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35 arrested in light theft raids

JPS-Vehicles-2MONTEGO BAY, St James — Four foreigners were among 35 persons arrested on the weekend in Western Jamaica as the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) continued its crackdown on electricity theft that it insists is robbing it of millions of dollars annually and posing a threat to its viability.

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On to general election now—Al Rawi

Keith-Rowley-2Rowley’s re-elected! That’s the obvious outcome following last night’s PNM’s internal elections results showing incumbent political leader Keith Rowley sailing to victory over challenger Pennelope Beckles-Robinson. Results started coming into Balisier House elections commission from 9.33 pm with Rowley leading all the way. At 10.36 pm PNM elections commission vice chairman Murchison Browne said Rowley was leading in 11 constituencies and had 95 per cent of the votes cast.

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Mangroves could be saviour of Guyana’s shrinking coastline

mongroveGEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday May 14, 2014, IPS – Agriculture has always played an important role in the socioeconomic development of Guyana, the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state that straddles South America.Agriculture accounts for more than 20 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It is food-secure, and agricultural commodities represent more than 40 percent of its export portfolio.

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Guyana to test persons entering country who exhibit Chikungunya symptoms

chik-footGEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday May 14, 2014, CMC – Guyana says it will conduct tests on persons entering the country who may be experiencing signs of fever, head aches, pains to the joints and eyes as it seeks to prevent the entry of the Chikungunya virus.

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Trinidad infant dies after being forgotten in grandfather’s car

altPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday May 14, 2014, CMC – A 17-month-old baby died in the back seat of a car after his “excited” grandfather forgot to drop him off at the home of a relative before going to work on Tuesday, police have confirmed.

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