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First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States: CDC

First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States: CDC

(Reuters) - US health officials said today the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally .

Feelings of inadequacy fuel suicides among young

– NGO urges less talk more action, numbers troubling

For five years Trevette (not her real name) struggled with thoughts of suicide, while locked away in her bedroom for most of the afternoons and nights of her teenage life .

Biker dies after Anna Catherina collision

Biker dies after Anna Catherina collision

- eyewitness says poor response by bystanders, cops may have led to death

A fatal accident on the Anna Catherina Public Road sent a young biker to an early grave on Sunday, but an eyewitness is convinced that a little less inaction from both bystanders and police could have saved the man’s life .

NGOs receive US grants to  combat gender-based violence

NGOs receive US grants to combat gender-based violence

Three civil society organisations working to eliminate gender-based violence received grants totalling US$600,000 last evening from the US Embassy to expand their efforts and to meaningfully assist victims .

Museum unveils new digital database

Museum unveils new digital database

Visitors to the National Museum can now access its database and gather information about its collections and artifacts using modern touchscreen technology .

Angoy’s Avenue group honours  Grade 6 tops, Amerindian families

Angoy’s Avenue group honours Grade 6 tops, Amerindian families

In what it is hoped will be an annual event, the Safe Neighbourhood Council (SNC) of Angoy’s Avenue for the second consecutive year collaborated with the police ranks of ‘B’ Division to honour the top three National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) performers in the community .

Load shedding to conclude tonight - GPL

Load shedding to conclude tonight – GPL

Days after load shedding exercises were initially scheduled to conclude, the Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL) has once more extended the exercises .

Fisherman granted bail over alleged abuse

After he allegedly assaulted his wife, a fisherman from Westbury, Essequibo Coast was yesterday granted bail at the Charity Magistrate’s Court .

Armed bandits rob Mahdia businessman

Armed bandits yesterday carted off millions of dollars in cash and gold after robbing a Mahdia businessman .

Miner claims self defence after pelting cops with faeces

A gold miner was yesterday charged with throwing faeces on police ranks while in custody at Lethem and he told a city magistrate that he did it because the lawmen were beating him .

New outreach arts programme looks to cleaner environment

New outreach arts programme looks to cleaner environment

A new outreach programme aimed at promoting development through the art forms was on Saturday launched on the streets of Georgetown with a flash mob by members of the Dominion Dance Company .

Woman assaulted boyfriend’s mother – court hears

A woman was yesterday placed on a bond to keep the peace after facing a charge that she assaulted her boyfriend’s mother .

Berbice Shines hosts people’s climate march

Berbice Shines hosts people’s climate march

“Use a bin! Action and not words, against littering” was the slogan chanted by the young environmentalists who recently participated in the people’s climate march in New Amsterdam, Berbice .

Agency to ramp up child protection education

Agency to ramp up child protection education

Following a series of activities across Guyana in observance of Child Protection Week, the Child Care & Protection Agency (CC&PA) plans to ramp up its education efforts in rural areas .

Greenidge sounds warning over shortage of specialised skills for new organised crime unit

Greenidge sounds warning over shortage of specialised skills for new organised crime unit

Former Finance Minister Carl Greenidge has sounded an alarm over the country’s apparent shortage of the skills needed for the effective functioning of the recently established Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) .

Buyer accuses consumer body of holding up refund from auto dealer

-after purchase of defective Rav 4

The buyer of a vehicle from a popular auto dealer is frustrated that 18 months after the purchase she is stuck with a defective vehicle and the Consumer Affairs Commission is operating slothfully in helping her get her more than $4M refund .

Soldier charged with killing  colleague by dangerous driving

Soldier charged with killing colleague by dangerous driving

A soldier was yesterday placed on $200,000 bail after denying causing the death of a fellow serviceman through dangerous driving .

PPP’s eye on regaining majority in parliament, says Rohee

-despite emphasis on unity,

Although emphasising the need for cohesion and national unity, PPP General Secretary yesterday skirted questions about how the party would be working with the other two parliamentary forces, APNU and the AFC, to advance unity on the political front .

‘Lando’ found guilty of cocaine possession

A 42-year-old gold miner is now a guest of the state after he was found guilty of having narcotics in his possession for the purpose of trafficking .

