian nation seeks to revive international sports fixtures that were disrupted by a militant attack on Sri Lanka’s cricket team in 2009.Those efforts were given a boost when the country successfully staged the final of its Pakistan Super League cricket tournament in Lahore earlier this month, a rare match featuring prominent international sports stars.Ronaldinho is being brought to the country by UK-based Leisure Leagues — organisers of 5, 6 and 7-a-side tournaments which recently announced plans to expand to Pakistan.Shahrukh Sohail, a Pakistan representative for the company confirmed the visit Tuesday, adding the company would be launching tournaments next month in Pakistan’s major cities Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.He declined to say whether the Brazilian would arrive in time to make an appearance.Cricket-obsessed Pakistan has a strong base of football fans and players, particularly in southwestern Balochistan and the southern city of Karachi.But its national team has struggled in recent decades and has fallen to a lowly 198th place in the FIFA rankings.Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) officials were involved in court wranglings against each other for the last two years, forcing the men’s and women’s teams out of international competitions.The Lahore High Court last month decided in favour of recognising Faisal Saleh Hayat as the federation’s chief, a post he has held on-and-off since 2003 without being able to turn around the team’s fortunes.Earlier this month, Spanish giants Barcelona announced their former star would return to act as an ambassador for the club.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldinho is being brought to Pakistan by UK-based Leisure Leagues — organisers of 5, 6 and 7-a-side tournaments which recently announced plans to expand to the country © AFP/File / Josep LAGOKARACHI, Pakistan, Mar 14 – Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho is set to visit Pakistan as part of a goodwill mission to promote the game in the cricket-mad country.The recently retired 36-year-old, who won the World Player of the Year twice and was part of the 2002 World Cup winning team, issued a short video message on Twitter saying simply “Pakistan, I am coming” as he unfurled a Pakistani flag.last_img read more