A Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) family were in the wee hours of Tuesday morning attacked in their home by a knife-wielding bandit, who carted off with a sum of cash and jewellery.The Singh family was robbed at about 03:00h. Reports are the family were awakened by a noise emanating from a section of the lower flat of their two-storey home.According to 45-year-old Babita Singh, she was asleep when she heard a noise and got out of bed to investigate. She told Guyana Times that as she was about to exit her bedroom, which is located on the lower flat, she was attacked by a lone bandit.The woman recounted that frightened, she screamed for her husband, but had a knife placed to her neck by the perpetrator.As her husband ran to her rescue, the woman relayed that he was told to hand over valuables or his wife would be killed.“The man had a mask on, he hold me up and he press the knife to my neck so my husband couldn’t have done anything because he tell he if he aint listen that he gone kill me,” the woman related.Singh told this publication that scared, her husband handed over a sum of cash and jewellery to the man who quickly fled through a window.“After he run out, my husband run out behind he to see where he going but me holler and call he back inside because I didn’t want he get hurt and then we went to check on the kids that were asleep upstairs,” the woman recalled.The family then sounded an alarm alerting neighbours to the incident and the Police were notified.Singh was later taken to the hospital where she was treated for a wound which she sustained to her neck. The Police have since launched an investigation.
Go back to the e-newsletter >Carved into Santorini’s volcanic caldera and perched 300m above the Aegean Sea, the Iconic Santorini has just scored an award from Mr and Mrs Smith. The luxury boutique hotel’s Cliff Suite came in at #6 in the 2015 list of 10 Sexiest Bedrooms in the World for good reason. The Smiths explain, “The Cliff Suite, with its French doors, Juliet balcony and indoor grotto pool … has bags of personality and a natural charm.”This award will join the many other trophies Iconic Santorini has won over the two years since its establishment.While the hotel is currently closed, it will reopen May 2016 with some exciting new editions. The award-winning Cliff Suite will boast a new jetted pool on the balcony, so guests can soak in some bubbles while they soak up the views. In addition to the new pool, the Cliff Suite will also welcome lovers with a candlelit indoor grotto pool, bouncy COCO-MAT 4-Layer bed, headboards fashioned from the branches of native trees plus many modern-day essentials like a JBL sound system with iPod dock, a flat-screen TV and air-conditioning.“We are thrilled to receive this coveted award,” says James St John, Vice President of Operations, Hospitality America. “It underscores what our visiting friends have been telling us: they have trouble deciding which suite to check into because they’re all so romantic… and sexy, of course.”All of Iconic Santorini’s 19 rooms and suites echo the island’s unique style of whitewashed vaulted caves restyled to blend timeless Greek charm with today’s finest amenities. Other highlights include a cliff-side infinity pool and multi-level sunning deck, a tranquil massage facility with its own jetted grotto pool, a fitness centre and a traditional Greek taverna with priceless views of the ancient volcano.Vella Ramasawmy, General Manager explains, “Our philosophy is to offer our visitors a taste of Greek culture and hospitality with impeccable service – in other words, rewarding vacations for honeymooners, wedding parties, romantics in general and travellers looking for an exceptional experience.”Go back to the e-newsletter >