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T&T man chased, killed by car

-after row with girlfriend’s ex

Akeem Reiid (Trinidad Guardian) A 25-year-old Arouca man died on Tuesday after being chased and knocked down by a man driving a car, moments after he was forced to flee his girlfriend’s home following an argument with her former boyfriend.

Cricket Australia agree A$500m pay deal with players

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association announced they had agreed a new pay deal “in principle” on Thursday, finally ending an acrimonious dispute that threatened a tour of Bangladesh and this year’s Ashes series.

Prisons pose national emergency – GTUC

-says neither Govt nor PPP/C can be absolved

The aftermath of the Camp Street fire Declaring that the prison system is now a national emergency, the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC)  today called for an urgent bipartisan approach to the problem and it said that neither the governing APNU+AFC nor the opposition PPP/C could be absolved of responsibility.

Prisons seeking to hire retired Joint Services persons

Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels today announced that in an effort to strengthen the capacity of the Guyana Prison Service applications from retired senior non-commissioned officers of the Guyana Defence Force, Guyana Police Force and the Prison Service would be considered, a statement from the Department of Public Information (DPI) said.

Soldier injured during security operation

A  Guyana  Defence Force Private, Brian Samuel, 22,  is battling for his life at the GPHC, after being struck down today on the Bath Settlement Public Road, West Coast Berbice at about 1:30 am by a motorcycle during a security operation.

Escapee recaptured at Mocha

Shawn Harris, who escaped from the Lusignan holding area on Monday was recaptured today at a house at Mocha, East Bank Demerara, the police confirmed.

Escapee killed in confrontation with Joint Services

Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine today confirmed to the Department of Public  Information (DPI) that acting on information provided by the public the Joint Services executed an operation at approximately midday today in the East Ruimveldt ward of Georgetown which led to a confrontation with Lusignan Prison escapee Clive Forde aka El Sinkie.

Sixteen prisoners shot in ‘extreme disorder’ at Lusignan

Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels late this afternoon confirmed that at approximately 16:20hrs today inmates at the holding area of the Lusignan Prison were involved in a series of assaults and aggressive behaviour which resulted in extreme disorder and threatened their own safety, that of the joint services members providing security and could have escalated further and compromise the integrity of the facility.

New wing of High Court commissioned

President David Granger today said that the construction of the new wing of the High Court of the Supreme Court of Judicature is an investment that stands as testimony to the Government’s commitment to improving access to justice.