A 42-year-old man is the latest road fatality after he was struck down on the La Grange Public Road, West Bank Demerara (WBD), late Thursday evening.Dead is Roopesh Ramotar, a coconut vendor, of Lot 12 Houston Public Road, Greater Georgetown. The accident occurred sometime around 22:40h, during which the deceased sustained severe head injuries.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, Ramotar was standing outside of hisDead: Roopesh Ramotarparked car, PMM 8153, on the La Grange Public Road when he was struck by an oncoming motor car, PTT 755.This newspaper understands that the motor car was proceeding north along the West Bank Road reportedly at a fast rate, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided into Ramotar’s car before picking him up and throwing him into the air.Public spirited citizens rushed the injured man to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Speaking with this publication, the dead man’s mother, Seeta (only name given) related that her son left his home sometime around 14:00h on Thursday and did not returned home that night.The woman explained that his family became worried and was about to file a Police report on Friday morning, when calls to his cellular phone went unanswered.“A nurse from Best (West Demerara Regional Hospital) picked up and say that he was in an accident, but she can’t give out more information. So everybody gathered and they go to the hospital and then they find out that he die since the night before.”The woman went onto say that her son had gone over to the West Bank to drop a friend at Canal, WBD, and was on his way home when the accident occurred.According to the relatives, who went to identified Ramotar’s body, the man suffered a broken leg and head injuries.The body of Ramotar is at the Ezekiel Funeral Parlour, awaiting a post-mortem examination, which is scheduled for Monday. He leaves to mourn his wife and three children, including a nine-month-old baby boy.Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver of PTT 755, a 57-year-old resident of Pouderoyen, WBD, and he was found to be above the legal limit in terms of blood alcohol level. He has since been taken into Police custody and is assisting with the investigations.
Go back to the enewsletterHyatt Hotels Corporation will open the group’s first Hyatt Regency branded property in Budapest, Hungary in early 2020 in the landmark building Postapalota, the former postal office on Petőfi Sándor Street.Positioned in the hilly district of Buda, the 231-room property will be situated near the vibrant Váci Street and a five-minute walk to the Danube river and Royal Palace. Other hotel facilities include a ballroom, spa, fitness facilities and an indoor pool.“The development of Hyatt Regency Budapest demonstrates Hyatt’s commitment to growing the Hyatt Regency brand footprint throughout Central and Eastern Europe,” said Takuya Aoyama, vice president development, Eastern Europe, Russia & CIS at Hyatt.Budapest’s Postapalota – the future location of Hyatt Regency Budapest“We are delighted to bring this landmark building back to life,” said Dr. Michael Hutter, owner of Városház Utca Projekt Ingatlanforgalmazó Kft, the firm behind the project which struck a management agreement with a Hyatt affiliate.“We believe the globally recognised Hyatt Regency brand will help further transform Petőfi Sándor Street to become a sought-after destination for shopping, dining and culture. It’s an honour for us to be part of this process and we believe the hotel will be a successful development.”Hyatt Regency Budapest adds to Hyatt’s growing brand footprint in Hungary and Central & Eastern Europe, which will include the recently announced Párisi Udvar, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, located on Ferenciek Square on the Pest side of the city. Further additions in the region will include Hyatt Regency Zadar Maraska, Croatia and Hyatt Regency Sofia, Bulgaria.Go back to the enewsletter