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Daily Archives: August 30, 2013

Youth unemployment is a “time bomb” – APNU

Opposition Leader David Granger says the country is sitting on a “time bomb” where youth unemployment is concerned with the government applying band aids to a chronic problem. He was speaking at an APNU news conference on Friday where he cited a decade-old International Labour Organisation survey which found that 44 percent of the working age population was not “economically ...

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Lightning shocks sugar workers

Lightning shocked at least seven sugar workers at Blairmont estate, West Coast Berbice Friday morning and they were rushed to a nearby hospital, according to sources. A number of the field workers were rendered unconscious but they later recovered at the Fort Wellington Hospital. No one was killed. The men were loading a punt at the time of the incident. ...

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Father allegedly assaults baby, threatens stepson

A man, who allegedly assaulted his eight-month old baby , was Friday granted bail when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Police alleged that Anthony Francisco on August 20 at 158 Laing Avenue assaulted his eight month old daughter and allegedly threatening his 19-year old stepson. The prosecutor objected to bail stating that the facts state that he dealt ...

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US arrests son of Suriname’s president

Dino Bouterse, son of  Suriname’s president, Desi Bouterse,  was arrested Thursday by the United States (US)  judicial authorities, the Surinamese news website, Starniews reported Friday. This  happened in Panama. Officially, there are no announcements made ​​about the reason for his arrest. Star News learns that the Americans suspect him of arms trafficking.  Starniews reported that Bouterse might have been entrapped ...

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Ituni-Kwakwani residents block deplorable road

Residents of Ituni and Kwakwani in the Region 10 area Thursday blocked a section of the roadway restricting travel between the area and Linden . Reports are that around 8 O’clock persons in the area placed several logs across the roadway resulting in a complete halt to vehicular traffic passing through the area. A resident of the area noted  that ...

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