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Rohee to return to work on Monday

Rohee to return to work on Monday

Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee is said to be returning to his post by Monday November 25 .

Cabinet green-lights 17 district tender boards

- expected to speed up regional procurement

Cabinet has granted permission for the commissioning of 17 District Tender Boards across Guyana’s ten regions which will be responsible for tendering contracts with sums up to $599,999, Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon has said .

Sophia man remanded over ganja in tin

A North Sophia man who pleaded guilty to having a small quantity of cannabis and not guilty to having a larger amount was yesterday remanded to prison .

Health fair targeting men at UG

The Ministry of Health has partnered with the University of Guyana (UG) to host a week-long health and wellness fair targeting male students and lecturers, and open to the public .

Yesu Persaud urges renewed focus on fields for ailing sugar industry

Retiring Chairman of the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) Group of Companies Yesu Persaud has broadsided government for its handling of the sugar industry, saying the Skeldon Modernisation Project is costing taxpayers money and not producing what is was designed to while stressing the importance of returning focus on the fields and cane cultivation .

St Cuthbert’s receives pick-up valued $5M for the community’s benefit

Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai on Thursday visited St Cuthbert’s Mission, Region 4, to hand over a Hilux pick-up valued $5 million, to Toshao Luke Simon, to be used for the community’s benefit .

BBCI donates trophies for Comforting Hearts art competition

The Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) on Friday donated three trophies for the winners of the Comforting Hearts Primary School Art Competition .

GPH to launch asthma facility

With one in ten Guyanese affected by asthma, the Georgetown Public Hospital hopes the opening of its state-of-the-art lung testing lab and Asthma Education Programme will take it one step closer to managing chronic lung diseases .



Stabroek News apologises for the omission of a table at the end of a letter by EB John captioned ‘An examination of the comparabilities across the whole justice sector should be considered justifiable’, which was published in our edition of Monday, November 18 .

Cop stole laptop from fellow officer

-court hears

A policeman is now on $150,000 bail after being charged with stealing a laptop from a colleague .

Rohee to resume duties Nov 25 – Luncheon

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr .

Asthma lab for GPHC

Guyana’s first Spirometry Lab and Asthma Education Programme will be open at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) tomorrow, according to a release from the hospital .

Vessel travelling from Guyana held with suspected cocaine by Ghana navy

The Ghanaian Navy yesterday detained a vessel travelling from Guyana carrying 21 bags of substances suspected to be cocaine, according to today's edition of the Ghana Business News quoting the Ghana News Agency .

Gov’t withdraws MOU for recycling plant

The Government of Guyana (GoG) yesterday withdrew the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it had signed with Natural Globe Guyana Inc for the construction of a recycling plant .

GWI to remove entire service of delinquent customers

The Guyana Water Incorporated today said that it will remove the entire service of delinquent customers in a move to reverse a decline in revenue collection .

GRA gifted mobile container scanner by China

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is to receive a gift of a US$4 million container scanner from the government of the People’s Republic of China, which Commissioner-General Khurshid Sattaur says will boost its export surveillance capacity, thereby ensuring revenue collection and detecting drugs being smuggled through the ports .

Sophia miner allegedly bludgeoned to death

Sophia miner allegedly bludgeoned to death

– family told different version of events

A Sophia miner died on Monday after he was dealt a blow to his head by a fellow miner at the mining camp they were working on at West Park Backdam Cuyuni, the police said yesterday .

Cops accused of accepting bribe to drop complaint made by pregnant girl, 14

- failed to report case to child protection officers

Police ranks in Region Five are under scrutiny for their handling of a case involving a 14-year-old, who is now four months pregnant, including their failure to report the situation to the Child Care & Protection Agency (CC&PA) .

Man found guilty of murdering 14-year-old ex-girlfriend

Man found guilty of murdering 14-year-old ex-girlfriend

Satrohan Mannaru was yesterday found guilty of murdering his 14-year-old ex-girlfriend abd was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment .

