`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.
A policewoman was yesterday chopped to death in her Number 30 Village, West Coast Berbice home and her attacker, a neighbour whom she had grown up with, later hanged himself, leaving unanswered questions about what led to the grisly murder.
Yesterday marked an emotional morning on the East Bank Berbice as relatives, friends and the community said their goodbyes to 13-year-old Leonard Archibald who was murdered after leaving home to collect his sisters from a birthday party.
Residents of East Bank Berbice were in anger and disbelief yesterday as the decomposing body of 13-year-old Leonard Archibald, who was raped and then dumped into the Berbice River, was finally found, while the main suspect in the crime was accused by young boys of carrying out a series of attacks on them over a number of years.
Police yesterday said that a Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice man has confessed to raping missing 13-year-old Leonard Archibald and then disposing of his body in the Berbice River.
Goed Bananen Land can be found between Adelphi and Betsy Ground in East Canje Berbice.
Warren Plantation is on the Corentyne Coast, directly after Number 19 Village when one is travelling from New Amsterdam.
The 13th Berbice Exposition and Trade Fair was launched on Wednesday and Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin told residents of the county to look beyond the sugar industry for economic advancement.
The residents of East Bank Berbice are at their wits end with the present dust situation in the area, which has been causing several health problems for them.
East Canje, Berbice residents were left in shock yesterday after well-known businessman Rudolph Blair, the owner of the Stretch D Dollar franchise in the county, murdered his estranged wife and then committed suicide.
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 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.
East Canje, Berbice was yesterday afternoon plunged into a state of shock and disbelief, after a 17-year-old resident was found murdered in her home and police launched a manhunt for her 25-year-old reputed husband, who is suspected to have killed her.