Is the Judicial System being downgraded?

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Has the Judicial Service Commission embarked on a destructive policy of down-grading the Judicial System? The Registrar of the Supreme Court is completely devoid of an Attorney-at-Law among its staff. Yet both the posts of Registrar and Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court require Attorneys-at-Law with some years of experience in the practice […]

Sobers, Smith, Robinson crack 2, van Lange & Roberts 1 apiece

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

Records went through the window on the first day of competition of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association Independence Meet, taking place at the Castellani Pool and hosted by the Dolphin Speed Swim Club. Competing in the 18 and over category, Jamaal Sobers shattered two records; Noelle Smith also rewrote two with Britany van Lange, Niall […]

And they are off… Excitement promised at Rising Sun Turf Club Meet

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

The Rising Sun Turf Club on the West Coast of Berbice is set to be a hive of activity today, when its one day meet organised by the Rising Sun Turf Club, in collaboration with the Brotherhood of St Andrew in the Anglican Diocese. The event, dubbed the sprint meet, with none of the races […]

The Miss Universe Pageant

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It seems that Guyana will be competing head to head with global beauties in Bahamas in August, at the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant. It’s good to know that sacrifices are made to keep sending beauty ambassadors to continue keping alive, “The El Dorado.” I believe that an important aspect for the chosen/selected beauty […]

Guyanese Trailblazer

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Editorial 

The local reports on the passing of Dr. Ivan Van Sertima,hardly did justice to this great son of Guyana. Dr. Van Sertima was first of all, an amazing polymath in this age of specializations and sub-specializations – a literary critic, a linguist, a historian and an anthropologist – who made a name for himself in […]

GABA invites IGG players to practice session

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) has invited the Georgetown-based Inter-Guyana Games (IGG) short-listed players to its inaugural practice session tomorrow at the Burnham Basketball Court. General Secretary of the GABA, Robert ‘Bobby’ Cadogan informed Kaieteur Sport via press release yesterday, that the National Sports Commission has given the association the task of preparing the […]

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Cartoons, Features / Columnists 

Rollers coast to victory over GTS

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

‘Top Cop’ donates cash and uniforms to winners Rollers Volleyball Club (RVC) of New Amsterdam edged GuySuCo Training School (GTS) 2-1, when the Charles Henry One Day Independence Volleyball competition concluded at the GTM Hard Court, Lad Lane and Kent Street, Strand New Amsterdam Berbice, last Tuesday. Rollers clinched the first game 25-23, but a […]

Guyanese Literature Junction

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Guyanese Literature 

by Petamber Persaud Post-Independence Literature, part two Self-publishing was a notable feature at that time. Sheik Sadeek was a pioneer in this field, printing his own numerous works and the material of other writers. And throughout the Post-Independence period writers continue to pay to publish their own work, individually or through organisations like the Roraima […]

The Baccoo speaks

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, The Baccoo Speaks 

The river tragedy occurred and there is more because the spirit of the waves wants Guyanese lives. And the Guyanese are all too happy to comply because they take unnecessary risks. The unlighted ballahoo is going to be ample target because the pilot would refuse to attach a lighted lantern to a mast of sorts. […]

Bryan, Lowe dominate multiple categories

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

Nigel Bryan and Trenace Lowe were among the successful players yesterday, when the National Sports Commission’s (NSC) Independence Table Tennis Tournament continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. Lowe and Bryan teamed up in the Junior Mixed Doubles to overwhelm duo, Adielle Rosheuvel and Denzel Hopkinson 12-10, 11-8 and 11-9, before moving on to the […]

Everyone keeps shafting my country

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column 

I happened to be at the seawalls the other day not because I wanted to be a part of the usual lime or because I needed to be around a lot of people but because I wanted to clear my mind. I was just practising something that my stepfather once told me so many years […]

MMC capture team crown, Cylus Gibson is best individual shooter

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

Mazda Mining Company (MMC) shot their way to an exciting win over their rivals to capture the inaugural George Melville Memorial/Guyana Association of Private Security Organisations (GAPSO) handgun competition, which was contested at the Tactical Services Range, Eve Leary yesterday morning. MMC tallied 203 points and 1 bull to win ahead of COPS ‘Team 3’ […]

