At least seven reported dead in Dominica from hurricane hit

-PM's advisor: `the island has been devastated'

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency footage of the damage on Dominica.

Dominica is reporting that at least seven persons were killed after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island on Tuesday.

SOCU arrests Deputy Accountant General

Deputy Accountant General of the Ministry of Finance Vladim Persaud was yesterday arrested by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) and questioned and released in relation to the findings of a government-ordered forensic audit.

Victoria residents in roads protest

Some of the residents protesting this morning. Residents of Victoria on the East Coast of Demerara this morning came out with placards protesting the deplorable state of their main access road and are calling on the Government to urgently intervene.

Farm cyclist dies in accident

A 66-year-old cyclist is dead and a minibus driver is in custody after an accident at Herstelling Public Road yesterday.

Mother seeking help to bury Hope woman killed in accident

The mother of Anastacia Kerr, who died on Sunday evening following an accident on the Ogle Public Road, cannot afford to bury her and is seeking assistance from the policeman whom she says is responsible for her daughter’s death.

Recaptured prisoners create unrest at Camp St jail

Security officials were yesterday morning called to the Georgetown Prison after several recaptured prisoners, who had escaped from the Lusignan Prison pasture in July, started to behave disorderly after their demands to have steak for breakfast were not met.

Boxing promotor’s son gets three years’ jail for 10 grammes of cannabis

Oliver Bazilio, the son of boxing promoter Keith Bazilio, was yesterday sentenced to three years in jail after he was found guilty of possession of 10 grammes of cannabis.

Cummings Lodge man says he swallowed cocaine pellets for family

A Cummings Lodge man was yesterday sentenced to four years in jail and fined $2.5 million after he admitted to swallowing pellets containing two pounds of cocaine and attempting to board a plane to Canada.

InFab disappointed, embarrassed by workers’ lapse in observing safety regulations at GRA site

Industrial Steel Fabrications (InFab), which is constructing a new roof for the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) headquarters on Camp Street, is being extra vigilant to make sure that its workers follow the company’s safety regulations.

Woman, man shot at Providence during attempted robbery

A cashier and supervisor from an East Bank Demerara night spot are nursing gunshot injuries following an attempted robbery during the wee hours of yesterday.

NA Psychiatric Hospital staff in protest over poor security

Staff attached to the Psychiatric Hospital located in New Amsterdam (NA) are at their wits end dealing with the conditions they are being forced to endure on a daily basis at the facility.

House collapses, several roofs damaged in storm at Bath

A house collapsed and several roofs were badly damaged during stormy conditions at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice on Monday afternoon at around 5.30 pm.

Taxi driver remanded on gun, ammo charges

A taxi driver was remanded to prison yesterday after he denied charges of firearm and ammunition possession.

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