Night club security guards beaten during “sunrise” fete

first_imgTwo security officials attached to the 704 Sports Bar were beaten by a group of patrons at the “Sunrise Fete” held at that facility’s parking lot at Lamaha and Albert Streets, Georgetown on Friday morning.Injured are Germaine Adams, 33, of Church Street, Georgetown and Kennrick Maynard, 34, of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.The two men were reportedly providing security at the event when, at about 05:45h, Adams observed a fight some distance from the bar and went to placate the situation. He was instead dealt a blow to the eye with a bottle by one of the men who were fighting. The suspect was later identified as ‘Whistle”.Adams fell to the ground, and three other males who were in the company of “Whistle” attacked him with broken bottles. As a result, Adams discharged a round from his service weapon into the air, resulting in the crowd dispersing.As he turned around, he recognised a colleague pulling an unidentified male out of the bar.Meanwhile, as “Whistle” and his accomplices were leaving, they attacked Maynard, who was on duty outside of the 704 Building, dealing him several lashes to his face and other parts of his body.A report was made to his supervisor, who in turn informed the Police ranks who took control of the situation.Adams and Maynard were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they were treated. The firearm, a Glock pistol, was lodged at the Brickdam Police Station Armoury pending ballistics examination.The suspect ‘Whistle’ and his accomplices are being pursued by the Police.last_img read more

Jitters over Chrysler sale slows showroom traffic

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETROIT – A few weeks after Chrysler Group’s German parent put the company up for sale on Feb. 14, dealers reported to Chrysler executives that customers were wondering if their cars would still be covered by warranties. Chrysler’s sales plummeted 8.3 percent in February from the same month in 2006, and the company’s top sales executive attributed much of the decline to consumer uncertainty about Chrysler’s future. Several industry analysts say continued publicity about DaimlerChrysler AG possibly selling off Chrysler undoubtedly will hurt the company in showrooms, especially in the Midwest where Chrysler has more facilities and gets more news coverage as the bidding process continues. Many wonder if Chrysler can recover as long as its future ownership is unknown. Chrysler started the year with a decent January, when sales rose 1 percent from the same month a year ago, even though overall U.S. auto sales were down more than 4 percent.last_img read more