Banks Beer/GFA KO Cup…Kwakwani Strikers enter main draw; Ann’s Grove AS advance in prelim. phase

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

If what was witnessed on Wednesday evening is early indication of the excitement and quality that this year’s Banks Beer /Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Knockout Cup has in store for fans then obviously the place to be on Sunday is the world famous GCC ground when the tournament officially opens with a double header. Playing […]

National team warm up T20 with consecutive victories

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Guyana team preparing for the 2013 Caribbean Twenty20 tournament defeated a Rest XI by 31 runs and 6 wickets respectively in two warm up matches yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. The national team took first strike and posted 158-6 off their allocation of overs. Openers Trevon Griffith and Derwin Christian added […]

Woodpecker Products Badminton Junior Christmas Singles tourney

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Woodpecker Products Annual Badminton Junior Christmas Singles competition concluded on Wednesday last at the Queens College Badminton Courts bringing the curtains down on the Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) season for 2012 which has been described as very successful both nationally and internationally. Matches were played off in both the Under-19 Boys & […]

GCF one-day rapid tournament

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    Anthony Drayton /Maria Thomas dominate Senior Chess player Maria Thomas and National Junior Champion Anthony Drayton continued to dominate their counterparts, winning their respective categories when the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) staged a one-day rapid tournament at the UG Tain Campus, Berbice, Sunday December 9 last. Thomas amassed 6 points, the same as […]

CS&TC prepare for season closing race on Sunday

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    Race walkers will cap this year’s activities when the Cavaliers Sports and Tour Club (CS&TC) presents a 10K event, fittingly dubbed ‘Last Lap Race Walk’ on Sunday December 16 next. Led by the nation’s most prolific race walker, Rudolph Mitchell, competitors will convene at Trevor Harry’s Photo Studio, Back Road Soesdyke at 06:30hrs, […]

GCF stages National Schools’ C/ship

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

The executive of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) continue to implement initiatives towards the development of the sport and following closely on the heels of the just concluded junior championships will stage the annual National Schools’ Chess Championship on Sunday December 16 and 17 at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown. Queens College Secondary […]

Nets face biggest challenge Sunday night

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford Republic Bank Nets has to literally play out of its mind Sunday night if it will have any chance of defeating the number one ranked club in Georgetown, and probably Guyana, Ravens, for the Phillip George Legacy Basketball Championship. This is new territory for Nets that defeated the other top three ranked […]

GABA hosts Open Boxing C/ships this weekend…Cream of the crop to be on show

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Amateur boxers received a major boost when the American Ambassador, Brendt Hardt, visited the Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis Boxing Gym Monday evening last and donated a substantial amount of gears for their development. Heartened by the show of chivalry, the young pugilists will obviously turn in their best performances when the Guyana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) […]

WICB and Verus International announce Pro T20 league

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

-  huge financial injection, strengthening of game & retainer contracts promised St. John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board announces that it has concluded an agreement with Barbados-based Verus International to launch a professional franchise-based Twenty20 league in the Caribbean starting in 2013. The league will provide financial benefits for participating players with the […]

WICB & Digicel host Grassroots Cricket Fun Day across the region

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board and Digicel will collaborate to host a series of action-packed Grassroots Cricket Fun Day across the region this weekend. Forty-five matches will be played by the Digicel Grassroots Cricketers in 11 territories across the region on Saturday December 15th and Sunday December 16th. Matches will also […]

WDCB U-19 …Persaud bowls CI to consecutive wins

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

    National Under-17 player Akshaya Persaud grabbed 7 wickets for one run off 5.2 overs as Cornelia Ida trounced Canal No. 2 by 48 runs when play in the West Demerara Cricket Board (WDCB) Under-19 40-over competition continued Sunday last. Home team, Cornelia Ida batted first and were bowled out for 90 in 26.3 […]

Flex Night Inc. says thanks to its main sponsors

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

On Wednesday afternoon, the Directors of Flex Night Incorporated, in a simple ceremony, expressed their appreciation to their main sponsors Banks DIH and Digicel for coming on board in support of the 2012 Flex Night International and Health and Fitness Expo. Managing Director of Flex Night Incorporated, Donald Sinclair, presented Flex Night souvenir bags to […]

