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Miner shot in Thomas St robbery

At about 2200h .

Vendor shot during robbery at KN outlet

A newspaper vendor was shot early this morning following a robbery at the Kaieteur News outlet located on the corner of Robb and King streets .

Roger Hinds is chutney king

Roger Hinds is chutney king

Roger Hinds also called Young Bill Rogers has been crowned 2015 Chutney King, winning the competition from among 17 other contestants last evening at the Anna Regina Community Centre ground, GINA said .

Gov’t not doing enough to fight corruption -outgoing UK envoy

‘… The best way to attract UK and other developed world investment is to have the best possible business environment and the least possible corrupt environment’The government here is not doing enough to fight corruption and faces a stark threat from organized crime which needs a far greater allocation of resources, outgoing British High Commissioner to Guyana, Andrew Ayre has said .

Annandale

Annandale

‘Bush cook’ and a game of cricket on the seashore were the order of the day for young boys living in Annandale in the 1980s .

Online shopping growing

Online shopping spiked in the run up to the Christmas holidays, but the lack of telecommunication re-forms still has the Private Sector Commission (PSC) concerned .

Miner ‘played dead’ after shot  and robbed by bandits

Miner ‘played dead’ after shot and robbed by bandits

A miner who was shot three times about his body and then robbed on Friday night at McDoom by four gunmen, pretended to be dead, which may have saved his life .

GGMC seeks to link $3B housing loan to agency’s functions

Under fire over its $3 billion loan to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) yesterday argued that the disbursement is permissible under the law, while pointing out that it has provided billions in financial assistance in various areas in recent years .

Gov’t attacks on foreign diplomats not good for Guyana

-Ayre

The attacks by government officials on foreign diplomats do not reflect favourably on Guyana and do not promote Guyana’s interests, outgoing British High Commissioner to Guyana Andrew Ayre has said .

Sabanto captain fired, helmsman  suspended over Wakenaam incident

Sabanto captain fired, helmsman suspended over Wakenaam incident

The captain of the MV Sabanto, which ran aground in November last year, has been fired and his helmsman was suspended from duty for a month, according to the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) .

Family has numerous questions over Ryan Couchman shooting

Family has numerous questions over Ryan Couchman shooting

- wants answers from police

The relatives of Ryan Couchman say that there are more questions than answers surrounding the circumstances under which he was shot dead by an off duty policeman several weeks ago and more so that eyewitness accounts rubbish the story presented by the police .

How the murder of a Hague hairdresser went unpunished

- case with abundant evidence fell apart in stages

The trial into the brutal slaying of Hague hairdresser Bibi Saymar ended without a conviction, leaving behind lingering questions over just how glaring pieces of evidence could have been ignored or possibly forgotten .

Family of slain shopkeeper plans to use elections to  push for inquiry into cops

Family of slain shopkeeper plans to use elections to push for inquiry into cops

Saying the police failed to act on important leads to bring the suspected killers of shopkeeper Bibi Sheniza Khan-Bhola to justice, the woman’s family is now planning to use the upcoming elections campaign period to demand an inquiry into the handling of the investigation .

Relatives launch foundation in honour of Chris Jacob

Relatives launch foundation in honour of Chris Jacob

– renew calls for justice

Relatives of airport employee Chris Andrew Jacob whose body was found in the Cheddi Jagan International Airport’s water reservoir two months ago, yesterday launched a charity foundation in his name as they renewed calls for justice .

UG unions seek explanation on  resumption of wage negotiations

UG unions seek explanation on resumption of wage negotiations

The unions representing University of Guyana (UG) workers, who began a sit-in last week, are awaiting clarification from the University Council on the resumption of negotiations .

15-year-old mother of one determined  to become independent, care for son

15-year-old mother of one determined to become independent, care for son

– had been battered by partner, shunned by parents

 She would not say why and preferred to bend her head shyly when pressed, but at the tender age of 14, for some reason, Jane (not her real name), decided to leave her parents’ home and start a common-law relationship with a man .

Loan was investment opportunity – GGMC

Under fire over a speedy $3b loan this month to the Central Housing and Planning Authority, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) today said that it saw the lending as an investment decision .

Miner shot and robbed at McDoom

At about 1930h yesterday, police say that miner Gladston George, 30 years, of Agricola was on the roadway at Middle Street, McDoom, when he was attacked by four men .

