DeVelde residents accuse soldiers ranks of larceny

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Some residents of De Velde Village in the Berbice River have accused  a Joint Services team that was recently in the village, of a spate of theft from  homes in the area. Lindie Lashley, a representative of the villagers, said yesterday that the thefts were mainly from the homes of people who were out on […]

Harris Paints paints corporate picture

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

As Western Union, Giftland Office Max lend support for boxing card By Michael Benjamin Even as Leon ‘The Lion’ Gilkes and Lennox ‘Pretty Boy’ Allen prepare for Saturday night’s battle for the super/middleweight title of Guyana, and as the administrators of the S&S Promotions Group continue to beseech the intervention of corporate Guyana to augment […]

Badminton head attends high level course

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

President of the Guyana Badminton Association, Gokarn Ramdhani, who is a Level 3 coach, attended a High Performance Continental Badminton Coaching Course for qualified coaches, which took place in Boca del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico, June 14 to 20. The course, organised through the Guyana Olympic Association and the Mexican Olympic Committee A.C., through its department […]

Rain affect 1st TCL Under-19 practice match

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

Bramble relying on input from senior players By Sean Devers In his second year at this level, Guyana Under-19 Captain Anthony Bramble said he is relying on the input of his senior players to ensure success in this year’s TCL regional cricket series, which starts on July 9 in Jamaica. The right-handed Berbice wicketkeeper, who […]

Scotia Bank to host Regional HIV Testing Day tomorrow

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Tomorrow, Scotiabank will host a Regional HIV Testing Day 2009 at branches in Guyana and across the Caribbean. As such the bank is inviting citizens to select branches to participate in private, voluntary HIV counseling and testing conducted by trained and experienced personnel from the Ministry of Health. “We see supporting Regional Testing Day 2009 […]

Govt. must go in front

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch Some may want to argue that it is because of the Beijing success that the Jamaican Government is giving so much support for Track & Field, but the records will show that long before those astonishing performances came, it took long term financial commitments and astute planning from both the Government and […]

Two more witnesses testify

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

Two more witnesses yesterday took the stand before Justice William Ramlal as the Ashanti ‘Blondie’ trial continued. First to take the stand was woman Corporal of Police, Diane Chichester. Her testimony was brief as she noted that the morning after the incident she visited the home of the accused at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, where […]

Low Carbon Development Strategy highly unlikely

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The development of a Low Carbon Strategy by Guyana is commendable, but the success of this strategy seems to be highly unlikely. The industrialised world seems to be more focused on policy intervention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Both developing and developed countries are concerned about the deadly effects of climate change and […]

Car owner now charged for Broad Street death

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

The owner of the vehicle that claimed the life of John France, called ‘Early Bird’, and seriously injuring another man was yesterday placed on $30,000 bail by Magistrate Nyasha Williams-Hatmin, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. It is alleged that Loris Mussenden, on June 12 last, permitted an unlicenced driver to use motorcar PLL 732 which […]

Woman shot dead in TT police station compound

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

One carjacker caught Trinidad police are investigating a horrific shooting incident that has left one woman dead and a carjacker in custody. According to a Trinidad police report, one of the carjackers who shot and killed Camille Daniel-Notingham of River Estate in Diego Martin yesterday afternoon, on the compound of the West End Police Station […]

A mind-boggling decision

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It is sometimes mind boggling to understand decisions taken by The Guyana Police Force (GPF) and I wonder whether the government of the day sanctioned this new decision and collaborated with the force on it. I make reference to a Kaieteur News report dated 6-24-09 and titled, “Police prepared to charge attempted suicide […]

Daly’s outpouring of the ‘fundamental principles of democracy’ is suspicious at best

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Please allow me to dispel several misinformed and misleading points contained in Elizabeth Daly’s letter (Kaieteur News 20-06-2009). Ms Daly missed the key point of my letter in which I characterised the Guyana economy as a donkey-cart economy. Indeed, the first person that I am aware who has coined the term donkey-cart economy […]

Homeless persons being removed from the city

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

The removal of homeless persons from the streets of Georgetown has commenced with a number of those being picked up in buses and taken to homes. Yesterday, Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon, said that the homeless in the city of Georgetown are being removed to appropriate places for lodging. Those of unsound […]

A case for the homeless

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, During the third year of secondary school our class was assigned into different groups and asked to list some causes for poverty. This task required us to interview a few persons living under unfavourable conditions and deduced their situation. Our first interviewee was a mother of three children, found sitting on the pavement […]

We need competent people to manage the affairs of the nation

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The new carbon credit strategy by the President is an applaudable one. Will the developed world buy into it? How much will it cost? How long will it take to get implemented and become a viable alternative to harvesting the forests? I am all for saving the forest. However, one remembers Dr. Cheddi […]

Leader of the Opposition Benefits Bill for House today

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

After several unknown deferrals the Bill defining the Benefits of a sitting Parliamentary Opposition Leader is slated for the House again today. The Bill intituled Leader of the Opposition (Benefits and Other Facilities) Act 2009 was tabled by the Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh on April 30, last. The parliamentary opposition is seeking to have […]

Timehri body identified as GuySuCo payroll robbery suspect

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

The decomposed body of a man recovered near the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, on Tuesday has been identified as that of 39-year-old Kelvin Hinds, called Bowfoot, of Campbellville. Hinds was a suspect in last year’s GuySuCo payroll robbery on the West Bank of Demerara. The body was positively identified by relatives yesterday at the […]

Remittances are pivotal to development

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Remittances are an integral part of poor countries’ economies today. And Dillon Alleyne in “Motivations to Remit in CARICOM: A GMM Approach,” in the Social & Economic Studies of UWI in 2006, noted that investment motives push remittance flows in CARICOM countries. And Alleyne in his review of the literature on remittances indicated […]

Urgent need for appointment of the Public Service Appellate Tribunal

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The Government in collaboration with the Opposition, under the astute leadership of Mr. Robert Corbin must be commended for their work in ensuring that the Commissions as agreed upon at the Stakeholders’ Forum are properly constituted. It remains of grave concern, however, that these Commissions are being constituted but no Secretariat is being […]

Prosecutor, police witness absent from PI

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

As the preliminary inquiry into the Kaieteur News killings nears completion, the matter was further delayed when Police Prosecutor Robert Tyndall and a Police Corporal who were scheduled to give evidence in the matter, were absent. The matter is being heard before Magistrate Nigel Hawke at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The matter had been put […]

Where have morals gone?

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under Editorial 

A move is afoot to revive moral standards but one must wonder whether it is not too little, too late. In the first instance, the home for the greater part is not what it should be. Parents seem to have surrendered control to their children, once these children attain the age of puberty. Sometimes, the […]

Linden accident victim needs plastic surgery

June 25, 2009 | Filed Under News 

All except one of the victims of last week Saturday’s accident involving a truck and a minibus have been released from hospital. The worst injured of the lot was Juliet Atwell, 48, and according to reports she will now need plastic surgery for her badly damaged hand. The woman following the accident was rushed to […]

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