23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point.WELCOME to the family house designed to put you on a tropical holiday, everyday. That was the idea behind the design according to homeowners Sherliee and Sean Melenewycz who bought the stylish property seven years ago and decided to give it a resort-style makeover. “Sean and I wanted to come home to a place that would feel more like a holiday,” Mrs Melenewycz said. 23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point.The mother-of-four said half-a-dozen family holidays in Bali were responsible for how the style played out in the house.“Natural elements like stone and timber were really important and it reminds us of relaxing in Bali,” she said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours ago“We are positioned on the waterfront so the Bali style made a lot of sense when we were renovating.” 23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point. 23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point.Mrs Melenewycz said her family had most meals in the outdoor entertaining area and said it was one of the most used areas in the house. The house has 2.7m ceilings and stylish recycled timber featured throughout. 23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point.Mrs Melenewycz said the walk-in-robe was her favourite room. “We designed the main bedroom to feel like a hotel room,” she said. 23 Paterson Place, Paradise Point.Mrs Melenewycz said her family were big entertainers and needed a house that could accommodate parties. “Most of our friends have kids so life is much easier when everyone can be under one roof and we can watch the kids play on the fort and in the pool,” she said.
… 3 murders recorded in 3 daysA father and his son, known “trouble makers”, are now in Police custody after they reportedly stabbed to death 23-year-old labourer Brayon Dewakar, called “black boy,” of Lot 128 Mon Repos South, ECD in the wee hours of Sunday morning.Dewakar was reportedly with his friends at a Bar-B-Que and lime activity a short distance from his home when the businessman and his son, who was armed with a knife, approached them. It is unclear what transpired, but according to his cousin, Dewakar began to run away when he was ambushed by the due, who dealt him one stab to his right side chest.Guyana Times was told that, bleeding from the wound, Dewakar jumped a fenceBrayon Dewakarand fell into a yard as the two suspects escaped from the scene. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The senior suspect, known as “Turkey,” reportedly went to the Beterverwagting Police Station on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) and filed a report claiming that he was robbed and beaten by the now dead man. He received a medical form and was sent to the GPHC to await treatment for “no visible injuries” when he was arrested. And acting on information received, his son was nabbed by Police ranks in a toilet at his house.A cousin of the deceased who was at the scene of the altercation told Guyana Times that one of the suspects was heard earlier in the night saying, “I gotta kill somebody at this BBQ here tonight”.This cousin further informed that the duo are regularly in trouble, and had only last week attacked another man, part of whose face they injured.Recounting what he knew of the fatal stabbing of his cousin, he said, “I saw my cousin running to the back of these people that had the BBQ yard, then I saw them man this running behind he. By time that I see ‘black boy’ trying to jump the fence to come over in them people this yard, but then catch he before he could jump, and (they) stab he. So by time he reach over the fence, he was already bleeding bad; and he drop down in the mud here”.Sharu Dewakar, the mother of the dead man, rushed to the scene, only to find herDeorani Dyalson panting for breath on the ground.The distraught woman relayed to this newspaper that she began screaming when she saw the condition that her son was in, and she begged him to talk to her. She said her son attempted to speak, but she couldn’t understand what he was saying, since was already dying.“I was sleeping when my sister call for me and tell me to get up and go see what happened to my son. When I go there, I see he lay down in a yard; so I lift him and me she, ‘Blacky, talk to mommy nah! Talk to mommy nah!’ but he go, ‘Uuhh uhhh,’ that was all,” the woman cried.She revealed that, with assistance, she and another took Dewakar out of the yard and rushed him to the hospital, where she later found out that he had succumbed.“At the hospital, them nah tell me that my son died; they said that he okay, but I found out and I start to holler,” the grief stricken mother stated.Dewaker leaves to mourn his parents, two young sisters, and other relatives and friends.The knife used in the crime is said to have been recovered by Police in a nearby trench close to the scene. The two men remain in custody as investigations continue.Dewaker’s murder is the third to have been committed in the past three days. On Saturday, 24-year old Edward Bevaney of Lot 115 Ogle Street, Triumph, ECD was stabbed to death by an acquaintance during an altercation at Republic Drive, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD).The suspect reportedly stabbed him once to his left eye and twice to his chest with an ice-pick. During the altercation, the suspect was also chopped to his left arm and stabbed one to the left side of his chest.On Friday last, 20-year-old Deorani Dyal was stabbed to death by her reputed husband in her Lot 123 Hope Low Land, ECD home reportedly in front of her minorEdward Bevaneyson. The suspect, Doonauth Ramlall, later consumed poison and died while receiving treatment at the GPHC.The young woman was found slumped with several stab wounds to her face and chest. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. (Kizzy Coleman)
Born Imogene Kennedy on Oct. 13, 1918, in Philadelphia, Miss., Schmidt grew up on a farm, one of eight children. She graduated with a nursing degree from the University of Tennessee in 1941, joined the Army and was one of 99 Army and Navy nurses stationed in the Philippines. After Japan attacked in 1942, they found themselves treating casualties in open-air field hospitals on the Bataan Peninsula. Few had seen combat conditions before. When the Philippines fell, they were sent to the rocky island fortress of Corregidor, where they were under nearly constant shelling while working in an underground hospital. Some nurses were able to leave before Corregidor fell in May 1942 and “we always thought we’d be going also, until the Japanese came into the tunnel,” Schmidt recalled in Diane Burke Fessler’s book “No Time for Fear: Voices of American Military Nurses in World War II.” Seventy-seven women were interned in Manila, where they refused the tea offered “because we thought they were trying to poison us,” Schmidt recalled in the book. While in the camp, they continued to treat other military and civilian prisoners while staving off starvation, sometimes by eating weeds. They were freed in 1945 when a U.S. tank crashed through the gates. “We heard a lot of rumors about the Americans coming for us but were still surprised when they did come,” Schmidt said in “No Time for Fear.” “I had begun to feel that the Americans thought we weren’t worth saving, and to look at how scrawny we were, we probably weren’t.” Schmidt later married a fellow prisoner, Richard Schmidt, and they settled in California. She continued her nursing career in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena. “She was not at all bitter about the experiences,” her daughter said. “It was just part of life and it was an important part of her life.” Her mother didn’t consider herself heroic, she added. “She simply was doing her duty,” she said. In addition to her daughter, Schmidt is survived by a son, Richard Schmidt, of Southern California; two sisters, a brother and four grandchildren.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA CAñADA FLINTRIDGE – Jean Kennedy Schmidt, one of the nurses dubbed the “Angels of Bataan” who treated U.S. troops battling Japanese forces in the Philippines during World War II and were prisoners of war for nearly three years, has died. She was 88. Schmidt died March 3 at her home due to complications from a fall, her daughter, Susan Johnson of Bemidji, Minn., said Friday. With Schmidt’s death, only three of the nurses are believed to be alive, said Elizabeth M. Norman, who wrote the 1999 book, “We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan.” “She had a wonderful spirit,” Norman said in a published report. “She loved these women she was imprisoned with, and she said she knew them as well as the back of her hand.”