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T&T PM troubled by allegations against AG

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(Trinidad Express)  Very serious and troubling .

Mines body lending $3b to housing authority

-observers say agreement would transgress law

The Guyana Geology and Mines Com-mission (GGMC) has signed a loan agreement for $3B with the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) which observers say transgresses the GGMC Act and would also violate the constitution .

Guard shoots fisherman dead at wharf

Guard shoots fisherman dead at wharf

By Rae Wiltshire A father of seven was shot dead yesterday by a security guard at the Pritipaul Singh wharf at Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara .

Miner shot dead at  north west camp

Miner shot dead at north west camp

A 37-year-old miner was shot dead at a camp at Five Star, North West District on Wednesday and a team of police ranks are hunting for a former employer who allegedly committed the offence .

Berbice Bridge Co. unable to pay dividends to NIS

The Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) has written to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) – the holder of $950m in preferred shares and other stakeholding, saying that it was unable to pay dividends for 2014 as it did not make a profit .

Alleged Sophia arsonist on murder charge

Gavin Graham, the suspect in the arson of a Sophia home that claimed two lives, was charged with murder yesterday .

Granger holds talks with Solomon  to heal PNCR division in Region 10

Granger holds talks with Solomon to heal PNCR division in Region 10

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) leader David Granger has had “long and detailed talks” with Region 10 Chairman Sharma Solomon to address the growing disenfranchisement among supporters in the region .

Rape accused Colin Mack tells  trial sex was consensual

Rape accused Colin Mack tells trial sex was consensual

-says woman’s mother attempted to extort him

Rape accused Colin Mack yesterday led his defence, telling jurors that he and his accuser engaged in consensual sex and afterward the woman’s mother attempted to extort $1 million from him .

Canada grills Guyana on broadcast licences in Geneva

-Parliament suspension also comes up

Canada on Wednesday questioned what Guyana is doing to address the intimidation of members of the press as well as the lack of impartial distribution of broadcast licenses .

Teleperformance to create over 1,500  jobs at new city call centre

Teleperformance to create over 1,500 jobs at new city call centre

Teleperformance, which occupies the six-storey structure at the junction of Camp and Robb streets, has announced that the opening of a new customer care facility is slated for later this year .

Kara Kara murder accused freed

Kara Kara murder accused freed

-after judge upholds no-case submission

Justin Felix was yesterday freed of the 2008 murder of Paul Austin, after Justice Franklyn Holder upheld a no-case submission .

Miner charged  with trafficking  girl, 16, for sex

Miner charged with trafficking girl, 16, for sex

A miner was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with recruiting a 16-year-old girl for sexual exploitation in the interior .

Clement Rohee

Jagan and Rodney were anti-violence despite constant pressure – Rohee

-recalls state surveillance, terrorism 4 hours ago

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee yesterday testified that Dr Cheddi Jagan and Dr Walter Rodney shared a “healthy relationship” and, although constantly under pressure by the state, neither believed in the use of violence to retaliate .

CANU seizes cocaine in Sheriff St operation

Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) ranks during an operation in the Sheriff Street area on Wednesday seized over ten kilogrammes of cocaine according to its head James Singh who stated that four persons who were arrested will be appearing in court today .

Trickster attempted to impersonate Minister

A trickster was yesterday again arrested by the police after he pretended to be Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali .

Several soldiers hurt in East Bank accident

Several soldiers sustained injuries yesterday morning after the bus they were travelling in collided with a truck on the Public Road at Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara .

Harding’s contribution to Guyana beyond question

–Trotman

The late Dr Faith Harding was a hard worker and insightful thinker, whose contribution to Guyana’s development is beyond question, according to Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman .

Man caused girlfriend to lose eye -court hears

A city magistrate yesterday refused bail to a labourer, who is being accused of harming his girlfriend, causing her to lose an eye .

U.S. lawmakers seek to end restrictions on travel to Cuba

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - Eight Republican and Democratic U .

No bail for men accused in  plot to rob Indian national

No bail for men accused in plot to rob Indian national

Two men were remanded to prison yesterday on a charge of planning to commit a robbery on an Indian national .

