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US urges Guyana to back sanctions against Ukraine `destabilizers’

The United States yesterday called upon the Government of Guyana to join it in imposing targeted sanctions on individuals seen to be destabilizing Ukraine and those providing material support to Russian leadership .

More than 300 people missing after South Korean ferry sinks – coastguard

JINDO, South Korea,  (Reuters) - Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea today, the coastguard said, in what could be the country's biggest peacetime disaster in nearly 20 years .

NCN, GINA $$ cut

NCN, GINA $$ cut

-host of other entities left bereft in crossfire

Targeting proposed budgetary allocations for both the National Communica-tions Network (NCN) and Government Information Agency (GINA), the parliamentary opposition yesterday voted down the entire $5 .

Baby dies at day care

Baby dies at day care

A four-month-old baby died yesterday morning at the Mothers’ Union Day Care after care workers said that he was having trouble breathing .

Kitty wake raided by gunmen

-cash and jewellery taken

A wake house was raided by three gunmen on Monday night on Shell Road, Kitty and one man’s attempt to contact the police via 911 produced no result .

Funding for GDF, Parliament Office among $17.5B in allocations cleared

The Committee of Supply last evening approved more than $17 .

Princess Hotel for Ramada rebranding

Princess Hotel for Ramada rebranding

-US$5M renovations planned

The Princess Hotel & Casino is being rebranded under international hotel chain Ramada and its management plans on investing over US$5M on renovations as it aims to attract more international travellers into Guyana for tourism and business .

AG warns city council of contempt proceedings over Sooba

AG warns city council of contempt proceedings over Sooba

The City Council has been told by Attorney General Anil Nandlall that it faces contempt of court proceedings if it makes any attempt to replace Town Clerk Carol Sooba and Mayor Hamilton Green is now seeking advice on the matter .

Assault on PM’s son proven – prosecutor argues

Assault on PM’s son proven – prosecutor argues

The police yesterday closed its assault case against Tenza Lane, the woman charged with attacking the Prime Minister’s son, Samuel Hinds Jnr .

DPP returns Ashni Singh file to police

DPP returns Ashni Singh file to police

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has returned the case file into Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh’s car accident on Republic night to the police .

Region Five REO wants probe of son’s death

Region Five REO wants probe of son’s death

Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region 5, Ashford Ambedkar is calling for an inquiry into the accident at Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice on Wednesday night which claimed the life of his son .

Concealed weapon used to clean fish

-taxi driver tells court

Taxi driver Deon Tulkaram, accused of having a concealed knife in his possession, was yesterday placed on bail after he explained that the “offensive weapon” was what he used to help his father clean fish .

Concealed weapon used to clean fish

-taxi driver tells court

Taxi driver Deon Tulkaram, accused of having a concealed knife in his possession, was yesterday placed on bail after he explained that the “offensive weapon” was what he used to help his father clean fish .

PNCR continues local govt  elections drive at Paradise

PNCR continues local govt elections drive at Paradise

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Sunday held a General Members meeting at the Paradise Primary School, East Coast to prepare Party members for Local Government elections .

Human Services Ministry has 42,500 old age pensioners on roll

Human Services Ministry has 42,500 old age pensioners on roll

-allocations approved

The $9 .

Cane Grove road revetment project about 40% complete - Ministry

Cane Grove road revetment project about 40% complete – Ministry

The revetment project at Cane Grove main access road, Mahaica, Region Four is progressing smoothly with the contractor completing around 40 percent of the task so far, according to the Ministry of Public Works .

Woman charged with maliciously damaging judge’s car

A woman accused of damaging the fender of a judge’s car was yesterday granted bail when she appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge .

‘Tupac’ charged with stabbing girlfriend with ice pick

An apologetic water vendor was yesterday remanded to prison for allegedly stabbing the mother of his child with an ice pick .

