Staff Writer

Rice exports facing supply crisis

-Gov’t input needed to bring more lands under cultivation, says Nand Persaud CEO

The Head of one of the country’s leading players on the international rice market has told Stabroek Business that the expansion of Guyana’s rice sales on the international  market could come under serious threat unless the industry undergoes urgent expansion of lands for rice cultivation and modernization of other critical operational aspects of the country’s industry. 

Celtics clamp down on Cavs, take 3-2 series edge

Field level Media: BOSTON — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Nadal handed easy path to French Open final

PARIS, (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal, who is gunning for a record-extending 11th French Open title, was handed a relatively easy path to the final at Roland Garros when the draw was made on Thursday.

Ricciardo smashes lap record in practice

Monaco Grand Prix

MONACO, (Reuters) – Daniel Ricciardo lapped Monaco’s metal-fenced streets in record time on Thursday as Red Bull dominated practice for Formula One’s most glamorous grand prix.

Independence Day costume parade for 11 am start

-vending spots still available

The planning committee for the Guyana Carnival yesterday issued a reminder of the parade route for Saturday’s Independence Day costume parade, and the Mayor and City Council has indicated that there are still spots available for vending.

Alexander-Arnold out to end stellar season by subduing Ronaldo

(Reuters) – Few things have fazed Liverpool’s defensive tyro Trent Alexander-Arnold this season so it is no surprise that he is taking the prospect of keeping Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo under wraps in the Champions League final firmly in his stride.

Ministry of Business Column

Business Environment Reforms: A Ministry of Business Perspective

An accommodating business environment is one that encourages business efficiency and incentivizes innovativeness and increased productivity, two key sustainable development factors.

Democrats say briefings did not support Trump’s claim of FBI ‘spy’

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers said on Thursday they heard nothing in classified briefings by the FBI and intelligence officials to support President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated allegation that the agency placed a “spy” into his 2016 presidential campaign to help his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Kitco Market Data

Gold Prices for the three-day period ending Thursday May 24, 2018 Kitco is a Canadian company that buys and sells precious metals such as gold, copper and silver.