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GuySuCo in talks with farmers to expand cultivation at Uitvlugt

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is grinding its first set of cane sourced from private cane farmers through a land release programme at the Uitvlugt Estate .

Suspect in robbery found dead on road at Samantha Point

6 hours ago

The police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Eldon Sampson, 25 years, of Craig, EBD, who was found with multiple injuries on the roadway at Samantha Point, Grove, EBD, at about 1045h .

Bartica woman dies after reportedly struck by lightning

6 hours ago

The police say that Elizabeth Henry, 52 years, of 4 Miles, Bartica, succumbed at the Bartica Hospital, while receiving medical treatment after she was reportedly struck by lightning at about 1430h .

Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to trying to help Hezbollah

Suriname leader’s son pleads guilty to trying to help Hezbollah

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Suriname President Desi Bouterse's son pleaded guilty today to charges of attempting to aid Hezbollah, a U .

GNIC says sluice gates for Hope Canal finished, worried about `subtle blacklisting’

GNIC says sluice gates for Hope Canal finished, worried about `subtle blacklisting’

The Guyana National Industrial Company (GNIC) today said it has completed construction of the eight sluice gates and accompanying guides for the Atlantic end of the Hope Canal which is currently under construction on the East Coast Demerara .

Controversial T&T constitution Bill passed after marathon Senate session

(Trinidad Express) With a vote of 18 for and 12 against, the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2014 was passed in the Upper House, Tower D, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain, last night .

Brazil recommits to Lethem Road

Brazil recommits to Lethem Road

-hydro, port still on agenda

Brazilian officials have reiterated the political commitment of Brasilia to proposed infrastructure projects here including the hydropower project in the Mazaruni and the Linden-Lethem road .

Contracts worth $697M signed for sluices, pump stations

Contracts worth $697M signed for sluices, pump stations

The Ministry of Agricul-ture and the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) yesterday signed nine contracts worth  $697 .

Woman found dead at Kitty shore identified

Woman found dead at Kitty shore identified

-had been battling mental illness

[caption id="attachment_302681" align="alignleft" width="206"] Sharon Forde[/caption]The body that washed up at the Kitty foreshore has been identified as a West Ruimveldt woman, who had been mentally ill .

Cops hold person of interest in  D’urban St restaurant murder

Cops hold person of interest in D’urban St restaurant murder

Police on Wednesday evening made an arrest in relation to the fatal shooting of Debra Blackman, according to Crime Chief Leslie James .

Princess Casino manager charged with assaulting patron

Princess Casino manager charged with assaulting patron

A manager of Princess Hotel’s casino was yesterday charged with chucking a patron .

CGX says injunction against farming out of oil licence upheld

Canadian oil explorer CGX Energy Inc yesterday reported that the High Court here has upheld an injunction against Spanish oil producer Repsol Exploracion, S .

Anna Regina man remanded on abduction charge

Magistrate Sunil Scarce remanded a 33-year-old self-employed man charged with abducting a man and for possession of 83 and a half grammes of narcotics when he on Tuesday appeared in court .

Over 8,000 pensioners tapping electricity subsidy -Ministry

To date some 8128 pensioners are benefiting from the 50% hike in the electricity subsidy announced in this year’s budget, GINA said yesterday .

Rodney’s death was state-sanctioned – Jocelyn Dow asserts

Rodney’s death was state-sanctioned – Jocelyn Dow asserts

Jocelyn Dow, an associate of historian Dr .

Sixteen-year-old among trio  charged over seawall robbery

Sixteen-year-old among trio charged over seawall robbery

A 16-year-old is among three young men accused of a gun-point seawall hold-up in which a car was stolen .

Gov’t puts South Ruimveldt Gardens building up for sale

Gov’t puts South Ruimveldt Gardens building up for sale

[caption id="attachment_302693" align="alignleft" width="375"] The dilapidated property currently up for sale by NICIL on behalf of the State Planning Secretariat .

