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New passports to be issued

22 mins ago

The Ministry of Home Affairs today announced that a new passport with upgraded security features will be issued from Monday .

Schoolgirl on seawall died by drowning –post-mortem

-police cite suicide note 4 hours ago

A post mortem examination was today performed on the body of Alicia Ali, of Cummings Lodge, ECD, by Pathologist Dr .

Private sector urges President to ensure equitable access to broadcast media

5 hours ago

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has written to President Donald Ramotar asking him as Minister of Information to urgently address the question of equitable access to the broadcast media .

German pilot in Alps crash said to have suffered from depression, anxiety

German pilot in Alps crash said to have suffered from depression, anxiety

MONTABAUR, Germany, (Reuters) - The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps killing 150 people broke off his training six years ago due to depression and spent over a year in psychiatric treatment, a German newspaper reported today .

Ramotar promises investors  highly-educated work force

Ramotar promises investors highly-educated work force

-as Qualfon opens 6,000 jobs call centre

With Guyana recognised as a “real contender” in the region for the outsourcing industry, President Donald Ramotar yesterday said his administration is working on creating a highly-educated workforce that is second to none in order to assure investors that world class service is available for their companies .

Dismembered body of woman found at Annandale

The dismembered body of an unidentified woman was found at the Annandale foreshore yesterday morning .

Qualfon opens US$4M  Providence campus

Qualfon opens US$4M Providence campus

-11 years after initial bleak encounter

Eleven years ago, a young woman journeyed from Mexico to Guyana to determine the feasibility of opening an office for the business process outsourcing company with which she worked .

Cops seek clues in schoolgirl’s death

Cops seek clues in schoolgirl’s death

-question friend

Police yesterday continued to comb the area where the body of schoolgirl Alicia Alli, 15, was found in hopes of finding out more about her death, Crime Chief Leslie James said .

Giftland Mall for Independence Day opening

-company invests in US$4M plant for power

The new multi-million dollar Giftland Mall, which is nearing completion at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara, is set to be opened on Independence Day May 26, 2015 .

Father jailed 13 years for killing daughter

Father jailed 13 years for killing daughter

[caption id="attachment_161459" align="alignright" width="216"] Rawletta Greaves[/caption]Charles Albert, who killed his daughter in 2011 at Corriverton was sentenced to thirteen years imprisonment yesterday by Justice Brassington Reynolds .

Giftland to be exclusive Levi’s and Dockers retailer

-concept store for new mall

Giftland signed a deal yesterday to house their first “stand alone concept store” in the Caribbean for internationally-known brands Levi’s and Dockers .

‘Psycho’ gets 12 years for killing fellow inmate

‘Psycho’ gets 12 years for killing fellow inmate

After admitting to fatally bludgeoning a fellow inmate at the New Amsterdam Prison, Jason Orlando McKenzie, known as “Psycho,” was sentenced to 12 years in jail yesterday .

GPL misses some key targets

-PUC session hears

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) missed several key targets in 2014 including in relation to the number of blackouts and the utilities commission will be reviewing the company’s performance and deciding whether its explanations are acceptable .

Man gets 14 more years in jail  after admitting to killing ex

Man gets 14 more years in jail after admitting to killing ex

Rudolph London, 43, will be spending the next 14 years in jail for killing his former partner, Shaunell Warrick .

Woman on trafficking charge after  Ogle airport cocaine-in-flour bust

Woman on trafficking charge after Ogle airport cocaine-in-flour bust

Marsha Maria de Caires, accused of trying to smuggle cocaine onto a flight to Barbados, was yesterday remanded to prison after she appeared in court facing a charge of cocaine trafficking .

Vanessa Kissoon denies being arrested over disruption at meeting

APNU parliamentarian Vanessa Kissoon has denied being arrested for disrupting a PPP meeting and has called on Guyanese to denounce the intolerance of freedom of expression in Linden and Guyana even as the opposition alliance appears to have chastised her for her behaviour .

Gregory Smith was not agent for PNC gov’t or Burnham

-sister

Gregory Smith, the man long implicated in the murder of Dr Walter Rodney, was not an agent of the then PNC government or then Prime Minister Forbes Burnham, according to his sister, Anne Wagner .

Canal boy shot after accident ruckus

A 17-year-old boy of Canal No 2 Polder, West Bank Demerara sustained gunshot injuries to his foot while rendering assistance during an accident involving a truck and a car early yesterday morning in the area .

