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.

‘Re-membering The Brink’ set for gala launch tonight

The Theatre Guild Workshop, in honour of the Guild’s 70th anniversary year, will be staging a production reminiscent of the classic 1960s satire, “The Brink”, titled, “Re-membering The Brink: Oil and a Whole Lotta Gas.” The production, which will debut at the Theatre Guild Playhouse tonight, promises to be “full comedy from beginning to end,” though the cast will be tackling the serious issue of Guyana’s emerging oil and gas industry, addressing important questions such as what the development of the industry will mean for the ordinary Guyanese, its impacts on the local sectors, and how Guyanese can make the best of the potential opportunities.

Mom Party

“Life of Party,” like the recently released “Avengers: Infinity War” before it, ends up interrogating the critic who deigns to write about it.

Judging process not yet completed over one year after Guyana Prize deadline

Although more than a year has passed since the deadline for entries for the Guyana Prize for Literature, it may well be a few months more before the announcement of the awards as the organising committee is in engagement with the Ministry of Education to iron out the issue of funding.

Weldaad pensioner dies after being struck along Washington Road

An elderly resident of Weldaad Village, West Coast Berbice, is now dead after being struck and killed along the Washington Public Road on Thursday evening.

Taxi driver victim of hit-and-run

A Nonpareil, East Coast Demerara taxi-driver is currently admitted at the Georgetown Public Hospital in an unconscious state after he was struck down while going home on Wednesday night.

Berbice truck driver appeals convictions in 12 driving deaths

Chaitram Moonsammy, the Black Bush Polder, Berbice truck driver who was earlier this month found guilty of causing the gruesome Corentyne accident which left 12 persons dead in 2010, has appealed his conviction.

Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors

(Reuters) Eric Gordon sank two free throws with 2.4 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets eked out a 98-94 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday at Toyota Center.

U.S. reaches deal to keep China’s ZTE in business -congressional aide

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Trump administration told lawmakers the U.S. government has reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE Corp back in business after it pays a significant fine and makes management changes, a senior congressional aide said yesterday.

Boy traumatised after school rejects Amerindian outfit

A Mae’s Schools student was left traumatised yesterday after his indigenous wear was deemed inappropriate by teachers at the school and he was mocked during the day by fellow students.

Apology over Atlantic Gardens works

Dear Editor, On Sunday May 13, The Ministry of Public Infrastructure, through its contractor, undertook construction works in the Atlantic Gardens area as part of the Upgrade of the East Coast Demerara Roadway from Better Hope to Belfield.

Keens-Douglas brothers to entertain on Father’s Day

Guyanese fathers are in for a treat when two of the Caribbean’s renowned storytellers, Paul Keens-Douglas from Trinidad and his brother Richardo Keens-Douglas from Grenada, appear at the Marriott Hotel for a special Father’s Day event organised by GEMs Theatre Productions.

Bailey not feeling any pressure surround Reggae Boyz future

KINGSTON, Jamaica,  CMC – Exciting Jamaican forward Leon Bailey says he is putting himself under no pressure regarding his international future.

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