Buoyant Barbados crush wayward Leewards

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Barbados made light work of Leeward Islands, romping to an emphatic nine-wicket win to send an early warning in the 2013 edition of the Caribbean Twenty20 here yesterday. They routed the lowly Leewards for a paltry 87 off 17.3 overs and then breezed to their target off just 8.2 […]

Ravens win second title in two weeks

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  By Edison Jefford Same script, slightly different cast, but same result; Ravens won its second title in two weeks at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall Sunday night against the same opponent, Nets, who sacked coach  Rundell Ramsey, hoping that its fortune would have changed. It didn’t, and the result was a 61-52 points’ win […]


January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Dear Editor, The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) notes the Sports Minister’s wishes in the Guyana Chronicle of December 28th 2012 in his article headlined ‘We don’t wish to run the cricket’. We are not sure if this is a reference to his past actions with the operations of the GCB or his New Year’s […]

Crawford retains DCU and SA presidency

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Shannon Crawford was re elected President of the Demerara Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association when the body held its Annual General Meeting and elections last Sunday at Police Sports Club, Eve Leary. Nigel Duguid will serve as the Vice President, while Nolan Hawke was retained as Secretary. The Treasurer is Eddie Nichols and […]

Kaieteur Sport apologises to Calvin Simon Snr.

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

In our Sunday January 6 Edition, Kaieteur Sport carried a story on young Calvin Simon Jnr on Page 60 entitled, “RHTY&SC makes reality, 10 year-old Calvin Simon’s New Year’s wish”.  The article, based on information which was provided by the RHTY&SC, stated, “At the tender age of five, Calvin Shemar Simon of Rosignol watched on […]

Scrabble Association deserves ‘high five’ after an intense year of activities

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Despite her continued credible display of word forming skills and her vast knowledge of unconventional words, National scrabble champion, Abigail McDonald would be the first to admit that the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) enjoyed a remarkable year. To begin with, competitions are more intense following several implemented initiatives by the executives to […]

‘Valentiono Rossi’ Vieira among top contenders for Sportsman of the Year award

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Now that the year 2012 is over, it is customary that the media lead the selection of choices for the Sportsman and Woman of the Year awards and Kaieteur Sport will endeavour to pick their nominees for the respective categories. In this edition, Superbike champion Stephen ‘Valentino Rossi’ Vieira has been nominated to be […]

Broadening the awareness of the sport

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Chess Executives intensifies focus on rural communities this year While administrators of the more high profiled disciplines bemoan the absence of corporate and other funding towards the effective promotion of their respective disciplines and by extension, their affiliates, administrators of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) have worked assiduously over the past year to improve […]

Hinds ride away with season opening Benjamin Cycle road race

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Lindener Orville Hinds made sure that his more than 100 miles trip to Berbice to participate in the Wilber Benjamin 30-mile cycle road race was not in vain as he defied the odds to defeat his more season campaigners to take top honours when the event was held on Sunday.  The race began at […]

LABA/ Malta Supreme Christmas Basketball final…Huge crowd see Royals Chris Williams’ seven 3-pointers in 26 hand royals 66-57 win

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Kings take third place against Bulls It started with the stunning missiles from sharp shooting former junior forward Chris Williams, who poured in seven straight bombs from ‘down-town’ for his 26 game high score, aided and abetted by veteran swingman Julius Carter who broke open a tight game with a ‘dagger-like’ three-pointer on the left […]

Guyana win nail biter against CCC

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Guyana have done it once again, snatching victory from the jaws of what seemed like a defeat in the end of what started as an easy chase in the third game of the Caribbean Twenty20 at Queen’s Park Oval here yesterday. CCC had it. They did, but they just couldn’t […]

D’Andrade completes three-peat at Bigi Broki Waka 10k

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Trinidad & Tobago-based Guyanese distance running ace, Lionel D’Andrade was described in Suriname newspapers as a “master of distance running”. For the third consecutive year, he has written his name atop the Bigi Broki Waka 10km Road Race. D’Andrade completely annihilated the field in what he described yesterday as a comfortable race that […]