Guyana defers action on death penalty, torture, LGBTI rights

Human rights review…

Guyana has put off pronouncing on a slew of recommendations, including calls to abolish the death penalty and accede to international instruments against torture as well as to repeal laws that discriminate against persons on the basis of their sexual orientation .

Walkie-talkie, not explosives was being collected on fateful night

Walkie-talkie, not explosives was being collected on fateful night

-Donald Rodney tells inquiry

More than 34 years after the death of historian Dr Walter Rodney, his brother, Donald, the only living witness to his demise, yesterday testified before a Commission of Inquiry that on the fateful night they were uplifting a walkie-talkie from alleged assassin Gregory Smith and not explosives .

Four on trafficking charges after Sheriff St cocaine bust

Four men were yesterday remanded to prison on charges of having cocaine for trafficking after being arrested by anti-narcotic agents during a drop in the city .

Man injured in bauxite mine explosion

An electrician was seriously injured yesterday in an explosion at the Rusal-owned Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI) mining site in Kwakwani .

‘Larger than life’Faith Harding laid to rest

‘Larger than life’Faith Harding laid to rest

Dr Faith Harding was yesterday eulogised as larger than life and someone who walked the talk during a funeral service at the Christ Church in Waterloo Street, before she was laid to rest .

Guyana urged to do more to protect rights of women, children

-at UN human rights review

A number of states on Wednesday urged Guyana to do more to protect the rights of women and children as the country’s human rights record was reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva .

Disappointed Ms Guyana says  politics, budget cuts marred Ms Universe experience

Disappointed Ms Guyana says politics, budget cuts marred Ms Universe experience

The political climate of the recently-concluded Miss Universe Pageant might be the reason she did not make it to the top 15, Miss Guyana Universe Nikita Barker says .

Granger promises action over  unlawful $3B GGMC housing loan

Granger promises action over unlawful $3B GGMC housing loan

Opposition leader David Granger has called the recent $3 billion loan to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) unlawful and said the coalition would seek to take action against those responsible .

Montrose fisherman  missing at sea

Montrose fisherman missing at sea

A fisherman has gone missing, and is feared drowned, after falling off a boat while at sea .

Fisherman’s killer had been extorting  money from him – family alleges

Fisherman’s killer had been extorting money from him – family alleges

Fisherman Envil Pollard, who was shot dead by a security guard at Pritipaul Singh Investments (PSI) wharf at Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara on Thursday had been paying the guard to allow him to fish under the wharf because the owner never allowed it, Pollard’s wife Ashmoon Khan said yesterday .

Verdict looms in Colin Mack rape trial

Verdict looms in Colin Mack rape trial

Almost six years after he was charged with raping a 19-year-old woman, entertainment promoter Colin Mack will have his fate decided soon, following closing statements at his trial yesterday .

Man accused of impersonating minister claims mistaken identity

Man accused of impersonating minister claims mistaken identity

Damion Bailey, accused of trying to uplift a smartphone at a city store by pretending he was sent by Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Ali, yesterday claimed he was mistakenly identified by store workers .

Elderly man charged with sexual  abuse of nine-year-old girl

Elderly man charged with sexual abuse of nine-year-old girl

A 72-year-old man was yesterday charged with sexually penetrating a nine-year-old girl .

Green blames Sooba, Whittaker for garbage collector’s threat to withhold service

With Puran Brothers Inc signalling its intention to discontinue the collection of garbage in some sections of the city because of outstanding payments, the mayor is laying the blame at the feet of the Minister of Local Government and the acting Town Clerk .

Child rights commission calls for withdrawal of torture cops’ promotions

The Rights of the Child Commission (RCC) has called for the immediate rescinding of the promotions of Narine Lall and Mohanram Dolai, the policemen who tortured a teen boy at the Leonora Police Station, while saying their elevation is not in the interest of the police force or law and order .

$35M regional tax office reopened in Linden

$35M regional tax office reopened in Linden

A delegation from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) headquarters in Georgetown visited Linden on Wednesday for a tour of the newly renovated $35M Integrated Regional Tax Office (IRTO), which resumed its duties late last year .

Dwayne Bravo quits Tests after four years in wilderness

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from Test cricket, after four years in the wilderness and just weeks after being sacked from the one-day squad .

Rights of Child Commission alarmed at promotion of torture cops

The Rights of the Child Commission today expressed its alarm at the promotion this year of two policemen found culpable of the torture of a child in 2009 at the Leonora Police Station and called for the rescinding of the preferments .



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