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Victoria miner found dead with lacerations at Mahdia

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Kaneville man dies from suspected bullet in back

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The police say that investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the death of Shem Padmore, 28 years, of Kaneville, EBD, who was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, EBD, at about 2200h last night by two men who hurriedly left the medical facility in a motor vehicle .

Dhoni, bowlers shine as India book quarter-final place

Dhoni, bowlers shine as India book quarter-final place

PERTH, (Reuters) - Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a calm unbeaten 45 to guide India to a four-wicket victory over West Indies today which sent the holders into the World Cup quarter-finals .

Guilty...Mom, lover get life sentences  for Neesa Gopaul murder

Guilty…Mom, lover get life sentences for Neesa Gopaul murder

Bibi Sharima-Gopaul and her former lover Jarvis Small were yesterday found guilty of the brutal murder of 16-year-old Neesa Gopaul and both received sentences that will see them spend the rest of their natural lives behind bars .

GGMC gets legal advice against Cabinet decision for $3B transfer

A furtive bid by the government for the transfer of $3b to the housing authority suffered another setback yesterday after the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) received legal advice saying that it couldn’t be directed to move money to another agency .

Cummings Lodge remains confirmed  as those of ex-MFK Trading boss

Cummings Lodge remains confirmed as those of ex-MFK Trading boss

DNA testing has confirmed that the decapitated corpse found at Cummings Lodge last year is that of missing businessman Mohamed Khan, the former owner of MFK Trading .

Guyanese gloomy about economy, trust in police very low – LAPOP survey

Guyanese are gloomy about the economy while confidence in politics, political parties, and satisfaction with the way democracy works have declined since 2012, according to a survey last year for the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) .

Region Two Chairman announces payments  for owed Essequibo Coast rice farmers

Region Two Chairman announces payments for owed Essequibo Coast rice farmers

Payments to rice farmers owed by millers on the Essequibo Coast were expected to start on Wednesday, according to Regional Chairman of Region Two Parmanand Persaud .

GPHC introducing laser treatment for glaucoma

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) yesterday announced that it was introducing laser treatment for Open Angle Glaucoma .

Mahaica bandits pretended to be  prospectors during visit to scope out target

Mahaica bandits pretended to be prospectors during visit to scope out target

By Rae WiltshireTwo days before they shot and robbed a vendor at his Vereeniging, Mahaica home, the bandits who carried out the attack visited the area on the pretext of doing prospecting work .

Pandit accused of fraud

-lawyer says charge is part of friend’s attempt to break agreement

A Pandit yesterday found himself before a city court facing a charge that he fraudulently converted US$8,000 that was entrusted to him .

Ex-Precision Woodworking workers protest  at bank for remainder of severance pay

Ex-Precision Woodworking workers protest at bank for remainder of severance pay

Former Precision Wood-working Limited employees yesterday continued a protest in front of Republic Bank on Camp Street, demanding money owed to them after the furniture company closed and workers were laid off .

BV guard loses house in early morning fire

BV guard loses house in early morning fire

Burning coals were the only things left of a Beterverwagting man’s house after it was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning .

Around 25% of sample in LAPOP survey identified themselves as of ‘mixed’ race

The proportion of Guyanese in a representative sample who identified themselves as being Indo-Guyanese was 39 .

Ex-court worker charged again with cocaine trafficking

Ex-court worker charged again with cocaine trafficking

A former city court worker, who only recently completed a four-year prison sentence for attempting to smuggle cocaine on a flight out of the country, was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged again with the same crime .

Essequibo Coast NDCs get tractors and trailers to sustain clean-up efforts

Essequibo Coast NDCs get tractors and trailers to sustain clean-up efforts

Four new tractors and trailers along with a number of bins were on Wednesday handed over to Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) on the Essequibo Coast by the Local Government and Regional Development Ministry .

Sri Lanka cabinet suspends huge Chinese project on approval issue

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka suspended a $1 .

Owner of car rental service on cocaine possession charge

The owner of a car rental service was yesterday refused bail after being charged with cocaine possession .

Man tried to flush cocaine while partner distracted drug agents

-court hears

A couple was yesterday remanded to prison on a cocaine possession charge after a court was told that one of them tried to flush the drug down a sink while the other held narcotics agents in conversation .

Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail  of Russian deaths in Ukraine

Scribbled note shows Nemtsov on trail of Russian deaths in Ukraine

MOSCOW, (Reuters) - It may have been the last note Boris Nemtsov ever wrote, a hurried scrawl in blue pen on a plain white sheet of A4 paper .

