What if? A picture painted from the MI5 files

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, Reading the MI5 files released on Guyana, I decided to explore what Guyana would have looked like if the PPP won the election outright in 1964. Guyana got PNC dictatorship and economic destruction after the 1964 election. A PPP win in 1964 would not have been any better. The US would […]

A 100 percent increase in salary for all qualified teachers

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I am happy to see that the AFC is focused on raising people’s salaries in tandem with reducing taxes (the VAT). This is very good news for Guyanese and they should take the AFC’s word that they will do what they say. It is feasible and possible! I felt really bad when I […]

The Guyana Revenue Authority has a zero tolerance position on fraud

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is once again expressing its dissatisfaction with the ‘print and apologize’ methodology employed by the Kaieteur News. Reference is hereby made to the letter which appeared in the Sunday, August 28, 2011  edition of the Kaieteur News, captioned ‘Customs Officers are a football that can be kicked […]

Hurricane Irene effects still being felt

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

- Irate CAL passengers stranded at CJIA A large group of furious passengers were yesterday made to wait at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in great discomfort after a number of flights were cancelled following the effects of Hurricane Irene in the United States. The passengers became irate with the repeated announcement which indicated […]

Migration and Population

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

The WikiLeaks revelation that the US had issued 73,000 immigrant visas to Guyanese between 1992 and 2004 should not have raised too many eyebrows. Every Guyanese family (at least on the coast) has at least one relative that has migrated during that time – and more importantly, have more than that with their “papers” filed. […]

Bandits threaten to kill employees during woodworking shop hold-up

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Employees at a Kersaint Park, La Bonne Intention, East Coast Demerara woodworking establishment are trying to put behind them the experience of 45 minutes of terror at the hands of four gun-toting bandits. The employees were held at gunpoint, beaten and robbed of their personal belongings, when the armed quartet invaded the Shivrattan Moulding […]

Condoms attract sizeable bids at Tender Board

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Three bids were opened for the supply and delivery of male and female condoms under the Health Ministry’s Materials Management Unit (MMU), yesterday at National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB). The bids which were all submitted with CDs are: Bidder Amount Health International Inc. US$433, 650 New GPC Inc. US$296, 205 International Pharmaceutical Agency […]

Guyanese businessman among top 25 most influential Indians in North America

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Guyana-born Ashook Ramsaran was among nine persons of Indian-origin honoured at a very high profile awards event held on August 14 at the Sutton Hotel in Toronto. Ramsaran was recognized for his many significant and notable achievements as an active and versatile civic leader both in the local New York community as well […]

Wakenaam shopkeeper found dead in bed

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  – foul play ruled out Mary Narine, a 61-year-old widow and shopkeeper who lived alone at Maria’s Pleasure, Wakenaam, was discovered dead in her home early yesterday morning by neighbours. According to one of the dead woman’s female neighbours, the two of them would get up about five-thirty every morning and attend to chickens. […]

Lindeners receive much-needed wheelchairs

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Two Lindeners, who have been immobilized their entire lives due to health complications, yesterday received a new lease on life after they were each presented with wheelchairs, compliments of Friends Committed to Caring of North America in collaboration with David Seeram of Chateau Margot, Dr Joseph Haynes and his wife Esther, proprietors of the […]

Wanton wastage of water in Craig resulting in residents’ suffering – GWI

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has issued disconnection warnings to customers of Craig, East Bank Demerara, who were found engaging in wanton wastage which the company says significantly hampers the delivery of normal service to the community. According to GWI’s Divisional Operations Manager, East Bank Demerara, Christine Thompson, “we responded to several complaints about low […]

St. Sidwell’s Primary celebrates 100th anniversary

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  As the Saint Sidwell’s Primary School marks its 100th anniversary on Saturday (September 3), the institution’s staff has planned a week of activities, to commemorate this historical feat. Headmistress of the school, Donna Morgan, told Kaieteur News that there will be a church service at Saint Sidwell’s Anglican Church on Sunday (September 4) to […]

Nat’l Accreditation Council hosts important three-day workshop

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  The National Accreditation Council (NAC) is currently hosting a three-day peer review workshop with support from the Caricom Secretariat. The occasion was convened at the Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, on Monday last. The workshop which focuses on the training of local assessors to competently evaluate higher level education programmes is the third of its kind […]

Murder accused vows to commit suicide

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  High drama was the order of the day in Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton’s courtroom yesterday, during the Preliminary Inquiry into the 2009 murder of Hector Marshall. The accused, Shawn Smith, who has been charged with the capital offence since 2009, walked out of the courtroom, whilst a witness was giving testimony, and subsequently vowed to […]

HOLDING THE SECURITY SERVICES ACCOUNTABLE

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

  The judiciary is independent of the executive. The police force and the military are not. The hierarchy of the police force enjoys operational independence. That is when it comes to the day- to-day administration of the organization; it ought to be free of political directions. Thus issues such as transfers or the planning of […]

Feud escalates among Friendship farmers

August 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  – crops destroyed, death threats allegedly made     An ongoing feud between farmers at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, escalated this week with one man accusing some members of the New Friendship Farmers Coop Society of destroying his crops in an effort to force him off his land. The matter reached the police on […]

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