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Whitmore a welcome presence, says assistant coach

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Assistant Reggae Boyz coach, Donovan Duckie, said the presence of head coach Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore for the upcoming friendly internationals against St Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda, will be important for the squad.

Semenya’s reign to be ended by new IAAF gender rule

LONDON, (Reuters) – South African Caster Semenya’s long and controversial reign as the queen of middle distance running looks set to be ended this year not by a track rival but by a new hyperandrogenism rule that will stop her from running 800 and 1500 metres races.

Single mothers group invests in candle making

Fruit scented and patriotically coloured “Magnificent Candles” are being produced by the Mahaica Women’s Group, a group of single mothers and early school leavers, the Department of Public Information (DPI ) says.

A conundrum reaching back to the 1970s

Dear Editor, Few of us alive would have been aware of the opening scene of the drama recently reported to have climaxed between the Government of Guyana and Toolsie Persaud Ltd, with the former being burdened with a billion dollar legal bill payable to the latter.

Windies to open World Cup quest against Pakistan

LONDON, CMC – Two-time winners West Indies will open their 2019 World cup campaign against nemeses Pakistan, in their bid for a third title in the International Cricket Council’s premier 50-overs showpiece.

Tennis has “significant” integrity problems, says report

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Tennis faces “very significant” integrity problems caused by the sharp increase in internet betting, an independent report concluded in its interim finding  yesterday with one investigator describing it as a “tsunami” at its lower levels.

Warriors shut down Spurs to seal series

(Reuters) The Golden State Warriors responded to their first loss of the postseason with a championship-type defensive effort Tuesday night, suffocating the San Antonio Spurs 99-91 to complete a 4-1 win in the first round of the NBA playoffs at Oakland, Calif.

Addressing plastic pollution

What about nature’s worth? It’s our planet’s womb… What about forest trails? Burnt despite our pleas… – Earth Song, Michael Jackson (1995) Humankind’s stewardship of the earth, for the most part, has been deficient.

Redick, Sixers close out Heat

(Reuters) JJ Redick scored 27 points to lift the Philadelphia 76ers past the visiting Miami Heat 104-91 to clinch the teams’ first-round playoff series in five games Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

GPHC hails admin professionals

More than twenty persons working in various administrative capacities at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation were yesterday recognised for their contributions to the daily operations of the medical facility.

Gov’t to meet Rusal workers at Kwakwani

Government will today meet with workers and officials of Russian aluminum firm RUSAL, and German carrier, Oldendorff, at the company’s Kwakwani, Berbice  location to discuss the local implications of United States sanctions against the company’s majority shareholder  Oleg Deripaska.

Gold Board lab shut

-following ongoing mercury concerns

Amid unrelenting concerns over health dangers from mercury, the Guyana Gold Board’s (GGB) laboratory at Upper Brickdam was closed yesterday and alternative arrangements are to be made for purchasing of the precious metal.