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Judgement Yard, Bad-A-Yard among teams sealing group berths

Judgement Yard, Bad-a-Yard, Trap House, Gaza Squad, East Front Road and California Square were among the teams to seal their group berths to the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Championship, following playoff matches yesterday and Friday respectively.

Openers rally Red Force after Singh, Johnson fortify Jaguars

– 2nd day, 4th round

TAROUBA, Trinidad, CMC – Openers Kyle Hope and Amir Jangoo gave Trinidad Red Force a solid start to their reply, after Vishaul Singh hit his second hundred of the season and shared a record stand with fellow century-maker Leon Johnson that put Guyana Jaguars in an impregnable position in their top-of-the-table Regional 4-Day Championship match on Friday.

Former AG says gov’t hiring of special prosecutors unconstitutional

-warns politically-tainted selections compromise right to fair trial

Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall says that the Attorney General’s Chambers’ retention of six attorneys to prosecute a number of high profile cases is unconstitutional and he is warning that the right to a fair trial will be compromised by a politically-tainted process.

Public debt up by $12.9B

-but debt-to-GDP ratio declines

Guyana’s total public debt increased from $317.7 billion to $330.6 billion in 2016 but the total debt as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined to 46.4% from 48.6% at the end of 2015 due to a nominal increase in the GDP.

Murdered teacher laid to rest

Family, friends and well-wishers turned out in their numbers to say their final goodbyes to murdered school teacher Kescia Branche, who was laid to rest yesterday afternoon.

$3B supplementary budget passed

The National Assembly on Friday approved $3 billion in extra budgetary allocations, including almost $1 billion in additional financing for the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI).

Mohabeer sets up semi-final clash with Joseph

Theron Mohabeer will battle Nyron Joseph while Johnathan Antczak will oppose Daniel Islam in the semi-final round of the Open division in the Guyana Squash Association Lucozade handicap tournament.

Harmon not Cabinet Secretary

After declaring himself to be Secretary to the Cabinet, State Minister Joseph Harmon has clarified that he does not hold the post but that Cabinet matters remain with his remit.

Mohamed hopes top horses go out with a bang

Nasrudeen Mohamed Jr. (Jumbo Jet Jr) will be bidding three of his thoroughbreds goodbye following the Race of Champions on December 3 at the Rising Sun Turf Club, but he hopes they all go out with a bang.

‘Have no fear’

-Appellate Tribunal urges public servants to seek redress

The Public Service Appellate Tribunal, which is already examining five cases, is urging public servants who feel that the Public Service Commission (PSC) has not done justice to their respective cases to seek redress.

Spurs roar back to defeat Thunder

(The Sports Xchange) – LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points, the final two on a crucial basket in the last minute, as the San Antonio Spurs roared back from a ragged beginning to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-101 at the AT&T Center.

Children saved from Mahaica house fire

-family seeks assistance after losses

A quick response by neighbours early on Friday morning saved four children from a fire that ripped through the bottom flat of their home at Supply, Mahaica.

India all out for 172 after tail wags

KOLKATA, (Reuters) – Fifties from Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews kept Sri Lanka firmly on course for a handy first-innings lead against India on day three of the rain-hit first test yesterday.