Explosive finals envisaged as ‘graduated’ minnows set to rewrite the history books

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    A time bomb is ticking and football fans are urged to don appropriate protective apparel as two well oiled units, the Buxton United FC and Amelia’s Ward FC are set to explode into action to claim the ‘Holy Grail’ plus $4m ‘smackaroos’ when the final of the 23rd edition of the K&S football […]

Banks Beer / GFA Knockout Cup…Dangerous Sunburst Camptown and Riddim Squad square off in today’s final

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

- GDF and Rangers clash for third place It was a case of a ‘bridge too far’ for a game, but inexperienced Northern Rangers unit went down to a seasoned and battle tested Sunburst Camptown side in the first of two semi-final matches in this year’s Banks Beer / GFA Knockout Cup which was played […]

Score’s Even settle rivals with convincing win at PMTC

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Sleeping in Town and Joyful Victory win again Score’s Even owned and trained by Dennis DeRoop of the Simple Royal Stable and ridden by Kevin Richmond, with a score to settle, showed its mettle with a convincing victory to take the feature B and lower event when the Port Mourant Turf Club held their grand […]

National T\20 uniform launched…Guyana can win C T\20 –Permaul

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  By Zaheer Mohamed Captain of the Guyana Twenty\20 team Veerasammy Permaul said his team can win the Caribbean Twenty\20 tournament once they play to their full potential. He was speaking at the launching of the team uniform yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence. Permaul said that the encampment period was one of the […]

Lumumba credited for his role in football

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Often ridiculed and maligned, not much credit has been given to President of the Alpha Football Club, Odinga Lumumba, for his efforts in the development to local football.  Lumumba, who has been quite a controversial figure at times, has been instrumental in the fortunes of Alpha, taking the club from the doldrums and moulding it […]

The Highs and Lows in local sports

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Guyana cricket Sports in Guyana endured several high points and also some low ones.  Cricket and Football led the way with cricket experiencing the most controversies. Trips to and from the courtroom among other issues affected the two sporting disciplines. Cricket however took the ‘icing off the cake’ with government’s intervention through the Ministry […]

Despite a year of fluctuating fortunes local professional boxers progressed credibly

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Ever since Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis record breaking world title feat where he defeated James Page for the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight belt, local boxers have experienced fluctuating fortunes with most of them losing the prestigious accolade. That apart, the year 2012 has seen the revitalization of boxing cards, mostly the Friday Night […]

GGMC illegally transfers $254M transfer from GGMC to NICIL – AFC

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The Alliance For Change (AFC) has raised an alarm over a $254M transfer from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) recently, describing it as an outrageous and illegal act by government. According to AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, the money was transferred two weeks ago to the bank account of the National Industrial […]

International police officers to assist local Force – says Rohee

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

-civilian specialists to be employed -mandatory overseas training for Constable to officers   Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee has outlined an elaborate plan that will see, among other things, significant changes within the Guyana Police Force and other entities under the purview of his Ministry. Facing a gag order in the National Assembly, the Minister […]

12 armed ranks guard Jagdeo round the clock

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Over a year after he demitted office Former President Bharrat Jagdeo continues to live like he’s still the head of state, especially when it comes to his security detail. No wonder opposition politicians are clamouring for a review of his benefits, which they claim are placing a heavy burden on the taxpayers of […]

Dem boys seh…Donald got to shine in de New Year

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Bar Rat was, is, and will always be a scamp in dem boys book and in nuff, nuff people eyes. De fuss thing that mek dem boys know fuh sure was when he surround heself wid scamps like heself. He meet Bob Bee, Brazzy, and de rest of de kavakamites. When all of dem […]

2012 – a year of mixed impressions

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

  A new year has dawned and many people would have made resolutions certainly promising themselves to do something that they had not done during the year just completed. Others would be striving to improve their lot while recognizing that they would have not made the best use of the time during the just concluded […]

Taxi driver chopped after parting argument

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Jeetram Persaud, a 38-year-old GR taxi service driver is currently nursing chop wounds to the head, hands and abdomen after he was “attacked” by a fellow driver at the Sheriff Street based taxi service. The incident occurred at around 20:00hrs on Thursday December 20. Persaud resides at 32 Second Street Better Hope, South. “Two […]

