About 1800h. yesterday, the police say that miner Ramal Williams, 18 years, of 58 Miles, Mabura Road, was working in a mining pit at Konawaruk Backdam, Potaro, when it caved in and he was trapped beneath.
(IMF press release) The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a 24-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for Suriname, in an amount equivalent to SDR 342 million (about US$478 million or 265 percent of quota), to support the government’s economic reform program.
Over 5,000 laptops costing more than $300 million from the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) project were either stolen or defective, according to an investigation into the initiative which found that the OLPF fell short of its objective, was “grossly overstaffed” and the $4.3 billion spent on it could have been reduced.
All cable broadcasters would have to pay outstanding spectrum fees as bad debts might determine whether they are granted licences in the future, says Chairman of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), Lennox Craig.
-Washington concerned that ‘big fish’ not being arrested, prosecuted
The United States is concerned that drug flows through the Caribbean are on the rise, according to a top US anti-narcotics official who said Washington remains “very concerned” that high level traffickers are not being arrested and prosecuted.
PARIS, (Reuters) – The French government and CGT union yesterday dug in their heels amid a wave of strikes and angry street protests against labour reforms, but there were fresh phone contacts between the two sides.