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Cuba to recognize private property in new constitution

HAVANA, (Reuters) – Communist-run Cuba will officially recognize private property, something it has long rejected as a vestige of capitalism, under a new constitution that also creates the position of prime minister alongside the president, state media reported on Saturday.

House votes to empower BoG to bail out banks

-opposition MPs voice concerns over compromising of regulatory role

The Bank of Guyana (BoG) will soon have the ability to grant temporary financial bailouts to commercial banks in order to protect depositors from losses similar to those incurred when the Globe Trust and Investment Company Limited (GTICL) collapsed in 2004.

Head of police training college robbed after accident

Officer-in-charge of the Felix Austin Police College Superintendent Shivpersaud Bacchus is currently recovering in a private city hospital after being involved in an accident yesterday morning along the Diamond Public Road, on the East Bank of Demerara.

Capping of exploded Diamond well commences

The capping of the unauthorised well that erupted in Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, has commenced and a large part of the process has been completed, Civil Defence Commission (CDC) Director General (Ag) Lt.

Contractor sues GPL over negligence after shock

-seeking $15M in damages over permanent injuries, partial disability

Percy Henry, an electrical contractor who was hospitalised after sustaining burns while working on an electricity pole a year ago, yesterday filed a $15 million lawsuit against the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) for the lifelong injuries and negligence.

Labourer accused of raping girl, 13

A labourer was yesterday charged with raping a 13-year-old girl. Dand Europe, 24, of an East Bank Demerara village, was brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in Georgetown, where the charge was read to him during an in-camera hearing.It is alleged that on January 22nd, 2017, Europe engaged in sexual penetration of the 13-year-old.

Constable held with over 45 lbs of ganja

A police constable is now being prepared to face the full force of the law after being intercepted along the Cove and John Public Road, on the East Coast of Demerara, with over 45 pounds of cannabis.

Documents for ‘suspect’ aircraft authenticated

-crew, passengers remain in custody

The documents presented for the private aircraft that landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Monday, with suspected false registration numbers, have been verified and proven to be authentic.

Ousted Pakistan PM arrested on return, as bomber kills scores

LAHORE,  (Reuters) – Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both facing lengthy prison terms, were arrested minutes after landing in the country yesterday as they returned seeking to revitalise their flagging party ahead of a July 25 election.

Cop caught trafficking ganja

-was attached to force headquarters

Intensified collaborative intelligence work by ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch and ‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara), has resulted in the arrest of a police constable stationed at Force Headquarters for Trafficking in Narcotics, the police said in a statement today.

Modern financial institutions bill passed

-opposition remains concerned at Central Bank powers

Buoyed by the support of the banking sector, the National Assembly just after nine last night passed the Financial Institutions (Amendment) Bill which is aimed at modernising the financial architecture of the country.

‘I don’t know what you’re talking about’

-Broomes mum on parking lot clash

Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes yesterday remained silent on the clash between her, her driver and two security guards in the parking lot of the Amazonia Mall at Providence, East Bank Demerara, for which she has faced mounting criticism for her actions, including misrepresenting the encounter.

119 newborn deaths in last year at GPHC

-hospital says number has come down, sickest babies directed to institution

Although there have been 119 recorded deaths at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) over the past year, and 32 deaths in the first three months of 2018, no special investigations have been warranted, said Minister Volda Lawrence.