Primary Schools Windball Cricket round-up

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Results from Skeldon Community Centre Ground, Upper Corentyne Region 6 Zone Gilgeous Pawn Shop & AL Sport & Tour Promotions End of school year Windball Champions Trophy Girls show: Skeldon defeated Massiah by 3 runs to reach their first final. Skeldon invited to take first strike made 44-1, with Sherida Khan 13. Massiah in their […]

Decomposed body found at Capoey

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under News 

A decomposed body of a man who was described as an alcoholic by his sister, Coreletta Francis, and who was mentally ill, was discovered early yesterday morning by his brother, Reginald Francis. The man’s name was given as Arnold Francis, 36, of Capoey. Coreletta who forced back tears said she last saw her brother Tuesday […]

Is Deon Barnwell the youngest World Cup captain in CONCACAF?

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Editor, Born on the 28th March, 1969 Thomas United utility stalwart Deon Barnwell became the land of the Majestic Kaieteur Falls youngest World Cup captain on April 4, 1988. Barnwell was at the helm when Guyana engaged Trinidad and Tobago in a World Cup qualifier at Camp Ayanganna. The Twin Island Republic won four […]

Prosecution does not have file in Sharma’s obstruction of justice case

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Embattled television station owner, Chandra Narine Sharma, yesterday made his second court appearance in relation to the obstruction of justice charge which was levied against him last month. Sharma who is ensnarled in a sex probe with a 13-year-old female was accused of willfully attempting to obstruct the course of justice when he allegedly hid […]

Against the cyclical deluge of rags to riches – and back to rags

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin Boxing is replete with ‘rags to riches’ and ‘back to rags’ stories and it seems as though the historical evidence available for perusal is of little or no consequence to some pugilists since the vicious cycle continues with no end apparently in sight. Mike Tyson’s rise from a poor ghetto urchin to […]

Guyana moves to have computerised driver’s licence by year-end

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under News 

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) says it is working to introduce a computerised Driver’s Licence, similar to the National Identification Card. GRA, explaining in a release yesterday, disclosed that it is in the process of computerising the motor vehicle driver’s licence system. “Currently, staff members of the Licence Revenue Office are capturing information from the […]

Fruta Conquerors presented with over $1million in uniforms, gears

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Fruta Conquerors FC were provided with the necessary incentive to perform even better this year when Managing Director of the Guyana Beverage Company Robert Selman presented the club with over $1million in uniforms and other related gears yesterday, at the Company’s Head Office in Diamond. Selman, who presented the uniforms and gears to club Captain […]

Regal Masters XI defeat Linden Over-40 to retain unbeaten streak

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

The Christianburg Ground came alive last Sunday, when the Demerara zone of the Masters’ Cup and Females Softball cricket tournament continued with several exciting matches. The day’s proceedings commenced with a thrilling encounter where Regal Masters XI defeated Linden Over-40 XI by 4 wickets. The former team won the toss and invited the latter to […]

Corbin calls for detailed framework for paying CLICO policyholders

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Leader of the Peoples National Congress Reform, Robert Corbin, has challenged President Bharrat Jagdeo’s position that nothing can be done at Colonial Life Insurance Company (Guyana) because of the pending court case. Corbin made the declaration during his party’s weekly press briefing yesterday. He stated that the court matter does not preclude the government from […]

GFF Super League continues today

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Play in the Win in CONCACAF with CONCACAF funded by FIFA, GFF Super League continues today with 3 matches at 2 venues. At the GFC Ground, Bourda, from 14:00hrs Sunburst Camptown, who are currently 7th in the point’s standings on 10 points, will engage Liquid Gold on 7 points to their credit and in the […]

We aid our underdevelopment

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Editorial 

The international community seeks to measure the development of countries by the number of schools, the quality of skilled people (teachers, nurses, doctors, artisans and the like) medical facilities, infrastructure and the level of technology. The presence of a sustained electricity supply and the level of literacy are also factors that help measure development. It […]

An unjustified attack on Kwayana

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Mr. Freddie Kissoon comes across as an angry man in most of his columns. He attacks everyone in his columns. He gets very agitated when prominent people don’t support his position on issues or respond to his requests to support him in unsubstantiated attacks against the government. The latest is an attack on […]

