Significant decline in turtle nesting – Turtle Conservationist

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Turtle conservationists have noticed that the peak of the nesting season for the turtle population seems to be not as significant as in the past three years, according to the Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation Society (GMTCS). The Marine Turtle project had been monitoring the nesting site of Almond Beach for the past four months and […]

Region Two schools march against child labour

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under News 

To mark international day against child labour, one of the activities planned by a collective body, comprising the Department of Education, Region Two, The Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Human Services, was a march, which saw the participation of students from the Anna Regina Multilateral and the Cotton Field Secondary Schools. Pupils from the […]

THE OLIGARCHS WILL DETERMINE WHO WINS THE ELECTION

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

During election time, a great many businessmen usually set aside three or four large envelopes of which two are usually bulky. However of these two bulky envelopes one is usually far heavier that the other. The heavier one usually goes to the political party that the business person feels is going to win or wishes […]

Crosse to lead Demerara in GTM U-19 tourney

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

- Sattaur, Chanderpaul not selected West Indies under-19 left-handed batsman Kwame Crosse will lead Demerara in the GTM three-day under-19 cricket competition which commences on Monday at the Providence Stadium with Essequibo facing Berbice. Crosse, who also bowl right-arm medium pace will have wicketkeeper Dinish Mangal as his deputy while First-Class leg-spinner Amir Khan, who […]

West Dem beat E/Bank to clinch top spot

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

West Demerara beat East Bank by four wickets at the Eve Leary ground yesterday in the final match of the 50-overs Demerara Inter Association under-19 cricket competition to finish at the top of the points table. However, up to late yesterday it was unclear who the champions were since Georgetown had the same amount of […]

Football Referees set for Fitness run today

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Football referees from around the country will take part in the second FIFA Fitness Test today at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary starting at 15:00 hours. The Fitness Test will attract close to 60 male and female referees from Bartica, Berbice, Georgetown,  Linden, West Demerara and East Demerara who will compete in the […]

Denny Dalton in ‘Dangerous’ mood in preparation for June Proam affair

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin Ever since ‘Dangerous’ Denny Dalton entered the ring against Rawle Frank, in a losing effort in November last year, he has not entered the ring, so naturally he will have to fight off the rust when he battles against Trinidadian based Guyanese, Joel McRae, in this month’s ProAm affair at the Cliff […]

Mark Archer’s accusation of “media blackout” is preposterous

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In Kaieteur News (June 9), Mr. Mark Archer wrote a lengthy piece on media blackout and accuses the two independent dailies: Kaieteur News and Stabroek News, of failing to publish on two occasions, news releases of the PNCR Presidential Candidate’s travel itinerary, excerpts from the speeches he made, and his interactions with Guyanese […]

The Arab Spring will have little effect on Guyana’s Middle East ties

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, Guyana’s ties with Iran, Libya and Syria dates back to the anti-colonial struggle of the 1940s and before the split between the two former Presidents, Cheddi Jagan and Forbes Burnham. When he became president in 1966, Burnham boldly embraced the Middle East by championing the Palestinian cause, cutting ties with Israel, supporting the […]

What an unfair, unjust world we live in

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, The state owes a 34-year old chap, the father of 3 children, 3 months’ pay amounting to G$180,000 – he has been teaching for 17 years. In spite of this, he carries on teaching technical drawing to 2 CXC classes, 2 third-form classes and 3 second form classes – a heavy workload. In […]

Banning foods that were important to Indian dietary habits was wrong

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Mr. Robin Williams penned an ad hominem retort (KN June 6) to my comments on the banning of basic items that define the cultural diet and religious practices of Indians. Williams turned cultural customs and facts into a spiteful, anti-Indian, anti-Bisram bashing. He went berserk in his ill-conceived response, attacking me without supporting […]

How long will this charade continue in an election season

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, Last Wednesday evening I had the privilege and pleasure to share in the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Anniversary Dinner. We live in times where standards in quite a few areas have fallen, however the event was a credit to those who organized it, and they deserve public approbation. The Chairman, Mr. Clinton Urling, […]

Unfulfilled promises

June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

On separate occasions the authorities promised two courts that could help reduce some of the situations that are fast becoming commonplace in the society. For example, there is a remarkable increase in the cases of domestic violence. One of the promised courts is the Family Court intended to hear every matter pertaining to the family. […]

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