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MP Vanessa Kissoon hospitalized

APNU Member of Parliament Vanessa Kissoon was this evening taken to the hospital from the National Assembly via one of the two ambulances there after complaining of feeling unwell .

Attorney General sues Stabroek News, Chris Ram

Attorney General Anil Nandlall has sued Guyana Publications Inc, publishers of Stabroek News and the Sunday Stabroek for $20M over a letter in the March 19th edition of the newspaper .

Philadelphia man dies after struck during drinking session

Police say that investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mahendra Singh, 38 years, of Philadelphia, EBE .

High tide pulverizes part of Mosquito Hall seawall

High tide pulverizes part of Mosquito Hall seawall

-residents fear for safety, property

Residents of Mosquito Hall, East Coast Demerara are once again in a state panic after a 3 .

Four witnesses testify as  Carolan Lynch inquiry begins

Four witnesses testify as Carolan Lynch inquiry begins

The second Preliminary Inquiry (PI) to decide whether Carolan Lynch is to stand trial for the murder of her husband, Farouk Razac, commenced yesterday when four witnesses offered evidence .

Part of Hyde Park sea defence breaks

Part of Hyde Park sea defence breaks

A section of the Hyde Park sea defence broke away on Monday evening, resulting in flooding after high tides later hit the area .

Broadcaster charged with assaulting girl, 13

Broadcaster charged with assaulting girl, 13

-remanded after teen voices fear for life

A broadcaster is now a remanded prisoner after being charged with assaulting a 13-year-old girl and threatening her mother .

Speaker bans Manickchand  over ‘dastardly’ comments

Speaker bans Manickchand over ‘dastardly’ comments

Education Minister Priya Manickchand was yesterday afternoon banned from speaking during the 2014 budget debate by Speaker of the House, Raphael Trotman for refusing to apologize to APNU MP Jaipaul Sharma over remarks she made .

Gov’t neglect of Region 10 is  betrayal of Jagan’s principles

Gov’t neglect of Region 10 is betrayal of Jagan’s principles

-Kissoon

Government is neglecting the agricultural potential of Region Ten and allowing the exploitation of renewable resources and workers’ rights, according to APNU MP Vanessa Kissoon, who said these practices would have been condemned by the founding father of the ruling PPP Dr .

Number of steps taken whenever CH&PA finds housing fraud – Minister

A number of actions are taken when the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) becomes aware of fraudulent practices pertaining to housing .

Enmore boy found hanging

A 13-year-old boy was yesterday morning found hanging from a rope in the bedroom of his Hope west Enmore, East Coast Demerara home .

Unchecked alcohol abuse taking  toll on economy, Lawrence warns

Unchecked alcohol abuse taking toll on economy, Lawrence warns

Saying alcohol is the cheapest and most accessible commodity drug being abused by Guyanese, APNU’s Shadow Minister of Human Services Volda Lawrence yesterday castigated the Donald Ramotar administration for failing to address the impact alcohol abuse has on the economy in the proposed budget .

Porter accused of trying to knife friend to death

Porter accused of trying to knife friend to death

Accused of trying to stab his friend to death during a misunderstanding, a Port Kaituma man was yesterday remanded to prison .

Scott, Gilbert differ on budget

Scott, Gilbert differ on budget

APNU MP Keith Scott on Monday dismissed the 2014 budget as insufficient to address social and economic needs while PPP/C MP Kwame Gilbert says the allocations indicate the importance government attributes to the social and economic sectors .

Mechanisms needed to ensure budget  subventions properly used –Georgetown Chamber

Mechanisms needed to ensure budget subventions properly used –Georgetown Chamber

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry says that adequate monitoring mechanisms should be in place prior to budgeted monies being handed over to the various initiatives outlined in the 2014 budget .

Culture Ministry pressing ahead with digitalizing of records

Culture Ministry pressing ahead with digitalizing of records

More money has been budgeted this year for the digitalizing of archival records and a paper conservation lab, Youth, Culture and Sports Minister, Dr Frank Anthony says .

