Guyana to test for mercury contamination in humans by first quarter of 2012

December 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  By the first quarter of 2012 the National Public Health Reference Laboratory, Georgetown, is expected to begin testing for mercury contamination in humans. As such, miners and individuals residing within mining districts could get tested for mercury poisoning. Director of the National Public Health Reference Laboratory, Dr. Colin Roach made that proclamation during an […]

Manickchand channels unbridled ambition towards improvement of education sector

December 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  With an instant reflection on the goals that were set by the Government for the Ministry of Education, former Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Priya Manickchand, assumed the role of Minister of Education earlier this month effectively replacing Shaik Baksh as the head of the Ministry. Her vibrant strides have already started […]

GWI disconnects over 12,000 in December

December 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

As part of their year-end campaign, Guyana Water Inc (GWI) has disconnected over 200 residents daily in region four for overdue water payments. Collectively12, 000 citizens were disconnected this month for failing to pay their water bills. GWI’s disconnection teams have been mobilised in several key areas which the company has identified as having the […]

Albouystown residents clash with cops making arrests

December 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Residents of Hill Street, Albouystown and police ranks clashed yesterday after the lawmen went to a yard to arrest some robbery suspects. Some of the residents claimed that the police used excessive force in executing their duties while assaulting two female occupants of Lot 26, Hill Street Albouystown. One of the women who […]

Security guard finally gets chance to build dream home

December 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

-“All thanks to Courts” he says. A man who spent most of his life maintaining his six children and “scraping” his last dollar to pay his monthly installment at Courts, yesterday walked away with $2.2M. Allistair Fraser’s luck changed when he entered the Courts Vault competition by purchasing a bunk bed and a gas stove […]

Plaisance’s oldest resident passes away at 105

December 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  Plaisance’s eldest resident, Doris Glasgow Morrison has passed away. Morrison who celebrated her 105th birthday on October 1, 2011 made her earthly departure on December 23, 2011. The East Coast Demerara citizen died in her sleep at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. She was laid to rest yesterday. The funeral service was held at […]

Elma Adams turns 102

December 31, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    Elma Adams gracefully celebrated her 102 birthday yesterday with friends and family at the Medical Arts Institute. There was an assortment of balloons, food, drinks and cake to set the celebration in motion. Everyone present flocked Adams for pictures. Adams was born in Georgetown in 1909 and moved to Bartica when she married […]

QC student, 13, drowns after saving niece

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

    A family outing turned deadly last evening for a Good Hope, East Coast Demerara family when one of the youngest members died after saving his six year-old niece. Thirteen year-old Anand Ramdeo, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital sometime after 19:30 hours yesterday. The teen’s body was pulled from […]

Gold declarations reach record 350,000 ounces

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under News 

  -government considers security checkpoints to stem hinterland crimes   A record-breaking 350,000 ounces of gold has been declared for the year so far- almost 50,000 ounces more than the 2010 figure. And according to the government, yesterday, there may be a rush to sell before the end of the year tomorrow. It will be […]

Generation Next

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial 

  In the last decade, there is no question that the number of Guyanese joining the middle class has increased with tremendous rapidity. This was brought out quite dramatically during the just completed Christmas shopping frenzy. The number of stores that now stock quite upscale clothes, electronics, furniture, and all the other signifiers of middle-classdom, […]

Burnham left a legacy; Jagdeo has none

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

The November 30 editorial of this newspaper advised the Ramotar presidency to avoid ongoing connection with Mr. Jagdeo. The election results showed that Mr. Jagdeo was rejected at the polls. The PPP can twist and turn all the facts it wants, it didn’t get a parliamentary majority because of Mr. Jagdeo. If Bharrat Jagdeo had […]


December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

  The best person for the job. This is what is called meritocracy and this is what should be promoted as far as is possible within public administration. The fact that someone has been acting in a position does not mean that person should have the first call on the job even though it is […]

Dem boys seh…People now know how Bar Rat cheap

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

    When is Christmas people does talk how too much food deh round and dem can’t eat. But dem same people does guh to dem friend house and eat like if dem never see food. Dem boys seh that dem is de people who does cause dem friends to call pun de government fuh […]

