Breaking News – Top Guyanese Media Workers Dead

Hardbeatnews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Jan. 31, 2006: The Guyana media fraternity has reportedly lost two well-known media workers in one day; one felled by multiple bullets last night, according to news reaching HBN late last night.

Dead are HBTV channel-9 talk show host Ronald Waddell, who was shot to death late last night infront of his home in Georgetown after reportedly returning from exercising, and veteran radio personality, Ulita Anthony.

Anthony, 59, a former announcer at the Guyana Broadcasting Service and the Guyana Broadcasting Corporation was reportedly found dead at her home in Guyana on Monday. She made popular the show, ‘Sunshine Corner.’

Waddell has been a controversial figure on the airwaves of Channel 9 television, often coming under criticism by government who has claimed in the past that his show promotes racial incitement and violence. He was recently taken off the air. The Guyana Stabroek Newspaper last night quoted witnesses as saying they saw two gunmen in a “colored car” unleash a barrage of bullets into Waddell’s car. The journalist reportedly died before reaching the hospital. He was apparently hit 13 times and according to the paper, “Three bullets made gaping holes on his back.” Waddell was married to Working Peoples Alliance member, Bonita Harris. He is also survived by several children. Stay tuned for more on this developing story. –