Applying the US Right of Asylum to Guyana

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

The right of asylum is an ancient juridical notion which can be traced back to the Greeks and the Egyptians. In general, it allows for the protection of persons persecuted for political opinions or religious beliefs in their home country by another sovereign country. Today, this right has been incorporated in the UN’s Universal Declaration […]

Ramjattan’s unwillingness to collate with JOPP

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I am not surprised that Khemraj Ramjattan so vehemently expressed his unwillingness to collate with (JOPP), the joint opposition parties because of the inclusion of the PNCR. Mr. Editor, the AFC presidential candidate spoke at several meetings where the PPP made those clarion calls for supporters to protect their votes with their lives. […]

2011 is the year to do something about all the lies and deception

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

In life each person constructs a model of reality that allows them to survive in the world. Unfortunately, the undertrained mind usually has a tendency to overestimate their ability as a result of their ego; thus denying themselves the opportunity to do the right thing. When one reads President Jagdeo’s statement that, “sugar would be […]

Stag and El Dorado Softball Quarterfinals starts Sunday

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Stag Beer and El Dorado Rum nationwide Softball tournament Quarterfinals in the Male Over 40 categories will be played on Sunday. The Male Open Quarterfinals and Semifinals will be played in one day on May 22.  The Female Quarterfinal will be played next Sunday Mar 22.  The Finals for the Male Open and Over […]

Local speedster Afraz Allie aiming high

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Group 2B driver Afraz Allie has been named in a strong contingent of local drivers and riders who will travel to Jamaica to represent Guyana at the first leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship which is slated to be staged on May 23, at Dover Speedway. Allie, who represented Guyana, last year at Bushy […]

For Integrity in Government

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

T&T’s Minister of Planning Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs, Senator Mary King, was dismissed from her offices last Tuesday by President George Maxwell Richards, “in accordance with the advice of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.” The dismissal came just two weeks before the first anniversary of the People’s Partnership coalition government. King is a […]

Nation’s Simon Pures to do battle in GABA Novices tournament tonight

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue will come alive tonight when the nation’s Simon Pures engage in fistic action in the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis National Novices Boxing championships, up to this Sunday May 15. Over 80 boxers from 15 gyms would be battling for honours in what is expected to be […]

The Billy Fury song Berbicians may never listen to

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

Wednesday, May 11, was a tiring period for me. I spent half of the previous day in court at the conclusion of my case with Mark Benschop on two counts of traffic obstruction. The verdict will be delivered on Monday at 10.00 hours. I spent the rest of the day working at UG. I wanted […]

Mr. Granger underestimates the importance of State-owned businesses

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The recent meeting between the PNCR’s Presidential Candidate Mr. David Granger and members of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association was very insightful. Without a doubt, like the popular Guyanese singer Natural Black once sung in a popular song “Far From Reality”, I am now quite convinced that this is most applicable to […]


May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

It may have come five years too late. It may be too big an establishment to enjoy long-term viability in the face of changing technologies, but the recently commissioned sugar packaging plant at Enmore will be a boost for the economy and for the sugar corporation. The price tag was huge. It is reported that […]

Jairam re-elected as GDA President

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Draughts Association (GDA) held its Annual General Meeting recently at its Headquarters in Georgetown and incumbent Mr. Jairam was unanimously elected President for a second term. Charles Hetemeyer was elected Vice-Chairman and Auditor of the Association, while Wayne Forde is the Organizing Secretary and Khemraj Pooranmall is the Secretary. Mark Braithwaite was retained […]

Soldiers have been promised ‘packages’ before

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Please allow me to share my views with the Veterans and the Guyanese people, after having served the GDF for 23 years and 109 days under the previous Government (PNCR). Gaining cheap popularity by the opposition parties at this time does not seem right to me at present, after all the things they […]

Amerindians provide land for Amaila Falls, but get no electricity in return

May 13, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Stella Says 

I attended the community meeting hosted by Sithe Global on the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project at the Tower Hotel on Wednesday night and was disappointed to find it was not the “town hall” structure I had expected, but more of an expo of project. It felt more like a launching than a place to “have […]

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