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NWC expecting amnesty rush; to open offices today

Observer - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:00
NWC expecting amnesty rush; to open offices today

Minimum wage under review

Observer - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:00
THE Minimum Wage Advisory Commission is in the process of reviewing the national minimum wage and the minimum wage for industrial security guards.

CLARIFICATION: Increase to jurors

Observer - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:00
THE following is a clarification about the increase in the allowance for jurors from $500 to $2,000:

PHOTO: Well said, sir

Observer - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:00
Rotary Club of Kingston President Robert Kinlocke (right) congratulates Dr Fritz Pinnock on his address to the club's luncheon held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on Thursday. Dr Pinnock, who is executive director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute and chairman of the Logistics Hub Taskforce, used his address to further inform Jamaicans about the logistics hub initiative. (PHOTO: WILLIAM FOSTER)

UN Secretary General joins #ENDviolence campaign

Observer - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:00
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged Caribbean states to lead the world in ending violence against women and girls.

Blue, John Crow Mountains make it!

Observer - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:00
JAMAICA'S world renowned Blue and John Crow Mountains have now been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Martelly wants peaceful solution to deportation crisis

Observer - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 22:00
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Haiti's President Michel Martelly yesterday called for a peaceful solution to the crisis facing Dominicans of Haitian descent who are being deported from the Dominican Republic because the Spanish-speaking country insists they do not have proper documentation to remain there.

Brazil unveils Rio Olympics torch

BBC - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:04
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff unveils the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics and says the Rio Games will bring "honour and pride".

NSW junior surfing contest going ahead despite two shark attacks

Guardian Sport - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:30

Organisers made the call for the Lennox Head contest to start on Saturday morning after a helicopter patrolling the beaches gave the all clear

A junior surfing contest was due to go ahead on the NSW north coast despite two shark attacks.

Organisers of the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open made the call for the Lennox Head contest to start on Saturday morning after a helicopter patrolling the beaches gave the all clear.

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Amazon Warriors swat Patriots

Stabroek - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:59
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Guyana Amazon Warriors defeated St Kitts and Nevis Patriots by seven wickets in the 11th match of the Caribbean Premier League at Warner Park here today.

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Ramjattan hands over 11 vehicles to police

Stabroek - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:56
Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan today handed over eleven motor pick-up vehicles to the Guyana Police Force at a ceremony on the Tactical Services Unit Square, Police Headquarters.

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How Italia 90 changed England

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:47
On the 25th anniversary of the 1990 World Cup - how did Italia 90 change England as a country?

Minister Scott meets Region Six Chairman

Stabroek - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:46
The Guyana Water Incorporated today said that Minister in the Ministry of Communities Keith Scott paid a courtesy call on Regional Chairman, Region Six, David Armogan to discuss challenges within the...

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Monitoring mechanism to be set up for benevolent centres –Minister Lawrence

Stabroek - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:40
The Ministry of Social Protection will be establishing a structured monitoring and evaluation mechanism for the Hugo Chavez Centre for Rehabilitation and Reintegration, the Mahaica Children’s Home...

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Granger briefs UN SG on Venezuelan decree

Stabroek - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:26
In Barbados, President David Granger today briefed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon over Venezuela’s recent maritime decree that aims to appropriate maritime zones of Guyana and other Caricom...

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England’s Laura Bassett was “heartbroken” following World Cup own goal

Guardian Sport - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:12
• Notts County central defender yet to speak to parents about Japan semi-final
• England head coach will “definitely” start 31-year-old against Germany
Mark Sampson’s Lionesses out to spoil Silvia Neid’s party

Laura Bassett has spoken about the anguish of scoring the stoppage-time own goal which ended England’s hopes of reaching the Women’s World Cup final.

“I couldn’t breathe, my heart was out of my chest and I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me,” she told the BBC, reflecting on that unfortunate intervention against Japan.

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Woods four shots off Greenbrier lead

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:09
Tiger Woods follows up his best score of the year with a one-under-par 69 in the second round of The Greenbrier Classic.

Controversy hits Astana before Tour

BBC Sport - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:07
Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali's team Astana is involved in a drug-related controversy on the eve of the Tour de France.

Talking Horses: Saturday’s best bets plus the latest racing news

Guardian Sport - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 19:01
Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore can combine to give Cougar Mountain a shock win in the Coral-Eclipse despite the presence of Derby winner Golden Horn

Ten years on from Oratorio’s shock victory over Motivator in the Eclipse, Aidan O’Brien may be about to pull off another surprise defeat of a Derby winner in the Sandown race. Cougar Mountain (3.45) is a fascinating contender for Saturday’s feature and it is by no means a stretch to imagine him getting home in front at odds of 12-1, the same price at which Oratorio started.

Cougar Mountain was started off as a sprinter – partly, one imagines, because his sire is Fastnet Rock, Australia’s top sprinter a decade ago. But Fastnet Rock is getting some quality horses over longer distances than he managed himself, like Fascinating Rock, who was beaten by just a neck in a 10-furlong Group One race this season.

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Youths must become crusaders for national reconciliation- Roopnaraine

Stabroek - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 18:29
The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Education, has brought together a wide cross-section of youths, and private and civil society members, for a two-day working session, aimed at...

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