A Bath Settlement, Berbice businessman was on Saturday attacked and robbed by a group of armed bandits.The ransacked store at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, Region FiveReports are that three masked men – one armed with a firearm – pounced on Akash Fashion of Lot 55 Waterloo, Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) at about 18:45h on Saturday.Amkarran Lucckich-arran called “Bandu”, the owner of Akash Fashion, related that he was at the time packing up some items he had outside on display when he saw a white car stop in front of his business place.“So, I turn around to go inside the store because I think that is customers; I was picking up the clothes outside because it was closing up time.”Amkarran Lucckicharran called “Bandu”He related that as he entered the building, one of the men approached him from behind, held him around his waist and dragged him into the store.“At the same time, two of them run past me and go to my sister, brother-in-law and nephew and pull them inside the store and they put all of us to lie down on the floor.”The men then demanded cash and other valuables. “Bandu” said he gave them in excess of $150,000, which he had in his pocket.They also removed bottles of perfume, wristwatches and jewellery from the store.The quartet was told to remain on the ground while the man with the firearm stood guard over them as the two other intruders went to the upper flat of the building. The bandits removed an Xbox game, two laptops valued $260,000 and about $15,000 along with gold jewellery including a diamond ring all valued in excess of $300,000.The business premises which the bandits invadedThe entire ordeal lasted less than 15 minutes. The businessman said the men then exited and sped away in the awaiting car.The car was later discovered abandoned at Number 7 Village, West Coast Berbice. It is believed that it was stolen. Police have since launched an investigation.
Basketball star LeBron James says USA President Donald Trump is using sports to divide the country.The Los Angeles Lakers player shared his thoughts on how he feels racial tension has become a more prominent issue in USA lately due to the actions of Trump.”What I’ve noticed over the past few months… He’s kinda used sports to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to,” the basketball star told CNN on Monday evening.James was referring to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose kneeling protests during the pre-game national anthem launched an NFL movement, and more recently, Stephen Curry, who honoured his promise of skipping a visit to the White House, James bemoaned a myriad of instances in which the President has twisted peaceful displays of dissent into an indictment of a decaying American value system.”I can’t sit back and say nothing,” said James.LeBron James strikes $154 million deal with Los Angeles Lakers”Sports was the first time I was ever around someone white. I got an opportunity to see them and learn about them, and they got the opportunity to learn about me … And I was like, ‘Oh wow, this is all because of sports’.”Asked on what he would say to Trump if he was positioned before him, James said: “I would never sit across from him.”James, who campaigned for 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has been an outspoken critic of Trump, reports The Hill magazine.When the President disinvited the NBA champion Golden State Warriors from a White House visit in 2017, James called Trump a “bum”.advertisementHe has since said Trump “doesn’t give a f—” about the American people, and that the President has enabled racism.(With IANS inputs)