Albouystown men face ganja charges

Two Albouystown men were yesterday brought to court on drug possession charges as police embark on an initiative to minimise crime in the community .

Taxi-driver accused of battering stepson

Taxi driver Randolph Edwards was yesterday released on bail and bonded to be on good behaviour after denying a charge that he battered his stepson .

Agri school  students at  biogas workshop

Agri school students at biogas workshop

The Ministry of Agriculture via the Guyana School Agriculture (GSA), and with the University of the West Indies (UWI) has organised a three-day workshop for students of the GSA on biogas technology and its possible applications .

Ukraine launches ‘gradual’ operation, action limited

Ukraine launches ‘gradual’ operation, action limited

KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine,  (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces launched a “special operation” yesterday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited .

SG lauds Caricom-Chile collaboration

Caricom Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque has lauded the Caricom-Chile agreement as a model for South-South co-operation .

Indian top court recognises transgenders in landmark ruling

NEW DELHI,  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India’s top court yesterday recognised the country’s long marginalised transgender community as a third gender and, in a landmark judgment lauded by human rights groups, called on the government to ensure their equal treatment .

Energy authority launches booklet

The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) has distributed the energy activity booklet titled What is Energy? to four primary schools aimed at raising awareness about energy efficiency and conservation .

Intensive workshops underway for teacher educators

Intensive workshops underway for teacher educators

The Ministry of Education yesterday began the first of a series of intensive coaching focus group workshops aimed at further bolstering the quality of teacher educators at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) and the School of Education and Humanities (SEH), University of Guyana (UG) .

Nigeria rebels abduct schoolgirls, govt says will protect “African Davos”

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria,  (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist insurgents abducted more than 100 female students in a night raid on a government secondary school in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state, a teacher said yesterday .

Aircraft owners piqued at budget snub

The Aircraft Owners’ Association of Guyana (AOAG) is disappointed that none of the recommendations made by the aviation industry for its development was addressed in the national budget and that the Parliamentary Opposition has cut funding for the entire aviation sector, including the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Expansion Project .

Lodge man fined $40,000 for stealing $800 doormats

A Lodge man, accused of stealing two doormats, was yesterday fined for the crime after claiming that he no idea that the items had belonged to someone .

Man accused of threatening to kill brother

-claims “jealous” cops refusing to take his reports

A self-professed teacher, accused of threatening to kill his brother, was yesterday granted bail after claiming that the police had been too “jealous” of him to take his own reports of threats .

South Korean online gamer accused of murdering infant son to keep playing

SEOUL, (Reuters) - South Korean police charged a man on Tuesday for the murder of his 2-year-old son after he confessed to suffocating the child so he could leave the house to go back to playing games at an Internet cafe .

Man’s feet broken during fight over dog

– court hears

A man was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with breaking the feet of another man during a fight over a dog .

Rescue underway after S.Korean ferry carrying 470 sends distress signal

SEOUL, (Reuters) - A passenger ferry carrying about 470 people was listing badly off South Korea’s southwest coast and had sent a distress signal, a Korean coast guard official said last night, and a rescue mission was underway .

Seven homeless after Good Hope blaze

A family of seven is now homeless after a fire ripped through their one-bedroom dwelling in Good Hope on the East Coast of Demerara last night, burning it to the ground .

Bolivia’s Morales files Hague documents in sea access claim against Chile

Bolivia’s Morales files Hague documents in sea access claim against Chile

THE HAGUE,  (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales personally handed over documents at the International Court of Justice yesterday that support his country’s claim against Chile in an ongoing case that it hopes will win it back the sea access it lost over a century ago .

Voices of gratitude, defiance at Boston bombing memorial

BOSTON,  (Reuters) - U .

Gecom ready for any elections once directed, PM tells House

-$3.3B budget cleared by Committee of Supply

The Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) is ready for any elections—regional or national—once so directed, the Committee of Supply heard last evening, when it voted in favour of the $3 .



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