Guyanese with multiple US visas exempted

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under News 

New entry requirements for visiting St. Maarten have exempted travellers who hold multiple entry visas for the United States. According to LIAT, which operates 11 daily flights to the Dutch territory, more information on where to apply for the visa and the requirements is available under the services section of the Netherlands Foreign Ministry’s website […]

What about the bauxite workers Mr. President?

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The Kaieteur News article captioned, “Govt. promises $300M in severance to Diamond Estate workers”, (05/18/11) offers yet another example of “separate and unequal treatment”. The article reports that the President, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, told Diamond Sugar Estate workers that the Government of Guyana will intervene, on behalf of GuySuCo, and provide $300M for […]

Failure to take advantage of education opportunities could prove costly

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I was impressed with the advice given recently by US President Barack Obama to young Americans when he underscored the importance of education as a vehicle for social mobility. “I stand here as President of the United States because of the education I received.” The US President could not be more correct when […]

Wilson looking to reverse fortunes this time

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Says he has a surprise in store Head Coach of the Police Progressive Youth Club Lyndon Wilson in an interview with Kaieteur Sport reported that they are planning to sweep the opposition aside this year when the President’s / Jefford Track & Field Classic is staged on Sunday, at the MSC Ground in Linden. Speaking […]

ECHO to introduce eco-centers in Region 10

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under News 

As part of its efforts to continue to raise awareness on climate change and global warming in the various regions of Guyana, the Environmental Community Health Organisation (ECHO) has started to mobilize resources to build eco-learning centers in Linden and Malali in Region 10. These centers, according to ECHO Communications Director, Shellon Simon, will be […]

The IRO should not only engage Mr. Vieira but also various segments of our society

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I refer to a letter captioned, “IRO rebukes Mr. Vieira and calls for a full retraction of his commentary. (Kaieteur News, May 12, 2011) I was very shocked that this Inter Religious Organisation (IRO) has the time and the energy to comment on Mr. Tony Vieira’s commentary while it remains silent on other […]

Envoys reiterate call for quickening of integration process

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under News 

The 32nd Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) began yesterday at the Pegasus Hotel, with more calls for a speedier thrust of the integration movement of the 15-nation organization. Participants at the opening of the two-day confab were addressed by Caricom Secretary-General (ag), Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite; Guyana’s Minister […]

Accused slapped with four new charges

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Popular businessman and proposed house developer, Fazil Ramzan, who appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octive- Hamilton at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, last,  charged with four counts of obtaining money by false pretence, was again in court yesterday to answer four similar charges, this time before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. The 61-year-old, who owns the […]

Imposters posing as employees – GECOM

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under News 

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it has received numerous reports that unauthorised persons, claiming to be employees, have been visiting homes and giving wrong advice. According to GECOM, these “imposters” are advising persons in possession of National Identification Cards that they do not need to apply for registration during the ongoing Claims and Objections […]

$1.5M expended daily to collect refuse in Georgetown – King

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Though it was able to meet the payment demands of private garbage contractors, the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown remains in a dire, cash-strapped state. According to Public Relations Officer, Royston King, the Council expends about $1.5M on a daily basis to collect refuse in the city, which according to him “is a tidy […]

Marian Academy Primary Inter House Badminton

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Fatima in pole position Fatima House (4 points) are occupying the lead position in the Marian Academy Primary School Inter House round-robin Badminton tournament which served off on Tuesday last at the School’s Badminton Courts. The other houses competing and points after the play-offs are Coromoto (2 points), Lourdes and Guadalupe are pointless. Results to […]

DOHA doomed?

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

For a small nation like Guyana in the international arena of sharks, there’s safety in numbers. The players are so massive that if we try to deal one-on-one with them, we’re certainly going to be chewed up and spat out like the minnow we are. Even when we swam with our fellow minnows in CARICOM, […]

Lower Corentyne defeat West Berbice to reach final

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Lower Corentyne defeated West Berbice on first innings at the Port Mourant Cricket Ground in the opening round of the Diamond Fire & General Insurance / Berbice Cricket Board Under-19 Inter Zone tournament. The result propelled Lower Corentyne into the competition final; West Berbice having to battle in the final hour to avoid total defeat. […]

‘Santa Claus’ measures will not solve sugar workers’ pains

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Acting as the only saviour of the land, as he did several times in the past, President Jagdeo intervened and ordered Finance Minister Ashni Singh to find $300 million dollars to pay severance for Diamond sugar workers. This initiative of the President only relieves short-term pain of the 325 workers and their families. […]

The most salubrious thing about Hinds and Ogunseye is that they have no audience

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, When Dr. David Hinds made the hasty, angry and superficial analysis that there was a “pouncing on Tacuma Ogunseye because he called on Guyanese to join marches in the villages to press for their inclusion in official decision making in a country they have inhabited for centuries. (And that (m) arches by Africans […]

Where is the rat?

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Rats have been aplenty in the news these past few weeks. About two weeks ago, a magnificent red-crested rat appeared in front of an eco-lodge in Colombia. That species of rat was not seen since 1989. It is being hailed as a major find. This story made international headlines this past week. It was, however, […]

GCA name U-15 squad

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Junior Selection Committee of the Georgetown Cricket Association has released the names of a 21-member squad which will prepare for the upcoming Inter Sub Association Under-15 competition. The following players were selected – Tagenarine Chanderpaul (GYO), Sunil Singh (TSC), Shivindra Hemraj (ECC), Michael Shalim (DCC), Cleon Mc Ewan (DCC), Khemraj Rupee (DCC), Kevin Singh (QC), Travis […]

When rats take over

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Stella Says 

Let’s be honest, it is time to address the rat problem. With trash piling up in mounds all over Georgetown, can we expect anything less than for them to start taking over and trying to get rid of the rest of us? One rat decided to shut down the electricity and make life miserable for […]

The PPP first harboured US fugitive Rabbi Washington

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I thank Mr. Harry Gill for his letter, “The PNC were the architects that suppressed Guyanese freedom of expression,” (Kaieteur News 05-17-11) as it affords me the opportunity to set the record straight on US fugitive Rabbi Washington, and to compare the Burnham’s PNC of the late 70’s and 80’s with the current […]

Jumbie & Loraine host Independence Domino tourney

May 20, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Eighteen teams would compete for a first prize of $100,000 and a trophy put up by Tony’s Jewelry when Jumbie and Loraine stage a Twenty20 domino competition and Bar-b-que on Independence Day, Thursday March 26 next. The team finishing second will cart off $40,000 while the third place team receives $30,000. Activities would be staged […]

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