Denbigh High and Excelsior High were crowned urban and rural senior champions, respectively, at yesterday’s ISSA schoolgirls netball finals at the G.C. Foster College.Denbigh seniors clipped Manchester High 37-35, while Excelsior stopped, Gaynstead High 44-37.In the junior finals, Gaynstead defeated former champions Queen’s 26-23 for the urban title, while Holmwood captured their first junior final in six years after a 23-18 victory over Denbigh.Goal shooter Moya Manning, with 17 goals from 19 attempts, was the leading scorer for Denbigh in the rural senior final. She got good support from Zandria Cohen with 16 from 16, and Dane Thomas 10 from 16. Manchester High’s goal shooter, Janalee Johnson, scored 27 from 33 attempts and goal attack Shaunakaye Morgan, eight from nine.In the urban senior final, Excelsior were inspired by goal shooter Kimberly Hudson with 22 goal, from 24 attempts and goal attack Quannie Walker, 20 from 28. Goal shooter Amanda Pickney top-scored for Gaynstead with 21 from 25, and goal attack Astia Brooks got 16 from 19.The all, island finals will be played next Wednesday, December 7, at the Leila Robinson Courts.
Two armed men on Saturday evening terrorised and robbed a businessman of cash and other items when they invaded his Overwinning, New Amsterdam home.Reports are that the businessman’s son was just about to lock the gate when he was confronted by a gunman.Deonarine Albert, 52, and his 25-year-old son, Roberto had just arrived home when the robbery took place.Guyana Times understands that moments prior to the robbery, Albert’s son-in-law returned home with his wife and left the gate open for the businessman to drive into the yard.However, the young man was held at gunpoint and escorted into the yard, where the bandits ordered the businessman into the house and demanded money and jewellery. He was gun-butted as the intruders made their demands.The bandits collected the man’s mobile phone, an undisclosed sum of cash, and a quantity of jewellery before making good their escape. This publication was told that as the men were leaving the scene, they discharged several shots.The Police were subsequently summoned to the scene where they were given access to the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) recordings. They were able to identify a white Toyota Spacio as the getaway car, but up to press time, they were still hunting for the two bandits.On October 11, 2016, bandits used a similar method to enter the Alberts’ home. On that occasion Roberto was beaten by three armed men who forced him to hand over $620,000 along with his car keys.They then fled the scene using the businessman’s car, which was later found abandoned at Savannah Park, New Amsterdam.It was reported that the men exited the vehicle and boarded a waiting car and made good their escape. The car, according to Albert, had in it $1,000,000 worth of phone cards, two laptops, and five cellular phones.To date, no one was prosecuted for that robbery.