Thirty-eight-year-old Rajindra Balkaran, called ‘Gomes’, and his uncle Vishnu Gopaul, called ‘Strokeman’ and ‘Balbala’, a pork vendor at the Port Mourant Market, traded chops on Monday afternoon at Kitten Dam, Portuguese Quarters, Port Mourant Corentyne; and are now both hospitalized at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, with Gopaul being listed in critical condition.Injured: Vishnu GopaulReports reaching this newspaper detail that Balkaran was under the influence of alcohol when he accused his uncle of being a “cochore”. After hurling several expletives at his uncle, Balkaran walked over to Gopaul’s donkey cart and pushed it into a nearby drain.At that, Gopaul ran out of his yard with a cutlass. “Is the same cutlass he does use fuh cut meat,” one eyewitness said.“The two of dem start to argue, and ‘Gomes’ (Balkaran) telling he that he is a cochore and Gopaul cussing he (Gomes),” an eyewitness offered.The argument intensified, and Gopaul reportedly chopped his nephew several times to the upper body. Balkaran received chop wounds to his hands and neck, but was able to overpower and disarm his uncle, and he turned the weapon on the pork vendor. Gopaul received chops to the face, neck, chest and hands, and is reportedly in a critical condition at the New Amsterdam Hospital.The donkey cart that was pushed into the drainWhen the Police arrived, Gopaul was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Port Mourant Hospital, from whence he was transferred to the New Amsterdam facility. Balkaran has also been admitted a patient at the hospital.Police are investigating the incident.
RelatedMore Brits flying to European ski resortsMore Brits are choosing to book flights to ski resorts, according to new figures from the Ski Club of Great Britain.Brits book winter flights to Europe to escape winter gloomrits have booked flights abroad during the winter monthsStrong euro could put people off Skiing holidaysThere are fears that fewer people will book flights to ski destinations this winter because of the strength of the euro Increasing numbers of Brits are searching for information on ski resorts online, figures from Experian Hitwise have revealed.The online competitive intelligence service revealed an 18.5 percent year-on-year increase in the number of people in the UK visiting skiing and snowboarding websites, a trend it believes has been caused by the recent snowy weather.Experian Hitwise research director Robin Goad said the cold spell has served to remind people about “the pleasures of winter sports”.”While most of the people planning a skiing or snowboarding holiday are considering the more traditional resorts in the Alps or North America, some are looking closer to home,” he explained.”UK internet searches for Scottish ski resorts have increased faster than any other so far this year, and searches for Glenshee have already quadrupled thanks to the recent weather.”The French Alpine resort of Morzine was revealed as the most searched-for overseas ski destination, while the Scottish destinations of Cairngorm and Nevis Range also received a large number of internet searches.According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, French resorts are doing especially well this winter, a trend that is backed up by figures from cheap flights carrier easyJet.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map