Rupununi’s Kaitan upsets Giddings again

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

– Rivalry sets tone as Nationals commence By Edison Jefford Rupununi’s Samuel Kaitan extended his winning streak against Upper Demerara’s distance ace, Nathaniel Giddings yesterday when the hinterland-based athlete impressively dominated the 10k Road Race course of the National Schools Championships. The race was the first of the 2012 edition of Ministry of Education and […]

MOE\GTU National Schools Swimming C/ships…North Georgetown/District 11 are champs

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    By Zaheer Mohamed North Georgetown amassed 451 points to emerge winners of the Ministry of Education\ Guyana Teachers Union / National Schools Swimming championship which was contested yesterday at the National Aquatic Center, Liliendaal, East Coast Demarara. District 10, Upper Demarara \ Kwakani placed second with 314.5 points followed by District 7 Cayuni […]

National School’s Cycling – Marica Dick & Raul Leal shine

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Marica Dick, representing District 15, rode a brilliant race, finishing in 48 Minutes 39:00 Seconds to capture the honours when the cycling segment of the National School’s Cycling, Swimming & Track and Field Championships got underway yesterday morning. The race commenced at the Ocean View Hotel, Lilliendaal ECD and saw the female competitors going […]

Sahadeo’s ton guides Speed XI to Factory Price Softball title

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Toolsie Sahadeo slammed 11 sixes and 5 fours in an attacking 104 as Speed XI defeated Ragnauth XI by 10 runs in a feature 30 over softball match sponsored by Factory Price on Friday evening at the Georgetown Cricket Club Ground, Bourda. Ramo Malone 35 and Wazeer Mohamed 27 were the other main run getters […]

Tenelec 1st div. 50 over…Chattergoon 105, Motie 5-19 as Albion beat Edinburgh

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Former West Indies opening batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon eased back into top form when he slammed a match winning century for Albion Community Centre against Edinburgh in the 2012 Tenelec Inc. First Division 50 over cricket competition in Berbice. Chattergoon and Kandasammy Surujnarine (48) featured in an opening stand of 110 in 21.3 overs before […]

Pegasus Open Tennis…Miller/Andrews are Men’s Doubles champs; Ladies & Men’s Singles finals today

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Top seeds in the Men’s Doubles Jeremy Miller and Jason Andrews wrapped up a straight sets win over Nicholas Fenty and Leyland Leacock in the Men’s Double final of the 2012 Pegasus Open championships, claim their third doubles title for the year in the process. The win also put Miller on course to win […]

Candy Shop, Banks Premium Beer 5-over softball cricket…Memorex A & B are joint champs

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Memorex A and B teams were declared joint champions and shared the US$450 joint first and second prizes and trophies in the Candy Shop, Banks Premium Beer 5-over softball 7-a-side knock-out cricket competition played on Tuesday last at the Scott’s Church Ground, New Amsterdam, Berbice. The two teams reached the final which was scheduled to […]

Upper Corentyne 2nd div. T20 cricket

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

No. 68 Turn Team, Springlands, Kim IL Sung & No. 48 Challengers through No. 68 Turn Team off spinner 46-year-old Dianand Gooniah snared 5 for 5 from 3 overs to help bowl out Progressive Youth of Crabwood Creek for just 80 in 17.4 overs and then his team-mate Toolaram Persaud hammered 58* (5×4 4×6) to […]

New GPC ‘injects’ life into K&S football tournament

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

The New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation is synonymous with the manufacturing and distribution of healing and other life saving products and yesterday afternoon that agency, situated at Farm ECD, ‘injected’ life into the Kashif and Shanghai football tournament with a large cheque of one million dollars. Kaieteur Sport travelled all the way to the East Bank […]

Marian Academy will be difficult proposition for Tucville-Hunte

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Courts Pee Wee Schools Football finalist Marian Academy is leaving nothing to chance and Head Coach Denis ‘Chow’ Hunte has embarked on vigorous preparations ahead of Saturday’s clash against Tucville for the coveted title. Kaieteur Sport caught up with Hunte, who was seen spearheading a training session yesterday at the YMCA ground where the players […]

Mayor Hamilton Green birth anniversary tourney continues

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    Football lovers have witnessed top matches ever since the tournamernt to commemorate the 78th birth anniversary of Mayor Hamilton Green started recently. They can expect similar entertainment when the tournament continues this evening at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC). Activities get underway at 18:00hrs with the West Corner taking on Eveleary moments before […]

Gov’t, GPSU wage talks reach deadlock

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    By Zena Henry The Government and Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) have reached a deadlock, as talks about improving remuneration for public service workers proved fruitless. The union expressed disappointment and regret at what it indicated is “the deliberate attempt by Government to frustrate and stultify efforts to end the 17-year imposition of […]

Asst. Commissioner Ramnarine sues Chronicle for $5M

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    Outspoken Assistant Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine is suing the Guyana National Newspapers Limited, publishers of the Guyana Chronicle, for $5M, over defamatory statements carried by the publication two weeks ago. Attorneys-at-law Khemraj Ramjattan and Neil Persram, acting on behalf of Ramnarine, filed the action in the High Court on Monday. It was […]

Lethem residents protest over inadequate electricity supply

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

–    power company calls for patience   Residents of Lethem and its surrounding areas yesterday vented their anger and frustration in no uncertain manner over the sporadic electricity supply they have been receiving for the past three weeks. Dozens of placard-carrying residents converged outside the Lethem Power Company Inc. (LMPCI) compound, chanting slogans calling for […]

Shooting of KN staffer…Bandits nabbed, motorcycle recovered

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    Police sources revealed last night that they have nabbed the bandits who shot Kaieteur News staffer Shaum Persaud last Sunday morning and stole his motorcycle. One source told Kaieteur News yesterday that investigators have detained two young men who have confessed to shooting Persaud. An official said that the CG motorcycle, CF4664, has […]

Dem boys seh…Brazzy in big hanky panky wid a lady Bee

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  When dem boys use to talk how Brazzy is a big Bee people use to seh how de man ain’t deh suh because he does go to church every day and four times pun Sunday. But he card get peep and he ain’t suh religious. De man like he hanky panky. De other day […]

Gold miner stabbed, robbed

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  –    Says  attackers looked like “decent people” A gold miner miraculously escaped death early yesterday after he was attacked and stabbed by three men at a Brazilian bar on Light Street, Georgetown. The assailants stripped 34-year-old Troy McAllister of his boots, hat and $50,000 before stabbing him in his abdomen. McAllister of ‘B’ Field, […]

Nominations close today for GMSA awards

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    Today is the last day for the submission of nominations for the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association’s (GMSA) Annual Awards for exceptional achievements. The Association will hold its 17th Annual Awards Presentation and Dinner next Thursday in the Savannah Suite of the Guyana Pegasus Hotel at which the medium, small and large scale […]

Amidst bombs, guns and dead bodies, a lesson I learnt

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

  When the Ronald Reagan Government in the US in 1983 invaded Grenada, the brother of Guyana’s famous hero, Walter Rodney, was at my home. The resulting curfew stopped travel on the island, so Donald pitched tent with me and my wife. We lived in close range of a number of strategic institutions like Radio […]

Anti-retrovirals a powerful way to combat HIV/AIDS – report

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  – sharp decline in Caribbean deaths A key United Nations report on the state of the HIV/AIDS has found strides in the Caribbean with Guyana, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Mexico reaching more than 80% treatment coverage of antiretroviral therapy. The 2012 Global Report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) also […]

Kitty resident moves year’s road death figure to 96

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    The death by road accident of 38-year-old Reeshee Baksh of Thomas Street, Kitty, has taken the toll to 96 thus far for the year. Yesterday at the man’s home his wife, Bibi Haleema Baksh and his relatives were still trying to come to grips with his sudden and gruesome death. Mrs. Baksh told […]

GRA teams up with local banks for renewal of vehicle licences

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    The tedious task of renewing Motor Vehicle Licences (MVL) has become far simpler and with less hassle for the public. According to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), it is teaming up with three banks countrywide to have vehicle owners pay there. The licences are later posted to the owners. Until this year, the […]

Construction companies bid for condom delivery

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Under the Ministry of Health, bids for the supply and delivery of male condoms were opened by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB), Ministry of Finance, Main Street yesterday. Among the bidders were two construction companies Bidder Amount Orkon Construction $29M Manohar Services and General Contractors $36.7M I.P.A (International Pharmaceutical Agency) $25.5M […]

GRA warns about misuse of vehicles transporting goods

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has warned against the misuse of vehicles registered for the transportation of goods. According to state-owned tax collection agency, it has noted with concern that there are a number of motor vehicles registered in the ‘G’ and ‘B’ series that are being utilized in a manner that contravenes […]

US, Venezuela are Guyana’s biggest trading partners

November 21, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  – fuel imports, gold exports dominate for first half of 2012 By Leonard Gildarie Purchases of fuel and lubricants continue to dominate Guyana’s imports, accounting for almost 32% of total expended for the first half of the year. According to the Bureau of Statistics’ Trade and Prices published figures covering the period January to […]

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