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Human rights body urges professional response to sex assault allegations in hinterland

24 mins ago

The GHRA is calling for concerted and urgent action from the Ministry of Health and the Guyana Police Force for a more professional and realistic response to allegations of sexual assault in hinterland areas .

No unlawful disclosure of customers’ communications – GT&T

58 mins ago

GT&T yesterday said it wanted to clear the air on any perception that the company may somehow be involved in the unlawful disclosure of customers’ voice conversations, short messages(SMS) and/or electronic mails to law enforcement authorities or other third parties .

Turkey will fight Islamic State, wants Assad gone – President Erdogan

2 hours ago

Ankara,(Reuters) - Turkey will fight against Islamic State and other "terrorist" groups in the region but will stick to its aim of seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad removed from power, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday .

T&T police force still against tattoos

4 hours ago

(Trinidad Express) IF you have a noticeable tattoo and you are thinking of joining the Police Service, forget about it .

Dana Seetahal’s estate valued at TT$18.4M

4 hours ago

The estate of murdered State prosecutor Dana Saroop Seetahal is valued at TT$18,411,682 .

Attorney asks court to  order local gov’t polls

Attorney asks court to order local gov’t polls

Attorney Saphier Husain Subedar has approached the High Court of Guyana to compel the holding of local government elections, while arguing that annual amendments to the law in order to delay the polls are unconstitutional .

Miller alleges corruption in selecting suppliers for Venezuela rice exports

Chief Executive Officer of the Alesie Group of Companies Dr Turhane Doerga has voiced concerns over corruption in the award of contracts for the supply of paddy and white rice for the Venezuelan market .

Students protest city ‘medical school’ over fraud concerns

Students protest city ‘medical school’ over fraud concerns

- demand refunds

Students of one of the branches of the American Health Care Institute yesterday protested over concerns that they are being scammed by the school while demanding refunds .

Handyman caught on camera stealing from boss’s bag

Handyman caught on camera stealing from boss’s bag

A Regent Street store employee is now on the run after he stole over $100,000 from the handbag of his boss yesterday morning .

Knife-point robbery suspect  nabbed with piece of stolen chain

Knife-point robbery suspect nabbed with piece of stolen chain

– court hears

A man was yesterday refused bail on an armed robbery charge after a court heard that he was found with a part of a stolen gold chain .

Accused in gay slur murder  for High Court trial

Accused in gay slur murder for High Court trial

Kurt Clarke, who is accused of fatally stabbing another man outside the Baroombar Club after being addressed by a gay slur, will stand trial for murder in the High Court .

$88M bid submitted for West Dem road PR contract

$88M bid submitted for West Dem road PR contract

A lone bid pegged at US$420,935 ($88 .

Ministry moves to boost TVET in secondary schools

Professionals in the educational system, workers and employers were made aware of the importance of TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) in secondary schools as the Ministry of Education held a symposium at the Millennium Manor Hotel on Hadfield Street yesterday .

Speaker receives Auditor General’s report

Auditor General Deodat Sharma yesterday submitted a report to the National Assembly where it will remain under ‘lock and key’ until it is laid in the House .

Third phase of Protected Areas System set to start

Third phase of Protected Areas System set to start

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment has announced that it has recently concluded discussions with the German Development Bank (KfW) that will pave the way for the launching of the €4 .

Upholsterer charged with harming wife

An upholsterer, accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on his wife, was on Monday admitted to $50,000 bail .

Trial of cops in Colwyn Harding  assault case to start November 12

Trial of cops in Colwyn Harding assault case to start November 12

The trial of Devin Singh and Rosel Tilbury-Douglas, the police ranks accused of assaulting Colwyn Harding while he was in police custody last year, will commence on November 12 .

Attendant remanded over illegal gun, ammo

An attendant was on Monday refused bail after being charged with having an illegal gun and ammunition in an interior camp .

