Woodcutter killed after tree tumbles on him in Pomeroon

first_imgA wood cutter from La Union, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was killed after a tree crashed on him at Apiarco in the Upper Pomeroon River. Dead is Moses Gonsalves, 51, also known as “Squash”.Reports are that he left his Essequibo Coast home weeks ago venturing into the Pomeroon River to harvest wood. He was accompanied by a worker Rayan Lloyd.Dead: Moses GonsalvesThis newspaper was informed that on Thursday Gonsalves was left cutting wood while Lloyd went to fetch some materials from another location.According to the now dead man’s daughter, Sherena Gonsalves, the family received the tragic news Friday morning. The saddened daughter said Lloyd, who works as a handyman with her father, informed the family of the incident.“He told us that a tree fell on daddy and killed him. He said he heard the chain saw noise stop but he thought daddy was taking a rest (but) after some time he went and discovered him in a pool of blood.”She related that her father was then transported by Police to the Charity Oscar Joseph Hospital where doctors confirmed him dead.The chain saw operator’s body is at the Suddie Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.Police have since taken statements from Lloyd.Gonsalves leaves to mourn his wife and three children.last_img read more

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first_imgTim Jackson takes his campaign to the doorsteps.A new citizen’s initiative called “Clean Up Politics” has been launched by Donegal man Tim Jackson in the run-up to the General Election.Jackson, from Ballybofey, previously founded the Africa-based building charity “Homes From Donegal.”He explained the goal of the campaign is to have candidates who run in the election agree to four policy points concerning politicians’ earnings, on the basis that TD’s who earn closer to the average wage will better understand the impact their decisions in the Dáil have on normal voters.The four policy points are:– TD’s salaries will be halved, from just under €90k to €45k– All expenses must be vouched with receipts– Tax-payer funding of political parties, currently almost €13m per annum, will cease– Ministerial and backbench pensions will be reduced to the average public service rate Jackson said “By asking a politician to sign-up to these policies, we’re essentially sorting the wheat from the chaff, testing them to see who is in the job primarily for their enormous pay-packet, and who is in the job to simply build a better Ireland. The majority of TD’s in this constituency and around the country have earned well over half a million euro each in wages and expenses during their latest term in office, not to mention the ex-politicians enjoying very fine pensions indeed.”“Like a lot of people, I’ve had enough of politicians and political parties selling us out, so we’re asking people to only vote for candidates who agree to these policies. It will still mean TD’s are earning considerably more than the average Irish worker, but not enough to remain in their ivory towers, unmoved by the harsh economic realities being faced by ordinary people around the country.”A public petition in support of Clean Up Politics has begun online and at the doorsteps, and Jackson has invited all voters to take an active part in ensuring their candidates fully endorse the initiative, prioritising its goals if elected. See more at facebook.com/cleanuppoliticsDONEGAL MAN LAUNCHES UNIQUE ‘CLEAN UP POLITICS’ CAMPAIGN was last modified: June 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Clan Up PoliticsdonegalTim Jacksonlast_img read more

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