Gov’t commits to lowest bid price if criteria met

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

… One Laptop Per Family Project Bidders looking to win the contract for the supply of 27,000 laptops are being assured that the government will accept the lowest bid if the criteria are met. In the bid advertisement posted on the government’s procurement website (eprocure.gov.gy) the Office of the President said it is “not bound […]

Logger found dead at Timehri wedding house

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

- No arrests made A 55-year-old man was found with his head bashed in, hours after he was seen partying with relatives at a wedding. Dead is Mc Lean Benjamin, of Alliance Road, Timehri, and also of Barima, Region One. When Kaieteur News arrived at the scene yesterday morning a blue and white sheet was […]

Father of six murdered in Port Kaituma

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Police in Port Kaituma are still trying to find the killers of Andy Whyte, who was murdered about a week ago. They are now looking for yet another who killed 49-year-old Lawrence Martindale. Martindale, called ‘Fish Man’ of 473 ‘B’ Field Sophia, was found with two stab wounds to his body at the Port Kaituma […]

Guyanese found guilty in US insurance/murder scheme

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

BROOKLYN, USA- A jury in a Brooklyn court last week returned a verdict of guilty in the case of two Guyanese men, Ronald Mallay and Richard James, who were accused in an insurance for murder scheme. Speaking to Hardbeat News moments after the verdict came in, Michael Bachrach, one of the defense attorneys for Ronald […]

Hinterland students in food poisoning scare

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Fifteen students on a Hinterland Scholarship experienced food poisoning after 18:00 hours on Sunday night at the newly constructed Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara dormitory. According to reports, the scholarship students who attend different secondary schools and Technical Institutes in the city were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where they were treated and […]

Dem boys seh… Papa Cheddi, Uncle Dessy can’t rest in peace

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

It had to happen. De government busy defending all de money wha dem getting from dem contract. Dem decide that nobody ain’t responsible fuh de Supenaam Stelling which throw a truck into de river. Was over $500 million gone in some people pocket. To this day de stelling can’t build properly and de money gone. […]

Supenaam stelling fiasco… No one to blame – Dr. Luncheon

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

It is unlikely that any company or persons will be found liable for the damaged Supenaam stelling with Government last week saying that it is now focusing on quickly repairing the multi-million-dollar facility. Questioned about the President-ordered probe into the stelling malfunction, Government spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon, during his weekly press briefing last Friday, said […]

Chief Justice quashes motion to demote Queen’s College HM

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Chief Justice Ian Chang yesterday ruled in favour of Queen’s College head teacher Freidel Isaacs , who was demoted following the shocking murder of student Nessa Gopaul, back in September last year. The head teacher had gone to court asking for the Ministry of Education, to overturn the decision. The official was among several blamed […]

Eyewitness implicates Kwame Mc Coy in sworn statement

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

… Attack on Mark Benschop Attorneys for Mark Benschop are in possession of a sworn statement from a man who said that he saw Liaison to the President, Kwame Mc Coy attack Benschop and then smash his pickup windscreen with a cement block. The eyewitness also states in the affidavit that Mc Coy removed articles […]

Deforestation increased by 300% in 2010

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

… despite forest-saving deal with Norway Guyana has seen deforestation rates soar over the last year, despite the signing of an agreement with the Norwegian Government aimed precisely at supporting a reduction in deforestation rates, the UK organisation, Global Witness, said yesterday. Signed in November 2009, the agreement – worth US$250m over four years – […]

Man jailed for breaking into father’s house

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Philbert Cush, 48, who gave his address as Canje and Sophia, Georgetown ,was on Monday sentenced to three years in jail by Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo when he appeared before her on the charge of break and enter and larceny. According to the prosecution led by Inspector Satrohan Dayaram, Cush’s father, Campton Cush, 70, of 16 […]

“Jungle Commando” freed of murder

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

… Enterprise Taxi driver trial Murder accused Shawn Richardson, called “Jungle Commando” yesterday walked out the High Court a free man, as Madame Justice Dawn Gregory upheld a no case submission by his lawyer Clarissa Riehl. Richardson, who hails from Bare Root, East Coast Demerara, was accused of killing Enterprise taxi driver Vivekanand Nandalall. Nandalall’s […]

