Bebi Oosman

Everton cement factory projects 60,000 tonnes annual output

-plans to absorb workers displaced by Rose Hall Estate closure

The Caricom Cement Factory, which has its headquarters at Everton Village, East Bank Berbice, is expected to begin the production of cement in two months and it is planning to supplement its workforce with sugar workers seeking new employment once the Rose Hall Estate is closed.

New Forest

New Forest is one of the last villages you get to when heading into East Canje, Berbice. While many claim that New Forest is located directly after Gangaram Village, residents of the area told the World Beyond Georgetown that New Forest is actually located further down; after Gangaram there are several other villages with just a few houses before New Forest.

Work for Palmyra monument stopped after base collapse

-questions raised about who awarded contract

Work has stopped at Palmyra, Corentyne on the base for an Indian immigration monument which embarrassingly collapsed on Tuesday and questions  are being asked about which government agency awarded the contract and whether the work was being monitored for quality.

Three held for plot to murder Rose Hall businessman

-Jamaican national suspected mastermind 

Police in Berbice say they have foiled a plot to murder a well-known Rose Hall Town, Corentyne businessman and three men, including the suspected hitman, are in custody, while the person who allegedly contracted him is still being sought.

Businessman arrested over murder of Tain woman

-barber back in custody

The police in `B’ Division yesterday took into custody the businessman who was said to have been involved with Leilawatie Mohamed, also known as ‘Aunty Leila,’ the mother of four who was shot dead in her Tain Settlement, Corentyne home last week.

Wellington Park

Photos by Bebi Oosman

Travelling along the Corentyne highway, you could miss Wellington Park, which is considered the smallest village on the Corentyne or maybe even in the entire Berbice, with its 12 houses and population of less than 50 persons.