Former chemist found dead in bed

first_imgA former chemist was on Monday morning found dead at his Charlestown, Georgetown home. The dead man has been identified as 33-year-old Ceon Andre Barry of Lot 74 Alediade Street, Charlestown.Information reaching Guyana Times revealed that the man’s body was discovered in his bedroom by his father at about 09:40h. While the relatives of the dead man are awaiting a post-mortem examination, they have ruled out foul play and suicide.Leroy Barry, also called “King Barry”, father of the dead man, when contacted explained that he left home at about 05:45h for work and upon his return at aboutDead: Ceon Andre Barry09:40h, he called out to his son but there was no response.This, he noted, was quite strange since he saw ice in a container and thought that his son had something to drink and went back to his room. The aggrieved father explained that as he went into his son’s room, he saw him lying motionless on his bed.There were no marks of violence and more so, there were no signs that he committed suicide. The father is of the belief that his son died from natural causes. “When I left home every morning I would call out to him and this morning was no different… I call out to him this morning and he answered,” the father stated.He last saw his son alive on Sunday and they spoke later in the evening. He noted that as they retired to bed, everything was as per normal. Asked whether someone might have snuck into his home when he left for work on Monday morning and did something to his son, the man stated that he secured the doors as he does every morning.Apart from being a chemist at Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), he worked at the Tele-Performance Call Centre for a short while.When contacted, the Police said they are awaiting the post-mortem examination to determine the way forward. Ceon Andre Barry leaves to mourn his father and siblings.last_img read more

Cuomos death marks the passing of a liberal lion

first_imgALBANY, N.Y. — With former Gov. Mario Cuomo’s death, liberals have lost one of their last, best champions, a proud populist who represented an older breed of Democrat.During his three terms as governor, the former minor league baseball player from Queens championed the working class, reproached Ronald Reagan and flirted — repeatedly — with a run for the White House. In his 1984 address at the Democratic National Convention, he talked of a nation of haves and have-nots, of a yawning disconnect between rich and poor largely ignored by Reagan.“A shining city is perhaps all the president sees from the portico of the White House and the veranda of his ranch, where everyone seems to be doing well,” he said. “Mr. President, you ought to know that this nation is more ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ than it is just a ‘Shining City on a Hill.”‘The 82-year-old Cuomo died Thursday at his home in Manhattan of natural causes from heart failure just hours after his son Andrew began his second term as New York’s chief executive. Services are planned for Tuesday morning at a Manhattan church.Mario Cuomo’s progressive legacy is reflected today by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose own 2013 campaign kickoff speech recycled the “Tale of Two Cities” image.last_img read more