Although relatives are certain that the badly decomposed body which washed up on the Number 63 Beach, Corentyne, Berbice on Thursday is that of missing fisherman Gavin Outar, the police have taken samples from his older brother, in order to make a positive identification, before the body is released to relatives.
As of last evening, three bodies suspected to be those of fishermen missing following a horrific piracy attack were spotted at various locations in Surinamese waters.
The families of some of the 16 Guyanese fishermen missing after pirate attacks off the coast of neighbouring Suriname remained desperate for word on their fates yesterday as authorities continued to search for them.
With the loss of bagasse following the closure of the Skeldon sugar estate, Skeldon Energy Inc (SEI) is seeking new sources of biomass for its co-generation plant but a consultation it held on Thursday did not yield much success.
This week, cricket enthusiasts of Berbice shared their views on the local cricket scene.
Number 43/Joppa Village located on the Corentyne, Berbice in Region Six is self-sufficient, simple, free, and non-violent, a village of “one big family”, according to residents.
The supplier who handed over the wrong bulldozer to the Region Six council in January has been given until June to make amends.
After days of investigative work and grilling of eleven suspects, one person, an employee yesterday confessed to the police that he was involved in the robbery at the store in Rose Hall Town, during the course of which the security guard was murdered.
Three men were charged yesterday with a string of armed robberies along the Corentyne coast over the last seven weeks.
After a lengthy trial at the High Court in Berbice, a woman and her friend have been found guilty of murdering her husband Abdool Shakeel Majid, in 2012.
The police in Berbice yesterday arrested a third suspect in Friday’s Potoko Creek, Berbice River ranch house robbery, which left two suspected bandits dead after a shootout with lawmen.
Security guards providing services at Government Buildings in Region Five are at a standstill, as their employer owes them over two months of salary.
`B’ Division policemen last evening blocked the Corriverton municipality’s flag raising ceremony because permission had not been sought but Mayor Krishnand Jaichand believes it was stopped because the town council objected to Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan as the featured speaker.
Story and photos by Bebi Oosman Bengal Village located on the Corentyne in Berbice used to be home to hundreds of Guyanese, however, migration to foreign lands has seen the numbers greatly diminished.
Twelve of the 29 teachers of the New Amsterdam Multilateral School (NAMS) have sought transfers amid divisions, including racial tension, and the parent-teacher body is seeking a meeting with the education minister.
Severance payments were made yesterday to laid-off Skeldon Estate sugar workers and many said they were planning to invest a portion of the money in farming so that they can continue to provide for their families.
Hundreds of former sugar workers who were laid off from the Rose Hall Estate last year staged a protest yesterday to press for severance payments.
Adelphi is one of the more populated and diverse villages in the Canje area.
A 31-year-old Ulverston, Corentyne mother who was diagnosed with stage three cancer in early July has been battling to stay alive for her loved ones and hopes that one day she will overcome the disease with her survivor spirit.
Skeldon was reeling yesterday after approximately 2,000 terminations by GuySuCo from the estate there and workers and residents contemplated a bleak future even amid signs of division in the government over the mass retrenchment.
A Williamsburg, Corentyne labourer last evening stabbed his common law wife to death then killed himself in the house they occupied for several years now.
Dreading expected layoffs from the Rose Hall sugar estate, driver Kumar Ghanpat, 34, worries that if he loses his job, he will have to pull his three children from school.
A Rose Hall, Corentyne businessman, who police had said was the target of a planned hit earlier in the year, is now hospitalised after he was shot in an attack by two men at his store yesterday afternoon.
Five persons – including a mother and two of her children – were killed yesterday in a head-on collision between a car and a paddy truck along the Number 59 Village Public Road, Corentyne.
Burnt and dismembered skeletal remains, suspected to be those of a missing Bloomfield Village, Corentyne, Berbice youth, were found yesterday in a cemetery behind the home of his boss, who has reportedly admitted to police that he burned the body.