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15 Customs Officers slapped with 202 charges

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

…from conspiracy to defraud to fraudulent conversion A whopping 202 charges have been leveled against 15 of the Customs Officers attached to the Guyana Revenue Authority for their alleged involvement in the imbroglio surrounding Polar Beer that was imported by Fidelity Investment/Kong Inc. Attorney at law Glenn Hanoman will be defending five of the 15 […]

McLean, Ramlal charged with forgery, conspiracy

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Registrar of the Supreme Court, Evelyn Sita Ramlal, and former Major General of the Guyana Defence Force, Norman Mc Lean, were yesterday slapped with a number of indictable counts of conspiring to commit a felony. Both Ramlal and Mc Lean were not required to plead to the indictable charges, which were read to them by […]

Corbin medivaced to New York

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

After two days of medical attention at the Woodlands Hospital and at the Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI) respectively, leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Robert Corbin, was flown to the United States yesterday morning. Brother of the Opposition Leader, Charles Corbin, confirmed this development during a telephone interview with this newspaper, around 10:45 […]

Takatu Bridge not open, says Foreign Affairs Minister

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

- vehicles blocked from entering, leaving Guyana Police at Lethem have erected barriers to block vehicular traffic from entering Guyana via the Takatu Bridge. This move comes in the wake of an unofficial opening of the bridge on Sunday last, during which it was announced that vehicular traffic would be allowed between 08:00 and 20:00 […]

Guyanese woman dies after house explodes in Queens, NY

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

…family demands answers The family of a Guyanese mother killed last Friday in an explosion at a house in Queens, New York, is demanding answers from Con Edison, the company which supplies electricity to New York City. A gas leak was the likely cause of the house explosion in Floral Park, Queens, in which Guyanese […]

Mind your own……business!

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Linden Town Week kicks off

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Judging from the massive turnout at the Linden/Georgetown Bus Park on Sunday evening for the official opening of the Linden Town Week, this year’s celebrations is certainly off to a great start. Preceded earlier in the day by a church service at the Mackenzie Sports Club, the opening began with much pomp and ceremony. First […]

Kester Lewis, Theodore Henry & Mark Seymour set new records

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

By Franklin Wilson Three new records were achieved at the 2009 Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation/Banks Power Stout championship which took place on Sunday last at the St. Stanislaus College Auditorium. National Rugby player Theodore Henry (bodyweight 205.9lbs), competing in the 100kg (220lbs) class set a new overall record with 1361 pounds. Henry, who also played […]

Immunisation Week launched with warning to scholarship students

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

By Fareeza Haniff. Immunisation Week, which is being celebrated in the Americas, was officially launched yesterday in Great Falls, Linden, by Minister of Health, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, who sent a strong and clear message to students who received scholarships from the Health Ministry and refused to serve their country after graduation. During his address to […]

Immigrant ship display to feature at Indian Arrival celebrations

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

A 120-foot depiction of the Whitby, one of the ships, which brought the first set of East Indians to Guyana under the system of indentureship, has been completed as the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha plans a mega event at the Guyana National Stadium. The display was put together by Andrew Arts and features pictures of […]

Linden Town Week beauty contestant alleges rape attempt

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

…coordinator in custody A coordinator of the Miss Linden Town Week pageant is currently in police custody, for allegedly attempting to rape one of the delegates vying for the coveted title of “Miss Linden”. The delegate, a 17-year-old, said that she was already in the boat on her way home, after spending some time on […]

Howard Eastman denies drug possession

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

“I was setup,” said Guyana’s Super Middleweight Boxing Champion, Howard Eastman yesterday, as he pleaded not guilty at the Blairmont Magistrate’s Court, West Bank Berbice, to a charge of being in possession of cannabis sativa (marijuana) on Friday night last. Police alleged that they found Eastman, of Canje, Berbice, with the illegal substance in his […]

Colin Mack still remanded

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Promoter Colin Mack was again remanded after he made another court appearance before Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson yesterday at the Georgetown Magistrates Court of the continuation of his preliminary inquiry. As the preliminary inquiry continued yesterday the virtual complainant continued to give her account of what transpired on the night of the alleged assault. […]

