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‘No fireworks’ over president’s failure to set local gov’t poll date – Granger

‘No fireworks’ over president’s failure to set local gov’t poll date – Granger

With no response from the President to his request for the naming of a date for local government polls, Leader of the Opposition David Granger was yesterday unprepared to give specifics on his next course of action .

Charges pending in Mazaruni Prison stabbing death

Charges pending in Mazaruni Prison stabbing death

Akeem Edwards, the convict accused of stabbing a fellow prisoner to death at the Mazaruni Prison remains in custody pending charges as police and prison officials wrap up their investigations .

Ministry rolls out free bus service

Ministry rolls out free bus service

The Public Works Ministry has launched a daily bus service to transport commuters in an out of Georgetown, free of charge during peak hours, although the move was met with skepticism by some travellers .

Letter Kenny villagers  may face charges over protest

Letter Kenny villagers may face charges over protest

Residents who took part in a protest at Letter Kenny Village on Sunday night could face charges for their participation in the night’s dramatic events, including the torching of a car .

Fisherman charged over Exmouth home invasion

A fisherman who allegedly broke and entered the house of his former employer was on Monday granted bail when he appeared at the Charity Magistrate’s Court .

Cops following leads in response to image of Chinese restaurant shooter

Cops following leads in response to image of Chinese restaurant shooter

Though there have been some leads following the release of an image of the shooter involved in the Delicious Chinese Restaurant killing, the police are yet to apprehend a viable suspect .

No place for party activists  at Gecom  - CEO

No place for party activists at Gecom – CEO

Chief Election Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield says there is no place for political activists within the ranks of the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom), which has embarked on a series of training programmes to ensure the availability of trained personnel for either registration or election activities .

Caricom ramps up Chikungunya response

– looks at recommendations for Ebola

In the light of quickly increasing cases of Chikungunya within the region, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) is ramping up its efforts in dealing with the epidemic .

Colwyn Harding rushed to hospital  with protruding intestines

Colwyn Harding rushed to hospital with protruding intestines

Colwyn Harding was rushed to Georgetown Hospital on Sunday night with his intestines protruding but owing to concerns about his safety at the institution his mother removed him yesterday .

Suspected robber died of single gunshot – autopsy

Suspected robber died of single gunshot – autopsy

A single gunshot wound killed Orlando Fredericks, 22, who died on Saturday evening shortly after he was suspected of participating in a robbery .

Mom abducts girl, 5, from school

– child had been placed in protective custody

More than one week after a five-year-old girl was kidnapped by her mother from the Cropper Primary School on the Corentyne while in protective custody, her whereabouts are still unknown .

Some 400 exhibitors expected at GuyExpo this year

Some 400 exhibitors are expected to show their produce and services for four days next month when GuyExpo is held at the Sophia Exhibition Site .

Rohee downplays  Letter Kenny protest

Rohee downplays Letter Kenny protest

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee yesterday downplayed the significance of the protest by Letter Kenny, Corentyne residents over the frequent number of road fatalities .

Three witnesses testify at bucket drowning inquiry

Three witnesses testify at bucket drowning inquiry

Three witnesses testified yesterday at the start of the preliminary into the murder charge against Vindra Seeram, who stands accused of drowning his wife, Shelly Persaud, in a bucket of water at their home in June .

Taxi driver fined for stealing electricity

A taxi driver was yesterday fined $50,000 for stealing electricity .

Umana Yana was up to date  with fire inspections - King

Umana Yana was up to date with fire inspections – King

The Umana Yana, the historic benab that served as a leading centre for cultural events in the city, which was destroyed by fire on September 9, was up to date in its state of fire preparedness, according to Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, Alfred King .

‘Jagan’ remanded over Pomeroon murder

‘Jagan’ remanded over Pomeroon murder

The man accused of murdering 21-year-old Rafael Danns called ‘Singh’ of Grant Anna Regina, Lower Pomeroon River was yesterday remanded to prison when he appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Charity Magistrate’s Court .

