Every nation has its Bisrams

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Vishnu Bisram exhibits a deviousness that is simply amazing. So devious that absent a coherent response to any challenge of his skewed perspective on any issue, he invents his own formulations to argue against. And what can be more descriptive of this than his letter captioned “Banning Foods that were important to Indian […]

NACTA Not Founded by Bisram

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I write in reply to Mr. Freddie Kissoon’s letter captioned “Kissoon replies to Mr. Bhagwan” (KN May 29). I would have preferred not to respond but I don’t want his distortions and lies about me to remain uncorrected. I have no problem with Kissoon attacking me but at least he should be honest […]

First sugar crop reaches eight-year peak

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under News 

…but still way off target Sugar’s first crop, while the highest in eight years, is still way below the target and the state-owned company on Thursday, last, called on workers to cooperate. As of Thursday, the rains have affected harvesting with only three estates – Albion, Enmore and Wales – grinding. Production stood at 104,622 […]

No fees must be paid to club for use of Cumberland ground – Region 6 Chairman

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

“Persons wishing the use the Cumberland Cricket Ground in East Canje or any other ground owned by the government of Guyana should not pay a cent to any private person for the use of these venues.”  Those were the strong words of Region 6 Regional Chairman Mr. Zulfikar Mustapha, when told that the Young Warriors […]

It was unscrupulous to abuse and betray the privacy among friends

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Mr. Editor, Kindly permit me to respond to your Feature Columnist, writing under the fictitious name Bill Cotton/Reform, in Sunday 5th, June, Kaieteur News. In the article “ PPP= POPE PEOPLE PARTY.” He made mention of my name and quoted me out of context. I have no problem with the article, We all know […]

SO THEN IT IS AU REVOIR GUYANA; THE BILL AWARDS

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Bill Cotton/Reform, Features / Columnists 

Bill is on his travels back to Blighty via a Trini conference at UWI on Indo-Caribbeans. He gun talk about Sharma to dem academics. *First, big up time to Mrs Sharma-Savitri Singh! Words Bill never thought he would write. Bill needed video material for his paper so on the off chance, went into the Chicken […]

40,000 laboratories certified globally, three in region – GNBS

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Under the theme ‘Supporting the Work of Regulators’ the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) hosted a conference for key stakeholders and regulators on Thursday, last, in observance of World Accreditation Day, to promote the benefits of accreditation in Guyana. The event was held at the Training Room of GNBS Head Office located in the […]

An Open Letter to Housing Minister Irfaan Ali

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Minister Ali, I write in reference to a news report in DemeraraWaves on Sunday June 5 with the caption: “Minimum cap on re-migrant spending on housing construction”. In this article, you are quoted to have said, “What we want is that everybody who comes back from overseas, they are going to invest a minimum […]

Sugar Production vs Profitability

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

At the end of last year, we were heartened when the Minister of Agriculture informed the National Assembly that 2011 would be a “landmark” year for the sugar industry. Alluding to the massive investments and support the government had poured into the industry, in addition to the turnaround blueprint that had been crafted, he announced […]

Guyanese under investigation in US for 2003 cold case murder

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Michigan, US (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Elliot Martin says his family had just moved into a home on Kalamazoo’s Alcott Street a few weeks earlier when detectives came knocking on his door. “They had a search warrant,” says Martin. Martin says the investigators from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety told him they were searching for […]

Cartoons Sun. June 12, 2011

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Cartoons, Features / Columnists 

Historic St Barnabas Church being sold

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under News 

St Barnabas Church, which has been part of the historic legacy of the Bourda District in Georgetown for over a century, is being sold. According to the National Trust of Guyana, the church was built in 1884 as a place of worship for the district of Bourda. As time went by, some changes were made, including the addition of a steeple […]

“West Indies cricket – Strange and embarrassing happenings – Something is seriously wrong here!

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Colin E. H. Croft By now, you have heard the rumors.  By every account, they are true and the news is not good at all! For the very first time in my lifetime, and beyond, since 1928, West Indies is not scheduled to play any Tests matches at all in London next year; not at […]

The Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)

The Giant Anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla, is the largest species of anteater. It is the only species in the genus Myrmecophaga. It is found in Central and South America from Honduras to northern Argentina. Its fossil remains have been found as far north as northwestern Sonora, Mexico. It is a solitary animal, found in many habitats, […]

Inter School Football starts this week on Berbice

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Hearts of Oaks Masters Football club in collaboration with Sherlon Hetemyer and family has organized the Sherlon Hetemyer and Shaun Nurse Inter Secondary Independence Anniversary Football tournament for schools in the New Amsterdam area. The tournament will begin on Monday June 13 and runs for one week with the finals being slated for Friday […]

No Caribbean ‘society’

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ronald Sanders 

By Sir Ronald Sanders At their retreat in Guyana on May 21 and 22, Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) Heads of Government are reported to have noted that the preamble to the revised CARICOM Treaty focuses exclusively on ‘economy’ and does not speak to ‘society’. The Heads are recorded as agreeing: “If there is […]

For A Renewed Guyana

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under AFC Column, Features / Columnists 

This week we feature the final installment of the address delivered by Presidential Candidate Khemraj Ramjattan at the IDB’s – Civil Society Consultative Committee Dinner and Discussion – 25th May, 2011. Crime and Security We realize that wealth without education, social harmony, public safety and private security guaranteed, will mean the opposite to development. In […]

There can only be negative news these days

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column 

By Adam Harris Life is so full of shocks and surprises that I no longer wonder what the day would bring. I know that not a day will go by without me having to report on something of interest to the people. More often than not people prefer to hear about the shocking things like […]

I was overwhelmed at the Pegasus

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Stella Says 

I write my Sunday columns on Friday mornings as my deadline is at noon on this day. This Friday morning I am up early (another jam packed day today) after the world premiere of the “Break Out” Documentary by Sukree Boodram at the Pegasus on Thursday night. The documentary is Sukree’s story of her brave […]

Guyana: Hardly normal with hardly honest people 

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

I do confess that many persons have told me over the long years that I am too blunt, too confrontational and argumentative. But who are these people who have proffered this advice? Enter Eusi Kwayana. One day, in 1985, I was alone with Eusi Kwayana in the WPA office. You are always comfortable seeking advice […]

The Baccoo speaks

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, The Baccoo Speaks 

There will be a hive of activities because there are people who are not happy that they have lost a lot of money. Some of the money did come from robberies during which they made huge hauls. Now they are angry because they believe that they took a big chance to make a substantial profit. […]

Power vs. Authority and the State

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ravi Dev 

I return to the theme from last week’s article “A Legitimate State”, where I pointed out that the neglect of the state and its legitimacy from our political debates was hindering our search for a just political order. Power is granted to the state to establish administrative, legal, extractive, and coercive institutions such as tax […]

Guyana has nothing to fear from Suriname

June 12, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The statements attributed to the President of Suriname, Desi Bouterse, in relation to the New River Trinagle, should not be a source of concern to Guyana. These statements are not unusual and must be assessed in relation to the existing state of ties between Guyana and Suriname. No one should expect the President of Suriname […]

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