Triumph and Backdam record opening victories

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

Competition in the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport Inter-Block Football tournament for 2009 kicked off at the Beterverwagting (BV) Community Centre ground with two matches accompanied by an exhibition Under-15 game. Attended by several ministry officials, the programme got off to a competitive start with the Under-15 contest which resulted in East BV beating […]

CCWU to boycott May Day rallies

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

- urges end to ongoing GTUC/FITUG rift The Clerical and Commercial Workers’ Union (CCWU) has decided not to participate in any of the May Day rallies, in protest of the ongoing rift within the umbrella trades union body, the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC). The decision was taken at a meeting of the CCWU’s Executive […]

John Cena touted to co-host Int’l Wrestle Mania in Guyana

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

According to a media release from the organisers, come this August, the Guyana National Stadium is expected to be thrown into an entertainment frenzy as arrangements are underway to hold a wrestling tournament of international caliber at the venue. The event, which would be the first of its kind in Guyana, and by extension the […]

Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club to stage Labour Day meet

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

As race day gets closer, most of the country’s top horses have already booked their places for the May Day horserace meet organised by the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sport facility in collaboration with the Delmur Shipping Company, scheduled for its facilities at Alness Village Corentyne, Berbice on Sunday May 3, beginning at 13:00 […]


April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Before and during the construction of the four-lane highway along the East Bank of Demerara, traffic snaked slowly during peak hours. The journey from West Demerara to the city took hours because of the high volume of road users on a then two-lane roadway. The situation improved dramatically when the four-lane highway was completed. Persons […]

Somai hits 94 as Berbice take 1st innings points

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

But Alkins (41*) leads E’bo resistance By Sean Devers in Essequibo In association with Arabian Hotel Albion left-hander Sahadeo Somai’s fell six short of a ton as Berbice took a 74-run first innings lead against Essequibo on the penultimate day of their three-day GTM under-19 cricket match at the Anna Regina ground here yesterday and […]

Mrs. Nadira Jagan-Brancier and Ulele Burnham

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

The daughter of Mrs. Jagan, days after the death announcement of her mother, was quoted in the Chronicle as saying that she hates the people who tried to put her mother down. She then went on to say about that pronouncement, “That is the way I feel.” The latter statement comes across as an unapologetic […]

Junior boys and Girls Badminton start May 1

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) Annual West Indian Sports Complex Junior Doubles Tournament will be played on May 1-2, at the Queens College Courts, starting from 10:00 hrs. Among the age groups to be contested in the Boys and Girls categories are: Under-11, 13, 15 & 17 Doubles Tournament. The GBA is asking all eligible […]

Serious governance issues plague NBS

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Following the Annual General Meeting of New Building Society (NBS) on Saturday, Chartered Accountant and a member of the Committee of Concerned NBS members, Christopher Ram says that there is still a significant number of unanswered questions at the company. According to Ram there was a huge problem with the administration of the company in […]

Guyana hires new lawyer to pursue money in Bahamas

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Guyana has now hired a new attorney, John Wilson, of McKinney Bancroft and Hughes, to fight court-appointed liquidator, Craig Tony Gomez, on the issue of Guyana’s US$34M investment in Clico Bahamas. In a newspaper report out of the Bahamas, Wilson yesterday said that while the lawyers have not yet settled on the formulation of CLICO […]

General attitude of the girls encouraging -Fernandes

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

National Coach of the Guyana female hockey team Phillip Fernandes in a telephone conversation with Kaieteur Sport yesterday said that the general attitude of the girls during training so far have been encouraging. Fernandes, who has been in charge of the ladies for a couple of years disclosed that the focus this week will be […]

Canada-based Vieira says he is ready

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

- prefers Group 3, but worried about new rule Having travelled all the way from Canada, motor racer Paul Vieira told Kaieteur Sport that he is looking forward to the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club season opening Meeting, scheduled to be held on May 3, at the South Dakota Circuit. The speedster, who arrived […]

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