Autopsies still to be done on Rockstone accident victims

Autopsies have not yet been conducted on the two persons who perished in an early morning accident at the Rockstone Junction on Sunday .

As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said yesterday .

Region Ten did not do well at Caribbean exams – Solomon

Region Ten did not do well at Caribbean exams – Solomon

The results of Region Ten’s secondary school students at this year’s Caribbean examinations were not as good as last year’s .

City Council damaged machinery to be repaired under clean up programme

City Council damaged machinery to be repaired under clean up programme

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development is to repair the non-functioning garbage collecting machinery of the Mayor and City Council, which will then be used to clean up Georgetown under the $1 billion ‘Clean up my Country’ programme .

US strikes Islamic State target near Baghdad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US military struck an Islamic State target southwest of Baghdad, US Central Command said yesterday, in an expansion of the Obama administration’s campaign against the militant group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and neighbouring Syria .

Guinea-Bissau president dismisses head of armed forces - state radio

Guinea-Bissau president dismisses head of armed forces – state radio

BISSAU (Reuters) - Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz has dismissed the head of the country’s armed forces, according to a decree read on state radio yesterday .

Leftist rebels slay two oil company contractors in Colombia

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Leftist guerrillas in northeastern Colombia killed two contractors working on a pipeline for the state oil company, Ecopetrol, military sources said yesterday .

Thirteen youth completed work study programme at Sterling Products

Thirteen youth completed work study programme at Sterling Products

Sterling Products Limited (SPL) has introduced 13 youth to the world of work in a recently completed two-month work study programme .

US to Assad: Beware of interfering with US airpower in Syria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Syrian military’s air defences would face retaliation if Syria attempted to respond to US airstrikes that are expected against Islamic State targets in Syria, senior US officials said yesterday .

AG says Laws of Guyana omissions being corrected

The Office of the Attorney General will be utilising the Law Revision Commission, established under the Inter-American Development Bank Modernisation of Justice Administration Project, to correct the various omissions in the Revised Laws of Guyana .

Top NATO commander questions Russian intentions toward Moldova

Top NATO commander questions Russian intentions toward Moldova

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NATO’s top military commander said yesterday that Russia appeared to be following some of the same “hybrid warfare” script in dealing with the former Soviet republic of Moldova that it used before annexing Crimea and intervening in eastern Ukraine .

Brazil election poll shows Rousseff almost even with Silva

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is running almost even with her main rival, Marina Silva, in a likely second-round runoff in the October presidential election, a poll published yesterday showed .

Man jailed for 9 months over assault

Man jailed for 9 months over assault

After being found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm on another man, a 26-year-old man was yesterday jailed for 9 months by Magistrate Sunil Scarce .

Ghosts of ethnic conflicts past haunt Fiji vote

Ghosts of ethnic conflicts past haunt Fiji vote

SYDNEY/SUVA (Reuters) - When voters in Fiji head to the polls tomorrow for the first time in eight years, they will be voting not only for a leader, but also testing the success of one of their military junta’s key justifications: ending a history of ethnic conflict .

NYC’s women-only taxi service brakes for now

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The debut of a livery car service providing women drivers for female passengers in the New York City area has stalled over lack of a sufficient number of drivers, the founder of the service said yesterday .

Import of electronic cigarettes blocked

Import of electronic cigarettes blocked

(Jamaica Gleaner) Jamaican authorities have blocked the importation of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes with liquid cartridges or replacement liquid cartridges .

UK lawmakers say government environmental record ranges from bad to worse

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers say the government is doing a worse job of reducing air pollution, preventing flooding and protecting wildlife than it was four years ago, according to a report published today .

Taxi driver remanded over home invasion stick-up

A taxi driver was remanded to prison yesterday on a charge that he was one of the two men who invaded a woman’s home and robbed her at gun-point .

Ministry starts free public transport system

The Ministry of Public Works says it has implemented a free public transportation system to reduce the long wait citizens endure on a daily basis .

High international rating for Jamaica’s Whistleblowers Legislation

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica’s Protected Disclosures Act is regarded as one the best whistleblowing legislations enacted in countries globally, by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) .



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