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DPP nixes charges against ministers

-PPP condemns decision

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack yesterday discontinued the private criminal charges brought by PPP/C MPs against two government ministers since she said that the correct procedure, which included the filing of police reports, was not followed.

Johnson upsets CM Ali, Varona-Thomas takes title

-Drayton wins Georgetown Chess Classics with one round to spare

Sixteen-year-old Nellisha Johnson stunned Candidate Master (CM) Sheriffa Ali in the first round while Woman FIDE Master (WFM) Maria Varona-Thomas played undefeated to lift the title in the first ever Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) female national chess championships last weekend at the National Racquet Center, Woolford Avenue.

Quiet Storm storms into knockout round

Quiet Storm, Amelia’s Ward Russians and Assassa Ballers sealed their berth to the knockout round when the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Linden Championship continued on Sunday.

Fire guts Melanie house

A fire, suspected to be electrical in origin, gutted a house at Melanie, East Coast Demerara and left a couple counting their losses yesterday morning.

Top-ranked Rashid Khan for Hurricane Relief T20

LONDON,  CMC – World number one Twenty20 bowler Rashid Khan is among three more players confirming their participation for the ICC World XI in the Hurricane Relief match against West Indies at Lord’s next month.

Colts, Ravens to clash in `Road to Mecca’ final

Two-time defending champion Colts will battle 2014 winners Ravens in the final of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation ‘Road to Mecca’ Club Championships on Saturday following semi-final wins Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Trump says may tie Mexican immigration control to NAFTA

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to make Mexican immigration control a condition of a new NAFTA trade deal yesterday, even as ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico readied a fresh push to finalize a revamped accord this week.