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Daily Archives: January 26, 2018

Pepsi Cola, other investors interested in Guyana’s sugar estates

The United States (US)-headquartered Pepsi-Cola is among several companies interested in investing in the Guyana Sugar Corporation, Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes announced Friday. “We got some big companies like Pepsi Cola…,” she told a meeting of former sugar workers at Enmore. SPU Privatisation Specialist, Sean Persaud was not keen on speaking about Pepsi Cola because of confidentiality reasons, but ...

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Guyana will reject extension of UN mediation of border controversy or ceding of territory- sources

Government is worried that moves are afoot to pressure Guyana into agreeing to extend high-level United Nations (UN)-brokered negotiations to settle the border controversy with Venezuela or consider the option of giving up part of its territory, high-level sources said. With  Dagg Halvor Nylander, the United  Nations Secretary General’s Personal Representative on the Border Controversy having already submitted his report ...

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City Councillor Garrett collapses and dies

Long-serving  City Councillor, Junior Garrett collapsed and died Friday afternoon, after  very “robust” contributions to a council meeting on the municipality’s budget, Deputy Mayor Lionel Jaikarran said. “I am in shock,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. A meeting on the controversial use of open spaces that was scheduled for Friday afternoon has since been pushed back. Garrett was at ...

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Enmore estate likely to remain opened

The Guyana government has decided to keep the Enmore sugar estate as a going concern while the search continues for long-term investors, a senior official of the divestment corporation announced Friday. Shawn Persaud of the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited ( NICIL) told hundreds of workers at Enmore Estate that “hopefully” the Enmore, ...

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Mother-beater shot after chopping policeman

A man  was early Friday morning shot after he chopped a policeman who responded to a report that he was beating his mother at their home at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara. Police said at about 2:30 Friday morning, a 33-year old man was shot twice and the policeman chopped twice.The incident occurred when a police patrol responded to a report ...

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GDF Lance Corporal held for shooting of wildlife exporter

A wildlife exporter was shot and robbed of several items by three men and a Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal has since been arrested, the Guyana Police Force said. Injured is 44-year old Imole Fox of 94 Regent and King Streets, Georgetown. He was shot to his lower right leg and a bullet grazed his head during the robbery that ...

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