West Side All Starz are Kings of West Demerara

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Franklin Wilson West Demerara All Starz are Kings of FastBall on the West Demerara, the Pouderoyen based side defeated West Demerara United (WDU) also based in Pouderoyen 3-2 in the Zone final on the West Side yesterday afternoon at the Den Amstel Community Centre Ground. On a cool Saturday afternoon with a colourful and […]

Ince lauds the support of the entire Squash fraternity

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch Despite Guyana’s overwhelming success in regional junior Squash, the man who has been the chief architect behind all those accomplishments, Head Coach Carl Ince, somehow has managed to remain quite reserved. Ince, who has been at the helm of the national squad since 1997 has racked up 11 overall titles during the […]

Final selection for ladies hockey team to Rio de Janeiro completed

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Following the Guyana national ladies hockey squad’s recent weekend training camp in Trinidad, the Guyana Hockey Board selectors concluded their selection of the final 18 players to comprise the national team. The team is expected to compete in the PAHF (Pan American Hockey Federation) Challenge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the end of the […]

Explosive double header on today to bring curtains down

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch The curtains come down today in the inaugural Digicel Nationwide Schools Football Championship and fans could expect two enthralling encounters to climax the competition. The matches which will be played at the GCC ground, Bourda will see arguably the two best teams in the month long tournament Christianburg / Wismar and Government […]

Beaton joins Matthews as second fast bowler to lead Guyana at Regional U19 level

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Editor, When Monsterratian born Rensford Beaton walks out to spin the toss on the opening morning of the TCL Regional Under-19 cricket championship in Georgetown, he will become only the second fast bowler to lead Guyana at the Regional level. Beaton will join Sydney Matthews who was the National Under-19 Captain for the 1971 […]

Simmons and Gaskin lead the way

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Despite the many challenges faced by local swimmers, many of them turned up at the Castellani Swimming Pool to participate in the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) Time Trials for this year’s Goodwill Swimming Championships scheduled for Trinidad and Tobago, next month. While not enjoying the usual number of participants, some of the association’s youngest […]

“There is great hope as West Indies did much better than expected!”

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Colin E. H. Croft One can lose a battle, or several, but still win the war. In the recently concluded series; India v West Indies; especially Test No. 3 in Dominica, West Indies may have drawn that particular battle, but the universal acceptance is that West Indies won the entire war, even as India won […]

DDL Berbice pools competition underway

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

– Bahadur brothers take first two stages The Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under its Lemon Vodka Brand is presently staging a Pools Competition across Region six East Berbice. The competition is open to all players across the Region. But, the players must reside in the respective areas where the competition will be played. The competition […]

Allan Carter 16th Memorial Anniversary Day of Sports fixed for today

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Black Stallion Sports Committee will be hosting a day of sports today, in honour of the late Allan Carter in Vryheid’s Lust Housing Scheme starting at 10:00hrs. The programme comprises of a 5-a-side small goal Football competition for teams in Vryheid’s Lust and Plaisance along with a Basketball competition for teams in Vryheid’s Lust. […]

Fire Service douses Police & Prisons to take 2nd leg

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) proved too hot for their counterparts, Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) to handle when the second leg of the Ministry of Home Affairs Inter Agency Mixed Dominos competition for the Digicel Lien Trophy was contested at the GPS Sports Club on Friday evening last. Most […]

Junior Lady Jags continue U17/U20 World Cup preparation

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The junior Lady Jags continue their preparation for participation in upcoming U17 and U20 female World Cup qualifiers with a camp in Toronto over the past week. The camp being conducted by GFF’s Female Technical Director Mark Rodrigues and coach Chris Brown will have players from the USA, England with the majority based in Toronto. […]

Angoy’s Avenue gets scout group

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

The Central Police Station recently continued its outreach programme with the formation of a scout group in the Angoy’s Avenue. One of the scout leaders Rural Corporal, Deon Thomas, stated that more than 60 youths from mainly the Angoy’s Avenue area have already signed up to be a part of the group. He was loud […]

