Corentyne couple tied up, robbed at gunpoint

first_imgFifty-eight-year-old shop-owner Kamaldeo of Number 46 Village, Corentyne, East Berbice explained that he and his wife were in their shop on Thursday at about 13:30h when two men entered and told them not to move.He explained that one of the bandits was armed with a gun and the other with a knife. One of the men also wore a mask.He said the bandits tied up and robbed him and his 57-year-old wife. “They take a knife and hold it at me and tape me up. They tie up me hand and foot and wrap it around me head, and cover my mouth with tape so I can’t talk,” the man said. Kamaldeo said his wife was also tied up. The bandits then demanded money and jewellery.The shop where the robbery took placeAccording to Kamaldeo, one of the bandits sat on him and told him to remain still, while the other one searched the place and asked his wife for valuables. They were directed to a box which contained money from sales, which amounted to $33,000. His wife also handed over two finger rings she was hearing at the time. “And ah send them upstairs to a box on the wardrobe in the bedroom that had $10,000 and ah tell them that is all I get…so they get about $43,000.”He said he and his wife told the men to take cigarettes, phone cards and anything else that they wanted as the couple pleaded for their lives. The men opted to take a quantity of phone cards which amounted to $22,000.Kamaldeo said the men were not satisfied with the quantity of gold jewellery they got. “They say that we is Indians so we suppose to have more gold. Me wife tell them that she had some bangles but she take it and melt it and give them children,” the man said.With the couple still duct-taped lying on the floor, the bandits asked whether they lived alone. “When we tell them yes, them say we got to give dem more gold or we gon dead…they start cuss up,” he related.Guyana Times understands that the bandits left after a small boy ventured into the shop. It was the boy who was able to offer help by removing the duct tape.Police have since visited the scene and are investigating.last_img read more

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Clippers rout Pacers

first_imgIt was the lowest-scoring game this season for Indiana, which missed its first 12 shots in the fourth quarter and finished at 35.7 percent. Jermaine O’Neal helped set the ominous tone by missing his first four attempts and finished with just nine points during a foul-plagued 30 minutes. LOS ANGELES – Corey Maggette scored 20 points, Elton Brand added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and the Clippers recorded their best defensive game in franchise history with an 87-64 rout of the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. Jamaal Tinsley had 16 points for the Pacers, who lost for the fifth straight time since beating Milwaukee in double overtime on Feb. 21. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Pacers’ offensive futility was underlined by Troy Murphy’s airball on a wide-open 3-point shot from the top of the key with 4:14 left in the third quarter. The Clippers used their 19th different starting lineup, with Daniel Ewing at point guard for the second straight game because of Sam Cassell’s groin strain. They extended a 13-point halftime lead to 19 on Maggette’s 16-footer with 8 minutes left in the third quarter, then blew the game open with a 13-0 blitz in the first 4:34 of the fourth. Chris Kaman ignited the run with seven straight points and finished with 16. last_img read more

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DETAILS OF FINN VALLEY SPRING SERIES ANNOUNCED

first_imgThe popular annual Finn Valley Spring 5k Series kicks off on Feb 15th continuing 22nd onwards to March 8th and 22nd.Once again there is an added innovative team dimension aimed at the many various Couch to 5k /Fit 4Life/Operation Transformation groups that have sprung up in pretty much every village in the area .Recreation running/walking whether engaged in to lose weight ,to become part of a healthier lifestyle indeed engaged for social community purposes is a win win in every respect . Series Director Patsy Mc Gonagle explains that ‘a Fit Team Challenge will provide an extra stimulus involving as many as indeed the group can enthuse on each day no limit but 10 to score on each day for their Team with Challenge cups for Men /Women separate at Series conclusion based on the 4 days .“It provides an extra outlet for the weekly programme and as they compare notes on their performance over a cuppa afterwards sets each squad up for another week all working and coming together as often as possible to provide the neccessary motivation,” he said.It’s estimated that there are as many as 35 to 40 such groups in Donegal alone .To underline the fun element of the challenge which will be tweaked year on year nobody that has at any point medalled at a championship at novice intermediate senior or Masters level in past 15 years will be scored in this Team Fit Challenge aspect of the events. It will be business as usual in every other aspect but this add on is aimed at the new recruits to the running /walking/jogging fraternity.Every other aspect of the race series remains the same as previous years with spot prizes each day for anyone who turns out .In 2014 the turnout on each day was somewhere between 300/400 . To pre enter its finnvalley1@gmail.com or enquiries 0872226112.The final date offers an option of a 10k .as per 2014 . Entry fee 5 euros each day .DETAILS OF FINN VALLEY SPRING SERIES ANNOUNCED was last modified: January 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Valley Spring Serieslast_img read more

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