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Sammy retires from tests after Ramdin takes WI captaincy

(Reuters) - West Indies all-rounder Darren Sammy announced his retirement from test cricket today after he was replaced as captain by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin .

Attorney General files claims of $186M over performance bonds

Attorney General Anil Nandlall’s office today announced that he has filed three actions seeking a total of $186M on performance bonds for three projects including a section of the Amaila Falls Access Road .

PPP welcomes suspension of LEAD

The PPP today issued the following statement on the suspension of the LEAD project to enable further talks between Guyana and the US .

Sammy replaced by Ramdin

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 9, CMC – West Indies selectors have ended Darren Sammy’s near four-year reign as captain and appointed wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin in his place for the upcoming New Zealand series .

New chairman of Private Sector Commission named

The Council of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Tuesday ratified the appointment of Ramesh Persaud, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED), as Chairman of the Commission, replacing Ronald Webster who passed away on April 27, 2014, a release from the PSC said .

Democracy project  put on hold for Guyana, US talks

Democracy project put on hold for Guyana, US talks

Guyana and the United States yesterday announc-ed that they have agreed to temporarily put the contentious Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) Project on hold to facilitate talks between the two governments .

Man gunned down by masked  shooter in Albouystown

Man gunned down by masked shooter in Albouystown

A man was gunned down by a masked assailant in Albouystown early yesterday morning while playing cards with friends .

GuySuCo surpasses first crop

GuySuCo surpasses first crop

-but Chand says figure still too lowThe Guyana Sugar Corporation has surpassed its first crop target with just under 75,000 tonnes of sugar produced as of yesterday .

Two Town Clerks?

Two Town Clerks?

By Mario Joseph City Council spokesman Royston King was yesterday installed as the officer performing the duties of Town Clerk even as Carol Sooba maintained that councillors did not have the authority to oust her from the post and warned that they could face jail for contempt of court .

Accused both deny rape, murder of nine-year-old Sade Stoby

Accused both deny rape, murder of nine-year-old Sade Stoby

-after no-case submissions overruledThe two men accused of raping and murdering nine-year-old Sade Stoby at Mocha yesterday led their defence after Justice Navindra Singh overruled no-case submissions made by their lawyers .

Boy, 10, electrocuted during bath in yard

Boy, 10, electrocuted during bath in yard

-family says GPL ignored loose wire report, illegal connection being probedA 10-year-old boy was electrocuted on Wednesday while bathing in his yard at Goed Fortuin and his family is accusing the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) of ignoring its complaints about a loose wire that was responsible .

Senior citizen dies after crashing into pole

Senior citizen dies after crashing into pole

A senior citizen died yesterday morning after he crashed his car into a utility pole along the Diamond Access Road .

Protest staged over delay in charging  cop for shooting boy in mouth

Protest staged over delay in charging cop for shooting boy in mouth

The family of Alex Griffith, the teen shot in the mouth last week by a policeman, yesterday joined with rights groups and activists to protest the delay in charging the lawman .

GDF taking disciplinary action against coast guardsmen over beating of Essequibo teen

GDF taking disciplinary action against coast guardsmen over beating of Essequibo teen

The Guyana Defence Force has completed investigations and has begun instituting penalties against the officers fingered in the beating of a 17-year-old Essequibo teen late last month .

Kitty man gets three years  for weapon possession

Kitty man gets three years for weapon possession

A Kitty man will be spending the next three years in jail after being found guilty of illegal possession of a gun and ammunition .

Elderly Kitty woman was going to sell food when fatal collision occurred

Elderly Kitty woman was going to sell food when fatal collision occurred

Harriet Philadelphia, the 66-year-old woman who died in a motorcycle collision on Tuesday, was said to be riding to Transport Sports Club on Thomas Road to sell food when the fatal accident occurred .

Four witnesses testify  in cop killing PI

Four witnesses testify in cop killing PI

Four witnesses offered evidence yesterday in the preliminary inquiry (PI) into the murder charge against Dellon Abrams, who stands accused of killing policeman Seburn Elias, during a brief escape on January 6, 2014 .

Would-be dope dealer jailed after selling drug to cop

A scheme to make quick money by selling marijuana has landed a man in prison after he unwittingly sold the drug to a policeman .

Woman held after trying to post cocaine in nail care product

 A city woman is in police custody after about half a kilogram of cocaine was found in a package she was attempting to post to Spain yesterday afternoon, head of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) James Singh has confirmed .

Miner charged with chopping man over theft accusation

 A Lethem man was placed on $100,000 bail yesterday after denying that he chopped another man to the head and the body after being called a thief .

Lotto funds again on radar of public accounts body

Lotto funds again on radar of public accounts body

Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday raised concern about the Audit Office’s finding that the Finance Ministry failed to pay government’s share of 24% of the proceeds of the Guyana Lotteries Fund to the Consolidated Fund .

Venezuelans fined for illegally entering North West

 Two Venezuelans who admitted that they illegally entered Guyana to conduct business were yesterday fined and ordered to be deported .

Disabilities council elects new executive

Leon Walcott was re-elected to chair the Guyana Council of Organisations for Persons with Disabilities when the group hosted its second biennial general meeting late last month .



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