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Patterson says Windies walk-out a collapse of Windies governance

24 mins ago

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Former Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson has described West Indies’ walk-out of the India tour as “humiliation” and says it has exposed “a total collapse of a governance system” in the administration of the game by the West Indies Cricket Board .

Parliament date awaiting outcome of Ramotar, Granger talks – Teixeira

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Government Chief Whip Gail Teixeira today confirmed that her acquiescence to a date for the sitting of the National Assembly is awaiting the outcome of the ongoing engagement between the President Donald Ramotar and Leader of the Opposition David Granger .

Bagotville motorcyclist dies in Nismes crash

The police say they are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at about 2330h .

Joint opposition calls for early resumption of Parliament sittings

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) met on the 22nd October, at the Office of the Opposition Leader, Hadfield Street Georgetown and agreed that there should be an early resumption of Parliament sittings .

Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea

Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City today after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city .

In T&T: Gunman escapes after killing woman, brother

In T&T: Gunman escapes after killing woman, brother

(Trinidad Express) A CHAGUANAS woman and her brother were shot dead yesterday afternoon by a close male friend of the woman after he had allegedly threatened to kill her that morning .

Nurse dies after stabbed in neck at Kitty seawall

Nurse dies after stabbed in neck at Kitty seawall

An Indian national who was employed as a nurse with the Balwant Singh Hospital here was fatally stabbed to his neck on Wednesday night as he and his friends were watching the Diwali Motorcade .

Guyana averts blacklisting over anti-money laundering bill

From all indications, Guyana, once again, has been able to avert being placed on a blacklist by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported yesterday .

Lusignan father of 3 struck down and killed

Lusignan father of 3 struck down and killed

- in apparent illegal road race

A Lusignan father of three is dead after he became the victim of an illegal road race in front of his home on Wednesday night .

Destruction of mangroves at Peter’s Hall under probe

Destruction of mangroves at Peter’s Hall under probe

[caption id="attachment_309185" align="alignleft" width="385"] A section of the land where the mangroves were cut .

Two more suicides in two days

– as PAHO points to dismal figures in the Americas

A taxi driver died last night after having ingested a bottle of weedicide in his car, which was parked two corners away from his home in Better Hope, East Coast Demerara .

Cable thefts result in telephone landline disruptions

Landline customers suffered disruption of voice and data service due to more than 22 acts of vandalism and theft over the past three months .

Covent Garden man killed in  East Bank accident

Covent Garden man killed in East Bank accident

A Covent Garden man was killed early yesterday morning after a Green Ice taxi slammed into him along the East Bank Demerara public road while he was crossing to catch a bus .

Doctors from US due for outreach

Doctors from US due for outreach

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced the imminent arrival of the Caribbean Medical Mission Medical Team from USA .

Four held in connection with Delhi St murder

Police have arrested four suspects in connection with the Delhi Street shooting, which led to the killing of Electrical Engineer Abdool Saleem in front of his home .

Linden man shot, injured in traffic light robbery

A Linden man is now a patient of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) after escaping with his life during a traffic-light robbery at Eccles Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) .

Cops still checking camera footage in electrician murder

Cops still checking camera footage in electrician murder

[caption id="attachment_309149" align="alignleft" width="216"] Saleem Azeez Abdool in happier times .

Rotary Demerara raising funds to eradicate polio

The Rotary Club of Demerara is inviting the public to “fund the fight” against polio and to join its 27 years-long mission to eradicate the disease .

Man charged with murdering fisherman

Man charged with murdering fisherman

A man appeared in court on Tuesday charged with the murder of a fisherman .

Moleson Creek Bridge completed

Moleson Creek Bridge completed

The 10-month project to reconstruct the Moleson Creek Bridge is completed, the Ministry of Public Works revealed yesterday .

COHSOD backs initiative to transform Caribbean laboratories

– key to public health development

The 19th Special Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) has endorsed an initiative aimed at transforming the health laboratory environment, which is being facilitated by the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation (CMLF) under its Caricom-Pancap Global fund Programme .

Man on $50,000 bail after denying stealing vendor’s cellphone

After denying that he snatched a Samsung Galaxy cellphone from a Stabroek Market vendor, a man was on Wednesday placed on $50,000 bail .

Wife’s dress: President threatens to sue radio talk-show host for defamation

(Trinidad Express) - In an unprecedented move, the Office of the President has joined with the wife of the President, Reema Carmona, in threatening legal action against comedienne and talk-show host Rachel Price for “offensive” utterances made about Mrs Carmona’s attire .

Two houses destroyed by fire at Lusignan

Two houses destroyed by fire at Lusignan

[caption id="attachment_309215" align="alignleft" width="375"] The remains of the fire after it ripped through two houses on Diwali night .

Funeral homes form national association

Funeral homes form national association

[caption id="attachment_309222" align="alignleft" width="385"] Gordon Lyken owner and Funeral Director of Lyken’s Funeral Home (left) signing the code of ethics of the National Funeral Directors Association of Guyana, while other members of the new body sit around the table at the Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s Boardroom[/caption]The National Funeral Directors Association was launched at the Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s boardroom during a simple meeting in the presence of representatives of funeral homes across the country .

Ramnarine: Ebola protest a dynamic case

(Trinidad Guardian) - This country will be sourcing crude oil supplies from Colombia and Russia after Petrotrin workers refused to berth a tanker that arrived in T&T waters on October 18 from Gabon due to concerns over the Ebola virus .

Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria – police

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The gunman in Wednesday’s attack on Canada’s capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a “radicalization process,” police said yesterday .

Hurricane Gonzalo’s damage in Bermuda estimated at least $200M

(Reuters) - Hurricane Gonzalo caused between $200 million and $400 million in insured losses over the weekend on Bermuda, according to an estimate by AIR Worldwide, a Boston-based catastrophe modelling company .

Venezuela seizes warehouses packed with medical goods, food

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro’s government said yesterday it had taken over warehouses around Venezuela crammed with medical goods and food that “bourgeois criminals” were hoarding for speculation and contraband .

Alaska’s indigenous languages now official along with English

JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska’s governor signed a bill yesterday to officially recognize the state’s 20 indigenous languages in a symbolic move that gives a nod to tribal efforts to save Native American tongues at risk of dying out .

Ombudswoman calls for oversight for all UN sanctions regimes

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The ombudswoman for the United Nations’ al Qaeda blacklist yesterday called for her oversight to be expanded to more than a dozen other UN Security Council sanctions regimes to ensure fair process for the individuals and entities targeted .

Governor of Mexican state where students disappeared stands down

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The governor of a Mexican state roiled by the disappearance of dozens of students that has sparked protests and embarrassed President Enrique Pena Nieto, bowed to pressure yesterday and said he was standing down .

New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph yesterday, wounding two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said .

Four men held over shooting to death of electrician

During investigations into the murder of electrician Abdool Saleem that occurred on October 19, 2014, at Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar, the police arrested a suspect in Sophia yesterday, police said this evening .

Pedestrian dies in accident at Lusignan

The police say that investigations are being conducted into a fatal accident that occurred at about 1930h last night on the Lusignan Public Road, ECD, and which resulted in the death of pedestrian Deonarine Singh, 48 years, of Lusignan .

Man shot at Eccles during traffic lights robbery

The police say they are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at about 1830h .

Nurse dies after seawall stabbing

The police say they are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of male nurse James Peter, 31 years, of Camp Street, Georgetown, who succumbed while receiving medical treatment at a private hospital during the early hours of today .



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