David Papannah

Merriman Mall vendors barred from site

-will have to give stalls facelift before access restored, mayor says

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.

Dr Ramayya quits AFC

-says Berbicians not adequately represented in coalition gov’t

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.

Corentyne victims recount robbery terror

-women forced to give up jewellery at gunpoint, shots fired

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.

Couple slain in Tain home

– suspect held

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.

Cops seek mastermind after East Berbice robbery spree

-three in custody, householder shot

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.

Gunmen beat, rob Corentyne family of millions

-fire shots wildly during 90-minute ordeal

-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.