Int’l NGO hosts HIV/AIDS seminar

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under News 

The Japanese Chapter of Family Federation, an international non-governmental organization, on Tuesday hosted a HIV/AIDS workshop targeting over 60 participants comprising youths, adults and religious leaders at Regency Suites, Hadfield Street, Georgetown. The “Free-teen” workshop focused on a deeper understanding of HIV/AIDS, and the importance of abstinence and character education. It was facilitated by Mr. […]

Rockaway Auto Sales Super League 35-Over cricket reaches Quarterfinals

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Play in the Rockaway Auto and Bicycle Sales and Sound System Super League 35-Over and 40-Over cricket competitions have reached their quarterfinal stages. Play in this round will be contested this weekend with a number of matches starting from 11:00hrs. On Saturday – Lusignan Dev vs Dundee @ Lusignan with Richard Albert and Davteerth Anandjit the umpires […]

IRO rebukes Mr. Vieira and calls for a full retraction of his commentary

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), a body comprising representatives of all the major faiths and non-traditional religious faiths of Guyana takes serious umbrage with contents of Mr. Anthony Vieira’s commentary that was aired on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 on CNS Channel 6. We have noted Mr. Vieira’s propensity to mislead the public and sought […]

Hooper appointed Sagicor HPC Batting Coach

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Bridgetown, Barbados – The WICB today announced that former West Indies captain Carl Hooper has been appointed Batting Coach at the Sagicor High Performance Center. The classy strokemaker represented the West Indies in 102 Tests and 227 One Day Internationals between 1987 and 2003. He scored a total of 11,523 international runs and registered 20 […]

Governance should be changed in free and fair elections every two terms

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The PPP will win the upcoming general elections not because of racial voting or because the people yet want them, but because there is no satisfactory alternative on the local scene that is better than them. You look around and see nobody really worthy of replacing them. Strenuous efforts are being made to […]

If David Granger has ‘blood on his hands’ then all those who served during his tenure are the same

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I was hesitant to respond to Harry Gill and his sorts, who find pleasure in attacking the credibility of someone, whose credibility is unquestionable. Gill is a ‘confusionist’ and desperately attempts to induce and lure unsuspecting and innocent readers into his web of baloney. Mr. Editor, I would be doing an injustice to […]

Term limits cannot be philosophically rejected

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

One of the things I can never understand about the Vatican is its acceptance that the Pope can rule until he dies if he chooses not to retire. Aging is a scientific reality in that it reduces one’s functions terribly, even if one remains healthy. For example, one cannot be as effective an organizer at […]

Granger’s candidacy has alienated a large section of the PNCR

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Without much of an investigation, it is clearly manifesting that David Granger as the PNCR’s presidential candidate at the upcoming elections is discomforting for a large section of that party, its hierarchy included. Granger won the PNCR’s presidential candidate race by receiving 42% of the votes cast, while 58% voted for the other […]

Voting – the most significant right of free persons

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Voting can be traced back to ancient Greece, Rome and throughout the medieval period. It is a right of all eligible voters in any country and throughout history, has been considered to be the most important exercise of a responsible citizen of a democratic nation. In his famous 1863 Gettysburg Address, U.S. President […]

A gutsy call

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The sugar industry has never been, and is presently not, bereft of managerial talent. While there are serious problems now facing the sugar industry, those problems are not primarily as a result of the lack of effective management, or as a result of a shortage of sound policies at the level of the Board. Guysuco […]

The crowded departure lounge signals progress but progress for whom Mr. Gill?

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Mr. Harry Gill in his letter to Kaieteur News of May 8, 2011, “What‘s all the fuss about Ramotar’s appointment?” specifically asked me to address some issues related to ethics in government and migration patterns, he also questioned my objectivity. First, let me say that I don’t think Mr. Gill should be giving […]

Thank you doctors!

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Yesterday (10- 05-11) I got bitten by a centipede (a 7″ monster), an experience I will never like to re-live. I keep hearing of how painful centipede bite can be and as a result this, the sight of centipedes brings immense panic and fear in my mind. I heard of how a centipede […]

Blackout is now commonplace

May 12, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

Blackout, once touted to be a thing of the past, is very much with us and there is nothing to curtail the occurrence of this annoying feature for at least another six weeks. Indeed, Guyanese have been prone to power outages for over three decades, even to the point when people were informed through the […]

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