Man charged with rape of 12-year-old

A man was yesterday granted bail after he was accused of raping a 12-year-old child.

Jerel Patterson, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown, was read the charge at an in-camera hearing.

It is alleged that Patterson sexually penetrated the child.

He was subsequently granted his release on $120,000 bail and will make his next court appearance on October 30, when his next hearing is scheduled.


Top Cop to resume duties today

Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud is to resume his duties today after spending approximately six months on leave, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday confirmed to Stabroek News.

AFC launches scathing attack on GAWU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday launched a scathing attack on the union GAWU, accusing it of decades of sabotage of the sugar industry and not genuinely representing the interests of its workers.

T&T-based company to offer range of health services

The importance of foot health, especially for persons with diabetes, was emphasized by Podologist Yvonne Braithwaite yesterday, when she launched the local leg of Rovon Health Care Inc, which includes a foot spa.

Bidders for gov’t contracts being asked to register

All local and international bidders for government contracts are being asked by the National Procurement and Tender Administration (NPTA) Board to complete a NPTA Supplier Registration form to obtain a registration number which they can use on bidding documents for quick database referencing.

Mayor uncertain about when metered parking will return

The return of metered parking looms on the horizon as the city council, having voted largely in favour of accepting the recommendations of the parking meter renegotiation committee, will move on to amending the contract and reconstructing the by-laws.

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