Woman’s nude body found in bushes at Coldingen

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Police are investigating the discovery of the nude body of a so far unidentified woman in a clump of bushes just off the Coldingen Public Road on the East Coast Demerara. The discovery was made by a group of construction workers who were working on a concrete fence around 15:00 hours yesterday. They immediately […]

Guyana Goldfields adopts Itaballi

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  One of the major efforts of Guyana Goldfields in promoting community development has been its corporate adoption of the Itaballi Community. This community, in which Guyana Goldfields has a logistics/maintenance camp, is a transshipment area for a large number of mining operations. Beginning several years ago with a simple Christmas party for the school […]

MUSE or AMUSE…Budget 2013 and the Emperor’s new clothes

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Budget time is here again and the political gaming process is due to start with parliamentary parties teeing to engage/disengage using the emotions of the population and the (in) flexibility of the law. The joint Opposition will be working on their plan to call for consultation and engagement in the budgetary process while GoG will […]

MARAD to tackle uncertified boat operators – Director General

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  “Accidents don’t happen, they are caused,” said Director of the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), Claudette Rogers, to a gathering of media operatives yesterday. She said that there are moves afoot to sensitise those who are operating via the waterways that safety is paramount and is in fact, MARAD’s main objective. Her comments come in […]

Amerindian land demarcation still awaiting Norway funds

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

-    $76M spent to support National School Uniform Programme Amerindian land titling has been challenging in 2012 since the disbursement of the relevant funds did not materialise, however, communities that submitted their application for support will be addressed in 2013, according to Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai. Speaking at a press briefing held Thursday […]

New Year’s Day fire destroys Linden home

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Three  persons, including a 74-year-old pensioner,  are now homeless after fire of unknown origin destroyed their three-bedroom wooden and concrete house at 189 One Mile Wismar on New Year’s Day. A recent addition to the building, a self- contained room which was built entirely of concrete was saved. Losses were estimated in the millions of […]

Regional Chairman takes cheer to Dharm Shala

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Regional Chairman Region Six David Permaul Armogan on Monday visited the Berbice Branch of Dharm Shala, home of indigents, situated at Fort Canje and brought smiles to the faces of the 31 residents. The Regional Chairman led a team that distributed food stuff and toiletries. The residents were fed an Old Year’s Day lunch and […]

UK-based Guyanese jurist gets Queen’s honours

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Ms. Dale Simon, Chairperson of the United Kingdom Chapter of the Guyana Law Association (GLA) and Director of Equality and Diversity of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), has been awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Queen’s New Year Honours List! Ms. Simon is a founder member of the GLA (UK) […]

$9.8 M larceny accused has seizure in court

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Following their apprehension for breaking and entering the Regent Street Cell Point Store and carting off with $9.8 million worth of merchandise, Jermaine Anderson, 22, of 11 ‘B’ Field Sophia and 17-year-old Joel James were brought before the court yesterday. The two accused faced Magistrate Leron Daly and entered not guilty pleas in […]

“Hungry Man” snatches Crime Chief’s chains, remanded to jail

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A man who performed the daring feat of snatching two gold chains off of a senior police officer’s neck in Berbice was on Friday remanded to prison on a charge of larceny from the person. Luindo Junior Davis, 20 of Springlands, Corentyne, and of Murphy Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, appeared in the New Amsterdam […]

Cops on $200,000 bail on thievery allegation

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  By Rehanna Ramsay After they were caught red-handed trying to swindle money from the owner in exchange for a stolen laptop computer, two police constables faced the court to answer charges in relations to the issue. Andrew Albert, 29, of Lot 229 Lamaha Park, Georgetown; and Andre Pollydore, 25, of Lot 11 Charles Street, […]

Notorious bandit jailed for 22 years

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Notorious bandit Richard Barrow, called 110, and Hensu, 30, of Lot 75 Mocha, East Bank Demerara and of Smythfield, New Amsterdam was yesterday sentenced to a total of 22 years in jail. He was wanted for a number of crimes including robbery and robbery under arms, and escaping from lawful custody. He was […]

The concerns of the majority must be the concerns of all

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

    DEAR EDITOR, Before the year gets a day older and quickly fades out of its embryonic stage of newness, I pen these words with the hope that this New Year will be one in which freedom; equality; justice and prosperity for all will be experienced in our country. It is time for the […]

Calling PPP supporters hypocrites will not help AFC

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, This is in reference to M. Maxwell’s “PPP supported parliamentary unity back then, but not now” (KN Dec 21, 12) describing PPP supporters as “hypocrites”. Maxwell criticizes PPP supporters for being silent when their party was in unity talks with PNC (during the era of the dictatorship) but being very critical […]

Now is an opportunity to initiate a national conversation

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

    DEAR EDITOR, In recent days, there have been a number of reflections on the significance of upcoming anniversaries in 2013 and the contributions their commemorations can make to the challenging task of promoting national identity and fostering national cohesiveness. The editorial in Stabroek News on December 30, 2012, reflected on the comprehensive program […]

The 1823 monument site – Something is fundamentally wrong

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

    DEAR EDITOR, There is an old saying that where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise. This was the first thought  that rushed through my mind after reading a Demerara Waves news release titled; “Kitty Seawall road best site for 1823 slave rebellion monument-sculptor” January 3rd 2013. My second thought was […]

The opposition will be a failure in 2013 unless it passes laws on key issues

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, The opposition was often played for the fool in 2012, often being set up and sent on running around like headless chickens by the PPP, while the rogues in that party made off with the nation’s wealth. The opposition has to stop falling for these little diversionary tactics in 2013 and […]

Holding the security of a nation to ransom is reckless and irresponsible

January 5, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, A bus filled with school children develops an electrical problem and starts to burn. A fleet of fire engines quickly rushes to the scene, but the Fire Chief, recognizing the driver as one with whom he has a grievance, refuses to extinguish the flames, endangering the lives of those innocent children […]

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