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Wife’s dress: T&T President threatens to sue radio talk-show host for defamation

Wife’s dress: T&T President threatens to sue radio talk-show host for defamation

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(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 .

Why no date set for Parliament?

Why no date set for Parliament?

-Ally says fed up with Teixeira’s dilly-dallying

Opposition Chief Whip, Amna Ally yesterday said she has been unable to ascertain why government Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira is not committing to a sitting of the National Assembly even though dates into the beginning of November have been suggested .

Teen miner beaten to death, four held

Teen miner beaten to death, four held

-was accused of stealing from camp

Four men are now in police custody in connection with the murder of a teenaged gold miner they had beaten after accusing him of stealing on Tuesday at their Konawaruk backdam, Potaro mining camp .

Police’s failure to arrest Gregory Smith  was improper, says Crime Chief

Police’s failure to arrest Gregory Smith was improper, says Crime Chief

-Williams accuses CoI of partiality, walks out 2 hours ago

Crime Chief Leslie James yesterday said that the failure by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to make an effort to arrest Gregory Smith, the man fingered in the 1980 bomb blast death of Dr .

MFK’s family to pursue private DNA testing on body

MFK’s family to pursue private DNA testing on body

The brother of former MFK Trading owner, Mohamed Khan said that relatives have decided that private DNA testing will be done on the decapitated corpse found in September to determine if it is indeed him .

File on Sattaur complaint against Lall back with DPP -police

File on Sattaur complaint against Lall back with DPP -police

The police file on investigations into threats allegedly made by Kaieteur News publisher Glenn Lall to Guyana Revenue Authority head Khurshid Sattaur has been returned to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), the Guyana Police Force said yesterday .

Woman shot after withdrawing $$ from ATM

A woman was yesterday shot and wounded a short while after she withdrew a small sum of cash from an ATM machine on Water Street .

Boat crew escapes death in Atlantic collision

The four-member crew of a fishing boat that was anchored off the Pomeroon River on Saturday narrowly escaped death when an unidentified vessel collided with it, sinking it .

UN honours local groups as MDG champions

A number of organisations were honoured by the United Nations (UN) for their service towards humanity on Tuesday .

‘Doctor’ stole girlfriend’s jewellery, phone during tryst – court hears

A Reliance, Essequibo Coast man, who allegedly took his girlfriend’s jewellery, cash and cellular phone and escaped after a tryst was yesterday placed on $100,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court .

Tiger Bay residents face eviction by businessman

Tiger Bay residents face eviction by businessman

A resident of Tiger Bay is now homeless and others are facing eviction after businessman Paul James moved to claim a plot of land in the area .

Final year economics majors win UG Hindu Society Rangoli contest

Final year economics majors win UG Hindu Society Rangoli contest

Final year Economics majors came out on top when the University of Guyana Hindu Society (UGHS) held its annual Diwali Rangoli Competition on Tuesday evening at the Turkeyen Campus’ Education Lecture Theatre .

Clerk charged with embezzling liquor, juices from employer

A 24-year-old clerk was yesterday charged with embezzling cases of beers, Guinness, juices and liquor when she appeared at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court .

Accused robber denies using gun to rob woman

-says stolen tablet was returned

Kareem Lovell, accused of robbing a fellow minibus passenger of her tablet after reaching his stop, was yesterday remanded to prison after telling a court that he did not use a gun during the attack .

Food for the Poor hosts clinic for elderly

Food for the Poor (Guyana) (FFTP) provided medical services free of charge to persons over 60 years at a clinic held on its tarmac in Festival City, North Ruimveldt on Saturday .

D&I worker charged over chain snatching

Kenrick Stanwell, a Drainage and Irrigation worker, was yesterday granted bail when he appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce charged with larceny from a person .

Vagrant remanded on robbery charge

An altercation between two vagrants ended up in court on Tuesday where one of them was charged with robbery-with-violence .

Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada’s capital

OTTAWA, (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada’s parliament yesterday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital .

In T&T: 22,085 living with HIV

(Trinidad Express) An estimated 22,085 people in Trinidad and Tobago are living with HIV, according to UNAIDS Strategic Intervention Adviser Dr Miriam Chipimo .

