Buxton United FC is new K&S Football kings

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Cart off Lion’s share of prizes They started their journey as the underdogs; the most unlikely to cart off the honours but when the smoke had cleared, Buxton United FC emerged as champions, defeating Amelia’s Ward on sudden death penalty kicks when the finals of the 23rd edition of the K&S football extravaganza concluded at […]

Banks Beer / GFA KO Cup…Sunburst Camptown new champs

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

– Northern Rangers upset GDF They are always considered dangerous when it comes to money tournaments and it is a pity that a promising Riddim Squad side had to find that out for themselves after succumbing 2-0 to Sunburst Camptown in the final of this year’s Banks Beer / GFA Knockout Cup which ended on […]

Any lingering doubt put to rest

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  By Rawle Welch If ever there was any lingering doubt as to which is the biggest yearend sports event, the tens of thousands of spectators who turned up at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground to witness the finals of the Banks Beer / GFA Knockout Cup emphatically put to rest that uncertainty. Since […]

Overseas based Guyanese cyclist sponsors season opening cycle race Sunday in Berbice

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Overseas based Guyanese and a former national cycling champion Wilbert Benjamin continues to show benevolence to his home county. Benjamin will on Sunday 6th January give cyclists an opportunity to start the cycling season early when he sponsors a national open cycle road race in Berbice. Back home on holiday, Benjamin a former member […]

Wiltshire Dominoes set to start on Sunday

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Mark Wiltshire Dominoes competition is set to get underway on Sunday, January 6th at Transport Sports Club from 14:00 hrs. Teams from Georgetown, Linden, Essequibo, West Coast Berbice, West Coast and West Bank of Demerara are expected to participate. Entrance fee is $9,000. The first placed team will take home$200,000, a trophy and 9 medals, […]

LABA/Malta Supreme Basketball finalists decided

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Pollydore leads Royals in Kings upset 59-50 as Jets ease past Bulls 61-51   The fourth ranked team Victory Valley Royals upended top seed Kashif and Shanghai Kings in dramatic fashion 59-50, while number two Amelia’s Ward Jets staved off another upset by winning by a ten point margin 61-51 against third seed Half […]

The highs and lows in local Sports

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Basketball in 2012 Unfortunately 2012 marked another low productive year for basketball in Guyana following a lack of initiative and enthusiasm from the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) that forced individual programmes to keep the sport alive. Chris Bowman continued his Government-supported National Schools’ Basketball Festival (NSBF) that has gained momentum and grown to […]

Sarwan assists Prabhu Sharan Orphanage

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Former West Indies captain, Ramnaresh Sarwan, on Monday last hosted a lunch for children of the Prabhu Sharan orphanage at Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara. The attractive middle order batsman who was born in Wakenaam, and was brought to the city as a four-year-old, said that he felt the need to do something […]

Table Tennis, other sports gear and equipment presented to police

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Station Management Committee of the Fort Wellington Police Station situated on the West Coast Berbice, which is part of sub division N03 of B Division, in their continued quest to make the station a model for others to follow, has undertaken a number of initiatives so as to make the lives of […]

GBA donates gear to Republican Boxing Gym

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Guyana Boxing Association recently donated boxing equipment to the Georgetown Prisons/Republican Boxing Gym. This is in fulfillment of an earlier promise made to Director of Prisons, Mr. Dale Erskine. The equipment will be used to facilitate the resuscitation of Amateur Boxing in the Georgetown Prisons, who over the years has produced some […]

Opposition moves to cap benefits to former Presidents

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…Govt says Jagdeo will not be affected APNU’s shadow Home Affairs Minister and security expert, Winston Felix, says that there should be a limit to the number of “guards” assigned to former President Bharrat Jagdeo. This newspaper on Tuesday had reported that the former President still had his full complement of security personnel, consisting of […]

Vandals caught on camera damaging vehicles as family feud escalates

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    An escalating family feud between two Canadian-based Guyanese brothers is threatening to get ugly and once again the police are being blamed for allowing the situation to spiral out of control. The latest saga in the ongoing battle has seen the destruction of a few unregistered sports utility vehicles and threats to commit […]

