Husband shoots wife

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  – Tells her sibling: “It ain’t look like she gon dead…tek she to de hospital.” A popular gold dealer is now police custody after shooting his reputed wife twice to the shoulder, just after 02:00hrs yesterday at the couple’s lot 309 Rohintal Street Prashad Nagar Home. Reports are that Karen Kerr, a 33-year-old mother […]

Tanker rips through Ogle Airport gate

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  …as management, charter company clash over fuel purchases     By Leonard Gildarie A senior official of Air Services Limited (ASL) reportedly used a fuel tanker to rip open the gates of Ogle Airport on Thursday evening, as a clash between management and the operators of a local aircraft company over fuel purchases took […]

Wanted man wounded in shootout

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    A known criminal suspect had his left hand almost blown off during a shootout with police at Vigilance on the East Coast of Demerara just before midday yesterday. Dwayne Anthony Critchlow, 28, who was fingered in a number of high-profile crimes, had reportedly shot at a passing police patrol in the vicinity of […]

Cops arrested for collecting $3M from cocaine dealer

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Three ranks from the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) are reportedly under close arrest for demanding $3M from a cocaine dealer and also taking a portion of his drugs. Sources said that a corporal and two constables were implicated after the alleged dealer secretly recorded them during the transaction. Kaieteur News understands that the incident […]

Dem boys seh…. Another property up fuh de taking

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

    Somebody burn down the Transport and Harbours Department bond and dem boys got a suspicion. Dem was watching de area fuh a long time, ever since dem had de big selling off. People love to buy waterfront property and one man buy de old wharf even before people know that it was for […]

Digicel eyes immediate expansion into int’l calls

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Breaking of telecoms monopoly…   By Leonard Gildarie   As Guyana prepares to open its markets to telephone and similar service-related companies, at least one firm says its stands ready to compete to bring the costs of international calls down. Two government-tabled Bills were on Thursday sent to a Special Select Committee of Parliament […]

Simels fails in appeal bid

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  – claimed his attorney/client relationship with Roger Khan was invaded   (New York Law Journal) Robert Simels failed to persuade a federal appeals court to overturn his convictions for conspiracy, attempted obstruction of justice and bribery, thus ensuring that the criminal defense attorney will serve a 14-year prison term for conspiring to intimidate and […]

Green Acres community to open early next year.

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

The fast growing Buddy’s Housing Development is looking to open its new Green Acres gated community by early 2012. The budding community which is located at Providence behind the National Stadium will see persons of varying social classes benefit. Thus, since there is no specific target group, homes from as low as $16M could leave […]

LIAT customers to pay fuel surcharge from August 15

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Effective from Monday, August 15, 2011, LIAT will re-introduce a fuel surcharge on tickets. Announcing the decision, Corporate Communications Manager Desmond Brown said that over the past several months jet fuel prices have been spiraling upward, increasing by 26 per cent from US$97 per barrel in late 2010 to US$131 per barrel. Brown explained […]

Vagrant is a suspect in Water Street inferno

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

- police A mentally ill man with a penchant for starting fires may have caused last Thursday’s inferno that razed the Transport and Harbours Department (TH&D) Storage Bond. Police sources disclosed yesterday that they are trying to locate a well-built vagrant who has reportedly been setting fires in the city. “We have information that a […]

Conflict resolution skills being used to promote safe schools

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  – Education Ministry      Under the theme “Promoting a Culture of Security and Safety in Schools” the Education Ministry is aiming to equip school managers with the requisite skills to respond to critical situations, and generally, to maintain order and discipline in school. In a release, the ministry noted that the strategy being […]

Food for the Poor makes $$M donation to Education Ministry

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Food for the Poor (Guyana) Incorporated made a multi-million-dollar donation of education -related material to the Ministry of Education recently. The Education System, as a result will benefit from a variety of text books, furniture and stationery. Food for the Poor has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Education to provide […]

C’bean nations’ oil debt to Venezuela increasing under PetroCaribe agreement

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  …..almost $5B annually    Although shipments of crude oil and petroleum byproducts to Caribbean nations from Venezuela declined four percent last year, from 224,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2009 to 215,000 bpd in 2010, the financed portion of 170,000 bpd under the PetroCaribe agreement amounts to US$4.96 billion on account annually, according to […]

$$M for President’s pension, but traffic wardens’ salaries inadequate – AFC

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Government’s intervention to help curb the chaos on the roads by implementing Traffic Wardens is welcome, however, such measures will not be adequate because the proposed salaries for the wardens are on par with the woefully inadequate starting salaries of police officers, which may breed corruption. This notion was expressed by AFC Executive […]

