PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – A 31-year-old Guyanese man who buggered and forced a law student to carry out grievous sexual acts was yesterday assisting the Arouca police in their investigation into the two offences.

The traumatised victim, who is from Tobago, returned to the sister isle on Saturday night, hours after the incident, and is receiving counselling for his ordeal.

According to reports, the victim who is pursuing a law degree travels to Trinidad every Saturday to attend classes.

On Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m.,, he exited a taxi in Arouca and was on his way to board another taxi to take him to the Piarco International Airport, when he saw a man whom he thought looked familiar.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Minister of National Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, appeared on the state-owned National Communications Network just after 1 o’clock this afternoon to issue an appeal for the public’s help.

Ramjattan wants the public to offer any information that could lead to the recapture of 13 prison escapees who reportedly dug their way out of the Lusignan Prison, as well as for the four, who have been on the run, after escaping from the Camp Street jail three weeks ago.

He said the escapees from Lusignan dug their way out through a tunnel from inside the compound of the prison.  Some of the prisoners were being housed in tents in the outdoors as the prison accommodated hundreds of prisoners who were left displaced by the fire at the Camp Street jail.

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic - Last Wednesday saw a vibrant and far reaching conversation on Women in ICT, this as the 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition continued at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana Dominican Republic.
The panel entertained questions from the audience and as such was able to address  a wide range of issues. The panel included: Karen Bevans, Director, Belize Tourism Bureau; Janice Sutherland, CEO, Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat, Digicel; Delleriece Hall, Country Manager, FLOW - Turks and Caicos; Anuskha Sonia, CEO, Spang Makandra; and was chaired by the Secretary General of CANTO - Teresa Wankin.

KINGSTON | NEW YORK – If they are to meet commitments agreed under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its sustainable development goals (SDGs), the countries of the Caribbean must focus on closing the structural gaps they still have – particularly with regard to gender equality and financial and fiscal sustainability (due to their high debt level) – and mitigating the effects of climate change, .

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), spoke in this regard during the ‘African-Caribbean Cross-Regional Exchange’ at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) which ended July 19 at United Nations headquarters in New York.

“The current development model is unsustainable in that it has led to a decrease in trade and growth, greater inequality, excessive financialisation, and has fallen into the greatest market failure of all: climate change,” she said.

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic - 14 years ago, Digicel arrived and started to invest in the Caribbean. They promised to rapidly transform the landscape and have done so by building their networks from scratch. Today, they continue to deliver.  At their Ministerial breakfast on ICT offerings,  delegates viewed a Digicel video presentation detailing its CARCIP tender which was a three (3) year development project to deliver a first class network. The project is intended to kick start ICT revolution in St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Grenada.  At the breakfast, Digicel reassured Caribbean governments of its commitment to development in the region and their willingness to do what is right for each market.

Tuesday also saw Multi-play and Content Strategies on the agenda with a Keynote delivered by Romano Solano, Sales Director, ZTE.  He noted that in the future mobile technology will be even more essential than it is today as it will have an impact similar to the introduction of the automobile or electricity.
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