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No promotions for students  who fail Math, English

No promotions for students who fail Math, English

…under revised policy

A revised Automatic Promo-tion policy, under which secondary-level students who fail Mathematics and English will no longer be advanced to higher grades, will be in place when the new school year begins in September .

Region 10 council protesting for ambulance

Region 10 council protesting for ambulance

By Jeff TrotmanThe Region Ten administration yesterday suspended its monthly statutory meeting to protest the failure of the Ministry of Health to provide an ambulance for the region .

BV man gets 27 years after  admitting to killing father

BV man gets 27 years after admitting to killing father

A man who killed his father four years ago after an argument at Beterverwagting (BV) was sentenced to 27 years in jail yesterday after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter .

12 Amerindian communities receive Norway funds

Norwegian financing from a forest protection scheme has been disbursed to 12 Amerindian communities under the Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) Project .

‘It was a miracle that I lived’ -miner says after fatal North West ambush

‘It was a miracle that I lived’ -miner says after fatal North West ambush

Julian Cummings, who was wounded in the fatal attack in the North West that left his son-in-law dead on Tuesday, says his survival is a miracle and is calling for miners to be granted gun licences so that they can protect themselves .

Ramotar hopes for ‘proactive’  mechanism from Caricom reforms

Ramotar hopes for ‘proactive’ mechanism from Caricom reforms

President Donald Ramotar says that it is his hope that the reform process currently engaging Caricom’s attention will yield a mechanism that is more proactive .

International Finance Corp. to help GBTI with risk management

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed a two-year cooperation agreement with the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) to establish solid risk management practices and build a strong foundation for its small and medium enterprise (SME) lending .

50-member team to represent Guyana at Carifesta - Anthony

50-member team to represent Guyana at Carifesta – Anthony

A new model initiated by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will result in each participating country in Carifesta X1 being limited to 50 persons, the Government Information Agency said yesterday .

Playwright handed fine, community service over ganja

Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan yesterday fined 59-year-old Leon Saul, President of the Guyana Rastafarian Council $20,000 for possession of cannabis and ordered him to undergo 4 weeks community service at the Brickdam Police Station .

‘Bolo’ on trial for pensioner’s murder

‘Bolo’ on trial for pensioner’s murder

[caption id="attachment_248531" align="alignright" width="216"] Hector Fitzroy Marshall[/caption][caption id="attachment_248530" align="alignright" width="216"] Shawn Smith[/caption]Shawn Smith, called “Bolo,” who is charged with the murder of a pensioner, is currently on trial before Justice James Bovell-Drakes and a jury in the High Court .

Education ministry looking at producing textbooks

Although foreign publishers have extended a discount on the books sold to the government for its national textbook distribution exercise, Education Minister Priya Manickchand says the prices remain steep and producing books locally is being considered as an alternative .

Sophia man on trial for killing father-in-law  told cops fatal row started over fried chicken

Sophia man on trial for killing father-in-law told cops fatal row started over fried chicken

A Sophia man, charged with killing his father-in-law, told police he did it after he was attacked by the man after a row over fried chickenThis is according to murder accused Marlon Ganesh’s statement to police, which was admitted as evidence against   .

Granger appeals exclusion from budget cuts case

Attorneys for Opposition Leader David Granger have filed a notice of motion appealing acting Chief Justice Ian Chang’s decision to exclude him from the 2012 budget cut case .

Girl injured in Mahaica gas blast succumbs

Girl injured in Mahaica gas blast succumbs

Two-year-old Prity Mohammed who was severely burned in a gas explosion last month at Unity, Mahaica succumbed to her injuries on Monday evening, relatives said yesterday .

Auto dealer remanded on ganja charge

A 41-year-old auto dealer was yesterday remanded to prison after he was accused of having 30 .

Miner charged over assault on estranged girlfriend

A miner accused of dealing his estranged girlfriend several cuffs to her face was placed on $80,000 bail by Magistrate Ann McLennan yesterday .

Lethem residents still waiting on generator fix

Lethem residents are still only receiving a limited amount of power as a part to fix the community’s non-functioning generator was not installed up to yesterday .

