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Heavily armed bandits escape with over $1M in cash, valuables from Corentyne bar

Police in Berbice have been questioning everyone, including a suspicious customer, after 25 persons were relieved of their valuables when five heavily armed gunmen stormed a Corentyne bar on Sunday at about 7:30 pm. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said no one had not been arrested up to Monday afternoon. Businessman and owner of the bar located at No. ...

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All-weather road project to open more farmlands in Berbice – PM regional rep

Project to cost GYD$1.6 billion The proposed ‘Upper Corentyne all-weather road project’ will be a catalyst to the economic development of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) since it will see the cultivation of over 90,000 acres of farm lands, a senior government official in the region said. Regional Prime Ministerial Representative, Gobin Harbhajan stated that more than 50,000 acres of land ...

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Jagdeo’s non-cooperation call won’t hurt Regions 5 and 6

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s announcement of a campaign of non-cooperation with government, following President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of  Retired James Patterson as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is not expected to hurt at least two of the administrative regions that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) controls. Officials of Region Five (Mahaica- Berbice) and and Region ...

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Four arrested for robbery of supermarket owner

A 26-year-old businessman of East Canje, Berbice was relieved of a quantity of phone cards and local currency by two masked bandits who stormed his home on Wednesday evening. Deputy Commander of the Berbice Division Mr. Edmond Cooper said four persons have since been arrested to assist with investigations. The man, Zhou Chunmin,  who operates a supermarket in the lower ...

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Mystery fire guts Corentyne home

A fire of unknown origin today gutted a wooden two story home at around 5:00 pm at Rose Hall Town, Corentyne. When Demerara Waves Online arrived at the scene of the fire at Crawford Street, public-spirited residents were battling the blaze while awaiting the arrival of the fire tenders. Occupant of the home, Lite Moore stood helplessly in a corner ...

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Berbice police discover skeletal remains in school compound

Police in Berbice are investigating the discovery of human remains in an abandoned school yard in New Amsterdam. According to information received, police were called to the scene at RVC private school after persons working in the area discovered the skeletal remains. It was reported that the school which was out of operation for over three years was in the ...

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2011 prison escapee charged with murder

A 43-year-old prisoner, who was recently recaptured in Suriname after escaping lawful custody in 2011,  was Monday slapped with a murder charge. The accused, Rickford La Fleur, appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Alex Moore to answer to the charge. The court heard that on Sunday May 1st, 2011 at the New Amsterdam Prison, the accused murdered ...

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Rice farmer loses $25M in Corentyne fire -arson suspected

A rice farmer is now contemplating his next move after losing over GYD$20 million in a fire suspected to be started by an arsonist gutted his two story wooden and concrete home Friday  evening. 78-year-old Marvin Duncan of 135 A’ Mibicuri South, Blackbush Polder, Corentyne relayed to Demerara Waves Online that he was not at home at the time of ...

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Gun-toting bandits storm East Canje Bar

Three armed bandits on Tuesday night carted off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewellery from an East Canje, Berbice bar. Proprietor of the business located in Canefield, 43-year-old Drupattie Azeez, told Demerara Waves Online News that around 8:00 pm, they were in the process of closing the shop when her 25-year-old daughter was confronted by one of the ...

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