Chief Justice Ian Chang this morning discharged an order he had made in the Gocool Boodoo case bringing an abrupt end to the proceedings.
Articles published on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
RK’s Security will begin the termination of all government contracts starting this Saturday with the rest being terminated on July 15 following the implementation of a new minimum wage and the 40-hour work week from July 1st .
(Trinidad Guardian) Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc was paid TT$2.2 million by the T&T Government to design the Penal hospital, despite receiving a ten-year ban from the World Bank from bidding on contracts which it funded.
Police of Osceola County, Orlando, Florida on Tuesday arrested four persons who they say have admitted to killing Guyanese American Eric Roopnarine in his home on the wee hours of July 4 in a robbery plot.
(Barbados Nation) Barbados’ economy is in deep trouble and the Central Bank’s latest report is signalling more worry about the falling level of vital foreign reserves.
(Trinidad Express) Trinidad and Tobago seems to be losing the battle of the bulge.
Members of the Berbice Anti-Piracy Committee (BAPC) yesterday apprehended four pirates, said to be fishermen from No 43 Village, Corentyne after firing shots at them and turned them over to the Suriname authorities.
Relatives of Omadat Persaud who was killed in a brazen robbery on Monday evening are still trying to figure out why the young farmer was shot by bandits.
After meeting again with University of Guyana Vice-Chancellor (VC) Jacob Opadeyi, the UGWU and UGSSA said yesterday that they will take both legal and industrial action if a clear plan to fulfill all obligations to workers is not outlined to them.
On the same day United States citizen Briana Rodney was nabbed at Timehri with 4.1
Crime Chief Seelall Persaud yesterday said the police are treating the allegations against ranks implicated in the rape of females rescued from a trafficking operation in Region 7 seriously, while concerns are once again being raised about the treatment of the victims in state custody.
Ravindra Siew, accused of killing his mother Ramrattie Deonauth, was yesterday freed by Justice Navindra Singh in the High Court after a no-case submission was upheld in his favour.
The Regional Five administration has denied accusations that it paid for subpar work on the Burma Road, saying that only 10% of the maintenance works has been done and the remainder has been stalled by the weather.
PPP executive Clement Rohee says the ruling party paid the price at the last elections for overlooking work on the ground in some areas.
Region 3 REO Donald Gajraj has denied allegations that he sexually harassed a female employee of the regional administration, while the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) yesterday called for him to be sent on leave to facilitate the ongoing police probe and to guard against possible victimisation.
REO Clair Singh and several other Region 9 officials on Monday got a tongue lashing from members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after the Auditor General’s 2010 report on their financial transactions revealed that they were not following financial regulations.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – India, propelled by impressive swing bowling from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, booked a place in the final of the Celkon Mobile Cup ODI series and will oppose Sri Lanka at Queen’s Park Oval tomorrow.
Police have held one person for questioning over the robbery of East Coast Demerara gas station owner Cecil Gajadhar, which resulted in his employee being killed during a trip to a city bank on Monday.
Guyana Industrial Training Centre (GITC) came from behind to defeat Dolphin Secondary by a 6-3 score line in their Georgetown Zone quarterfinal encounter as action in the Digicel U18 Secondary Schools Football Tournament continued at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary yesterday.
A man who stole two bottles of crème liquor from Bounty Supermarket was yesterday fined $10,000 with an alternative of two months’ imprisonment when he appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
The 9th edition of the P and P Insurance/Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) junior camp was officially launched yesterday at a press briefing at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.
The Council for Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) with support from the Inter-American Develop-ment Bank (IDB) will be conducting a labour market intelligence survey to determine the skills needs in a number of key sectors.
Following the conclusion of Monday’s Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/GTM Under-19 competition which was won by Demerara, selectors have named a National U19 14-man squad led by Berbice U19 Captain, Shawn Pereira.
The next sitting of the National Assembly will be July 18 and on the agenda will be a number of potentially contentious items, including the Motion to enable the Government to finance the Amaila Falls hydro project and a Bill to ensure that the land surrounding the project site is protected.
A man who said he was forced to steal a cell phone and sell it in order to get money because he was hungry and without a job was yesterday fined $20, 000 by Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty when the matter was heard in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
Captain Veerasammy Permaul’s five-wicket haul, reinforced by two half-century knocks from Steven Jacobs and Derwin Christian guided the Permaul XI to a 10-run win over Christopher Barnwell’s XI yesterday in the warm- up 50-overs a side match played at the Everest Cricket Club ground.
A team of karatekas from the Association do Shotokan Karate departed yesterday afternoon for the 10th annual Caribbean Karate Championship which is being held at the Barbados Community College over the weekend.
According to Education Minister Priya Manickchand, for Guyana’s children to have enhanced lives, a strong alliance among the government, the ministry, teachers, parents, the students themselves and the community, is required.
Several of Guyana’s leading squash players will be in action at the Georgetown Club courts from today until Sunday when the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) partners with Digicel to host the Senior National Squash Championships.
