Ogle resident gunned down in Broad Street

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

- riddled with bullets by men in white car A 31-year-old man was gunned down in Broad Street around 20:00 hrs last night, just a few weeks after one of his close friends (some say brother) was executed in a similar manner in Cummings Lodge. Mark Caesar, called ‘Lil Mark’, of Lot 81 St. Stephen’s […]

Police must act on reports of domestic violence

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

- PNCR points out inaction leading to loss of lives The People’s National Congress Reform yesterday lashed out at the Guyana Police Force’s inaction as it relates to the reports of domestic violence and the resulting deaths that occur. This is according to Malika Ramsey, who yesterday on behalf of her party, expressed condolences to […]

Mahaicony home suffers second mystery fire in two days

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Two nights after her four-year-old home was partially damaged by fire, a Mahaicony businesswoman again suffered as another room was mysteriously damaged in a blaze Wednesday evening. According to a shocked, Monica Manohar, it is the last straw and she is now preparing to leave her multi-million-dollar residence at Cottage for good. Fire officials believe […]

Works on $3B Hope/Dochfour Canal begins

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

… project is technically sound, among largest ever government funded projects – Jagdeo Government yesterday unveiled a $3.6B alternative drainage canal for the Demerara area and described it as one of its biggest projects ever to be funded directly from its coffers. Five years after the worst spate of flooding the country has ever seen […]

Clico is a blessing

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Clico start fuh pay out and nuff people going to collect. Some of dem does end up smiling and some of dem does cry because wha dem expect dem don’t get. One man claim that he should get back all de money he pay pun he life policy. He get back less than one installment. […]

City Hall, NICIL at loggerheads

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

The Mayor and City Council of Georgetown (M&CC) and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) seem to be at loggerheads. The issue is rates and taxes owed by NICIL and its subsidiaries. Mayor Hamilton Green contends that NICIL owes the municipality in excess of $100M and seems unwilling to fully honour its obligation. […]

Guyana gearing to observe Fire Prevention Week

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Guyana is gearing to observe ‘Fire Prevention Week’ from Sunday amidst the spate of recent fires that has left hundreds of millions of dollars in damage as well as the numerous being made homeless. As such the Fire Advisory Board (FAB) will be joining forces with fire departments across the country during the coming week […]

UK-based Aletha Shepherd to represent Guyana at Miss World

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

The organizers of Miss Guyana World have selected UK-based Guyanese, Aletha Shepherd, to represent Guyana at the Miss World pageant in Sanya. Shepherd, 22, aspires to be a successful business woman. Her hobbies include reading, Bikram Yoga, polo, wakeboarding, ice-skating, badminton, dancing, going to the movies/theatre, fashion and art. Her favourite dish is roti and […]

THE MAKING OF A HERO

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Continued from last week. After his non-eventful appearance at the book launch, he became more desperate. It had been two months since he had arrived back home but he was still to make any inroads into the upper social circles of the society. He decided that the next approach would be to get some introductions […]

Once liked Castro, never liked Tony Blair, don’t like Chavez

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

In the Mephistophelean, Freudian and Shakespearian dramas of Guyanese society, there is hardly time for a columnist to reflect on foreign affairs issues. In the place of this article, I could have done a reflection on the fear traffic policemen drive into young motorists or I could have taken a look at the illegalities Christopher […]

Boxers settling in nicely – Ninvalle

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Manager of the Guyana boxing team Steve Ninvalle speaking with Kaieteur Sport via telephone from Delhi, India yesterday, disclosed that the boxers have settled in nicely and held their first set of practice sessions under the watchful eyes of Coach Terrence Poole, at the Games Village and the Delhi University. The team which comprises Clevon […]

Local students impress US Special Rep. to Muslim communities

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

On her first trip to Guyana, Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Anwar Pandith was amazed by the sophistication of questions from Guyanese students. Local students told her they get their news from Facebook. During her one-day stop in Guyana, Ms. Pandith visited with students from Bishop’s High School, Isa Islamic School and Shaheed Boys […]

David Rose Special School reaches out to hole-in-the-heart baby

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

David Rose Special School for the differently-abled had made their mark in reaching out to baby Prince, who is in dire need of a heart surgery. After learning of the eight-month-old baby’s condition, the school took it upon itself to raise monetary donation to aid in his overseas surgery. A total of $10,000 was accumulated […]