Crum-Ewing’s parents protest

Crum-Ewing’s parents protest

The parents of slain political activist, Courtney Crum- Ewing yesterday continued protests outside of the Attorney General’s Chambers on Carmichael Street .

Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud at Finance Ministry

BRASILIA, (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities yesterday said they uncovered a tax fraud scheme at the Finance Ministry’s tax appeals board that may have cost taxpayers up to 19 billion reais ($5 .

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen, (Reuters) - Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia yesterday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city .

Co-pilot suspected of deliberately   crashing Germanwings jet

Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing Germanwings jet

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES, (Reuters) - A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said yesterday .

T&T minister apologises over child-of-rape remark

T&T minister apologises over child-of-rape remark

(Trinidad Express) In response to widespread condemnation over her contribution in Parliament on Wednesday in which she decried Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley as a child of rape, Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development, Vernella Alleyne-Toppin yesterday issued a release in which she apologised for some of the things she said .

Costa Rica fires ambassador in Venezuela after vocal support of Maduro

SAN JOSE, (Reuters) - Costa Rica fired its ambassador in Venezuela after the diplomat gave an interview in which he defended the Venezuelan government, the Central American country said on Wednesday .

New York buildings collapse in possible gas blast, 19 hurt

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Four apartment buildings in New York’s East Village neighborhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion on Thursday and three collapsed, causing 19 injuries, authorities said .

Crum-Ewing murder undermines freedom,  democracy –bar, justice groups

Crum-Ewing murder undermines freedom, democracy –bar, justice groups

-Ramotar rapped over flag-draping comments

The murder of activist Courtney Crum-Ewing has undermined Guyana’s democracy contributing to a cycle of fear and President Donald Ramotar’s attempt to liken him to a criminal is ill-advised, the Guyana Bar Association and Justice Institute Guyana said today as they urged that the killers be brought to justice .

Body of woman found with head, limbs missing

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Co-pilot appears to have crashed Germanwings plane deliberately – French prosecutor

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES, (Reuters) - The co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard appears to have brought the A320 Airbus down deliberately, the Marseille prosecutor said today .

Smith shines as Australia down India to reach final

Smith shines as Australia down India to reach final

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Steve Smith's sublime century laid the groundwork and Australia's pace bowlers finished the job to send the co-hosts storming into a seventh World Cup final with a 95-run victory over champions India today .

Four on murder charges  over Canje ‘accident’

Four on murder charges over Canje ‘accident’

An East Canje, Berbice quartet was jointly charged with the 2014 murder of a 20-year-old man at the Reliance Magistrate’s Court yesterday and subsequently remanded to prison .

Nude body of schoolgirl  found at  Turkeyen  seawall

Nude body of schoolgirl found at Turkeyen seawall

The nude body of a female third form student of the Campbellville Secondary School was yesterday found at the seawall just off Turkeyen .

Mash day murder convicts jailed for 75 years each

Mash day murder convicts jailed for 75 years each

Devon Thomas, 22, and Randy Isaac, 19, were yesterday sentenced to 75 years each in jail, after being found guilty of murdering 25-year-old businessman Kumar Mohabir, on Mashramani Day, 2013 .

‘Hurt’ Ramotar plans complaint to Obama on Amaila project

President Donald Ramotar is hoping that a planned meeting between United States President Barack Obama and CARICOM leaders on April 9th in Jamaica would present the opportunity for him to express his government’s “hurt” at the stalled Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP) .

Commonwealth restates support for Guyana’s territorial integrity

-in wake of Venezuelan challenge

The Commonwealth Sec-retariat yesterday said that the Secretariat had received an update from Guyana on recent developments concerning the challenge to petroleum exploration by Venezuela within what Guyana maintains to be its exclusive economic zone .

ABC envoys updated on elections preparations

ABC envoys updated on elections preparations

Envoys of the United States, Britain and Canada were on Friday given a briefing by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on its preparations for the May 11 General and Regional elections .

Inmate chopped in Camp St jail with cutlass

An inmate of the Camp Street Prison was badly chopped yesterday morning with a cutlass by two other inmates and concerns are being raised again about how prisoners are gaining access to weapons .

Probe launched into death of baby following vaccination

– mom convinced nurse will be found liable

An investigation has been launched into the death of the baby boy who died one day after being vaccinated at the Plaisance Health Centre and his mother Suemede Eastman-Critchlow told Stabroek News yesterday that she wants justice for her son .



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