Guyana beat Barbados in low scoring contest

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Guyana beat Barbados by 42 runs in the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament at Queen’s Park Oval here last night. Chasing 109 to win, Barbados were bowled out for 66 in 17.2 overs. Shane Dowrich topscored with 18. Medium-pacer Christopher Barnwell took two for 11, off-spinner Steven Jacobs, two for 13 and skipper and left-arm […]

Voting rights restored, injunction to be withdrawn

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  – FIFA / CONCACAF promise to monitor process to its completion The diplomacy and respect exhibited by the previously warring factions, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) had many wondering at the Pegasus Hotel last evening why it took a FIFA / CONCACAF team to settle the disagreement between […]

GCB senior 4 day inter county tourney…Chanderpaul hits half century for President XI, Demerara in control against E’bo

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  By Zaheer Mohamed President XI opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul slammed a fine half century against Berbice, while Demerara were in a comfortable position in their match against Essequibo as the Guyana Cricket Board Senior 4-day Inter-County tournament got underway yesterday with two matches. At DCC, the President XI won the toss and elected to bat. […]

FIFA intervene as GFF, GFA reach agreement

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  During private meetings held at the Pegasus Hotel yesterday, officials representing Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Georgetown Football Association (GFA), CONCACAF and FIFA agreed to a set of statutes that should see an end to the long-standing dispute. Acting President, Franklin Wilson and General Secretary, Noel Adonis represented GFF while GFA President, Vernon Burnett and […]

Ansa McAl presents WDFA Stag Beer League prizes

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Ansa McAl yesterday held a prize giving ceremony at its head office at Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara for the winners in the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) Stag Beer League, which recently concluded. Den Amstel Porknockers FC were crowned the 2012 League champions after they had defeated Uitvlugt Warriors FC on penalty shootout. Young […]

GCA\Noble House Sea Foods 2nd Div tourney schedule for this weekend

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

A number of matches in the Georgetown Cricket Association\ Noble House Sea Foods 2 day 2nd Division competition are schedule for this weekend. At GNIC, Everest Cricket Club will play Ace Warriors with Hortence Isaacs and Khemraj Sookdeo officiating, GDF will host GYO with Ashok Bridgekumar and Ryan Banwari in charge. DCC and MSC will […]

Basil Sukhram Memorial Golf tourney set for Saturday

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Members of the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) will honour the late golf pro Basil Sukhram at a special tournament arranged in his name on Saturday at the Lusignan course. The Basil Sukhram Memorial Tournament is sponsored by Alfred Mentore Reality of North Road, Bourda. Mentore, a former Guyana Open golf champion and realtor has […]

‘Lightening Struck Assassin’ goes after ‘The Sniper’ as Friday Night fights resume

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Kwesi ‘Lightening Struck Assassin’ Jones’ sensational knockout of Cleveland Fraser had sent an ominous message to his detractors that he is not prepared to leave his fortunes in the hands of the judges. The feat, though commendable, turned out to be counterproductive as ever since, opponents have shied away from and he has since […]

Buxton United $1M richer as Alpha President delivers on pre-tournament promise

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  The pundits had already envisaged one of the more established teams like Pele FC or Alpha FC winning the 23rd edition of the K&S Football tournament. This was not to be as the Buxton United FC rose from virtual obscurity to defeat both giants and emerge victorious when the championships concluded on January 1 […]

Guyana Boxing Board of Control delighted with Guyana Fight Night results

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Plans broad based strategies for new dispensation President of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC), Peter Abdool, is adamant that local pugilists have progressed satisfactorily over the past year. Notwithstanding, he believes that the Guyana Fight Night (GFN) initiative has transformed their fortunes and by extension, achieved its initial objectives.  “I believe that […]

Queen’s College Inter-class Softball Cricket competition on for Saturday

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Queen’s College Allied Arts Sports Committee will be hosting their 8 overs Softball Cricket Inter-class finals on Saturday 12th of January 2013 at the softball ground commencing from 09:30 hrs. The first game will see 2 A coming up against 2 B boys which will be followed by 1 D vs 1 B […]

