National team wings out for CT20

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The National team left the shores of Guyana yesterday morning with all eyes set on winning the Caribbean T20 tournament which gets underway in Trinidad and Tobago, tomorrow. Speaking at a simple ceremony at the Windjammer International Hotel before their departure, Manager of the team Alvin Johnson said his side is a balanced one and […]

Ferreira-James appointed to CFU Referees Committee

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana’s most successful FIFA Referee to date who retired last year from active duties, Dianne Ferreira-James has been appointed to the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Referees Committee and will serve until 2016. The committee which will be chaired by Jamaican Peter Pendergrast is one of the Standing Committee’s of the CFU and the other members […]

Albert Bentick Championships on this weekend

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Albert Bentick Championships will return to the local basketball calendar this weekend after a brief hiatus. The United States-based Albert Bentick last evening handed over the championship trophy that will be up for grabs. The four teams that will compete in the competition are Pacesetters, Republic Bank Nets, Colts and Ravens, which were all […]

Former GBBC Member, Syd Cummings takes his final count

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The boxing community is much poorer following the death of former Judge and Member of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control, Sydney Randolph Cummings who passed away after a short period of illness. He was 92 years-old. One of the oldest officials to have served in the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC), Syd, as […]

GCB 50-Over Inter County starts today

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    – defending champs Berbice aiming to retain title   By Zaheer Mohamed   West Indies middle order batsman Assad Fudadin will lead defending champions Berbice when they take on the President’s XI at DCC in their opening match of the Guyana Cricket Board 50-Over Inter County tournament which bowls off today with two […]

Keith Foster returns unopposed as BCB boss

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    President of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Keith Foster on Sunday last was elected returned unopposed as the President of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) for his third and final term when the Board held its Biannual Elections at its Cheddi Jagan Street office, New Amsterdam. Foster who was first […]

GDA made significant strides in 2012

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Guyana Darts Association in its continued efforts to revive the game in Guyana has over the past year made significant strides, including updating its status with the World Darts Federation. The Association staged two major events, complimented by several smaller tournaments, throughout the year. The two major events were the Mashramani Darts […]

FIFA Rep should be given opportunity to engage relevant stakeholders

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  By Rawle Welch Even though no official release has emanated from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) about the scheduled arrival of the FIFA representative to mediate in the ongoing conflict between the local governing body and the Georgetown Football Association (GFA), many persons connected to the sport are hoping that apart from meeting with […]

Golyn & Sons on board for Wiltshire Dominos tourney

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Golyn and Sons of Stabroek Market yesterday presented a cheque valued $50,000 that will be given to the third placed team of the Mark Wiltshire Dominos competition which commences tomorrow at the Transport Sports Club. Sales Representative of Golyn & Sons, Fazeena Khan in handing over the cheque to Wiltshire said they are […]

Cricket fans invited to see Regional T20 games live at DCC

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) is a long standing and prestigious organization which has just completed celebrating a great and memorable milestone of 100 years. Like any other cricket club, the DCC has given its all to the development of cricket in Guyana and the West Indies. The Regional T20 viewing has been an […]

Missing GEA employee …Police detain suspect’s associates

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Police yesterday detained several associates of suspect, Sherwin Francis, while intensifying the search for Guyana Energy Authority (GEA) employee, LeVoy Taljit, who has now been missing for two weeks. The prime suspect, 32-year-old Francis, is still in custody, but sources said that police need more evidence if they are to charge him in connection […]

Ed Ahmad squeals on NY Senator —say court watchers

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

..Feds mount probe The feds have launched a criminal probe of former State Senate Democratic Majority Leader, John Sampson, of Brooklyn, The Post has learned. The inquiry focusing on Sampson’s campaign fund-raising stems from a broader federal probe into Queens Democratic Congressman, Gregory Meeks, sources said. Shady real-estate broker, Edul Ahmad, is the common link […]