Man charged with stealing over $6M  in Survival Supermarket burglary

Man charged with stealing over $6M in Survival Supermarket burglary

-accomplices identified, court hears

Milton Eastman, who was arrested after he and two others broke into a Survival Supermarket outlet, is now a remanded prisoner after being arraigned on a charge of stealing over $6 million .

Obama budget to include $1 billion for Central America

  WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget on Monday will include $1 billion in new aid for Central America as part of a broad effort to address the unaccompanied child migration crisis, the White House said yesterday .

Sophia guard fined for stealing Hydromet’s security camera

Sophia guard fined for stealing Hydromet’s security camera

A security guard has been fined $35,000 for stealing a surveillance camera from the Guyana Hydrometeoro-logical Service .

‘I have an unblemished record’ -Gopaul

Months after the Ombudsman ruled that there had been no basis to charge employees from the New Building Society (NBS) following a 2007 scam, former NBS Director Nanda Gopaul maintained that his integrity is still intact .

U.S. sets Feb. 18 for children of undocumented immigrants to seek status

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - The United States will begin accepting applications on Feb .

BlueCaps welcomes elections date announcement

Civic group BlueCaps has welcomed President Donald Ramotar’s announcement of a date for the General and Regional Elections and urges all parties to avoid indulging in adverse tactics while campaigning .

Women among 93 fire service graduates

Women among 93 fire service graduates

The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) has announced that 93 ranks including three women graduated on Monday after having successfully completed three months of intense training at its newly built training complex at Leonora, West Coast Demerara .

Sri Lanka’s new government plans fresh war crimes probe

COLOMBO, (Reuters) - Sri Lanka is planning an investigation into accusations of human rights abuses in the final stages of a 26-year civil war amid international frustration at the failure to look into numerous civilian deaths, a government spokesman said late on Wednesday .

Bank of Guyana celebrates 50 years of service

Bank of Guyana celebrates 50 years of service

Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh and Governor of the Bank of Guyana Dr Gobind Ganga on Wednesday unveiled a plaque emblazoned on the façade of the bank in honour of its 50th anniversary celebration .

Surinamese psychologist holds suicide prevention workshop

Surinamese psychologist holds suicide prevention workshop

Suriname-based psychologist/psychoanalyst Professor Tobi Graafsma on Monday held a mental health workshop on suicide prevention for ministry officials and other stakeholders aimed at helping them to better identify and address risk factors .

Indian PM fires top diplomat, tightens grip over policy

Indian PM fires top diplomat, tightens grip over policy

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fired the country’s highest ranking diplomat and replaced her with India’s ambassador to the United States, a day after a successful visit by U .

Alleged name calling lands man in court

Alleged name calling lands man in court

A man who allegedly used insulting language at a woman found himself before a city court facing a charge .

Islamic State’s Egypt wing claims deadliest attacks in months -official Twitter

Islamic State’s Egypt wing claims deadliest attacks in months -official Twitter

ISMAILIA, Egypt, (Reuters) - Islamic State’s Egypt wing claimed a series of attacks that killed at least 27 security personnel yesterday in some of the worst anti-government violence in months, after commemorations around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising turned deadly in the past week .

Weekly Ebola cases below 100, WHO says endgame begins

GENEVA, (Reuters) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to Jan .

Chutney rehearsal

Chutney rehearsal

[caption id="attachment_321088" align="alignleft" width="383"] Bibi Halima Khan rehearsing her song ‘Dulaha Dulahin’ on Wednesday (GINA photo)[/caption]Preparations are underway for the chutney singing competition which is slated for tomorrow at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground .

U.S., Colombia arrest 17 accused of shipping cocaine from Venezuela

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, (Reuters) - Officials in Puerto Rico and Colombia arrested 17 members of an alleged drug ring yesterday accused of money laundering and smuggling cocaine from Venezuela to the United States .

T&T AG being probed for attempting  to pervert  course of justice

T&T AG being probed for attempting to pervert course of justice

(Trinidad Express) Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams yesterday issued a statement confirming that a report has been made by the Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West against Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan, in which West made an allegation of “an attempt to pervert the course of justice .



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