Lodge bandits nabbed at Corentyne beach

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

- gun, masks recovered after botched robbery Members of a Berbice community policing group employed their tracking skills to capture two bandits who were involved in a botched robbery at around 05:00 hrs yesterday at Number 74 Village, Corentyne. One of the victims of the robbery attempt had to be hospitalised after being beaten with […]

OMAI exploited Guyana for more than a decade

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

…unfavourable deal was a result of the circumstances of the day – AFC Today Omai Gold Mines will officially hand over the mines to the Government of Guyana, ending what has been termed by Alliance for Change chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan, as a decade of exploitation. From 1993 the company commenced actual extraction of gold and […]

Blackie’s last hideout…Judge grants $125M for damages

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

By Dale Andrews Justice Jainarayan Singh Jnr. presiding in the High Court awarded judgement in the sum of $125M  with six percent interest to Norman Trotz, the owner of the Toucan Suites Guesthouse, which was destroyed by the Joint Services during the final hours of Linden London called ‘Blackie’ in February 2000. The judgement was […]

One of three wanted men surrenders

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

Trinidadian Joseph Aboud, for whom a wanted bulletin was issued last Friday, is currently in police custody. The 31-year-old yesterday presented himself to the Eve Leary Criminal Investigation Department in the company of his lawyer, Mark Waldron, who said that sometime early yesterday morning he received a call from Aboud asking him to accompany him […]

New U.S. Ambassador appointed to Guyana

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

President George Bush recently announced that John Melvin Jones, of Virginia, is now Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana. Jones, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, up until recently, served as the Civilian Leader of a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Iraq. Prior to […]

Regional tourism industry to get $US60M boost

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

A US$60M annual marketing campaign has been proposed by the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Tourism Ministers to aid the regional industry. Agreement to forge ahead with the campaign came at a Special Meeting of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Tourism and Transportation held in Trinidad and Tobago recently. An analysis to […]

Municipal workers deserve more than 10 per cent increase – Duncan

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

– New revenue base needful to meet demands says City Mayor The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is attempting to create a feud between the unions that represent municipal workers and this, by extension, could result in workers being negatively affected according to General Secretary of the Guyana Labour Union (GLU), Mr Carvil Duncan. Duncan […]

Man hacks woman, succumbs after ingesting Gramoxone

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

A Cummings Lodge man succumbed at around 20:00 hrs yesterday, some hours after hacking a woman in whom he had an interest and taking a dose of poison. Rafeek Baksh, 36, was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital at around 14:30 hours yesterday after ingesting Gramoxone. Earlier, he had viciously attacked 28-year-old Natasha Ramphal with a […]

Police reshuffle Divisional Commanders

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

With the imminent retirement of two senior officers, the Guyana Police Force has been forced to reshuffle its commander portfolios in several divisions. Kaieteur News understands that Assistant Commissioners Clinton Conway, who serves in Berbice, and A Division Commander, Welton Trotz, are scheduled to proceed on retirement leave this month. To this end, it was […]

GWI embarks on $600 million water treatment exercise

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

In an effort to provide quality water to the people of Guyana, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) in collaboration with the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) has embarked on a $600 million project, which will see the establishment of two water treatment facilities. One of the facilities will be located at Central Ruimveldt and be […]

No foul play in prisoner’s death

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

– police Police have refuted suggestions that 34-year-old prisoner Anand Sukdeo, who succumbed last month, was the victim of foul play. According to a source, the autopsy revealed that Sukdeo had an inflamed pancreas. Cause of death, the autopsy report said, was acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis. A source said that several factors, including excessive use of […]

Eid Messages

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

Central Islamic Organisation Of Guyana Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akhbar, La illa ha illah la, Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, Wal lil ah lil Hamd. Allah is the Greatest! Allah is the Greatest and there is no God but Allah Allah is the Greatest! Allah is the Greatest and to Him belongs all Praise. My […]

Hinckson PI…Prosecution makes written submission to Magistrate

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

As the Preliminary Inquiry into the Oliver Hinckson sedition charge came up yesterday, the defense expressed their utter disgust over the constant delay. Yesterday the case was called again but once again adjourned to a later date. During the proceeding, which lasted for a few minutes, Special Prosecution Sanjeev Datadin made a written submission to […]

