Auditor General recommends dismissal of NDIA Engineer

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

– but officer still on the job Despite recommendations for his dismissal or resignation, a controversial senior section engineer of the national drainage and irrigation board remains on the job. The recommendations were made by the Auditor General’s office, which confirmed an earlier finding that the Engineer Aneel Chowbay was in a position of conflict […]

Reigning Calypso Monarch wins National Chutney Competition 2013

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    By Rehana Ashley Ahamad Mashramani 2013 kicked off on Saturday evening last with its National Chutney Competition which was held at the National Culture Centre, and saw the first ever Afro-Guyanese winning the first prize and a chance to compete in the much anticipated International Chutney/ Soca Monarch Competition in Trinidad and Tobago […]

Intruder caught breaking into hotel room, implicates security guard

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A burglar who twice broke into a customer’s room at a popular New Amsterdam hotel and stole a quantity of cash and other articles has implicated a security guard as the person who hired him to carry out the act. The intruder was successful in his first attempt in which he stole $94,000, […]

Linden teen killed by speeding car

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A 13 year-old student of the Linden Foundation Secondary School was pronounced dead on arrival at the Linden Hospital Complex yesterday afternoon, minutes after being struck by a speeding car yesterday. The incident occurred at around 16:00 hours. The teen has been identified as Seon Messiah Clement of 769 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden. […]

Cat caught sneaking saw, phone into prison

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A cat carrying a saw and a mobile phone was “detained” as it entered a prison gate in northeast Brazil, Brazilian media reported on Saturday. Prison guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing the main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape. A […]

Cops in another fruitless search for missing GEA employee

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Detectives yesterday evening scoured the Yarrowkabra backlands in yet another fruitless search for missing Guyana Energy Authority employee LeVoy Taljit, who went missing 14 days ago. The police team rushed to the area late yesterday after receiving information that Taljit was tied to a tree, a short distance from the area where his vehicle had […]

Brave teen takes away cutlass and shotgun from bandits

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A teenager from the mining Town of Linden threw caution to the wind and relieved two bandits of their cutlass and a shotgun in daring display of bravery early yesterday morning. His actions forced the two bandits who had invaded his family’s home to flee empty handed. Police in a press release stated that  at […]

Dem boys seh…Bar Bee gun want start a funeral parlour

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Jagdeo life in danger. That is wha de hard times newspaper seh de other day. Right away dem boys decide fuh check to see if he eat anything or if he following Chavez. Dem call some of he friends and dem call de hospital but nobody claim how dem didn’t know anything bout dat. Dem […]

Chandreka, Adams, Pestano hit half centuries, Demerara, Berbice chalk wins in 2nd Rd

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

GCB 50-over inter-county tourney By Zaheer Mohamed Demerara and Berbice recorded victories as play in the second round of the Guyana Cricket Board senior inter county 50 over competition concluded yesterday. At Everest, Demerara won the toss and elected to bat, openers Shemroy Barrington and Rajendra Chandreka justified their team’s decision by posting 92 for […]

Caribbean T20 off to carnival-like start at Queen’s Park Oval

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – The Caribbean T20 2013 tournament got off to a colourful start with a carnival-like opening ceremony at the Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday. Fans at the historic venue were able to see a parade of players from the seven teams participating in the competition, which runs from January 6 to 20. The […]

RHTY&SC says a big thank you

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Sir, The Patron, Management & Members of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club would like to use your newspaper letter column to express profound gratitude to every individual, NGO and Companies who assisted the club or played a part, no matter how small, in assisting us to fulfill our mandate in 2012. […]

Albion Sports Complex may get lights soon

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Berbicians may soon have another option to participate in regular night activities if all goes well and if Regional Chairman Region Six, David Armogan gets his way. The Albion Sports Complex on the Corentyne, the venue for the first ever one day international cricket match in the West Indies, which was played on the 16th […]

“No more will the disrespect be tolerated…”- Coalition

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    1823 monument site battle…   By Abena Rockcliffe Deep reflections, meaningful symbolism, African drums and singing of inspirational songs characterized the Libation ceremony held yesterday at Independence Park by the Coalition of the 1823 Parade Ground Movement. The Libation was hosted by the Coalition to register its continued demand for the 1823 monument […]

