AFC, APNU call for probe into police $90M

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Pull quote: “We believe that Assistant Commissioner Ramnarine should be applauded rather than repudiated, and any threat of sanctions against Ramnarine should be seen as a threat against all decent and honest officers of the Disciplined Services,”- Moses Nagamootoo The major opposition parties are calling for a probe into the controversial $90M that government […]

Gov’t launches legal battle over Parliamentary Committee

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  –    Granger, Trotman named in court papers The government yesterday announced that it was heading to the constitutional court to challenge the setting up of the Parliamentary Committee of Selection on which it was relegated to minority membership following the November 28 polls. The government’s chief spokesman, Dr Roger Luncheon, said the government is […]

Pastor remanded for sex with 12-year-old

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Two men, one a pastor, were remanded to prison by resident Magistrate Leron Daly on separate charges of Carnal Knowledge, yesterday. The charges were indictable and both men were not required to plead. According to a police report both men reportedly had sex with the minor, who was under 12, on separate dates. In […]

Former First Lady robbed

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Police have confirmed that Former First Lady, Varshnie Singh, was attacked and robbed by three men armed with knives yesterday on D’Urban Street, Wortmanville. The incident occurred around 11:00 hours outside a property where construction work is taking place. Two other persons who were with Miss Singh were also robbed by the men. According […]

Cops in station identified as ‘robbers’

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Two male constables of the Guyana Police Force are under close arrest at Eve Leary Police Station for allegedly demanding money ($56,000) from a Brazilian national on Tuesday night. Constables Ross and Bernard, who are attached to the Alberttown and Brickdam Police Stations respectively, were positively identified by the alleged victim at the Alberttown […]

There is no civilization in “Plastic City” in Vreed-en-Hoop

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

      One of the things in life you are constantly aware of when you are a daily commentator is how quick time leaves human society. You go on the keyboard and you punch in the date next to your commentary then you realize four months have gone since you bought a Christmas gift. […]

Fudging the books

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Editorial 

      It is clear that the Guyana Police Force received a sum of money during the pre- and post-elections period late last year. The police were requested to be in-lying and so be ready to move in the event of any eventuality. A sum of money was spent for the upkeep of the […]


March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

  Today‘s column is a continuation from last Monday when it was argued that while Guyana does need hydroelectricity, it is important that we strike the right deal. So far, the right deal has not been struck. The position of this column, indeed that of this newspaper, is not in opposition to hydroelectricity, ethanol production, […]

Dem boys seh…Varshnie get bad luck after she married ‘you know who’

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  All de time she live in Guyana, from de time she was a young gyal, nobody never rob she. Is after she married to de Rat that bad luck start fuh follow she. She had a car that break down steady. Now she walk down de road and she get rob. One man claim […]

When nation’s resources are involved, Government must inform citizens

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, There has been a great deal of controversy arising from a disclosure that the government and Ansa Mc Al have signed an agreement for an Ethanol Plant or study. The company has gone to the trouble of sending a team to Guyana to refute allegations that it has done so. The current […]

Support for Charles Ceres

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I have read with much interest, a letter written by an out-spoken and articulated Engineer, Mr. Charles P. Ceres, PE, in your letter page on the 3rd March, 2012 and captioned “Someone must be able to demonstrate that engineers are performing an engineering function in this country”. I humbly crave a […]

Deciding on the numbers of the Parliamentary committees

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Sir, It is with some concern that I read in the papers, almost daily, that a decision has not made as yet on the parliamentary committees.  It is almost amazing how the APNU and AFC are saying that they support this and that, but to the contrary, they are fighting to control Parliament.  […]

GRA Interest Penalty for late filing of Tax Returns

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, I wish to express an opinion on the explanation given by the Guyana Revenue Authority in the Stabroek News on Sunday February 05, 2012, for charging an Interest Penalty of two percent under Section 60( 1) of the Income Tax Act. Under this Section the penalty can only be applicable if at […]

Cricket issue high on Caricom Heads summit agenda

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    BY RICKEY SINGH Observer Caribbean correspondent THE first of two half-yearly annual meetings of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) gets underway in Suriname tomorrow with future governance of the regional economic integration movement and the ‘politics’ surrounding West Indies cricket high on the work agenda. Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson […]

