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Possible Malaysian plane debris found on Australian coast

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PERTH, Australia, (Reuters) - Unidentified material washed up on the Australian coastline is being investigated for possible links to a Malaysian jetliner that disappeared more than seven weeks ago with 239 people on board, the Australian authorities said today .

Kaneville man hacked to death

Kaneville man hacked to death

- brother held as suspectA Kaneville, East Bank Demerara was yesterday found hacked to death and his brother is now being held by police as the main suspect .

Emotional mother testifies as Sade Stoby murder trial opens

Emotional mother testifies as Sade Stoby murder trial opens

An emotional Sharon Berry testified yesterday as the trial of the two men accused of the November 2007 murder of her nine-year-old daughter Sade Stoby began in the High Court .

Justice for Walter Rodney Committee formed, urges wide scope for fair inquiry

A number of concerned Guyanese and supporters from around the world have formed a Justice for Walter Rodney Committee and chief among its aims is ensuring that the recently-established Commission of Inquiry (COI) into his death is fair, transparent and does not dishonour his memory .

Baramita man stabbed to death

– wife on the runFor a second day in a row a domestic violence murder has occurred in the North West District .

GT&T denies technical defects in 911 system

- says missing handsets, unanswered calls frequent at stationsThe Guyana Telephone   and Telegraph Company (GT&T) yesterday denied that technical issues were to blame for problems dogging the 911 emergency system, while revealing that its own checks revealed that missing handsets and unresponsive personnel during standard working hours at police stations were frequent occurrences .

Brutally stabbed Tuschen businessman  fears assailant will escape justice

Brutally stabbed Tuschen businessman fears assailant will escape justice

A Tuschen businessman who was brutally stabbed on Sunday last at a wedding reception, risked his health chasing and capturing his assailant minutes after the ordeal, only to have the man leave the village after being placed on $10,000 station bail .

Burglars bag $2M from Tuschen grocery

Burglars bag $2M from Tuschen grocery

- boy, 16, among two caught on tape, arrested The early morning burglary of a Tuschen New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo grocery, during which some $2 million in cash was taken, yesterday led to calls for police to take action against mounting crime in the community .

‘Casual’ moved to private hospital; condition stable

‘Casual’ moved to private hospital; condition stable

Popular DJ Curtis ‘Casual’ Armstrong, who shot twice early Monday morning following a concert at the Guyana National Stadium, was transferred to a private hospital yesterday by relatives and his condition is listed as stable .

GT&T cable stolen; thousands affected

GT&T cable stolen; thousands affected

[caption id="attachment_286702" align="alignleft" width="600"] The cut feeder cable[/caption]As a result of 15 metres of a 2400 pair feeder cable being stolen over the Easter weekend, thousands of GT&T landline customers have no service and the company has offered its apologies .

Calvin Benn steps down as deputy chief election officer

Calvin Benn steps down as deputy chief election officer

The Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) has accepted Deputy Chief Election Officer Calvin Benn’s decision to not have his contract renewed .

Brazilian Navy providing maritime  training for local Coast Guard

Brazilian Navy providing maritime training for local Coast Guard

Members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard are currently benefiting from a four-day maritime training aboard Brazilian patrol vessel Bocaina, which ends on Thursday .

Ministry drafting regulations for use of chemicals at work

The Ministry of Labour has said that regulations are in the making to address the use of chemicals at work, as well as to regulate conditions of work in mining, forestry, and the manufacturing sectors .

Corentyne teen stabbed near New Amsterdam restaurant

A Corentyne teen is currently a patient in the intensive care unit of the New Amsterdam Public Hospital after he was stabbed by two men near a popular Chinese restaurant .

Communication key to new LIAT CEO’s management style

Communication key to new LIAT CEO’s management style

Newly appointed CEO of LIAT David Evans committed to a more inclusive style of managing the regional carrier when he arrived in Antigua on Sunday .

Still no word on probe into Jaden Mars’ death

Still no word on probe into Jaden Mars’ death

Four months after 4-year-old Jaden Mars died at the Georgetown Public Hospital while undergoing treatment for a bitten tongue, his mother still awaits closure of the harrowing ordeal .

