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Iran cargo plane crash ‘leaves 15 dead’

BBC- A cargo plane crash near the Iranian capital, Tehran, has killed 15 people. The Boeing 707 came off the runway and hit a wall...

US calls for ‘orderly transition’ in Venezuela

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States called Saturday for Venezuela to begin an "orderly transition" to a new government, days after Nicolas...

US partial government shutdown becomes longest ever

BBC- The partial shutdown of the US government has become the longest ever, with no end in sight to the political standoff. On Saturday it...

Trump promises citizenship path for skilled workers

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he would make it easier for top-skilled workers to stay in the United States...

Canada wants 1 million more immigrants over next 3 years

(ABC News) Canada, a nation of not quite 37 million people, wants to add more than 1 million immigrants through 2021. "Thanks in great part...

US nursing home chief resigns after vegetative patient gives birth

BBC- The chief executive of the corporation in charge of an Arizona nursing home where a woman in a vegetative state gave birth has...

Teen sex trafficking victim to be freed of murder, granted clemency

Cynthoia Brown, now 30, who was imprisoned in the United States for the rest of her life at the age of 16 for fatally...

Global natural disasters wreak US$160-b damage in 2018

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany (AFP) — Natural disasters including wildfires, hurricanes and tsunamis inflicted US$160 billion of damage and claimed 10,400 lives in 2018,...

Jim Yong Kim resigns as head of World Bank

(BBC) World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim has made the surprise announcement that he is stepping down after six years in the post. His resignation...

Venezuela Supreme Court judge Christian Zerpa flees to US

BBC- Venezuela Supreme Court judge Christian Zerpa has fled to the US to protest over President Nicolás Maduro's second term in office. Last year's election...

Recent Articles

CCAC preparing legislation to protect rights of customers who shop online

With the use of online shopping vastly expanding, the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) has taken up the task of expanding its mandate...

GECOM to hold special meeting on Elections readiness as Chair resumes

A decision has been taken for a special meeting to be held on Thursday, January 24, where matters pertaining to the Guyana Elections Commission's...

Anti-Maduro protests break out across Venezuelan capital

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Protesters took to the streets in at least 30 different parts of Caracas on Tuesday, just 24 hours ahead of...

Suspect accused of severely beating father of 3 charged

Selvin Allen, one of the men accused of attacking and brutally beating a single father of three children was taken before the Suddie Magistrate's...

Trial into 2013 Meten-meer-zorg robbery/murder continues …Prosecution star witness testifies

The High Court trial regarding the killing of 20-year-old Zulfikar Namdar during the course of a robbery in September 2013 continued today (Tuesday) but events...

Duo charged for narco possession

  A Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) man was, on Tuesday, granted bail while his co-accused was remanded to prison after they were earlier...

Op-Ed: No confidence in the public health sector

Below is an opinion piece done by Dr Leslie Ramsammy a former Minister of Health under the People's Progressive Party Administration; When it comes to...

Bleak economic outlook among concerns raised at Union conference in Berbice

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) on (Saturday) January 19, 2019 held its Berbice Area Conference under the theme "Protecting Workers Rights...

Still on Top …Guyana Jaguars lead points table despite rare defeat

Four-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars are still in the lead for the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Four-Day Tournament. The Leon Johnson-led Jaguars team top...

Magistrates, Judges to undergo training on Juvenile Justice Act

Persons in the justice system, specifically in the Children’s Court, are expected to undergo training to be fully aware of how matters should be...