2010 $1.2B New GPC contract… Parliamentary committee to review system

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), with its mandate to review the annual Auditor General (AG)’s Report and public accounts, is set to question the Ministry of Heath on the measures it used to award a $1.2B contract in 2010 to the medical supply company, New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (New GPC) Inc. Questions arose as the […]

Fire Service saves Ministry of Culture

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Quick action by the Guyana Fire Service last night, helped save the Ministry of Culture Annex on Middle Street opposite the Georgetown Magistrates Court. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle told Kaieteur News last evening that the fire service received the call some time around 21:00hrs. According to Gentle four units responded to the fire. Upon arrival […]

Government spends $21B cut from budget

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    …Opposition questions authority The government is spending money that the National Assembly did not approve and the opposition is not about to let the matter go easily. The opposition wants to know exactly how much money the House did not approve that has been spent, and it also wants to know to which […]

Dem boys seh…Bar Bee didn’t enjoy Christmas

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Nuff people come home fuh de Christmas and all ah dem claim how is one of de best Christmas dem ever had. One man cook he pork and roast beef and pack dem in he suitcase and travel to Guyana. How dem dogs leh he pass is a mystery. When dem boys ask he […]

Mother seeks justice for son who was beaten to death

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  On December 15, last Anthony Biswah bade farewell to his family and left for a brief sojourn in the interior with a couple of neighbours from a notorious Albouystown family. It was the first time in the ‘bush’ for Biswah. He was scheduled to return home after 20 days. But the next time his […]


January 8, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Georgetown is a small city. It may loom large in some person’s estimation but relatively speaking, Georgetown is a puny municipality. The argument that such a small geographic space needs a solid waste transfer station is unconvincing. If there is a problem with the opening and the turnaround time for refuse trucks at the landfill […]


January 8, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying this man whose body was found at Mowasi Backdam, Mahdia, on New Year’s Day. According to the police, the victim, who is only known as Torres, is of Amerindian ethnicity and appears to be in his mid 30s. The body, which was found face […]

Missing GEA employee…Cops release ‘prime suspect’

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Unable to link him to the disappearance of LeVoy Taljit, investigators yesterday finally released a man described as the prime suspect, even though they still believe he has information about the GEA employee’s fate. Commissioner of Police Leroy Brumell told Kaieteur News that the man had been in custody for 72 hours. Police are […]

Former Mayor’s wife succumbs following vicious robbery at home

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Former Rose Hall Town Mayor, William Hendrax, called ‘Papee’, 81, and his family, and residents of Rose Hall Town are now in deep shock and mourning following the death of Hendrax’s 79-year-old wife, Veronica Hendrax, called ‘Aunty Veron’. The couple who lived at Williamsburg, Corentyne, Berbice, was badly beaten and robbed by bandits who broke […]

CJIA rakes in $1B for 2012

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under News 

– Caribbean Airlines commanded 61% of market share By Leonard Gildarie The Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC), racked up revenue earnings of over $1B last year…a 46 per cent increase over 2011, all thanks to additional aircraft landings and an increase in passengers. Income for 2012 amounted to $1,094M as compared to $748M collected […]

Slight drop in serious crimes last year – Police stats reveal

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    One hundred and thirty-seven (137) people, including 24 women, were murdered last year, police statistics for last year revealed, even though there was an overall one percent decrease in serious crimes. The figure for murders which were recorded in 2012 compared with 130 murders during 2011, represented a five per cent increase. Further, […]

Corentyne resident killed at Hindu Mandir

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The body of a security guard was discovered bound and gagged at the Iskcon Hari Krishna Mandir at Block 6 Williamsburg, Corentyne, Berbice. The dead man has been identified as Jagdat Ramcharran, 61, called ‘Ronald’ a father of two of Bloomfield, Corentyne, Berbice. According to information, at around 03:00hrs, a worshipper who would visit […]

High attendance as schools reopens – Chief Educ. Officer

January 8, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    –    New mandate for submission of SBAs The Education Ministry has now mandated a deadline for all School-Based Assessments (SBA) for fifth form students preparing for Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Chief Education Officer Olato Sam who was checking the turnout rate of students as schools reopened yesterday, said that by this […]

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