Youth see a future in  Caricom – Secretary General

Youth see a future in Caricom – Secretary General

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque asserts that Caricom youth have said that they want a Caribbean Community in their future and want to push the boundaries beyond where they are .

Police contact Interpol on reported shooting of T&T vessel

The Guyana Police Force has sent correspondence to Interpol in relation to a report that a Trinidadian vessel was shot at in Guyana’s waters after its captain refused to transport drugs, Crime Chief Seelall Persaud said yesterday .

Festival City vendor granted $10,000 bail on assault charge

A 33-year-old vendor was yesterday placed on $10,000 bail by Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan for allegedly assaulting another man .

Imbaimadai bartender refused bail on ganja charge

A woman who was allegedly found with 11 grammes of cannabis in her possession was remanded to prison after Magistrate Ann McLennan so decided yesterday .

Reserve army officers trained in emergency management

Reserve army officers trained in emergency management

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) says that 18 reserve officers from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Second Infantry Battalion were trained and certified in Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Management .

Mason remanded over BlackBerry theft

Mason Joel Jack, who is alleged to have stolen a BlackBerry cellphone was yesterday remanded to prison when the matter was heard by Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday .

Labourer in court over ganja in pants pocket

A 20-year-old father of one was yesterday placed on $75,000 bail for allegedly being in possession of six grammes of cannabis .

GWI starts Bartica water improvement programme

While Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has commenced an enhancement programme to improve the water services provided to residents of Bartica, the company is concerned about the high levels of water wastage in the community .

Taxi driver remanded over Woodlands Hospital robbery

– claims car was hijacked at gunpoint

A man accused of robbing a cashier at Woodlands Hospital of $1 .

US Embassy officer under investigation for visa sales

US Embassy officer under investigation for visa sales

A United States consular officer is being investigated for allegedly selling visas while stationed in Guyana .

Linmine withdraws bridge  concession to Bai Shan Lin

Linmine withdraws bridge concession to Bai Shan Lin

-Moblissa residents threaten to shut down operations

By Jeff TrotmanThe Linmine Secretariat has withdrawn, with immediate effect, a concession it had given to Chinese company Bai Shan Lin International Forest Development Inc for the company’s trucks to transport materials across the Wismar/Mackenzie Bridge to fix the Moblissa Road .

NICIL defends lease fee for Marriott land

Executive Director of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington yesterday defended the lease of state lands to the Marriott Hotel developer, saying that the project will bring development and create jobs and he accused the Opposition and sections of the media of attempting to stymie it .

Lethem residents await normal power supply

The power supply to residents of Lethem is expected to be back to normal from today, provided that the part needed to fix a malfunctioning generator is ready to be used on the engine .

Sophia woman badly  beaten by father of child

Sophia woman badly beaten by father of child

A South Sophia mother of three and her mother were afraid to return home last evening after her child’s father beat her mercilessly and fled after the police arrived .

Mon Repos Market vendors safe from relocation

Mon Repos Market vendors safe from relocation

Vendors of the Mon Repos market are now breathing a sigh of relief after they learned that they will not have to relocate to facilitate the expansion of the four-lane highway .

Wrongly accused Dexter cleared of cocaine charges

Dexter Prass, who was remanded to prison on a charge of cocaine possession, has been cleared after another man appeared before the court yesterday to answer to the exact same charge .

Man threatened to kill mother -court hears

A man was yesterday accused of abusing his mother and threatening to kill her after he found her at home on Mother’s Day drinking with a male friend .

Brothers lose homes in Goedverwagting fire

Brothers lose homes in Goedverwagting fire

Three brothers lost their homes after a fire, suspected to have been deliberately set by one of them, ravaged their three apartments at Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara yesterday .

Suriname-based man charged with drunk driving after fatal accident

Suriname-based man charged with drunk driving after fatal accident

A Suriname-based Guyanese was slapped with three charges on Tuesday when he appeared in the Albion Magistrate’s Court before newly appointed Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh .

Labourer fined for threatening to shoot cop

-remanded on armed robbery charge

Labourer Travis Anthony Payne yesterday admitted that he threatened to shoot a policeman but denied robbing him of his gold chain at gun point .



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