Deaf community hosts drama

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Members of the deaf community from New Amsterdam, Georgetown, and Linden will be performing in three drama pieces based on HIV/AIDS, the Emancipation of Africans, and a Christian play entitled ‘Eve’. Dances and acrobatics will also be featured this evening at Theater Guild. According to Sabine Mc Intoch, President, Deaf in Guyana, participants […]

Yet another visitor robbed upon arrival

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    There seems to be a new trend as yet another family was attacked and robbed upon arrival at their home after leaving the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. According to a police report, sometime around 03:00 hours yesterday Dawn Lyken-Segasebe, 44, Colette Lyken, 45, and overseas-based Guyanese Kevin Lyken, 27, were attacked and robbed […]

Property re-evaluation expected to increase M&CC revenue substantially

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    The Mayor and City Council with the assistance of the Ministry of Finance, within the next three months is expected to complete re-evaluating numerous properties around Georgetown. According to Andrew Meredith, Treasurer, the Council is expected to earn an additional $400M per annum when the properties are re-evaluated. This, he indicated would help […]

Charlestown resident remanded for ganja possession

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  A woman accused of having illegal drugs in her possession, appeared yesterday before Magistrate Hazel Octave Hamilton at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, and was remanded to prison until October 24. She denied the allegation against her. The charge against Joan Munroe states that on August 10, at Charlestown, she had in her possession 2,973 […]

Guyana goes on show at Caribbean TT C/ships

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  – teams arrive ahead of today’s commencement   By Edison Jefford Guyana Senior Men’s table tennis team is backing itself to come out on top in the team’s contest of the Caribbean Table Tennis (TT) Championships, which starts today at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Homestretch Avenue at 9am with the competition. The competition […]

LaFleur’s half century leads Guyana over Jamaica

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

WICB Under-19 Tournament   Exuding renewed confidence following their authoritative second round victory over the Leeward Islands, host Guyana sent recently crowned three-day champions Jamaica crashing to their third successive defeat after surviving a tense battle to come away with a two-wicket win yesterday, at the Demerara Cricket Club ground. Winning the toss and deciding […]

Gilbert concludes 3-week ‘Summer’ clinic

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    The 3-week Football ‘Summer’ Camp organised by Coach Sampson Gilbert culminated yesterday at the Fruta Conquerors Football ground, Tucville with the presentation of certificates, medals and bag packs courtesy of Digicel. The Camp which had an average participation of over 50 youths from the immediate environs, Campbellville, Kitty and as far as Berbice […]

Local Karatekas leave for Caribbean Championships in Grenada

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Nine karatekas, under the auspices of the International Karate Daigaku and the Guyana Karate College (GKC), and two chaperones, left Guyana yesterday morning for St George’s, Grenada to participate in the Biennial Caribbean Karate Championships slated to be held in that country from August 12 -16 next. The GKC team comprises captain, Sensei Claire […]

VP Wilson in charge of GFF following Klass’ suspension

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Vice President, Franklin Wilson, has been elevated to the position of Acting President of that organisation following the enforced absence of Colin Klass by World Football Governing body, FIFA. General Secretary Noel Adonis informed Wilson and the GFF affiliates via correspondence yesterday that he was elevated to the post. […]

Regional U-19 one day Cricket Tournament

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Alleyne 63* leads Bajans to 6-wkt win as Martina hits 65 for Leewards   Barbados achieved victory in the third round of the Regional one day U-19 Cricket Tournament yesterday after Anthony Alleyne lashed a magnificent unbeaten 63, which included a four to conclude match as they replied to the Leeward Islands 166 at […]

Courts sponsors today’s golf tourney

August 13, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Local furniture giants Courts Guyana Inc. will sponsor today’s golf tournament at the Lusignan Golf Club. The Courts Guyana Inc. Tournament 2011 will attract most of the nation’s leading golfers. Officials of the Lusignan Golf Club said the course is in immaculate condition and as a result excellent scores are anticipated. Among the […]

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