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.
Articles published on Thursday, October 18, 2018
“I have a poem.” It’s such an innocuous line but one that hides a wealth of profundity.
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).
(BARBADOS NATION) The teenager accused of stabbing a schoolboy last week on Tudor Street, The City, will spend the next 28 days at HMP Dodds.
(TRINIDAD NEWSDAY) SINCE Marvin Farria’s narrow escape from death one week ago, four more vessels from the Icacos area have been seized and an unknown number of Trinidadians detained by the Venezuelan Guardia Nacional.
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.
(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) Movietowne Port of Spain was the scene of a shooting on Wednesday.
(JAMAICA OBSERVER) Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says 2018 is poised to be another excellent year for Jamaica’s cruise ship sector, with vessels from the world’s largest cruise companies expected to call at the island’s main ports.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) The investigation into the alleged kidnapping of Gasparillo resident Jonathon Ramcharan took a strange twist earlier today when video surveillance showed him entering taxi en route to Port-of-Spain.
(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) Acting Prisons Commissioner Dane Clarke is appealing to his colleagues not to abandon their jobs following the murder of yet another prison officer.
(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.
In the backdrop of Guyana importing US$25m annually in milk products, the Guyana Government and Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) have committed to exploring the possibility of a partnership in the dairy industry.
Five men who are accused of murdering Number 70 Village, Corentyne carpenter, Faiyaz Narinedatt, were yesterday committed to stand trial at the High Court in Berbice after a lengthy preliminary inquiry (PI).
Convicted confidence trickster Troy Webster was yesterday sentenced to 30 years behind bars for raping a woman who had met with him to finalize arrangements for a sales-rep job he had deceitfully promised her.
The police have received legal advice to charge two Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers who are accused of sexually assaulting a woman and robbing her partner at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground last Saturday evening.
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.
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.
Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson says he has been advised by the Attorney General, Basil Williams, and his team, that he is on firm legal ground to reject the announced massive toll increase for the Berbice River crossing.
With 25 days to go to the Local Government Elections, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has posted to its website, http://www.gecom.org.gy/ the approved lists of candidates for the ten municipalities and the approved lists for the 70 neighbourhood democratic councils contesting the polls.
Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, has said that not much can be done at this point to rectify the situation at the Lusigan Prison and added that though he sought help from various international agencies, he was turned down.
A Magistrate yesterday committed four men to stand trial at the High Court for the 2016 murder of Good Hope rice farmers, Mohamed and Jamilla Munir.
The Guyana Government has expressed concern, “if not alarm” to a visiting European Union Delegation of ambassadors about Guyanese not having visa-free entry into Schengen countries of the European Union (EU) and is seeking fair treatment on the issue says Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge.
A strong 14 member team was recently selected to represent the defending champions, Guyana in the 2018 Cup of Guianas, formally known as the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) lawn tennis competition which is set to be hosted in Suriname from October 25-28.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) Garvin Medera yesterday met with private sector stakeholders as part of efforts to build stronger ties with the local market and says the carrier remains keen on offering Guyanese direct flights.
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.
Nine persons are now homeless after a fire of unknown origin ripped through a two-flat concrete house at No 40 Village, West Coast Berbice around 2:30 pm yesterday.
The Italian Grill and Wind Jammer International Hotel are the latest entities to lend their support for ‘Stage of Champions’.
Dear Editor, Another Tuesday, another statutory meeting of the Guyana Elections Commission.
A Stabroek News employee was two Thursdays ago robbed of his valuables on his way home, while travelling in a Route 40 Kitty Campbellville bus and is warning commuters to be careful while in these vehicles.
One of the largest distribution companies in Guyana is continuing its support for the largest international softball competition locally.
The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)/New Building Society 40-overs division-two, round robin tournament continued in the Ancient County with 10 matches.
Dear Editor, I would like to draw the government’s attention to the plight of school children in the Rupununi.
A mother of ten children, who resides in Kitty, was yesterday remanded over the trafficking of cannabis and ecstasy.
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.
Transport Sports Club suffered a 50-run defeat to Georgetown ECO Champs in the Georgetown Cricket Association/Friends of Cricket 100 overs U17 tournament.
The prosecutor in the matter of Erwin Bacchus, the Subryanville hotelier charged with the murder of Jason De Florimonte, has no plans to call the handyman who allegedly intervened in the encounter as one of its witnesses.
Dear Editor, The Government is now on a campaign of distributing filaricides described as Mass Drug Administration (MDA) by the World Health Organization.
Chairman of the Management Board of the e-Governance Academy (eGA) of Estonia, Dr.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Reuters) – At least one person was killed and dozens injured as thousands of protesters took to the streets in Haiti yesterday over a corruption scandal and some marchers called for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise.
Dear Editor, Guyanese recently woke up to the news of another jailbreak.
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.
TORONTO/VANCOUVER, (Reuters) – Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis yesterday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, where stores are not yet open.
Dear Editor, On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi a distinguished journalist walked into the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Turkey but never came out again.
KANDY, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) – Captain Eoin Morgan smashed his second half-century in two games and Adil Rashid took four wickets to help England crush Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the rain-marred third one-day international yesterday.
Bail in the sum of $100,000 was yesterday granted to the miner who was charged earlier this month with the attempted murder of dog food vendor Shane Cooper, who was shot twice during an attack.
TUMEREMO, Venezuela, (Reuters) – Seven people were killed near a remote gold mine in southeastern Venezuela, family members said on Wednesday, the latest in a number of violent incidents related to illegal mining in the crisis-stricken country.
A father of three, Seon Fitzgerald, was yesterday sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for trafficking 76 grammes of cannabis.
Dear Editor, Government loses two cases in one day- what the hell is going on?
(Reuters) – Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas ripped through the top of the Australian batting order as the visitors slumped to 91 for seven at lunch on day two of the second and final test in Abu Dhabi yesterday.
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.
(Reuters) – Liliana Barrios was working in a California bakery in July and facing possible deportation when she got a call from her immigration attorney with some good news.
A security shift commander was yesterday placed on bail for allegedly stealing a gun and six rounds of ammunition from his work place.
Dear Editor, On the night of Saturday, October 13th, two GDF officers are reported to have approached a couple at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground on the Essequibo Coast (Region 2) and robbed the young man of his valuables before taking turns to rape the young woman in front of her boyfriend.
A fisherman was yesterday sentenced to 36 months in prison for the armed robbery of a passerby, who stopped to lend him financial assistance.
By Jorge Familiar World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean On a recent trip to Latin America I met Marco Gómez, an inspiring young entrepreneur from Costa Rica who studied aerospace engineering abroad on a scholarship.
It would come without warning, often after dinner and just before bedtime.
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.
SYDNEY, (Reuters) – The South Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands is felling its tropical forests at nearly 20 times a sustainable rate, according to research by an environmental group published yesterday, driven by insatiable Chinese demand for its lumber.
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.