Government says – New Bridge across Demerara in the making

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Leonard Gildarie Amidst worry over congestion on the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Government has signaled its intentions to invite proposals for a new structure shortly. Speaking yesterday at press conference on his Ministry’s performance in 2012, Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn, said that it is the hope that the current bridge will continue operations […]

Dem boys seh…Ed Ahmad singing de bar rat song

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Long time dem used to have song festival in this country. That was when judges use to select de best singers. People win car and some win holiday. De radio station had a programme called In Search of a Star. De people use to look fuh de best singer and de prize was good. […]

Amaila Falls Road Project…Gov’t wants court to force payment of US$1.5M bond

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The government wants the court to force insurance company Hand in Hand to pay US$1.5 million after it fired Makeshwar “Fip” Motilall from the Amaila Falls road project. The former Bharrat Jagdeo administration had handed Motilall a US$15.4 million to build the road leading to Amaila Falls where the government plans to construct a […]

No Cuban doctors at Diamond Regional Hospital, patients angry

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

–    Clerical worker says only one Guyanese doctor on duty A single doctor is currently manning the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital which is supposed to take care of patients’ medical needs in the community. This has been the situation since New Year’s Day with all the Cuban doctors assigned to the hospital on leave […]

EZjet passengers have until January 14 to request refunds – Public Works official

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

… efforts made to pay RedJet passengers There is no possibility of resuscitation for the failed Airline charter Service, EZjet, whose operation came to a screeching halt during the latter part of last year following a high-profile scandal involving its now arraigned Chief Executive Officer, Sonny Ramdeo. This assertion was made by Minister of Public […]

Expectations from the days ahead

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

    The year is only a few days old and there is the expectation that a lot of what started during the past year would be accomplished. And from all indications this is likely to be the case. Some of the largest projects ever to be undertaken in Guyana are well along the road […]

Montrose woman wins Suzuki Swift in Payless promotion

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A Montrose, East Coast Demerara woman carted off a brand new Suzuki Swift motorcar which was on offer in the Payless Variety Store’s end of year promotion. The drawing took place on Thursday at the store’s Vreed-en-Hoop branch and saw the woman who only gave her name as Mrs. L Singh, copping the first prize. […]

Twelve of 289 cases tried during last quarter of 2012

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

–    Essequibo district was without judge By Abena Rockcliffe Guyana’s courts are starting this year with a backlog of 277 cases. Only 12 of a listed 289 cases were tried during the October session of the criminal assizes. Of the 289 cases, 240 were listed to be tried during the Demerara October 2012 assizes while […]

Chinese couple assault girl, 8

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

An eight-year-old girl was yesterday beaten and stripped by the proprietors of Satno Mall located in the vicinity of Stabroek Market, opposite Demico House, after she was accused of stealing. According to persons who witnessed the assault, the eight-year-old Muslim child had gone into the mall to shop with her grandmother when she was accused […]


January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

  The government has filed an action before the Courts questioning the wisdom, legality and constitutionality of the decision of the Speaker to send a motion directed against the Minister of Home Affairs to the Committee of Privileges, and instituting a gag order on the said Minister until the committee makes a recommendation. The Courts […]

Local officials clueless about last departure date of hijacked vessel

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Local authorities are yet to determine when was the last time the gold-laden vessel, Summer Bliss, which was attacked and robbed in Curacao last year, left any Guyanese Port.  At least this is according to Director of the Maritime Administration Department, Claudette Rogers, yesterday, when she responded to questions about the vessel. On […]

ImmigrationINFO …Immigration News For Our Community

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Attorney Gail S. Seeram     Through this “Question & Answer” column, our goal is to answer your immigration questions.  We appreciate your comments and questions.  If you have a question that you would like answered in this column, please email: Question #1:    How can I apply for a visitor visa to the United […]

Unlicensed firearm holder remanded

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A 44-year-old man was yesterday denied bail for being in possession of a firearm without having a licence. Edward Persaud, of Soesdyke/Linden Highway was remanded to prison until January 14. Persaud was allegedly found in possession of a single barrel 16-gauge shotgun and six cartridges of matching ammunition on January 3 while being an unlicensed […]

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