PNCR SALUTES GUYANA WORKERS ON MAY DAY

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under APNU Column, Features / Columnists 

… as PPP assault on the trade unions continue The PNCR extends to the workers of Guyana and their trade unions, greetings of solidarity on their day, May Day 2010. For yet another year, Guyanese workers commemorate May Day in an environment of extreme hostility engendered by the PPP/C Government, towards their livelihood. There is […]

Man shot by brazen gunmen, bullet grazes head

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

A Sophia resident is counting his lucky stars after escaping without any serious injuries on Friday night when he was shot twice by two gunmen. The man Tony Prince, 33, of lot 52 North Sophia was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital by a police patrol shortly after 23:00hrs on Friday. The bullets grazed the […]

Body fished from Goed Fortuin canal

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

- two arrested as police suspect murder Two youths from the Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara have been taken into police custody following the discovery of a man’s body in a canal in the area. Reports are that the battered remains of 57-year-old Inshan Ally called ‘Indian’ was pulled from a canal at around 6:45 […]

270 shotgun cartridges found at city wharf

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

- shipping agent detained Police officers acting on a tip off, on Friday, seized a container destined for Ali’s Bakery, on the West Coast of Berbice. It contained more than 270 shotgun cartridges. The operation occurred at a city wharf. According to police sources the shipping agent was “sim.cargo”. Kaieteur News understands that the officers […]

Woman dies after set alight by son

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Gaitrie Dhanraj, the 52-year-old woman who was soaked with gasoline and set alight by her son has succumbed from her injuries. Hospital sources said that Dhanraj, of Enmore, East Coast Demerara, died in the Georgetown Public Hospital Burn Care Unit Friday night. It is alleged that the woman and her son, Deonarine Mohamed, had an […]

Sharma has no desire to leave country – lawyers

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Lawyers for embattled television station owner, Chandra Narine Sharma, have dismissed the Director of Public Prosecutor’s Shalimar Ali Hack’s comments that their client has a desire to leave the jurisdiction. Lead attorney for Sharma, Nigel Hughes, in an invited comment, told Kaieteur News that his client has no intention to travel to Canada. He is […]

Wisburg Secondary win Edward ‘Screw’ Richmond Linden football final

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Wisburg Secondary won the Edward ‘Screw’ Richmond Memorial 2nd annual football championship which culminated Friday evening at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in Linden. Wisburg Secondary beat Christianburg Wismar Secondary 1-0 in the final. The lone goal of the game was scored in the 50th minute by Gary King Gomes after he collected a pass […]

Goodluck fires his way to championship honours, Lt. Col Stuart takes O Class

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

When true champions collide, the battle always goes down to the wire and in this case it was certainly no different when the final of three pulsating days of rivalry in the 2009 Guyana National Rifle Association Fullbore Rifle Shooting Championships ended yesterday at the Timehri Rifle Ranges, Yarrowkabra, Linden Soesdyke, Highway. Veteran Ransford Goodluck […]

WICB, players boost incomes as results nose dive

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Cricket is definitely now big business The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and its players are seeing more income now than ever before. The spectacle of watching the Windies go to their slaughter time and time again has provided amusement to those in Asia and the rest of the world through live television broadcast, but […]

Carib Beer/Ansa McAl, Guyana Softball League, MCYS Softball fixtures continue

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Action in the Carib Beer Guyana Softball League cricket tournament continues today with several matches. ZONE F: BERBICE CANJIE ZONE; Cumberland Ground: 9:00am – Young Achievers vs Cumberland SC 12:00Noon – Good Banana land XI vs Canefield SC LOWER CORENTYNE; Fyrish Ground: Fyrish Superstars vs Tamarind Root SC WEST COAST BERBICE ZONE: Blairmount # 3 Ground: 9.00AM: Pitch # […]

Getting rid of the recording

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Editorial 

The rainy season seems almost here again and coming out of City Hall, one can hear the very same excuses for why the capital is flooded so quickly. It seems almost as if there is a pre-recorded response, taped years ago, which is pulled out by the Council every year and played for the dubious […]

Patentia, McGillvary, Goed Fortuin register victories

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

This year’s Seerja Construction Company / Al Sport & Tour Promotions Primary Schools Windball Cricket Competition continued recently with matches, at the Wales Community Centre ground. In results of matches played: Girls- Patentia defeated Goed Fortuin by 8 wickets. Goed Fortuin took first strike and made 39-2 when the overs expired. Patentia in reply, ended […]

