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Dharm Shala subvention

In the last Sunday Stabroek in the feature story ‘The Ramsaroop sisters: Continuing a proud tradition of service to the poor’ it was inadvertently stated that the home receives a monthly subvention of $1M from the state.

Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon declined on Tuesday to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a House intelligence panel about his time at the White House as part of its investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the U.S.

Cops seek motive for Pomeroon murders

  The police were up to yesterday afternoon still working to ascertain the motive behind the murders of Ambrose Baharally and Martin Godette, the Pomeroon farmers who were shot dead on Sunday and a potential witness was taken into custody to assist with the investigation.

Ramotar claims gov’t ignored promised India loans for sugar industry

-Harmon unaware, calls for details

Former President Donald Ramotar has accused the current government of accepting loans from India that he initiated except those pertaining to the rehabilitation of the sugar industry but State Minister Joseph Harmon says he is unaware of the claim and has urged that the former head of state prove it.

Child rapist sentenced to 45 years

-judge upbraids defence lawyer for attack on jurors

Omadat Persaud, who was on trial for raping a five-year-old girl in 2015, was yesterday afternoon sentenced to 45 years in jail after a jury unanimously convicted him of the crime.

Mother urges justice for vendor killed by city cop

The mother of Marlon Fredericks, the mentally-challenged vendor who was fatally shot by a member of the city constabulary on Sunday, yesterday called for justice for her son, while saying that an autopsy found that he died of a gunshot wound to his chest.

Paul Williams acting as Top Cop

Commissioner of Police (ag) David Ramnarine is currently overseas on duty and Crime Chief, Assistant Commissioner of Police Paul Williams will temporarily hold his post.

$25M contract signed for restart of Kitty Market restoration

Restoration of the Kitty Market should resume next week, following the signing of a $25 million contract yesterday between the Ministry of Communities and BML Architects and Engineers Consultancy and Construction Services to have the first phase of works completed.

GCAA certifies new airline for operation

Domestic Airways Incorporated became the first airline in two years to enter the local market after receiving its operator’s certificate from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) yesterday.

PwC sets off on valuation of GuySuCo assets

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) yesterday began its mission here to value the assets of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) which would lead to the issuing of prospectuses that potential investors can mull.

Fly Jamaica says backlog cleared

-making administrative changes

After days of flight delays, cancellations and criticisms from stranded passengers, Fly Jamaica says it has been able to resume normal operations after clearing its backlog over the weekend.