LONDON, (Reuters) – Donor governments and philanthropists pledged $2.6 billion today to help fund a worldwide polio eradication plan that has taken decades to reach what global health specialists say is now the “last mile”.
(Trinidad Newsday) Because she was scheduled to be deported after serving a prison sentence, a Venezuelan woman was kept in prison even after she had completed her jail term.
(Jamaica Observer) An admission by a Crown witness that he prefers to remain in prison rather than being released early under a plea bargain deal he signed with the State surprised many people in the Home Circuit Court on day four of the Tesha Miller trial yesterday.
(Jamaica Gleaner) With some 1.6 million Jamaican children registered between 1955 and 2017, without their fathers’ names on their birth certificates, Pastor Michael McAnuff-Jones has made a call for the Registration Act to be revised.
(Jamaica Gleaner) Amid concerns of a permissive culture of drug use among Jamaican children, there are fresh fears that easy access to marijuana-laced foods is putting students at risk of health complications in ‘high schools’.
(Trinidad Guardian) Ramrajie Gobin, 49, who was discovered hacked to death at her home in Golconda on Sunday was described as an “Angel.” Gobin was the mother of two, who are both grown adults.
With the suspension of funding by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to the Sheriff Street/Mandela Avenue road expansion project, the contractor Sino Hydro Corporation Limited has begun to lay off employees.
Approximately 300 employees of Troy Resources Guyana Inc. were notified of their dismissals yesterday following a decision by the board of the Australian company as it seeks to find a way to restart operations.
During the 42-day Claims and Objections (C&O) period, nearly 18,000 objections were lodged with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) but fewer than 400 were upheld even after more than two-thirds were withdrawn.
A claim by the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) against the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) for the payment of $224 million related to a 2015 agreement for the sale of land was struck out on a technicality.
Three days after officials declared that governing coalition partner Alliance for Change (AFC) would be contesting the March 2020 elections alone if the terms of a revised Cummingsburg Accord were not concluded by yesterday, the party is now saying it will address the matter at the end of the week.
The Guyana Court of Appeal yesterday ordered a retrial for businessman Kevin Jordan, after setting aside his conviction in 2015 for the rape of a seven-year-old boy.
Dwayne Tappin, the former soldier who was found guilty of decapitating his uncle in 2017, was yesterday sentenced to life in prison for the crime.
A 22-year-old Venezuelan national was fatally stabbed early yesterday morning after he attempted to fend off two bicycle bandits who attacked him on the Grove, East Bank Demerara Public Road.
Orin Jules, the Sophia man who last week admitted to killing his brother in 2016 following a row over their family shop, was yesterday sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Neville Thomas, the taxi driver who was charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl, was yesterday committed to stand trial by a city magistrate at the conclusion of the Preliminary Inquiry into the charge.
A 28-year-old murder accused was freed yesterday after a judge upheld a no-case submission made by his attorney.
The Guyana Government (GoG) yesterday criticised an editorial appearing in the Trinidad Express and Barbados Nation over the weekend which flayed it for a press freedom attack on Stabroek News (SN) via the withdrawal of state advertising.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Democrats responded skeptically yesterday to President Donald Trump’s declaration that he might be willing to testify in his impeachment inquiry and also said they were examining the truthfulness of his testimony in the Russia 2016 election interference probe.
Witnessing the hacking to death of her two young children and surviving the most gruesome cutlass attack, that left her with a severed right hand, 26-year-old Nazaleena ‘Natasha’ Houston is still struggling to overcome the ordeal.