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Jack Warner arrested, placed on bail

-after US extradition request

Garvin Nicholas

(Trinidad Express) Jack Warner was this afternoon granted TT$2.5 million bail but has failed to secure his release. In addition, his attorney were unable to secure an emergency sitting of a judge in the High Court, to consider his bail application. 0

Webb, Warner among nine FIFA officials indicted

Jack Warner

(US Department of Justice) WASHINGTON – A 47-count indictment was unsealed early this morning in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, among other offenses, in connection with the defendants’ participation in a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer. 0

Swiss arrest top global soccer officials in U.S., Swiss corruption cases

-U.S. Justice Department alleges former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner solicited US$10 million in bribes from South African government to host 2010 World Cup

Jeffrey Webb

ZURICH, (Reuters) – Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer today, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups and plunging the world’s most popular sport into turmoil. 0

Granger vows to reshape Guyana

Indigenous dancers symbolically blessed President David Granger at yesterday’s inauguration at the Guyana National Stadium.

Emphasizing what has become his mantra of national unity, President David Granger vowed to transform Guyana for the better and pledged not to let the Guyanese people down as thousands braved rains to witness his formal inauguration ceremony at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence yesterday. 0

Hundreds brave rain to attend flag-raising at Independence Arch

-Granger urges unity for greater prosperity, equality

The Golden Arrowhead being raised yesterday morning at Independence Arch, Brickdam in observance of Guyana’s 49th anniversary of independence. (Arian Browne photo)

Hundreds yesterday morning braved rain at the newly spruced-up Indepen-dence Arch on Brickdam for the flag-raising ceremony marking Guyana’s 49th anniversary of independence during which APNU+AFC President, David Granger called for all to unite to make Guyana a nation of greater prosperity and equality. 0

Two Guyanese held in Barbados over drugs

(Barbados Nation) Two Guyanese nationals were scheduled to appear in court yesterday in Barbados to face separate drug charges. Ronda Williams, 27, has been charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of 1.7 kilos of cocaine after being arrested at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Monday. 0


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