A young miner is now dead after he was stabbed by a man who he was arguing with him over cigarettes.
WASHINGTON/GUATEMALA CITY, (Reuters) – President Donald Trump yesterday threatened to deploy the military and close the southern U.S.
When President David Granger arrived at the Public Buildings yesterday to address the National Assembly, he was met by his own cheering section as well as protestors calling for the release of severance payments to ex-sugar workers and members of the Rastafarian community who are awaiting the promised decriminalisation of possession of small amounts of cannabis.
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, (Reuters) – Leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad accused right-wing front-runner Jair Bolsonaro yesterday of soliciting mass messaging over social media via WhatsApp, funded by businesses, in an alleged violation of Brazil’s campaign finance law.
A ‘new’ locally produced beverage, made from purple sweet potatoes grown in the hinterland regions, took centre stage as the Green Guyana Expo kicked off at the Guyana National Stadium yesterday.
The High Commission of India, Georgetown in conjunction with the Government of India has launched a special programme which gives the older generation an opportunity to visit India and reconnect with their roots.
CARACAS, (Reuters) – Ecuador expelled Venezuela’s ambassador to Quito yesterday after a Venezuelan government minister called Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno a liar, and Venezuela reciprocated by ordering Ecuador’s top diplomat to go home.
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has declared its full support for the work of the new Department of Energy within the Ministry of the Presidency.
CAIRO, (Reuters) – Egypt’s public prosecutor has charged three executives from a private petroleum company with embezzling nearly $1 billion from corporate funds, state news agency MENA and a judicial source said yesterday.
Two Tucville residents were yesterday granted bail after they denied being in possession of ecstasy, which the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) says one of them handed to an undercover agent.
VALENCIA, Venezuela, (Reuters) – U.S. consumer goods maker Colgate-Palmolive Co has halted production at its detergent and dish soap plant in Venezuela because it lacked cardboard boxes to ship products, a union leader said yesterday.
(Trinidad Express) Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary has been declared a terrorist in Trinidad and Tobago.
COLOMBO, (Reuters) – Sri Lanka has reversed a decision to award a $300-million housing deal to China in favour of a joint venture with an Indian company, the government said, ahead of a visit by the prime minister to its South Asian neighbour.
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.
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.
(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.
(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) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
A fisherman was yesterday sentenced to 36 months in prison for the armed robbery of a passerby, who stopped to lend him financial assistance.
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.