Baroombar employee lands in court

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

An employee of Baroombar was yesterday granted bail in tune $50,000 after being arraigned on a larceny charge. It is alleged that the accused, Mary Brown of Lot 56 Albouystown, on July 26, last, stole US $350 and $150,000 in local currency, the property of Jarlet Herrera. Brown denied the allegation against her and subsequently […]

Road safety goes to Diamond

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

The Road Safety Council, Guyana Police Force Traffic Department, and the Ministry of Public Works and Communications yesterday joined forces to educate participants of the ‘Diamond Camp’ on the various aspects of road safety. The forum was hosted by Electra Foundation, a non-governmental organization. The venue was the Electra Foundation, Diamond Housing Scheme. The camp […]

Robbery accused jailed for five years in absence

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Court regular Vandell Dazzell, called Vandell Skeete, 24, of Bachelor Adventure East Coast Demerara was on Friday sentenced to five years in jail in his absence by Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court  for Robbery under arms. The court heard that Dazzell robbed Yao Roberts on Wednesday February 4, 2009 at Ekura […]

6th GT&T Bikers Fest set to be the best on Aug. 14

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Dubbed – “Magic in the Sky” GT&T Bikers Fest 2011, dubbed “Magic in the Sky” will excite and mesmerize the minds of fans in a positive way when the show featuring some of the best Free Style Motor Cross athletes in the world, comes off on Sunday August 14 at the National Park. According to […]

Beverly Harper becomes 4th Honorary Patron of RHTY&SC

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Franklin Wilson Managing Director of Ansa McAl Trading Ltd., Beverly Harper, was Thursday inducted as the Fourth Honorary Patron of Guyana’s most successful youth and sports club, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club. In a simple ceremony which took place at Ansa McAl Trading Ltd, 60 Beterverwagting ECD, Honorary Member of the […]

Greer Jackson lone Guyanese winner on day one of Pan Am junior Badminton c/ships

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Pan American Junior Badminton Individual Championships started on Wednesday July 27 in Kingston, Jamaica at the National Indoor Sports Centre where over 16 countries are participating in Under-11,13,15,17 & 19 events which include Boys & Girls Singles, Doubles and Mix Doubles. The Countries participating are: Guyana, Jamaica, Canada, USA, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Costa […]

DDC defeat GCC to take title

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) defeated Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) by 83 runs to win the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) – Banks DIH sponsored Tropical Mist Pee Wee final Thursday at Thirst Park. Batting first, DCC made 234 off their 20 overs with Captain Shemar DeSouza leading the way with an unbeaten 25 as Aravinda Gainder […]

GT&T FastBall KO football Rd of 32 ends today

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Battle for 1 million 1st prize intensifies tomorrow at GFC By Franklin Wilson The final four matches in the round-of-32 of the inaugural GT&T FastBall knock-out football competition will conclude tonight at the Den Amstel Community Centre Ground, West Coast Demerara. Four energetic encounters are anticipated with West Demerara fans expected to be out in […]

Ansa McAl Trading Ltd. sponsors 3-team T20 tourney

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

RHTY&SC organised event to come off shortly Ansa McAl Trading Ltd. yesterday handed over a cheque for $250,000 to the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club for a three-team Twenty20 cricket tournament that will be played in the Ancient County, shortly. Secretary/CEO of the Club Hilbert Foster said that the one-day tournament would involve […]

Inter Market Football Tournament rescheduled

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Stabroek Warriors Sports body has been forced to postpone their 5-a- side Futsal Knock Out Inter Market Football Tournament to August 9-27 as result of some unforeseen circumstances. The annual competition was scheduled to commence this month end but due to the lack of adequate sponsorship among other issues, the much anticipated event had […]

Emancipation Observance Race Walk set for tomorrow and Monday

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Cavaliers Sport and Tour Club stages two race walk events in observance of Emancipation on Sunday July 31 and Monday August 1. The starting venue for the first race walk which will commence at 06:30hrs is the Kuru-Kururu Well, Linden Highway. The race proceeds to Cindy’s Junction for the finish while the second race […]

Jam Zone Maters’ Cup gets WICB approval

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Live TV update set for tonight on HJ TV Director of Cricket at the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Tony Howard says the Regional Board has approved the Jam Zone Master’s Cup t20 cricket competition scheduled for August 12 and 14 at the Guyana National Stadium. The mega event is being run by Hits and […]

