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‘Players who quit India tour should have been fired’ – St Lucia PM

‘Players who quit India tour should have been fired’ – St Lucia PM

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(Trinidad Express) St Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony says that all the players who quit the tour of India in October last year should have been fired .

‘Boldest step in six decades’ -Granger

‘Boldest step in six decades’ -Granger

-APNU-AFC coalition takes off 4 hours ago

 Under the slogan “It is time,” the APNU+AFC alliance yesterday launched their campaign for the May 11 general elections and promised a new day for Guyana, unity, and a change in the local political culture while assuring that the alliance is not a short-term, office-sharing bargain .

Cabinet approves $3B GGMC loan

Cabinet on Tuesday approved a controversial $3B loan by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to the housing authority, CHPA despite a court order on February 27, 2015 for the GGMC to justify the move .

Sufficient evidence presented to convict mother,  lover of Neesa Gopaul’s murder – state counsel

Sufficient evidence presented to convict mother, lover of Neesa Gopaul’s murder – state counsel

Referring to Jarvis Small and Bibi Sharima-Gopaul as “cold-blooded killers”, State Counsel Diana Kaulesar in her impassioned closing arguments yesterday presented to the jury, reasons why they should be found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Neesa Gopaul .

Cocaine in suitcase accused refused  bail, along with alleged supplier

Cocaine in suitcase accused refused bail, along with alleged supplier

A woman, who was allegedly nabbed with a quantity of cocaine in a suitcase as she was leaving Guyana via the Timehri Airport was yesterday refused bail, along with the man who reportedly gave her the suitcase .

ExxonMobil set for  oil drilling today

ExxonMobil set for oil drilling today

-President tours office

ExxonMobil’s approximately US$200M oil exploration project is to kick off today as the Deep Water Champion rig is in position at the offshore Stabroek Block .

Trainee nurses halt protest over school relocation

– to engage Health Ministry in other ways

Students of the Georgetown School of Nursing have called off their protest against the relocation of their school and are looking at different avenues to engage the Ministry of Health .

Caricom gravely concerned over status of Haitians in Dominican Republic

-no-business-as-usual policy to remain

The Caribbean Community has noted with grave concern that the ruling by the Dominican Republic concerning the regularisation of Dominicans of Haitian descent expired on February 1 and government officials have indicated that it will not be extended .

Mahaica vendor shot in robbery, two bandits held

A Stabroek Market vendor was last evening shot to his leg and robbed of an undisclosed sum of cash at his Vereeniging, Mahaica home and two of the alleged robbers were caught sometime after in a neighbouring village .

Bids received for teachers laptops

Bids received for teachers laptops

Tenders were on Tuesday received for the procuring of laptops for teachers under the Guyana Improving Teacher Education Project (GITEP) .

Ex-court employee busted again over cocaine

Having completed a four-year sentence for drug trafficking last year, a former Georgetown Magistrate’s Court employee was yesterday again busted with cocaine this time as he attempted to board a LIAT flight for Barbados .

UWI Vice Chancellor calls for national  dialogue on tertiary education reform

UWI Vice Chancellor calls for national dialogue on tertiary education reform

-says UG needs adequate finances to produce good graduates

Emphasising that Guyana’s tertiary education system needs to be reformed, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Nigel Harris has urged that a “national conversation” on education be started and promised to assist if asked .

Urling mulling future in politics

Urling mulling future in politics

After stepping down as the Chairman of Blue CAPS, the social change organisation, businessman Clinton Urling is mulling a future in politics .

Man found guilty of breaking  into car, jailed for 7 months

Man found guilty of breaking into car, jailed for 7 months

A Zeelugt man, who broke the window of a car to steal a handbag and was caught in the act, was yesterday sentenced to seven months imprisonment after he was found guilty of the charges when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court .

DG, a new suit and the campaigns are off

DG was on top .

 Couple placed on bond, husband fined $10,000

-after scuffle over house keys

A scuffle over house keys landed a couple in court yesterday where they were placed on a six-month bond to keep the peace, while the husband was fined $10,000 .

Jagdeo to speak at ceremony for Jagans

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo is set to be one of the main speakers at the Babu John Crematorium in Port Mourant, Berbice this Sunday when the People’s Progressive Party holds its annual commemorative ceremony for late Presidents Dr Cheddi Jagan and Janet Jagan .

Caricom Heads back Creative Industries Management Unit

Caricom leaders last week endorsed the idea of the Caricom Secretariat and Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) preparing a proposal for a Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit .

