Khan leaves team due to brother’s death

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Younis Khan, the Pakistan batsman, will return home from West Indies after his elder brother died in Germany. The PCB has given Younis permission to miss the two-Test series which starts on Thursday. “Younis is returning home today as unfortunately his elder brother, Shamshad Khan, has passed away in Germany,” a board official said. There […]

Preparations continues for Berbice Chamber of Commerce Inter Agency cricket

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Preparations are moving apace for the Berbice Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with other Corporate Business entities in Berbice, second annual inter agency 10/10 softball cricket competition and fun day set for May 29 at the Albion Community Development Centre, Corentyne. So far a number of teams have taken entry in the one day knockout […]

Sex education crucial in the school system – Professor Figueroa

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

It is absolutely essential that young people are given a full sex education in the school system as well as in the home. This notion has been repeatedly emphasised by Professor Peter Figueroa, a Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology and HIV/AIDS at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. This course of action is […]

Gonsalves guides South E’bo to Goodwood/ ECB U-19 cricket title

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

A fine half century by opener Mark Gonsalves guided South Essequibo to an 8 wicket victory over Leguan in the final of the Goodwood/Essequibo Cricket Board U-19 50 over competition which was played recently at the Wakenaam Community Centre ground in Good Success. Leguan batted first and scored 147 all out in 38 overs.  Tatteshwar […]

Director of Berbice Campus denies running a one-man show

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Director of the University of Guyana Berbice Campus (UGBC), Professor Daizal R. Samad has dispelled notions from some persons whom he referred to as “visionless”, “habitually opposition”, and “very insecure” who have accused him of running a one- man show at UGBC. “I know I’m accused of things like that. We still have some of […]

ECI win best of three 20/20 Tapeball series against Tarmac XI

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

On a hot and dry afternoon, ECI won the toss and elected to bat. The opening pair of right-hander’s Phillip Jaiserisingh and Karranchand Indarjit provided a solid start by adding 75 runs off only 7.1 overs.  Jaierisingh walloped and rode his luck to 46 off just 23 balls before lofting medium pacer and skipper Burnette […]

Hikers Junior Team fundraising raffle drawn

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Western Union Hikers Hockey Junior Team, held the drawing of its raffle on Saturday, April 30th 2011, at the Woodpecker Products Trophy and Sports shop. The winning numbers were chosen by employees of Woodpecker Products, while members of the junior team assisted with the drawing. As part of its continuous fundraising drive, Hikers partnered […]

Defence responds to property challenge report

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I was truly shocked and appalled at the report in Kaieteur News of May 5, under the caption, “Dead millionaire’s assets spark court battle” with the sub-heading “daughter accuse helpers of trying to steal racing service property.” The story consists of accusations made by Sherene Mongroo, who in the US goes by her […]

Criticizing the messenger when in disagreement with the message

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Please permit me to state the following points in response to a letter by Eric Phillips in Kaieteur News’ Sunday edition of May 8, 2011. He appears to take issue with the contents of two news reports published on, a website that offers daily news updates and breaking news. 1. The headline […]

LCDS and REDD+ funding details incomplete

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The table of donor contributions posted by the Office of Climate Change (OCC) on the LCDS website,, and mentioned in SN’s article ‘Gov’t releases LCDS, REDD+ funding details – dedicated website still to be set up’ (SN, 07 May 2011), appears to be quite incomplete. The OCC has not mentioned who paid […]

Stop the blaming game

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Minister Clement Rohee’s denial of allegations is questionable; no right thinking Guyanese would report a matter like that to the police about their boss [Minister Clement Rohee]. Too often we hear and read of allegations and strong denials coming from ministers, ministries and officials and many times offering no justifiable explanation, but more […]

Closure of post offices

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In Kaieteur News of April 28 2011, a report indicated that the GPOC will close three (of its six) post offices on the Essequibo Coast….Aurora, Queenstown and Danielstown. I requested the GPOC (also through the newspapers) to advise us of the closing plans region by region. I have had no response to date. […]

Osama bin Laden pictures

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, President Barack Obama has said that he will not release the pictures of Osama bin Laden after he was killed, and this is quite understandable Bin Laden was the most hated man by the American and British, not because he was behind the killing of Muslims, no way, Obama and the establishment he […]

Can GECOM say when this ‘Claims and Objections Period’ will begin?

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It was widely publicised by the Government and GECOM that there would be a “Claims and Objections period” running from April into May, 2011, when persons who are omitted from the National Voters’ list could get themselves registered and when irregularities could be corrected. GECOM has done nothing about this “Claims and Objections […]

Govt. delivered on commitments to Mahaica farmers

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I take this opportunity to express appreciation on behalf of the farmers and residents of Mahaica to the Government, specifically the Ministry of Agriculture for the support extended during and after the flood resulting from La Nina. To the Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud and his hard working staff who were with us […]


May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

No government, be the PPP or the PNC, have ever been able to control the crime situation in Guyana. Both have failed to address the physical concerns of its citizens. In the case of the PNC, this failure was in spite of its heavy militarization of the society, which many feel, actually contributed to the […]

Why cheat those who feed the nation?

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, If the rice industry is so productive, as to be producing record-breaking targets – why is the Jagdeo regime providing assistance to rice farmers “in excess of $25M” – Only? The Guyanese consumers, who eat rice at least once a day, must be made aware that the tax revenue collected from rice annually […]


May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Tony Deyal column 

I entered the dimly lit establishment in Antigua with one purpose in mind. I needed a hoe pretty badly.  In the dim light I could barely discern the hoes that were lined up for my viewing pleasure but these days my sight has faded faster than the hopes of West Indies Cricket fans that we […]

Cricket and National Pride

May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

As avid fans of the glorious game of cricket, the eyes of most Guyanese were glued on their TV screens last Saturday as India and Sri Lanka battled it out for the championship of Cricket World Cup 2011. Without (at this time) there being a world championship of test cricket, the One Day World Cup, […]

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