Hard fought games as favorites advance in latest Kares T10 action

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Last weekend saw lots of close games in the communities as emotions varied as all across Guyana people get more and more involved in the Kares T10 countrywide Tape ball tournament. Some 204 were completed across the country. In Georgetown most of the favoured teams made it through to the next round with the likes […]

ECCB sends condolences on Duncan’s passing

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Bissoondyal Singh, President of East Coast Cricket Board and Chairman of the Cricket Development Committee of the Guyana Cricket Board has on his and the board sent condolences on the passing of Umpire Clyde Duncan. In a release to the media, Singh stated, “I was shocked to get the message that International Umpire Mr. Clyde […]

DHQ retain GDF Inter-Unit Athletic title

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

They were simply too good for rivals! Good planning, execution and pure athletic talent were some of the tenants of Defence Headquarters’ (DHQ) retention of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Inter-Unit Athletic Championships title yesterday. At the end of the nine-unit championship, DHQ had amassed 288.5 points to win the title for a second straight […]

Bishoo honoured by Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Industry

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

West Indies newest start cricketer Devendra Bishoo was on Thursday honoured by the Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Industry at a simple ceremony held on Thursday on the Lawns of Republic Bank in New Amsterdam. Bishoo, who burst onto the International Scene after being selected to represent the West Indies at the ICC world Cup, […]

Taffin Khan/Wendell Meusa start as favourites in Emancipation Chess tourney

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The intense rivalry witnessed between current national champion, Taffin Khan and his former equal counterpart Wendell Meusa will resume when the nation’s top chess players convene at the Kei-shars Sports Club, Camp and Hadfield Streets for the Emancipation Anniversary chess tournament, scheduled to get underway from 10:00hrs tomorrow morning. This tournament is a FIDE rated […]

Lumumba calls for Pro league to aid football development in wake of Costa Rico hiding

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

In an interview with the media yesterday, Alpha President Odinga Lumumba told reporters at the Conference Centre, Turkeyen, that Alpha was beaten badly in their CONCACAF Champions League fixture and it’s not anything to be ashamed of since they tried their best. Costa Rico attended the World Cup trice and in comparison to the game […]

MCYS teams up with Roger Hinds to host Emancipation Day Football Competition

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport (MCYS) in collaboration with Roger Hinds will be hosting an Emancipation Day Football Competition on Monday, August 1, at the Mahdia Centre ground in Region 9. According to a release from the organisers, two matches are scheduled to be played with the feature being Mahdia senior team taking […]

Freedom of expression is now under assault

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The recent allegation of executive high handedness in the withdrawal of the popular television show “Keeping Them Honest” from CNS 6 clearly shows that freedom of expression, which is a pivotal part of our democracy, is now under assault by the government that should be protecting such. This anti-democratic trend would have started […]

How can we better organise our society? 

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, When one looks at Guyana and looks also at Mauritius, one truly understands how the PNC and the PPP failed us.  That is why is it so important that more of our people discontinue thinking race and vote for change. Is it a marvel that Mauritius, a country which had a per capita […]

Saudi Arabia-Guyana ties significantly boosted

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, Guyana’s effort to expand economic and political ties with the Middle East received a boost on Monday after the Saudi Cabinet approved the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries at Non-Resident Ambassador level, and authorized the Foreign Minister -or his deputy- to sign the related protocol, according to the Saudi Islamic […]


July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Many decades ago, citizens were told that responsibility for the parapets in front of their homes was theirs. They had to cut it and keep it clean. There were complaints when this decision was announced and many homeowners asked what about the rates and taxes they paid. They simply did not want to take on […]

Food for thought

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, When I read the recent letter about the minibus situation in Guyana being out of control and drivers warning one another by mobile phone about police roadblocks, I remembered a notice I read about outside a church in the USA. The notice read: “Honk if you love Jesus; text while driving if you […]

The state and the media

July 30, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

The government is quick to decry any criticism in the private media. Repeatedly, Government officials have been taking the lead from President Bharrat Jagdeo and have been describing the private media as the ‘new opposition’. This came about because over time the private media decided that there were aspects of government that needs to be […]

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