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Ten new recoveries from COVID-19 bring percentage of people well to 81 per cent

Ten people have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the percentage of persons who are now well to 81 per cent, or a total of 615 people since March 10.   However, there have been five new cases of the...
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CEO's report shows victory for Guyana's Ruling Party

Guyana's Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield has presented a report to the chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired justice Claudette Singh, showing a victory for the ruling coalition, A Partnership for National...
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Marital rape law looms - Senate approves report of Sexual Offences Act and related statutes

A report from a joint select committee that deliberated on the Sexual Offences Act and related statutes was yesterday approved by the Upper House, setting the stage for husbands to be criminally charged for raping their wives, a move bound to...
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‘What really happened in that room?’ - Johnson-Sinclair’s widower wants answers from hospital about death of his spouse

David Sinclair, the widower of Carsha Johnson-Sinclair who died under questionable circumstances at the National Chest Hospital in Kingston on Wednesday, is pressing the hospital to provide information on what led to the death of his wife. The...
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Four men charged with Clarendon double murder

Four men have been charged with the double murder of Jermaine Jones and Allen Cameron three weeks ago in Clarendon. The men were killed on the Johns Hall main road in the central parish on June 26. Their four accused killers were charged...
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Spirit of community - 100 children benefit from monthly Alligator Head Foundation care packages

Families of 100 children in east Portland are getting some much-needed support in the form of monthly care packages from the Alligator Head Foundation. The marine conservation non-profit began distributing the care packages in April, as a way to...
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Brathwaite, Dowrich give Windies good lead

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP): Half-centuries by Kraigg Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich set up the Windies’ first-innings lead of 114 against England on day three of the first Test here at the empty Ageas Bowl yesterday. The Windies, resuming the day on...
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National Basketball Courts almost ready

Sports Development Foundation (SDF) General Manager Denzil Wilks says the refurbishing of the National Basketball Courts, at Independence Park, is close to completion. “The basketball courts have been completed and the only thing that is...
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A vehicle being fuelled at the Fuel Deals Express depot in Kingston, on Thursday, July 9.

Fuel Deals carves out ‘exclusive’ niche in petrol market

For two years, a company called Fuel Deals Express, FDE, has been carving out market share in the competitive petroleum sector through a service built around exclusivity and membership. Don’t arbitrarily drive up to the single island at FDE, cash...
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Sasi The Don reps reggae in Malaysia

For award-winning Malaysian singer, songwriter, and producer Sasi The Don, his reggae journey started back in 1990, when the then 12-year-old embarked on a quest to find a musical connection. His peers were listening to the likes of Boys II Men and...
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Marley generations to refresh ‘One Love’

The family of the late reggae legend, Bob Marley, is set to reimagine one of his most popular tracks to raise funds for UNICEF’s Coronavirus fund. The track One Love, which was originally recorded in 1977, will be given a fresh sound as it will be...
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Editorial | Glimmer of hope in fight against corruption

The actions taken in the troubled St Ann Municipal Corporation, culminating in the ousting of Mayor Michael Belnavis, are a small-but-significant signal that all may not be lost in the national fight to overcome ethical dilemmas. Responding to...
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Dylan Coke | Local capital markets in the time of coronavirus – Pt 1

If you’ve been observing the local markets for debt and equity over the last few years, you could be forgiven for comparing it to one of Kingston’s famous street dances. Both spaces were characterised by tremendous creativity, energy, and dynamism...
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Letter of the Day | What about diaspora voting

THE EDITOR, Madam: I live in the United States, and for years, all I can hear about is the diaspora. The remittances have often been used as a key contributor to the gross domestic product. Now, COVID-19 is upon us, and everyone is calling upon...
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Is nepotism always bad?

THE EDITOR, Madam: I would like to make a point about the issue of nepotism. The question I would like to ask is, if I wish to employ someone to do a job, there are naturally criteria which I would devise in order to choose the right person....
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National Security Minister Wayne Caines (left) and Tourism and Transport Minister Zane DeSilva.

Cabinet ministers quit over breach of COVID-19 rules

HAMILTON (CMC): Two of Bermuda’s leading cabinet ministers resigned on Monday night after sparking a furore by attending a party at a plush restaurant, where COVID-19 regulations were breached. National Security Minister Wayne Caines and Tourism...
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Puerto Rico faces political turmoil as governor investigated

SAN JUAN (AP): Puerto Rico faced the possibility of political turmoil Tuesday as the US territory’s governor welcomed an investigation into allegations that she obstructed justice amid calls from the main opposition party for a legislative probe...
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