CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, (Reuters) – Thousands of people dressed in white demanded soldiers leave Mexico’s most violent city yesterday, accusing troops of provoking a surge in drug-war killings and running protection rackets.
LA PAZ, (Reuters) – Bolivian President Evo Morales was heading for a landslide re-election yesterday as voters backed his left-wing reforms asserting greater state control over the economy and increasing social spending on the poor.
Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton last Friday ordered that a 25-year-old mason be remanded to prison when he appeared before her at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court for allegedly using a gun to rob another man of a quantity of cash and a cell phone.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – President Barack Obama yesterday urged Senate Democrats to work out their differences on healthcare reform and pass what will be the most significant social legislation in decades.
Extension of the East Bank of Demerara Highway between Providence and Grove will soon move ahead as the Ministry of Public Works and Commu-nications has invited consultancy firms to submit proposals.
MOGADISHU, (Reuters) – Somalia’s government fired the head of its police force and its military chief yesterday two days after a suicide bomber killed three ministers and several others in the capital of the lawless Horn of Africa nation.
Pensioners will soon have to bear the cost for medication before seeking reimbursement from the National Insurance Scheme.
– also to address ‘house cleaning’ Berbice’s new Commander, Stephen Merai, is “up and running” with a new strategy to bring crime under control but says he needs to do some “cleaning out” of the force.
A miner who has reportedly been missing for a week is believed to have drowned in the gorge below the Kaieteur Falls.
A West La Penitence resident last evening had his home go up in flames, reportedly for the second time in less than a year.
– Ramjattan, Franklin The conclusion of the trials of two key figures in Roger Khan’s operations ups the ante for an independent probe of the drug trafficker’s activities here, according to opposition MPs who say the government’s actions will test its sincerity in seeking assistance from the US.
– as gunmen fire at him Popular businessman Maxwell Thom escaped injury or possibly death when he came under gunfire from armed men early yesterday morning at his home.
– Hanoman says talks ongoing with govt, union Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corpora-tion (GuySuCo) Errol Hanoman said the mechanism is yet to be worked out with government as regards the sale of the Diamond lands, but the aim is to sell despite strong objections from the union.
– Persaud Remarks by Surinamese Minister of Forestry and Land Michael Pierre Jong Tjien Fa on Guyana’s forest agreement with Norway are “unfortunate and ill advised”, Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud says.
The Vincentian people’s rejection of a new constitution at last month’s referendum is being heralded as a “wake-up call” to suitors of extensive executive power in the region.
The government is seeking to have the National Assembly approve over $4.6 billion in supplementary provisions for current and capital expenditure including $50 million for the climate change office and the low carbon development strategy At Thursday’s Parliamentary sitting, Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh tabled Financial Papers No.3 /2009 and No.
Minister of Health Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said Guyana quit using the AIDS drug, stavudine several years ago and is offering a drug regime which is similar to the treatment available in developed countries.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The Nobel Foundation might have to reduce the money it awards winners of its prestigous prizes due to the effects of the global financial crisis, its director said yesterday.
As investigations continue into the murder of Ram Kanniah, the man whose body was recently found in a septic tank at Crabwood Creek, police have issued a wanted bulletin for a woman wanted for questioning.
BERLIN/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Climate activists staged protests yesterday to add pressure on leaders, including US President Barack Obama, to agree a strong deal to combat global warming at talks this month in Denmark.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A top Brazilian official said the presidential election in Honduras should be considered separately from the June coup, the first indication that Brazil may recognize the candidate who won the Sunday election.
The doctor has told the parents and relatives of eight-year- old Jasmine Harding that there is no hope, but her family is holding on to every hope that the child will recover.
The tribunal presiding in the arbitration proceedings between GuySuCo and GAWU is expected to make its ruling on Saturday.
ROME (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Italians chanting “resign, resign” marched through Rome on Saturday demanding that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who they accused of corruption, step down.
This month’s Classic Tuesday’s film is John Landis’ anarchic comedy tale The Blues Brothers.