Three senior employees of NBS charged with unlawful confinement

-following standoff over levy

The standoff on January 23rd

Three employees of the New Building Society were today released on self-bail after being arraigned before a Georgetown court on eight counts of unlawful confinement alleged to have occurred at its main branch.

Windies qualify for World Cup one day finals

HARARE, Zimbabwe, CMC – West Indies sneaked into next year’s World Cup in England but barely, after needing the fortune of Duckworth-Lewis to beat Scotland by five runs in their final Super Six match of the ICC World Cup qualifiers here today.

Experts for Cabinet caucus on oil future

A group of international researchers and petroleum policy advisors will today meet Cabinet ministers to discuss the emerging oil and gas sector and give insight into prudent preparations for the revenues that will be generated from the industry.

Autopsies confirm robbery suspects died of gunshots

Autopsies performed on the remains of Dextroy Cordis, Errol Adams and Kwame Assanah, the three accused robbery suspects who were fatally shot by the police along the Seawall Public Road, in Georgetown last Thursday, have confirmed that they all died from multiple gunshot injuries The autopsies was performed on Monday at the Georgetown Public Hospital mortuary by government pathologist Dr.

Henry Smith re-appointed as Mabaruma mayor

Henry Rupert Smith, for the third time, has been appointed Mayor of Mabaruma by Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan.

Caribbean Chemicals concedes in 2% turnover tax case

Acknowledging a recent ruling in which the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) dismissed an appeal by Guyana Stores Limited (GSL) over the 2% minimum corporation tax applied by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Caribbean Chemicals, in a similar action, conceded defeat.

North West man charged with raping girl, 12

A North West District man was yesterday remanded to prison for the alleged rape of a 12-year-old.

Potholed East Coast embankment bridges repaired

Following a report in Stabroek News on Monday, badly damaged bridges on the East Coast railway embankment road were repaired the same day.

Doctor testifies at trial over wounding of T&T singer

The doctor who treated Trinidadian soca singer Rodney LeBlanc, well known as Benjai, after he was allegedly wounded in an attack at Palm Court last year, testified yesterday when the trial of the alleged assailant Maverick De Abreu continued.

GPHC probing claims by patient whose baby died

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is investigating claims that nurses at the health institution mistreated pregnant patient Jennifer Jagdeo.

Mercury emissions problem at Brickdam under control

There was a problem with mercury emissions at the Brickdam complex of the mines commission but the GGMC and the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) says it is “under control” even though they acknowledge that the usual treatments are presently unavailable.

Unemployment still big issue for gov’t

Unemployment remains a major issue for government, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge.

Communities Ministry still performing functions of local gov’t commission

Four months after the Local Government Com-mission (LGC) was established, the Ministry of Communities is still performing several of its functions, including the appointment of local government staff.

Trial of accused in frozen fish cocaine scheme begins

A Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) rank yesterday recounted the discovery of cocaine found last month in frozen fish at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri.

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