GLU embraces GDF maximum age limit for civilian workers

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

The move by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to limit the working years of its civilian workers to 60 has finally been embraced by the Guyana Labour Union (GLU). Earlier this year, the GDF had engaged the move which had drawn the attention of the GLU which represents the workers. The union had organised a […]

Agricola residents must pay water rates

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

-GWI Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), Karan Singh, is urging residents in Agricola, East Bank Demerara, to pay their water bills and not to ‘interfere’ with staff from the water company. Singh yesterday told members of the media that currently only a few residents in the community pay their water bills […]

UG convocation still slated for November

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under News 

– as administration eyes options for new academic year The administration of the University of Guyana is optimistic that the 2008 Convocation activities will be on stream for November as usual, despite the ongoing testing process at the Turkeyen campus to determine the air quality of the various buildings from which asbestos were removed. An […]

Hikers ‘A’ stop Old Fort ‘A’

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

- GCC impressiveEverest Hikers ‘A’ through goals from Alex Gouveia and Shane Samuels in the 22nd and 30th minutes respectively managed to check the surge of the raging Old Fort ‘A’ team as play in the Banks DIH Hockey Tournament continued last Monday night at the Thirst Park ground. It was a simple case of […]

East Central outclass South Pakaraimas 5-0 in Heritage football

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

South Pakaraimas females were no match for their East Central Rupununi counterparts, losing 5-0 when play in the Amerindian Heritage football tournament kicked off yesterday at the St Ignatius Sports Club ground. Florence James opened the scoring four minutes into the contest, while Phyllis Lorentino hit home a double, Iona Stephens and an own goal […]

Johnson returns for AAG trials

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

– hails Trinidad tour a success By Edison Jefford One of Guyana’s leading distance athletes, Kelvin Johnson stated that his experiences in Trinidad and Tobago were “good” after he returned from the island yesterday. Speaking to Kaieteur Sport after his arrival, Johnson said that while he did not miss any meets in Guyana, Claude Blackmore […]

GCA’s Pepsi Cup 1st division cricket…Christian slams 75 as DCC remain unbeaten

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

Twenty-five-year-old Guyana wicketkeeper Derwin Christian continued his good form with the bat since his return from Canada by blasting his second consecutive half-century to lead hosts DCC to victory against Malteenoes on Sunday in their Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Pepsi first division 40-overs cricket encounter. The pugnacious right-hander, who has played 17 first-class matches since […]

City Mayor visits India-bound boxers

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

Georgetown Mayor Hamilton Green paid a visit to the four boxers in training to represent Guyana at the Commonwealth Youth Games set for India. The boxers are preparing at the Harpy Eagles Gym in Albouystown and the Mayor expressed surprise at the condition in which the young fighters train.  The gym is equipped with a […]

Sixth Annual Hand-in-Hand 11-race cycle meet set for Saturday

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

Company to give away 3 BMX cycles Local cyclists will continue their busy schedule of competitions this weekend when the Hand-in-Hand Group of Companies hosts their sixth annual 11-race programme at the National Park, organized by National coach Hassan Mohamed. And yet again, Alonzo Greaves will be the man to beat as the defending champion […]

King returned as President of Guyana Football Referees Council

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

Professor Aubrey Fitz Ronald Bishop made Honorary MemberAlfred King was returned as President of the Guyana Football Referees Council (GFRC) at their Annual General Meeting which was held on Sunday last at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue.    Taking up the post of General Secretary for the first time is the lone female on the […]

Guyana Badminton Association junior competition set for October 6-24

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Badminton Association will stage their junior age group singles tournament at the Queen’s College Badminton courts from October 6 to 24. Competition will be in the boys and girls under-11,13,15,17 &19 divisions.  Entry fee is entry fees $500 and all entries must be submitted before Saturday October 4 and must be submitted to […]

Banks DIH 15-overs S/Ball cricket at Thirst Park…Rangers Sports Club and Regal’s XI advance to final

October 1, 2008 | Filed Under Sports 

Rangers’ XI and Regal’s XI dismissed Rocky’s XI and Country Side respectively last Thursday night at the Thirst Park ground to ease into the final of the Banks DIH 15-overs softball floodlights cricket competition organized by the Guyana Softball League. In the first match Rangers XI inserted Rocky XI who were in early trouble losing […]

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