Labourer to face the cost for spending drinks money

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Troy Hollingsworth, 32, of D’Urban Street, Lodge, who was slapped with the charge of simple larceny in the court room of Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson, will have to remain in prison until Friday. It is alleged that the defendant on Sunday last, at Croal Street, Georgetown, after being entrusted with $4,000 by Fiona English, […]

McGill to play TSC in Saturday’s final

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

Mc Gill Superstars and Transport Sports Club will go head to head in the final of the Demerara Cricket Board Hand-in-Hand second division 50-overs knock-out cricket competition at Everest on Saturday after completing victories in their semi-final matches. At the Canal Number Two Sports Club ground on Saturday, hosts McGill defeated Nandy Park of East […]

Body of missing person found

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

The body of Asif Ali, called Budhan, 27, of Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara, which has been missing since February 21, when the boat he was travelling in collided with another in the Lannaballi area on the Essequibo River, has been recovered. The body was fished out of the water yesterday morning in the vicinity of […]

Georgetown advance to Nalico/Nafico Under-15 final

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

West/Dem, E/Coast to know their faith today By Sean Devers   Pre-tournament favorites Georgetown advanced to tomorrow’s final of the Nalico/Nafico Inter-Association under-15 cricket final after their final preliminary round games were washed out yesterday. While the no-result left Georgetown the only unbeaten team in the four-team competition to book a place in the final […]

Rugby Coach departs today for the UK

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch Guyana Defence Force Rugby Coach Clinton Clarke is scheduled to depart Guyana today for three (3) weeks to attend the BOOST Coach Exchange Programme in Loughborough in the United Kingdom. Reeling from the recent loss of its two national coaches Sherlock Solomon (Men’s) and Alton Agard (Women’s), the Guyana Rugby Football Union […]

GTU purpose for strike action has been misconstrued – GTU President

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Even as strike action continues at the Berbice High School, President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union, Colwyn King, is adamant that the purpose of the action has somewhere along the way been misconstrued. King, during an interview, yesterday, argued that the strike action was instigated by the union in retaliation to an erroneous report which […]

JP, woman in sex abuse probe released

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Police have released the Justice of the Peace and the 28-year-old woman who were questioned last week about their alleged sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl. The two were detained last week Wednesday but were released the following day. It is unclear whether they will be charged, although a rank indicated that police may not […]

There’s need for a comprehensive drainage and irrigation plan

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Guyana the country of the Piper! Yes! We see this everyday. Today we have a complement of engineers and others who fit the Guyana scenario. Let these engineers detail to the nation and the President why this 80′, 8-10 miles of canal be built when we see and know that the existing facilities […]

Quite an uplifting experience

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Last Saturday (21-02-09) night’s “Mashramani Panorama” at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall was for me an unforgettable, uplifting experience. I felt the positive power and recognised the potential national benefit of healthy competition among the young and not so young alongside senior citizens; the pride in performance akin to stuff that move nations […]

Govt. approves money for new ID cards

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

It was ‘money talks’ yesterday when the National Assembly was resolved into a committee of supply to discuss the particulars of the 2009 Budget. During yesterday’s session, $90M was approved for the update and finalization of the voters’ list to host local government elections this year. In discussing the estimates for the Guyana Elections Commission, […]

Silence and chagrin

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

Some people have gone silent. A year or two ago you could have read comments and letters in the newspapers from intellectuals who had no formal contact with the government, except David Dabydeen, our Ambassador to UNESCO but felt obliged to write in favour of the PPP administration because they thought it was a government […]

JPs taken to task over illegal land sales

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

President of the Justices of Peace Association, Hermon Bholaisingh, has said that the Association intends to meet with the Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali, to discuss a report of illegal sale of house lots being done in some housing schemes through questionable intervention by some unscrupulous Justices of the Peace. This was announced […]

Ow! Meh toe hurting

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists 

The Parrot was out viewing the parade on Mash Day. Oh what a tedious task! The entire route was overcrowded. Thousands upon thousands converged on the designated streets making it impossible to traverse. Efforts to forcefully squeeze my way through were futile. I eventually gave up and settled for a spot that others, well plenty […]

Redefining the way we think

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists 

Peter R. Ramsaroop, MBA Chairman, Vision Guyana OVERVIEW: No matter how much we complain about the government for not taking care of the citizens, no one can take away how proud we are to be Guyanese.   As we celebrated another anniversary of our Republic and danced on the streets, it once again reinforced what we […]

Litter bugs abound in Industry

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It is with great disgust and frustration that I write seeking your assistance in exposing the lawlessness of some residents of my community, who often dispose of their refuse on the sides of the streets and trenches. As a resident of Industry, it is frustrating to see the entire Sugrim Singh Road lined […]

Farming was very important to our ancestors

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In these times of financial upheavals and economic crisis, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government of Guyana should consult with the Opposition political parties to chart a course that would prevent Guyana’s economic development from being derailed. The reality suggests that government over-spending would create short-term problems which the Opposition would like to […]

M&CC continues to be challenged by littering culture – City PRO

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Although limited by its professed meagre revenue base, the Georgetown municipality was able to allot a total of $450,000 towards after mash cleanup works. This disclosure was made yesterday by Public Relations Officer, Royston King, who divulged that the cleanup efforts included both the efforts of council workers and that of private contractors. And while […]

More fishes to fry

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Editorial 

While we Guyanese have one of the highest consumption of fish and shrimp in the world, excepting for our hinterland citizens, most of that catch comes from the ocean. However, in line with trends across the globe, this catch has been steadily decreasing and it is now generally conceded that the oceans have passed their […]

Change is inevitable

February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Change is inevitable; like it or not it’s gonna come. Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, reason, that you can beat them (the system) at the game only if you are prepared to challenge the odds. Barack Obama’s victory has proved that theory right once more. When Johnson became the first […]


February 25, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The Ministry of Tourism is fast being seen as a special events ministry. It should however recognise that it needs to go beyond merely hosting GUYEXPO in October and the Main Big Lime in December and become more involved in working directly with our airlines, tour operators, sporting bodies and cultural promoters in putting together […]

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