Three cub scouts from St Lucia, who are visiting Guyana for the Caribbean Jamboree, were struck down and injured Tuesday outside the Scout Association of Guyana headquarters on Woolford Avenue, Georgetown.
An official of the Scout Association of Guyana told Demerara Waves Online News that since the incident a section of that road has been cordoned off to vehicular traffic. A formal request for the cordon during the planning stages for the Jamboree had been denied.
Police confirmed that a woman drove up the one way in car PSS 1236 shortly after an altercation with a guard at the nearby North Georgetown Primary School about her mode of dress on arrival to register a student. The woman has been arrested as part of the probe into the incident.
Injured are eight year old Nick Omari Joseph and nine year old Darnell Matthews. Joseph and an unnamed female scout leader sustained bruises while Matthew’s condition is listed as serious due to spinal and head injuries because the car pinned him down in a gutter.
Demerara Waves Online News was reliably informed that efforts are being made to fly in the parents of the child who is more seriously injured.