Chanderpaul takes Man-of-the Match in final round

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

But Jamaica claim Regional under-15 cricket title Jamaica won the 2011 regional under-15 cricket two-day cricket title with a four-wicket victory over Barbados in the fifth and final round of the tournament yesterday at UTT’s ground in Trinidad as Guyana’s Tagnarine ‘Brandon’ Chanderpaul took the Man-of-the-Match with two half-centuries against the Windward Islands. The left-handed […]

WICB Women’s Tournament in Barbados next month

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has announced the fixtures for the 2011 WICB Women’s 50-overs Tournament to be played in Barbados from August 8-14. The tournament will feature eight teams playing in two groups. All matches start at 10 am. The Final will be played at the historic Kensington Oval on Sunday, August 14. […]

The Great Egret

The Great Egret (Ardea alba), also known as the Great White Egret or Common Egret or White Heron, is a large, widely-distributed egret. Found across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous […]

Longest serving Canada -born priest passes on

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

A Roman Catholic priest who worked for over half a century in Guyana, Rev Linus Michael Wall, SFM died at the Scarborough General Hospital in Canada on Wednesday. He was 92. Fr. Linus Wall was born in Harbour Main, Newfoundland on March 26, 1919 and ordained to the priesthood in Toronto on June 27, 1949. […]

The rationale behind our objection to the reopening of the Claims and Objections period

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under AFC Column, Features / Columnists 

The Alliance For Change has noted with concern, the fact that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is currently giving serious consideration to a request from the PPP to reopen the claims and objections period. This concern has prompted the AFC to write the chairman of the Elections Commission, expressing our strong objection to such reopening. […]

Looking at a challenging education system

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column 

By Adam Harris This past week, 515 more trained teachers entered the system. Last year, a similar number graduated from the Cyril Potter College of Education and they were all supposed to add to the numbers already in the system. In fact, over the past five years, equally large numbers of trained teachers entered the […]

Building your home? (Low-cost housing and the Int’l Building Expo)

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

By Leonard Gildarie Everybody wants a good deal…whether you are shopping for a TV, groceries, a car or even a building, or simply renovating your home. And there are good deals and savings to be made…if you take the time out to look. It is no secret that housewives, especially, would buy toilet paper at […]

Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Last Tango in Paris”

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

They say life is what you make it. But life has its ugly moments when regrets and angst take over as you watch how history merges into the present. It was Tom Dalgetty who wrote a few years back in a letter to the press that Walter Rodney was wrong in opposing and weakening the […]

Who murdered the spiritualist’s family?

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Murder and Mystery 

By Michael Jordan If you’re receptive enough, there are crime scenes that you will visit where you’ll feel an overwhelming presence of evil. That’s happened to me twice; back in 2000, when I came upon a shallow grave in which two boys had buried a teenage girl that they had raped and murdered. There was […]

The Baccoo Speaks

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, The Baccoo Speaks 

The recent arrest of some suspected bandits has placed a damper on another group that had planned a similar campaign. The issue at hand is that the increased police patrols are actually serving a purpose. The police feel good and the society feel that the police are at last getting on top of crime. However, […]

Ethnic Impact Statement

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ravi Dev 

(For the umpteenth time we offer this proposal to reduce ethnic bickering leading to conflict) In all societies, citizens critically evaluate the policies and activities of the incumbent government: governments after all, are elected to run the State on behalf of its citizens. This scrutiny would be even more intense by those who may have […]


July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

A major fraud has reportedly taken place at the Ministry of Finance. The sum believed to have been fraudulently paid out to undeserving persons is said to be nearing the $200 million mark – quite a staggering amount to have been defrauded, and therefore raising serious questions about the level of financial oversight within that ministry. […]

Pauline Massey is new President

July 17, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Pauline Massay is the new President of the Lions Club of Central Demerara which recently installed a new executive for the fiscal year. Massay took over the presidency from Sharon Letlow to become the second female to head the club. John Marshall was elected first vice president; Cecil Persaud, second vice president; Lionel Chinian, Secretary; […]

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