Murder accused escapes from prison van

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

A massive manhunt has been launched for a murder accused who staged a daring escape while being transported from the Providence Magistrate’s Court, shortly after he was committed to stand trial in the High Court, yesterday. Kaieteur News understands that Trevor Major was committed to stand trial in the High Court for a murder committed […]

Where is the Lindo Creek suspect?

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

Questions are being asked about the supposed eyewitness/suspect in the Lindo Creek massacre of eight miners which occurred over a month ago. Acting Police Commissioner Henry Greene had announced that the police have an eyewitness account of the massacre and that charges will be laid soon. The police, in a subsequent press release, disclosed that […]

Woman found dead on aircraft

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

ATLANTA – Flight attendants discovered the body of a 61-year-old woman in the restroom of a plane shortly before the flight landed in Atlanta Wednesday morning, a spokeswoman for the airline said. It was unclear how Michaele O’Neil Carnahan died, and how long she was in the restroom. The crew on the Los Angeles-to-Atlanta flight […]

PSC Chairman urges… Revamp Privatization Unit

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

Guyana’s private sector businesses are calling for a revamp of the Privatization Unit (PU). Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Captain Gerald Gouveia, on Tuesday, also urged the Privatisation Unit to move beyond being guardian of Guyana’s assets and resources and see itself “as being responsible for the success” of Government companies by working closely […]

Lusignan man succumbs after severe beating

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

- three in custody Police at Vigilance on the East Coast of Demerara have detained three villagers from the Lusignan Squatting Area following the death of 57-year-old Niranjan who was brutally beaten Saturday night for his own bicycle. Niranjan died Tuesday night at the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was receiving treatment for a punctured […]

Man killed while seeking wife in drug yard

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

The police are questioning several persons to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of 48-year-old Keith Josiah, who was stabbed to death on Tuesday evening. According to a police press release, Josiah, of 220 Thomas Street, Kitty, went to the home of a man on the Railway Embankment to speak to his reputed wife who […]

The Beer necessities!

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

Death at Camp Street prison… Victim died from blunt trauma to head

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

A post mortem examination has revealed that Nolan Noble, an inmate of the Camp Street penitentiary, died as a result of blunt forced trauma to his head. Kaieteur News was unable to get a comment from prison authorities yesterday on the circumstances surrounding Noble’s death. Reports state that Noble, a 36-year-old who was incarcerated on […]

Botched robbery at Anna Catherina…

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

Two recovering from gunshot wounds Following the attempted robbery and shooting of West Coast Demerara goldsmith, Jonathan Tulsie, and his mother, Rosalind Tulsie, the two have been transferred from the Leonora Cottage Hospital to the Woodlands Hospital in Georgetown where they are said to be recovering. Tulsie, 33, sustained two gunshot wounds to his upper […]

CJIA back to normalcy after night of chaos

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

After a night of panic and chaos, the situation at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport was almost back to normal yesterday. Up until 19:30 hrs last evening, the maintenance company for the generator at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) was working to get the equipment up and running. A source told Kaieteur News that […]

Food for the Poor makes donation to Volunteer Youth Corps

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

Volunteer Youth Corps (VYC) yesterday received a donation to the tune of some $267,000 from Food for the Poor Guyana Inc. During a simple presentation ceremony, Food for the Poor handed over 15 portable sewing machines to Chief Executive Officer of the Volunteer Youth Corps, Ms Goldie Scott. Making the presentation on behalf of the […]

Man shot in land dispute

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

A dispute over a portion of land has left a West Demerara farmer nursing a gunshot wound. Komal Persaud Ramdhanie of Number Two Canal Polder, West Bank Demerara, was shot in the left hand by a relative at about 10:30 hours yesterday at Kamuni Creek, Upper Demerara River. Police in a press release stated that […]

Increase in voters anticipated at US November elections

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

Guyana has been one of the two countries to benefit from the knowledge of an expert politician in order to better understand the upcoming United States of America’s National Elections slated for November 4. Senator Barack Obama is the Democratic Party nominee and Senator John McCain is the Republican Party’s. Mr Donald Fowler, who has […]