Books are meant to be read, Part Four

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Guyanese Literature 

- By Petamber Persaud The Coolie, His Rights and Wrongs’ by John Edwards Jenkins The Caribbean Press, 2010 Imagine how you would feel come payday after toiling ten hours a day for six days in the open, that you have no money to collect. Imagine never being told the reason/s. And when you are told […]

Alpha stunned by Riddim Squad as big names exit Mayor’s Cup

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

GDF march forward after dramatic shootout With last year’s champion, Pele FC out of the championships, the Mayor’s Cup football extravaganza will witness the ascension of a new champion but even the most ardent fan is unable to definitively say which team will assume this position. To date all the big name teams have been […]

Fred Collins carts off Labour Day Open Scrabble championship

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Former national scrabble champion, Fred Collins won five games and drew one to compile 5 1/2 points and a positive spread of 540 to capture the top prize when the nations best word formers convened for the Labour Day Open championships at the Maltenoes Sports Club, Thomas Lands yesterday morning. His victims were Gafoor (93 […]

The Daggernose Shark

The daggernose shark (Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus) is a little-known species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae, and the only extant member of its genus. It occurs in shallow tropical waters off northeastern South America from Trinidad to northern Brazil, favouring muddy habitats such as mangroves, estuaries, and river mouths, though it is intolerant of fresh water. A […]

Save the Caribbean’s standing: Sink the yen for whales

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ronald Sanders 

By Sir Ronald Sanders “…. He that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed”: Shakespeare, Othello Several Caribbean countries could be stigmatized globally if they support a proposition to topple the global ban on commercial whaling and legitimize the heinous slaughter of these […]

Racism… politically engineered or human flaw?

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under AFC Column, Features / Columnists 

YOUTH MAKE YOUR MARK! As our youth arm, Youth For Change (YFC) prepares to host its convention on Saturday, at the Ocean View Convention Centre, we feature an article on the evil of racism as seen through the eyes of one of the activists. The “now” generation of Guyanese youth is no different from those […]

GABA development thrust continues with U-15/Jnr competitions

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Amateur Boxing Association’s (GABA) development thrust continues under its President Steve Ninvalle and team of executives with planned competition for Under-15 and Junior boxers. Speaking to Kaieteur Sport yesterday, Ninvalle disclosed that GABA has planned to start a national Under-15 and Junior boxing competition from May 16 at the Andrew ‘Six head’ Lewis […]

So many plans, so little execution

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column 

Cricket World Cup has come to Guyana and with it the reality that as much as we think we have roadways, the event has exposed this weakness. On Friday, as fate would have it, the telephone lines to Kaieteur News were down so no one could call in unless they had the cell phone numbers […]

Fascism in Guyana and the cult of the maximum leader

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

President Jagdeo is not as fortunate as President Burnham when the latter began to nurture the maximum leader syndrome. At that time all schools were public and school children had to march and parade in front of Burnham. The top schools like Queen’s College and Bishops’ had to join the process. Burnham got a huge […]

The Baccoo speaks

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, The Baccoo Speaks 

Last week was just as horrid as I said. There was the river tragedy and the road accidents. Nothing is going to change. More madness would occur on the streets as craziness continues to take root. One driver, intoxicated as they come, would collide with an oncoming vehicle because he would simply nod off, then […]

Another emphatic statement was made on Friday

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch The capacity crowd that showed up at the National Stadium to witness the start of the ICC T20 World Cup played among the top nations in cricket must have made another emphatic statement to the Administrators of sport here. Guyana have fallen from grace as one of the premier sporting nations in […]

Amerindians in the Centre

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ravi Dev 

In a recent letter to the press, Dr Henry Jeffrey suggested that to break the logjam that has developed in Guyanese politics, an Amerindian be chosen as the Presidential candidate of a combined opposition at the next general elections. The argument was that, “a candidate from either of the major ethnic groups does not have […]

ICC Chief Executive praises people of Guyana after thrilling start  

May 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Haroon Lorgat: “The crowd chose to ‘Bring It’ to the National Stadium and created real calypso spirit” ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat congratulated the cricket lovers of Guyana for creating a special atmosphere on a thrilling opening day of the ICC World Twenty20 2010 at the National Stadium in Georgetown. After a day when New […]

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