Two 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.
Maria Sharapova earned her first WTA win in her native Russia for 13 years after beating Daria Gavrilova 6-0, 6-4 in the first round of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Monday.In a win which sets up a second-round match against Russian No. 1 Daria Kasatkina, Sharapova brushed aside her Australian opponent Gavrilova in the first set. Gavrilova raced to 4-2 in the second but Sharapova won four straight games and closed out the match.Sharapova has rarely played the Russian tour events during her career, and when she has she’s never got past the quarterfinals.Sharapova won her only previous meeting with Kasatkina in straight sets in Montreal in August.Russian veteran Vera Zvonareva advanced to the second round in St. Petersburg by beating Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4.The 34-year-old Zvonareva returned to the top 100 in the rankings this month after a six-year absence.Zvonareva will next play either Julia Goerges of Germany or Maria Sakkari of Greece in the second round.Also, Alison van Uytvanck defeated Kirsten Flipkens 6-2, 6-4, setting up a second-round match against fourth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka.Also Watch: