Boat owners repairing Meadow Bank wharf

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under News 

–    Request assistance from Govt. After years, rehabilitation works to improve the Meadow Bank wharf, East Bank Demerara are being executed by boat owners. Repairs to the wharf, which had loose slippery timber planking, began about five weeks ago. Works were initiated by two boat owners, Leonard Jetoo and Nandalall Gopaul, after a section of […]

Local computer giants supply world’s largest selling computer

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Guyana stands to benefit as Lenovo has become the world’s leading computer manufacturer. Last week Lenovo launched a range of hybrid devices that function as both a PC and a tablet. Two Guyanese technology centres STARR Computers Inc. and Vishnu Panday Associates who are the authorized distributors of Lenovo will be offering these products with […]


October 27, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

  The first sitting of the present session of the National Assembly did not go well. The outcome does not augur well for relations between the government and the opposition. The two sides of the House are animated and this posture does not augur well for the compromise and understanding between them. It is obvious […]

CMO amplifies importance of DNA lab

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under News 

…as efforts are made to address gender health inequities Collaboration between the proposed Police Forensic Laboratory and the health sector will be inevitable if some criminal matters are to be comprehensively addressed. This alliance was referred to by the country’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud, as he pronounced on the need for a plan […]

Pomeroon man drowns in Puruni River

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Mikey Stewart, 49, of Charity, Pomeroon, died some time on Thursday, at Cuyuni, in the Puruni River, after the boat he was traveling in, capsized. According to reports, Stewart and a crew were traveling to their mining camp at Kamaico but decided against this and instead, ventured to another spot where they indulged in imbibing […]

GGDMA to move to court on extension of Amerindian settlements

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under News 

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners’ Association (GGDMA) will be approaching the Courts to ascertain the constitutionality of the process of extending Amerindian settlements. This was revealed by President of GGDMA, Patrick Harding, on Thursday at the association’s bi-monthly meeting. According to Harding, this new move to the court comes after the association won the […]

Middleton Street drainage structure to be completed in two weeks

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Almost one year after being awarded a contract to construct drainage structures on Middleton Street between Station and Lamaha Streets, Kitty, the project is set to be completed this month end, according to workers on the site. The $10M contract was awarded to Courtney Benn Contracting Services Ltd (CBCSL) in November 2011. Residents in the […]

HIV/AIDS walkathon tomorrow

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Members of the Guyana Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBCHA) are again partnering with Lifeline Counselling Services for their Annual Walkathon which is scheduled for tomorrow. Contributions this year total $369,620 in cash and kind to the Annual Philip Vanderhyden Walkathon which aims to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and to show support for persons infected and […]

Rape victim flees her home

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under News 

The 58-year-old rape victim has finally decided to abandon her Devonshire Castle home. Some two weeks after she was raped and more recently doused with her own kerosene by her perpetrator, the woman decided that enough is enough. The woman is of the view that something worse would befall her if she does not act […]

New Amsterdam Special Needs School receives computers

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under News 

The New Amsterdam Special Needs School (NASNS) was recently the recipient of two computers with backup systems, compliments of the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI). The computers were presented to the school to help the students who are differently able to become computer literate and stay in touch with the advances in technology.  The presentation […]

“Shark Oil” murder retrial gets underway

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under News 

The retrial of murder accused, Herman Ally, called ‘Shark Oil’, 63, of Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, who is accused of murdering fellow Rose Hall Town resident, Randal Sandy, called Randal Taylor, who was 41 at the time, is being heard. Sandy who lived at Sabsook Street, Rose Hall Town, was killed some time between Thursday […]

The politics of lawlessness

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, I read with deep concern a letter by Mr. Nigel Westmaas under the caption “Commissioner Wolfe’s preoccupation with “order” shows disdain for the historical struggles of working people” in the Kaieteur News dated the 25th October, 2012. In this letter the writer, a WPA Leader, launched an unwarranted attack on the Chairman […]


October 27, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, The new dispensation of governance in Guyana following the November 28, 2011 General Election is beginning to expose serious and ineffective control of power from the combined opposition parties, notably APNU and AFC. Their collective will to defy the Government and at the same time seek to have legislation passed by the […]

Awaiting a self fulfilling prophecy

October 27, 2012 | Filed Under Editorial 

    There is something called self-fulfilling prophecy. Simply put, it means that if one projects the view that he or she expects something to happen then when that thing happens, the person who projected the view would somehow be satisfied in the fact that he or she had contended that this thing was going […]

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