Equality a long way from being realised – says UN Executive Director

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

- as International Women’s Day is observed Although there has been some progress over the last century to define and ensure that women have equal rights, the hopes of equality expressed on that first International Women’s Day are a long way from being realised. This notion was expressed by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN […]

Security guard refused bail on vicious chopping charge

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Security guard, Wenrick Blair, appeared yesterday before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charge of unlawful and malicious wounding causing actual bodily harm. Blair who was unrepresented was not require to plead. According to police prosecutor, Corporal Venetta Pindar, on March 5, last, the accused maliciously wounded […]

Disability Act becomes reality

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

- “We are no longer dem people” The National Commission on Disability (NCD) launched its sensitization programme for persons with disabilities Act 2010 at Regency Suite, Hadfield Street yesterday. In attendance were President Bharrat Jagdeo, Minister of Health Leslie Ramsammy, Chairman of NCD Evelyn Hamilton, Chairman of Guyana Council of Organisation for persons with disabilities, […]

Jagdeo not serious about crime fighting – Lewis

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

President Jagdeo’s statements at the Annual Police Officers Conference on March 3, 2011 pose clear and present danger to the nation’s stability, people’s security, democratic values, fundamental rights and the rule of law, according to Lincoln Lewis of the Guyana Trades Union Congress. In a statement to the media, Lewis said, “President Jagdeo’s address to […]

DIGICEL TAKES SERVICE TO ITUNI

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Digicel, one of Guyana’s leading mobile communications provider has taken its First World service to residents of Ituni and surrounding communities. The telecommunications giant launched its state-of-the-art network in Ituni over the weekend. Speaking at the launch on Saturday, Digicel Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Dean, said, “Digicel’s launch in Ituni is important since it not […]

One held after attack on businesswoman

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Police in Berbice recovered part of the stolen booty and nabbed an accomplice after a masked bandit attacked and robbed a business woman at Tain Settlement Corentyne on Friday. Reports are that businesswoman Samila  Bedeshak,  55, of 64 Tain Settlement , Corentyne was on her way home from her business place in the same village  […]

‘Rice truck’ recommitted for reputed wife’s murder

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Chetram Nourang, 33, called “Rice Truck” the Adelphi Village, East Canje, man who was committed to stand trial in the High Court in October 2009 had to be recommitted  after an error was discover at his first committal. Nourang, who is before the court for allegedly slashing his reputed wife’s throat because she spurned him, […]

Guyana celebrates International Women’s Day 2011

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

- Guyana Teacher’s Union stresses the need for equal education Today Guyana joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day as is designated by the United Nations. This year will be the 100th year for the celebration and in keeping with the theme the Guyana Teacher’s Union; Women’s Advisory Committee is emphasising […]

Distinguished public servant Gladstone Fausette dies

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

He passed away one day shy of his 76th birthday but has left a legacy that will forever be etched in Guyana’s history, say those who worked with him. Gladstone Vernon Fausette, who had held a number of outstanding public positions died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation on Sunday. He had a few days […]

Man was never harassed by South Tuschen CPG

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

- Says Chairman Investigations have now been launched at the Leonora Police Station into the matter of Seelall Babulall who has accused members of the South Tuschen Community Policing Group (CPG) of causing him and his two teenage sons physical and psychological abuse after the officers “arrested him wrongfully”. Kaieteur News also understands that Babulall […]

Sprinters sizzle on truncated day of athletics

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford As ambitious as she may be, national junior sprint sensation, Tiffany Carto, was faced with the reality on Sunday that Neisa Allen is still, literally, her senior when the two met in 100m at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Ground in Linden. Carto and Allen was the highlight in one of the […]

Foo’s X1 take BCB Rohan Kanhai trophy

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Jonathon Foo’s X1 captured the Rohan Kanhai trophy and $25,000 prize after beating Royston Crandon’s X1 in the final of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) T20 cricket competition at the Number 69 ground in Upper Corentyne on Sunday. Watched by a fair size and vocal crowd in overcast conditions, Foo’s X1 got past Anthony Bramble’s […]

Deportee arrested for Alberttown shooting incident

March 8, 2011 | Filed Under News 

It was described as a scene from the ‘Wild, Wild West’, as a 45-year-old deportee fired rounds at a group of boys who taunted him about his status. The deportee, 45-year-old Trevor Fernandes, has since been arrested and booked for discharging a loaded firearm with intent and offence committed on Onecia Henry, 32, and Claire […]

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