Victoria’s Fashions supports as Chico Junior U-13 set for kickoff

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Outstanding players to win BMX cycles The eight teams vying for top honours in the inaugural Chico Junior U-13 Round Robin Football Lien tournament, scheduled to get underway from December 22-January 1 next will start their battle to the top in just ten days and aside from the lucrative prizes put up by the main […]

Holder aims to use Bangladesh experience as stepping stone

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Bridgetown, Barbados – Allrounder Jason Holder believes a good showing in the upcoming West Indies Cricket Board’s season could see him being catapulted into the forefront of the thinking of the WICB Selection Panel. The giant 21-year-old bowls right-arm fast medium and is also a stylish lower-order batsman. He had his first taste of […]

Rain stops play in national cricket team CT\20 practice game

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  The national cricket team’s preparation for 2013 Caribbean Twenty\20 tournament was yesterday affected by the inclement weather when their practice match against a Rest XI was called off after 1.5 overs at the Guyana National Stadium. The Guyana team were 12-1 after they decided to bat first. They lost the wicket of Derwin Christian […]

GFF Super League…Alpha, Pele, Western, Buxton in winner’s row; Den Amstel & Rosignol draw

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  Defending champion Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United racked up another three points as did Buxton United Sports Club, Pele and Western Tigers when play in the Guyana Football Federation Super League continued last Sunday at three venues. Suffering at the hands of Alpha United at the Buxton Community Centre Ground in feature play was Upper […]

Despite the challenges, female hockey on the rise

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  – Next stop PAHF Cup in Argentina Women’s hockey has been on the rise for the past three to four years and even though Guyana as a country has not been able to make a significant mark as yet regionally or internationally, there is no doubt that the sport has become more visible and […]

GDA\Bryden and Fernandes Darts tourney…Rambahrose, Fulton take male and female single’s title

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    Lallchan Rambahrose defeated Anil Latchman 3 games to 1 in a best of 5 set to emerge champion of the Men’s Singles category when the Guyana Darts Association\Bryden and Fernandes tournament concluded last Sunday at the CCWU. Sherwin Green beat Norman Madhoo 2-0 in a set of 3 to win the third place […]

GSDF U-21 Female Football tourney to start December 30

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Guyana Sports Development Foundation (GSDF) will be running off a Female U-21 Developmental Football Tournament on Sun 30th December 2012 at the Ministry of Education Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue, Thomas Lands commencing at 12:00hrs. The GSDF will be the main sponsor with the GFF, Scotia Bank and DDL the other sponsors. The GFRC […]

Mayor Green Birthday Inter-Ward final shifted to Sunday December 30

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  The climax of the Mayor Hamilton Green 78th Birth Anniversary Inter-Ward KO soccer tournament fixed for the Den Amstel Community Centre Ground tomorrow has been shifted to December 30 at the same venue. When the finals are held on December 30, four quarterfinals, and two semifinal matches will be contested. The action will see […]

AFC not in support of Guyana Cricket Administration Bill

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    Alliance for Change (AFC) Leader, Attorney- at- Law Khemraj Ramjattan stated that they are not in support of the Guyana Cricket Administration Bill presented by the Government. He was speaking at a press conference held by the party yesterday. He said the Government wants to control and that he is happy with the […]

Letter to the Sports Editor…Unfair practices in Berbice cricket

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Editor, By 12:30pm Sunday afternoon at the Community Centre Ground, popularly known as the Back centre, Corriverton, it appears that all was not well. The hype and enthusiasm for the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) organized finals of the Upper Corentyne T/20 had less than 100 persons. And this was already through the first half […]

FBI arrests EZjet’s boss

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  The US’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested embattled founder of EZjet Air Services Inc., Sonny Ramdeo. Kaieteur News was told that agents zeroed in on him Tuesday evening in New York after weeks of wire fraud investigations. At the time of his arrest, Ramdeo was reportedly speaking to a senior official of […]

Newly renovated Magistrates’ Court falling apart

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

…$35 M spent The New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court is collapsing after millions of dollars were spent and the building handed over to the authorities less than a month ago.   Kaieteur News’ Berbice correspondent, Samuel Whyte, reported that portions of the ceiling kept falling on litigants and that he escaped injury “by the skin of […]

