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Gafoor’s donating 2,000 chairs to UG

Hardware company Gafoor's is donating 2,000 chairs to the University of Guyana (UG) .

Jagdeo mistakenly listed as President on PPP list, Ramotar as politician

The list of candidates for the May 11 general elections published in the newspapers today has former President Bharrat Jagdeo's occupation as "President" while President Donald Ramotar's occupation has been listed as "politician" .

Corruption enough to make PPP/C  lose general elections – Ram

Corruption enough to make PPP/C lose general elections – Ram

-slams opposition for lacklustre performance

Its record of corruption should be enough to cost the ruling PPP/C the May 11th general elections but on the other hand APNU+AFC is yet to articulate solutions for problems facing the country, political analyst Christopher Ram says .

PPP/C, APNU+AFC trade  abuse accusations

PPP/C, APNU+AFC trade abuse accusations

The incumbent PPP/C and the main opposition coalition yesterday accused each other of intimidating and harassing supporters and activists of their campaigns .

Magistrate to seek High Court’s advice  on how to proceed in Samuel Hinds Jr case

Magistrate to seek High Court’s advice on how to proceed in Samuel Hinds Jr case

Magistrate Annette Singh has decided to seek the guidance of the High Court as to how to proceed in the matters against Samuel Hinds Jr, who was facing sentencing after being found guilty of beating his sister-in-law .

Two more charged over $42M Bourda heist

Two more charged over $42M Bourda heist

Two more persons were yesterday arraigned on armed robbery and abduction charges stemming from the attack in which $42M was stolen from the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) during a transfer to the Bourda Post Office .

Guyanese man gets 30 years for  fatal Toronto Mall shooting

Guyanese man gets 30 years for fatal Toronto Mall shooting

Almost four months after he was found guilty of murder and attempted murder, a Guyanese man was on Thursday sentenced to 30 years to life in prison by a Canadian court, the Toronto Star has reported .

Dataram was in wrong place  at wrong time – attorney

Dataram was in wrong place at wrong time – attorney

Attorney Glen Hanoman said yesterday that his clients, Barry Dataram and three others who were present in a house during a multi-million-dollar cocaine raid, were in the wrong place at the wrong time .

Despite strides, progress  for women uneven

Despite strides, progress for women uneven

Although Guyana’s women have made immense strides over the last four decades, the vast majority, and particularly those in rural areas, is not adequately served by programmes in place for social and economic development, APNU+AFC coalition candidate Cathy Hughes said yesterday .

Uitvlugt estate worker  succumbs after bee attack

Uitvlugt estate worker succumbs after bee attack

Although Corinne Greene, 53, was among 11 field workers at the Uitvlugt Estate to be attacked by bees on March 31, she was the only one who succumbed .

Homes of Mt Sinai murder  suspects damaged by fires

Homes of Mt Sinai murder suspects damaged by fires

Two houses owned by the suspects in the Mount Sinai murder erupted in flames late Thursday night .

West Coast youths get jobs under  police social intervention project

West Coast youths get jobs under police social intervention project

Once unemployed, 18 youths selected from the Uitvlugt and Stewartville, West Coast Demerara communities now have temporary jobs as a result of the Guyana Police Force ‘D’ Division administration’s social intervention project, C-PETS (Creating Positive Environments through Safer Communities and Partnerships) .

NGOs donate farming tools to East  Bank Berbice communities

NGOs donate farming tools to East Bank Berbice communities

-students get bicycles to relieve daily commute by foot

Continuing its mission to empower, enhance and improve communities and livelihoods, St Francis Community Developers (SFCD) recently partnered with Food For the Poor (FFP) Guyana and distributed farming tools to communities on the East Bank of Berbice .

Private search for missing  pilot, cargo handler continues

Private search for missing pilot, cargo handler continues

The search for the pilot, Nicholas Persaud, and cargo handler, David Bisnauth, continues four months after the Air Services Limited (ASL) plane went missing in Region 8 .

Trio fined over La Penitence robbery

Trio fined over La Penitence robbery

Three friends were found guilty of an armed robbery and were each fined $75,000 at the conclusion of their trial in a Georgetown court yesterday .

Armed robbery suspect gets two years for unlicensed gun, ammo

Kareem Lovell, a suspect in an armed robbery who police say they found with an unlicensed gun and ammunition, was yesterday sentenced to two years in jail .

Cuban specialists to provide training in rehabilitative medicine

Guyana is set to deliver training in rehabilitative medicine to medical personnel from within the region via a co-operation agreement that will see Cuba providing five specialists to the programme .

