Breaking News: Dameon Belgrave killing… Cops charged with manslaughter

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

– granted $250,000 bail each Two Tactical Services Unit ranks were today charged with manslaughter in connection with the October 7, 2012 shooting death of 21-year-old Dameon Belgrave. But Corporal Shurland Williams and Constable Errol Williams were released on $250,000 bail each. They are to return to court on January 22, 2013. Belgrave was accidentally […]

Two cops to face manslaughter charges

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    Dameon Belgrave killing…   – one accused rank goes missing   Two police ranks are likely to appear in court today on manslaughter charges related to the October 7 shooting death of 21-year-old Dameon Belgrave. But there are reports that one of the ranks has gone missing. The decision was made late last […]

Fire ravages Craig property

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    A 53-year-old Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD) man is now homeless after a fire destroyed his two-storey house at around 11:45hrs yesterday. Harry David, the owner of the burnt out property, located at Lot 145 Third Street, Craig said that he was in the upper story when he saw smoke billowing from the […]

GEA employee’s disappearance linked to fuel smugglers?

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    A week has now passed and police have still found no trace of 25-year-old Guyana Energy Agency employee LeVoy Taljit. Police sources yesterday said that they are still continuing to search for Taljit in the densely forested areas on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway. Investigators appear to be following two theories relating to the man’s […]

APNU not stalling Local Govt. bills

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  –  David Granger Opposition Leader David Granger has refuted Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud’s claim that his party is responsible for local government bills being stuck at the select committee. Granger said that he has denied the statement in its entirety. According to Granger, on the last sitting of the National Assembly on December […]

Dem boys seh…Dem wicked people worried

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

De year coming to an end and nuff people worried bout wha de New Year gun bring. Fuh some of dem, de past year had grief because some of de people who dem been holding on now got new people holding on pun dem. Tek Ed de Mad One. De Rat and he was good […]

Shopkeeper’s family peeved at robbery victim’s release

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    Relatives of shopkeeper Eileen Gibson are upset that police have released a man who allegedly beat the 56-year-old shopkeeper into a semi-conscious state during a robbery on Boxing Day. Gibson was attacked at her Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke, Linden premises by a man who pretended to be a customer. The robber fled with $14,000. […]

My weight loss year 

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

By Leon Suseran The year 2012 is almost over. Many of us would have made resolutions when the year just began. I made mine a few months earlier; coming on to the end of 2011— to lose the weight. I weighed about 275 pounds. Now that’s a lot of weight, but it did not really […]

Minnows rule the roost

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Powerhouses Pele and Alpha sent packing The pundits had predicted the results and already some had mentally inscribed the Alpha United insignia on the ‘Holy Grail’ while a great many has predicted a victory for Pele FC. The script was well written and both teams entered the semi-final stages full of confidence and ready to […]

Two shocking and disgusting things about this particular video

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Peace unto you and the reading public. I happened to catch a glimpse of a music video on the morning program Daybreak on Cable 65. It was a song featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull. Two things were shocking and disgusting about that particular video. Ms. Lopez’s outfit was her undergarment! Second, the movements […]

Artificial Insemination Lab produces 548 new animals

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    With the use of the 14,000 straws of pure bred semen which was imported from the United States of America at a cost of US $20 to US $30 per straw, specialists at the recently commissioned Artificial Insemination Lab at Mon Repos were able to produce 548 new animals. This was done by […]

Beyond the ethnic reflex

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Editorial 

The rumination of the African-American intellectual Glen Loury on the constraints of identity politics is salutary for Guyanese at this time: We are all familiar with what I will call the “identity reflex.” We all hear the call of some tribe or another. We humans are a variegated lot—differing by race, ethnicity, cultural heritage, religion, […]

Police Sergeant under close arrest over theft

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    One of three police ranks allegedly involved in ransacking and unlawfully removing $139,000 from a Wakenaam house remains under close arrest. However, the other two have reportedly fled to another island. According to Rajindra Persaud, who also goes by the alias Ravi, the incident occurred on Friday last. He claimed that three policemen […]