Another death row inmate gets sentence commuted

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Another death row prison inmate has had his sentence commuted.  Yesterday Attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes was able to have his client, Oral Hendrick’s sentence commuted to life imprisonment by the High Court. Back in 1992, Hendricks was 25 years old and working as a caretaker at the Speedway Hotel at Land of Canaan, East Bank of […]

Amputee perishes in Buxton fire

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  A 65-year-old amputee perished in a burning building yesterday becoming the first fire casualty for the new year. The charred remains of Dennis Marks who lived alone were recovered from the rubble of his single-flat wooden house situated at Lot 12 Cummings Street, North Buxton, East Coast Demerara. This was after efforts by neighbours […]

Labour Ministry looking at ‘land-grabbing’ in Coops

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Ministry of Labour has observed what has been deemed very disturbing features within Cooperatives, whereby members have been engaging in illicit activities as it relates to land transfers. This was the assertion of Labour Minister, Dr Nanda Gopaul, who revealed during a recent media briefing that “we are monitoring those, especially when it comes […]

Region Three councilors walk out of RDC meeting

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…says chairman disrespectful It’s a new year and Region Three Councilors say that they have got a new attitude towards the Regional chairman who insists on treating them in a disrespectful manner. The councilors said that apart from that, they will be making urgent calls to have certain information which should be known, available to […]

Dem boys seh…When de Bee couldn’t get a bribe, he sue

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  De year start and more news coming out about some people who help demselves like if dem was a cooperative. Dem is de same people who use to cuss Burnham when he talk about Guyanese helping demself although he didn’t mean it de way it happen among de Bees. Dem boys talk bout de […]

Why should there be fear about a number?

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

This is the dawn of a New Year. However, this year is different from all the others that nearly all of those of us alive today have ever witnessed. This one has the dreaded number, 13.  Many who were glad to see the back of the past year never contemplated the implications of this year. […]

Linden woman walks away with $1M

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

–    As Ansa McAl promotion ends One Linden mother collapsed after learning that she was one million dollars richer as the “Ariel Christmas Surprise Promotion” came to an end. Karen Inniss picked the lucky envelope ahead of four other participants. The final drawing and presentation was held yesterday at ANSA McAL Trading head office, Beterverwagting, […]

Bandits hit Cell Point on New Year’s Day

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  A city businessman was yesterday counting his losses after brazen burglars broke into his Cell Point store on Regent Road, Bourda shortly after 5:00 hours on New Year’s Day and escaped with an undisclosed quantity of articles and the Old Year’s Day sales said to be some $1.8 million. The bandits, despite the presence […]

Rohee’s security plan…Opposition, Chamber of Commerce differ on support

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  There have been differing reactions to the recently announced security sector improvement plan, with the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) pledging its support, while the parliamentary opposition has vowed to oppose it as long as it is piloted by current Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee. On December 31, the Home Affairs Minister […]

Squib throwing leaves man with split lip

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    While many celebrated the New Year with lots of love and laughter, 22-year-old Prakash Dahadur broke 2013 at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) – this was after a squib landed on his mouth. The Metro employee received two stitches for the wound he sustained. Dahadur of Lot 364 Good Hope, East Coast […]

New Amsterdam man’s throat slit on New Year’s morning

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…assailant hospitalized after sound thrashing The New Year’s celebrations of a New Amsterdam family were cut short with the news that one of their own was seriously wounded. Chris Burrowes, 39, called “Bully” of Alexander Street New Amsterdam and a dental technician, was on Tuesday morning around 06:00 hrs slashed across his throat by a […]

Availability of illegal pesticides “reduced”

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The availability of illegal pesticides on the market has declined by one percent. This is according to the end of year report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture. “Enforcement activities were carried out specifically under the Board’s “Zero Tolerance against Illegal Pesticides Campaign” and this was done in collaboration with the Customs and Trade […]

Addressing NCDs high on Health Ministry’s 2013 agenda

January 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

With a view of better addressing the challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), the Ministry of Health is looking to expand its delivery of service, particularly in the capital city of Georgetown. At least this is according to Minister of Health, Dr Bheri Ramsaran, who revealed on Monday that “we are going to be pushing NCDs.” […]

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