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Jagdeo warns of more private charges against gov’t

With PPP/C parliamentarians filing private criminal charges against two government ministers, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday warned that it was just the beginning and also dared the APNU+AFC administration to bring criminal charges against him for his actions while he served as president.

Oldendorff Carriers winding up operations in Guyana

-due to US sanctions against Rusal

Oldendorff Carriers, the German-based transshipment company used by Rusal for exporting bauxite from Guyana, has announced that it is “winding up” its operations here due to United States sanctions against the Russian aluminium producer.

Uitvlugt surpasses first crop target

-but output below last year’s figure

GuySuCo’s Uitvlugt Estate has surpassed its target for the first crop of 2018, the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) announced yesterday.

City Chamber submits objections to new parking meter by-laws

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has submitted its objections to the amended metered parking by-laws to City Hall, according to its President Deodat Indar, who joined with members of the business community yesterday to protest any restart of the initiative in the capital.

U.S., Colombian probe targets Venezuela food import programme

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – The United States and Colombia on Thursday cited new evidence of fraud in Venezuela’s food import program for the needy, saying part of the funds often ended up in the hands of corrupt government officials after being funneled through businesses in nearby countries.

Toshaos Council devises neutrality statement

To guard its independence and neutrality from political interference the National Toshaos Council (NTC) has developed a political neutrality statement that was adopted by the executive during its just-concluded executive meeting, says its Vice-Chairman Lenox Shuman.

Disabled Guyanese man murdered in NY

-became paralysed after West Demerara shooting

A US-based Guyanese, who became paralysed after being shot on the West Coast of Demerara in 2016, was stabbed to death on Tuesday in Brooklyn, New York.

Three GDF members interviewed by Lindo Creek commissioner

Three serving members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) including two whose names were published in the local newspapers were yesterday interviewed by the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the 2008 Lindo Creek killings as was scheduled and are likely to give testimony during the public hearings, according to the commission’s attorney Patrice Henry.

Crabwood Creek hire car driver remanded over accident death

The Crabwood Creek hire car driver in the Number 58 Village, Corentyne accident which left one woman dead and another hospitalised was yesterday remanded to prison on a charge of causing death by dangerous driving when he appeared at the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court.

Ten years jail for Rupununi man who killed friend

-after wavering over guilty plea

Weeks after asking the Court to vacate his guilty plea for the unlawful killing of his friend—opting for a trial instead, Phillip Sutherland has for the second time done an about-face on his decision.

Hercules facing $3.7m armed robbery charge

-a day after jailed for eight years in guns, ammo case

Sentenced on Tuesday to eight years in jail for firearms and ammunition possession, Steve Hercules was once again taken before a city court yesterday, when he was accused of committing a $3.7 million armed robbery just two weeks before being apprehended.