Pulsating Rd of 32 ends; Rd of 16 kicked off last night

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Franklin  Wilson The race for spots in the quarterfinals of the inaugural GT&T FastBall knock-out football tournament commenced last evening at the GFC ground, Bourda when round-of-16 play kicked off with four matches. West Demerara United were down to oppose Broad Street; BK International Western Tigers A were up against Ann’s Grove United; Pele […]

Its Gayle vs Bishoo in Jam Zone Masters’ Cup first semifinal

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers The explosive Chris Gayle is the region’s most talked about cricketer, while leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo is the most impressive new find in all forms of the game. From 17:00hrs on Friday August 12 at the Guyana National Stadium they will come face-to-face in the first semifinal of the Jam Zone Masters’ Cup […]

Guyana’s representatives to Isles of Mann Games triumph in amateur Proam card

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana’s two boxing representatives, Marvin Ageday and Benjamin Henry, currently encamped for international duty in the Isles of Mann sometime in September, both registered easy victories when they faced off against different opponents in the July edition of the Fight Night boxing card at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) Friday evening last. Representing the […]

Hikers Juniors excel in Trinidad Leagues

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Hikers Hockey Club junior players Jamarj Assanah and Travon Younge have been creating quite a stir in Trinidad over the past two weeks, where they have been competing for the Queen’s Park Hockey Team in under-19 and Trinity leagues. In their first under 19 match against Petrotrin, Queen’s Park playing without a goalkeeper and two […]

First day washed out, day two in jeopardy

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Regional U-19 three-day cricket (4th round) By Sean Devers Heavy unseasonal rain in Georgetown continues to adversely affect this year’s Regional under-19 three-day cricket tournament in Guyana with the first day of all three fourth round matches being washed out without a ball being bowled yesterday. Leaders Jamaica, hunting their first title since 2009, were […]

MCYS, Roger Hinds to host Emancipation Day Football Competition

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport (MCYS) in collaboration with Businessman Roger Hinds will be hosting an Emancipation Day Football Competition today at the Mahdia Centre ground in Region 9. Central Mahdia’s under-17 line-up will engage Campbelltown from 18:00 hrs in the opening fixture, while the feature game of this evening’s double-header is between […]

Eastman suffers humiliating knockout as local pugilists experience mixed fortunes in TT

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Edmond DeClou’s recent victory over Joel ‘Mr. Majestic’ McRae in the August edition of the ProAm boxing cards was touted as an eliminator for an imminent fight against Howard ‘Battersea Bomber’ Eastman for the latter fighter’s local middleweight crown. However, it seems as though this bout may suffer a setback after Eastman suffered a crippling […]

Guyana Boxing Board of Control/CABOFE hosts referee/judges’ seminar

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The unfortunate occurrence at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport where a Boeing 737-800 aircraft ran off the runway Saturday morning last has forced a cancellation of some flights that were scheduled to arrive in Guyana yesterday morning. The incident had a domino effect on other activities as officials were forced to indefinitely postpone all flights […]

Local scrabble players set for intense Emancipation Day tussle

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

As Guyanese of African descent prepare to usher in Emancipation celebrations at the National Park, officials of the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) are gearing up for the Annual Emancipation Day Open Scrabble competition, scheduled to be contested a stone’s throw from the celebrations at the National Park. The scrabble players will convene at […]

Reggae Boyz booted from GT&T FastBall KO football

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

Player played with 2 teams using different names The zero tolerance on any form of dishonesty perpetrated by teams have once again been dealt with sternly by the organisers of the GT&T FastBall knockout football tournament which has reached the round-of-16 stage. Reggae Boyz, a city based team is the latest team to be kicked […]

Emancipation Domino Finals on today at National Park

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The Emancipation Domino final organized by Johnny ‘Overseas’ Barnwell is set to commence at noon today at the National Park. Among the teams vying for top honours are; Edward Beharry Dominoes team, Under the Tree, Black Stallion Warriors, Sophia, Guyana Legion, Bourda Market, Hot Shots and Bush Boys. At stake are trophies and cash incentives […]

ACDA sports Committee holds day of Sports

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) will host a day of sports today at the National Park from 11:00hrs Among the day’s activities are Softball cricket for males and females, 75-ball Circle Tennis, 5-a-side football for area teams, 5-a-side football for under-13 teams, 5-a-side small goal football for females, Boxing exhibition for Club teams, […]

Emancipation and Freedom

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

In this United Nations-declared “International Year of People of African Descent”, the commemoration of Emancipation Day holds special significance. It was, after all, the enslavement of African peoples by European peoples to furnish labour for their plantations in the “New World” that initiated the train of historical events that still haunt people of African origin. […]

Nandalall should direct his advice to Jagdeo, not Kissoon

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In a letter appearing in Sunday Kaieteur News July 31 and captioned “Mr. Kissoon is treading on dangerous waters”, Mr. Anil Nandlall, signing as “MP and Attorney-at-Law for His Excellency, President Bharrat Jagdeo”, seeks to offer advice to Mr. Kissoon and threatens contempt of court proceedings over comments made by Mr. Kissoon in […]

A journalism of verification, not a journalism of allegations

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor The mass media in Guyana seem to have a symbiotic relationship with a journalism of allegations and not a journalism of verification; and it continues to plague the mass media’s modus operandi in this country. For that reason, it was a breath of fresh air to have the National Assembly’s approval of the […]

Better the APNU’s solid tent than one blown by the wind

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The APNU has had a successful launch and is set to receive all compatible political parties, civil society organizations and individuals who share a common vision and passion for a new, vastly improved Guyana. The reluctance by some to embrace this new dawn can only be seen as a form of political backwardness. […]

Did Jagdeo/Ahmad pay duties and taxes?

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It was widely reported in the NY and Guyana media that according to NY court documents Ed Ahmad, who was charged with mortgage fraud by the FBI, in 2009 shipped 29 tons of building material to President Jagdeo at State House. It means then that President Jagdeo imported those items and the public […]

Don’t let it keep you away

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It is indeed sad to learn of the recent plane crash in Guyana which affected so many people in different ways. We are indeed fortunate to be able to talk about survivors after looking at the photos of this tragic accident.  Thanks and praise must be given to the Almighty. This accident has […]

Fond Memories of the Essequibo Coast

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Reading about one chap’s recent happy holiday experience on the Essequibo Coast was a real treat, and brought back my own enjoyable experiences during the August school holiday, as a young girl in the early 1940s. My holiday was spent further down the coast, but the people were just as hospitable, charming, gentle […]

National Toshaos Council must at least respect the views of Amerindian leaders

August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I was wondering how long it would have taken Amerindian leaders to realize that the head of the National Toshaos Council was politically motivated and does not represent the cause of fellow Amerindians .This observation was made by some Toshaos at a Press Conference held after the conclusion of the National Toshaos Conference. […]


August 1, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Tony Deyal column 

Just a few days after Irwin LaRocque became the new Secretary General (SG) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), my buddy Kamal, a Trini transplanted in Boynton Beach, Florida, sent me a schmaltzy, frothy piece on regional beers that would make some of my Caribbean friends hop or hops as the case may be.  It was […]

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