Freelance reporter charged with misappropriating  ‘foam party’ money

Freelance reporter charged with misappropriating ‘foam party’ money

Former Guyana Chronicle reporter Mark Bradford appeared in a city court yesterday, charged with fraudulently converting over $500,000 meant to pay expenses for an event last year .

Businessman charged over forgery of $4M cheque after police sting

Businessman charged over forgery of $4M cheque after police sting

A businessman yesterday found himself accused of forging a Republic Bank cheque worth over $4 million to obtain office stationery after being held in a police sting operation .

Mediation centre commissioned in Berbice

Mediation centre commissioned in Berbice

A multi-million dollar Mediation Centre was commissioned on Friday in the compound of the High Court in Berbice and when it becomes operational in a few days time, Berbicians will have the option of seeking a certified mediator to resolve conflicts rather than having their case tried in court .

Eve Ensler visits as CADVA pledges more  support to grassroots women facing violence

Eve Ensler visits as CADVA pledges more support to grassroots women facing violence

International women rights activist Eve Ensler, well known for her play The Vagina Monologues, is in Guyana as she continues her work in helping grassroots women to take control in addressing the issues that most affect them .

Sunil Narine reported for suspected illegal action

(Trinidad Express) HYDERABAD Umpires in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 have reported West Indies mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine for having a suspected illegal action .

More power cuts

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Guyana Power and Light this afternoon said it will be forced to load shed over the next two days .

Motor biker dies on Anna Catherina Rd

The police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred at about 2040h .

Gunmen rob Mahdia businessmen of cash, gold

At about 2145h yesterday, the police say that businessman Lejum Jhang, 62 years, of 111 Miles, Mahdia was robbed by four masked men, three of whom were armed with firearms .

Weapons still being fired from boats in Demerara River

Weapons still being fired from boats in Demerara River

-one year after teen killed by stray bullet

Guns are still being fired by owners of moored boats on the Demerara River, a year after the death of 14-year-old Ryan Persaud, who was fatally injured by a stray bullet which was fired from a moored boat in front of his house at a Vive la Force resident .

Baishanlin road may be in violation of law

The 130 kilometre road built by logging company Baishanlin in the Region Six forests appears to be in violation of the law as it was built without an impact assessment being done or approval being given for the construction, and conflicting reports given by several top officials as it relates to the process raise further questions about how the Chinese company operates here .

Police not investigating rape allegation by Amerindian woman in Mahdia

Police not investigating rape allegation by Amerindian woman in Mahdia

The police have said they have launched no investigation into a rape allegation by a young Amerindian woman who says that she was drugged and raped recently in Mahdia but instead are investigating assault causing actually bodily harm .

PPP is misreading mood of electorate; Ramotar has the ‘pen of history’ in his hand –Ramkarran

The ruling PPP is entering a new phase of its history where its electoral majority cannot be sustained because of longevity in office and demographic changes, former PPP stalwart Ralph Ramkarran says even as he noted that the party is misreading the mood of the electorate .

Nothing unusual about visit of Tate and Lyle top executives to Guyana, says company PRO

The recent visit by top executives of the Tate and Lyle Sugar Company earlier this month was “nothing out of the ordinary” according to Ross Hall, the Associate Director of Ketchum London, the firm charged with the sugar company’s public relations .

Foreign minister, UN secretary general discuss border controversy

The Venezuelan border controversy was one of the issues discussed when Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett met United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Friday .

Guyana, China sign MoU for cooperation in health, disease control

Guyana, China sign MoU for cooperation in health, disease control

The Ministry of Health on Saturday signed a five-year Memorandum of Under-standing (MoU) with the National Health and Family Planning Ministry of China to strengthen health policies, human resource training and disease control in both countries .

Mini-bus shooting victim still hospitalized

Almost two months after Bernadette Campbell was shot and robbed in a route 44 bus at Plaisance on July 29, she remains a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) .

Parfaite Harmonie fire

Mother fears second suspect will try to ‘finish the job’

Mother of Parfaite Harmonie fire survivors expressed fear that the second suspect fingered in the arson/murder may return to “finish the job .

Guyana, China sign MoU on doctor training

The Government of Guyana and the People’s Republic of China yesterday sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the ‘China/Guyana House of Medical Science’ which would enable training of local doctors by members of the Chinese medical team .



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