NORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich struck his second half-century in only his third Test but West Indies were staring at a possible innings defeat after being forced to follow-on by India, on the second day of the opening Test here Saturday.
By Bebi Oosman
The bodies of two men and a teenage boy, bearing gunshot wounds, were discovered yesterday at Mibicuri Creek, Black Bush Polder and police had one person in custody up to late last night facing questions about their shocking deaths.
Speaking at a symposium for new and existing contractors, Minister of Public Infrastructure (MPI) David Patterson yesterday stressed the need for transparency in the huge public procurement sector and added that distrust in the system has to be dispelled.
-preliminary report on Drop-in Centre fire submitted
Minister of Social Protection Volda Lawrence would be removed from office once evidence is presented supporting her dereliction of duty, according to President David Granger, who has lauded her for her work so far.
–consultation committee to be set up with stakeholders
While the Private Sector Commission (PSC) has agreed that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) needs to collect revenue, it has lambasted the council for doing so without consultation and in an unlawful manner.
-warns of collapse of ‘vulnerable’ system in extreme conditions
A largely reactive approach to flood situations has worked well under the circumstances but the current flood management system is vulnerable and may collapse dramatically under extreme conditions, according to a report from a Dutch risk reduction team, which has urged a more proactive approach.
Government is awaiting advice on the feasibility of setting up a Special Prosecutors’ Office to handle high-profile cases but opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira has voiced concern about the move, saying that it will be yet “another attempt to witch-hunt political opponents.”
Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman made the announcement of the possible establishment of the office during a post-Cabinet press briefing on Thursday.
Four years after the deaths of three Lindeners, who were shot and killed during a protest action by the residents of the mining town on July 18, 2012, attorney Nigel Hughes has bemoaned the fact that nothing has been done to prevent a recurrence.
Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Board Chairman Dr. Max Hanoman says the hospital has seen several improvements, including a reduction of the waiting time at the Accident and Emer-gency (A&E) Unit.