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Guyana bridge collapses

Chaos ensued shortly before the rush hour yesterday morning, when a section of the Demerara Harbour Bridge collapsed, after two temporary pontoons located at the western end of the bridge sank, leaving thousands of commuters and vehicles stranded on

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Olympic ticket scam

ST JOHN’S — Police are warning people to be on the alert for scammers who are using the Internet to sell bogus tickets for the Olympic Games in London.
According to a release, a number of fraudulent websites are offering tickets for the Olympic and

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Banks after $850m. owed

PORT OF SPAIN — CIBC FirstCaribbean and RBC Royal Bank are threatening to appoint a receiver as they try to recover debts of $850 million owed to them for the construction of the luxury, high-rise apartment complex, known as the Shorelands Renaissan

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10,000 jobs on the way

NASSAU — The Christie administration intends to create 10,000 jobs within its first year in office, according to Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis, who said the government has already had some success in attracting investors.
Job creation wa

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Major crimes on the decline

KINGSTON — Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has declared that the island’s national security situation has continued to improve with major crimes falling an overall 13.3 per cent between January and July 21 this year when compared to the same peri

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Maroons resent treatment

KINGSTON — Accompong maroons are angry with both the Ministry of Youth and Culture

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Teen shot dead

14-year-old gunned down trying to get help for uncle

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106 road deaths so far this year

PORT OF SPAIN — The road fatality figure climbed to 106 yesterday

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Two fall through holes during band launch

PORT OF SPAIN — Two persons were injured during Tribe’s band launch at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain sometime after midnight yesterday as they fell through two holes on the stage.
The patrons were among several who responded to a call by

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Hangar blaze to cost LIAT EC$10m. more

ST JOHN’S — LIAT chairman Dr Ralph Gonsalves has disclosed that the under-insurance of “non aviation components” caused the airline to incur an additional EC $10 million in damage – bringing the price tag for June’s hangar blaze to a staggering EC $

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Minister wants to privatise carnival

PORT OF SPAIN — Recently installed Minister of the Arts and Multiculturalism, Dr Lincoln Douglas left listeners perplexed when he said during the launch of Tribe Mas Band’s C2K13 presentation Butterflies, Beasts, Bacchanal on Saturday, that he wants

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Jack relieved

PORT OF SPAIN — National Security Minister Jack Warner yesterday said he felt “relieved” and vindicated after the Court of Arbitration for Sport annulled the FIFA-imposed lifetime ban on former FIFA presidential candidate, Mohamed Bin Hammam. Warner, accompanied by his legal adviser attorney Om Lalla, who is currently a legal member of CAS, spoke on […]

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Four die in Guyana protests

GEORGETOWN — Four men were shot dead by police and scores of people were injured during riots in the Guyanese town of Linden over increased electricity rates as a result of the removal of the subsidy. The riots which started on Wednesday were in protest of the increase in electricity rates by the country’s electricity […]

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Ingraham hands in resignation letter

NASSAU — Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham handed in his resignation letter to House Speaker Dr. Kendal Major at the House of Assembly yesterday, confirming that his resignation from Parliament will become effective on August 31. Yesterday was the 35th anniversary of Ingraham’s first election to Parliament. He had previously said his resignation would have […]

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Busy Signal pleads guilty

KINGSTON — Busy Signal, a popular Jamaican DJ, who admitted he left the United States 10 years ago before his scheduled trial on drug charges, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of failure to appear in court. Busy, whose real name is Glendale Goshia Gordon, could face between 12 to 18 months in prison and […]

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Antigua cracking down on illegal sidewalk vending

ST JOHN’S — The Development Control Authority has started to crack the whip on vendors who they say are erecting structures on sidewalks and blocking pedestrian traffic. Chairman of the DCA Board, Leon “Chaku” Symister, confirmed that the authority has already started issuing ‘stop and enforcement’ notices to a number of persons violating the law. […]

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Lady Saw wears dancehall crown

MONTEGO BAY — Female dancehall deejay Marion Lady Saw Hall was crowned Queen of the Dancehall last night at the 20th staging of Reggae Sumfest, held at the Catherine Hall Entertainment complex in Montego Bay. It was a sweet moment for the deejay who years before was banned from the same stage. As she put […]

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