Failed execution attemptAs investigators dig deeper into the failed execution of a Chinese businessman in Berbice, a source close to the probe has revealed that the police are looking at a possible credit arrangement as the motive behind the attack.This publication understands the Chinese businessman had credited some $4 million in materials to a Corriverton businessman. However, the Chinese businessman allegedly did not receive it which reportedly led to a dispute. The Corriverton businessman has since been taken into Police custody.On Monday, Police in B Division (Berbice) confirmed that they have arrested a third person in connection with the failed execution attempt on a Chinese businessman at Skeldon, Berbice, last week.Guyana Times understands that he is also from Corriverton. According to Police sources, the two others — who were arrested at separate roadblocks in Berbice — have confessed to having been paid to murder the businessman.One day after their arrest, both men confessed to collecting $1 million each from a city businessman to torture and kill the Chinese national. According to the men, the money was dropped off by a taxi driver.According to reports, on Thursday last, the two bandits drove up in a heavily tinted Toyota Premio motorcar and entered the window-making factory. Guyana Times was told that the men walked up to the businessman and hit him to the face with a hammer.According to reports, the men were seen rushing out of the building and hurriedly entering the waiting car before it sped away. The businessman was rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where he was admitted a patient.Meanwhile, based on the description and number plate given to Police by persons in the area, a car was intercepted at a roadblock on the Corentyne. According to Police, only the driver was in the vehicle and his address was given as Lodge, Georgetown. The police noted that the driver could not give a reasonable explanation for his being in Berbice. He was taken into custody.However, at Number 50 Village, Police arrested another man who could not give a reasonable explanation for being in Berbice. He is from Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.Investigations are still ongoing.
Day 11 – Thursday October 19We did a few simple exercises and stretches before the usual winner’s breakfast of BBQ cooked sausage, bacon and egg barmcakes.Shortly after breakfast we made the trip over to Manly once again, but this time it was for another recovery session in the ocean by the way of a surfing lesson.The instructors at Manly Surf School were excellent and worked their magic as everyone who took part. Players and staff were able to jump up onto their feet and remain balanced for a few seconds at least… however the problems started when they actually left dry land and entered the water.As the instructors were looking for landmarks for the lads to stay in-between, he pointed to an individual who was flat out on the beach in the distance and explained: “Don’t go past the guy there lying down, he doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere quick.”To the lads’ amusement it was coach Shaun Ryan who had sneaked off for a snooze!As much as everyone tried hard, and that is one quality that this group certainly have in abundance, there were only a select few that actually mastered the art.Matty Foster, Sam Royle and Christian Kellett were a few who managed to ride the waves but best by far was Luke Maloney-Ward who took to the surf like a natural.Special mentions must go to some of the staff who took part. Craig Richards conquered his fear of water to have a go, Ste Marsh tried too but best of all was Derek Hardman. It was his third lesson and has finally managed to get up onto his feet and ride a wave.As much fun as the activity was, it certainly was physically demanding and the bus journey home was a bit subdued with some tired lads before our first trip of the tour to the hugely impressive Panthers Leagues club for our evening meal.