Mottley’s BLP wins all 30 seats in Barbados election

Mia Mottley

(Barbados Nation) Mia Amor Mottley is now the Prime Minister-elect of Barbados. The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader and her team romped home to an unprecedented 30-nil victory at the polls last night, with a punishing defeat of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP).

Coconut output seen quadrupling by 2025

Coordinators of the Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean (CIDC) programme. From left: Cyril Roberts, CARDI Country Representative; Ben Morrison, International Trade Centre consultant; Maurice Wilson, Regional Coordinator of the project; and Raymond Trotz, National Coordinator.

With a resurgence in the demand for coconut products globally, and consequent interest from investors, Guyana is anticipated to double its current coconut production within a few years, and quadruple it by 2025.

Third term decision to be handed down by July 3rd

The CCJ HQ in Trinidad and Tobago

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will have to hand down the highly-anticipated third term decision by July 3, the day that the court’s President, Sir Dennis Byron retires from office, Justice Adrian Saunders, the President-Designate said last night.

Weldaad cyclist, 73, perishes in accident

The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 17:30hrs yesterday on the Washington Public Road, WCB involving minibus PWW1865 driven by a 35-year-old resident of Golden Grove ECD and  pedal cyclist Cleveland Fraser, 73 years of lot 6 Weldaad Village, WCB (deceased).

Talking up the manufacturing sector: GMSA President Shyam Nokta.

GMSA pushing for 20% of agro-processed foods to come from local producers

The delegation representing the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA) says that one of the “immediate solutions” to the challenges facing the local manufacturing sector could be to have a greater share of public procurement sourced from local agro processors providing the product is available and of suitable quality and competitive price”.

Pilot project proposed to ease prison overcrowding

On Wednesday, at the Ministry of Legal Affairs,  Attorney General, Basil Williams SC, met with John McKendrick and Keith Peterson, Consultants, contracted under the Support for the Criminal Justice System Programme, to discuss issues pertaining to overcrowding at the prisons.

Herstelling man charged with drowning wife

Daniel Watson, the Herstelling man who police say strangled and drowned his estranged common-law wife in a drain, was yesterday charged with her murder.

Appeal Court begins hearing child killer’s challenge to life sentence

The Guyana Court of Appeal yesterday commenced hearing arguments in the appeal brought by Rawle Samuels of the life sentence imposed upon him for the killing of four-year-old Jamal Nedd, whom he knifed to death at Buck Hill, Linden, in 2013.

Trans woman charged with assaulting cops

A transgender woman was yesterday released on a total of $90,000 bail after denying several charges, including assaulting two police officers.

Economists, Janki pessimistic about oil future

Guyana has struck oil but for the panelists at a discussion on Wednesday there is no reason to celebrate.

Residents call for neglected Sheet Anchor streets to be fixed

The residents of Sheet Anchor Village, East Canje, Berbice are calling on the authorities to immediately look into fixing their streets, which they say are almost impassable due to neglect.

Guyana to ratify CARICOM arrest treaty

Guyana will move to ratify the CARICOM Arrest Treaty, which was signed by several member states, including Guyana, in Grenada last July, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced yesterday.

Brothers to face retrial over attempted murder of neighbor

Owing to a jury’s inability to arrive at a verdict, the two brothers accused of attempting to murder their neighbour will now have to await another trial to determine the charge levelled against them.

Comprehensive plan for restoration of City Hall closer

A two-day workshop aimed at saving the historic but decrepit City Hall concluded yesterday with optimism and the expectation that a plan would be available by the end of June from overseas experts. 

Ministry probing shocking of GPL employee

The Occupational Health and Safety Department of the Ministry of Social Protection has launched an investigation into the shocking of a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) employee, a source from the department has confirmed.

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