Father 2 dies after ingesting poison at court

first_imgA 43-year-old East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident died just mere hours after he ingested a poisonousRanks ushering Michael Persaud out the courthouse on Wednesday, moments before he reportedly ingested the poisonous substance while in Police custodysubstance while in Police custody.Michael Persaud, a father of two, of Diamond New Housing Scheme, EBD, succumbed at about 08:30h on Thursday in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital.Just after lunch on Wednesday, Persaud was rushed to the medical facility after he ingested a quantity of an unknown poisonous substance. Moments before consuming the poison which he reportedly kept in his possession, he appeared before a Magistrate to answer several counts of fraud charges after he allegedly obtained money under false pretense.The man’s wife was overheard shouting on her mobile phone to her daughter, “…you daddy just drink this poison in the lock up “.It was the Police who became alarmed after they notice Persaud vomiting and convulsing. After checks were made, the Police realised Persaud had consumed the liquid and reportedly managed to wrestle the bottle from his tight grip.He was place in a Police vehicle and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for medical attention.It is still unclear how the man obtained the substance even though he was in Police custody. However, investigations are continuing into the matter.In January 2016, Police had issued a wanted bulletin for Persaud along with Gunraj Raghubir of Kitty to answer charges of fraud. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Alberta premier threatens to broaden pipeline dispute with B.C.

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is threatening to expand a fight with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline by reducing the amount of oil her province ships.Notley won’t say if she would cut off B.C. or the rest of Canada or both.She says it’s time to focus the country’s attention on lost jobs and reduced revenue due to a pipeline bottleneck.- Advertisement -Notley says if she sees more moves to delay construction, her government will pass legislation to give her the power to reduce the flow of oil and natural gas.In 1980, former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed cut oil exports in his fight with Ottawa over price controls and revenue sharing under the national energy program.The pipeline dispute began earlier this year when B.C. said it would not allow increased oil shipments until it could do more research on spill response.Advertisementlast_img read more