Cricketer freed of Orange Walk murder charge

Local cricketer Carlyle Barton is now a free man after the murder charge against him was discharged at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday .

Commonwealth leaders urged to recommit to principles of the organisation – Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar lauded the contributions the Commonwealth has made to strengthening democracy and hailed the reconstituted Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) as an opportunity for leaders to recommit to the values and principles of the organisation, at the CMAG meeting held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sunday .

Basin security initiative responsible for ‘great number’ of drug interdictions, says US Ambassador

- 800lb cocaine in lumber shipment bust among successes

A major drug interdiction earlier this year is being touted as one of the successes of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) for Guyana and a US State Department official yesterday assured of his government’s commitment to the continuing partnership with Caricom member states and the Dominican Republic .

Shine light on child abuse

– UNICEF urges as Children’s Day observed

As the world marks Universal Children’s Day today, UNICEF is urging much stronger attention to be paid to the millions of children around the world, in every country and at every social level of society who are victims of violence and abuse that continue to go unnoticed and under-reported .

Ram brings $100M suit against Guyana Times

Attorney at law and chartered accountant Christopher Ram has filed a $100,000,000 suit against Guyana Times and its editor, following the publication of at least nine articles, which he said smeared his character .

End in sight for Matthew’s Ridge burial woes

End in sight for Matthew’s Ridge burial woes

-with opening of bids for morgue’s construction

Residents of Matthew’s Ridge and neighbouring communities in Region One are closer to finally having a proper morgue to store the bodies of the dead with the opening of tenders yesterday for construction of the facility .

Hinds lauds officer cadets for  commitment to serving the nation

Hinds lauds officer cadets for commitment to serving the nation

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds lauded 15 officer cadets being trained at the Camp Stephenson, Colonel Ulric Pilgrim Officer Cadet School for their commitment to serving the nation, at the Officer Cadets’ Day event held on Sunday .

Ministry starts distribution of 2014 pension books

Ministry starts distribution of 2014 pension books

Distribution of annual old age pension books started off smoothly in Region Five on Monday when recipients turned up at the Probation and Social Services Department in Fort Wellington .

Gov’t analyst staff  to benefit from  communication training

Gov’t analyst staff to benefit from communication training

In an effort to improve communication with the citizens of Guyana and to effectively inform them, 10 staff members of the Government Analyst – Food and Drug Department (GAFDD) are undergoing a 4-day training programme in collaboration with the Centre for Communication Studies department of the University of Guyana .

Prof Samad ready to serve at Tain Campus again

Prof Samad ready to serve at Tain Campus again

- wants to kick start abandoned projects

Former Director of the Univer-sity of Guyana Berbice Campus (UGBC) at Tain, Professor Daizal Samad who recently tended his resignation, is ready to serve in that position again .

Man remanded over metal pipe attack

Ryon Mentore is now a remanded prisoner after he was denied bail on a charge that he attacked another man with a metal pipe .

Postage rates go up

The Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) in-creased its postage rates for domestic and international services from November 18 .

Stray catcher on assault charge after group attack on man

A stray catcher attached to the Ministry of Home Affairs was placed on $80,000 bail yesterday after he denied being one of 10 persons who assaulted a man .

M&CC withdraws case against Mayor’s wife

One month after numerous persons appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Court to face charges over $52 million owed to the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) for rates and taxes, Jennifer Green has paid $10 million and had her matter withdrawn .

Teen skater hit down at Camp and Regent

A skater was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) by public spirited citizens on Monday, after he was involved in an accident, in the vicinity of Lucky Dollar .

Bus tout fined for assaulting water vendor

A water vendor and a minibus tout found themselves in court yesterday to answer assault complaints they made against each other .

Bail set at $100,000 for accused in East Canje larcenies

A larceny accused was placed on $100,000 bail on Friday after facing four separate charges at the New Amsterdam Court .

Accused in Lombard St stick-up remanded

Ronell France and Neko Devonish, accused of robbing a man of all his valuables including his shoes during an armed hold-up, were remanded to prison yesterday .

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