The Cummings Lodge Community Centre at 1246 Cummings Park, E Field 5 on July 6, 2013 received a donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as part of the church’s humanitarian projects in Guyana.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Formula One’s governing body ordered an immediate clampdown on access to the pitlane yesterday after a television cameraman was struck and injured by a bouncing wheel at last weekend’s German Grand Prix.
SCARBOROUGH, Tobago, CMC- Players from the Leeward Islands and Windward Islands emerged leading performers in the just ended Regional Under 17 competition in Tobago.
SAINT MALO, France, (Reuters) – Marcel Kittel won his second stage of the 2013 Tour de France yesterday, beating fellow German Andre Greipel in a sprint to the finish line.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- Stand-in captain Kieron Pollard has blasted as disappointing the West Indies 39 run loss to Sri Lanka in the Celkon Mobile Cup ODI at Queen’s Park Oval on Monday.
NEW JERSEY, United States, CMC- Kenwyne Jones scored an equalizer in the second half as Trinidad and Tobago stormed back to hold El Salvador to a two all draw in Group B of their CONCACAF Gold Cup opener on Monday night.
NEW JERSEY, United States, CMC- Honduras ruined Haiti’s return to the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament by winning their Group B opener two-nil at the Red Bull Arena on Monday night.
The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) is set to name the team for the Goodwill Championship this week following their July Sprint Meet over the weekend which saw good performances from Leon Seaton and a host of others.
Dear Editor, Past victimisation is indeed the most accurate indicator of future victimisation.
Dear Editor, The Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) is indeed complex; the label ‘state of the art’ is daily being seen as a misnomer.
NOTTINGHAM, England, (Reuters) – The final chapter of the Ashes build-up ended in predictable fashion yesterday when opposing captains Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke played the straightest of bats ahead of the first test at Trent Bridge.
Dear Editor, It has been observed for over a year that Wales police station allows water to waste by having their black tanks overflow day and night.
(Reuters) – The Los Angeles Lakers moved quickly to absorb the loss of Dwight Howard by reaching an agreement to sign free agent center Chris Kaman on Monday.
CAIRO, (Reuters) – Egypt’s interim authorities, boosted by $8 billion in Gulf aid, start work on forming a cabinet yesterday, a week after the elected Islamist president was ousted by the army leading to a wave of violence in which at least 90 people were killed.
Dear Editor, Agricultural activity accounted for about 30 per cent of GDP in 1991 according to the World Bank.
A teenager arraigned on charges of break-and-enter-and-larceny and burglary was yesterday remanded to prison when he appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Fugitive former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden will likely accept asylum in Venezuela to escape prosecution in the United States, said Glenn Greenwald, the U.S.
(Reuters) – Midfielder Michael Barrantes scored twice as Costa Rica comfortably beat Cuba 3-0 in their CONCACAF Gold Cup Group C game yesterday.
Four-lane: Construction of the East Bank Demerara four-lane road is expected to quicken as the Work Services Group of the Ministry of Works is moving ahead with support from the power and telephone companies to deal with installations that are hampering work.
LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec, (Reuters) – Canadian police yesterday said they had opened a criminal investigation into the train explosion that likely killed 50 people in Lac-Megantic, and some 200 officers were scouring the town’s devastated center for clues.
Dear Editor, We seem to have lost out again with the Brazilians, since it’s July and we have not been told that the ultimatum given to us by them to decide if we will partner them in building a hydroelectric dam, a deep water harbour and a proper highway to Brazil by the end of June has been met.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency has targeted most Latin American countries in its spying programs, with Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Mexico ranking among those of highest priority for the U.S.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment is hosting a workshop for Region Nine toshaos on Friday to discuss government policies related to the mining sector in that region.
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australia must show a bit of “mongrel” and gel as a team if they are to lift the Ashes against England, former captain Steve Waugh has said.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Argentina’s central bank has warned businesses to stop rejecting commemorative bank notes bearing the image of Eva Peron to mark the 60th anniversary of the iconic former first lady’s death.
The five players selected by the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) for the Guyana Under-15 team were scheduled to depart early this morning to participate in the Regional Under-15 tournament in Jamaica.
Dear Editor, I am an impoverished rastaman, a songwriter and musician barely making ends meet to survive.
Recreational park help: The GTM Group of Companies yesterday handed over a cheque to President of the Vlissengen Square, East Ruimveldt Environmental Group (VSEREG), Tyrone Doris.
The PPP/C appears set upon a course of outdoing the PNC in negative accomplishments.
It is now nearly six-and-a-half years since Julian Assange and Wikileaks started releasing official government documents, revealing to the publics of the world information deemed to be classified and forbidden from exhibition, because such release might injure the security of particular states and by extension (in the eyes of their governments) the safety of citizens.
In an article published yesterday, headlined ‘Mother of two refused bail on ganja charge’ it was stated that the woman, Nalini Baldeo, had 63 grammes of cocaine in her possession for the purpose of trafficking.
(Jamaica Gleaner) The former security chief at the United States Embassy in Kingston, David Rainsberger, who admitted to accepting bribes from a Jamaican entertainer, was yesterday sentenced to one year in prison.