Demerara are GCB 50 over inter county Champs

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

E’bo beat President XI by 148 runs By Zaheer Mohamed Demerara defeated GT&T Berbice by two wickets to capture the Guyana Cricket Board Senior 50-over Inter County title at the Everest Cricket Club ground yesterday. The home team won the toss and inserted Berbice to bat after the game was reduced to 43 overs due […]

Derbyshire eye up Chanderpaul

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  West Indian also among Worcs targets Derbyshire hope to pull off a coup by signing the world No. 2 Test batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, for part of the 2013 season. Regarded as one of the weaker first-class counties for several years, Derbyshire have enjoyed a resurgence in recent times and were promoted to Division One […]


January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) is especially pleased and proud of this hard earned victory that you and the team achieved in our opening game on Monday evening against the CCC team. Congrats!!! We do recognize that this victory was not easily achieved, after being well placed for 75% of our innings and faltering during […]

Athletics sustain momentum and growth

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  By Edison Jefford There is absolutely no doubt that local track and field has sustained a busy schedule domestically and internationally last year following the new Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) proposal to robustly expose athletes and generate corporate interest in the sport. When former national sprinter and now Deputy Superintendent of Police, Colin […]

Pork Knockers Promotions Inc. to host Bob Marley 7-a-side football

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Football teams on the East Coast of Demerara and fans will commemorate the birth anniversary of Jamaican and World renowned Reggae Icon, Nesta Robert Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) when Pork Knockers Promotions Inc. in association with Positive Vibes Football Club host a 7-a-side competition starting with a Reggae Night on […]

Lumumba challenges FIFA to ensure resolution in Guyana situation

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

President of the Alpha Football Club, Odinga Lumumba, has again written to Football Governing Body FIFA, this time pointing out areas in which the FIFA team that is scheduled to visit here this month should look at in the hope of cleaning up the local game. He challenged them not to only just spend a […]

New Era ENT. March Madness Basketball tournament set for March 9

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Eight teams, eight playing dates $200,000 1st prize The term ‘March Madness’ is more commonly affixed to the USA’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, a single-elimination college basketball tournament that is one of the country’s biggest sporting event. In Guyana, a group popularly known for their involvement in bringing entertainment […]

Unique Entertainment/Banks Premium Beer Futsal to kick off January 25

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

24 Linden teams to clash for $500,000 first prize Beginning January 25, Futsal heads to the Mackenzie Sports Club Hard Court as 24 teams are set to battle it out in the inaugural Unique Entertainment Banks DIH Sponsored tournament. Held under the Banks Premium Beer brand, the tournament will fetch a $500,000 first prize while […]

Powerlifting – Success story continued in 2012

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  – 90% of 5-year plan; 2008 – 2012, achieved While most of the other sports organizations will be looking at their performance over the past 12 months or so, the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) under the astute leadership of Peter Green is zooming in on their performance over the past five years. Green, […]

FIFA/CONCACAF joint mission for Guyana this week

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Representatives from the world governing body for football, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) are expected in Guyana this week to meet with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and other stakeholders in an effort to bring an end to the impasse between the Federation […]

Kashif & Shanghai 2012/13 Chico U-13 football restarts Saturday

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

After a break due to the inclement weather and other incidentals the Kashif & Shanghai Chico U-13 Inter Primary School Football Competition is set to resume on Saturday 12th January, 2013 at the GFC Ground commencing at 13:00hrs. Four matches are fixed for the day (see attached fixtures) and the competition promises to be keen. Meanwhile, the […]

New GPC still to supply drugs four years after collecting money—AG Report

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under News 

—    $80M spent since 2008 still to be cleared By Abena Rockcliffe The Ministry of Health (MOH) was in 2010 unable to provide receipts to prove that it collected $30M worth of drugs and medical supplies from New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation Inc. (New GPC). Also, in 2010, the outstanding balance of 222.526M for 2008 and […]