Two police officers charged for Belgrave Killing

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Rehanna Ramsay After much delay over the controversial shooting death of Damien Belgrave, two police officers finally appeared before Magistrate Sueanna Lovell on a charge of manslaughter in relation to the October 5 killing of the 21year old Lethem resident. Belgrave was shot in the vicinity of White Castle Fish Shop while police ranks […]

Food and drink prices to rise in 2013

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Food prices went up by 3.3 per cent in 2012 and are expected to increase by 4.5 per cent in 2013, according to Prestige Purchasing’s annual food inflation report. David Read, CEO of Prestige Purchasing, presented the findings to members of the catering and hospitality industry at the Goring Hotel in London last night. […]

MAN OF THE YEAR FOR 2012 IS…

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The acting Chief Justice of Guyana, Ian Chang, is this column’s choice for Man of Year for 2012. He won the award convincingly. There was no need to consider any other contenders. The quality of Justice Chang’s decisions in three cases, set him apart from any possible rival and made him the undisputed winner of […]

Guyana to receive 14 more pumps

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    “Will help in the drainage system”- Dr Ramsammy Farmers at Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, will no longer have to worry about flooding in their farmlands because a new fixed site pump will soon be installed in their village, according to the Minister of Agriculture, Dr Leslie Ramsammy. The Minister made this announcement during his […]

Man, 43, killed in hit and run accident

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Relatives of a Met-en-Meer-zorg, West Coast Demerara man, who died as a result of a hit and run accident late Saturday are requesting the police to conduct a thorough investigation into his death. They are asking that the police not to side with the main suspect, whose father is a Cadet Officer. Dead is Demerara […]

Mysterious murders, execution-style killings marred 2012

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Who murdered 12-year-old Joshua Chunilall near his parents’ Corentyne farm last August? Did a woman mastermind the killing of a Sophia mechanic? And is there a common link behind the execution-style killings of Ricardo Rodrigues and several others last year? The year 2012 has left police with yet another spate of unsolved murders and a […]

APNU optimistic about Linden compensation

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    …disappointed government short changing community A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has high expectations that come 2013, the government who has already expended over $150M into the inquiry of the Linden unrest, will equally set aside adequate funds to compensate the family of those who were killed, maimed and disfigured during the protest […]

Medical evacuations attract more than $19 million in 2012 – Dr Chan

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

More than $19 million was expended by the Ministry of Health’s Regional Health Services during the past year as part of its medical evacuation programme, said Director of Regional Health Services, Dr Irv Chan. His comments came during the Health Ministry’s end-of-year press conference yesterday. The forum was hosted at the Ministry’s Brickdam, Georgetown boardroom. […]

New Year’s Messages

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

President  Donald Ramotar Fellow Guyanese, a Happy New Year to you all, wherever you are in Guyana and in the Diaspora.  I hope that this New Year will bring more prosperity to you in all of your personal and professional endeavours. I urge you to re-commit yourselves in achieving all of your goals. As we […]

Financial Assistance

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

This notice serves to inform the general public that financial contributions to aid the surgery for eight-year-old Fazeela Shaffie, who is suffering from a brain tumour, can be deposited to Citizen’s Bank account number 218562392.

Health Ministry poised to expand malaria fight in face of ‘gold rush’

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Acquired at a cost of US$50 per net, the Ministry of Health’s impregnated net programme has been deemed a success by Minister of Health Dr Bheri Ramsaran. His comments came despite observations that the disease is being driven by an increase in gold mining activities in the country’s interior locations. Introduced a few years ago […]

Teen who lost toes back in hospital

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Fernando Fredericks, 18, the excavator operator who lost four of his toes on Christmas Eve Day during a freak storm when an electrical pole belonging to Guyana Power and Light uprooted severing four of his toes, has been readmitted to the Suddie Public Hospital Cooperation. Fredericks’s injured left foot, upon careful examination by doctors, […]

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