Obama administration asks judge to speed up immigration decision

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The Obama administration asked a federal judge in Texas to decide by Monday whether he will put on hold his prior decision to block the White House’s executive orders on immigration, or at least limit the impact to Texas .

La Grange man remanded on wounding charge

La Grange, West Bank Demerara resident Randolph Sanasie was yesterday remanded to prison on a wounding charge after a court heard that his alleged victim was still hospitalised .

Ex-Panama supreme court head jailed for 5 years on graft charges

Ex-Panama supreme court head jailed for 5 years on graft charges

PANAMA CITY, (Reuters) - A former head of the Panamanian supreme court was sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges yesterday, the first time an active judge in the country has been sent to jail .

Brazil’s elite in crosshairs as Petrobras scandal widens

Brazil’s elite in crosshairs as Petrobras scandal widens

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - A corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras has entered a volatile new phase that could lead to jail for some of Brazil’s best-known politicians and business leaders while making a likely recession even worse .

Big tsunami raked Mexico’s Yucatan coast 1,000 years ago

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - A wall of debris stretching about 30 miles (50 km) may be the remnants of a natural disaster that struck Mexico’s Caribbean coast more than 1,000 years ago in an area where tourists now flock to beach resorts and ancient Maya ruins .

Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - “Star Wars” star Harrison Ford was seriously injured yesterday when the actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a local airport, a source told Reuters .

Investors may pursue U.S. lawsuit over Stanford fraud

(Reuters) - A federal judge said investors who lost money in Allen Stanford’s $7 .

Mother, lover found guilty of killing Neesa Gopaul

Mother, lover found guilty of killing Neesa Gopaul

A jury earlier this afternoon found Jarvis Small and Bibi Sharima-Gopaul guilty of the brutal 2010 murder of 16-year-old Neesa Gopaul,Sharima-Gopaul who is the mother of the teen was later sentenced by Justice Navindra Singh to 106 years in prison .

Windies missing spin heroics of Narine - Lloyd

Windies missing spin heroics of Narine – Lloyd

PERTH, Australia, CMC- Chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd says West Indies are desperately missing the spin heroics of game changer Sunil Narine to strengthen their campaign in the ICC World Cup currently underway in New Zealand and Australia .

‘Players who quit India tour should have been fired’ – St Lucia PM

‘Players who quit India tour should have been fired’ – St Lucia PM

(Trinidad Express) St Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony says that all the players who quit the tour of India in October last year should have been fired .

‘Boldest step in six decades’ -Granger

‘Boldest step in six decades’ -Granger

-APNU-AFC coalition takes off

 Under the slogan “It is time,” the APNU+AFC alliance yesterday launched their campaign for the May 11 general elections and promised a new day for Guyana, unity, and a change in the local political culture while assuring that the alliance is not a short-term, office-sharing bargain .

Cabinet approves $3B GGMC transfer to housing authority, loan bid abandoned

Cabinet on Tuesday approved a $3B transfer by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to the housing authority, CHPA, abandoning a plan for a loan between the two agencies that had attracted controversy and a court challenge .

Sufficient evidence presented to convict mother,  lover of Neesa Gopaul’s murder – state counsel

Sufficient evidence presented to convict mother, lover of Neesa Gopaul’s murder – state counsel

Referring to Jarvis Small and Bibi Sharima-Gopaul as “cold-blooded killers”, State Counsel Diana Kaulesar in her impassioned closing arguments yesterday presented to the jury, reasons why they should be found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Neesa Gopaul .

Cocaine in suitcase accused refused  bail, along with alleged supplier

Cocaine in suitcase accused refused bail, along with alleged supplier

A woman, who was allegedly nabbed with a quantity of cocaine in a suitcase as she was leaving Guyana via the Timehri Airport was yesterday refused bail, along with the man who reportedly gave her the suitcase .

ExxonMobil set for  oil drilling today

ExxonMobil set for oil drilling today

-President tours office

ExxonMobil’s approximately US$200M oil exploration project is to kick off today as the Deep Water Champion rig is in position at the offshore Stabroek Block .

Trainee nurses halt protest over school relocation

– to engage Health Ministry in other ways

Students of the Georgetown School of Nursing have called off their protest against the relocation of their school and are looking at different avenues to engage the Ministry of Health .

Caricom gravely concerned over status of Haitians in Dominican Republic

-no-business-as-usual policy to remain

The Caribbean Community has noted with grave concern that the ruling by the Dominican Republic concerning the regularisation of Dominicans of Haitian descent expired on February 1 and government officials have indicated that it will not be extended .



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