EZjet boss faces 60 years in jail for $20M fraud

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under News 

-    stranded passengers asked not to try to cash cheques…accounts empty Hours after his arrest Wednesday morning, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EZjet Air Services, Sonny Austin Ramdeo, appeared before a New York court, accused of stealing US$20M from a hospital chain over a seven-year period. Some of the monies he is accused […]

Cane harvester’s head crushed by GuySuCo truck

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  In a horrific tragedy early yesterday morning, 57-year-old cane harvester Asraf Alli had his skull crushed by the wheel of a Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) truck after he jumped off before the vehicle had come to a stop. Ali, whose address was given as 60 Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara, was heading to work […]

UG Council defends VC choice

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under News 

…insists selection process was transparent Concerted efforts were made yesterday to defend the selection and approval of Nigerian-born, Dr Jacob Opadeyi for the position of Vice Chancellor (VC) at the University of Guyana.  At a press conference held at the University’s Turkeyen Campus Education Lecture Theatre, Pro Chancellor Dr. Prem Misir and Registrar Mr. Vincent […]

$2.5M in fuel unaccounted for at Bartica Police Station

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under News 

-    Sergeant busted, Barrack Room labourer being investigated    The Guyana Police Force has launched an internal investigation into a discrepancy, totaling $2.5M, in fuel purchases by the Bartica Police Station. The discrepancy was unearthed about a month ago, but the Force had been silent on the matter. Under investigation are a Sergeant, and a […]

Dem boys seh…Sonny Ass-tin in jail

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Sonny sleeping in a pumpkin jumpsuit pun a cot. He deh in a room more small than somebody toilet and he crying hard hard. He is a clear case of moon does run till day ketch am. When de Feds call he, he duck and hide. Thanksgiving come and he still ducking, but dem […]

Angry passengers storm EZjet again

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under News 

While the Chief Executive Officer of EZjet is in custody in the United States, staffers at the airline’s Guyana office had a hard time calming a group of irate passengers demanding repayment for services that were never provided. According to those present, yesterday was supposed to be the day the airline would have refunded them […]

Boy, 9, struck by pickup truck

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Nine –year-old Farzad Khan, is now a patient of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation after being struck by a pickup truck shortly after lunch yesterday at Broad and Ketley Streets, Charlestown. According to eyewitnesses, the child was making his way across Broad Street on a pedestrian crossing, when a speeding pick-up slammed into him. Kaieteur […]

GPHC reinstates nurses just as GPSU threatens “civil disobedience”

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  By Zena Henry The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) yesterday afternoon threatened “civil disobedience” if public service workers cannot be protected by the rule of law. Union President Patrick Yarde said that pressure would be intensified if senior persons within the system “continue to work arbitrarily against public service workers”. Yarde was speaking directly […]

Up to 50% of cigarette packets must display health warnings – CARICOM

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  Cigarette manufacturers in the region will soon be forced to print health warnings covering almost half of its display area, CARICOM announced Wednesday. The CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), the trade arm of the 15-member Caribbean regional body which met for two days in Guyana this week, at its Thirty-Fifth Meeting, […]

Corentyne farmers call for new pumps after severe flooding

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under News 

    Angry Berbice farmers are calling on government for two new pumps after severe flooding recently. At a council meeting of the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce, the issue was raised. According to the Chamber in a release yesterday, its members are “angry and upset at the seemingly casual, irresponsible and lackadaisical approach by […]

POLITICS IS FUN IN GUYANA… AND FUNNY TOO!

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

  Guyana is the best country in the world. The level of political humour found here is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Two recent events illustrate how funny politics can be in Guyana and why it is such an enjoyable pastime for many. The first was a statement made by an official of the […]

Concerned sugar-producing countries want more EU help

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under News 

  -    Warn about quota shortfall Sugar-producing nations, affected by Europe’s decision to fully open its markets after 2015, want more financial help in face of growing hardship. Financial assistance has been significantly reduced by the European Union (EU) and those countries could face the very real possibility of not meeting quotas. Foreign Affairs Minister, […]

Let’s learn Portuguese

December 14, 2012 | Filed Under Editorial 

    Earlier this week, in our editorial “The Southern Connection”, we elaborated on the opportunities for development available to us if we were to satisfy the Brazilian need for a northern outlet to the Atlantic. But even if closer linkages were not being pushed by Brazil, there would still be large avenues through which […]

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