K&S Football Extravaganza…Delightful encounters on the cards in semi finals tonight

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin His special touch and shrewd training techniques have been largely responsible for the advancement of Guyana’s football team, the ‘Golden Jaguars’, into the third round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Brazil 2014. On Thursday evening last, Head Coach of the local squad and Coach of T&T Pro League side Caledonia AIA, […]

GFA / Banks Beer Knockout Cup…Riveting action anticipated today; All the teams confident of victory

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch With $3million as the first prize and an impressive trophy at stake, the four teams that have made it to the semi-finals to be played today at the GFC ground will all be aiming to produce riveting performances in their quest to earn the right to contest the final on New Year’s […]

Chess in Rural areas critical to game’s expansion and progress

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

“The decentralizing of chess by the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) and taking it to the rural areas has attracted sponsorship in a tangible way,” observed John London, Berbice Branch Coordinator of Neal & Massy Security Solutions (NMSS). The security firm of the Neal & Massy group recently sponsored a Berbice one-day rapid chess tournament at […]

Cavalier Sports and Tour Club acknowledge affiliates’ contribution

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

  Journalists among awardees Kaieteur News Sports journalist, Michael Benjamin and Jermaine Carter of the National Communications Network (NCN) will receive special awards when the Cavalier Sports and Tour Club (CS&TC) hosts an award ceremony to recognise the work of affiliates and friends towards the development of race walking over the fiscal year. Several race […]

Guyana Struggled both on and of the field in 2011

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Bishoo success & Chanderpaul’s record Test appearance were positives   By Sean Devers   Guyana failed to win any Regional Cricket tournament this year while politics, internal fighting among local cricket Administrators, allegations of corruption and mismanagement of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) in addition to a six-month overdue and controversial GCB elections […]

Letters to the Sports Editor…Nothing unusual with GDF withdrawal

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Dear Sir, I hasten to respond to an article in your publication 20-12-11 pertaining to the withdrawal of the GDF Football Club, from the GFA/Banks DIH Knockout Tournament, and their subsequent suspension by the Georgetown Football Association from all Football related activities under the auspices of the parent body (GFA). However, before I […]

ECCB commends Dr. Anthony for the installation of IMC to professionalize the administration of cricket

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Sports 

    Dear Sir, The East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) is convinced that the entire Guyana, all the territories of the Caribbean and the University of the West Indies are aware that the so called Guyana Cricket Board is a national disgrace. It is significant to observe that while the West Indies Cricket Board is […]

Encouraging good behaviour in public

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, The talk around town, post-election, is about things that are ‘new’.  New President, National Assembly, Speaker, politics, parliamentarians, faces, GECOM, ships, deals, contracts and the list goes on and on.  Oh! I almost forgot, a new Commissioner of Police or not quite yet. It is great to have things that are […]

Some thoughts on African independence

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I cannot allow “The Year Of People of African Descent” to come to a close without making the following two points of historical significance to all Guyanese. The first is to state that the freedoms that all Guyanese enjoy stem from the date of the emancipation of African slaves on the […]

Correcting a clear error

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Sir, With reference to the EAB in your story “No Charges Against man in Camptown Ballot Box Incident”, carried on pg. 15. Thursday, December 29, 2011, we wish to draw to your attention that your report on the EAB is erroneous. On November 28, 2011 outside of the Camptown Polling Station in […]

Objecting to cheap publicity

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I refer to the article captioned “Hey Khurshid, you didn’t acknowledge me” in the Kaieteur News dated 28th December 2011, written by a well known columnist. This columnist for some reason or the other feels that the world revolves around him and as such the introduction of any new initiative, which […]

Gaumattie Singh all over again

December 30, 2011 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, Once again I am struck by awe and numbness of the AFC leadership. Looking at the Evening News on Tuesday December 13, 2011 and the statement made by Raphael Trotman, I am not surprised if the AFC failed to recognize the hard work of a vibrant woman as Valerie Lowe. We […]

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