Tramautised five- year- old rape victim receives love and gifts

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Members of the New Jersey Arya Samaj Humanitarian Mission (NJASHM) on Saturday visited the five- year- old rape victim in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the New Amsterdam Hospital. The child was molested on Friday after she was abducted out of her bed, wrapped in a sheet and taken into the bushes on […]

Thieves target cell phones in Essequibo heist

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Thieves on Wednesday night last daunted the spirits of two hard working entrepreneurs, after they broke into the business of Khrishna Lall and Germaine Edwards. Both Edwards and Lall have been operating a cell phone centre at Anna Regina for a little over three months. Edwards said that the day before the incident, he […]

Jailed convict charged with gun robbery

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Tommy Benn, 23, of Swamp Street, Swamp Section, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, had told the court that he is a carpenter. He was already serving a sentence for another crime when he appeared magistrate Fabio Azore on Thursday. He was remanded to jail by the Whim Magistrate on a charge of Robbery under Arms. He […]

PEOPLE THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE IN 2011…Christopher Ram, the man who took on the administration and won

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    The name Christopher Ram has arguably evolved into a household name for many in Guyana. There can be no doubt that the name has featured in many of the high profile happenings in Guyana throughout 2011. While the person himself can be deemed controversial, the controversy that surrounded him from January to December […]

Mc Doom businesswoman’s murder…Suspects released

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  The two persons who were arrested in connection with the Christmas Eve day murder at Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara, have been released from police custody as investigators seem to have met a dead end. The men were arrested to assist with investigation into the murder of businesswoman Karen Reid Patterson. A source close […]

Triple champion, Clive Atwell receives support for continuation of career

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Following his 3rd round knockout of Barbados based Guyanese, Revlon Lake, relieving him of the local lightweight title; Clive ‘The Punisher’ Atwell has earned the distinction of being the first Guyanese to hold titles in three divisions. Indeed, the youngster is the local featherweight, lightweight and the World Boxing Council Caribbean Boxing Federation (WBC […]

Teen’s death at abortion clinic…Cops take statement from victim’s family

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Police yesterday took a statement from relatives of 18-year-old Karen Devi Bahdal, who died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, after undergoing an abortion at a private clinic. A female relative of the teen told Kaieteur News that they informed police at the Beterverwagting Police Station about Bahdal’s death and that a rank subsequently took […]

Mistress, sister fined after double-teaming wife

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Two sisters, who pleaded not guilty to a charge of unlawfully inflecting grievous bodily harm in late September 2011, were on Friday fined $35,000 each by Magistrate Fazil Azeez after they were both found guilty of attacking Lolita Rogers, the wife of a man one of the sisters was seeing. Socota Fortune and her […]

Merai ends controversial police career on a high

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Yesterday marked the last day that the controversial Assistant Commissioner Steve Merai was officially a member of the Guyana Police Force. Merai who had reached the age of retirement some time in mid last year, was asked to remain in charge of the Force’s Berbice Division to oversee operations there before, during and after […]


January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Doomsday and 2012

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    -is the world really going to end? By Rehana Ashley Ahamad It is the first day of the year; the year when the world is supposed to come to an end. Is it true? Is the world truly going to end on December 31, 2012? Many believe it will; many believe it won’t. […]

Hope in a New Year

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Editorial 

    It’s a wonderful tradition, this commemoration of a “new year”. Apart from acknowledging the passage of time, it makes us believe that whatever may have gone wrong in the past year, whatever may have been our unfulfilled aspirations, we have the opportunity to start all over again to make things right. It is […]

The IMC is illegal. It should not be accepted

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, Writer’s note: I was typing this correspondence when I got a call that stated that the WI Cricket Board has rejected the IMC and the ICC will be issuing a statement. Below, my original analysis follows. The response you get from diplomats from the ABC countries when you ask them about […]

Youths, you are on the right track; Guyana needs you more than ever

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I was a victim of the police shooting on Tuesday, December 6th in Hadfield Street. Like other peaceful citizens who were shot that day, I was hit several times resulting in six wounds, the most serious being at the back of my head. I had deliberately refrained from writing on this […]

12 armed ranks guard Jagdeo round the clock

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Over a year after he demitted office Former President Bharrat Jagdeo continues to live like he’s still the head of state, especially when it comes to his security detail. No wonder opposition politicians are clamouring for a review of his benefits, which they claim are placing a heavy burden on the taxpayers of the […]

Dem boys seh…Donald got to shine in de New Year

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Bar Rat was, is, and will always be a scamp in dem boys book and in nuff, nuff people eyes. De fuss thing that mek dem boys know fuh sure was when he surround heself wid scamps like heself. He meet Bob Bee, Brazzy, and de rest of de kavakamites. When all of dem […]

The EPA reeks of incompetence where noise nuisance is concerned

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, The further decadence to which our society is sinking was indeed evident through the ruckus and noise caused by several music sets along Main Street, New Amsterdam on Christmas Eve night. Churches which had Masses in session were heavily affected by this insensitive display of arrogance. It was worse than previous […]

Where has the people’s money gone?

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I refer to a letter in the press on December 31, 2011 caption “Why the obsession with Jagdeo?” which accused sections of the media of trying to keep this man in the spot light.  I cannot speak for the independent media houses, but I can share my perspective on that question. […]

Merai should share his thoughts on the rubber bullets incident

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I could not help but think that even if one were to disagree with the substance of Assistant Commissioner Steve Merai’s recent pronouncements, I am not so sure that there was widespread rejection of the spirit of independent thought which his comments projected. In some quarters there is even appreciation for […]

Am I paying rates and taxes for rat-ridden markets and bad roads?

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Sir, As a citizen of Georgetown, I am very tired and fed-up with the goings- on at the council. If it isn’t one thing it’s another. Every time you read or hear about the council it is something ludicrous. In spite of that we the rate payers are asked to pay for […]

Moses should withdraw

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, I wish to refer to the case where former president, Bharrat Jagdeo sued Freddie Kissoon. This had to do with East Indians being  given by Jagdeo , almost all the major government appointments. The evidence of this is there for all to see. With this in mind, we can take a look at the […]

Courage – Are You Game Enough?

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Food For Thought 

  Everyone wants to be known as ‘Courageous’. Courage is a wonderful feat to achieve. It is not only displayed by soldiers in a war field who faithfully defend their country; every field of work requires courage at various levels. The very fact that ‘right now’ you are interested in something positive, which has life […]

19-year-old faked accident for insurance money

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  A 19-year- old man, who obtained money by faking documents that stated he was involved in a vehicular accident, was on Friday last fined by Magistrate Fazil Azeez. Conroy Washington was found guilty after a two-year-long trial on a charge that he illegally obtained money from the Hand In Hand insurance company. Washington, a […]

The Tupinambis or Tegu

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Interesting Creatures in Guyana 

Tupinambis is a lizard genus which belongs to the family Teiidae, and contains seven described species. These large, South American lizards are commonly referred to astegus; Tupinambis merianae (Argentine Black and White Tegu), Tupinambis rufescens (Red Tegu), and Tupinambis teguixin (Colombian Black and White Tegu, Gold Tegu, or Common Tegu) are all common in the […]

It was one of civilization’s most beautiful years

January 1, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

There is a particular image of 2011 that will remain with me for the rest of my life. It is a photograph of a rebel-fighter shooting back at Gaddafi loyalists during a street battle. He was wearing a pair of rubber slippers. It showed this man’s phenomenal sacrifice for his country. How could someone engage […]

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