Prime Minister justifies Fip’s ‘sale’ to Sithe Global

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds has responded to two headlines in the private media. In a letter to the editors Hinds said, “The headlines of Stabroek News(SN) of 2011-05-12, “Motilall sold Amaila licence to Sithe”, and of Kaieteur News (KN) of the same date, “Fip flips licence to Sithe Global” do our people and country great […]

Sithe Global vows project completion on schedule

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

…acknowledges that failure could lead to assets forfeiture Sithe Global, the developer behind the construction of a hydro electric plant at Amaila Falls, is guaranteeing that the project will be completed in three and a half years and will cost no more than US$700 million. But if the developer defaults on the project, the financiers […]

Welder critical after fall from high-rise building

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

A man is critical after falling several stories from a high-rise building under construction at the corner of Regent and Camp Streets, opposite the City Mall, last evening. The man identified as Nidol Pompey is employed as a welder at the construction site. Pompey was rushed in an unconscious state to the Georgetown Public Hospital […]

More GPL engines down for maintenance

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

… as blackouts hit hard By Leonard Gildarie Escalating fuel prices, a rising demand for more power and an urgent need to service a number of engines are issues seriously challenging the state-owned Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL). Government has announced that it will be renting six Caterpillar generating sets to boost capacity by […]

Another mystery fire hits Enmore house

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

– as family prepares to bury burnt toddler Just two days after her three-year-old son was burnt to death while sleeping on his bed, Roschell Jagmohan was forced to deal with another mystery fire that again threatened to destroy the lot 7 Blossom Scheme, Enmore, East Coast Demerara family house she is living in. This […]

Nurse gets 21 years for fire death of Guyanese partner

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

London (Islington Gazette)- A psychiatric nurse who turned his girlfriend into a “zombie” by pouring petrol over her head and burning her alive, has been jailed for 21-and-a-half years. Jealous Aiah Tondoneh, 44, who worked at the Highgate Mental Health Centre, in Dartmouth Park Hill, decided to kill 50-year-old Donna Drepaul after she returned home […]

Evaluation of Learning Channel expected in two weeks – Baksh

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

An evaluation into the operation of the Guyana Learning Channel will be undertaken within two weeks which may lead to a review of what is already being done, according to Minister of Education, Shaik Baksh. This move, according to Baksh, will entail the involvement of some 100 persons, inclusive of head teachers, teachers and students, […]

Dem boys seh…Sam get back he memory

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Mouth open, ‘tory jump out. Is better fuh keep you mouth shut than fuh open it and let people see wha you got inside. De project people open dem mouth yesterday but dem boys had to get a stick fuh force open dem mouth. Dem been plan wid Catty Mees fuh talk piece, piece story […]

Pakistan spinners strangle Windies on opening day

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers at Providence On a low and slow track expected to favour spin, the West Indies began the first Digicel Test yesterday at the Providence Stadium with just one spinner in debutant Davendra Bishoo, while Pakistan picked three in their starting eleven. By the time play ended with the floodlights turned on, the […]

GT&T jumps in to partner GFF for May 22 friendly

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company continues ‘to get better all the time’ as they continued to display their benevolence and appreciation for sports and awareness of the role it plays locally and worldwide by partnering with the Guyana Football Federation. They will serve as the major sponsor for the May 22 friendly international […]

Mayor Green suggests Sports Ministry input as Mayor’s Cup winners collect prizes

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Patron of the Mayor’s Cup football tournament and Mayor of Georgetown, Hamilton Green has issued a call to the corporate community to continue rendering support to football even as he implored officials of the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports to initiate a solid programme within the schools. Mr. Green was delivering brief remarks at […]

Way being paved for local hospitality institute

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Aimed at reviewing the state of hospitality in Guyana and to establish an institution for the delivery of hospitality programmes, the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) yesterday held a stakeholder consultation programme at the Pegasus Hotel. The forum saw the attendance of tourist guide operators, officials of the Ministry […]

Bishoo is 45th Guyana player to play Test cricket

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Says variety is the key at International level By Sean Devers At age 25, Devendra Bishoo yesterday became the 45th Guyana cricketer to play Test cricket and first since Travis Dowlin played against Bangladesh last year when he made his debut against Pakistan at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence. A belated call-up for the […]

