Menu
Demerara Waves - Riding on the crest of truth
Trinidad ICT
 

Listen Live

android
apple
blackberry
 
 

Harding suffered a hernia in prison, no evidence of sodomy

Harding suffered a hernia in prison, no evidence of sodomy

Guyana Prison Service sources Monday afternoon corroborated that Colwyn Harding suffered a hernia after jumping off a stairs in the prison compound where he had been incarcerated.

Harding has already told Demerara Waves Online News that he has never had hernia before. However, the symptoms he described were those of that condition. He has also said that he was ashamed to tell prison, police and the court about his alleged sexual abuse.

Sources said this revelation now throws into immense doubt claims by him, his mother, their lawyer and other interest groups about whether his intestinal condition was indeed due to sexual assault with a baton in November, 2013 at the Timehri Police Station.

The outcome of the probe, other sources said, was more leaning in the direction of alleged common assault by the policeman.

Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee has already said that the investigation has thrown up a number of "grey areas" but he has declined to say whether those have called into question the credibility of the allegation.

The time-line disclosed by GPHC doctors shows that Harding was was first diagnosed with a hernia on December 13, 2013 and referred to a clinic. Georgetown Prison authorities had taken back the then inmate to the Accident and Emergency Unit of GPHC at 10:35 PM on December 17 because he had complained of severe pains, an increased swelling to the area and vomiting. It was then that he was diagnosed with strangulated inguinal scrotal hernia. Emergency surgery was performed the following day. He underwent a second surgery on December 27.

Harding  has claimed that he was sodomized by a Constable who was based at the Timehri Police Station after he was arrested on November 15 at Timehri North in connection with a probe into stolen items. He had been in police custody until November 19 when he was charged with assaulting a peace officer and disorderly behaviour. After he was placed on GUY$50,000 bail he was remanded to prison. He has since been released on his own recognisance.

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) said its Office of Professional Responsibility has completed the investigation and legal advice has been sought.

“The Police Force is now in the process of seeking legal advice in the matter through the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions,” said police spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker.

Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud declined to say whether he had seen the report. Instead, he maintained that the document would be sent to the Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority (CPA) for review before it is dispatched to the DPP for advice.

DemWaves has learnt that OPR investigators have taken statements from Harding, his mother, prison authorities, the doctors among others.

back to top

Recent News

Prev Next Page:
Barbados on track to slash budget deficit

28 October, 2014

Barbados on track to slash budget deficit

San Juan, Oct 28 (EFE).- The government of Barbados plans to reduce its budget d...

Caribbean News Desk prog: Concerns about Jamaican ministers' huge cell phone bills

28 October, 2014

Caribbean News Desk prog: Concerns about Jamaican ministers'…

A furore over telephone bills incurred by members of Jamaica’s cabinet has erupt...

PPP's Navin Chandarpal dies

28 October, 2014

PPP's Navin Chandarpal dies

Veteran Guyanese politician, Navin Chandarpal died early Tuesday morning at his ...

Attorney General's voice: Aware of a plot to launch an armed attack on Kaieteur News; govt stands by him

27 October, 2014

Attorney General's voice: Aware of a plot to launch an armed…

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall's voice has surfac...

Pope says Big Bang theory does not contradict Christianity

27 October, 2014

Pope says Big Bang theory does not contradict Christianity

Vatican City, Oct 27 (EFE).- Pope Francis believes the "Big Bang" theory as a mo...

House Speaker orders Clerk to convene sitting

27 October, 2014

House Speaker orders Clerk to convene sitting

Guyana’s House Speaker, Raphael Trotman has intervened in a bid to break an impa...

Several countries asked to map Guyana's mineral resources

27 October, 2014

Several countries asked to map Guyana's mineral resources

China is the latest of several countries that Guyana is receiving help from to m...

Jamaican gov't asks farmers to increase sugarcane production

27 October, 2014

Jamaican gov't asks farmers to increase sugarcane production

San Juan, Oct 24 (EFE).- Jamaica's Ministry of Agriculture, Labor and Socia...

Caribbean statisticians urged to protect integrity of data

27 October, 2014

Caribbean statisticians urged to protect integrity of data

The Programme Director- Statistics at the Caricom Headquarters has called on sta...

