“Salt fish” gang members remain in police custody

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under News 

The four men who were beaten on Thursday night last by Parika residents, up to press time yesterday, were still in police custody. This newspaper was told that the men are expected to appear in court some time on Monday. Currently the men are being held at different lock-ups on the West Demerara. On Thursday […]

Privitisation of the Sugar Industry needs to be examined

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Should I say the time is here or should I ask, is the time near? This is the question on my mind at the moment and I am of the firm conviction that the time is here. It’s time to privatize the Sugar Industry. I know for sure lots of persons out there […]

Paying for public health services unacceptable – Minister Ramsammy

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Measures are apace to root-out all unscrupulous health professionals who are demanding that patients pay for services that are available free of cost from the public health system. This is according to Minister of Health, Dr Leslie Ramsammy, who revealed recently that there have been constant reports that this practice persists unabated at a number […]

Hackers strike Govt. advertising website

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Information Liaison to the President, Kwame McCoy, yesterday confirmed that the eprocure.gov.gy website where the government posts its advertisements and notices had been hackled and had been down for several days now. According to McCoy, their Information Technology professionals are working on the problems and the website is expected back up in a few days. […]

I hope the GSPCA’s expertise will be sought

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I totally agree with A. Colin’s letter 10/10/2010 who, no doubt is an animal lover. I was looking for a written article introducing this initiative, but all I saw was a picture of four huge “Terminator” type trucks and the caption, “Strays Beware”. This to me sounded like “Kick Ass” time for poor […]

Alpha United favoured to win

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch Alpha United must start as the clear favourite to cart off the $500,000 first prize on offer in this year’s NaMilCo Football Festival which is set to conclude on Tuesday, at the Tucville ground. The new date follows an earlier postponement due to the inclement weather which had the ground waterlogged. Arguably […]

Freddie Kissoon’s eulogy is premature but understandable

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I read Freddie Kissoon’s article, (“Is the PNC dead?”) and as much as I was tempted to share in his pessimism, I refrained from doing so. Some facts are irrefutable; there are serious schisms within the PNC; there are personalities within the PNC who in their quest for power and personal aggrandizement are […]

There is no justice when the strong overpowers the weak

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Says Michael Benjamin There is a popular fable about the lion and the mouse that denotes the strength of even the feeblest of creatures. The author narrates the incident about a lion trapping a mouse for his meal. The hapless mouse, knowing that he could hardly match the strength of the lion, resorted to wheedling. […]

The history of GAWU and GuySuCo now in the public domain

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, GAWU needs to step back and look carefully at the things it is saying and doing. Observers are no longer easily swayed by the Union’s stories since the history of GAWU and GuySuCo are now open books of proofs and analyses. Dr. Kenrick Hunte (“GuySuCo has been in a ‘free fall’ with the […]

Brig. David Granger gets wide support in Tri-State area

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Guyanese from all walks of life turned out in numbers to pledge support for Brigadier (Ret’d) David Granger who is visiting New York and New Jersey days to drum up support for his candidacy for Presidential candidate of the People’s National Congress Reform. The visit was co-ordinated by a team comprising Aubrey Retemyer, Nigel Pile, […]

Maybe the President’s begging and ‘buseing approach might eventually wear out the World Bank

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I was caught between small bursts of controlled laughter and measured seriousness on reading (Kaieteur News, December 10) the headline, “Jagdeo fumes at World Bank…not a cent yet from Norway,” followed by the contents of the story and then the related ‘Dem Boys seh…de World Bank mek Bharrat cry.” I am tempted to […]

Nigel Hughes responds to Chancellor’s press release

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The article headlined ‘Chancellor mulls action against Hughes for attack on office’ published in SN of December 10th, 2010, has been brought to my attention. I would not want to comment on the findings of contempt purportedly emanating from the office of the acting Chancellor, save to say that they, the allegations on […]

“Cricket revisited – The 1st Tied Test & Australia now on the rocks”

