Windies fans can now wear limited-edition “World Champions” jersey

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – The clothing item for every true West Indian cricket fan is here! Windies supporters who celebrated the amazing triumph at the ICC World Twenty20 tournament last year can now savour the moment by purchasing a limited edition West Indies commemorative jersey. The shirt features a photo of the world champion players celebrating […]

GCB Senior Inter-County 4-day tourney starts today

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Demerara aiming to repeat 50 over feat The Guyana Cricket Board Senior four-day Inter County tournament gets cracking from today with Berbice facing the President XI at DCC and Essequibo playing Demerara at Everest. The Berbicians will no doubt look to redeem themselves after suffering mixed fortunes in the 50-over format. Their batting will be […]

Dwayne Bravo back to full fitness; makes maximum impact

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – When Dwayne Bravo is at full throttle it is a very good thing for Trinidad and Tobago. The livewire allrounder has returned to full fitness and gave another full-hearted display on Tuesday night. The performance helped the home team brush aside Combined Campuses and Colleges by 7 wickets as the Caribbean […]

Overseas based former national cyclist Wilber Benjamin opens sports store in Berbice

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Overseas based former national cyclist Wilber Benjamin has decided to give back to the country of his birth in a big way. Benjamin a former national cyclist who hails from Fyrish Corentyne Berbice and now resides in Canada has opened a new Sports store in his home village Fyrish, Corentyne Berbice. Benjamin a former […]

Derbyshire sign Shivnarine Chanderpaul

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  BBC Sport – Derbyshire have signed West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul on a two-year contract. Chanderpaul, 38, is rated as the number two Test batsman and has scored more than 10,500 runs in 146 Test matches at an average of 51.67.  He is expected to be available for all three domestic competitions during the […]

Bush Lot United Turf Club to hold one day Horserace Meet on February 3

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Bush Lot United Turf Club of West Coast Berbice will be holding a one day Horserace Meeting on Sunday February 3 at Bush Lot Sea View Park racetrack at 13:00hrs. The events that are slated for the day are B3 and Lower race at a distance of 1600 meters, E & Lower 1200m, G […]

GBFA to launch 2013 season

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Guyana Beach Football Association will be launching its 2013 Football Season on Saturday 12th January 2013 with the Banks DIH sponsored League & Cup Competition at the Bayroc Sand Reserve Ground, Wismar, Linden. Ten (10) teams will vie for the two (2) tier tournament, East Bank will be represented by Timehri Panthers with […]

Wiltshire 58th birth anniversary dominoes

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Christmas, Dodson guide Impressors to victory in latest action Yonette Christmas and Emily Dodson marked 16 and 15 games respectively to guide Impressors to victory when action in the Mark Wiltshire 58th Birth Anniversary Dominoes competition continued on Tuesday evening at Dynasty. Impressors scored 83 games to finish ahead of Dream Team 76 and Rage […]

Letter to the Sports Editor…How dare you challenge FIFA Mr. Lumumba!

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Dear Editor, President of the Alpha United Football Club, Odinga Lumumba, has once again stepped out of his parameters by writing that he is challenging FIFA to ensure resolution in the Guyana situation as published in the Kaieteur News Sports pages of Wednesday January 9, 2013. Yet again, an individual is trying to pretend […]

GFF, GFA long standing feud takes centre stage today

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  -Is the GFA prepared? After over a decade of voting rights being denied, many in the football fraternity are hoping that today’s scheduled Assembly between the FIFA / CONCACAF Joint Mission, Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the aggrieved Georgetown Football Association (GFA) do not meet the latter unprepared for the extremely important engagement which […]

Major donor nations up pressure for 2013 local govt. polls

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

“…no valid justification for further delay”- diplomats Guyana is coming under increasing pressure to hold local government elections. This time around, the pressure is from the international community- from four of Guyana’s largest donor countries. In a joint statement issued yesterday by the local diplomatic missions — the US, Canada, Britain and the European Union— […]

NIS boss rescinds resignation

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  One day after she suddenly submitted her resignation, General Manager of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Doreen Nelson, is set to resume her duties. The NIS boss yesterday withdrew her resignation after reportedly clashing with her Board of Directors on Tuesday over a number of decisions taken at the forum. A short statement from […]

