Democracy: Comparing Norway and Guyana

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

  President Jagdeo may have made a huge strategic mistake when he took US$3M from the local treasury to provide Amerindian villages with solar panels. These panels are part of the projects identified for funding from the Norwegian LCDS money. The combined opposition and certain analysts have told the Norwegians that the LCDS grants will […]

Kennard Turf Club to deliver the goods in Post Emancipation Day race meeting

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Horserace lovers that have attended events staged by the Kennard Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) will admit that those events have always been action packed. This is due, largely in part, to the qualitative horses and the capable jockeys that straddle them. Further, the lucrative prizes on offer have always been the catalyst for the […]

WICB stage developmental seminar for Under-19 players

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Georgetown, Guyana – West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has continued its educational programmes for regional players by hosting a seminar for the participants in the ongoing WICB Under-19 Tournament in Guyana. The members of all six teams recently assembled at the Guyana National Stadium where they attended lectures on: proper preparation and maintaining fitness, […]

BCB Senior Elite Programme off to a successful start

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) 2nd Annual Elite Training Programme got off to a successful start on Friday last at the Port Mourant Cricket Ground. Thirty-one of the 37 players selected for the programme attended the opening session including West Indies players Devendra Bishoo, Sewnarine Chattergoon Brandon Bess and Royston Crandon. Senior national players […]

Sponsorship dispute forces GSL to indefinitely suspend KARES T10 cricket tournament

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  The action in the Kares T10 softball cricket tournament has only just begun to intensify when the organizers, Guyana Softball league, unanimously voted to place all activities on hold. Further, they are adamant that this will be the status quo until the sponsors, Kares Engineering and Bushy Park, honour an earlier agreement made by […]

BCB express shock at passing of Clyde Duncan

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  The President and Executive Members of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) has expressed profound shock and sadness at the passing of long standing First Class Umpire, Mr. Clyde Duncan. A release from the Board said that Mr. Duncan dedicated himself to the development of cricket in his homeland and as a result had reached […]

Canadian High Commissioner farewell Golf tourney set for today

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Golf associates of outgoing Canadian High Commissioner Francois Montour will stage a farewell tournament in his honour today at the Lusignan Golf Club starting at 13:00 hours. Rain on Monday last forced the postponement of the 18-hole extravaganza but the players are eager to compete so the stage is set for an action-packed match […]

Referees/judges course meant to broaden scope of local officials

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  While the rest of the nation were busily attending the Emancipation celebrations at the National Park on Monday last, more than a dozen of the nation’s top referees/judges were engaged in several hours of productive discussions that addressed the intricacies of refereeing and judging at the Civil Defence Commission, Thomas lands. Contrary to an […]

Kit Nascimento to attend strategic planning session and AGM of NACRA

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  The North America & Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) will hold its Annual General Meeting in Miami, Florida, from tomorrow August 4 – Sunday August 7. The Guyana Rugby Football Union will be represented at the meeting by its President, Kit Nascimento. The meeting will be proceeded by a Strategic Planning Session in which the […]

Fitness Instructor conducts “Shackle Walk” in New Amsterdam

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  By Samuel Whyte Fitness Instructor, Sports Organizer, Community Activist and Founder of the Unity for the Nation Organization, Eli Hazel on Sunday July 31 fulfilled a promised he made to re-live some aspects of slave life, by conducting a ‘Shackle Walk’ (Bound in Chains) around the town of New Amsterdam in observance of Emancipation. […]

Regan Rodrigues Memorial 50-mile cycle road race set for Sunday

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  National Cycling Coach Hassan Mohamed MS has organized the 7th Annual Memorial Regan Rodrigues 50 Miles Cycle Road Race for Sunday August 7 on the West Bank of Demerara. The race will commence from Wales Police Station at 09:00hrs, proceed to Bushy Park on the East Bank of Demerara before returning to Demerara Harbour […]

Jam Zone Masters Cup Berbice TV update on LRTV tonight

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Tickets on sale at Ashmins and GCB ticket office The Caribbean’s top t20 cricket stars are expected to shine at the Guyana National Stadium on Friday August 12 and 14 in the inaugural Jam Zone Masters Cup t20 cricket competition. Jamaican Chris Gayle, the World’s most devastating t20 batsman, will headline a galaxy of […]

Sarwan vows to win back Test place

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  West Indies star Ramnaresh Sarwan has vowed to win back his Test place after admitting he nearly quit the game eight months ago in a story in the Royal Gazette in Bermuda. The Guyana batsman was dropped for the final Test against India recently because of a lack of form and has been in […]

JKA/WF Guyana hold successful Grading and Clinic

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  71 assessed by 6th Dan Mr. Yasuaki Nagatomo The Japan Karate Association/World Federation of Guyana again overwhelmed parents and spectators in attendance at their second Grading exercise for this year at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall held on Saturday last (July 30). A total of 71 students were Graded under the keen and attentive […]

Bric, India and the knowledge economy

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, Not too long ago, the economic invincibility of the developed world seemed immovable. But then BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) came along as serious contenders. The ‘BRIC’ countries, with more than 40 per cent of the world’s population and a third of its land mass, attained a level of economic importance […]

Bottom of the social ladder

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, Guyanese of a certain vintage will remember comments of this ilk being attributed to a former Guyanese President. But do you know that it was also a newspaper headline? Please permit me to share some perspectives from it. Let’s examine what was written about the objects of this description. This community was […]

A thank you from ACDA

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) , despite torrential rains, held one of its best ever Emancipation Day Festivals at the National Park. Attended by an extremely large and late arriving crowd, this year’s extravaganza exceeded all expectations, much in part to the hundreds of individuals who were involved in putting […]

US$20 Taxi man embarrassed Guyanese internationally

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, It is disgusting to read in the international media how a taxi driver demanded US$20 to transport a victim of the CAL crash just two blocks away.  The victim, a female was in shock and traumatized and need help. And this hoodlum wanted US$20 help the female victim. I am told the […]

Being responsible for your life

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, I am writing concerning a letter I saw in your newspaper last week, where the person was speaking about drivers being responsible for accidents on the roadways. I personally believe that even though drivers are the one responsible for the loss of lives and injures, passenger are also responsible for what happens. […]

The contract is not worth the paper

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, Works Services Group is a contract section of the Ministry of Public Works. It is responsible for building and maintaining of roads, bridges and the international airport etc. The staff all have a contract signed by the Permanent Secretary of Ministry Of Public Works stating that every six months they are entitled […]

There is not trial by chronological order

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, Having read two columns and one letter penned by Mr Frederick Kissoon I came to the realization that he knows precious little about the law. He seems concerned that his matter is coming up in court before many others, some in the system long before his.  He suggests that this is unusual. […]

The role of labour in responding to HIV/AIDS in the workplace

August 3, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  DEAR EDITOR, Our Global Partners must be able to deliver opportunities for decent work in a sustainable environment. This decent work can only be created by combining employment, rights, social protection and social dialogue into a wider framework of a global development strategy. We must use this integration process to advance collective approach to […]

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