Donald Ramotar is untarnished

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, As we approach the homestretch to national and regional elections, I would like to congratulate the People’s Progressive Party/Civic for electing Donald Ramotar as its Presidential Candidate to lead Guyana to achieve greater accomplishments. For the little associations that I had with Mr. Ramotar, I can say that he has an unblemished […]

An election with a difference

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, In our haste to be politically correct, to fall in step with broad notions of politics we often miss the essence of socio-political action that emanates from among the people. This is exactly the mistake that has been made by some people in the media, in the government and in high civil […]

Sorry, but boat gone ah falls

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, After 19 years of difficult marriage, imagine one spouse saying to the other – Please don’t leave me. I know I treated you badly but I intend to change. Just give me another five years of your life and see the difference. I will put more food on the table, look after […]

12 issues for ‘President’ Donald Ramotar to look into

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, PPP/C’s Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar, announced at a political rally on Sunday evening that he is ready to listen to the views and ideas of national interest from persons, groups or organizations. Indeed, he was specific enough to say that “As long as they think they have ideas I would be […]

Amerindians, Mixed Races could hold the sway

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, Mixed races and Amerindians (MR&A) do vote for the two race-based parties in Guyana- in the PPP/C and the PNCR. Guyana will not change unless MR&As, who comprise a combined roughly 30% of the population, stop voting for race-based parties. It is that simple. Unlike the staggering majority of Indians and […]

Racial marginalization is real

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, Racial marginalization is a scourge of modern society. In Guyana it is not just a perceived notion or a mirage. It is real. In Guyana, the perception of marginalization arises not from the relegation to the fringe of society of any individual (gays, political dissenters, etc) or groups (religious, political, ethnic, […]

Race is a proviso to protect citizens from discrimination

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, T. Pemberton’s letter (15/11/2011) referencing the absence of Chinese Guyanese in the political campaign profoundly brings to this nation’s attention an inconvenient truth. Running from this issue or pretending it doesn’t exit will not wish it away since race matters in multi-racial societies. It has been accepted this country has a […]

Housing grew in leaps and bounds under PPP/C

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, There can be no doubt that Guyana has come a far way since the assumption to office of the PPP/C on October 5, 1992. This record of progress is evident for all to see- improved performance of our students at national and regional examinations; proliferation of new housing schemes; better supply […]

Gunmen snatch $3.5M from Brazilians outside GUYTRAC

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

Police are trying to identify two robbers who snatched $3.5 M from two Brazilian businessmen outside the Guyana Tractor Equipment (GUYTRAC) building near Mandela Avenue and Cross Streets at around 15:00 hrs yesterday. Kaieteur News understands that the victims, who own businesses in the interior, were about to enter the GUYTRAC premises when two men […]

There is no First Lady pension – Jagdeo tells Canje

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  ….says his salary is same as AG President Bharrat Jagdeo lashed out at AFC’s Khemraj Ramjattan for criticizing and commenting on the First Lady Pension issue. He also addressed his parliamentary pension which has come under heavy criticism. At a recently held public meeting at Canje, Jagdeo told the gathering that Ramjattan had commented […]

Linden man hospitalised after cutlass attack

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Twenty-five-year-old Jermaine Mitchell was a patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Linden Hospital complex, nursing injuries he sustained during a cutlass attack in front of his 636 South Amelia’s ward home on Friday evening. By yesterday, he was discharged, still seriously wounded. According to the man whose head was swathed in bandages […]

Can the Caribbean Region fund its own response to HIV?

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  …One UWI Professor thinks so. “The region has been in a position to fund its own response,” Professor Karl Theodore tells the Plenary Session of the 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference on Sunday morning in the Bahamas. Professor Theodore, Head of the Health Economics, UWI, St Augustine Campus, believes that regional governments hold the financial […]

Sugar workers will own sugar lands – Granger promises

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

In the afterglow of its recent success on the campaign trail in Berbice and its recent massive public meeting held in New Amsterdam, Presidential candidate for A Partnership for National Unity, Brigadier David Granger, returned to East Berbice and  held a public meeting at Reliance,  East Canje. Speaking to a crowd of close to 200 […]

GPHC commissions $1.6B In-patient facility

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      Bed-sharing at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is expected to be a thing of the past with the highly commissioning of its multi-million dollar in-patient facility yesterday. With pomp and fanfare, the state of the art facility, said to be valued at $1.6 billion was commissioned. The facility comes as part […]

AFC opens Book of Condolence for Sheila Holder

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Yesterday scores turned up at the Alliance For Change head office where two Books of Condolence were opened to the public, for the late former Prime Ministerial Candidate, Mrs. Sheila Holder. Mrs. Holder passed away some time on Sunday evening in the United States after a battle with cancer. Among those who turned up […]

Law Reports from 1930 to 2007 to be released shortly- Attorney General

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  “The complete sets of Guyana Law Reports from 1930 to 2007 are soon to be released for use by all,” says Attorney General Charles Ramson Snr. He made that announcement Friday last at the launching of the revised version of the Laws of Guyana between 1977 and 2010. The event was held at the […]

Private hospital gears for another bout of kidney transplants

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  The Balwant Singh Hospital situated on East Street, Georgetown, will once again open up its doors to offer kidney transplants to the public. Surgeries are scheduled for next month. The private hospital with the direct support from renowned surgeon, Dr. Rahul Jindal of the Walter Reed Medical Centre in Washington D. C., has been […]

Ketley Primary School builds legacy through a library

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

      The world has moved into a technologically dominated era where paper in the form of news, books and letters has decreased in value. It has become rare to find a child or a teenager sitting under a tree in seclusion to read a book. Now young people worry about television, BBM and […]

Police want Dexter Pires

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  The Police last evening issued a wanted bulletin for Dexter Pires in relation to trafficking in narcotics. Twenty-nine-year-old Pires is of mixed race, medium built, and fair in complexion. His last known address was given as Lot R13-571 Conciliation Street, Tucville, Georgetown. Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Dexter Pires […]

Ban on scrap metal trade posing problems for new landfill site

November 22, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Workers at the Haags Bosch Landfill Site believe that the present ban on the scrap metal trade is putting immense pressure on the facility. This is as a result of the dumping of ferrous material among the other garbage at the site, creating havoc for persons employed as sorters. Recently, the government permitted scrap […]

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