Schools receive equipment for Scotia Bank/Pepsi Schools Football Academy

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Scotia Bank/Pepsi Schools Football Academy donated equipment to Central High School, Charlestown Secondary, St. Stanislaus College and New Campbellville Secondary yesterday afternoon at the Ministry of Education Sports Complex. Marketing Manager of Scotia Bank Jennifer Cipriani and DDL representative Alexis Langhorne present the equipment to the coaches of New Campbellville Secondary and Central […]

Sterling Products sponsor Schools rugby Tournament under Igloo Ice-Cream brand

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) will hold the Igloo Ice Cream Easter Term Schools Tournament sponsored by Sterling Products Ltd. at the YMCA Ground, Thomas Lands tomorrow kicking off at 9:00 a.m. The Tournament will feature Under-14 and16 boys and Open girls’ competition from nine (9) Secondary Schools in Georgetown, West Demerara and […]

Edward Richmond Memorial Football Tournament…Harmony and Mackenzie High latest winners

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Mackenzie High School and defending champions Harmony Secondary were the latest teams to secure wins when play in this year’s Edward ‘Screw’ Richmond Memorial Football Tournament continued on Tuesday afternoon, at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground. In the opening game, Mackenzie High scraped past Linden Foundation through a solitary strike off the boot of Jermaine […]

Juniors face-off at colourful CARIFTA Trials today

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Junior athletes from across Guyana will converge on the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary, today for a colossal showdown aimed at churning out times that will ensure their selection on the 2012 CARIFTA Games team that will compete in Bermuda in April. Interestingly, the day is expected to be a colourful one given […]

Teachers/coaches to have life skills with two-day coaching course

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  The success of Scotia bank/Pepsi School Football Academy will hinge on coaching and a programme for coaches at the Ministry of Education Sports Complex on Carifesta Avenue got underway yesterday afternoon with four sessions involving both theory and practical. With the objective of the course being to prepare coaches for the Dutch C’ License […]

Kennard’s Memorial Phagwah Race Meeting Sunday…DDL sponsors H1 & Lower race, donates trophy

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    A customary presentation was conducted yesterday afternoon to Kennard’s Memorial Phagwah Race Meeting which amounted to $5.5 million by sponsor DDL under the Ivanoff Brand. The meet is slated for Sunday at the Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice racetrack. Brands Manager of Wines and Spirits of DDL, Maria Munroe, presented Justice Cecil Kennard […]

Bonita Frank is new BVTU President

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    Bonita Frank was elected President of the Beterverwagting Triumph United Football Club (BVTU) when the club held its Annual General Meeting on February 12, replacing former President Owen Blair, who is now a Committee Member. Dwayne Duncan was elected to serve as Vice-President, while Rudolph Callender will serve as Secretary and Naipaul Sirjue […]

Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club says big thank you

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Management Committee of the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club & Sports Facilities has said a big thank you to all their sponsors and media for assisting them in making their last Race Meeting a success on Sunday February 26. Club Secretary Noresa Saul in a release mentioned – Banks D.I.H Limited, Rajendra […]

Thomas United 52nd Anniversary Mash Challenge Cup continues tonight at GFC

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    Football action in the Thomas United 52nd Anniversary Mashramani Challenge Cup Knockout Competition continues today at the GFC ground, Bourda, with an intriguing doubleheader. With the four teams all fielding formidable lineups, in their respective quest of advancing to the quarterfinals, football fans and supporters can expect an evening of entertaining displays filled […]

Chinese facilitate $100M training course for GDF pilots, engineers

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Over the next six weeks, five pilots and 23 ground staff from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Air Corps will undergo training, courtesy of the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC), in the operation of Y-12 aircraft. On Tuesday, Commodore Gary Best officially declared the programme open, following a simple ceremony held […]

OLPF trainers still to receive payment

March 8, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  The situation with the government’s One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) programme continues to deteriorate, as more and more allegations of mismanagement surfaces. Top of the list of concerns remains the non-payment of some staff members of the billion-dollar project, since October last year. Government has committed billions of dollars to the programme, under which […]

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