Cricket match in honour of former sports personality

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Berbicians will have an opportunity to see some of the past and present cricketers in action together on a cricket field when they engage in the first Lennox ‘Bruckup’ Allicock Memorial Over-35 20/20 cricket match which will be played on Sunday at the Port Mourant Community Centre Ground. Allicock, who died a year ago, […]

Gold bars seized in Puerto Rico

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  –    Investigators probe possible Curacao heist link U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico have confiscated 11 gold bars sent by mail from Curacao, officials said Tuesday. Investigators are now probing whether the seized gold is from a recent heist on the Dutch Caribbean Island. The gold bars were found in several courier packages at an […]

Govt pays over $50M in rent for temporary court

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…to revert to original facility next month After paying over $50m in rental for the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to be alternatively housed at Lot 92 Middle Street, Georgetown. Government is hoping to end its tenancy this February. This is according to Minister within the Ministry of Finance, Juan Edghill, who said that Government began renting […]

Nat’l Assembly roasts Govt. over $2B additional funds

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    –  but gives divided approval Despite heavy grilling yesterday in the National Assembly, the government yesterday managed to receive approval for $2B it wanted as additional monies for its work in 2012, some of which is still incomplete. Financial Paper 6 of 2012 was for a total of $2B – $500M for the […]

Monopoly-breaking telecoms legislation postponed again

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

After months of delay, government yesterday said that two critical Bills designed to open up the telecommunications sector will finally be debated in Parliament for approval by the end of the first quarter. Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, who is charged with overseeing the telecoms sector, in moving yesterday to again postpone the debate, said that […]

Deported South African drug mule sent back to Guyana

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  –    administrative bungling cited Convicted South African drug mule Cheryll Nosia Kwitshanna was happy to be on her way home after completing her three-year prison term in Guyana last Friday. But her happiness soon turned to despair when she was turned back at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and sent back to Guyana, where […]

House approves motion to debate former Presidents Benefits Bill

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  By Abena Rockcliffe The Bill that seeks to repeal the benefits given to former Presidents of Guyana was yesterday read for the first time despite the government side stating its non-support of the bill and definite intention to debate same. The Bill stands in the name of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)’s parliamentarian, […]

Dem boys seh…That TV deal got problems

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  If people think that butcher is people who only does wuk in slaughter house dem lie. De other day a man dead and dem had to rush in de pathologist to de North West fuh do de post mortem. When de doctor land de people notice that he didn’t have he bag wid he. […]

Judiciary, Parliament no longer dependent on Govt.

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The Opposition last evening defeated Government in a debate to have a number of independent institutions receive monies directly from the Consolidated Fund, instead of depending on government for approval. The successful piloting of the private member’s motion by Carl Greenidge, Shadow Minister of Finance of A Partnership For National Unity (APNU), would […]

When the power is gone, all that remains is your deeds

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

    “Ah just hope that when he leaves office, he can enjoy what he has helped to destroy.” Oh, sorry, just in case somebody thought I was referring to someone in Guyana, I was in fact referring then to former President George W. Bush who served two terms as the President of the United States of America. George […]

More interns on board at GPHC

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  As strides are being made to ensure Guyana is equipped with an adequate amount of doctors to meet the specific health care needs of the country’s populace, the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) yesterday oriented medical students to an internship being offered. The budding doctors, who have just completed their sixth year of study […]

Mining industry encouraging flight operations – GCAA Director

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Although the operations of two international aircraft services – EZjet and RedJet – folded during the past year, a number of prospective operators have signalled their intent to join flight operating activities here. At least this is according to Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Zulficar Mohamed. He was at the […]

Haags Bosch landfill site…Design delay prevents start of hazardous waste cell

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Head of the Solid Waste Management Programme, Gordon Gilkes, has stated that works on the specially designed cell at the Haags Bosch landfill site at Eccles will not be able to commence until the last quarter of this year. Gilkes, who was responding to questions about the status of the cell during a media […]

Two injured in Durban Street collision

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A collision of two 4×4 vehicles at Louisa Row and Durban Street, Werk-en-Rust, just before midday yesterday, resulted in two motorcyclists being rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. The injured were treated and sent away.

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