Knockouts galore as Azore survives a stern test to retain local welterweight crown

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    By Michael Benjamin On a night of fistic fury, when three boxers failed to make it to the final bell, Guyana’s welterweight champion, Iwan ‘Pure Gold’ Azore survived a stern test against a game contender, Mark Austin, to retain his title when the curtains came down on November edition of the Guyana Boxing […]

Diamond Mineral Water International Indooor Hockey Festival…GCC, Hikers reach Veterans final

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  GCC and Hikers have made it to the final of the Veterans category in the Annual Diamond Mineral Water International Indoor Hockey Festival following the completion of the penultimate day yesterday, at the National Gymnasium. Hikers ended the group at the top after amassing the most points, while GCC secured the final berth after […]

Guinness ‘Greatest of de Streets’ Futsal Competition….Quarter-final matchups too close to call

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  After being pushed back by a day to accommodate another activity, action in the Banks DIH-sponsored Guinness ‘Greatest of de Streets’ Futsal Competition resumes tonight with quarter-final action, at Banks DIH Car Park. In the main end of the competition, defending champions Back Circle will go up against counterparts East Front Road and this […]

Banks DIH becomes major sponsor of Malta Supreme Christmas Basketball

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Kings play Flames and Raiders collide with Royals tonight Beverage giants Banks DIH has thrown its support behind the Linden Amateur Basketball Association’s yearend Christmas Basketball Championship, which will be known as the Malta Supreme Magnificent Seven Championship, involving the seven Linden clubs affiliated to the Association. The championship, which tipped off last night when […]

GABA gets commitment from St Lucia and Jamaica

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA), who has been forging good relations with its counterparts in the Caribbean with the aim of improving boxing, especially at home, but also in the region, has recently received commitments from St Lucia and Jamaica for exchange programmes. Guyana has this year sent fighters to Trinidad and Tobago […]

European Fitness champ Gisa ter Haar to guest pose at Flex Night Int.

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  The National Cultural Centre will be set on fire come next Saturday when reigning European Fitness champion, Holland based Gisa ter Haar graces the stage of the National Cultural Centre as the guest athlete at Flex Night International. The organizers, Flex Night Inc., have pulled out all the stops to ensure that patrons experience […]

Mayor Hamilton Green birthday football set to resume Wednesday at GFC

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Action in the Mayor Hamilton Green birthday 7-a-side football tournament continues at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground on Wednesday. Pouderoyen will tackle Goed Fortuin in the first of several matches starting at 19:00hrs. In all, eight exciting matches are billed for the night including Stewartville up against Sara Lodge, Uitvlugt take on Eve […]

GAPF Seniors “Judgment Day’…Fitness Express & Popeye’s Restaurant on board for today big showdown

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Fitness Express has continued their partnership, while Popeye’s Restaurant (Guyana) has added some much needed protein to the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) for their senior championships dubbed ‘Judgment Day’ which is set for today at the Saint Stanislaus College Auditorium from 11:00hrs. Jamie McDonald, Manager/Owner of Fitness Express, located at Sheriff & John Streets, […]

More sponsors on board for Bush Lot United Turf Club horserace meet next Sunday

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Over $7M up for grabs, 65 horses entered, more sponsors support More sponsors are finalizing their agreements to be part of the big one day horserace meet organised by the Bush Lot United Turf Club in collaboration with the Young Achievers Sports and Entertainment Group set for Sunday December 9 at the club’s facilities, Sea View […]

GFF Super League continues today

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Play in the GFF Super League continues today with action at 3 venues. Up at the Blairmont Ground, BCC Rosignol United will come up against the East Coast League Leaders BV/Triumph at 15:30hrs. Both teams are on 5 points each and a win for any team will propel the team to 8 points as […]

GKC conducts successful end of year Grading Examinations

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Guyana Karate College (GKC) on Friday afternoon last, held its end of year Grading Examinations, at its main Dojo located at the Malteenoes Sports Club, Thomas Lands. The event saw more than a 100 students from the GKC’s three Dojos – Marian Academy, Timehri Community Centre and Malteenoes – successfully undertaking the examinations […]

“2012 was good! 2013 could be a bumper year for West Indies senior men’s cricket team!”