Miner accused of stealing gold from employer

Miner accused of stealing gold from employer

[caption id="attachment_302645" align="alignright" width="170"] Garfield France[/caption]A miner was yesterday released on $100,000 bail after denying that he stole a quantity of raw gold from his employer .

Natural Resources Minister concerned about Kaituma roads

Natural Resources Minister concerned about Kaituma roads

Addressing miners at an outreach in Port Kaituma, Region One on Wednes-day, Minister of Natural Resources and the Envi-ronment Robert Persaud said he shares some of their worry and concerns of the residents with regards to the roads in the community, having seen first hand their condition .

Gov’t committee briefs private sector on clean-up drive

On Wednesday, members of the Private Sector Commission met with Norman Whittaker, Minister of Local Government and Regional Develop-ment and the “Clean-Up My Country” Programme Implementa-tion Committee .

Fisherman found at Carifesta Ave died of multiple injuries – autopsy

Fisherman found at Carifesta Ave died of multiple injuries – autopsy

An autopsy performed on the remains of Mohamed Bacchus, the fisherman who was killed in a hit and run accident along the Carifesta Avenue last Saturday, has found that he died of multiple injuries .

Guyana to introduce online processing of visa applications

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr .

Girls leading our world camp

Girls leading our world camp

[caption id="attachment_302652" align="alignleft" width="385"] Chargé d’ Affaires of the US Embassy Bryan Hunt (sitting at centre) with the GLOW participants .

No arrests in Blackwater murder

No arrests in Blackwater murder

[caption id="attachment_302679" align="alignleft" width="250"] Nickel Leacock[/caption]Crime Chief Leslie James said police have not made any arrests for the murder of 20-year-old Nickel Leacock, who was knifed to death in Blackwater Backdam, Region Eight .

Outreach held in Region Eight on low carbon strategy

Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai and Head of the Office of Climate Change Gitanjali Chandarpal on Monday conducted an outreach exercise in Kato and nearby villages in Region Eight to further sensitise residents on the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) .

Constitution bill would give T&T ruling coalition unfair advantage –PNM

(Trinidad Express) Once the People’s National Movement (PNM) is voted into office they will immediately repeal the Constitu-tion (Amendment) Bill, 2014 if it is passed in the Upper House, Opposition Senator Camille Robinson-Regis has said .

U.S. openly accuses Russia of sending combat troops to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The United States openly accused Russia yesterday of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but Washington stopped short of calling Moscow’s intensified support for separatist forces an invasion .

Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast

CHICAGO, (Reuters) - Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experimental treatments now in development, researchers said on Thursday .

Keaton on form in Venice festival opener “Birdman”

VENICE, (Reuters) - Former “Batman” star Michael Keaton gave a soaring start to the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday as a crestfallen superhero in “Birdman”, a film its Mexican director Alexandro Inarritu called an experiment that could have failed miserably .

Pakistan’s powerful army steps in to resolve political crisis

ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) - Pakistan’s army stepped into a political struggle between the country’s embattled prime minister and the opposition yesterday, signalling a possible end to a crisis that has destabilised the coup-prone nation .

U.S. openly accuses Russia of sending combat troops to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The United States openly accused Russia yesterday of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but Washington stopped short of calling Moscow’s intensified support for separatist forces an invasion .

Belafonte, Miyazaki to receive Academy’s Governors Awards

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - American singer and actor Harry Belafonte, French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, Japanese animated film director Hayao Miyazaki and Irish actress Maureen O’Hara will be honored with Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said yesterday .

Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) - Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to a new Harvard University study, but the performance differences have narrowed over time and in firms that employ more than a single female venture partner .

Quietly, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say, ‘I do’

(Reuters) - Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Hollywood’s first couple, married in France over the weekend following a two-year engagement, ending nearly a decade of fevered tabloid speculation over whether “Brangelina” would ever tie the knot .

Jamaica agri minister dies

(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica— Minister of Agriculture Roger Clarke died yesterday .

U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by militants, 81 trapped

UNITED NATIONS, (Reuters) - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U .

CGX says injunction against Kanuku farm-out upheld

Oil explorer CGX today said that its injunction against Repsol Exploracion, S .



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