Malaria on rise in crisis-hit Venezuela, WHO says

GENEVA,  (Reuters) – Malaria is spreading rapidly in crisis-hit Venezuela, with more than an estimated 406,000 cases in 2017, up roughly 69 percent from a year before, the largest increase worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

U.S. visits to Cuba plunge following Trump measures

HAVANA,  (Reuters) – A steep drop in U.S. travelers to Cuba after a tightening of travel restrictions by President Donald Trump helped drive a 7 percent slide in foreign visitors to the Caribbean island in the first three months of 2018, Cuban official data showed yesterday.

East Bank Berbice road project nearing completion

In just a few months, residents on the East Bank Berbice will be able to travel to their destinations with ease, as the $1.2 Billion road rehabilitation project nears completion, the Department of Public Information (DPI) said yesterday.

Cosby prosecutors say his ‘time to escape justice is over’

NORRISTOWN, Pa.,  (Reuters) – Evidence of being a serial rapist finally caught up with Bill Cosby after decades of assaulting women and hiding behind his kindly television persona, prosecutors told a Pennsylvania jury yesterday in closing arguments of his sexual assault trial.

Cricket West Indies set for talks with exiled quartet

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – Cricket West Indies chief executive, Johnny Grave, plans to meet with a quartet of exiled players following the Indian Premier League, in an attempt to clear up the uncertainty surrounding their availability.

Gold Board lab shut

-following mercury concerns

Following continuing concerns over health dangers from mercury, the Guyana Gold Board’s laboratory at Upper Brickdam will close at the end of business today.

DPP nixes charges against ministers

-PPP condemns decision

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack yesterday discontinued the private criminal charges brought by PPP/C MPs against two government ministers since she said that the correct procedure, which included the filing of police reports, was not followed.