Sovereignty and dictatorship

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

There wasn’t any talk about sovereignty when the PPP, as an opposition party, went around the globe begging governments and international organizations to intervene to pressure the Burnham Government. There wasn’t any talk about sovereignty when the PPP begged Jimmy Carter to monitor the 1992 elections. There wasn’t any talk about sovereignty when the IMF […]

THE INDISPENSIBLE ROGER LUNCHEON

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

On two occasions within the past month, the Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Forbes Luncheon, has asked to be relieved of specific responsibilities. On both occasions, the President has refused to accede to the requests and has asked his de facto Chief of Staff to continue on. In the first instance, the Head […]

Ally (105), Prashad (7-10) propel No. 69 Vikings into play-offs

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

Kennard’s Memorial, Gibraltar/Courtland and No. 52 Survival also through Number 69 Vikings, Kennard’s Memorial, Gibraltar/Courtland and No. 52 Survival won their latest preliminary matches in their respective Zones to book places in the last 16 play-offs of the New Building Society (NBS) Berbice Challenge Second Division 40-over cricket competition. Opening batsman Wazim Ally slammed 105 […]

North Ruimveldt in the hunt for back-to-back titles

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

– oust Albouystown/Charlestown By Edison Jefford Darcel Harris fashioned one of the better performances at the guard position in the HJTV and Lens Craft Inter–Ward Basketball competition, to lead North Ruimveldt to its second consecutive final in an ideally electric atmosphere. Harris thrilled patrons with his sharp-shooting, crossovers and accurate passes in North’s 66-60 points […]

Flying Ace Cycle Club to stage George Watts 40-miler

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

The flying Ace Cycle Club of Berbice will stage the George Watts Memorial 40-mile cycle road race on June 7. The race starts at 9:00am from Main and Lad Lane in New Amsterdam, proceeds to Adventure and returns to finish at the starting point. Claudette Watts, wife of the deceased George Watts, will send the […]

Minister, GPTA say to disregard reckless statement

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Minister of Commerce, Manniram Prashad, and the Guyana Public Transportation Association, are calling on the general public to disregard the reckless statement by the President of the General Minibus Association of Guyana, Lylon Weithers. According to Prashad, he has been in contact with Victor bell of the GPTA, who has said that there have been […]

IMF: International Misery Fund

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ravi Dev 

Last Sunday, on the request of PM Manning of T&T, the Heads of Government CARICOM met in Port of Spain, at a Special Caucus to “address the deterioration in regional economies as a result of the fallout of the global financial and economic crisis”. Evidently it was to assist them in presenting a unified approach […]

Apprehension over recommendations stymieing police reform

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under News 

By Dale Andrews   Guyana’s decision to temporarily abandon talks with the British Government on the issue of the Security Sector Reform Action Plan (Police Reform), has led to many questions about the main stumbling block. Although Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon, who is heading the Guyana delegation during the talks, is pointing to a […]

Rollers coast to victory over GTS

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

‘Top Cop’ donates cash and uniforms to winners Rollers Volleyball Club (RVC) of New Amsterdam edged GuySuCo Training School (GTS) 2-1, when the Charles Henry One Day Independence Volleyball competition concluded at the GTM Hard Court, Lad Lane and Kent Street, Strand New Amsterdam Berbice, last Tuesday. Rollers clinched the first game 25-23, but a […]

Government’s failure to implement Security Sector Reform disturbing

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under AFC Column, Features / Columnists 

The AFC is extremely disturbed by the report that the Government of Guyana has signaled its unwillingness to proceed with the implementation of the Security Sector Reform Action Plan (SSRAP) in partnership with the British Government. This plan was developed in 2006 and was to be implemented in the period 2006-2008; together with a three-year […]

A police station lockup is not a hotel!!!

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Focus more on victims of criminality, says Minister Rohee Guyana could see several major projects being started before year end, in the interest of better policing and crime-solving. Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee, in an invited comment, said that through the Government of Guyana/ IDB Citizens security programme the projects slated to start before year […]

GABA invites IGG players to practice session

May 31, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) has invited the Georgetown-based Inter-Guyana Games (IGG) short-listed players to its inaugural practice session tomorrow at the Burnham Basketball Court. General Secretary of the GABA, Robert ‘Bobby’ Cadogan informed Kaieteur Sport via press release yesterday, that the National Sports Commission has given the association the task of preparing the […]

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