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.
St Conal’s Hospital in Letterkenny has been part of people’s lives in Donegal for many decades.Although many mental health patients are now integrated into mainstream society, there was a time when St Conal’s was home to hundreds of patients.Now a film company is making a documentary looking at the history of the hospital form its establishment in 1866 to the present. Lugh Films are looking to speak to anyone who has memories of visiting relatives there or anyone who may have spent time there as a patient.They are also looking for old pictures and film which can be used in the hour long documentary which will be broadcast on TG4.For further details contact Clíodhna Ní Chinnéide, Producer on 086 3902469 or email [email protected] FILM COMPANY SEEKS HELP FOR MAKING DOCUMENTARY ON ST CONALS was last modified: October 8th, 2012 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:Lugh FilmsSt ConalsTG4
MONTREAL — Muslim groups are denouncing as insulting and offensive Quebec Premier Francois Legault’s statement Thursday that Islamophobia does not exist in Quebec.The National Council of Canadian Muslims called on Legault to retract the comments, which came two days after the second anniversary of a mosque shooting that killed six Muslim men in Quebec City.Legault said Thursday there is no Islamophobia in Quebec and closed the door on the idea of designating a national day to combat the problem.On Friday he clarified those comments, saying there is “not a current nor a culture of Islamophobia in Quebec” and that Quebecers are open and tolerant.NCCM executive director Ihsaan Gardee described Legault’s initial comment as an insult to the families of the Quebec City victims and to Muslim communities across Canada.Boufeldja Benabdallah, the president of the Quebec City mosque targeted in 2017, said he fears Legault’s comments will encourage the small minority of people who commit Islamophobic acts.The Canadian Press
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