Driver held after hitting down student on East Coast

A driver is in police custody after he stuck down a Hinterland Scholarship student as she attempted to cross the Rupert Craig Highway yesterday afternoon, in the vicinity of the Ocean View Hotel .

GRA offering tax status updates at GuyExpo

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) will be offering taxpayers the opportunity to get real-time updates on their tax status when they visit its booth during GuyExpo, which starts tomorrow at the Sophia Exhibition Site .

Trotman says abuse allegations won’t affect speakership

Speaker Raphael Trotman yesterday dismissed suggestions that recent sexual abuse allegations made against him will negatively impact his work in the National Assembly when it reconvenes later this month .

Traveller from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in US

(Reuters) - A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said yesterday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally .

Charity vendor jailed on drug trafficking, wounding charges

A Charity Essequibo Coast vendor was on Monday sentenced to prison in absentia when charges of drug trafficking and wounding against him concluded before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Charity Magistrate’s Court .

Hackney Canal man draws 9-month prison term over wounding

A Hackney Canal, Lower Pomeroon River man was on Monday found guilty of unlawfully wounding another man and sentenced to 9 months in prison in absentia .

US lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the US Secret Service faced scathing criticism yesterday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama .

Construction worker charged in phone theft

A construction worker was on Monday released on bail after he denied stealing a woman’s mobile phone .

Hong Kong protests approach potential National Day flashpoint

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong early today, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal, with both sides marking uneasy National Day celebrations .

MPs to skip Commonwealth meeting over Ebola fears

Guyana has opted not to send a delegation to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference in Cameroon given the existing fears of the deadly Ebola virus which has hit parts of West Africa, Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman said yesterday .

Eve Ensler entertains, gets anti-violence message out

Eve Ensler entertains, gets anti-violence message out

– despite blackout

Technical difficulties, including a blackout, couldn’t stop creator of The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler from eliciting roars of laughter from audience members during her presentation at the Theatre Guild on Monday night .

Cancer Awareness Walk set for October 5

The Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Guyana Seventh Day Adventist Church will host a walk on Sunday beginning at 8 am, to raise cancer awareness .

Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

ARBIL, Iraq/MURSITPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria yesterday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since US forces began bombing the Islamists .

Recession looms over Venezuela, official data under wraps

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has kept its economic growth figures under wraps this year but empty store shelves, closed factory gates and idled construction projects tell their own story - the economy is contracting and some sectors are in deep trouble .

Linden Hospital Complex laparoscopic centre  commissioned

Linden Hospital Complex laparoscopic centre commissioned

By Jeff TrotmanChairman of the Board of the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) Mortimer Mingo and Minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the Peoples Republic of China Li Bin, unveiled a plaque on Sunday to symbolically mark the opening of a Laparoscopic Surgery Centre at the LHC .

US to pay $300M to end Brazil cotton trade dispute – officials

BRASILIA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will pay Brazilian cotton producers $300 million to settle a decade-old dispute over cotton subsidies, two officials familiar with the settlement said yesterday, the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal .

White House moves to deal with child migrant issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House announced its intention yesterday to establish refugee processing in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to try to deter unaccompanied children from resorting to crossing the US-Mexico border on their own .

Two saved from drowning at St Cuthbert’s ‘wash down’ celebrations

Two saved from drowning at St Cuthbert’s ‘wash down’ celebrations

By Jairo Rodriguesin St Cuthbert’s MissionTragedy was averted on Sunday when two persons were pulled out of the Mahaica River at St Cuthbert’s Mission during the ‘Wash Down’ celebration of the Heritage Festival, one of them in an unconscious state .

Venezuela-Exxon arbitration ruling due this week – sources

(Reuters) - The World Bank arbitration tribunal will give its final award ruling this week on a multibillion- dollar claim by Exxon Mobil Corp against Venezuela over the 2007 nationalization of two oil projects, legal sources said yesterday .



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