Not you, madam! - I am answerable to the contractor general, prime minister tells political ombudsman
Following a stern warning from Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown against the abuse of state resources in St Mary South East in order to gain political mileage in a pending by-election, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he only answers to...

Withdraw claim or face outcome, JMA’s ultimatum to Samuda
The Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) has given Karl Samuda, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture, and fisheries, a seven-day ultimatum during which he must retract a recent statement that some of its members continue to rob the...

UPDATE-Elderly man struck and killed by minibus

Police have revealed the identity of the victim of Wednesday night’s road fatality, which occurred along St Martins Road, St Philip, at its junction with Harlington Road around 10:20 p.m.

He is 68-year-old Wilton McAndrew of Suttle Street, St Michael, and formerly of St Martins, St Philip.

Brathwaite was reportedly attempting to cross the road when he was struck by a minibus driven by 43-year-old Shawn of McClean Road, Silver Sands, Christ Church. The victim was rushed to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance where he later succumbed to his injuries.

As investigations continue into the matter, police are asking anyone who witnessed this accident to contact the District ‘C’ Police Station at telephone 416-8200, or 416-8201.

Brathwaite’s death brings to 19 the total number of lives lost on the island’s roads so far this year, compared to ten for all of last year.



Elderly man struck and killed by a minibus

Police are investigating a road fatality which occurred sometime around 10:20 p.m. last night along St Martins Road, St Philip, at its junction with Harlington Road.

Preliminary investigations suggest that a 68-year-old St Michael man was attempting to cross the road when he was struck by a minibus. He suffered injuries to his head and was rushed by ambulance to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Lawmen are asking anyone with information that can assist them with their investigations to contact the District ‘C’ Police Station at telephone numbers 416-8200 or 416-8201.



GuySuCo gets $2B

…for lands sold to CH&PA   THE Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) on Thursday advanced some $1.1B to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) for the sale of approximately 2000 acres of lands as the company seeks ways to meet revenue shortfall. The advanced payment to the ailing sugar company follows the submission of a

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40 Guyanese want to return home

— from hurricane ravaged countries, numbers expected to climb By Svetlana Marshall in New York VICE-PRESIDENT and Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said some 40 hurricane-affected Guyanese have requested to return home but said the number is expected to climb. Speaking to journalists on the margin of the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations

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Guyana signs Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Treaty

By Svetlana Marshall in New York GUYANA, Brazil and Chile are among more than 50 countries that have signed a new treaty banning the use, development, testing or storing of nuclear weapons under any circumstances. The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature on Wednesday with President David Granger signing the treaty

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APOLOGY FOR MURDER
OVERCOME with grief at a murder committed by his brother, Brenton McLean wept as he hugged the murder victim’s son and apologised to him yesterday.

Maria devastates Dominica
GOVERNMENT was yesterday mobilising resources to send relief supplies and manpower to Dominica after Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated that country between Monday night and early yesterday morning.

AG: Judiciary, DPP getting help
ATTORNEY General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday said both the Judiciary and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) have been receiving assistance to help improve the criminal justice system.