Captain of regional vessel suspended from operating

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Pomeroon boat tragedy…   The Captain of the Regional Administration vessel that was involved in the Pomeroon tragedy has been suspended from operating any vessel, a police official said yesterday. The Captain is at the centre of the investigation, following allegations that he left the scene of the collision without attempting to assist the […]

Mr. Kissoon’s obsession with lovely lasses dressed as wenches

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Like Mr. Kissoon, I spent a good part of my adult life living and studying in England. But unlike Mr. Kissoon, based solely on the position he has taken on this issue, I frequented many British pubs where I was served by lovely lasses dressed as wenches and experienced no instances of denigration […]

2012: Human Services Ministry sustained focus on vulnerable, heightened domestic violence awareness

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

The Ministry of Human Services and Social Security continued to cater for the segments of the population who were affected adversely by poor socio-economic circumstances. These are the people, who because of their challenges have been unable to consistently sustain their livelihood on their own, hence the Ministry reaching out to them. The Ministry deals with […]

Improving nation’s food security status-among 2012 goals  

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Safeguarding Guyana’s food security was one of the milestones for achievements in the agriculture sector for 2012 and this effort was consolidated with the acknowledgement that the sector is already a mainstay in Guyana’s development. The sector focused on preserving and strengthening food security, reducing food imports, developing value-added (agro-processing) industry, developing an agro-fuel […]


December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Tony Deyal column 

Home on the range on Christmas Eve but there being no deer and antelope around I had to make do with chicken.  In my lexicon, Good Housekeeping is not a standard of sanitation that is impossible to meet, or even as Lord Hamlet said, a consummation devoutly to be wished.  It is my favourite cookbook […]


December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Under Cheddi Jagan, the government designed, with the assistance of the Carter Center and a range of Guyanese stakeholders, a National Development Strategy. This was in recognition of the fact that if Guyana was to consolidate its democracy, it needed a development platform around which donor resources and private investment could have been mobilized. The […]

The ubiquitous Bissoondyal continues with his national hypocrisy

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Editor, I noticed recently in the news media, the National Disgruntled Cricket Administrators Group (NDCAG) and Roger Harper hosting a Press Conference again urging the Government to intervene in the positive actions being taken by the GCB to resolve the cricket impasse and file contempt of court charges against these Execs. It is instructive […]

Motorcyclist dies in Aubrey Barker Road accident

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    A motorcyclist did not live to see the year 2013 as he was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) at around 20:00hrs last night following an accident on Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt Park. The man’s name was given as Christopher Fraser. Although reports are sketchy, Kaieteur News learnt that […]

Gordon impressed with local squash

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

World number 57th ranked professional squash player Christopher Gordon was delighted with his overall experience of the local squash community and thinks that the sport has a very promising future. In an invited comment, the American born squash star said, “All in all squash in Guyana is on the [way] up!” Gordon visited Guyana during […]

GCA enjoys fruitful 2012

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

The Georgetown Cricket Association closed its 2012 season for the Christmas holidays, and planned to resume on the 12th January, 2013 weather permitting. The GCA had planned to run off 9 competitions in 2012 but due to the inclement weather only 6 tournaments were possible. The competitions that were played are; The Brain Street U-15 […]

The 1823 Monument site was already settled on by the Jagdeo administration

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The relatively young Frank Anthony is the Minister of Culture and was a Commissioner on the Ethnic Relations Commission. Being given the opportunity to serve this nation at the named levels, he more than most in the PPP, having been exposed to the thrust that gave meaning to the these two bodies, ought […]

Narine breaks into T20 top 10 rankings

December 31, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

DUBAI, UAE (CMC) — West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine has broken into the top 10 of the latest International Cricket Council Twenty20 player rankings. The wily Trinidadian bowler rose three spots in the rankings released Saturday, to be joint 10th with South African speedster Dale Steyn. Narine’s last T20 International was against Bangladesh earlier this […]

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