Ailing 3 year-old benefits from benevolence of RHTY&SC & friends

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    $100,000 handed over towards overseas operation    Three-year-old Jada Gravesande of Mahaica, East Coast, Demerara, who is fighting for her life in a Trinidad hospital on Tuesday last received $100,000 compliments of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club and friends. President of the Club, Keith Foster handed over the cheque to […]

Hearts of Oak Masters win Masters football competition in Berbice

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Host Hearts of Oak Masters football club of New Amsterdam came out victors in the second annual Hearts of Oak Master football competition which was played last weekend at the Scott Church Ground, Princess Elizabeth Road, New Amsterdam. Four teams participated in the competition; Hearts of Oak Masters and Scott School All Star out […]

Cummings captures Citizens Bank Players Cup Golf title

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Andre Cummings celebrated Diwali in grand style when he secured victory in the second annual Citizens Bank Players Cup golf tournament which attracted both local and foreign competitors Wednesday at Lusignan golf course. Cummings who returned to competition a few weeks ago looked in good nick on a challenging day on the course.  […]

Three Berbice Boxers honoured for successes at NIBC by RHTY&SC

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, Guyana’s leading Youth & Sports Club, as part of its continued efforts to promote sports as an alternative to a life on the road on Tuesday last honoured three boxers of the Rose Hall Town Jammers Boxing Club (two females and one male) for their […]

“Chris Gayle – Consequences, Apologies & Numbers – That ‘can-do’ attitude!”

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    By Colin E. H. Croft Chris Gayle has nothing to apologize for as regards West Indies cricket.  He simply makes a living, representing well.  If criticizing and comparing employers, supervisors or managers were crimes, we would be self-incarcerated, forever.  No-one would be out here.  All, without exception, have done that! One of the […]

Letter to the Sports Editor …The GFF Presidency

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Dear Editor, The Guyana Football Federation has been embroiled in some amount of controversy and not too nice things, such as injunctions, suspension, etc, etc. It is my humble opinion that in such crisis it should have been prudent for the so called General Council to meet so that they could have fixed the […]

We are sorry

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Eid is not today.

Enough Running

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Food For Thought 

Is there something difficult in your life that you tend not to talk about?? Is there something, buried deep inside of you, that you never want to dig it out and you let it lay there and fester and grow inside of you like a bad disease? There are so many people who run from […]

Jagdeo’s pension is not $3 million per month – OP says

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Mr Khemraj Ramjattan of the Alliance For Change recently contributed to the misinformation being peddled in the media about President Bharrat Jagdeo’s pension, stated Office of the President last nite. A statement out of Office of the President said that in fact, the President would receive “about one-third of that amount and is comparable […]

APNU dismisses PPPC manifesto as regurgitation

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  David Granger, the Presidential Candidate for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) says that the manifesto which represents a contract with the people of Guyana as presented by the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) is nothing new and is merely a duplicate of previous ones. The party launched its manifesto a week ago and […]

HPV vaccines arrive in Guyana

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      Within a matter of two weeks 20,000 doses of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) will be administered to girls as young as 11-years-old, as part of the Ministry of Health’s attempt to protect them against cervical cancer. On Friday, Minister of Health, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said that “I am in the position […]

Funding made available for religious channel

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  – operations could start within weeks The establishment of an Inter-Religious Television (IRTV) channel dedicated to the broadcasting of religious programmes on a 24-hour basis is within reach with funding made available. On Friday, President Bharrat Jagdeo met members of the Inter Religious Organisation (IRO) at the Office of the President, where he made […]

Woman and baby struck down by out-of-control truck

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    A woman and her six week-old baby miraculously escaped death when they were struck down by an out-of-control truck around midday yesterday on the Annandale Market Road, East Coast Demerara. The woman, Lilowattie Ramohan, ended up under the truck with her right hand almost  under the front wheel while her baby boy Vinod […]

Sophia records another centenarian

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    After a century of living, the reserved Gladstone Augustus Mack considers his life to be simple and quiet. Such a life is similar to the man himself. Today he reached the envied milestone. On the occasion he stated that there is little he regrets in the span of his life. Mack hails from […]

Chain snatcher nabbed

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

 

Maydha Persaud M.S.—a most dedicated teacher

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

If one should describe Maydha Persaud, a/k Sir Maydha, not too many words would best fit a perfect description than simplicity. Indeed simplicity, and humility have been the key words that aided in fashioning his character into, undoubtedly, a committed and stellar educationist, a teacher who taught at the Secondary level for some 37 years. […]

Civility in the Elections

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

  Over the years, we have had occasion to remind our fellow Guyanese as to the import of civility – especially in a society with the fissures and cleavages such as ours. As we careen towards the end of this election period, tempers are already becoming frayed and intemperate words are being hurled. We must […]

Halloween

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

     By Leon Suseran More and more sections of the Guyanese society are embracing the festival of Halloween which is celebrated on October 31 every year in Europe and North America. Through the advent of television more and more of the American culture has invaded Guyana. Halloween is one of them. The great Protestant […]

Sunday Cartoon – October 30, 2011

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under Cartoons, Features / Columnists 

Nagamootoo returns to Whim today

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  …former PPP member plagues the party In the incumbent People’s Progressive Party (PPP) they are lining up to castigate “The Naga” and they would have good reason to. This is the view of some members of his new political party. Moses Nagamootoo was a force to be reckoned with in the party, maintaining solid […]

US coke swallower nabbed at CJIA

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  A 28 year-old woman from the United States is currently under guard at a city hospital after she was nabbed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, early Friday morning. According to reports the woman was about to board a flight at around 05:40 hours on Friday when she reportedly confessed to ranks of […]

Mangrove Committee hosts Farmers’ market today

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Members of the Mangrove Reserve Women’s Agriculture Producers (MRWAP) group based at Cove and John East Coast Demerara, will host the first ever Farmers’ Market under the trees, today. The venue is the grounds of the Mangrove Visitor Centre, Cove and John, East Coast Demerara. The event is part of the alternative livelihood component […]

Young Lindener targets the young for academic development

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  In an era when too many youths are preoccupied with the Gaza and Gully culture, there are thankfully still quite a few for whom attaining a good education and making good career choices are their major preoccupations. At the age of twenty-four, Deon Anderson has already graduated from the Universidad De Camaguey in Cuba […]

Essequibo Police investigate maternal death

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Detectives are in the process of obtaining statements from doctors and nurses, who were in charge of a patient, who died at the Suddie Public Hospital a few days after she had given birth to her baby. Reports are that the baby died four days after it was born to 34-year-old mother, Carol […]

Robbery under arms accused gets $100,000 bail

October 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    – police allegedly places false charge There was a controversial courtroom scene when an alleged robbery under arms detainee appeared to answer the charge against him. Vincent Hinds, 20, was on Friday taken to the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plead to the indictable charge before Magistrate Sueanna Lovell. He […]

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