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Broadcaster charged with assaulting girl, 13

-remanded after teen voices fear for life

Ossie Rodgers

A broadcaster is now a remanded prisoner after being charged with assaulting a 13-year-old girl and threatening her mother. Ossie Rodgers, who is a broadcaster attached to the NTN Channel 69 and NTN radio 89.1 FM, appeared at the Sparendaam Magis-trate’s Court yesterday to answer the charges, which allegedly stemmed from the girl’s communication with a 15-year-old boy who is known to him.

Scott, Gilbert differ on budget

Kwame Gilbert

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.

USAID programme trains 69 more youths

The SKYE graduation (US embassy photo)

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. A team of eight Members of Parliament led by Leader of the Opposition, Brigadier David Granger participated in this exercise, in preparation for local government elections.

The masquerading Bradfords

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Resistance to slavery took diverse forms but historians point to the masquerade performance as one form. The Bradford family will be remembered for its role in making the masquerade flouncing a living legend in Demerara.

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. A team comprising Chairperson Leila Ramson, Commissioners Conrad Kendall and Maydha Persaud, and Clerk Nadine De Silva met with over one thousand five hundred teachers at three interactive cluster meetings at JC Chandisingh Secondary, Tagore Secondary, and Berbice High Secondary Schools.

Five Region 8 villages get vehicles

The four ATVs (GINA photo)

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.

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