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PPP welcomes suspension of LEAD

The PPP today issued the following statement on the suspension of the LEAD project to enable further talks between Guyana and the US.

Sammy replaced by Ramdin

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 9, CMC – West Indies selectors have ended Darren Sammy’s near four-year reign as captain and appointed wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin in his place for the upcoming New Zealand series.

New chairman of Private Sector Commission named

The Council of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Tuesday ratified the appointment of Ramesh Persaud, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED), as Chairman of the Commission, replacing Ronald Webster who passed away on April 27, 2014, a release from the PSC said.

GuySuCo surpasses first crop

-but Chand says figure still too low The Guyana Sugar Corporation has surpassed its first crop target with just under 75,000 tonnes of sugar produced as of yesterday.

Two Town Clerks?

By Mario Joseph   City Council spokesman Royston King was yesterday installed as the officer performing the duties of Town Clerk even as Carol Sooba maintained that councillors did not have the authority to oust her from the post and warned that they could face jail for contempt of court.

Boy, 10, electrocuted during bath in yard

-family says GPL ignored loose wire report, illegal connection being probed A 10-year-old boy was electrocuted on Wednesday while bathing in his yard at Goed Fortuin and his family is accusing the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) of ignoring its complaints about a loose wire that was responsible.

Four witnesses testify in cop killing PI

Four witnesses offered evidence yesterday in the preliminary inquiry (PI) into the murder charge against Dellon Abrams, who stands accused of killing policeman Seburn Elias, during a brief escape on January 6, 2014.

Lotto funds again on radar of public accounts body

Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday raised concern about the Audit Office’s finding that the Finance Ministry failed to pay government’s share of 24% of the proceeds of the Guyana Lotteries Fund to the Consolidated Fund.

Disabilities council elects new executive

Leon Walcott was re-elected to chair the Guyana Council of Organisations for Persons with Disabilities when the group hosted its second biennial general meeting late last month.