Rousseff wins, but women remain marginal in Brazilian politics

27 October, 2014

Rousseff wins, but women remain marginal in Brazilian politi…

By Eduardo DavisBrasilia, Oct 27 (EFE).- Brazilians gave President Dilma Roussef...

Cuban health worker dies of malaria in Guinea

27 October, 2014

Cuban health worker dies of malaria in Guinea

Havana, Oct 27 (EFE).- One of the Cuban volunteers who went to Guinea as part of...

Carib News Desk Radio: Haiti Police break up protest after election postponement

27 October, 2014

Carib News Desk Radio: Haiti Police break up protest after e…

Haitian police have dispersed an opposition-led demonstration in the capital fol...

Brazil's Rousseff wins reelection with 51.45 pct. of the votes, 98 pct. counted

26 October, 2014

Brazil's Rousseff wins reelection with 51.45 pct. of the vot…

Brasilia, Oct 26 (EFE).- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff won reelection in th...

Lethem Police Officer-in-Charge shot at night club brawl

25 October, 2014

Lethem Police Officer-in-Charge shot at night club brawl

The Officer-in-Charge of the Lethem Police Station was early Saturday morning sh...

Guyana monitoring sick woman for Ebola although disease discounted

24 October, 2014

Guyana monitoring sick woman for Ebola although disease disc…

Guyanese health authorities are monitoring a sick woman for Ebola after she was ...

High-level anti-Ebola talks in Guyana

24 October, 2014

High-level anti-Ebola talks in Guyana

Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar was Friday afternoon meeting with stakeholders...

FATF blacklisting no longer reason for early elections

24 October, 2014

FATF blacklisting no longer reason for early elections

The decision by the global Financial Action Task Force (FATF), not to blacklist ...

Toddler tests positive for marijuana in Puerto Rico

24 October, 2014

Toddler tests positive for marijuana in Puerto Rico

San Juan, Oct 24 (EFE).- A 14-month-old boy tested positive for marijuana in a t...

Brazil's Petrobras announces new offshore gas, condensate find

24 October, 2014

Brazil's Petrobras announces new offshore gas, condensate fi…

Sao Paulo, Oct 24 (EFE).- Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras on Fr...

Study: Among Bahamian teens, girls more aggressive than boys

24 October, 2014

Study: Among Bahamian teens, girls more aggressive than boys

San Juan, Oct 23 (EFE).- Adolescent girls in theBahamasare usually more aggressi...

World Bank touts more public-private partnerships

24 October, 2014

World Bank touts more public-private partnerships

San Juan, Oct 23 (EFE).- The World Bank is encouraging Caribbean governments to ...

Caribbean News Desk Radio prog: Poor pilot coordination caused Caribbean Airlines flight in Guyana

24 October, 2014

Caribbean News Desk Radio prog: Poor pilot coordination caus…

An investigation into the Caribbean Airlines crash in Guyana four years ago has ...

BREAKING NEWS: Ebola strikes New York City: Doctor tests positive for deadly virus

23 October, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Ebola strikes New York City: Doctor tests pos…

BY  Larry Celona, Jamie Schram, Shawn Cohen, Frank Rosa...

Four arrested for shooting death of electrical engineer

23 October, 2014

Four arrested for shooting death of electrical engineer

Four persons have been arrested and two hand guns and ammunition seized, as poli...

Lightning shocks children in southern Guyana

23 October, 2014

Lightning shocks children in southern Guyana

In southern Guyana near the border with Brazil, lightning shocked two school-age...

Controversy erupts over renaming Dominica airport

23 October, 2014

Controversy erupts over renaming Dominica airport

As the Government of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit gets ready to rename the M...

When will Guyana's National Assembly meet?

23 October, 2014

When will Guyana's National Assembly meet?

In Guyana where a no-confidence motion is hanging over the President Donald Ramo...

Caricom finally gets fisheries policy but laws are outdated

23 October, 2014

Caricom finally gets fisheries policy but laws are outdated

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) now has new fisheries policy, but th...

Recommended News Links

Recommended Radio Links

Other News and Opinion Wesbsites