first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice poultry farmer used a cutlass to fight off four bandits, two of which were shooting at him. This is the third time for this year that the businessman has been attacked by armed intruders. He was previously attacked on four other occasions over the years.Doodnauth Takpersaud called “Gabar”, who operates a poultry outlet at Clifton Village, Corentyne, Berbice, told Guyana Times on Friday that he realised that he was under attack on Wednesday morning when he saw a strange person on his surveillance monitor.Doodnauth Takpersaud, also known as “Gabar”According to Takpersaud, at about 03:00h he noticed that someone was in his yard. He then asked two female family members to call the police.“When I look at the monitor screen I notice them on the landing and one of them trying to wrench open the window with a crowbar. I also saw a gun in two of them hand and one with a crowbar and one with a cutlass. So I go by the window with my cutlass while the girls gone in the bedroom and trying to call the police, my daughter and a friend,” the frustrated man said. He said that when the window was opened, he used his cutlass to chop the hand of the intruders as he shouted for help.“Bullets start firing from outside but I brace on the wall and firing chops…” the man said.He explained that the bandits were pushing open the window and shooting at the same time but every time it was pushed open he used his cutlass to keep them at bay.On January 3, bandits cut a hole in the fence to the pen and entered. Money, livestock and beverages were removed.According to Takpersaud, he heard strange sounds coming from the chicken pen, which is a part of the poultry outlet. When he looked towards the business outlet, the lights were turned off. He said luckily, the police patrol was passing and the intruders escaped.Back then, Takpersaud had said that he is aware of who the perpetrators are and is now saying that they are the same persons who have been attacking him.Meanwhile, on January 28, two men, one carrying a firearm and the other a cutlass, broke into the home of poultry dealer. At the time, he was asleep.As the bandits broke open a window, he and his family members were awoken and they ran through the front door to the verandah and locked the two bandits in the house. The men then exited the window through which they entered while firing shots at the businessman.“I know I am going to die; I am calling on the Commander, the Commissioner of Police, the Public Security Minister, the Prime Minister and the President; please help me to get protection,” the man pleaded.last_img read more


first_imgAll systems are a go in the construction of the new Dawson Creek Calvin Kruk Centre for Arts.Friday morning, the city of Dawson Creek held a ribbon cutting ceremony, signifying the beginning of the renovation process, converting the historic downtown post office into the brand new centre for arts.- Advertisement -The tender for the construction of the centre was awarded to a lower mainland company named Preview Builders International INC, who presented a bid of $8,863,984 to the Dawson Creek City Council on March 16.According to Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier, construction has already begun and the city estimates the centre will be completed by December, 2011.Mayor Bernier, who has been involved in the entire four year development process, says the new centre will be very beneficial to the city of Dawson Creek.[asset|aid=3575|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=34213fe2408f4e5eff019bb4bcf6bc5f-Mayor Bernier_1_Pub.mp3]  Advertisement The Calvin Kruk Centre for Arts is being built in hounor of Calvin Kruk, the late mayor of Dawson Creek.last_img read more


first_imgWHEN Jim McGuinness was asked if he would do an open training session so that the fans could come along, he said: “No problem!”And today the only problem was that an incredible 5,000 fans turned up to watch…making the search for a car parking space in Ballybofey that wee bit more difficult!The Donegal senior players didn’t disappoint, sitting for ages as they fulfilled every single autograph request from the throngs, most of them children. Said Kathleen Campbell, who helped to organise the event: “I thought it would be a good idea for the younger ones because so many won’t be able to get tickets to the All-Ireland final.“When I rang Jim to ask if he would let people in to watch, he said he’d be delighted. It was a great day – and fantastic for the fans.“We are really grateful to Jim, the squad and the staff.”The players thought a few hundred people would turn up at MacCumhaill Park, but in the end more than 5,000 people did, many joining in the singing of ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ as they waited to meet their heroes. If you took some great pix today, send them to info@donegaldaily.com.ABOVE: MARY MCGINLEY WITH A T-SHIRT SIGNED BY THE 92 TEAM WAS THERE TO GET THE 2012 LINE-UPMORE THAN 5,000 FANS TURN UP FOR DONEGAL SQUAD TRAINING SESSION was last modified: September 9th, 2012 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)last_img read more