Pirate attack blitz…Tragedy as rescue boat capsizes

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  -four missing, one hospitalised His body blistered by spilled gasoline, fisherman Ganeshwar Reddy yesterday recounted how he swallowed salt water while clinging to a five-gallon bottle before being rescued after 24 agonising hours in the Essequibo River. The Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara fisherman told his harrowing story from a bed at the Suddie […]

13-year-old back home after ordeal…Lured to work as sex worker in ‘bush’

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  A 13-year-old West Bank Demerara girl who went missing for two weeks has returned home with a sordid tale of being lured into the interior of Guyana to get involved in prostitution. The teen’s mother who was arrested for “trafficking in persons”, three days after the teen had left, was released on station bail. […]

Teen accused of raping 7-year-old for court today

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  -was charged with attempted buggery four years ago A young Anna Catherina resident who lured a seven-year-old schoolgirl to the West Demerara seawall and brutally raped her will make his court appearance today. The 16-year-old man, who was captured by residents, hours after the incident, will appear before a Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate, on a rape […]

‘Fip’ Motilall: Equipment ‘only’ 12-years-old

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    …denies owing senior employee but told person, “My only wish now is that I didn’t pay you anything and you should consider yourself lucky that you were able to weasel US$6,000.00 from me.” Makewshar ‘Fip’ Motilall, President of Synergy Holdings Inc, the company for which the Government of Guyana is currently battling  over […]

Surinamese dead, Guyanese wounded in drug deal shootout

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  A Surinamese national has been confirmed dead and a Guyanese badly wounded following a shooting incident early Sunday morning in the Corentyne close to the Suriname mainland. The dead Surinamese, who is said to be in his thirties, has been identified as Amjit Jhinoe, while the wounded Guyanese is listed as Troy Nelson. Nelson, […]

Three men, another three men, then…

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

      I went on record last Sunday as telling my host, Mr. Yesu Persaud, on the television interview programme, “Eye on the Issue,” that I want to be on record as being the first Guyanese to say that the tripartite talks are going to break down and there will be an ensuing period […]

Squeezing the paying public even more

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Editorial 

Guyana Power and Light must be the only monopoly in Guyana if one were to ignore Guyana Water Inc. We are aware that the former President Bharrat Jagdeo said that he wanted to do away with monopolies. The result is that he targeted Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company. At no time did he think about […]

FROM OVERSEER TO OVERLORD

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

  In time, the Leader of the Opposition will come around to understanding the wisdom of the decision of the Ministry of Local Government to rotate overseers. The rotation policy has merit. Familiarity it is said builds contempt. It can also encourage complicity. Overseers that have been around for too long can become overlords, and […]

Dem boys seh…Nigel cry in New York

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Freeness is a good thing and a bad thing. Dem Guyanese who does drink bush rum guh to a certain wedding, and drink Black Label. One of dem actually seh how it taste different. Wha he expect? But de thing that really mek people open dem eyes was when dem hear that Bar Rat […]

Pakistan whitewash England in Test series

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Dubai, (AFP): Pakistan’s bowlers sealed an emphatic 71-run win in the third and final Test against England here on Monday, wrapping up a humiliating 3-0 series whitewash in the process. Set a daunting 324-run target, England were bowled out for 252 with paceman Umar Gul taking 4-61 and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal 4-67 to help […]

T&T sport minister, two other ministry officials under probe

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Outspoken Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Sport Anil Roberts and two senior officials in his ministry are under investigation by the country’s integrity commission. The local daily Trinidad Guardian reported Sunday that Roberts, permanent secretary Ashwin Creed and the Trinidad & Tobago Boxing Board of Control special adviser […]

Narine spins web around Combined Campuses to hand T&T victory

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Sunil Narine continued to weave his web around leaden-footed, unsure batsmen, almost singlehandedly bowling Trinidad & Tobago to an emphatic, 172-run victory over Combined Campuses and Collages yesterday in the WICB 4-day cricket tournament in Bridgetown, Barbados. Trinidad & Tobago joined Jamaica and Guyana at the top of the points table after their comfortable […]

F&H win Banks Inter-Organisation Domino title

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  F&H Supremes demolished its closest rivals M6 (Ministry of Home Affairs) and Guyana Legion to win the Banks Inter-Organisation Domino title last night at the Banks DIH Sports Club, Thirst Park after surviving some gruelling rounds of intense rivalries in the second annual contest. F&H had 88 games while M6 had 68 games and […]

GCA makes donation to cricketer affected by fire

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Honorary Secretary of the Georgetown Cricket Association, Ms. Deborah McNicholl recently presented a food hamper on behalf of the Executives of the GCA to the Georgetown Cricket Club’s slow left-arm bowler, Trevon France, who suffered when fire destroyed his home last year. Other Executives present at the presentation were Colin Alfred (P.R.O), Mark […]

James Krakowsky carts off GASP Youman Nabi Open championships

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  James Krakowsky continued in his rich vein of form and following his recent victory in the inaugural GASP Open Championships at the Bank of Guyana Sports Club less than three weeks ago with a decisive victory from a field of competent players when the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) staged the Youman Nabi […]

NaMilCo Football Festival…Bayridge Taxi Service on board again

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

      Another reputable local entity added its name to the register of supporters of this year’s NaMilCo Football Festival which is being organised by Fruta Conquerors Football Club. Bayridge Taxi Service became the latest to do so when Supervisor Cleveland Conway, who acted on behalf of Managing Director Mark Griffith, consented to sponsor […]

Letter to the Sports Editor…GCB exonerated by the Rupert Foster report

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    Calls on the ministers involved to publicly endorse this report   It is now crystal clear why the former Minister Nadir never released the Rupert Foster Report (RFR) to the GCB and the public at large. We are now proud to proclaim that this report fully exonerates the GCB and its operations. Even […]

From village boy to city father

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, “Send not to know, for whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee”. John Donne. For over three decades, I had the good fortune of interacting with the late Robert Williams to the extent of observing some philosophical underpinnings he adapted in response to many of life’s cruel tests and challenges. […]

We cannot stop the rain from falling but we can get the stray animals off our roads

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I wish to express my deep concern over the fact that cattle owners are continuing to have their animals (particularly cows) create hazardous conditions in our traffic, consequentially to the loss of more human lives. The consequences of the tragic traffic accident have left a four months baby who will grow […]

Who will be the next Olympic flag bearer?

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, Niall Roberts: Olympian (Aquatics) and flag bearer of ”The Golden Arrowhead” at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (29th Olympiad). The million dollar response from a private audience with this Olympian reads the following: “As an athlete, it’s your biggest dream to compete at the highest level possible. To compete at the Olympics, […]

Is the President trying to provide the foreign embassies with light entertainment?

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, It has been reported in the media that President Donald Ramotar has promoted three GDF officers from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to that of Colonel. Is Ramotar (aided and abetted by his Commodore) trying to provide the foreign embassies with light entertainment? The GDF, by my count, now has seven […]

Pirate attacks…Gov’t plans tightened security measures

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    A team comprising members of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard (CG) will be meeting with the fishermen who were recently attacked by pirates in the Pomeroon River on February 2nd, government has announced. Maritime Department, Harbour Master, Velton Skeete yesterday said that discussions at […]

RCMP seizes 20 kilos coke from Guyana in star apples

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Canada (VancouverSun) – Another batch of cocaine has been seized in a shipment of fresh fruit from South America — this time in hollowed-out star apples. RCMP announced Monday that police and Canada Border Services Agency investigators seized 20 kilograms of cocaine from a star apple shipment at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The star […]

Granger calls on President to halt ‘arbitrary’ transfers of NDC Overseers

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  The Opposition Leader, Brigadier David Granger, has called on President Donald Ramotar to halt the plan to re-deploy overseers of several Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs). Granger has written to Ramotar pointing out that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and members of several NDCs are deeply concerned about the “arbitrary transfer” of their duly […]

President hails Islamic principles, practices

February 7, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    – at Youman Nabi celebration   President Donald Ramotar on Sunday hailed Islam as a religion of peace and progress while addressing Muslims gathered at the Peter’s Hall Jamaat on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammed. His remarks after listening to reflections on the life and ways of the […]

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