Bicycle bandits rob vendor

first_imgA La Penitence Market vendor is now counting her losses after she was on Monday afternoon robbed by two armed bicycle bandits.Chandroutie Mahatoo, 24, of Sideline Dam, La Penitence, Georgetown, was attacked about 13:00h as she was being towed by her brother, 22-year-old Pooran Mahatoo.According to reports, the two were proceeding along James Street, Albouystown, when they were confronted by two males, who rode up alongside them on separate pedal cycles.The bandits then came off their bicycles and blocked the siblings’ path. One of the perpetrators then whipped out a firearm and pointed it at them.His accomplice proceeded to draw an ice pick and demanded that the vendor hand over her bag which contained $50,000 cash, US$250, one High-5 cellphone valued $30,000, one ID card, and one gold chain valued $40,000.The perpetrators then went back to their respective pedal cycle and escaped, east along James Street.The matter was reported, and the Police were investigating.last_img read more

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56 trainees to graduate from 2-week aquaculture course

first_img…course funded by ChinaFifty-six trainees who are currently participating in the Overseas Training Course on Aquaculture were given a first-hand look at field operations, during a tour of the Sweet Water Aqua Farm at Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara (WBD).The participants include persons from the Private Sector, Government, civil society and the security services.The course, which began on November 28 and ends on December 11, saw the participants undergoing training in the care of freshwater fish, production systems, and feeding and harvesting.According to Fisheries Officer Nakita Dookie, Wednesday’s visit affordedAquaculture trainees tour Sweet Water Aqua Farm, Canal Number Two Polder, West Bank Demeraraparticipants the opportunity to handle the fish and identified them by gender.“Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector within the international economy, FAO [Food and Agriculture Organisation] estimates that by 2050 fish harvested from aquaculture farms will make up more than 50 per cent of the market,” Dookie is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying. Aquaculture products are currently not exported; however, according to the Fisheries Officer, tremendous growth in this sector is expected. “Guyana has species that can be expanded upon … farmers are very enthusiastic about farming new species.”last_img read more

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