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Charged with rape of girls, 12 and 13

(Trinidad Express) A Laventille man was denied bail by  Port of Spain Magistrate Adia Mohammed on Thursday, on four charges of  sexual assault against a 12 and 13-year-old girl.

The destruction of Yemen

On the eve of the 2016 US election, the UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed warned reporters in the capital Sanaa that: “People are dying … the infrastructure is falling apart… and the economy is on the brink of abyss.” At the time, Yemen – the region’s poorest country even before its civil war – had endured more than a year of airstrikes by a Saudi-led and US- and UK- supported coalition.

Sunset Lakes resold for over $1B to Tiwarie partner

-after CH&PA loses bid to reacquire property

Sunset Lakes, the 100-acre Providence, East Bank of Demerara property sold by Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) to Brian Tiwarie, has been repossessed by Citizens Bank and sold to Tamesh Jagmohan of Precious Mining Inc.

CJ urges attorneys in battle over Gecom chair against trial by media

At the first hearing of the opposition’s challenge to President David Granger’s appointment of retired Justice James Patterson as Gecom Chairman, Chief Justice Roxane George issued a stern warning to both sides to refrain from trying the case “in the court of public opinion.” At yesterday’s hearing, the court set out the trial timeline.

Internal auditor resigns from gold board

  The Internal Auditor of the Guyana Gold Board Ajodhia Ramcharan on Wednesday resigned following an investigation into allegations of “millions of dollars” in theft at the agency which has already seen two accountants sent home to facilitate the probe.

Were DNA samples taken in Kescia Branche probe?

As investigations into the killing of Kescia Branche appear to have stalled, it is unclear if investigators took  DNA samples from her or the men, including the police ranks, who were being questioned to establish if she was sexually assaulted.

CONCACAF agrees to launch new Nations League

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – CONCACAF’s governing council has agreed to launch a new Nations League tournament, for teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean, president Victor Montagliani told Reuters on Thursday.