ANSA McAL donates to UG

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under News 

ANSA McAl Trading Limited, as part of its initiative to promote Guyana “going green” has donated $155,000 to the University of Guyana Pamela Bourne’s UG Environmental Enhancement Project– Donate a Tree. University of Guyana’s Vice-Chancellor, Lawrence Carrington, said, “I would like to express our gratitude to ANSA McAl. We see it as an important beginning […]

Mr. Forde’s utterances have no basis and are divorced from the truth

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I refer to a letter that appeared in the Kaieteur News on 14th May 2010 under the caption, “There’s a problem at this private school”. The private school referred to be Hururu Academy and I wish to set the record straight as the author of that letter, Mr. Ian Forde has distorted the […]

It’s time people stop attacking this fountain of knowledge

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I cannot understand why people are continually after the ‘Russian Economist’. Someone is questioning the cost of hydro power and said it will not cost peanuts; another person is questioning the motive for the unnecessary airstrip at Wakenaam. What really is going on? This man is the most brilliant thing to come out […]

Intolerable condition prevails at Linden Hospital Maternity Ward

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Stifling and unrelenting heat is what patients of the Maternity Ward of the Linden Hospital Complex have had to endure for the past three weeks, as a result of the broken air conditioning unit. According to reliable sources, more than a week after the air-conditioning system ‘collapsed,’ a belt was replaced as it was claimed […]

Law enforcement in Guyana has become an emulation of Pavlovian conditioning

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I essentially agree with Freddie Kissoon’s take on the recent sexual allegations issues, that East Indians who are opposed to the PPP are being discriminatingly targeted for judicial actions. Without making any pronunciations on guilt or innocence, the alacrity and pattern of law enforcement reaction in the matters involving CN Sharma and Peter […]

Hugh Cholomondeley to head team to monitor T&T elections

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under News 

– Gocool Boodoo heads to Suriname elections Former broadcaster, Guyanese Hugh Cholmondeley, will head the Caricom mission invited to monitor general elections in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday. The 21-member team will be looking at the preparedness of the Elections Boundary Commission (EBC) and will be deployed throughout the country on polling day. It is […]

Human rights violations and torture

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I refer to the call by so many countries for an independent probe into the so called phantom squad and about human rights violations and torture here in Guyana as reported in the newspapers. Mr. Editor when I read of all these foreign governments calling for an investigation into alleged human rights violations […]

Motorcyclist who slammed into cow succumbs

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Twenty-year-old New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI) student, Rondel Simmons, who was involved in a serious accident around 03:00 hrs Sunday morning when his motor cycle (CD 8052) collided with a cow at the junction of Main Street and Shoe Lane, New Amsterdam, has died. The young man succumbed to his injuries yesterday. According to relatives, […]

Mother of five gets three years jail for ganja

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under News 

An Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam resident and mother of five, who was previously convicted on a narcotics matter, was yesterday sentenced to three years in prison and fined $30,000 when she appeared before Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo and pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. On this occasion she […]

History may be yet again repeating itself

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor The Guyana Government is moving ahead towards integration with Brazil. At least this is the amazing claim, which has been made by the Government media, GINA. Some secret, back-handed deal is obviously taking place without consulting the people of Guyana about their future. The Andrade Gutierrez representatives came to brief the President on […]

The Final Solution for Africans?

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

“The Final Solution for Indians?” was the title of Ravi Dev’s KN column for April 18, 2010. I planned an immediate response but as all (yes all) would know you cannot keep a columnist schedule in the newspaper because this country is like a huge waterfall with issues cascading tempestuously every conceivable day. What you […]

Racism and the ethnic divide are largely responsible for our underdevelopment

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Lincoln Lewis claimed that: “The elephant in the room no one wants to talk about but remains the source of most of our conflicts and underdevelopment is racism”, (Kaieteur News: 16/05/10). Mr. Lewis is correct on one count but wrong on two. Most thinking Guyanese would accept that racism and the ethnic divide […]

The National Ophthalmology Clinic has performed 1,536 surgeries in one year

May 22, 2010 | Filed Under News 

The National Ophthalmology Hospital, in Port Mourant, Region Six was constructed through expanded co-operation in the area of health between the Governments of Cuba and Guyana. It was commissioned by President Bharrat Jagdeo in July 2009 as the first of its kind in the Caribbean. On a visit to the Ophthalmology hospital on Wednesday, Minister […]

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