APNU rejects Minister Ganga Persaud’s contention

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  In relation to the article captioned “Local Government Bills Stuck At Select Committee…….” published in Saturday’s edition of the Stabroek News on December 29, last, A Partnership for National Unit, said that it rejects out of hand, the contention of the Minister of local government, Ganga Persaud, that Committee Chairman, Basil Williams or the […]

Some New Year’s wishes and gifts to dem Boys and Girls

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

 

Drawing of Berbice Cricket Board fund raising raffle postponed

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The president and executives of the Berbice Cricket Board wishes to inform the general public that its fund raising raffle which was scheduled to be drawn on December 21st , 2013 has been postponed to February 21, 2014. However, tickets bought are still valid for the draw. The prizes remain the same; with one 19 […]

Letter to the Sports Editor Linden begs Parliamentarians to be part of Guyana Cricket

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Mr. Editor The members of the Upper Demerara Cricket Association (Linden) would like to express our support for the Cricket Administration Bill which will legalise and restore order to our beloved game. We have been waiting with great expectations for this bill to be passed so that we in Linden would at least be […]

Some New Year’s wishes and gifts to dem Boys and Girls

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

 

2012: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

January NEW VEHICLE REGISTRATION SYSTEM GOES INTO EFFECT A new system that would see Motor Vehicle Licences (MVL) being sold on the anniversary of the registration went into effect at the beginning of the year. Commissioner-General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Khurshid Sattaur, informed that owners whose registrations are due would be mailed notices […]

Herstelling man dies in Friendship accident

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

As the New Year dawned, the Narine household of Herstelling, on the East Bank Demerara is in the process of planning a funeral of a loved one. Leelaram Narine, better known as “Kampo” was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) following an accident on the Friendship, East Bank Demerara Public […]

Rank in Agricola killing for High Court

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Terrence Wallace, the policeman accused of murdering Agricola youth, Shaquille Grant, has been committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court. Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine Beharry yesterday, after reviewing the submissions of both the prosecution and the defence, ruled that a prima facie case had been made out against the accused. The Magistrate in her […]

Jealous uncle charged with murder

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The man who allegedly stabbed his step nephew to death after the youth had spurned his advances, was charged with murder on Monday. Roy Lewis, 36, of Glasgow Housing Scheme appeared before magistrate Adela Nagamootoo on the charge of murder. He reportedly killed Devon Da Silva, called Devon Lewis, on Thursday December 27, last, at […]

Grandfather charged with break and enter

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Zamin Khan, called “Zamin”, 61, of East Canje, Berbice appeared before Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo on the charge of break and enter and larceny committed on the dwelling house of Marcia Ganpat of Fort Ordnance Housing Scheme East Canje, Berbice on November 18, last. Prosecuting Sergeant Godfrey Playter told the court that the man is known […]

Recently released prisoner back behind bars

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Court regular Anthony Layne, 33, of Angoy’s Avenue, who was recently resealed from jail, is back behind bars on a charge of larceny from the person. He appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s court before Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo on Friday and was remanded to jail. The court was told by Prosecutor Orin Joseph that […]

2012 was another highly successful year for us

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, The Patron, Management & Members of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club would like to express profound gratitude to every individual, NGO and Company who assisted the club or played a part – no matter how small – in helping us to fulfill our mandate in 2012. 2012 was another highly […]

Decency and a memorial site

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, Thanks for publishing my previous letter (KN, Dec 31, 2012). One of the things I should have added in this letter is that during tyrannical periods of the past, our people were never publicly allowed to mourn their fallen heroes when, where, and how they would have liked. The reasons for such […]

Towards a productive New Year

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  DEAR EDITOR, The Youth Coalition for Transformation (YCT) wishes to extend Happy New Year’s greetings to all Guyanese as we endeavour towards a productive and prosperous 2013. YCT also wishes to express profound gratitude and appreciate to all its members, supporters and donors that have provided support to its many programs, causes and messages […]

Lost in a world of illusions

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  DEAR EDITOR, I  would  have  done  an  injustice  to  my  fellow  veterans  and  ardent  readers  of  your  column,  had  I  failed  to  respond  to  a  letter  written  by  a  retired  Major  C  S   Vaughn,  captioned “The  PNCR  vociferous  about  CLICO,  but  silent  on  Globe  Trust”. In  the  bosom  of  my  missive  you  will  observe  […]

Use negative emotions as fuel for positive growth for the New Year!

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  DEAR EDITOR, The Humanitarian Mission of New Jersey Arya Samaj Mandir, Inc., and its Guyana Chapter, extends many best wishes for the New Year to the Government and citizens of Guyana. It’s important to start this wonderful year off with love. Until you love yourself, no one will love you. Until you understand what […]

Do people read newspapers on New Year’s Day?

January 1, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

I always wonder about this question in Guyana particularly? With the rise of the internet, it has become even more pressing. Based on observation and certainly not actual experience, (only attended one Old Year’s Night party in my life and that was the WPA’s in 1978) I find that Old Year’s Night escapism to be […]

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