NIS boss quits after clash with Board

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  In a signal that all continues not to be well at the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), its head, Doreen Nelson, yesterday resigned after reportedly refusing to accept a recommendation from its Board of Directors. Both government and NIS’ officials remained tightlipped over the issue. Nelson declined to comment yesterday and senior NIS officials either […]

Region 10 Chairman rejects unrest assumption…‘We are fully committed to keeping the peace’

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  By Abena Rockcliffe In light of the recent pronouncements made by Presidential Advisor, Gail Teixeira that deemed Region 10’s postponement of a scheduled meeting with the government as a signal that the town is preparing for unrest, Chairman Sharma Solomon yesterday reiterated that the community is “fully committed to honouring our part of the […]

Chinese couple in court over assault of girl, 11

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The Chinese couple accused of assaulting an 11-year-old girl appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, yesterday.  Jiang Pen Ren, 42, and her husband, Jun Zhang, 32, faced assault charges when they stood before Magistrate Judy Latchman. The couple pleaded not guilty. Attorney at law Satesh Kissoon who represented the two accused, said that the […]

Disturbed female teen beats cop in station, causes uproar at court

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A 16-year-old fifth form student of Berbice Educational Institute who disobeyed her parents and then beat a female police corporal in a station, before causing uproar at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court, has been sent for observation at the National Psychiatric Hospital in Fort Canje. This was after she was charged with assaulting […]

Dem boys seh…Bar Bee pocket de people money

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Guyana good for business but only fuh some people. There was a time when Guyana get a bad rating as a place to do business and Bharrat vow to change that. Dem boys seh that he do a good job because some businessmen would put dem head pun a block that dem business things dem […]

The Diaspora Project

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

Last September, the Guyana Diaspora (GUYD) Project was launched. Initially it seeks to “map” Guyanese who have emigrated along with their children and other descendants, especially in regards to their skills. The Project is being initially funded through the International Organization for Migration Development (IOM), formed in 1951 in the wake of the massive transfer […]


January 9, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

  NCN was always seen as the local television channel that the average man, unable to afford cable television, could turn to in order to view major sporting events, especially international cricket. The public has come to depend on NCN to be part of these major sporting spectacles and it is for the devout cricket […]

Several North West passengers stranded in G/T

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under News 

… T&HD pleads with travelling public for patience Yesterday there was a heavy build up of passengers at the Transport and Harbours Department Kingston wharf as only a limited number of persons were being allowed to board the Lady Northcote. The regular vessel has been sent for dry docking. The buildup caused much frustration among […]

Brazil, Suriname, Trinidad interested in Mash 2013

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Brazil, Suriname and Trinidad have shown an interest in participating in Mashramani 2013, according to the Ministry of Tourism. Minister with the portfolio, Irfaan Ali, said that one of the main initiatives is the launch of a visitor plan for 2013 for the Mashramani celebrations in February. The programme will be designed to […]

More than 4100 child abuse cases reported in 2012

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  – Minister Webster A staggering 4,102 cases of child abuse were brought to the attention of the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security during the past year through its Child Care and Protection Agency. This state of affairs has spurred intensified collaborations between the Child Care and Protection Agency, the Police Force and […]

Rehab for ferry stellings, floating ramps for this year – T&HD GM

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Plans are apace this year to undertake rehabilitative works on a number of ferry stellings including the currently dilapidated Georgetown and Vreed-en-hoop stellings. At least this is according to General Manager of the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD), Ms. Merclene Merchant, who during a Public Works Ministry press conference on Friday last said […]

Tripped transmission line shut off power to Demerara system – GPL

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The entire Demerara was left without power for several hours Monday night after a transmission line tripped, the state-owned power company said yesterday. Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL), in a brief statement, said that the outage lasted two hours after the Demerara Interconnected System (DIS) tripped at 23:44 hrs. GPL said this was because […]

Linden schools reopen, but several issues prevail

January 9, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Schools reopened on Monday with thousands of students turning out all over the country. In Linden, APNU Member of Parliament, Rennisson Morian, took the opportunity to visit several of these learning institutions, where he made observations and held brief discussions with school heads and other officials about pertinent issues affecting the smooth running of […]

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