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US blasts Guyana for honoring 'terrorist' convicted in JFK bomb plot

Georgetown - The United States hit out at Guyana's parliament on Monday for approving a resolution honoring "convicted terrorist" Abdul Kadir, who died in prison last year while serving a life sentence for plotting to bomb New York's JFK airport.

Guyana heads to polls after govt loses one-vote majority

Georgetown - A Guyana government backbencher who complained about "dictatorship" has triggered elections and an unprecedented political situation in the former British colony.

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 injured

Georgetown - Ten people were injured in scenes described as "chaos" as a Boeing airliner carrying 82 Canadians crash-landed in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, skidding to a halt just before a steep drop.

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, six injured: minister

Georgetown - A Boeing jetliner carrying 126 people crash-landed at the airport in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, injuring six people, the transport minister said.

European wind survey satellite launched from French Guyana

- A new satellite that will use advanced laser technology to track global winds and improve weather forecasts has been successfully put into orbit, launch company Arianespace said.

Hurricane-hit Antigua and Barbuda to vote early

Georgetown - Antigua and Barbuda, a hurricane-ravaged Caribbean tourist destination, will go to the polls next month more than a year earlier than scheduled, the prime minister said on Saturday.

Caribbean bloc condemns Trump's 'repulsive' language

Georgetown - The 15-nation Caribbean Community on Saturday condemned US President Donald Trump's use of "repulsive language" to reportedly describe Haiti and African nations.

Inmates set Guyana prison ablaze, one officer dead after riot

Georgetown - One prison officer was killed and seven others were injured during a jailbreak in South America's Guyana that saw inmates set fire to the facility and four prisoners escape, authorities said.

Caribbean leaders fret over Trump immigration policies

Georgetown - Leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community expressed concern that US President Donald Trump's immigration policies could lead to a slowdown in travel to a region dependent on tourism.

Why Freddie Roach favors Adrien Broner for Pacquiao's next fight

When Adrien Broner's name was floated as Manny Pacquiao's next opponent, Freddie Roach welcomed the idea of watching them together in the ring as he immediately bared his plan for a knockout win by Pacquiao.

Op-Ed: Tribe in Guyana makes drone to monitor illegal logging, mining

Georgetown - Imagine living in a rainforest, with the usual collection of corporate vandals, lunatics and morons destroying it around you. What do you do? Obviously, you get on YouTube, and learn how to build a drone to keep an eye on things.

Officials announce 'truce' ending Guyana prison riot

Georgetown - A prison riot in Guyana that killed 17 inmates has ended in a tentative truce hours after violence flared anew, officials said.

Sixteen killed in Guyana prison riot: officials

Georgetown - Police and guards stormed an overcrowded maximum security prison in Guyana's capital Thursday to put down a riot that left 16 inmates dead, authorities said.

Guyana to ask Google to remove street names in disputed border region

Georgetown - Guyana intends to ask Google to remove certain street names near its disputed shared border with Venezuela, the foreign minister said.The names, in Spanish, seem to suggest they are part of Venezuela, Carl Greenidge said Monday.

Opposition wins Guyana vote: Preliminary results

Georgetown - An upstart opposition alliance has won Guyana's general elections, ousting leftist President Donald Ramotar's party from power after 23 years, according to preliminary results released Thursday.

Soldiers patrol Guyana as presidential election votes roll in

Georgetown - Guyana deployed soldiers late Monday as reports of intimidation capped a day of otherwise peaceful elections in the small South American country that pitted President Donald Ramotar against an upstart opposition alliance.

Race and corruption in focus as Guyana votes

Georgetown - Guyana voted Monday in early elections pitting embattled President Donald Ramotar against an upstart opposition alliance seeking to unite voters across racial lines with its calls to end corruption.

Guyana seeks to break political deadlock with early vote

Georgetown - Guyana votes Monday in early elections called by President Donald Ramotar after a showdown with the opposition-controlled parliament, which the leftist leader suspended to avoid a no-confidence vote.

Political standoff in Guyana after parliament suspended

Georgetown - A political standoff is brewing in Guyana, where President Donald Ramotar has suspended parliament to ward off a no-confidence vote against him -- with his opponents calling him a dictator.

Cricket: Caribbean Premier League 2013 live

The first edition of the Caribbean Premier League kick-started July 30 seeing six franchises start 21 matches leading to a knockout stage featuring two semi-finals and a final.
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