An elderly Bush Lot businessman and his wife were chopped to death during the wee hours of yesterday morning and one of the four persons held by police has since confessed to his involvement the crime.
Just days after announcing plans to end vending along a strip of the Merriman Mall, Town Clerk Royston King yesterday said that vendors would be allowed to resume selling in two weeks, with the conditions that their operations are clean and environmentally-friendly.
Vendors plying their trade on the Merriman Mall between Orange Walk and Cummings Street were yesterday barred from entering that area and called on President David Granger and others to intervene but the mayor says they have to clean up their act before they will be allowed to return.
Breach: The section of the Bush Lot/Maida, Corentyne sea defence which gave away on Thursday.
Several labour violations and poor working conditions were unearthed yesterday when Junior Social Protec-tion Minister Simona Broomes and officials from the Labour Department conducted a surprise inspection of stores in New Amsterdam.
Just over 50% of the 582 reported domestic violence cases in Berbice made it to court, where there were only 17 convictions for the year up to last Friday, according to police, who say they are concerned about the situation.
Public education remains crucial to tackling and controlling diabetes and needs to be disseminated across the nation.
An East Canje teen is dead and another is injured after they crashed into a cow while riding along the Number 19 Village Public Road.
Two teenagers lost their lives on Tuesday night when the car they were in smashed into the concrete base of an arch on the Number 74 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.
A West Coast Berbice grandmother was raped and strangled sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning and a relative has been arrested for the grisly crime.
A cash crop farmer died last night after she was shot in the face by a bandit in an attempted robbery.
Former Member of Parliament, Dr. Veerasammy Ramayya has quit the Alliance for Change (AFC) charging that Berbicians are not adequately represented in the coalition government that it is a part of.
Two Corentyne families on Saturday recounted the terror of a ten-minute gunpoint robbery during which two women had to hand over jewellery and an 18-year-old man was shot in his face with pellets.
Gangs of armed men robbed and brutalised two families on the Corentyne and the East Bank of Berbice at the start of the week and police have since held five men for questioning.
The discovery of two bodies in a home at Tain, Corentyne, Berbice, first suspected to be the result of a murder/suicide is now being treated as a double murder and a suspect is currently in custody.
Former president Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday appeared at the Whim Magistrate’s Court on a private criminal charge that he made racially divisive statements at Babu John, Corentyne.
Police in Berbice are hunting for two brothers who are the prime suspects in the fatal shooting at Mount Sinai, New Amsterdam on Wednesday.
A lorry transporting 59 cane harvesters toppled into a sideline drain yesterday at Albion, Corentyne, leaving nine of them hospitalized.
Police are looking for a man they believe masterminded a spate of robberies committed on Thursday night between the East Bank of Berbice and the East Canje and in which millions were taken in cash, jewellery and other valuables and one of the victims was shot in the shoulder.
Three persons were killed and six others were left hospitalised early yesterday morning when a vehicle filled with party-goers crashed into two parked trucks along the Golden Grove Public Road, West Coast Berbice.
A Berbice man is in police custody after he stabbed a teenaged girl to death at Rosignol, West Berbice on Saturday after she reportedly ended a relationship with him.
For West Coast Berbice (WCB) families this Christmas has now become a season of mourning for their loved ones who died on Wednesday as a result of two separate accidents.
-residents protest slow police response Six gunmen yesterday invaded a Maida, Corentyne home, beating the family and robbing them of cash and jewellery worth millions even as the police did not answer frantic phone calls and responded more than half an hour after the bandits had left.
The Skeldon Public Hospital is being accused by a mother of negligence and inhumane treatment towards her and her infant who died hours after he was born.
Story and photos by David Pappanah Number 66 Village is home to approximately 400 people.