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In observance of the 47th Anniversary of the Republic, President David Granger has pardoned nine women prisoners. A release from the Ministry of Public Security yesterday said that the President issue
Ranks from the Joint Services on Tuesday carried out a search at the Georgetown Prison during which a quantity of prohibited items was unearthed and the Guyana Prison Service has since recommended the
President of the Postal and Telecommunications Workers Union (PTWU), Harold Shepherd says they are prepared to use all industrial relations avenues, and to even seek legal recourse to address the Guya
President David Granger  last night said that the Republic is committed to eliminating extreme poverty and eradicating inequalities. He also said it is committed to expanding the space for cultural di
  Armed bandits yesterday afternoon stormed the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) office on Woolford Avenue, where they held several employees at gunpoint and escaped with a quantity of valuables.
The Chief Magistrate yesterday ruled to have a caution statement and five oral statements made by Anand Narine, one of the men accused of killing Babita Sarjou six years ago, admitted into evidence du
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Childlink and the Justice Institute of Guyana are calling on the Guyana Police Force to ensure that all music is kept below 85 decibels during the Mashramani celebrations.
Million-dollar bids were opened on Tuesday at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) for the construction of Fire Stations at Mabaruma, Lethem and Mahdia under the Ministry
The Chetwynd Learning Centre, dedicated to the preservation of ideas of the late President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, was declared open by President David Granger on Monday.
The National School of Music reigned supreme on Sunday when the curtains came down on the annual Pan-O-Rama competition at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) made a secret trip to a Kurdish-held region in northern Syria last weekend to speak with US military officials, rebel fighters, and leaders in the region
The MGL theatre will launch on Thursday evening a new, original Slovenian musical, inspired by a Shakespeare play. Gossip or Much Ado About Nothing features handsome young soldiers, pretty girls, two
Stephen Colbert on Wednesday took down Alex Jones, the “far-right conspiracy theorist” who is low-key advising Donald Trump, and, as the New York Times reports, serving as his “validator.” Colbert ack
The Vardenyats Pass, Vaghashen-Astghadzor, Madina-Verin-Getashen, Urasar-Katnaghbyur, Berd-Chambarak highways are closed. Sotk-Karvachar highway is difficult to pass.
Stanley Opara with agency report The Central Bank of Nigeria’s latest efforts to adjust the exchange rate policy have baffled investors who say the moves fall short of the currency devaluation they ha
Stanley Opara Unilever Nigeria Plc, UACN Plc, United Capital Plc, Continental Reinsurance Plc and UACN Property Development Company Plc emerged as the top five losers at the close of trading on the fl
Dr Isiaka Aliagan (Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, Kwara State University) The decision is right. First, I want to believe that for that step to be taken, the NYSC management must have con
Against the backdrop of a recent audit report revealing that private terminal operators in Nigerian ports lost about N58.9bn to the foreign exchange scarcity, Consumer Price Index, among others, in ei
The Nigerian Ports Authority has urged the National Assembly to pass the Ports and Harbours, National Transport Commission as well as other maritime bills before it to speed up port development. The M
Seth Meyers on Wednesday hit Donald Trump over his administration’s latest immigration police changes, at one point encouraging lawmakers to “stand up to Trump” and “take a cue from [him] and say, ‘bl
 Anna Okon Freight forwarders have become busy again. They say that their business has begun to witness a boom in the past two weeks as more vessels return to the seaports, following a month and three
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Otakikpo marginal field in OML 11 has successfully completed its maximum efficiency rate test and is set to commence the continuous production and evacuation of crude oil,
’Femi Asu Baywood Continental Limited, a wholly Nigerian-owned integrated oil and gas technical service company, has expressed the readiness to bid for marginal fields as well as matured oil fields fr
Homicide rates are increasing in the majority of major US cities, but Baltimore, Chicago, Memphis and Milwaukee are struggling with some of the worst violence seen in a quarter-century.