Desmond Trotman berates Whittaker over local gov’t polls

Desmond Trotman berates Whittaker over local gov’t polls

APNU MP Desmond Trotman yesterday issued a stern call on Local Government Minister Norman Whittaker to “abandon the insulting and ridiculous” position that the Guyanese people are not ready for local government elections .

Driver backtracks on settlement over ex-cop’s death, family says

Almost two weeks after 53-year-old Franklyn Austin was fatally hit by a driver while on his way to visit relatives, his family is still awaiting a promised settlement from the unseen perpetrator .

Teens charged with violent robbery

A 16-year-old was among four teens charged yesterday with battering a man during a robbery .

Soldier at New River died by drowning – GDF

Soldier at New River died by drowning – GDF

A post-mortem, conducted on the remains of 21066 Private Dellon Nero, revealed that, the cause of death was consistent with drowning, a release from the Guyana Defence Force said on Monday .

Pakistan High Commissioner calls on GDF Chief of Staff

Pakistan High Commissioner calls on GDF Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff (COS) Brigadier Mark Phillips, received Pakistan High Commissioner, Nasrullah Khan, when he paid a courtesy call to his office on  March 19, 2014 .

USAID programme  trains 69 more youths

USAID programme trains 69 more youths

Last Friday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a graduation ceremony at the Georgetown Club to honour 33 youth who completed work and life skills training and 24 youth who completed literacy training through the USAID Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) Project .

APNU in Bartica outreach

…as preparations step up for local govt elections

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) conducted an outreach exercise in Bartica on Sunday .

The masquerading Bradfords

The masquerading Bradfords

Resistance to slavery took diverse forms but historians point to the masquerade performance as one form .

Rape culture, poor knowledge of law  hampering fight against sex violence

Rape culture, poor knowledge of law hampering fight against sex violence

-public forum says

Participants at a joint forum on the Use of Sexual Violence in Gross Human Rights Violations said that steps must be taken to address the rape culture in Guyana .

Kaituma man to be charged over rape of child

A man will be charged shortly with the rape of a seven year old girl which occurred at Port Kaituma, North West District last Friday, a senior police official has confirmed .

Berbice Bridge company donates water pumps  to Brickdam police station

Berbice Bridge company donates water pumps to Brickdam police station

The Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) has partnered with the Guyana Police Force to upgrade the water distribution system at its Brickdam complex .

PNCR courts La Parfaite Harmonie in preparation for local gov’t elections

aThe People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has said that “La Parfaite Harmonie is still under-developed” .

Teaching service body says 1500 Region Six teachers respond to outreach

The Teaching Service Commission says 1500 teachers responded to its Region Six outreach on March 27-28, 2014 .

Region Eight struggling with air fares, water shortage -APNU

Region Eight residents continue to suffer “the daily disdain of central government” and neglect by the Local Government Ministry as without proper roads villagers struggle to meet air transportation costs and to access potable water since a three-month long water shortage .

Star performers in TB fight recognised

Star performers in TB fight recognised

The National Tuberculosis programme culminated a week-long celebration for World Tuberculosis (TB) day with a staff appreciation ceremony on Friday evening at the Pegasus Hotel .

Five Region 8 villages get vehicles

Five Region 8 villages get vehicles

Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai presented the key to a new truck to the Toshao of Kato and an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) each to the Toshaos of Kamana, Kaibarupai, Kanapang and Chiung Mouth on Sunday during an outreach visit to Region Eight .

Ministry plans ‘Caribbean Challenge’, ‘Gold Festival’ for tourists

Government has said that tourism is a priority sector of the economy and has embarked on several new initiatives such as the ‘Caribbean Challenge’ and the ‘Gold Festival’ which will be marketed in the Caribbean to expand the sector and create new opportunities .

Kuru Kuru Training Centre youth  programme launches alumni body

Kuru Kuru Training Centre youth programme launches alumni body

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport has launched its first Old Student Association for the Kuru Kuru Training Centre’s Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training (YEST) Pro-gramme with the aim of consolidating on the achievements that have already been made .

Corentyne Chamber elects 2013-2014 executive

Corentyne Chamber elects 2013-2014 executive

The Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce elected a new executive body for 2014-2014 at its AGM held on Thursday .



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