Venezuela says to avoid costly foreign borrowing

CARACAS, (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro said yesterday that the South American OPEC member would avoid more borrowing on international markets because of rising costs as a result of worsening credit risk perceptions .

Scion of Pakistan’s Bhutto dynasty throws down gauntlet to PM

NAUDERO, Pakistan, (Reuters) - The scion of Pakistan’s leading political dynasty, emerging from the shadow of his mother and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto seven years after she was assassinated, has vowed to resurrect her party’s flagging fortunes .

Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) - A Mexican mayor and his wife were “probable masterminds” behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country’s attorney general said yesterday .

Drought threatens more than 500,000 in Honduras -Red Cross

TEGUCIGALPA, (Reuters) - A severe drought is endangering more than half a million people in Honduras, ramping up pressure on them to migrate, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said yesterday .

Canada's parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

Canada’s parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby

OTTAWA, (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament today, with gunfire erupting near a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, jolting the Canadian capital .

Four rescued from fishing boat that sank after collision

It has been reported to the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) that on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at approximately 02:30 hours, an unidentified vessel heading in the general direction of Georgetown collided with the fishing vessel "Lady Pinky" off the coast of Guyana in the Pomeroon area .

Cops probing murder of teen miner

The police say they are investigating the murder of miner Azad Potter, 17 years, of Garden of Eden, EBD, which occurred yesterday at Konawaruk Backdam, Potaro .

Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine doses

LONDON, (Reuters) - Leading drugmakers plan to work together to accelerate development of an Ebola vaccine and produce millions of doses of the most effective experimental product for use next year .

APNU meets President on governance

…still backing no-confidence vote

A delegation from opposition coalition APNU on Monday met with President Donald Ramotar and his team on “advancing the national governance agenda” but there was no apparent breakthrough on thorny laws or local government polls neither was a date agreed for Parliament to reconvene when the PPP/C administration will likely face the AFC’s motion of no-confidence .

West Coast duo charged with gang rape of Mahdia woman

Two men were on Monday each granted $100,000 bail after being charged at a city court with the rape of the young Amerindian woman, who said she had been drugged and attacked by more than one man at the hotel where she worked in Mahdia, Region Eight .

Gov’t sues Caricom General Insurance over performance bond, guarantee

The Government on October 15th sued Cari-com General Insurance Company for almost $15M in relation to a performance bond and an advance payment guarantee .

[Videos] Claims in Gregory Smith’s book intended  to assassinate Walter Rodney’s character

[Videos] Claims in Gregory Smith’s book intended to assassinate Walter Rodney’s character

– widow

The widow of historian Dr Walter Rodney believes that claims published in a book authored by Gregory Smith, the suspect in his murder, were made to tarnish her husband’s character and seemed to have come “from a poorly written spy novel .

Crime Chief says DNA testing  needed to ID headless corpse

Crime Chief says DNA testing needed to ID headless corpse

-says clues pointing to MFK not legally acceptable

Although items found on a decapitated corpse have convinced the family of former MFK Trading owner Mohamed Khan that it is him, Crime Chief Leslie James says that this is not “legally acceptable” and the police will have to move to DNA testing .

Pennsylvania cops hold symposium with local police force

Pennsylvania cops hold symposium with local police force

[caption id="attachment_308901" align="alignright" width="385"] This US Embassy photo shows the participants with trainer Patrick Zirpoli (sitting at right) and US Charge d’Affaires Bryan Hunt (sitting at centre) .

Akeel named arbitrator in Skeldon worker dispute

Akeel named arbitrator in Skeldon worker dispute

The Guyana Sugar Corporation and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) will meet on Friday having decided on an arbitrator to review the case of a Skeldon estate employee who was sacked after an altercation with the manager .

Health Ministry still to notify bidders of prequalified supplier of drugs

While the National Pro-curement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) has sent official correspondence to the Ministry of Health notifying it of the selection of the New Guyana Pharmaceu-tical Corporation (New GPC) as the only supplier prequalified to supply drugs to the health sector, the ministry is yet to notify bidders .

Plaisance man denies impersonating prison officer

A Plaisance man was yesterday charged with impersonating a prison officer and illegally acquiring handcuffs .



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