Cayman Islands leader freed on bail as corruption probe continues

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    (Reuters) – The embattled leader of the Cayman Islands was released on bail after a second day of questioning yesterday, following his arrest on suspicion of theft and corruption in the notoriously secretive offshore Caribbean financial centre. Premier McKeeva Bush, a veteran politician and head of one of the world’s best-known tax havens, […]

T&T Minister charged with failing to take a breathalyser test

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  …nine days after DPP’s instructions   Trinidad Express – Nine days after Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard instructed police to charge former government minister Collin Partap with failing to take a breathalyser test, police have acted. Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams at a media briefing at Police Headquarters, Port of Spain yesterday […]

Kwame McCoy, others evaluated radio licence applicants

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  President’s Press and Publicity Officer in Office of the President, Kwame McCoy, was among those who approved the issue of new radio licences. One of the licences was granted to the best friend of former President Bharrat Jagdeo in a process veteran broadcaster Cathy Hughes described as unfair. “It is absolutely clear that the […]

Dem boys seh…Sonny get ketch in he shorts

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  De other day two people, one of dem a premier and de other a former premier end up getting charge wid corruption. Dem feel that because dem was de leader dem could thief and set up good things fuh dem friend. Well dem heading to jail. That is wha dem boys does call from […]

Christopher Ram offers free legal services to collapsing NIS

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Legal practitioner Christopher Ram has offered free legal services to the National Insurance Scheme. Ram said that his offer is being made in light of the difficulties highlighted as major factors prohibiting the institution from meaningfully carrying out its functions as the state insurance agency. Ram was at the time speaking at a public […]

More companies seek PUC services – Complaints Manager

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    Several companies are now taking advantage of the services offered by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), a development which has effectively seen many moving away from court proceedings which at times could prove to be lengthy. This is according to PUC Complaints Manager,  Raymon Cummings. He said that once complaints are brought to […]

Guyana Labour Laws now available in Portuguese

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  …to benefit Brazilian employers …Labour Laws in Chinese translation soon to be available   For the benefit of the Brazilian community operating businesses in Guyana, the Ministry of Labour has made available several pieces of Guyana’s Labour Legislations available in Portuguese. Several copies of the laws intended to guide the manner in which employers […]

Two shootout bandits on six charges each

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Two of the four bandits who were involved in a gun battle with police that ended in three of them being shot and seriously wounded on Sunday, were yesterday arraigned on six charges. The men, Keshwar Harrinarine called “Bread” 32 a Hire car driver of Fyrish, Long Dam; Corentyne, Berbice and Parmanand Joseph, 24, […]

Woman in custody after fleecing church members of ‘Penny Bank’

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

A woman was taken into police custody yesterday after fleecing members of a church in Mahaica, East Coast Demerara. The perpetrator was taken into police custody after reports were made that the annual ‘penny bank’ was lost after it was withdrawn from the bank. “Hundreds of church members bank their money and record it in […]

Another gold miner murdered in interior

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    Police in the interior are investigating another murder. This time the victim is gold miner Richard Joseph, 21, of Pomeroon River. Joseph was stabbed to death around 23:00 hours on Tuesday, at Monesee Backdam, Port Kaituma, North West District. According to the police Joseph and another man had an argument during which he […]

The dilemma of treating the mentally ill who are also destitute

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

There are a great number of suspected mentally ill persons walking around the streets of the country. There are a great many others who are not mentally ill but simply destitute but who are treated as “mad” people. Mental illness is a disease like any other illness. It afflicts the mind instead of the body […]

Colombia Trade Expo concludes this weekend

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    The Colombia Trade Expo stop and shop is in its final week. Shoppers will have their last chance to grab items that are not available locally. This Expo will be packing up this Sunday at the Thomas Lands YMCA, Kingston venue.  The 35-person group that mans 25 booths also plans to visit New […]

UG Council approves Dr Opadeyi as New Vice Chancellor

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Nigerian-born Dr Jacob Opadeyi has been officially named Vice Chancellor to the University of Guyana. The announcement came after a Council meeting at the University yesterday which saw the Trinidad-based lecturer being approved at the level of the Council for the high-profile position. Since Friday, a Search Committee had identified Dr Opadeyi as the […]

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