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Peru’s president urges Venezuela’s Maduro to step down

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski LIMA,  (Reuters) – Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski today urged Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro to step down, calling him a “dictator”, and rejected the socialist leader’s call for the two to meet face-to-face along with other presidents in the region.

The role of youth

“The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them, is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely, until they – at some distant point in the future – will take over the reins.

Suspect in murder of Canje girl held

At 11:30 am today, the prime suspect in relation to the murder of Parbattie Lakhpal which occurred at East Canje, Berbice on July 29, 2017, was arrested at Springlands, Corriverton, Berbice, the police said..

Patterson pained at power problems, vows to find solutions

David Patterson With the pressure building on the government over a torrent of on-and-off blackouts and shutdowns of the Demerara-Berbice system,  Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson today expressed disappointment at the situation and said he will intervene to find solutions.

South Africa’s Zuma survives no-confidence motion

Jacob Zuma CAPE TOWN,  (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma survived a no-confidence motion against him in parliament on Tuesday by garnering 198 votes to the opposition’s 177 votes as African National Congress lawmakers rallied to his support.

Pilot injured in Eteringbang crash

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it has launched an investigation to ascertain the circumstances leading to the crash of a single engine CESSNA aircraft – bearing registration number 8R-GPR, shortly after takeoff at the Eteringbang airstrip in Region 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni).

Venezuela using excessive force, arrests to crush protests -UN

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein   GENEVA,  (Reuters) – Venezuelan security forces have wielded excessive force to suppress protests, killing dozens, and have arbitrarily detained 5,000 people since April, including 1,000 still in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday.

Chanderpaul passes 600 mark

Shiv Chanderpaul LONDON,  CMC – Barbadian all-rounder Jodfra Archer continued to impress in the English County Championship stroking another half-century and then grabbing a brace of wickets, to help Sussex take command of their Division Two contest against Worcestershire here Monday.

AFC voices full confidence in Ramjattan

In the wake of the crisis in the prisons system following the destruction of the Camp Street jail and the escape of high-profile prisoners, the AFC yesterday voiced confidence in Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan’s who is its immediate past leader and current Chairman of the party.