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GENEVA (ILO News) – Social protection is critical in helping children escape poverty and its devastating effects, yet, the vast majority of children have no effective social protection coverage, UNICEF and the ILO said in a joint report. Evidence shows clearly that cash transfers play a vital role in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty ...

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(BBC) — An eight-storey apartment block has collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul, killing one person, while other people were injured or are trapped beneath rubble. Video from a residential area in the city’s Kartal district shows rescuers at work around a mound of debris. Reports suggest at least four people may be missing, ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Calvary Baptist Church at Massade, Gros Islet celebrates its 50th anniversary with a number of events that begin on Friday, February 8. The theme chosen for this milestone is “Keeping the Faith”. The guest speaker for the anniversary services is Dr. Glendon Thompson. Dr. Thompson serves as senior pastor of Jarvis ...

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(CBC) — Global Affairs Canada has updated its official travel advisory for Venezuela to warn Canadians to avoid all travel to the South American country because of the ongoing humanitarian and political crisis there. “Avoid all travel to Venezuela due to the significant level of violent crime, the unstable political and economic situations and the ...

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(SKY NEWS) — Donald Trump has revealed he will meet Kim Jong Un in Vietnam for their second nuclear summit on 27 and 28 February. Delivering his State of the Union speech – which was delayed because of a partial government shutdown – the US president claimed he had helped avert a “major war” between ...

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(NEWS SOURCE) — All classes at the University of Guyana Turkeyen campus were cancelled today following several bomb threats against the tertiary institution. The Police and the Bomb Squad were called in as students and lecturers were hurried out of the classrooms and the compound. Speaking to News Source, the University’s Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ivelaw ...

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(NEWS SOURCE) — A 61-year-old labourer is behind bars, after he was remanded to jail for the alleged rape of  a 13-year-old disabled girl. The accused, Octavus Williams appeared before the Chief Magistrate on Monday to face the rape charge.  He was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge. The Court was ...

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(DEMERARA WAVES) — Former government minister in the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration, Jennifer Webster, who sold all her properties and moved out her cash to Canada, has lost her bid to retain her Canadian residency. Records show that after she obtained the status in 2009, she resided in that North American country for a ...

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(INEWS GUYANA) — In light of the timelines proposed for the hosting of General and Regional Elections by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is as totally unacceptable, the Peoples’ Progressive Party stated on Tuesday. The party stated that this demonstrates a worrying deviation from its mandate, which is to act in compliance with the Constitution ...

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