$149M sluice contract inked for Abary area

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under News 

- rains affect Hope Canal works A contract for a $149M sluice, one of three that government says will considerably ease flooding in the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary area, was yesterday signed between government and Courtney Benn Contracting Services Limited (CBCSL). According to officials, the project is part of a revamping of the drainage system in Region 5, […]

A show worthy of emulation

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I would like to congratulate the winner of the inaugural Banks DIH Groovy Soca Monarch competition, renowned Guyanese and Caribbean recording artiste and entertainer extraordinaire, Mr. Jomo Primo. Also, the other two top finalists, Michelle ‘Big Red’ King, and Dallas Forte along with the other finalists who provided fierce competition ensuring that a […]

An appeal to Kashif and Shanghai

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Evidently, the positive impact that the annual Kashif and Shanghai football tournament has had in Guyana is quite resounding. This mega sporting event has not only captivated the local fraternity but has had its appeal as well to Regional and International audience also. Quite fittingly, it has been blessed by no other that […]

Adam Harris, you ain’t see nuttin yet!

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

In his column last Sunday, Adam Harris wrote the following; “Scarcely a day goes by without someone calling to ask me to help them with some issue….” Harris’s article was titled, “People are afraid even when they are right.” If I was doing that commentary, I would have captioned it, “People are afraid even when […]

Errant truck driver fined for dangerous driving

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Omashankar Parmanand of Gangaram, East Canje Berbice, driver of motor lorry GMM 5087 was fined $15,000 on a charge of dangerous driving when he appeared before Magistrate Omeyana Hamilton at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court and pleaded guilty. The man had driven his truck across the road in the path of ‘B’ division Commander Assistant […]

Overstepping the bounds of protocol

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In the government-owned and controlled newspaper of 4/12/10, Mr Jagdeo was reported as making the astonishing statement that Chinese nationals would be given three-year work permits and receive automatic citizenship after seven years. This pronouncement is astonishing and unbelievable because (1) Such matters of citizenship are reciprocal and the Government of China must […]

‘Gun in barrel’ accused remanded

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Sixty-nine year-old Compton Paul of New Amsterdam, Berbice, appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry, yesterday, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, to answer to the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. It is alleged that on Monday, last, the accused had in his possession one Winchester 12 Gauge shotgun, without being the holder of […]

THIS IS CRAZINESS!

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Any person can leave Guyana with up to US$9,999 and not have to inform anyone that this sum is in their possession. Yet if someone sends you a US$100 for the holidays, you now are required under some inexplicable regulation to show identification and produce an address for that sum? Now why would any country […]

Hindu College employs teachers of all religions and races

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor As the first Principal of the Hindu College when it was founded by Swami Purnanand Ji in 1957, I find the insinuation (reportedly made by Mr. Jeremiah Mohabir) that only Hindus were/are allowed to teach at the Hindu College quite erroneous. When the Hindu College opened its doors in 1957, we had three […]

The Climate Agreement and us

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under Editorial 

Even though the dust hasn’t quite settled over President Jagdeo’s intemperate outburst at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP 16) at Cancun, as a country that is affected at several levels by the grim prognostications of climate change, we ought to consider how the wind is now blowing after this latest conclave. If global warming […]

Please help the GT&T pensioners, President Jagdeo

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Sir, I was delighted, and must give some kudos, to His Excellency President Bharrat Jagdeo for the way in which he handled the Barama workers’ plight after they were let go by the Company following the recent mishap at the East Bank Plant. However, I remain aghast at the fact that this December, it […]

Instal the cameras to thwart the bandits

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Regarding “Gunmen flee empty-handed after shooting shop owner” (KN Dec 14), the holiday season is a time when bandits, choke and robs, and pickpockets are more actively plying their profession. Thus, the business community and people in general need to be on guard and cognizant of their surroundings. Surveillance cameras in business areas […]

‘Duck’ remanded to prison

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Court regular Bhojnarine Ramkissoon called ‘Duck’ of East Canje, Berbice, will have to spend Christmas and New Year’s behind bars after he was remanded to prison, by Magistrate Omeyana Hamilton when he appeared before her yesterday at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court. Ramkissoon was remanded until January 12th, 2011, on a charge of possession of […]

Juvenile quartet on wounding charge

December 15, 2010 | Filed Under News 

Four juveniles appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry, yesterday, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, to answer to a charge of unlawful wounding. It is alleged that on Thursday, last, the teens unlawfully and maliciously wounded Travis Price, with the intention to inflict grievous bodily harm. Since the matter was held in camera, only the […]

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