Suicide rates increased by 60 percent worldwide in last 45-years – WHO

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under News 

- second leading cause of death in the 10-24 age group Every year, almost one million people die from suicide; a ‘global’ mortality rate of 16 per 100,000, or one death every 40 seconds, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The health organisation noted that in the last 45 years, suicide rates have increased […]

Salaries & pensions must be raised in Guyana

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I recently spent eight wonderful weeks in Guyana and talked with Policemen, Teachers and Pensioners (among others), and ALL were adamant about the same issue – they are not getting enough money to survive in present day Guyana. I don’t want to waste valuable space in this respected newspaper by way of voluminous […]

Cartoon – September 11, 2011

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Cartoons, Features / Columnists 

How NIS Berbice branch cost $69M …

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under News 

•    There was this $3M generator hut   -KNews willing to pay for a post construction audit Amidst growing questions over the overpriced cost of constructing a Berbice branch of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), official documents provided by Government have now revealed that a staggering $2.6M was estimated for a small generator hut in […]

The Cali Mari Man – Neville Calistro is a ‘Special Person’

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Pull Quote: “Maybe, it sounded interesting to her.”- Calistro on his music, after being invited by Mrs. Burnham to join the People’s Culture Corps in the 1970s By Rohan Sagar Neville Calistro, more familiarly known as ‘The Mighty Chief’, has the distinction of being the first Amerindian in Guyana and possibly in the […]

Trini slits Guyanese wife’s throat, hangs self

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Trinidad – A Guyanese mother of four, Sohanie Ramsundar, was found dead in her bedroom on Friday, with her throat slit, according to Trinidad newspapers. Hours later, the body of her husband, Arjoon Balkaran, also a Guyanese, was found floating in a nearby river. Police suspect he hanged himself from a tree on the river […]

Dem boys seh…Dem still thiefing

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  People got to be careful wha dem wearing. If dem wearing a li’l gold chain then dem ain’t poor. De Big Man lay down that rule. That is why people does cock he. People who got nuff land does guh to he wid soap in dem eye to mek it look like if they […]

Boxers selected for Ronald Williams Memorial Games in BAR

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Committee members of Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) recently met at GABA President’s Office, Main Street to select a team to represent Guyana at the Ronald Williams Memorial Games. Kaieteur Sport was informed that this will be the first time Guyana will be competing at the Ronald Williams Memorial Games which is slated […]

10km Road Race route

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  The route for what is anticipated as one of the biggest 10km Road Races of the year, the Courts 10km Road Race, has been identified and since it is new, it will provide its own challenges for a host of seasoned athletes expected to compete in the event. The race will start in front […]

Ronaldo Rodrigues records PB at Commonwealth Youth Games Swimming

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Ronaldo Rodrigues clocked a Personal Best in Boys 200m Breaststroke to move to 6th position with 2:38.68; in the process setting a new National Record in the Boys 15-17 age-group. The result on the second day of the Commonwealth Youth Games swimming competition qualifies him for the final. In the Girls 50m Breaststroke – […]

Fast Bowling Coaches Workshop a step forward – Gibson

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    – significant interest from coaches validates the importance Bridgetown, Barbados – West Indies Head Coach Ottis Gibson says the ongoing WICB two-day Fast Bowling Coaches Workshop has come at an ideal time and is step in the right direction. He also outlined that initiatives such as this will go a long way in […]

46 Masjids nationwide to battle for over $600,000

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Hajjin Zeleena Rafeek Memorial Inter Jamaat T10 KO softball cricket The inaugural Hajjin Zeleena Rafeek Memorial countrywide Inter Jamaat Ten10 knock-out softball cricket competition sponsored by RAF’s Variety Store and organised by the Muslim Youth Organization (MYO) of Guyana is set to get underway today (September 11) at various grounds around the country. […]

Changes made to Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sports Facilities race meet

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sports Facilities (RCMTC&SF) has made some adjustments to its grand one day horserace programme which is slated for Sunday 25 September at the club’s facility at Alness Corentyne Berbice. The event is dubbed a keep fit sprint event with none of the races being more that […]

