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Keep alcohol out of Indian Arrival activities – IAC

As the 180th anniversary of the arrival of indentured immigrants approaches, the Indian Action Committee (IAC) has rekindled its advocacy for the celebrations to remain alcohol-free, following advertisements announcing the sale of alcoholic substances.

Food vendor shot during Lusignan robbery

-dissatisfied with police probe

The police in ‘C’ Division are currently pursuing three bandits who shot a 43-year-old food vendor during a robbery last Wednesday along the Lusignan Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).

Corentyne widower pleads for no parking on roadways

-following deadly accident

The husband of the woman who tragically lost her life in the accident at the Number 58 Village, Corentyne on Monday morning has made an emotional plea for persons to stop parking vehicles along the Corentyne main road.

Education Ministry in Whitewater outreach

-hears about textbook shortage

Officials from the Ministry of Education and members of the Whitewater Community, Region One met on Monday to discuss ways of improving the education delivery process.

Puerto Rico hit by island-wide power blackout

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – A power line failure in southern Puerto Rico cut electricity to almost all 3.4 million residents on Wednesday, the latest in a string of operational and political headaches for the U.S.

T&T gov’t suffers setback in corruption lawsuit

(Trinidad Guardian) The Government has suffered a setback in its prosecution of a corruption lawsuit against former Housing Development Corporation (HDC) officials, two State officials and two private companies over a $175 million land deal.

Jamaica PM accepts UK PM’s apology over Caribbean migrants

(Trinidad Guardian) A sense of “relief” descended on the Caribbean community in Britain yesterday when British Prime Minister Theresa May apologised to Caribbean leaders over the treatment of members of the so-called “Windrush Generation,” who have been threatened with deportation after decades of living in the United Kingdom in what was a significant about turn on a decision by the British government to deport descendants of members of the Windrush Generation who are deemed illegal immigrants.

‘Clean your own house’

-PPP/C says in rejecting invitation to anti-corruption walk

The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has declined an invitation from the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) to participate in its anti-corruption walk, citing a series of transgressions by the government and calling on it to `clean its own house’.

Attorney asks DPP to review charges against Singh, Brassington

-urges discharge if no offence discovered

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack has been asked to review and possibly discontinue the charges laid against former Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and former head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington.