Crabwood Creek shooting leaves one critically injured

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    Doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) are still trying to save the 31-year-old Berbice farmer, who had received several pellet shots in his head and spine on Monday last. Injured is Bijai Ramdass of Lot 41 Grant 1806, Crabwood Creek. Reports indicate that some disagreement concerning payments between Ramdass and another […]

Heavily armed bandits invade Tucville home

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  –  cart off cash, jewellery, alcohol Six heavily armed bandits robbed and terrorized an Edun Street Tucville family, before carting off over $2.5M in cash, jewellery, liquor and clothing early Friday morning. At the time of the robbery the woman was at home with her two children and aunt. Kaieteur News was told that […]

Police, Home Affairs Ministry deny using undercover ‘trunkers’

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Guyana Police Force yesterday issued a statement disclaiming allegations of ever giving persons permission to perform covert operations to thwart ‘trunking’. Referring to a letter published in Kaieteur News newspaper on January 19, 2012, the office of the Home Affairs Ministry is refuting the claim made […]

Corentyne watchman chopped to death, suspect held

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  A Number 55 Village, Corentyne watchman was brutally chopped to death by a co-worker just after 23:00 hrs on Friday. Rohan ‘Pujarie’ Basdeo, 38, was at a cattle ranch in the Number 56 Backdam where he was performing his nightly duties as a watchman. According to his nephew, Vishundat Basdeo, 20, his uncle was […]

French Bridge to Brazil: Guyana should not be stranded

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ronald Sanders 

  By Sir Ronald Sanders The world is about to see Europe linked to South America in a way that has never happened before.  A bridge will link French Guiana, the last European outpost in the Americas, with Brazil the largest country in South America and now the sixth largest economy in the world. There […]

The Baccoo Speaks

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, The Baccoo Speaks 

  The past week was not unusual with its happenings. There were the robberies of which I spoke and there was the domestic murder. Another news-making event is on the cards. A man is going to be heading home when he would be confronted by some young men, two of whom would be armed. There […]

Top Cop, Home Affairs Minister should resign -YCT

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  The Youth Coalition for Transformation (YCT) is calling for the resignation of the Commissioner of Police, Henry Greene, citing the fact that the top cop has passed the retirement age and also has many alleged scandals attached to his tenure in the Force. The group is also calling for the resignation of Home Affairs […]

Sunday Cartoon – January 22, 2012

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under Cartoons, Features / Columnists 


January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    By Ralph Seeram A 17-year-old girl died  suddenly due to suspected heart arrhythmia two days after receiving the shot; a 14-year-old  girl developed a medical condition after the second dose of the vaccine, then two weeks after the third dose she was rushed to the Emergency Room for unknown reasons. She died in […]

Camoudie stalls D&I workers

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Drainage and Irrigation workers interrupted a mating ball between two camoudies on Saturday morning in Market Street, Adelphi Village, Canje, Berbice. While this 13-foot female was captured, the male, which the workers and villagers said was bigger and longer, escaped further into the trench. The residents had expressed concerns about the gigantic reptiles’ presence […]

ImmigrationTALK – Commentary on Proposal for Stateside Processing of Waivers

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

By: Attorney Gail S. Seeram On January 6, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that a new regulation would be drafted and hopefully published which would allow waivers relating to unlawful presence to be filed stateside or in the U.S. With this new process, which is not law yet, once the waiver is […]

The Internet Freedom Battle

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under Editorial 

Most Guyanese that use the internet were only made aware of a battle to control its freedom through the action of Wikipedia, which blacked out its service on Wednesday. Several other internet giants, such as Google, supported Wikipedia’s stance by less dramatic gestures. What are the issues being contested? Wikipedia’s mission statement gives us a […]

End to Radio Monopoly needed- YCT

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    –     opposition should have access to NCN Radio and Television     The Youth Coalition for Transformation (YCT) is echoing calls for the total end of the radio monopoly and fair access to NCN Radio and Television, according to YCT member Jermaine Grant. This was revealed at a press conference held at […]