Bahadur, Sewdat, Fernandes hit half centuries in latest action

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    NBS 40-over cricket in North E’bo Half centuries by Nimron Bahadur, Kennard Sewdat and Romel Fernandes highlighted the latest action of the New Building Society 40-over cricket competition which commenced recently in North Essequibo. On Sunday at Lima, the host overcame Walton Hall by 27 runs.  Lima took first turn at the crease […]

Rajkaran is champion rider for Biker Boyz Grass track Meet

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

      Andy Rajkaran proved himself laudable ahead of Vikash Ramkumar as Biker Boyz champion rider last Sunday’s at their Grass Track Meet at Non Pariel Ground, East Coast Demerara. Rajkaran won two pro races, while Vikash Ramkumar and Peter Tulshi, who shined in the last Grass Track meet, won one pro each. Ramkumar […]

A number of horses entered for Bush Lot United horserace meet today

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  A number of horses have entered for the Grand one-day Horserace meet set for today at the Bush Lot United Turf Club which will see a return to horseracing after a long layoff of over a decade at the venue. Seven races are planned for the day with the ‘I’ class event being the […]

FIFA/GFF member association elite coaching course starts tomorrow

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) in conjunction with FIFA will be hosting a Member Association Elite Coaching Course at the Carifesta Sports Complex, commencing from tomorrow September 12 to Friday September 16. The course will be conducted by FIFA Instructor, Mr. Alvin Corneal. It is anticipated that approximately twenty-five (25) selected coaches from […]

DCC battle DCC in today’s final at Bourda

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    GCA’s Queensway 50-overs cricket By Sean Devers Playing in his first match for DCC since his last Test match against South Africa in June last year, 34-year-old Travis Dowlin showed the value of experience and  a level-head with a responsible unbeaten 74 to lead hosts DCC to a three-wicket win against Malteenoes Sports […]

Adams, Lall hit half centuries in opening round

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Busta 1st Division 50-over cricket festival in E’bo Wakenaam, Leguan, Bartica and Central Essequibo recorded victories as the Busta first division 50-over cricket festival commenced on Thursday in Essequibo with 4 matches. At the Wakenaam Community Centre ground the host made light work of North Essequibo, winning by 6 wickets. The visitors batted first […]

“September 11, 2001 – Was it real or was it a film?”

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Ever so often we all must digress from the norm of sports to mention other things.  When there was the last big earthquake in Haiti, I did similarly to what will transpire in this column.  Hang with me, please! People of a certain age always say; “Everyone remembers where they were when John F. […]

‘Machito’ Camacho anticipates competitive match, predicts early win against ‘Sixhead’

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    It may be a bit early for predictions and assessments but world renowned junior middleweight fighter, Puerto Rican, Hector ‘Machito’ Camacho is adamant that he would prevail when he squares off with former World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis on a card promoted by Head of Briso Promotions, Seon Bristol […]

What is clearly at work here is that irrational fear of intellectualism

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, I couldn’t help but notice the Minister of Culture, Dr. Frank Anthony, taking the time to respond with no small amount of opprobrium – and via Stabroek News’ letter columns – to what he considered a journalistic breach of ethics by Stabroek News sports reporter, Marlon Munroe.  In relation to Mr. Munroe’s […]

PNC Kool-Aid drinkers have no moral grounds on which to criticize the PPP/C

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, “Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are” is an old saying which means: You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep. Mark Archer, Robert Corbin and David Granger are no exception. Their long association with the People’s National Congress -PNC Party, and especially […]

Internet radio is likely to replace traditional radio stations

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Guyana should sell off its two State- owned radio stations and enable more radio stations in Guyana. This will help in job creation in the radio market as well as to broaden Democracy in Guyana as more people’s views would be catered for. Radio is an old technology but important medium, as many […]

A look back at the Caribbean Airlines crash

September 11, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, The Caribbean Airlines crash in Guyana is now history and from all indications this headline news seems to have gone strangely cold. Not so fast, I would say, because so many questions still remain unanswered since that fateful day so let’s recount that incident one more time. From eyewitnesses at the scene, […]

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