Bajans hammer Guyana by 8 wickets at Blairmount

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Regional U-19 one-day cricket (4th round) Barbados hammered host Guyana by eight wickets at the Blairmont ground in West Berbice yesterday to maintain their unbeaten record in this year’s regional one-day cricket competition heading into tomorrow’s final round. In sunny conditions the Guyanese disappointed a fair size crowd with a woeful batting performance on […]

Berbice cricket board holds Ordinary General Meeting today

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Berbice Cricket Board will today hold their Ordinary General meeting beginning at the Boards Office at Charlotte Street New Amsterdam, From 10:00hrs. The meeting is expected to be a stormy one since hot on the agenda is the issue concerning the participation of the First Vice President of the Board David Black and […]

Massive infrastructural investments being made for $20M Guyana Cup horserace meet

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Biggest purses, most horses entered, larger starting gates to accommodate 16 horses By Samuel Whyte The organizers of the Fifth Annual Guyana Cup 2011 $20M horserace meet, which is slated for next Sunday August 21 at the Port Mourant Turf Club, are leaving nothing to chance as they continue to plow millions of […]

Kennard Memorial comes alive today with Post Emancipation race meet

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Close to $5M on offer It will be nonstop action today when the Kennard Memorial Turf club stages their Grand Post Emancipation horserace meet today at their racetrack at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice. Nine races are slated for the day’s programme and over 60 of the country’s top racehorses will be competing for […]

Hajjin Zeleena Rafeek Memorial/MYO Inter Jamaat T10 softball cricket

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  To bowl off on September 4 nationwide; $600,000 at stake The inaugural Muslim Youth Organization of Guyana in association with Raf’s Variety Store will host the first Annual Hajjin Zeleena Rafeek Memorial nationwide Inter Jamaat Ten10 knock-out softball cricket Tournament. The tournament is schedule to get under way on September 4, 2011 Insha Allah, […]

Hikers Junior Hockey ‘Summer’ Programme starts tomorrow

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Hikers Hockey Club’s annual Junior Hockey ‘Summer’ programme is scheduled to commence tomorrow, Monday August 15 at the St. Stanislaus College Forum. The programme will cater for children from the ages of 6 to 16 years old, and will be conducted daily at the school’s forum from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. England based, national […]

53rd Senior C/bean TT C/ships commences

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  President of the Guyana Table Tennis Association Police Commissioner Henry Greene in opening the 53rd Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday reminded all those present that the association’s work is nowhere near completion and it would continue to pursue the path of development of the sport  across the […]

Dyna’s Bravados, Fire Links into Super Sixteen

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Kares Engineering / Bushy Park Sawmills 10/10 Tapeball Cricket Competition Dyna’s Bravados and Fire Links advanced to the Super Sixteen stage of the Kares Engineering / Bushy Park Sawmills 10/10 Tapeball Cricket Competition after defeating their respective opponents as play in the East Bank Zone ended yesterday, at the Diamond Community Centre ground. […]

“West Indians playing in English County Cricket are so few!”

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  The news that young Darren Michael Bravo has been granted a short playing contract at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club is very pleasant indeed.  In the recent past, very few West Indians have featured in the English & Wales Cricket Board competitions.  Obviously this guy is quite talented! John Fitzgerald Kennedy, assassinated in 1963, is […]

‘Jumbie’ Wiltshire Domino Tournament on today in B/ce

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Niee’s residence at Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, will come alive today when Jumbie, in association with TNT hold a Domino Competition. According to a release from the Organisers, the winning team will pocket $100,000, while second and third places will receive $50,000 and $30,000 respectively. Twelve (12) teams have entered so far, but many […]

Mark Sutton Memorial Football set for Melanie today

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Today from 8.00am on the Melanie Playfield, the Mark Sutton Foundation will stage the 2nd Anniversary of the Mark Sutton Memorial Knockout Football competition for under-13 and senior teams not affiliated to the East Coast Demerara Football Association. These competitions are sponsored by the Mark Sutton family, businessmen Kerwin London and Michael West. The […]

