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Cummings Lodge bridge

Cummings Lodge bridge: Works are currently ongoing for the reconstruction of this bridge in Greater Georgetown which links Cummings Lodge to the Cummings Lodge Access Road.

Dimitrov defeats Kyrgios in thriller

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov held his nerve to knock home favourite Nick Kyrgios out of the Australian Open in a fourth-round thriller at the Rod Laver Arena yesterday.

Gov’t and the sugar unions

Friday’s meeting on the future of the sugar industry between the government and the two unions, GAWU and NAACIE is a heartening development and must lead to substantive options for the thousands of dislocated workers and a viable plan for the remaining estates.

Brothers United secures playoff round spot

Brothers United secured the final berth in the playoff round of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ West Demerara/East Bank Demerara zone, defeating Young Stars 2-0 in the final yesterday.

House passes witness protection bill

A bill to provide a legal framework for the protection of witnesses was passed without amendment by the National Assembly on Friday evening despite arguments by the parliamentary opposition that it failed to take into account modern challenges.

GOA stipend for 30 athletes, 13 coaches

The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) said yesterday that it was looking forward to the day when national athletes and coaches will be paid in order to adequately focus on their goals.

Athanaze, Yadram lay waste to Kenya

LINCOLN, New Zealand, CMC – Alick Athanaze lashed an unbeaten hundred and off-spinner Bhaskar Yadram claimed a five-wicket haul, as West Indies Under-19s overcame a slight hiccup to easily dispose of Kenya Under-19s by 222 runs and notch their first win of the ICC Youth World Cup here yesterday.

Guinness playoff round gets cracking today

--West Demerara/East Bank Demerara zone

The playoff round of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ West Demerara/East Bank Demerara zone kicks-off today from 9:00am at the Pouderoyen Tarmac.

Grove Hi Tech whip Kuru-Kururu Warriors 4-1

Grove Hi-Tech overcame a 1-0 deficit to defeat Kuru-Kururu Warriors by a 4-1 margin, when the East Bank Demerara zone of the Frank Watson Memorial u15 Football League commenced yesterday.

Caribbean to send proposal to AIBA for support

The extent of the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) support for the ‘the Caribbean will be known later this week, President of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), Steve Ninvalle said yesterday.

Halep ousts Davis in marathon encounter

MELBOURNE,  (Reuters) – World number one Simona Halep saved three match points and overcame throbbing ankle pain to get past Lauren Davis 4-6 6-4 15-13 in a marathon third round encounter at the Australian Open yesterday.

FIU accountant, lawyer approved after protracted selection process

-PPP/C withholds support for attorney, alleges political exposure

In keeping with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation, the National Assembly on Friday night approved the appointment of the nominees for the posts of accountant and attorney for the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), though the parliamentary opposition declared its non-support for the latter candidate because of alleged political affiliations.