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Hope says preparation underway

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Elegant stroke-maker Shai Hope says West Indies have already trained their sights on the Sri Lanka Test series, as they target success in the three-Test rubber in June.

VVR, Ravens in convincing victories

Victory Valley Royals and Ravens scored convincing wins heading into the semi-finals of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF)  ‘Road to Mecca’ Club championships  Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.

Security of fundamental rights provided by the constitution not `costless’ to citizens

Dear Editor, I noted with consternation and amusement that there was a letter in the Saturday, April 21st edition of Kaieteur News, titled `We await the CCJ Ruling’ – consternation because I don’t share the view that a President can shape our future all on his or her own, and amusement because I have been rendered speechless by the politics of this Dear Land, and would only write a letter to a newspaper if I wanted to be on public record as having held a particular position on a matter I thought was of particular import. 

Trump says ‘long way’ to go on North Korea crisis

WASHINGTON/SEOUL,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said yesterday the North Korean nuclear crisis was a long way from being resolved, striking a cautious note a day after the North’s pledge to end its nuclear tests raised hopes before planned summits with South Korea and the United States.

Redick, Simmons star as 76ers take 3-1 series lead

(Reuters) JJ Redick scored 24 points and Ben Simmons added a triple-double consisting of 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to carry the Philadelphia 76ers past the Miami Heat 106-102 Saturday at American Airlines Arena.

Region Four Education Dep’t clears Diamond-Grove HM of allegations

The Region Four Department has publicly cleared the Headteacher of the Diamond-Grove Primary School, Wendy Norville of allegations of abusive leadership while declaring that her accuser has lied to “create strife and mischief.” In a press statement on Thursday the department noted that the Headteacher had been accused via the letters column of the daily newspapers of  having managed in a dictatorial way, refused to refund monies used for the purchasing of services and materials as well as being un-cooperative and deliberately creating undue challenges for teachers at the learning institution.

Windies star Hope lands BCA President’s Award

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Fresh from being named one of Wisden’s five Cricketers-of-the-Year at Lord’s earlier this month, Shai Hope earned another prestigious award on home soil when he received the President’s Award at Barbados Cricket Association  annual dinner at Kensington Oval here Friday night.

Equal alacrity

Dear Editor,  The swift manner in which the rescinding of the appointment of a town clerk occurred by the responsible body is duly noted.

Antetokounmpo, Bucks beat Celtics to even series

(Reuters) Giannis Antetokounmpo tipped in Malcolm Brogdon’s missed floater for the game-winning bucket with 5.1 seconds remaining as the host Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 104-102 in Game 4 yesterday to even the series at 2-2 at BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Blast at election centre in Afghan capital kills more than 50

KABUL,  (Reuters) – A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul yesterday, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 100, in the most serious attack yet on preparations for elections scheduled for October.

The charges

For the entire period of the APNU+AFC administration, it has been clear that the toxic relationship between the government and the opposition – and reflected in everyday encounters among their adherents at various levels far and wide –    would lead to increasingly intractable crises such as those that resulted in the unilateral appointment of the Chairman of GECOM and the continuing absence of substantive appointments to the top two posts of the judiciary.