Woman gets eight years for killing husband

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under News 

A 41-year-old mother of six was yesterday sentenced to eight years imprisonment for stabbing her husband to death. Jean La Cruz was charged back in 2006, for the murder of her husband Sankar Ramsingh. Madame Justice Dawn Gregory handed down the sentence yesterday. Prosecutors Rhondel Weever and Teshanna James represented the state. La Cruz was […]

Berbician motorcyclist seriously injured in accident

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under News 

A motorcyclist identified as 24-year-old Brian Mahadeo of Brahn, West Coast Berbice was badly injured when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a post at the corner of the road at Rosignol, West Bank Berbice. He sustained injuries to his head and spine. The accident occurred yesterday around 03:00 hrs as Mahadeo […]

Banks DIH records increasing profits

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under News 

The earnings of the Banks DIH Group of Companies continue to soar with an interim financial half year report registering unaudited figures that reflect a gain of $252 million over the similar period for the previous year. For the six months ending March 31, 2011, the Group reported an unaudited before-tax profit of $1.640 billion. […]

Umar (130), Haq (103*) keep Pakistan on top

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Tourists in sight of series-leveling win By Sean Devers in St Kitts In association with Digicel, Queensway & Leisure Inn Tafeeq Umar completed his fifth Test century and first since 2003 while Skipper Misbah Ul Haq scored his third Test ton before left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman took three important wickets to leave Pakistan well placed […]

Pompey shows superior class, scorches field

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

– Police dethrone National Park United World class Guyanese middle distance star Aliann Pompey, who headlined the second edition of the President’s / Jefford Track Classic produced a scorching run down the homestretch to beat her nearest rival by at least five metres in the Women’s 200 metres final on Sunday, at the Mackenzie Sports […]

Georgetown hammer Bartica 6-0 to emerge champs; Fletcher is MVP & HGS

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Most Valuable Player (MVP) Jermaine Fletcher was in fine form yet again for Georgetown which carted off the 2011 Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Inter Association Under-15 championship following a 6-0 mauling of Bartica at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence on Sunday evening. Led by the consistent Alpha Mc Phoy who blasted a hat-trick, the City […]

YBG launches NSBF ‘Conference Regionals’ today

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) is scheduled to launch the Regional Conference segment of the country’s premier school tournament the 2011 National Schools’ Basketball Festival today, at the Cliff Anderson Sport Hall at 11:15hrs. The National School Basketball Festival (NSBF) has in the past five years been the largest school basketball tournament with the highest standard […]

Four days subsequent, Digicel financially supports ‘Rampage’ Boxing Card

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

A cheque valued at one million dollars exchanged hands yesterday morning when Digicel acquiesced to support ‘The Rampage’, 46 rounds boxing card slated for this Saturday May 28 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), Homestretch Avenue. Acting on behalf of the telephone company, Public Relations Manager, Shonette Moore and Senior Marketing executive, Tamara Clarke, […]

Linden ‘Buckman’ Mortley laid to rest amidst tears and lamentations

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Linden ‘Buckman’ Mortley lay serene and saintly in the casket while all around the tears flowed freely. Somewhere in the background Luciana crooned away the fitting song, “Woke up early this morning to the sound of crying yet another woman shedding her tears …..” A large crowd that included some of Mortley’s boxing colleagues, family […]

Alpha confident of upsetting defending champs

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Franklin Wilson The history books are about to be further enhanced when the semifinals, third place and final of the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship Cup takes place in Guyana tomorrow and Friday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United, the first local club to advance to the semifinals of Caribbean’s […]

Fazil Haniff battles to Torginol Paints Golf tourney win

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Fazil Haniff defied challenging weather and a strong field to win Sunday’s Torginol Paints sponsored Medal Play Golf tournament at the Lusignan Golf Club. He shot a net 63 to emerge winner and also claimed two other prizes – Bess Gross with a 74 and Nearest to the Pin. B. Harry was second with net […]

Will your child face this next?

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, After reading the statements made by Mr. Ralph Ramkarran on May 8th, 2011 in Kaieteur News, I am outraged that he would name Basil Joseph, a Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) employee, as having “prepared Yusuf Mongroo’s tax returns for more than two decades”. Once again his statements have no truth in them. Basil […]

Goats and rats biting people and things all over Guyana

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

Most Guyanese know about the saying, “goat ain’t bite meh.” We grew up with it. It comes out of our mouth naturally. Clement Rohee, long-serving PPP Minister must be given credit for extending the saying to younger Guyanese who may not have heard it. The trouble with Rohee is that he belongs to a long […]

The new improved PNCR?

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, As a specialist in the field of marketing and advertising, I am aware that at times, there is a need to repackage a good product to enhance sales, especially when the original packaging design may not be appealing enough to inspire consumer confidence. At times, however, a bad product is repackaged and sold […]

The ineffectiveness of the Linden Fire Service

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Invariably after a calamity or tragic event, people become frantic, stimulated and consumed in discussions, castigation and examination of the event/situation from every possible angle of what should have been or could have been avoided and endless questions, suggestions and comments. But as is is expected, as always, those on the spot post […]

A shop at every corner, in every street and in every village

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Once a society begins to bend the rules, there is a greater tendency for these rules to be broken. And if these rules constitute law, then such societies are bound to be characterised by high levels of illegal activity. A few nights ago, a shopkeeper, was gunned down while attending to a customer. According to […]

All communities must be involved in crime fighting

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The increase in violent criminal activities in our communities is directly related to the –reructance/failure/refusal within communities to ‘face down’ the criminals. There seems to be the growing belief that only the rich are targets of criminals. Residents need to rethink that position, because the ‘non-rich’ have been victims of rape, injury and […]

It’s time the best brains regardless of race or religion take the helm of our country’s development

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I have noticed that Banks DIH Ltd. made great profits for the first half of 2011 and Mr. Clifford Reis has to be congratulated for his great stewardship of that company. Shareholders have to be happy; employees have to fell more secure in their respective jobs and the coffers of the government have […]

Threats are a common day occurrence in Guyana

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I strongly condemn the alleged threats made by the General Manager of RUSAL to bash and bury the workers of that Company. I trust that he would be severely disciplined by the Company and the matter reported to the police. I have noted that many Guyanese have expressed concern, but do they do […]

The begging bowl syndrome

May 24, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

The image of the leaders of poor countries trotting around the world seeking alliances merely for economic reasons is never far from the mind of Third World people. They know the reality. They were exploited. Today, they are poor and their economies are never allowed to develop because as a people they are more of […]

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