North West-bound ferry experiences rough waters

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  There were many seasick passengers onboard the MV Lady Northcote which departed port Georgetown on Tuesday for Kumaka but they arrived safely at Port Kaituma after a rough trip. According to reports on Tuesday night, the Captain contacted Port Georgetown saying that he was encountering poor weather. Soon after, the vessel was out of […]

Govt. grants approval for private helicopter operations

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Government in 2012 gave approval for private aircraft operators to include helicopters to their fleet of operations thereby removing the monopoly held by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) over the years in this regard. This move has since seen Air Services Limited, which has been in operation for over 50 years, taking advantage of […]

Sir Ronald bestowed with Order of Australia

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

On Sunday, Australian High Commissioner to the Caribbean, Philip Kentwell, invested Sir Ronald Sanders with the Order of Australia on special authority from the Governor-General of Australia. Sir Ronald Sanders is a member of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) and an international consultant, writer and a former senior Caribbean diplomat. The award was bestowed […]

Dem boys seh…Irfaat wake up he whole staff fuh one sign

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Irfaat wake up before bird wife wake and do wha he does always do—call fuh de Waterfalls paper. He butt up wid a sign that tell how he Ministry does wuk. Right away he cuss Shaik. He seh that Shaik ain’t even know bout water. Then he call de sign man. De sign man […]

Chinese logging firm signals interest in establishing wood products park

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Bai Shan Lin Forest Development Inc., a Chinese wood processing company operating in Guyana, is looking to move ahead with haste on its large scale industrial plans to establish a trade park. Whenze Chu, Chairman of the China Forest Industry Group Company Ltd, the parent company of Bai Shan Lin which engaged in […]

Parliamentary scrutiny of procurement needed in the health sector

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

    The revelation that one company receives as much as eighty per cent of the value of government pharmaceutical purchases is a most worrying development which raises serious questions about whether the system of national procurement is stimulating competition amongst pharmaceutical companies. One of the main reasons why there is a system of competitive […]

Relatives of burnt motorcyclist express concerns of neglect

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Relatives of Sewdat Arjune, the motorcyclist who sustained severe burns about his body after his bike burst into flames during an accident with a Canter truck two weeks ago at Williamsburg Public Road, Corentyne, are calling for justice for the badly injured man. According to Arjune’s grandfather, Mohandas Karamchand, since his grandson was involved in […]

Cycles for Haags Bosch litter-pickers

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Yesterday, Minister of Local Government, Norman Whitaker, handed over bicycles to litter pickers operating at the Haags Bosch landfill site. According to the Minister, the small but significant donation is to show appreciation for the contribution made by the litter pickers. The donation also coincided with the launch of the Ministry’s Solid Waste management […]

GRA’s collections hit $116B mark, despite Linden

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- plastic Driver’s Licence from this year Despite significant disruptions, Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) last year still managed to surpass the 2011 collections by $5B. According to Commissioner General, Khurshid Sattaur, the collection of $116B included significant increases of taxes from self-employed, a long-standing problematic area. Government would be more than happy after a month-long […]

Tipping fees to be implemented at landfill site

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  In the not too distant future tipping fees may have to be implemented in order to sustain the operations of the Haags Bosch landfill site after the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) loan would have expired. This is according to Junior Minister of Finance, Juan Edghill. According to Edghill very soon the $20M loan […]

Millions expended in 2012 to support vulnerable citizens

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

   – Human Services Minister Millions were expended last year by the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security as part of its efforts to provide assistance to a number of vulnerable individuals. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Minister Jennifer Webster said that during the course of the past year, more than $2 […]

CPA touts massive outreach programme

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…. added focus on teen suicide Although teen suicide would not necessarily be described as being “on the rise,” Director of the Child Protection Agency (CPA), Ann Greene, has said that one case of a child killing itself is already dreadful. She said that teen suicide is a grave social issue, and to tackle that […]

Bandits rob Chinese on ship delivering fuel

January 10, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Police are investigating the circumstances under which a speedboat with armed bandits attacked a vessel delivering fuel to Rubis gas station at Providence, East Bank Demerara yesterday. The name of the ship is Conistom. Reports disclose that the ship which was filled with Chinese workers was on the vessel that was delivering fuel […]

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