Bebi Oosman

DNA samples taken to confirm identity of body found at 63 Beach

-brothers reminisce on Gavin Outar’s life

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.

Skeldon power plant scouting for biomass

-following loss of estate bagasse

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.

Police block Corriverton flag raising

-claim permission was not sought, mayor says this had not been needed in the past

`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.

Bengal

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.

Skeldon reeling after GuySuCo dismissals

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.

Rose Hall businessman shot in store attack

-was previous target of planned hit

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 die in Corentyne crash

-after car collides with paddy truck

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.