Staff Writer

Pujara, rain thwart rampaging Sri Lanka in Kolkata

KOLKATA, (Reuters) – India’s top order bulwark Cheteshwar Pujara resisted Sri Lanka’s charge with a gutsy unbeaten 47 before rain returned to wipe out more than two sessions of the second day’s play in the opening test yesterday.

Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet yesterday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold until he can “review all conservation facts.” The rule released yesterday allowing hunters who kill elephants in Zimbabwe to bring their trophies back to the United States outraged animal activists.

AG says SOCU to probe bungling of Dipcon case

After losing his bid to appeal the US$2.2 million awarded to Trinidad road construction company Dipcon, which the government of Guyana now has to pay, Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams SC continues to maintain that there was no evidence of the file containing the judgement in his Chambers after he took office in May, 2015 and that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) will investigate what happened.

Warrican tilts balance Pride’s way

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, CMC – Out-of-favour West Indies left-arm spinner, Jomel Warrican, struck twice in as many balls in the final session to hand Barbados Pride the advantage on the second day of their fourth-round Regional four-day contest against Windward Islands Volcanoes.

Ramdhani concludes participation at Pan Am Young Talents Camp

Guyana’s Priyanna Ramdhani ended her participation at the Pan American Badminton Federation Young Talents Camp held November 9-15 in Paramaribo, Suriname and then participated in the Suriname Open Inter-national Championships held at the Ismay Van Wilgen Sporthal Nov-ember 16-18 losing in the second round.

New Mattai food market opens

N&S Mattai and Company yesterday officially opened its new food market in Georgetown, while promising to take business to the next level for its customers.

Oil giants unlikely to share coal’s fate, for now

LONDON,  (Reuters) – The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund’s proposal to ditch its oil and gas shares, though hugely symbolic in the battle against climate change, is unlikely to cause a rush to the exit by major investors in the sector in the short term.

Petrotrin contacts authorities over ‘fake oil’

...after independent consultant confirms audit findings

(Trinidad Express) Petrotrin says it now has independent confirmation of the discrepancies between the oil production reported by a contractor and what was actually received by the company, which resulted in an over-payment of an estimated TT$80 million.

A government of laws, and not of men

Dear Editor, The second President of the United States of America, John Adams, once described his Government as “a government of laws, and not of men.” The philosophy which underpins this statement is the foundation of modern democratic governments.

Mohabeer defeats Pollard in Lucozade handicap squash

Theron Mohabeer defeated Regan Pollard in the Open Division, while Taylor Fernandes, Daniel Islam and Alex Cheeks secured contrasting divisional wins, when the Lucozade Handicap Squash Tournament continued on Thursday.

Ushering in the holiday season

      Ushering in the holiday season: Mr and Mrs Claus made a stop on Main Street last evening as part of the annual Courts Christmas Light Up.

Roaming horses a problem in South Turkeyen

Dear Editor, Following your publication of my missive earlier this week regarding frequent traffic chaos and obstructions within close proximity of the Turkeyen Police Station, I had a subsequent but brief conversation with a female Police Rank stationed there.