Daily Archives: January 26, 2019

CRICKET: West Indies cricketers set to win First Test against England in 2019 tour

Jason Holder celebrates double century against England

Inspired Jason Holder hits double century as wicketless England toil

 First Test, day 3: West Indies 289 & 415-6dec; England 77 & 56-0
 Holder unbeaten on 202 batting at No8

Ever so politely – for Jason Holder is a polite man – West Indies’ captain redoubled the torment of an England team who could score only 77 runs on Thursday and take no wickets on Friday. Holder, batting at No 8, hit a double century, only the third man in Test history to do that from there; Shane Dowrich hit his third Test century; and England toiled for four hours 40 minutes on this puzzling surface.          Continue reading

Venezuela Politics: Two Presidents Vie for Power – Nicolás Maduro versus Juan Guaidó

Congressman Juan Guaidó of the Popular Will party, president of the National Assembly since January 5, was sworn in on January 23 before a crowd as Venezuela’s interim president. (Credit: National Assembly)

By Humberto Márquez

CARACAS, Venezuela, Friday January 25, 2019 (IPS) – Venezuela entered a new and astonishing arena of political confrontation, with two presidents, Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó, leading the forces vying for power, while Venezuelans once again are taking to the streets to demonstrate their weariness at the crisis, which has left them exhausted.         Continue reading

USA: Trump accepts deal for temporary end to painful shutdown – BBC News

President Donald Trump has yielded to political pressure to end the longest US government shutdown in history.

President Donald Trump

After 35 days, he backed a deal to fund federal agencies for three weeks, but it includes none of the money he has demanded for a US-Mexico border wall.

The Republican president previously vowed to reject any budget unless it included $5.7bn (£4.3bn) to fund his signature campaign pledge.

But Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, flatly refused.

Later on Friday, the Senate and House unanimously passed a bill to temporarily end the shutdown.

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Georgetown Guyana: King fired from Town Clerk post

Guyana Chronicle – 25 January 2019

Royston King

After refusing to respond to charges made against him by the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into City Hall, Town Clerk Royston King had his services terminated on January 23, 2019.

Acting Town Clerk, Sharon Harry-Munroe will continue to occupy the post until it is advertised and filled.

Chairman of the Local Government Commission (LGC), Mortimer Mingo confirmed that King’s services at City Hall were terminated on Wednesday.He said in keeping with a letter which was dispatched to him to respond to charges made against him, the body gave King an opportunity to respond to the charges.       Continue reading

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