PERTH, (Reuters) – India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has rejected suggestions of in-fighting in his team on the tour of Australia, saying the claims were possibly the result of a beer-induced fantasy.
In the wake of serious concerns about aviation accidents here, two safety seminars were hosted here by the civil aviation authority last month.
The crash-landing of a Caribbean Airlines plane here on July 31, 2011 was primarily due to the pilot making a “long landing” and having insufficient room to come to a safe stop, a statement from the civil aviation body here today said.
The police say there was a decrease of 8% in murders during last year when figures of 140 for 2010 and 129 for 2011 are compared.
(de Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – Haiti is the first stop of President Desi Bouterse’s upcoming tour of CARICOM countries as the regional block’s chairman.
(de Ware Tijd) PARAMARIBO – The Jamaican paper Jamaica Observer harshly criticized President Desi Bouterse as CARICOM chairman in its edition of yesterday.
(Trinidad Guardian) Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has spent over a quarter-million dollars to fly one its directors — Abhedanand Persad Sharma and his wife, Lisa Ramnarine-Persad — to India to accompany Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on her trip.
(Trinidad Express) Planning Minister Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie was part of a three-member audit team mandated to ensure good governance at CL Financial and must accept some responsibility for the conglomerate’s collapse.
(Trinidad Express) Acting Minister of National Security Herbert Volney yesterday described as “treachery” the leaking of a report by Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley to discredit the alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and three other ministers.
The main opposition, A Partnership For National Unity (APNU) has agreed to support Alliance For Change leader, Raphael Trotman as the Speaker for the 10th Parliament, a source confirmed this morning.
(Barbados Nation) Almost 500 pounds of cannabis have been seized in a drug exercise which took place yesterday at the Crane in St Philip.
Police at the Central Police Station at New Amsterdam, Berbice, are probing a report that US$4,900 (around $1M) was stolen from a bag which was left in the office of the officer-in-charge of the station.
(Reuters) – Senior batsman Rahul Dravid has batted down suggestions of a rift in India’s struggling test team and said he was working hard to correct flaws in his defence which has been repeatedly breached in the series against Australia.
Popular businessman Roger Hinds was this evening shot two times and robbed of an estimated $10 million, inclusive of gold and diamond jewellery.
Police say that at about 2315h last night, Marlon Ramcharran, 18 years, and Bisnauth Drepaul Singh, 21 years, were imbibing along with three other men at Ramcharran’s home at Tain, Corentyne, when a car drove up and five men exited, one of whom was armed with a firearm.
The police say they are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at about 2105h last night at Savage Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, during which Felix Alleyne, 37 years of Paradise, ECD, was shot and injured.
Police say that Sohan Busjit is wanted by the police for questioning in relation to robbery and murder committed on Delon Collins, a fireman, on 2011-12-24.
Police say that at about 2100h last night, an armed private security guard on duty at a residence at Jamoon Drive, Meadow Brook, Georgetown, saw a man jump over the compound fence and enter the premises.
Grocers at Vryheid Village, West Canje Berbice and at Bel Air Village, West Coast Berbice were last night and today attacked and robbed by bandits.
ZURICH, (Reuters) – A football federation official was told not to complicate things by wanting to win games in a tournament organised by jailed match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal, according to emails disclosed by FIFA today.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – With frontman David Lee Roth back on board, American rock group Van Halen released on Monday their first single and video with the flamboyant frontman in 27 years.
Dr. Moti Lall, a stalwart of the PPP and a former Member of Parliament of that party died last night of a suspected heart attack at his Republic Park, East Bank of Demerara home surrounded by his family.
Here’s a riddle for readers! What do Guyana Football Federation President (on protracted suspension) Colin Klass and ex-President Jagdeo have in common.
(Trinidad Express) Planning Minister Bhoe Tewarie yesterday said he met privately with Central Bank Governor Ewart Williams to discuss the financial difficulties facing CL Financial because he felt executive chairman Lawrence Duprey would not give a “true picture” of what was going on.
(Trinidad Express) Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs yesterday confirmed the police have not found enough evidence linking 17 men to an alleged assassination plot against Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and three Government ministers.