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Colin E. H. Croft Even though there is still a month left in 2012, this has been a wonderful year for West Indies cricket! In 2012, West Indies won its fourth; some argue its most exciting world championship ever; to go with World Cup 1975, defending in 1979, before winning another cricket crown in […]

Letter to the Sports Editor…Administration of local football needs a complete metamorphosis

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Dear Editor, With the Golden Jaguars being eliminated from the World Cup Qualifiers and the CFU Caribbean Cup, which in both instances saw Guyana, occupying the cellar in both instances, it was the latter of the two qualifiers that proved more disastrous for Guyana, failing to qualify for the competition’s finals, which enables the […]

A response to Kumar’s Sports view

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Editor, I was on study leave, but I am back in GT devouring the goodies that I missed so long. You guys remember me, that woman who was and still is a furious football fan, fed up with the ill things that are transpiring in the football world. I got plenty to write about, […]

Local Amateur boxers dominate Trinidadian counterparts

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Local amateur boxers avenged losses to their Trinidadian counterparts, suffered when they visited that Twin Island Republic earlier this year, by winning all of their bouts when they faced off in the second edition of that exchange programme, in the amateur segment of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC)/Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) […]

Heist in Curacao…Gold boat departed from Suriname

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    -  Vessel registration leads to empty lot in Guyana As local authorities scramble to ascertain whether a multi-million-dollar shipment of gold stolen in a daring heist in Curacao on Friday came from Guyana, there are strong indications that the bulk of it is from Suriname. According to government sources, the vessel, the Summer […]

US$840M Amaila Falls hydro…APNU, AFC call for review in light of IMF’s concerns

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under News 

The two opposition parties in the National Assembly have called for a review of the multi-million-dollar Amaila Falls hydro project, amidst concerns expressed last week by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the project’s economic viability. Both A Partnership For National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday urged government to immediately make […]

Proficient physio and care provider Hyacinth Massay is a ‘Special Person’

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under News 

“Working at the Rehab Centre and especially with children, has made me a better person. Like I say to some people, when you work with persons with disabilities, you develop this sort of empathy and understanding that you’re there for the grace of God. You could be in that situation overnight.” By Zena Henry The […]

Dem boys seh…Dem Bees tek de cake wid cheapness

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Dear Santa, Dem boys want to write yuh early dis year, so we decide fuh pen yuh dis letter pun de fuss Sunday of December. Santa, dem boys seh dat dis is de season of goodwill and bliss and suh dem boys concern dat wid all de corruption dat Uncle Glenn and de Waterfalls […]

Budget preparation… AFC writes Finance Minister on areas of interest

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  The Alliance For Change (AFC) has handed in proposals for the 2013 budget which reflect a reduction in the percentage of Value Added Tax (VAT), a decrease in Berbice Bridge rates, as well as a 10% raise in wages and salaries for public servants and increased old age pension. The aforementioned requests and others […]

Three held for truck driver’s murder, one reportedly confesses

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Police have reportedly nabbed the gang that ambushed and killed truck driver Aga Khan and wounded a porter last month during a robbery at Craig, East Bank Demerara. Sources said that the breakthrough came last week following the arrest of three suspects, including a man who has allegedly confessed to committing the crime. Kaieteur News […]

“Operations Safe Parks” initiative benefits from security vehicles

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment received two vehicles to enhance security measures at the Botanical Gardens and the National Park. Managing Director of G-Star Mining and Exploration Company, Mr. Azeem Baksh made the presentation to the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud. Minister Persaud stated that the […]

Reoccupation of Queen’s College further postponed – Education Ministry

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Moves towards the reoccupation of Queen’s College have been further postponed, according to a statement issued yesterday by the Ministry of Education. The Ministry in its statement sought to “advise teachers, students, parents and other stakeholders of the development as it relates to a shift system arrangement which was instituted following a reported flea […]

Brazilian businesswoman shot and robbed

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  A 44-year-old Brazilian businesswoman is currently nursing a gunshot wound to her hip which she sustained during a daring daylight robbery. The victim has been identified as Marcia Martins. The incident occurred at around noon yesterday, as the woman was about to enter her car, PPP 3481, at the corner of Cummings Street and […]

Wrong man, wrong idea, wrong time

December 2, 2012 | Filed Under APNU Column, Features / Columnists 

The crisis that is simmering in the National Assembly, the Supreme Court and the Cabinet ostensibly seems to surround the fate of Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee. It is difficult to imagine that one man’s employment should affect all three branches of the state – the executive, legislative and judiciary – so seriously and […]

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