Stabroek Market vendors “going back to old ways”

first_img… action will be taken to rectify this – KingEven though a ban was placed on vendors to stop plying their trade in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market Square, persons have not been complying with this rule, especially at nights.Thisis according to Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase Green, who was supported by Town Clerk Royston King on Monday at a statutory meeting held at City Hall.Town Clerk Royston KingKing asserted that strategic action will be taken against persons who have been continuously disobeying the order by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC).“We have observed that there is a creeping return of vendors, particularly in the nights, just at the Stabroek Market square, we are on to it and we are working out strategies to deal with that particular situation,” King said at the meeting.In April, the Mayor and City Council opted to have the entire Stabroek Square cleared of vendors, leading to their (vendors) relocation. Though, this decision displeased many, the M&CC upheld their pronouncement.The vendors were relocated to the vicinity now known as “The Parliament View Mall”, where tents and other water and washroom facilities were provided. This move, according to the Town Clerk, is temporary – for a period of three months – giving the Council time to set up a permanent location to facilitate the vendors.While the time allocated for occupation to the M&CC by the owner of the land, was only three months starting from April and concluding in the July, King mentioned in a previous meeting sometime last month, that there is an expectation of an extension of an additional three months to be given.However, after this announcement was made by King, Haresh Narine Sugrim, the owner of the plot of land, took to the media to make it clear that he has no intentions of granting the M&CC any extension to use the land after the initial three-month peroid expires.King has made no comment on the rebuttal made by Sugrim.last_img read more

“Short Boss” arrested for murder of Timehri mason

first_img“Short Boss”, prime suspect in the shooting death of 21-year-old Ronsley Clarke, which took place on August 2, 2018 at “C” Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was arrested on Thursday on the West Coast of Demerara, after Police received information of his whereabouts and went to the area.He was handed over to detectives in ‘C’ Division who are continuing their investigation into this shooting death.“Short Boss” is shortly expected to be arraigned with the capital offence of murder.RECAPClarke, a mason of Timehri, East Bank Demerara, was shot in front of hisDead: Ronsley Clarkegirlfriend. Based on information received, the victim and the suspect had been known to each other, and had reportedly had a disagreement about a month prior to the shooting, while at a party.On the evening in question, Clarke was in company of his girlfriend, Alesha Thomas, at the main access road at “C” Field Sophia when the suspect was reportedly seen drawing a small silver pistol from his jacket. An alarm was raised, but before anything could be done, Short Boss reportedly discharged three rounds in Clarke’s direction.Clarke was struck to his right-side rib and to his right side upper back, and fell to the ground while the gunman quickly made good his escape in an unknown direction.The Police were called to the scene, and Clarke was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Two .32 spent shells were recovered from the scene of the shooting.last_img read more