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

By the time this meets the press, it is hoped that the two teenagers who went missing recently at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, would have been found and are reunited with their families. Every second must be anxiety-filled for the relatives of these children. It can never be easy for a parent whose child has gone […]

Third accused refused bail

June 24, 2011 | Filed Under News 

In addition to the two persons who were charged in connection with the drug bust at John Fernandes Wharf, last week, and remanded to prison on Monday, Ola Pedro appeared yesterday before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charge of unlawful drug trafficking. He was also refused bail. […]

Buju Banton jailed for 10 years

June 24, 2011 | Filed Under News 

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Tampa, Florida, sentenced Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton to 10 years in prison yesterday, the lowest sentence legally allowed for his role in a large cocaine trafficking deal in 2009. The 38-year-old Jamaican recording artist got a break when U.S. District Judge James S. Moody threw out […]

Another cocaine courier busted en route to Suriname

June 24, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Police at the border crossing location of Springlands, Berbice, continue to be the thorn in the side of couriers trying to smuggle drugs into the neighbouring Dutch-speaking Republic of Suriname. Yesterday the ranks busted another courier with a little over two kilograms of cocaine, which was concealed in a haversack. This is the latest in […]

Three decades of current account imbalance just got worse

June 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Recent follow up discussions on how we in the Alliance for Change (AFC) will continue to prepare to correct the economic wrongs being perpetuated by the PPP Government have sharpened our focus on the large current account imbalances that the PPP continues to saddle us with and how we plan to definitively reduce […]

Some may take the law into their own hands

June 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The Guyana Police Force never seems to dumbfound me. Wednesday night at 20:56hrs I received a cell call from a friend stating that he had been involved in a vehicular accident at Camp and Hadfield Streets, Stabroek. My friend was riding a motorcycle north along Camp Street when the driver of a hire […]

Jinnah Ramahan is fossilised

June 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Mr. Editor, In response to Jinnah Rahaman’s letter of June 22, I must say that in all my years of political involvement in Guyana, I have never read such nonsense. But I excuse Rahaman’s ignorance in trying to “put words into my mouth” which I never stated. This man should pack it up and […]

Supporting a national unity movement

June 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

MR. EDITOR, The JOPP has decided that they will form a partnership for national unity (APNU), to contest the upcoming elections. Already the partnership is being criticized in the media, by comedic and serious journalists and commentators. The smaller parties and groupings are being ridiculed, and the coalition, dismissed as a non factor against the […]

Freddie wrong on Harbhajan-Symonds racial issue

June 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, Reference is made to a comment by Mr. Freddie Kissoon (KN Apr 2, 2011) tying Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh (affectionately called Bhajji) to “a racist remark against Andrew Symonds, a mixed race player from Australia” in a Test match in Sydney in 2008.There is no place for racism and as such I applaud […]

The GCB should submit itself to a thorough independent investigation

June 24, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR SIR, After reading Chetram Singh’s feeble response to the paid advertisement carried in the Kaieteur News of 17 June 2011, I am of the opinion that the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) should be thoroughly investigated, especially in the wake of the FIFA corruption scandal and the very serious allegations of financial impropriety within the […]

Diversifying for progress

June 24, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

That the Guyanese economy needs to be diversified is accepted by most commentators. We hope that during the upcoming (or ongoing) political campaign, we will be provided with detailed plans as to how the political parties plan on accomplishing this feat. The mainstays of our economy over the past century or so have remained the […]

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