Miner beaten to death over missing gold

first_imgA Corentyne miner was on Saturday found dead in a mining camp at Armu Falls Top, Cuyuni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), with multiple marks of violence about his body.The dead man has been identified as Phillip Cort, 56, of Queen Street, Courtland, Corentyne, Berbice.Based on reports, the now dead man had an argument with another man over some missing gold. The argument quickly turned into an altercation during which Cort was severely beaten and left to die. The man’s body was found by colleagues who went to the mining camp to gather tools to commence a day’s work.The main suspect, a 35-year-old man from the bauxite mining town of Linden, was subsequently arrested. He is assisting with investigations. Desiree Cort, a sister of the dead man, told Guyana Times that she received the devastating news on Sunday evening.“I have a cousin who has a dredge nearby and she was in Georgetown, but her husband called her on Sunday and told her that Phillip was beaten to death,” the sister stated. She noted that after receiving the message, her cousin contacted family members at Fyrish Village in Corentyne.Without hesitation, the man’s nieces and nephews travelled up to Bartica where they made arrangements for the body to be transported to Georgetown. The grieving sister said that the body was now at the Memorial Garden’s Mortuary and a post-mortem examination was planned for today. She explained that her brother lived in the interior and she last saw him about three years ago. Still in shock that he was no more, she reminisced on the good times the siblings shared. “Only five of us (13 siblings) are alive,” the woman said.Her brother, she noted, did not have any children, but he was a loving individual who took care of his siblings’ children.He is expected to be buried over the weekend in Fyrish.last_img read more

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Rivera issues warning

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. – Mariano Rivera had this warning for the New York Yankees: If he becomes a free agent, he’ll consider offers from other teams. “Everybody has the same shot,” he said Wednesday. “The Yankees will not have an advantage.” Trachsel, 36, went 15-8 with a 4.97 ERA for the New York Mets in 2006. VIERA, Fla. – Former All-Star Dmitri Young agreed to a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals and got another chance after the Detroit Tigers cut him last year following legal and substance problems. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Catcher Jorge Posada also is entering the final season of his contract, and third baseman Alex Rodriguez can opt out of his deal after the World Series. Rivera, the backbone of the Yankees during their run of nine straight AL East titles, will earn $10.5 million this year, the final season of a three-year agreement. When he was about to enter the final season of his contract in 2004, the Yankees negotiated an extension during spring training. “The Yankees always knew that I wanted to be with the Yankees and finish my career with the Yankees,” he said. “If they don’t want to do (anything) with me, I’m not go home crying. I’m going to move on.” FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Boston Red Sox officially added outfielder J.D. Drew to their roster after left-handed pitcher Lenny DiNardo was claimed on waivers by the Oakland Athletics. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Free agent right-hander Steve Trachsel signed a one-year, $3.1 million contract with the Baltimore Orioles and will fill the void in the starting rotation left by Kris Benson’s injury. center_img Yankees general manager Brian Cashman called the 37-year-old closer Tuesday night, a day after Rivera said he was hoping for a contract extension. Cashman told Rivera his preference is to push back the matter until after the season. “It’s very hard, despite how great Mariano is, to all of a sudden pick and choose who to start discussing contracts with,” Cashman said. “If you start picking and choosing one, someone else is sitting there saying, `Well, why not me?’ ” last_img
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