US humanitarian programme donates to Corriverton, Linden residents

US humanitarian programme donates to Corriverton, Linden residents

The US Embassy Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) donated parcels of foodstuff, clothing and other items to over 1,000 persons during several recent outreach exercises held in Corriverton and Linden .

East R’veldt shopkeeper cleared of drug trafficking charge

A city court on Thursday was filled with praises to God after an East Ruimveldt woman was freed of a narcotics trafficking charge .

Mon Repos woman faced with 10 more forgery, embezzlement charges

Already facing 48 charges, Jashodra Bahadur was slapped with 10 more counts of forgery and embezzlement when she appeared in a city court yesterday .

Accused in robbery of businesswoman remanded

Two men accused of robbing a businesswoman of over $600,000 were yesterday refused bail after they appeared in a city court .

‘Knowledge Sharing Street Fair’ on today in East Ruimveldt

Operation Restoration, a non-governmental organisation, is partnering with the European Union to implement the ‘Cooperating for Community Transformation’ Project in East Ruimveldt, which is aimed at informing residents about the various social, financial and other services available to them .

Dynamic flight schedule disrupted after ‘maintenance issues’ force cancellation

Dynamic Airways has said that all flights scheduled to depart Guyana destined for New York will experience a 24-hour delay due to a cancellation on Thursday .

WICB, CARICOM to discuss abandoned India tour

St JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Last year’s controversial abandoned tour of India will be on the agenda when the West Indies Cricket Board meets with CARICOM’s Committee on Cricket Governance next Monday in Grenada .

Holder ton helps Windies to draw

Holder ton helps Windies to draw

(Reuters) - Jason Holder struck his maiden first-class century to lead West Indies to a draw in the first test in Antigua on Friday after James Anderson had become England's leading test wicket-taker .

GT&T says hit by rampant vandalism

GT&T today said that it has been hit by rampant vandalism in recent months, costing it millions .

Jack Warner’s long gone but CONCACAF’s pro-Blatter politics remain

NASSAU, Bahamas, (Reuters) - On the surface, CONCACAF's congress yesterday looked very different to the last time the regional confederation had gathered before a FIFA presidential election .

Taxpayer Marriott launched

Taxpayer Marriott launched

Controversially built with taxpayer money, the US$58M Guyana Marriott Hotel was commissioned by President Donald Ramotar yesterday during a morning ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a grand opening reception attended by a few hundred persons in the evening .

Hamson’s store owner  found stabbed to death

Hamson’s store owner found stabbed to death

Regent Street businessman Farouk Hamid was found dead in his backyard with multiple stab wounds yesterday morning and both investigators and his family are baffled as to what might have led to his murder .

Barry Dataram, three others held over 100 kgs cocaine

Barry Dataram, three others held over 100 kgs cocaine

The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) yesterday afternoon arrested businessman Barry Dataram and three others in connection with over 100 kilos of cocaine along with an undisclosed sum of cash and ammunition .

Protestors, cops tussle as Marriott opens

Protestors, cops tussle as Marriott opens

By Rae WiltshireAt least one person was held yesterday after a skirmish between protestors and police during a planned demonstration outside of the Marriott Hotel as its opening ceremony was being held .

Senior citizen found guilty  of murdering miner

Senior citizen found guilty of murdering miner

A jury yesterday unanimously found 73-year-old Donald Mopp, called “Chetty,” guilty of murdering gold miner Winsel Roger Edwards .

Cops seek brothers  after Mt Sinai murder

Cops seek brothers after Mt Sinai murder

Police in Berbice are hunting for two brothers who are the prime suspects in the fatal shooting at Mount Sinai, New Amsterdam on Wednesday .

Elderly man accused of trying to smuggle cocaine onto Canada flight

An elderly man, who police have accused of trying to smuggle a quantity of cocaine to Canada through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri was yesterday remanded to prison when he appeared in court on a drug trafficking charge .

Businessman charged with underreporting currency at airport

Rajesh Seegobin, the owner of a tyre business, was yesterday charged with underreporting cash at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri .

Man freed over body in Princes St canal

Man freed over body in Princes St canal

-after judge upholds no-case submission

Dellon Glasgow was yesterday discharged of the murder of Jules Walker after justice Navindra Singh upheld a no-case submission made by the defence .

‘I’m just a poor man trying to make  some dollars’

‘I’m just a poor man trying to make some dollars’

-US man jailed after airport cocaine bust

A United States citizen was yesterday sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted to trying to smuggle just over half a kilo of cocaine onto a flight to New York .



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