Daily Archives: December 31, 2019

Guyanese man – Grafton Thomas – held over stabbing of five at Hanukkah event in New York

Grafton Thomas in detention

Grafton Thomas in detention

A man of Guyanese parentage was arrested and charged with five counts of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed five persons who were celebrating Hanukkah on Saturday in New York City.

The suspect identified as Grafton Thomas, 37, was arrested on Sunday by two lawmen at West 144th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard.

During a press conference yesterday morning, Thomas’ lawyer Michael Sussman stated that the suspect’s  mother Kim Thomas, a registered nurse moved to the US in the 1980’s.          Continue reading

Cricket Great Clive Lloyd Knighted in New Year Honours List – by Joe Krishnan | Evening Standard + 2 Videos

Joe Krishnan | Evening Standard

Sir Clive Lloyd

West Indies cricket legend Clive Lloyd has been given a knighthood in the New Year Honours List.

The Guyana-born batsman, now 75, has been honoured for his service to the game.

Clive Lloyd heads a long list of names from West Indies cricket to receive the award, with the likes of Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes and Sir Viv Richards all honoured.

Although Lloyd received a CBE in 1993, the belated nature of Lloyd’s award might be explained by his hailing from Guyanawhich became a republic in 1970.

Coincidentally, Guyana was granted independence in 1966, the year in which 22-year old, left-handed, middle-order batsman, Clive Lloyd made his Test debut against India.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Oil flows for Xmas as Exxon finds yet another well

BY BERT WILKINSON – Caribbean Life News NY

The company had always led Guyanese to believe that first oil would have flowed from the seabed sometime in March of 2020, but just before half past nine on Dec. 20, American supermajor ExxonMobil announced that Guyana had officially become the world’s newest producer of crude oil, less than five years after Exxon had first boasted about an offshore commercial find.

Senior company officials had said that it was standard practice to add a six-month additional period to the real deadline to cater for eventualities and extensive safety checks before a startup date was announced, hence March as the outer deadline that had had been fed to industry observers for months.            Continue reading

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