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There are now more children than ever coming into care, with almost 6,000 more in care on any one day now than there were in 2007. Around two-fifths of the children in care are aged 11 to 15, and finding people with the right skills to look after teenagers is now the top priority for fostering services.

Fostering provides a safe, secure and nurturing family environment, either short- or long-term, and allows children to keep in contact with their own families if they wish.

One dead and three injured In TI concert shooting

A CONCERT goer was fatally shot at US rapper TI’S New York concert yesterday (May 25).

"A preliminary investigation revealed that the shooting took place at the third floor green room area," Chief of Manhattan South Detectives William Aubry said at a press conference.

"At the time of the shooting, two performers were performing onstage: Maino and Uncle Murda."

It is unclear what led to the shooting.

The 35-year-old artist was in the venue but had not appeared onstage when the shooting took place around 10.15 pm at Irving Plaza near Union Square in Manhattan.

All you need to know about visiting glorious Guyana

TO CELEBRATE Guyana's 50th Independence day (May 26), The Voice round-ups the sights and flavours to experience when you visit the stunning South American country:


Kaieteur National Park

Woman claims she was Micheal Jackson’s lover for two decades

A WOMAN claiming to be the long-term lover of Michael Jackson is gearing for the release of her explosive tell-all book detailing their romance over two decades.

Seven years since his passing, Shana Mangatal is putting the details of her alleged relationship with the pop star into a memoir titled Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson’s Secret Romance.

The book is set for release on August 29 - what would have been Jackson’s 58th birthday.

How to celebrate Guyana's 50th Independence Day in the UK

THE GUYANESE community in the UK will be marking the country’s 50th year of independence with a series of events.

The celebrations began with the arrival of the newly appointed High Commissioner of Guyana to the UK, His Excellency, Mr Frederick Hamley Case, who took up his post at the High Commission in London last month.

Heat is on for untested Reggae Boyz

WINIFRIED SCHAFER leads Jamaica into their toughest test as manager with tomorrow's friendly against world no.3 outfit Chile.

The Reggae Boyz have included half-a-dozen players from the island who will join up with the usual suspects from overseas.

The contest at Vina Del Mar in Santiago, their first game together ahead of a shot at the Copa America Centenario tournament, provides a chance to blood those who play in Jamaica's leagues.

Six local-based players have been included in the Copa America squad, which runs from 2-26 June in Canada and the United States.

The Weeknd cancels TV appearance in protest of Donald Trump

AWARD-WINNING singer The Weeknd and long-time collaborator, Belly, scrapped their planned appearance on tonight’s (May 26) episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live after learning that controversial US presidential hopeful Donald Trump would also be on the show.

According to The Associated Press, the Canadian artist and rapper Belly mutually decided that they had no desire to share the same stage as the Republican frontrunner who ended up being Kimmel’s only guests.

Africa comes to London for Open The Gate's 7th anniversary

EAST LONDON-based cultural organisation Open The Gate will celebrate its seventh anniversary at the independent art venue and cultural centre, Rich Mix, in the heart of Shoreditch, on June 5.

The event will showcase live African music crossing all the borders of the continent from Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Tanzania, Burundi and Guinea Conakri, gathering various communities through the diversity of music genres, activities for kids and the renowned African market presenting fashion, arts and crafts from Africa or African inspired.

Guyana's D’Urban Park: A bittersweet history

WHEN GUYANA'S president David Granger salutes the Golden Arrowhead (today) May 26 at the Guyana Golden Jubilee, he may want to reflect on the site of the celebrations: D’Urban Park, across the road from his office.

If you wanted a metaphor for pre and post-Independence Guyana, you could not find a better one.

Conor Benn looking forward to Glasgow bow

HIGHLY RATED Conor Benn says his legendary father has told him to prepare for one of the best atmospheres in boxing when he laces his gloves up for the second time in the paid ranks at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

Benn made his pro bow at The O2 in London in April on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s IBF world heavyweight title win, landing a first round KO in front of a sold-out crowd in Greenwich and displaying the swashbuckling style that made his father Nigel such a popular fighter in the 1990s.