Revamping of jury system an imperative

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    – State Counsel Prejudice on the part of jurors has been listed as one of the many reasons highlighted to indicate that there is a dire need for the revamping of the local jury system. This is according to State Counsel, Konyo Sandiford.  Sandiford, who operates out of the Chambers of the Director […]


March 12, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

With frequent regularity gun crimes are taking place within the country. In these crimes, homes have been invaded, their occupants brutalised and in some instances, there have been fatalities. The police have made arrests and filed charges following some of these incidents and in some cases the suspects were captured with their booty. But while […]

Fisherman feared drowned at Mabaruma

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Police were yesterday still scouring the Aruka River for the body of a 48-year-old fisherman, who is believed to have drowned on Saturday while taking a swim at Kumaka, Mabaruma. There are conflicting reports as to how Ruben Yarde of Independence Boulevard, La Penitence, ended up in the river. Yarde was a crew member of […]


March 12, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Tony Deyal column 

    After almost three years of daily labour I eventually had to tire.  Then within a little more than a year after tiring, I had to retire.  The reason was simple.  The original tires (or “tyres” a word my spell-checker deems incorrect) that came with my Korean car were excellent and I only decided […]

Education Chief concerned about subjecting children to lessons too early

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Even as efforts are made by the Ministry of Education to restructure its approach to primary education assessments, Chief Education Officer (CEO), Olato Sam, has expressed concern about the extent to which educators have allowed the education system to be transformed to such a state that it now seems exam-driven.  According to the CEO, “I […]

EZjet is required to report all proposed cancelled flights ten days in advance; passengers must be fully refunded

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, EZjet’s CEO, Sonny Ramdeo, met the press last week to address questions about the source of the millions of US$ he is investing in an allegedly unprofitable airline venture. Though the source of Sonny’s millions still remain unclear, he has left the impression that he is a patriot who cares more about his […]

Unfair attack on Ramdeo of EZJet

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, This is in reference to several unfair, unsubstantiated commentaries (attacks) in your newspaper (KN) in recent days on the owner Mr. Sonny Ramdeo of EZJet and the airline itself. I have no affiliation with (or know) Ramdeo or EZJet company other than being a purchaser of the Guyana air service which the country […]

Crime bosses under US watch

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  The United States government is refusing to comment on reports that extradition requests are coming for several Jamaicans involved in organised crime. Reports have long surfaced about a list of prominent Jamaicans the US wants extradited but a senior State Department official refused to comment on the issue. Julissa Reynoso, the United States deputy […]

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

March 12, 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 debate […]

Minister Shree Chan never bought any property from any government

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I would appreciate if you could print the following response to Mr. Greenidge’s letter titled “I have never bought anything from NICIL…” printed in your Sunday’s edition of March 11, 2012: Dear Mr. Carl Barrington Greenidge If you are going to say anything about the dead it should at least be the truth.  […]

Ramotar needs to chart his own destiny

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, President Donald Ramotar would soon have to decide what kind of legacy he will leave so that he is not seen just as an extension of his predecessors. Most importantly he will not last long unless he quickly recalibrates and consolidates his base. Obviously some in the PPP/C are in monumental denial  that […]

Remember to include persons with disabilities

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It is ironic that the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) on Monday March 5, 2012, launched the new building code at a venue that is disability unfriendly. This venue, the Guyana International Convention Centre, was not constructed with persons with mobility challenges in mind. Even though the Guyana Tourism Authority’s website states, […]

Kudos to Karen de Souza

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, We take this opportunity to salute Karen de Souza on her nomination for the International Woman of Courage award.   Over time, Karen has been part of the struggle in Guyana against authoritarian rule in political and social forms. A true revolutionary fighter, we recall that she fearlessly took her place in the trenches […]

I was amazed at the way certain sections of the media distorted events at the PNC/R meeting

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

Democratic Rules of Engagement

March 12, 2012 | Filed Under Editorial 

The government has decided to let the courts decide whether the action by the joint parliamentary opposition – made up of APNU and AFC – on the composition of the Committee of selection is in accordance with the Constitution. Not surprisingly, there has been much comment on the merits of the move, and even the […]

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