CARICOM Secretariat to help Member States tackle drug problem

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

The Caribbean Community Secretariat is seeking to empower CARICOM Member States to tackle more effectively the worsening illicit drug problem within the Caribbean through the development and subsequent implementation of National Anti Drug Strategies and Plans. To this end the Secretariat has collaborated with the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American […]

Autopsy on Linden vigilante victim inconclusive

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Autopsy on Linden vigilante victim inconclusive Police have released the three suspects in the alleged vigilante-style killing of Victory Valley resident, Patrick Henry, called ‘Doggie’, after pathologist Dr. Vivikanand Brijmohan was unable to ascertain how he died. Police said that Dr. Brijmohan told investigators that the body was in a state of ‘significant decomposition’, and […]

Boxing Board to enact stringent tests before fights

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

Following the detention of local middleweight champion, Howard ‘Battersea Bomber’ Eastman, on allegations of drug possession, the executive body of the Guyana Boxing Board Control (GBBC) are scheduled to discuss the issue of drug tests before fights. Boxing buffs turned up at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) Saturday evening last to enjoy a night […]

NBS investment in Berbice Bridge a sound one

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Reading a letter from Mr. Winston Brassington in the Guyana Chronicle on April 25, 2009 captioned, “Berbice Bridge Investment a good one for NBS” was the kind of factual message I really wished NBS would have put out ages ago to allay any fear members of the public may have on their latest […]

Preservation of Guyana’s indentured records

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I’ve just read an interesting piece, “An interview with the poet, Randall Butisingh,” in Kaieteur News (26-04-090 which I enjoyed and I want to thank Ameena Gafoor for it. Also, I read a few other good articles in the past. Ms Gafoor writes very well on subjects/topics that I find appealing. Please keep […]

Foul play not ruled out – police

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Police are awaiting results of a post mortem examination to determine the way forward in connection with the death of 20-year-old Jasmattie Deochan who was found hanging in her Cane Grove, Mahaica home on Sunday evening. This newspaper understands that the woman’s husband told the police that on Saturday morning Deochan attempted to drink a […]

Cellink Jingle and Song Competition

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Who can disagree that “American Idol” is the broadcast entertainment television show that is creating lots of buzz? Even GT&T has now embarked on a local version with its Cellink Jingle and Song Competition 2009 during May-July. An interesting excerpt from the release was to learn that a vehicle might very well be […]

Consulate in Barbados dealt with this matter

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I refer to a news item in your paper (“No arrest for Guyanese murdered in Barbados”, 19 April 2009). An interviewee, one Abiola Alleyne and described as a relative of the deceased, is quoted as saying the Guyana Consulate in the island has done nothing for the family. It will be recalled that […]

Dorcas Medical Mission offers free clinic

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

The Dorcas Medical Mission, a faith-based, not-for-profit, volunteer organisation from Brooklyn, New York is currently in Guyana offering their services to the public. The Mission commenced work yesterday and will continue until Thursday. This is the third visit by the Mission to Guyana under the sponsorship of Outreach Ministries International – Winners’ Cathedral and Roraima […]

Digicel partners D’Urban Park Lions to raise anemia awareness

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

- project officially launched at North Ruimveldt Secondary School Digicel Guyana has partnered with the Lions Club of D’Urban Park to combat the prevalence of anemia within the society. Anemia, which is a low level of haemoglobin in the blood due to a reduction in the number or size of red blood cells, affects a […]

Without justice, there can be no prosperity

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, There is an unsurpassed immorality being pushed on Guyanese of all races by our political elites. It is called local government elections without constitutional reform.  Over eight years ago, it was agreed in Parliament these reforms were absolute necessary. Today, a President of limited credibility and honour has unilaterally decided he will decide […]

Entertainers to pay VAT

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

All persons who intend to stage public entertainment are required to register for Value Added Tax. Yesterday, Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue Authority, Khurshid Sattaur, said that public entertainment includes ‘live’ musical entertainment by bands, singers, sporting events such as boxing, cricket, football, horse racing and motor racing. Theatrical performances, comedy shows, dance performances and […]

Juniors impress at AAG Senior Championships

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

– Saul, Harlequin, Scotland among top performers By Edison Jefford Triston Joseph continued his impressive season on Sunday at the Police Sports Club with his blistering performance in the 200m when the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) staged its 2009 National Senior Championships. The national junior sprinter came off his double gold medal showing at […]

Health Ministry targets lengthy waiting time at A&E

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under News 

The issue of patients’ waiting time at the Accident and Emergency Units and at pharmacies within public hospitals will come under scrutiny as early as next month when the Ministry of Health commences countrywide surveys. Minister of Health, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, made this disclosure recently. According to the Minister he had previously mandated hospitals to […]

Swine Flu outbreak

April 28, 2009 | Filed Under Editorial 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that the outbreak of swine flu, which originated in Mexico, is serious enough to be considered a “public health emergency of international concern.” As such the authorities in Guyana should initiate steps necessary to deal with the possibility that the deadly virus may reach our shores. In Mexico, […]

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