Ban welcomes progress made on territorial dispute between Belize and Guatemala

“He welcomes their decision to hold simultaneous referenda on 6 October 2013 to consult their populations on referring the dispute to the International Court of Justice (ICJ),” the spokesperson added in a news statement. According to media reports, over the years, the long-running dispute between the two Central American countries has led to tensions.The spokesperson noted that Belize and Guatemala have requested financial support from the international community for the referenda and possible eventual legal proceedings.“The Secretary-General believes that this process is in line with the objective of pacific settlement of disputes enshrined in the United Nations Charter and merits international support,” the spokesperson added.Established in 1945 under the UN Charter, the ICJ – sometimes referred to as the World Court – settles legal disputes between States and gives advisory opinions on legal questions that have been referred to it by authorized UN organs or specialized agencies. read more

Man sustains fracture after being punched in face by berserk attacker

The victim Reyaaz Khan sustained a fractured cheek bone after the incidentA man who is said to be mentally ill went berserk on Friday evening around 19:00h at a Chinese Supermarket at Foulis, East Coast Demerara causing at least three men to be injured in the process.One resident of the said area, Reyaaz Khan, 43, was on his way with his wife, Twinkle Khan, to make a purchase at a nearby Supermarket when the said man dealt Khan a severe cuff to his face while he was seated in his vehicle.The man immediately began bleeding and was taken to the Enmore Police Station where a report was lodged.Because of the injuries Khan sustained the officers at the Police Station encouraged him to seek medical attention.The man’s wife told this publication that her husband was taken to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital that evening, where he underwent an X-ray scan and it was determined that his check bone was fractured.He was referred to the bone specialist at the Georgetown Public Hospital, emergency ward, where he had to wait for hours before receiving treatment and being sent away.Khan is expected to undergo surgery soon as the blow he received left an indentation on his face.The man’s relatives are however calling for swift action to be taken against the suspect who is a known trouble maker in the area.According to residents in the area, the suspect would usually get away with unlawful acts as his family is reportedly affiliated with members of the Police Force.This publication was informed however that the suspect was subsequently arrested and is currently assisting with the investigation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPolice still hunting for Stewartville man who allegedly drowned wife in canalFebruary 9, 2016In “Crime”5 arraigned for murder of Berbice phone card distributorFebruary 16, 2017In “Court”Stewartville man still on the run after killing wifeJanuary 23, 2016In “Crime” read more