The Guyana Defence Force’s medic on Friday assisted with the delivery of a baby on a vessel en route to Mabaruma in Region One (Barima-Waini).According to information from the GDF, the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) vessel registered as MV Barima was on its course to Mabaruma at about 01:30h when the mother, Aloma Roberts, went into labour.The mother and child with officers of the GDF after the delivery (GDF photo)By that time, the vessel was some several miles out into the Atlantic Ocean, which prompted the patrol’s medic, Lance Corporal Nickel Charles, to deliver a healthy baby girl.The coast guard was immediately called and after the delivery, both mother and child were transported to the Mabaruma Hospital via a GDF Coast Guard high-speed patrol craft which went to the T&HD vessel.Members of the patrol returned to the hospital later in the day to check on the newborn baby and the mother.In 2017, Guyana Defence Force (GDF) recorded its first known mid-air delivery when 18-year-old Susan Williams of Fairview, North Rupununi, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl midair.A medical student of the Texila American University played the heroic part in spearheading the delivery.The vessel, MV Barima, on which the baby was deliveredThe sequence of events began when Susan Williams developed complications during delivery and had to be air-dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for immediate attention.She had reportedly gone into labour and was told that the infant was in a breeched position and she would have to be air-lifted to the GPHC.Both mother and baby were healthy.
**SubmittedPeter King won the 25th Blizzard Club Road Championship race, Sunday by edging out Colter Young by a few inches in a very close sprint finish. After a tough 90 km race on the Montney loop, both of them had a time of 2:59:30hours.Roger St. Jean won the sprint for 3rd over Gord Harris, both with a time of 3:05:03. Pat Ferris was 5th at 3:09:29, Barb Polehoykie 3:09:40, Darren Guliov 3:12:56, Bob Andrews 3:23:34, Sandy McDonald 3:27:18, Ken Nix 3:34:54 and Owen Giebelhaus 3:47:49.- Advertisement -Kevin Shaw won the 45 km one lap event at 1:34:19. Richard Wood was second at 1:37:47 and Francis Plum 1:42:37. Trevor McDonell was 4th at 1:45:20 and Adam Currie 5th at 2:09:05. Sixteen riders started out with the group of Peter King, Colter Young, Pat Ferris, Roger St. Jean, Gord Harris and Darren Guliov separating from the pack. The group dwindled down to just Colter Young and Peter King after the second time up the Montney creek hill. The two sprinted it out with King getting an early lead on the downhill finish and Young not quite able to get by him.Coming up-Tuesday unscheduled Duathlon at Baldonnel-Thursday time trial 7 pm at Baldonnel-Sunday Challenge Cup Mountain bike race in Grande Prairie at Nordic Trails Park at 2 pm. (local Cecil lake road race at 10:00 am)Advertisement Colter Young and Stephen Ferris will be traveling to Banff for a stage race. Adam Currie and Gord Harris are in Vancouver for the ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer’.www.ferrisfastcycles.com