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SOCU advisor says case backlog reducing

In keeping with his concerns about the large number of Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) cases that were awaiting legal advice, Irish crime expert Sam Sittlington last week said that since addressing the issue with the Police Legal Adviser (PLA ) and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) the backlog is reducing.

Gaskin shares jewellery knowledge with students

Students involved in jewellery making at the Burrowes School of Arts were on Saturday advised by  Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin of opportunities in the industry, according to the Department of Public Information (DPI).

Crabwood Creek accountant dies in accident

-mother, daughter injured

A 52-year-old Crabwood Creek accountant yesterday morning died while returning home from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, after the car she was travelling in slammed into a parked truck along the Number 58 Village, Corentyne Public Road.

Car on Sheriff St found with 150 lbs ganja

Ranks attached to the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) on Sunday night conducted an operation during which they unearthed several packages of marijuana, concealed and compressed in plastic wrap in a motorcar on Sheriff Street.

The International Court of Justice: How we got there

The Guyana/Venezuela Boundary Controversy:

United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, informed President David Granger that he had “chosen the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as the means that is now to be used for its solution.”

Presidential Guard crowned champs

-Police Commissioner’s Cup Inter Division T20 competition

Presidential Guard (PG) were crowned champions of the fourth Police Commissioner’s Cup T20 Inter-Division competition Sunday after defeating Headquarters (HQ) by 48 runs in the final at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.

Sir Hilary urges ICC to sit down with CARICOM

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Renowned regional academic Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said it was critical cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC)  heeded the call of the Caribbean community, in helping to solve the governance crisis in West Indies cricket.

Russell, Narine propel KKR to second win

KOLKATA, India,  CMC – Andre Russell savaged Delhi Daredevils in a brief but brutal assault while West Indies teammate Sunil Narine provided his trademark brilliance, as Kolkata Knight Riders stormed to a 71-run victory in the Indian Premier League yesterday.

Nowhere near enough

Politics

By Dr. David Hinds Any proper evaluation of the current government’s performance in office almost three years since its rise to power must be done against the background of the expectations when it came to power in 2015.

Defending champs in shock defeat

Defending champion Dave and Celina’s All-Stars suffered defeat on the opening night of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Linden Championship, losing to Amelia’s Ward Russians on penalty kicks on Sunday.

Bench Press competition set for Saturday

Chalk up the hands and test brute strength on Saturday when the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) stages its inaugural Bench Press Showdown at the 704 Sky Lounge.

Garnett spurs Hikers to back-to-back wins

Baraka Garnett produced match-winning performances in the U19 boys category of the Guyana Hockey Board’s Developmental outdoor league last weekend to help Hikers defeat Joseph Warriors and Old Fort 1-0 and 4-1 respectively.

E-Testing – Making Caribbean examinations more efficient

Education

By Cleveland Sam “The Caribbean Examinations Council has successfully launched its Electronic Testing or e-testing service to the region.” The announcement was made by Barbados Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation on Monday, 30 January, 2017.

Region Seven short of staff by over 200

Region Seven is the latest regional administration to report to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that it working with a staff deficit, including a shortage of teachers in the schools.