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Joint opposition calls for early resumption of Parliament sittings

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A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) met on the 22nd October, at the Office of the Opposition Leader, Hadfield Street Georgetown and agreed that there should be an early resumption of Parliament sittings .

Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea

Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea

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NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City today after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city .

Nurse dies after stabbed in neck at Kitty seawall

Nurse dies after stabbed in neck at Kitty seawall

An Indian national who was employed as a nurse with the Balwant Singh Hospital here was fatally stabbed to his neck on Wednesday night as he and his friends were watching the Diwali Motorcade .

Guyana averts blacklisting over anti-money laundering bill

From all indications, Guyana, once again, has been able to avert being placed on a blacklist by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported yesterday .

Lusignan father of 3 struck down and killed

Lusignan father of 3 struck down and killed

- in apparent illegal road race

A Lusignan father of three is dead after he became the victim of an illegal road race in front of his home on Wednesday night .

Destruction of mangroves at Peter’s Hall under probe

Destruction of mangroves at Peter’s Hall under probe

[caption id="attachment_309185" align="alignleft" width="385"] A section of the land where the mangroves were cut .

Two more suicides in two days

– as PAHO points to dismal figures in the Americas

A taxi driver died last night after having ingested a bottle of weedicide in his car, which was parked two corners away from his home in Better Hope, East Coast Demerara .

Cable thefts result in telephone landline disruptions

Landline customers suffered disruption of voice and data service due to more than 22 acts of vandalism and theft over the past three months .

Covent Garden man killed in  East Bank accident

Covent Garden man killed in East Bank accident

A Covent Garden man was killed early yesterday morning after a Green Ice taxi slammed into him along the East Bank Demerara public road while he was crossing to catch a bus .

Doctors from US due for outreach

Doctors from US due for outreach

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced the imminent arrival of the Caribbean Medical Mission Medical Team from USA .

Four held in connection with Delhi St murder

Police have arrested four suspects in connection with the Delhi Street shooting, which led to the killing of Electrical Engineer Abdool Saleem in front of his home .

Linden man shot, injured in traffic light robbery

A Linden man is now a patient of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) after escaping with his life during a traffic-light robbery at Eccles Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) .

Rotary Demerara raising funds to eradicate polio

The Rotary Club of Demerara is inviting the public to “fund the fight” against polio and to join its 27 years-long mission to eradicate the disease .

Cops still checking camera footage in electrician murder

Cops still checking camera footage in electrician murder

[caption id="attachment_309149" align="alignleft" width="216"] Saleem Azeez Abdool in happier times .

Man charged with murdering fisherman

Man charged with murdering fisherman

A man appeared in court on Tuesday charged with the murder of a fisherman .

Moleson Creek Bridge completed

Moleson Creek Bridge completed

The 10-month project to reconstruct the Moleson Creek Bridge is completed, the Ministry of Public Works revealed yesterday .

COHSOD backs initiative to transform Caribbean laboratories

– key to public health development

The 19th Special Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) has endorsed an initiative aimed at transforming the health laboratory environment, which is being facilitated by the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation (CMLF) under its Caricom-Pancap Global fund Programme .

Man on $50,000 bail after denying stealing vendor’s cellphone

After denying that he snatched a Samsung Galaxy cellphone from a Stabroek Market vendor, a man was on Wednesday placed on $50,000 bail .

Two houses destroyed by fire at Lusignan

Two houses destroyed by fire at Lusignan

[caption id="attachment_309215" align="alignleft" width="375"] The remains of the fire after it ripped through two houses on Diwali night .

Funeral homes form national association

Funeral homes form national association

[caption id="attachment_309222" align="alignleft" width="385"] Gordon Lyken owner and Funeral Director of Lyken’s Funeral Home (left) signing the code of ethics of the National Funeral Directors Association of Guyana, while other members of the new body sit around the table at the Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s Boardroom[/caption]The National Funeral Directors Association was launched at the Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s boardroom during a simple meeting in the presence of representatives of funeral homes across the country .

Four men held over shooting to death of electrician

During investigations into the murder of electrician Abdool Saleem that occurred on October 19, 2014, at Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar, the police arrested a suspect in Sophia yesterday, police said this evening .

Pedestrian dies in accident at Lusignan

The police say that investigations are being conducted into a fatal accident that occurred at about 1930h last night on the Lusignan Public Road, ECD, and which resulted in the death of pedestrian Deonarine Singh, 48 years, of Lusignan .

Man shot at Eccles during traffic lights robbery

The police say they are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at about 1830h .

Nurse dies after seawall stabbing

The police say they are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of male nurse James Peter, 31 years, of Camp Street, Georgetown, who succumbed while receiving medical treatment at a private hospital during the early hours of today .

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

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 .



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