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Cops not focusing on M&CC officials’ failure to report sexual abuse of boy

-accused taken into custody

Police investigators will be focusing on the alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy committed by a city constabulary officer two months ago and not on the failure of the Mayor of City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown to report the case in a timely manner, ‘A’ Division Commander Marlon Chapman said yesterday.

Henry assures gov’t commitment to equal rights for LGBT community

-at local ‘Spirit Day’ event

Education Minister Nicolette Henry on Mon-day assured the government’s commitment to the “inclusion, protection, and recognition” of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community, saying it is deserving of all rights under the law like the rest of the citizenry.

From Damascus, Iran vows to confront Israel

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iran’s military chief warned Israel against breaching Syrian airspace and territory on a visit to Damascus on Wednesday, raising tensions with Israel as it voices deep concern over Tehran’s influence in Syria.

Soldier dies in Lethem accident

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officer, who was in Lethem as part of the Military Band set to perform for upcoming township activities, died early yesterday morning after he was hit by a speeding motorcycle.

LBI ground saved from grass fire

A fire, which was set to a heap of grass just outside the northern fence of the La Bonne Intention (LBI) Community Centre Ground, briefly threatened to derail yesterday’s Diwali motorcade.

UN says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday.

Venezuela’s deteriorating oil quality riles major refiners

CARACAS/HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state-run oil firm, PDVSA, is increasingly delivering poor quality crude oil to major refiners in the United States, India and China, causing repeated complaints, canceled orders and demands for discounts, according to internal PDVSA documents and interviews with a dozen oil executives, workers, traders and inspectors.

GDF lance corporal dies in Lethem accident

Lance Corporal Devon Fraser The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 2.20 this morning on the Lethem Public Road that resulted in the death of pedestrian Devon Fraser, 28, a Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal of Buxton, East Coast Demerara.