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RDC, Anna Regina Town Council to meet with REO on filling of drain

Officials from the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Two and the Anna Regina Town Council are expected to meet today with the Regional Executive Officer (REO) to discuss what some have described as an “ill-advised” decision by him to fill a main drainage channel in front of the Department of Education at Cotton Field.

AFC voices ‘deep concern’ for sugar workers

-calls on gov’t to take decisive action

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday expressed deep concern for workers in the sugar industry who are likely to be displaced in the ongoing rationalization of GuySuCo.

Vendor charged with chopping ex

A vendor was yesterday granted bail after he was charged with chopping his former partner several times on one of her hands.

SOCU maintains more documents still outstanding from GBTI for US$500M rice board probe

Despite claims by the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) that it has now handed over to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) all the documents requested in its US$500 million Guyana Rice Development Board probe, with the exception of 12 letters, SOCU has argued that this is not the case and that there is more still outstanding.

Agricola Public Road murder trial begins

The trial of Jermaine Savory, who is accused of the 2008 murder of Melissa Payne, who was shot dead on the Agricola Public Road, East Bank Demerara, commenced yesterday morning before Justice James Bovell-Drakes at the High Court in Georgetown.

Man cleared of child molestation charges

Sunil Dindial, who was accused of the sexual molestation of a six-year-old girl, yesterday walked out of the High Court in Georgetown a free man after being found not guilty by a jury.

Mara water system recommissioned at cost of $5M

- Light Town, Highbury residents protest for potable supply

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Thurs-day recommissioned the Mara Water System which had been non-functional for several years, at a cost of some $5M.

Argos launches cement in soluble pack

Argos Cement, S.A. along with its local partners and distributor National Hardware (Guyana) Ltd on Friday launched its new Soluble Smart Pack Cement – The Bag that becomes Mortar.

GECOM commissioner Sandra Jones passes away

Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission, Sandra Jones has died. Jones became a member of GECOM in 2012 after the death of Deputy Mayor of Georgetown Robert Williams.

Local law school still on the cards – AG

-waiting on UG to identify land

Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams SC says that construction of a local law school is still on the cards and that once the University of Guyana identifies the spot at the Turkeyen Campus where it will be located, work will begin.