President Donald Trump has rolled back Obama-era guidelines granting transgender students access to bathrooms that conform with their gender identity. Trump said the issue caused “so li
In his new collection of poems titled Scented Offal, columnist and writer, Sam Omatseye, x-rays Nigeria’s political history, AKEEM LASISI reports If Nigerian history and politics are a booty, the muse
Chux Ohai Within the next few days, the city of Lagos will be bubbling with music and dance as the 2017 Lagos Contemporary Dance Festival takes off in grand style. Traditional dancers and choreographe
The maiden edition of  Poetry Ah! Live, a  performance event, will hold on Friday at the University of Lagos. The programme is organised by a set of young creative minds, who believe that poetry shoul
Everyone agrees that comic actor, John Okafor, aka Mr. Ibu, is one of the funniest comedians that Nigeria has ever produced. Most people, who have met the actor in person or seen him in action, are wi
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly visited Guatemala to explain that while the Trump administration is not planning mass deportations, any Guatemalans considering entering the US il
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has lauded the newly-appointed Chief Justice of The Gambia, Justice Hassan Bubacarr Jallow. Justice Jallow was sworn in by President Adama Barrow in Banjul
 Ramon Oladimeji A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has filed a 100m suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before the Federal High Court in Lagos, over what
Newly appointed US Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s emails between himself and the fossil fuel industry have been released. The emails revealed cozy relationships wit
A CNN panel on Wednesday smacked down conservative commentator Kayleigh McEnany’s defense of Donald Trump’s guidance on immigration and border security, charging her—and Trump—with using “scare tactic
At least 120 firefighters have been sent in response to a massive fire at a waste recycling factory in western Sydney. The blaze sent a dramatic plume of black smoke high into the Austr
Activist Bree Newsome, who famously scaled the South Carolina Capitol flagpole in 2015 to remove its Confederate flag, spoke at the College of Charleston on Wednesday night. Her guest lecture was titl
Legal experts have said only through strategic implementation of the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 can the nation reap the full benefits of the new law, ADE ADESOMOJU w
Ramon Oladimeji Octogenarian Lagos-based lawyer, Pa Tunji Gomez, has said nothing good can come out of the plan to appoint Senior Advocates of Nigeria as Justices of the Supreme Court.  Gomez, who has
Despite rising security concerns and internal disruptions, the Sheikh Hasina-led government of Bangladesh, has been strongly focusing on economic growth and development by opening up the country's eco
Mudiaga Affe, Calabar The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons on Tuesday disclosed that it has so far secured 316 convictions against human traffickers in Nigeria. The agency
Ramon Oladimeji The Nigerian Bar Association has shortlisted 12 lawyers in the country for appointment as Justices of the Court of Appeal. In a statement on Wednesday by its General Secretary, Isiaka
Mr. Dayo Adamolekun has been in active legal practice since he was called to the Bar over nine years ago. In this interview with ADE ADESOMOJU, he recalls his experience in the early days of his caree
Jennifer Abraham Agriculture and solid minerals have been identified as alternative sources of revenue that Nigeria can exploit to create new wealth to complement its oil resources. At least 60 per ce
The exoplanets were discovered in the TRAPPIST-1 system by a team of researchers led by Michael Gillon, of the University of Liege in Belgium, who used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope
Author of “Practical steps to financial independence and personal finance coach,” Mr. Usiere Uko, writes about investigating and understanding before investing.  One interesting characteristic of huma
The three-storey mansion with 17 rooms, built in 1908, was bought by Gorbachev’s only daughter Irina Virganskaya in 2006, according to Tegernseerstimme newspaper
The amount spent on maintaining a smartphone is definitely on the high side. It has become a recurrent expenditure for some people. Regardless, you cannot do without your smartphone. Hence getting rid
West Wing actor Bradley Whitford blasted Ivanka Trump on Twitter early Wednesday morning after the president’s daughter made a point to stand up for religious tolerance in a tweet of her own. Wh
A smartphone is a mobile phone (also known as cell phones or cell mobiles) with an advanced mobile operating system that combines features of a personal computer operating system with other features u
Brown Ideye has become the latest Nigerian to head to the Chinese Super League after joining Tianjin TEDA BBC Sport reports. The former France-based forward left Greek club Olympiakos to sign a three-
The International Athletic Association says  iconic tennis star Serena Williams and legendary boxer Muhammad Ali are the recipients of the esteemed 2017 Jesse Owens awards in April, according to Look
President Donald Trump’s executive order to freeze all new hiring of federal employees is having a negative impact on the life of soldiers' families. Families who depend on childcare ce
Idris Adesina Ruby House on Wednesday won the  third edition of the Keystone College,  Lagos,  Inter-house Sports Competition  at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos after winning  11 gold, 10 silver
Africa will be looking to double the number of places it has at an expanded World Cup, the continent’s football association presidents have told soccer’s world governing body FIFA, Reuters reports. Af
Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who sparked the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s, was on Tuesday named president of basketball operations for the struggling NBA squad, AFP reports. Lakers pr
New figures showing that 53 footballers have been reported over potential breaches of betting rules are the “tip of the iceberg”, says a sport integrity expert. Former FIFA  and Interpol adviser Chris
MANCHESTER United winger Ashley Young may still be on the verge of a move away from Old Trafford, with Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng, The Dun reports. The former Aston Villa star, 31, was
First City Monument Bank Limited has introduced a three-month free banking service for prospective customers of the bank operating in the Small and Medium-scale Enterprises. The offering, which began
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