Legendary Chi-lites songster promises to set GT alight

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

He has wowed a captive audience around the world with unforgettable renditions like ‘Oh Girl,’ ‘Have you seen her,’ and ‘Homely Girl,’ now Anthony Watson, the lead singer of the Chi-Lites has arrived in Guyana and has promised a similar experience for his audience as he prepares for two solid hours of musical fantasy at […]

B’ce begin title defence against E’bo at Blairmont today

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers Last year Berbice emerged victorious in both the senior Inter County 4-day and 50 overs competitions and today they begin their title defense against Essequibo in the opening round of the El Dorado 50-overs tournament from 09:30hrs at Blairmont. Considered the whipping boys of senior Inter County cricket, Essequibo are more competitive […]

Two tons in high-scoring match highlight latest round

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

The Barakat Brothers West Demerara 45-over split innings 12-a-side cricket competition continued over the weekend in West Demerara with six matches. The highlight of the round was the high-scoring contest at Zeeburg on Sunday between Mc Gill and Windsor Forest Centre in which 515 runs and two centuries were scored. Doodnauth Dhanraj scored 140 for […]

GCB pays tribute to the late Lennox Hunte

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Cricket Board in a release in tribute to the life of the Late Lennox Hunte stated that the body is saddened at the news of his passing. Mr. Hunte, the GCB said, has been a long serving member of the game of cricket in Guyana and has, over the years, served the GCB […]

Volleyball showdown set for today

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch The final of the Tradewind Tankers ‘True Champions’ Volleyball Tournament which is set for today at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall promises to be a scorching affair involving national champions Young Achievers and Castrol Strikers. The two teams are scheduled to clash for a top prize of $80,000 and a trophy, but […]

Riders to collide on Sunday on outer circuit of National Park

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

The Outer Circuit of the National Park will come alive once again for cyclists on Sunday October 3 when the Continental Cycle Club brings off the 4th annual Max Pereira and Marlis Archer Memorial Cycling Meet. Sponsored by the Alliance for Change (AFC), a total of ten (10) races are listed for the day’s activity […]

Alleged female fraudster on $550,000 bail

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Thirty-two year-old Rhonda Warde, of 30 Howes Street, Charlestown, was on Thursday placed on $550,000 bail after her court appearance before Magistrate Priya Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. It is alleged that Warde, between September 1 and September 24, last, with intent to defraud, conspired with person or persons unknown to forge one passport […]

‘C’ House rules the roost at Winfer Gardens Inter House Sports

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Defending champions C House came out victors yet again when the Winfer Gardens Primary School held their Annual Inter House Athletic Sports on Thursday at the Everest Ground, Camp Road, Georgetown. When the unofficial results were released, ‘C’ House tallied 434 points out running ‘B’ House on 417 points with ‘A’ House bringing up the […]

Police re-arrest Joint Services Athletics title

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

- records tumble, Perry runs fastest 200m By Edison Jefford The writings were on the wall for the Guyana Defence Force, but false hope generated some kind of optimism in the soldiers’ camp heading into the final day of the Joint Services Track and Field Championships at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary. That […]

NIS honours centenarian on 41st anniversary

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

As part of its 41st anniversary, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) has embarked on a number of projects aimed at giving back to the various communities that have helped keep the entity afloat. The NIS Melanie Damishana Local Office is one such branch that has already made good on the programme. 100-year old Clifton David […]

If NICIL did not file returns for 10 years was it bothered about being struck from Companies Register?

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Your news item, “Guyana Times, other Sanata companies breach Company Act,” (Kaieteur News, October 1), revealed that six companies that constitute the Sanata Complex, do not legally exist. These are 1) Guyana Times, 2) Health Life Sciences Inc., 3) Health Care International, 4) Global Textile (Guyana) Inc., 5) Global Printing and Graphics, and […]

Mechanic arrested after servicing stolen bike

October 2, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Popular Saffon Street mechanic ‘Barney’ got the shock of his life yesterday when detectives from the Brickdam Police Station arrested him after a motorcycle believed to be stolen was discovered at his workshop. Some time after noon yesterday, Nigel Gravesande was heading up the East Bank Demerara when he spotted his motorcycle parked outside the […]

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