West Demerara Lions Club paints crossings

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    Over the past few years, many school children were involved in serious accidents. Some even lost their lives. To avoid further accidents, the West Demerara Lions club has assisted with the road safety project. On Sunday last, the club painted two pedestrian crossings in front the Leonora Primary School and the ITC Primary […]

Relevance of Third Parties in race based politics: Case of Guyana

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under AFC Column, Features / Columnists 

  (The following is the full text of Khemraj Ramjattan’s feature presentation at the Congress of the People (COP)’s Convention in Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, January 14) Mr. Prakash Ramadhar, Leader of COP, Mr. Toney, Chairman, Mr. Nirad Tewarie, General Secretary and all the other leaders, and all the members present at this Convention, […]

Reconstructing ‘C’ Division…New commander buoyed by responsiveness of ranks

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Pull quote: “Why do you think that when you go to a station there aren’t ranks available? It’s because they are not comfortable remaining there, sleeping there and having to do things there which they will be more comfortable doing at home.”  – Assistant Commissioner David Ramnarine. A decade ago the Guyana Police Force’s ‘C’ […]

Antigua controversy…Guyanese lawyer could still be appointed

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  St. John’s, Antigua – Guyanese attorney, Sanjeev Datadin, could still be appointed as an assistant to the police to investigate the IHI Debt Settlement issue and other matters related to serious commercial fraud, the Antigua Observer reported on Friday. The police have taken the matter to the Police Service Commission (PSC), asking for the […]

The Titi Monkey

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Interesting Creatures in Guyana 

  The titis, or titi monkeys, are the New World monkeys of the genus Callicebus. They are the only extant members of the Callicebinae subfamily, which also contains the extinct genera Xenothrix, Antillothrix, Paralouatta, Carlocebus, Homunculus, Lagonimico and possibly also Tremacebus. Titis live in South America, from Colombia to Brazil, Peru and north Paraguay. Depending […]

UWI assists eye care mission in Guyana

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Although the Ministry of Health’s eye care programme has been deemed one of the most vibrant as it is free, its efforts were just recently bolstered through a collaborative effort which saw persons from a number of areas outside of the city being afforded much needed eye care. The move was aimed at supplementing […]

Sex, taxes and other things: No secret in a small city

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

In penning this column I became afraid of libel. In that case I did what I always do when fear of libel attacks me as my finger (singular; I type with one finger only) moves on the keyboard. I would call lawyer-friends, read the particular paragraphs and ask them if the libel-seekers could get me. […]

GPL receives US$2.1M Wartsila generator

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Guyana Power Light (GPL) yesterday received a US$2.1M Wartsila generator which was offloaded at John Fernandes Wharf, Water Street. The engine was loaded in Belgium and was delivered on a Caribbean Line vessel called ‘Martha.’ The 5.5 megawatt 60-ton engine is set to replace one of four Wartsila engines which was taken off of […]

Venezuela wants Guyana goods

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

–    interested in PVC, steel, wood to support housing boom Venezuela is looking to buy building materials from Guyana to support its housing drive and there may be several opportunities for local businesses, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) says. The business body is currently coordinating a visit to Venezuela by private sector operatives who are […]

Body found in Zeelugt cemetery…Brothers optimistic that the law of the land will prevail

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Two brothers of the late Afroze Ali, the woman who was found dead in a cemetery at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, are optimistic that the law of the land will prevail,  so that the person or persons guilty of killing her is/are brought to justice swiftly. Speaking to this newspaper yesterday, Mohamed Rasooal, one […]

An innocent invitation and a ruthless reply

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Murder and Mystery 

By Michael Jordan “You want to play?” Figueira asked the gunman who was standing near the table with the stack of dominoes. “Play?” the man with the shotgun replied. “We …doan… play… games.” Then he squeezed the trigger… Brentnol Figueira was probably the last person in the Player’s Club to notice the gunmen, even though […]

Presenting the people with a fait accompli

January 22, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column 

  Last week, one headline grabbed my attention. It proclaimed that President Bharrat Jagdeo had entered into agreements that had hogtied the current president. In short, the article proclaimed that the agreements should not have been taken to their finality; that President Donald Ramotar should have been given an opportunity to review them and to […]

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