No recorded case of TIP in Amerindian communities for 2012

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

      – Minister In 2012 there were no recorded reports of trafficking in persons at the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, according to Minister Pauline Sukhai. “Last year we would not have had any reports of trafficking in persons that the Ministry recorded… in 2011 we had two reports. The minute we get should […]

Tourism Ministry working to have new airline carriers operating this year

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Within the first three months of this year, the Ministry of Tourism Industry and Commerce hopes to initiate discussions with three large airline companies WestJet, Air Canada, and Jet Blue to stimulate and motivate interests in investing in Guyana. WestJet is the second-largest Canadian air carrier, behind Air Canada, offering scheduled service to 81 destinations […]

Over 400 doctors to be added to health system

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – Health Minister Tackling the issue of providing adequate health care providers was a massive task in 2012. Having to train those staffers was an even bigger task, but Health Minister Bheri Ramsarran said that his Ministry was successful in both areas. He noted that like the major investments made in the building […]

A Visitor’s Impressions of Guyana (Part II)

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, On New Year’s Day, 2010, I shared a first-time visitor’s impressions of Guyana with the readers of this newspaper. My comments then were mostly positive, since my very pleasant experiences here had contrasted so sharply with the negative feedback I was given prior to my departure from Canada, some of it coming from […]

Decomposed body of missing elderly man found in Mon Repos

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The search for 79-year-old Vibert Wilfred Solomon, who has been missing since early December last, has finally ended as his partly decomposed body was pulled from the Mon Repos Backdam last Saturday evening. His family members positively identified his body at the Le Repentir Cemetery yesterday. Also known as ‘Stove man’ and ‘Buggy’, […]

Non support for Rohee’s security plan will hurt Guyana

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  – Attorney General Attorney General Anil Nandlall says that the opposition’s refusal to support the Security Sector Reform as proposed by Home Affairs Clement Rohee would be inimical to national security and the welfare of all Guyanese. Nandlall in an interview with this newspaper yesterday afternoon said that the opposition, over the years, has […]

Possible multi-sectoral approach to ending current City garbage woes

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development is hoping to solicit the support of a number of other ministries in bringing to an end the city garbage problem, especially around the markets and commercial areas. Minister in the Ministry, Norman Whittaker said that the ministry has taken the initiative and engaged the Agriculture, Health, […]

Freddie wrong, readers don’t need to know writers’ identities

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, No one can quite understand Freddie’s obsession with wanting to know people’s profession, educational background, lifestyle, place of work, etc.  – everything under the sun about their identity (KN Jan 6). A person pens a commentary and if it is not libelous, the editor chooses to publish it. Responses are allowed under the […]

Hiccups identified in CPCE’s ADE Programme

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

– emailed exam papers among allegations By Leon Suseran Several hiccups and problems have been identified within the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) Associate Degree in Education (ADE) Programme. A senior official, in an interview with this newspaper, highlighted a plethora of difficulties and problems associated with the teacher-training programme in the Berbice centres, […]

We continue to hold the view that the opening hours at Haag Bosch landfill site are too restrictive

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Over the last few days, eight of our collection trucks have been out of service for repairs.  The repairs to these vehicles have been delayed because of the unavailability of spares and the apparent difficulty to diagnose the problems affecting them. Our technical team has been working assiduously to correct the situation but […]

Businessman peeved at attempt to damage his character

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

East Coast Demerara businessman Ramzan Gafoor is upset over allegations made by his two older siblings who are the principals in a bitter family dispute that is threatening to get ugly. Gafoor was accused of hiring a gang of thugs to damage vehicles belonging to his brother Abdool at his Good Hope business place last […]

Fighting the Rape Culture

January 7, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

The gruesome rape of a 23 year old woman on a bus in India brought home graphically the intersection of sex and power. The sex-power relationship is the defining element of rape because men gain power over women by controlling and violating them sexually. Researchers know rape as a gendered crime, that is, a crime […]

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