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Colin E. H. Croft Everyone remembers very pertinent events in their existence, might it be death, marriage, sports, or even world events like the 1st moon landing or assassinations. It was December 1960.  I was 7, and in 2nd Standard at Lady Denham (Lancaster) Government Primary School.   There were no televisions in Guyana (British Guiana), […]

All set for Horseracing action at Port Mourant today

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

By Samuel Whyte With a full serving of activities on the platter for this weekend The Port Mourant Turf Club one day Horserace meet slated for today is expected to attract its fair share of the pie.  A bumper crowd is expected to throng the venue, a feature that is synonymous with the clubs Pre […]

Every citizen can be given a role in society

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I find it regrettable what was done to Dr. Persaud. The Minister of Human Affairs was unjust and impulsive in her thoughts and actions. I even question if said Minister is keen in psychology or even psychiatry to at least understand this unfortunate occurrence. Her conclusions and comments suggested to me that she […]

Money, money everywhere…

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Editorial 

The news announced last week – just as it was annually for the last decade – by the Bank of Guyana that our banking system has “excess liquidity” always strikes a discordant note – especially to the countless individuals that have been turned away from the loan counters of banks. Guyana is not a rich […]

Chattergoon (61*) fire on rainy night as Cellink Berbice retain Carib/Pepsi T20 title

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers Cellink Berbice continued to dominate local cricket by retaining their Carib/Pepsi T20 cricket title with a convincing 9-wicket win in this year’s final against the Rest team at the Guyana National Stadium just before mid night last Friday. Man-of-the-Match Sewnarine Chattergoon stroked four fours and two sixes from 50 balls in an […]

Cartoons Sun. Dec. 12, 2010

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Cartoons, Features / Columnists 

McKenzie calling on Union to rethink its decision

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch Former Ireland-based rugby star Kevin McKenzie in an interview with Kaieteur Sport on Friday questioned the harsh treatment meted out to him and two other players by the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) for misconduct committed at this year’s Commonwealth Games in India. McKenzie, who was hit with a one-year ban for […]

The Margay (Leopardus wiedii)

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Interesting Creatures in Guyana 

The Margay (Leopardus wiedii) is a spotted cat native to South America. Named for Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, it is a solitary and nocturnal animal that prefers remote sections of the rainforest. Although it was once believed to be vulnerable to extinction, the IUCN now lists it as “Near Threatened”. It roams the rainforests from […]

Revitalise the ACP for a Chinese deal

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ronald Sanders 

By Sir Ronald Sanders On December 2, the Government of the People’s Republic of China posted on its Foreign Ministry’s website a response to a commentary I had written entitled, “Chinese take-away?” The fact that the government felt it necessary to post its response on its official website is indicative of the sensitivity to the […]

Dr. Anthony challenges chess executives to broaden scope to attract Gov’t funds

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Minister of Culture Youth and Sports, Dr Frank Anthony challenged the executive of the National Chess Federation to expand their activities into the schools while encouraging broad based participation across the country. The Minister assured the executives that once they could facilitate such a process his Ministry would continue to render strong support to the […]

DCC holds meeting for junior players tomorrow

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

The Demerara Cricket Club will hold a meeting for all its junior players tomorrow, Monday, December 11, at the Club’s Pavilion starting from 5:00pm. The meeting will target all Under-13, 15, 17 and 19 players and will discuss several important matters pertaining to their involvement. The players of the North Zone School’s team are also […]

Sarwan, Chanderpaul in Guyana 22-man T20 squad

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Sports 

Touring party to be named after fitness test on Monday By Sean Devers Veteran West Indies left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul and out of favour middle order batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan have been included in a 22-man Guyana squad as preparations begin for the defence of their Caribbean T20 title in Antigua and Barbados. The squad which also […]

A Poem and a Vignette

December 12, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, The Arts Forum 

Pauline Lachman was born in the village of Lovely Lass, West Coast Berbice, and taught elementary school for six years before migrating to Canada in 1966. She read English and Philosophy at Brock University, travels and writes short stories that she shares with the Memoirs club, the Brampton Writers Workshop and the Georgetown group. This […]

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