Burglars cart off $6M in stocks from fashion store

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Azim and Sons Fashions at the Vreed-en-Hoop junction is the latest business establishment to be hit by burglars. The thieves carted off over $6M in stocks. According to the proprietor, Azim Ibrahim, after locking up the premises on Wednesday afternoon, he was greeted by a ransacked building when he opened for business yesterday morning. Ibrahim […]

Digicel creates memorable day for Guyanese youngster

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

– Providence, Guyana: The first day of the first match of the Digicel Test Series will always be a memorable one for young Raymond Peter Perez of Guyana who had the opportunity to join in the coin toss with West Indies and Pakistan Captains Darren Sammy and Misbah-ul-Haq at the Guyana National Stadium. The 11-year […]

Gold miners refused bail on illegal cultivation charge

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Kishan Jaikarran and Orin Ford appeared yestreday before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry to face the charge of an illegal cultivation. It is alleged that on May 10, Jaikarran and Ford cultivated prohibited plants, namely cannabis sativa, at Moblissa on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway. The two 24-year-old gold miners, Jaikarran, who is a Sophia resident, and Ford, […]

Jai Signs create Official Banner for President’s/Jefford Classic

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Jai Signs, located on Punt Trench Dam, Ruimveldt yesterday handed over an official banner for the upcoming President’s/Jefford Track and Field Classic. The banner will be the official drop in all the event’s ongoing marketing and promotional efforts. Representatives from the popular Signs shop, Zahir Mendenca and Indi Naraine (right) hands over the 12×5 banner […]

Father, son held for alleged rape of daughter

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Police at Linden have detained a minibus driver and his son for the alleged sexual assault of the man’s 17-year-old daughter, and officials from the Ministry of Human Services are investigating the case. Kaieteur News understands that the 46-year-old man and his 18-year-old son were taken into custody yesterday after reports were made to the […]

Lindener remanded for drug possession

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Forty-year -old Eusi Sandy, who was charged with illegal drug possession, appeared yesterday before Acting-Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. It is alleged that on May 8 in Linden, Sandy had in his possession 50 grams of cannabis and 0.5 gram of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. The defendant, who resides […]

Probe into Windsor Forest violence still ongoing – OPR Head

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Head of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), Mohamed Jameer, says that investigations are still continuing into the Eater Monday disturbances at Windsor Forest. Asked when the probe will be complete, Jameer told Kaieteur News yesterday that investigators still have to take several more statements. At least three civilians suffered pellet injuries and three policemen […]


May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

As I was saying before life interrupted… Bill Cotton/Reform is back in town to slice through hyperbole and lies, find and expose the mediocre or malevolent, praise the excellent, help the afflicted but most of all to have fun. Readers you decide whether to laugh or cry. My Citizen Kane figure (have you seen his […]

T&T Karate experts head TTKF Sport Karate Commission

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Shihan Michael Cromwell and Shihan Oleyumi Mashama have been appointed head of the Trinidad and Tobago Karate Federation Sport Karate Commission (TTKF-SKC). They will be meeting with other sport karate clubs to set standards and policies for this branch of TTKF. They both have advanced degrees in their respective styles and are very respected in the national and […]

Govt.’s dismissive posture emphasises bad governance in Guyana

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

The report from the research team contracted by the Norwegian Agency for Development and Cooperation (NORAD) in its evaluation recommends that the major political opposition, the PNCR, be meaningfully involved in the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) project. This, and other recommendations made, seem to throw the government of Guyana in a mad rage, which […]

Constabulary Officers accused of physically assaulting female guard

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

The City Constabulary is currently investigating the alleged beating of a female guard from a private security firm by four of its own, on Tuesday, last, at the Stabroek Market Constabulary Office. Andrew Foo, Chief Constabulary Officer, has confirmed that there is a probe into the matter. A tearful Melissa Downer, who contacted Kaieteur News […]

UK based Coach Peter Barry supports incumbent Klass

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

England based Guyanese Coach Peter Barry, the former Santos FC player and administrator is throwing his support behind the incumbent Guyana Football Federation President Colin Klass to retain the top office in the land at the upcoming Annual General Meeting this month end. Barry, who now runs his own Football Academy and was recently honoured […]

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