SVN student tops CAPE

Vamanadev Hiralall

Vamanadev Hiralall, of the privately-run Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN), is the country’s top performer at this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) after achieving an accumulated 13 grade one and 3 grade two passes.

Triumph NDC orders halt to ground-shaking works

The Chairman of the Triumph Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) yesterday instructed workers employed on a private site, reportedly intended to build a first-floor pool, to cease operations, just two days after residents called on authorities to halt its construction.

‘The pitfalls of ‘changed circumstances’’

On reading the Stabroek News article ‘Democracy is Bureaucracy’ (SN: 18/08/2017), I was again reminded of the need for conceptual clarity as we seek to broaden the scope of political participation for being imprecise could lead to deliberate avoidance or our missing important aspects of the discourse.

Operator crushed to death by bulldozer at Mahdia

A 55-year-old man was crushed to death yesterday afternoon by the bulldozer he was operating at Mahdia, Region 8.

Buddy’s employee robbed of $2m

Armed bandits yesterday robbed an employee of Buddy’s of $2M, moments after he had returned from a city bank and the police later recovered the suspected getaway car in Middle Road, La Penitence.

Businessman shot in daylight robbery on Irving St

An East Bank Demerara businessman was on Monday afternoon shot and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash and valuables after he was attacked by two gunmen while at the traffic light on Irving Street, Georgetown.

Design contracts signed for sanitary landfills at Bartica, Linden, Mahdia

Design contracts for sanitary landfills were yesterday signed by the Ministry of Communities for Bartica, Linden and Mahdia.

Woman sought over fatal stabbing of partner at Dredge Creek

The police are looking for a North West District woman who is believed to have fatally stabbed her common-law husband in the Upper Pomeroon.

Kitty woman was found with ganja in pillow during raid

A Kitty woman is now a remanded prisoner after she was charged with possession of cannabis, which police say she tried to hide in a pillow during a raid.

Procurement board silent on contract to controversial T&T company

The National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) was mum yesterday on the recent awarding of a US$154,154 contract to Trinidadian company, Western Scienti-fic, which was accused earlier this year of delivering expired or nearly expired drugs to the Ministry of Public Health.

Local groups urge ‘principled’ response to Venezuelan refugees

A number of Guyanese organisations are calling on Governments and civil societies of Caricom to recognize the scale of the humanitarian crisis currently experienced by the people of  Venezuela.

Police commission to continue to comply with promotions directive

Though the life of the Police Service Commission (PSC) will come to an end in a few weeks, Chairman Omesh Satyanand has said that it will continue to comply with the president’s directive to halt the consideration of promotions.

Jawalla storm damaged 33 houses

The Region Seven administration has committed to working with residents of Jawalla, in the Upper Mazaruni to restore a sense of normalcy following last Friday’s storm which damaged dozens of houses.

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