‘Sak’ is the new ‘Fly’

- Indigenous-inspired beverage launched at Green Expo

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.

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.

Court of Appeal upholds appointment of GECOM Chairman

-in unanimous decision

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.

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.

Gov’t, DDL to explore dairy partnership

-country imports US$25m annually in milk products

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.

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.

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.

Guyana concerned at lack of visa-free access to Schengen countries

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.

Caribbean Airlines still eying direct flights from Guyana

-Medera tells private sector

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.

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.