Civil Society and Change

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

  As the developed world implodes financially once again, our general ennui will certainly be exacerbated. Much of the tedium, or even dissatisfaction, centres on the social world in which we find ourselves. Our political, social, economic and cultural structures appear no longer capable of delivering the goods. This will be the grist for the […]

7 Difficult Personality Types And How To Deal With Them

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Food For Thought 

    Have you ever felt the pulse pounding, face-flushing, word-sputtering frustration of being face to face with an aggressor, an egotist, a sneak, a victim, a negator, a superagreeable, or an unresponsive? No matter how challenging. belligerent or negative the difficult person’s behavior, DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY. By identifying the difficult personalities listed below, […]

Sunday August 14, 2011

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Cartoons, Features / Columnists 

The Baccoo Speaks

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, The Baccoo Speaks 

    The arrest of a wanted man would lead to the arrest of two others, all on the eastern corridor. These were people who plotted and robbed even returning Guyanese. The police are going to work hard to establish the link, but there would be a problem with the identification.  But there are going […]

England’s Riots: A line has been crossed

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ronald Sanders 

  By Sir Ronald Sanders The riots in London, which spread to other cities in England in a copycat pattern, were unlike any that had been seen before, and when normalcy is restored, the British authorities will have to examine its origins very carefully. I use the word “origins” rather than “causes” because these riots […]

Suriname Break

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ravi Dev 

It was supposed to be a quick getaway to Suriname with the wife and children and to be back in Guyana before the 17th when the CSEC results – which were of some interest to my daughter – were supposedly going to be announced. It didn’t quite work out that way, but then Robert Burns […]


August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Surely, the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown does not expect that it will be continuously bailed out by the government every time it finds itself unable to pay for garbage collection. Such occurrences are becoming increasingly frequent. The government always ends up having to bail out the municipality by first paying its rates and […]

The enhanced communication era – for good or bad

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column 

I have had a chance to review many things during this my vacation, and I can say that perhaps the people of Guyana expect too much. In the first place, we do not have the skills to deliver the things we need, and we surely do not have the systems to expedite the process. Although […]

Blood of the innocents

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Murder and Mystery 

  – sacrificial murder for wealth, health and a US visa   By Michael Jordan Who would strangle a two-year-old girl after having a dream about ‘Dutch gold’ buried in their backyard? Or stab a nine-year-old boy to death and dump his corpse in a latrine? And who would squeeze the life out of a […]

Ally, Misir and all that misery

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

  It is not only that Guyana has to endure the misery of life under the PPP, but the misery in the asininity of some of its leaders. I have been in the newspaper business a long time and still I would not understand how the Stabroek News (SN) operates. The SN took a statement […]

Interesting Creatures… The Jaguar

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Interesting Creatures in Guyana 

    The jaguar is a big cat, a feline in the Panthera genus, and is the only Panthera species found in the Americas. The jaguar is the third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The jaguar’s present range extends from Southern US and Mexico across much […]

Bringing sanity to our roads

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under AFC Column, Features / Columnists 

  By Gerhard Ramsaroop The AFC welcomes the introduction of traffic wardens by the Government to help curb the chaos on our roads.  However, given how far the situation has been allowed to deteriorate today, this measure will not prove adequate.  Not by a far stretch.  This is especially so, because the proposed salary for […]

Clearly “silly season” has arrived

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, This week there was much to talk about, and clearly “silly season” has arrived. First, from no less than the Office of the President we were told that “victim friendly” police stations are coming. Also from the same office, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon informed the nation that the 29 tons of […]

Bisram has no evidence to produce because none exists

August 14, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, Time and again Mr. Vishnu Bisram has used the print media in Guyana to peddle misinformation to the public. Bisram writes as though he is an expert on the laws of Guyana. To my knowledge, Bisram is not a lawyer yet he gives the impression that he knows the laws of Guyana […]

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