City Hall indebted to contractors

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

…hopes situation remains amicable despite owing $6M City Hall could find itself with another garbage crisis if it does not comply with the constant urges of private contractors to pay up monies owed for the disposal of waste over the past few months. Reports reaching this newspaper are that the contractors have been frequently approaching […]

National Scrabble team departs for Barbados

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

A formidable Guyana Scrabble team departed yesterday morning to contest the Caribbean Championships which will be held from August 1-3 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The team which will be headed by national champion and Guyana’s lone representative at the 2007 World Scrabble Championships Frederick Collins also includes former champion Ulric Harris, Colin Chichester, William Woolford, Orlando […]

Operation Transom Phase II scheduled for Sunday

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

The Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) will be undergoing the second phase of ‘Operation Transom’ on Sunday. The second phase of the project will see corrective maintenance being done on Retractor Span 9 of the bridge. The repairs are scheduled to commence at 5:30 hours and last until 18:00 hours, to make the best use of […]

DCC host Comets of T&T in 20/20 fixture

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

The Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) as part of its Centennial celebrations will be hosting Trinidad and Tobago team Comets in a friendly 20/20 match under floodlights today, at the Banks DIH ground, Thirst Park. The other game that will form part of a double-header will pit Lusignan versus New Line Aqua Farm (formerly Canal #1). […]

Constellation Tours Ltd on board with GABBFF

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

Corporate support for the Guyana Amateur Body Building and Fitness Mr. & Ms. Guyana Senior Championships continues to flow. The latest entity to tangibly show support is Constellation Tours Limited. Yesterday at their Quamina Street Office, Travel Consultant Shondell Thomas handed over a cheque valued $100,000 to GABBFF Vice President Aretha Adams. Thomas in brief […]

GRA corruption probe… Customs Officers, others to know fate in three weeks – Auditor General

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

Several Customs Officers and other employees of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) sent on administrative leave earlier this year are to know their fate in three weeks, according to an investigator. Updating reporters on the ongoing probe yesterday, during a ceremony at the Public Buildings, Auditor General (Acting), Deodat Sharma, also indicated that the matter […]

Bholanauth Construction Services support Windball cricketers

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

Bholanauth Construction Services yesterday made a contribution to the local schoolgirls Windball Cricket team. The side is locked in battle with their visiting Trinidad counterparts in a series of matches.

No timber exports without forestry concessions

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

- Agriculture Ministry Timber companies which do not have forestry concessions in Guyana, will not be allowed to export logs, Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud said yesterday. This decision is in keeping with an announcement by President Bharrat Jagdeo to deter the exportation of the forest product and to allow for more value added activities […]

Dr Kenneth King passes on

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

Former Minister of Economic Development and executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform, Dr. Kenneth King, a former Minister, has died. A former General Secretary of the PNCR, Dr. Kenneth Stanislaus King was a highly educated and gifted individual who was educated first at Queen’s College and subsequently at Oxford University where he specialised […]

Banks DIH/GSL 15-over Softball Cricket Tournament

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

Countryside record double victories in latest round Countryside XI recorded a double victory following results of matches played last Sunday in the Banks DIH sponsored Guyana Softball League 15-over Softball cricket tournament. At Providence Ground: Pitch # 1: Michael XI gained a walkover from Stewartville XI. Pitch # 2: Country side XI got a walkover […]

Trophy Stall MYO Inter Jamaat Cricket

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

Wins for Windsor Forest, Farm B and Lusignan The Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) of Guyana 10 overs Inter-Jamaat Tapeball round-robin cricket competition sponsored by Trophy Stall continued last weekend with victories for Windsor Forest, Farm and Lusignan at the MYO ground, Woolford venue. Farm B took to the crease first against Windsor Forest and mustered […]

Man jailed for stealing camera

July 31, 2008 | Filed Under News 

The streets have been stripped of one less thief, at least for now, as a man who pleaded guilty to a simple larceny charge has been jailed. The convict, Harris Gouveia, allegedly stole one Sony digital camera valued at $100,000 from Nalini Singh on Sunday while the woman was at 23 Garnett Street, Campbellville. To […]

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