Man jailed for a year over forged stamp in passport

A man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit forgery was yesterday sentenced to 12 months imprisonment when he appeared in a city court .

Man remanded on ganja, cocaine charges

A man was remanded to prison after he denied two counts of possession of narcotics read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yesterday .

PAHO/WHO urge less sugar consumption by adults and children

Adults and children should reduce their daily intake of ‘free sugars’ to less than 10% of total calories, the World Health Organization (WHO) has advised .

Eccles Nursery literacy programme boosted

Eccles Nursery literacy programme boosted

Eccles Nursery School’s literacy and numeracy programme has been boosted with the donation of a television set by Massy Gas Products at a ceremony held at the school at Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara last Friday .

Caricom finance ministers to deal with ‘high-risk’ label in banking circles

Caricom leaders are gravely concerned at the Region being labelled as a high-risk area for financial services and have established a Committee of Finance Ministers to address the matter .

GDF launches digital military health system

GDF launches digital military health system

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has launched what is reported to be the first Military Electronic Health Information Network (MeHIN) in South America which is designed to aid efficient and accurate reporting to measure the impact of medical programmes .

Sir Curtly warns seam attack against WACA indiscipline

PERTH, Australia, CMC – West Indies fast bowling icon Sir Curtly Ambrose has urged discipline from his pace attack when they face reigning World champions India on what is expected to be a lively pitch here tomorrow .

GRA says transparency at heart of its operations

The GRA today said transparency and accountability are at the heart of its operations .

No alliance could have been  end of AFC - Ramjattan

No alliance could have been end of AFC – Ramjattan

-says it’s time to move beyond PNC history

 Not forming an alliance with APNU might have meant the death of the AFC, the party’s leader Khemraj Ramjattan has said even as he emphasised that it was time to move beyond the history of the PNC .

Guyanese cocaine mule busted in NY says thought he was smuggling diamonds

Another Guyanese was busted last week in New York attempting to smuggle cocaine in cans of what he said contained mixed fruit and after the drugs were discovered he then claimed he was paid to smuggle what he thought were diamonds .

Bedessee can use Demerara Gold trademark in North America – GuySuCo

The Guyana Sugar Corporation’s ongoing legal woes with Bedessee Imports Ltd have come to an end as it was found that the latter is legally entitled to use the mark of Demerara Gold on its products in North America .

Harper’s resignation from Foreign Ministry effective month end

Despite beginning her campaign as Prime Ministerial candidate for the incumbent PPP/C government, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper will continue serving as Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until the end of this month .

Exxon rig in place, drilling to start soon –Country Manager

ExxonMobil’s rig, Deepwater Champion is in place and is less than a week away from the commencement of drilling for oil in the “Liza” area of the Stabroek Block off the Demerara Coast .

Granger sees united campaign in Linden for upcoming polls

Opposition Leader David Granger says that arrangements have been put in place to ensure that there is a united campaign in Linden for the upcoming elections .

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Evidence not enough to convict accused in Neesa Gopaul murder -lawyers argue

The lawyers for Jarvis Small and Bibi Sharima-Gopaul, the couple on trial for the murder of 16-year-old Neesa Gopaul, yesterday asked jurors to find their clients not guilty, while charging that there was a lack of evidence to convict them .

Guyanese mother, children  held in Brazil over ganja

Guyanese mother, children held in Brazil over ganja

A Guyanese mother and her two children were arrested in Brazil last week as Brazilian police continue to capture alleged members of a drug ring that transported marijuana from Guyana to Brazil .

Man shot after allegedly caught stealing from Belle Vue spare parts shop

Man shot after allegedly caught stealing from Belle Vue spare parts shop

A 42-year-old man is nursing gunshot injuries he sustained around 11:50 pm on Monday after he was allegedly caught red-handed stealing from a spare parts shop at Belle Vue, West Bank Demerara and shot by the owner .

Two held over death of Providence youth

Two held over death of Providence youth

Two persons are in custody in connection with the murder of Ryan Sooklall, who was shot and killed at Providence on Sunday, and his sister said yesterday that he was threatened on the very day he met his end by a woman who was accompanied by police .

Immediate priority is ensuring transparent elections  – New UK High Commissioner

Immediate priority is ensuring transparent elections – New UK High Commissioner

New British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn says the immediate priority in the short-term is ensuring transparent elections on May 11 .



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