Daily Archive: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Articles published on Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sophia man stabbed to death after bicycle argument

The Police say they are investigating the murder of Seon Harry, 26, unemployed of Block ‘E’ South Sophia, Greater Georgetown which occurred about 9 am today at South Sophia, Squatting Area, Greater Georgetown allegedly by a 31-year-old resident who has since been detained and is assisting with the investigation.

Retired Justice James Patterson

Court of Appeal upholds appointment of GECOM Chairman

The Guyana Court of Appeal (GCA) earlier today upheld the ruling of the Chief Justice (ag) that the President constitutionally resorted to the proviso, which allowed for him to unilaterally appoint Justice (ret’d) James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

Zeelugt miner murdered in cigarettes argument

The Police say they are investigating the murder of Daniel George, 20, a miner of Zeelugt , EBE, which occurred about 8 pm on October 16th  at Barakat Landing, Mazaruni River allegedly by a 35 year-old miner of Tuschen, EBE, who  is in custody assisting with the investigation.

Dar­ren Fran­cis

T&T inmates ordered hit over cellphone crackdown

(Trinidad Guardian) A crack­down on il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties be­hind prison walls may be the rea­son for yes­ter­day’s bru­tal mur­der of prison of­fi­cer Dar­ren Fran­cis, as his col­leagues say hits on the lives of of­fi­cers were or­dered by one of the coun­try’s most no­to­ri­ous gang lead­ers fol­low­ing the in­creased se­cu­ri­ty mea­sures.

Merrill Lynch interested in sovereign wealth fund

Representatives of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management have met with the Governor of the Central Bank of Guyana after recently indicating an interest in engaging in discussions with those charged with the responsibility of setting up Guyana’s Sovereign Wealth Fund says Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge.

Trevor Xavier

Six men held after Parika sports bar robbed

Swift action by the police in ‘D’ Division has led to the arrest of six men, three of whom are accused of invading a Parika, East Bank Essequibo sports bar and robbing the proprietress and two patrons of a quantity of cash and other valuables on Tuesday night.

Wayne Dover

Golden Jaguars U20s defeat GPF 2-0

The Golden Jaguars Under-20 football team commenced their preparation for the upcoming CONCACAF boys championships on a positive note, defeating the Guyana Police Force [GPF] 2-0 Tuesday at the Eve Leary ground.

Exxon Mobil bets big on China LNG, sidesteps trade war

HOUSTON/SINGAPORE,  (Reuters) – In the middle of a Sino-U.S. trade war, the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company is turning toward Beijing for business at a time when most of Corporate America is looking elsewhere to avoid the threat of tariffs.

Jermaine Blackwood celebrates his hundred against Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the Regional Super50 at Kensington Oval on Tuesday. (Photo courtesy CWI Media)

Blackwood sparkles with hundred but rain has final day

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Test discard Jermaine Blackwood struck his second Regional Super50 hundred and third of his List A career but had his effort upstaged by rain as the contest against Leeward Islands Hurricanes finished in a disappointing no-result here Tuesday night.

Ending poverty

It has been 26 years since a declaration by the United Nations General Assembly designated October 17 as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Legend Sir Andy throws support behind T20 World Cup

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – West Indies fast bowling legend Sir Andy Roberts joined scores of cricket fans on the streets of the capital city last weekend in a promotional drive to get fans upbeat ahead of the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup next month.

A horseback parade during the launch of Lethem Town Week. (GO-Invest photo)

GO-Invest takes campaign to Region Nine

As part of its efforts to educate citizens and foreigners about the opportunities available in Guyana for investment, the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest) has been  conducting activities in a number of areas countrywide and this past weekend was no different with the Agency’s participation in the Lethem (Region Nine-Upper Takutu, Upper Essequibo) Town Week launch, a release from GO-Invest said.