New Amsterdam businessman charged with murder

A New Amsterdam businessman was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with the April 16 shooting dead of a man at Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam .

Tenders opened for solid waste management equipment

Tenders opened for solid waste management equipment

Bids were yesterday opened for the procurement of a hook lift truck and auxiliary equipment for the Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme .

Hearings for Rodney probe to begin April 28

The Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (COI) will begin next Monday and representatives of the Guyana Police Force, the Guyana Defence Force and the Georgetown Public Hospital may be among the first to testify .

Kitty man charged  with attempted murders

Kitty man charged with attempted murders

A Kitty man was yesterday refused bail after being charged with the attempted murder of two persons .

Make classrooms inclusive  for disabled learners

Make classrooms inclusive for disabled learners

- former education chief urges teachersThe Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) 4th Biennial Delegates Conference opened yesterday and saw a call by former chief education officer Ed Caesar for educators to carefully prepare for inclusivity in classrooms .

Fines, community service for duo nabbed with ganja

Two Albouystown men were fined yesterday after admitting to being in possession of cannabis .

Obama says disputed islands within scope of US-Japan security treaty

TOKYO (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to Japan’s defence .

Litterbug extends stay in prison  with brief station escape

Litterbug extends stay in prison with brief station escape

Nazir Hussain, a convict who escaped from the custody of city police by jumping through a window during a blackout, was yesterday sentenced to one year imprisonment for his crime .

Works Ministry purchases  motorcycles for traffic cops

Works Ministry purchases motorcycles for traffic cops

In an attempt to strengthen the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) traffic capability, the Ministry of Public Works has purchased 8 motorcycles and will hand them over to the police by the end of April .

Korean prosecutors raid ferry firm founder’s home

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors investigating the fatal sinking of the Sewol ferry today raided the home of Yoo Byung-un, the head of a family that owns the Chonghaejin Marine Co Ltd, the company that operated the vessel .

Iran protests at UN committee on envoy ban as US stands ground

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran complained to a United Nations committee on Tuesday about Washington’s refusal to grant a visa to Tehran’s proposed new UN envoy due to his suspected links to hostage-takers, even as the United States stood firm on its decision .

Brazil conference will plot Internet’s future post NSA spying

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of US spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web .

Cuba may revive Paris Club debt negotiations

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba and the Paris Club of wealthy creditor nations are working to resume talks over billions of dollars of official debt in a new sign the communist government is interested in rejoining the global economy .

Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely – think tank

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with US President Barack Obama’s visit to Asia, a respected think tank said today based on its assessment of satellite imagery .

JET applies for judicial review of Goat Islands’ decision

(Jamaica Gleaner) -The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) says it has applied to the Supreme Court to start the process of judicial review of the government’s decision to deny it information on certain aspects of plans to develop the Goat Islands .

Labour Ministry probing worker’s fall at Robb St building

The Ministry of Labour has launched an investigation into last Saturday’s incident which saw an 18-year-old being injured after he fell through the elevator shaft from the third floor of a six-storey building under construction at Robb and Camp streets .

Calvin Benn steps down as deputy chief election officer

The Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) has accepted Deputy Chief Election Officer Calvin Benn’s decision to not have his contract renewed .

Bajan man to be charged over death of brother

(Barbados Nation) A MAN IS expected to be charged with the murder of his brother as police continue investigations into the April 16, 2014 death of 40-year-old Antonio Orlando Griffith of Colleton, St Peter .

Public Works Ministry buys eight motorbikes for police

Public Works Ministry buys eight motorbikes for police

Eight motorcycles were purchased, through the Ministry of Public Works (MPW), for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to strengthen its traffic capability, a release from MPW said today .

Rodney probe inquiry put off to next week

The Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry will now be convening hearings on 28th, 29th, 30th April, 2014 and 2nd May, 2014, according to a statement today from GINA .

Cops probing killings at Kaneville, Baramita

The police say that at about 0630h today, the body of Jairam Teekaram, 40 years, was found in the yard of his home at Kaneville, EBD, with several suspected chop wounds .



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