Staff Writer

Johnson, Duff, Edghill, Narain cop TT titles

Jamal Duff and Chelsea Edghill secured the boys and girls’ under-11 titles respectively when the 2007 annual National Sport Commission (NSC) Mashramani table tennis tournament continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday.

Safer schools

Last week’s assault by a cutlass-wielding criminal who injured a student while angrily pursuing a teacher at the St Gabriel’s Primary School in Oronoque Street, Queenstown, has highlighted the threat to safety in this country’s schools.

In wake of cop killing…

The death of Constable Michau Cort, 27, has prompted Magistrate Chandra Sohan to lambaste the police for not observing the rules governing the schedule for “music boxes” to play at public functions.

Budget bill passed

The National Assembly last evening passed the Appropriation Bill 2007 approving the National Budget after a number of days of debate on the Minister of Finance’s speech and the estimates in the Committee of Supply.

Oscar Parvatan passes away

Former Principal Magistrate Oscar Parvatan died yesterday at his brother’s Kingston, Georgetown residence after a prolonged illness.

Vendors outside ‘Big Market’ go to court

Vendors outside the Stabroek Market who have been given marching orders yesterday took their case to court and the controversy also graced the chambers of Parliament and City Hall where there was confusion over how the decision was made.

VAT returns due today

Over 40 percent of Valued Added Tax and Excise Tax returns for January have been collected by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), and today is the due date by which all registrants must make their returns and payments.

CCJ hosting conference for Caricom legal fraternity

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in partnership with the Judicial Education Institute of the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is hosting a conference for the Caricom legal community to discuss issues that will fall under the Bench and Bar’s purview with the implementation of the CSME.