Still no sign of missing GEA employee

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    There’s still no trace of missing Guyana Energy Authority (GEA) employee LeVoy Taljit. The 25-year-old mysteriously disappeared on the Sunday before Christmas and has not been seen since. His motor vehicle, a Toyota Raum, was discovered on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway several days after the disappearance. Police sources yesterday said that they are still […]

Under-fire teacher repays Penny Bank funds

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Regional Education Officer of Region 6, Mrs Shafiran Bhajan, has revealed that the teacher implicated in a million-dollar Penny Bank scam at the Number 48 Primary School on the Corentyne, has repaid all of the money owed. This disclosure was made at the Region 6 Administration’s first press conference for 2013 in the Regional […]

Human Services Ministry gears to expand WOW initiative

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    With the aim of providing more economical opportunities for single parent women, Government, through the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, is gearing this year to expand the Women of Worth (WOW) initiative. This was recently disclosed by Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Jennifer Webster. Introduced in 2010 during the […]

Different Democracies

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

    As the US continues to face daunting setbacks in its quest to ‘export’ democracy to the Middle East, it may want to take another look at its model. In his book “Beyond Liberal Democracy: Political Thinking for an East Asian Context” veteran sociologist Daniel A. Bell had challenged this “one size fits all” […]

GMSA observing Golden Jubilee this year

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Local business support organization, the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association Ltd., was established in 1963 and the entity’s Executive has started to plan for a year-long programme of activities in recognition of the significant milestone. It was disclosed that the Golden Jubilee observances will commence in June 2013 and last until May 2014. The […]

Murdered insurance executive…Accused to stand trial in High Court

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Clive Knights, who was in August 2012 charged with the murder of insurance executive Bert Whyte, was yesterday committed to stand trial in the High Court. Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry who presided over the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) informed Knights that a prima facie case had been made out against him. The charge states that […]

Former guard among suspects in Mandir watchman’s murder

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  A former employee of the Iskcon Hari Krishna Mandir is a suspect in the murder of watchman Jagdat Ramcharran, whose bound and gagged corpse was found at the Corentyne, Berbice site last Monday. Kaieteur News understands that the detained man had also worked at the mandir as a watchman. It is unclear why police […]

Taxi driver freed on murder charge

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Taxi driver, Vincent Dennis Vandenburgh, 27, called ‘Wilder’ who had given  the court multiple addresses including Tucber Park, Coburg Street and Philadelphia Street, all in New Amsterdam, walked out of  the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court yesterday a free man, after the murder charge he was facing was discharged. Vandenburgh was on trial for […]

Essequibo Cricket officials must ensure proper elections

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, It has been brought to my attention that the Annual General Meeting of the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB) is scheduled to be held on Sunday. I have also been reliably informed that this is a move to remove Prince Holder as the President and replace him with Fizul Bacchus. This move […]

The genesis of the garbage problem

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, To understand and resolve the current Garbage situation in Georgetown we have to go back two years ago when the garbage was collected by private contractors. For garbage collection purpose the Mayor and City Council divided Georgetown into ten sections. All section were contracted out to Private Waste Collection Contractors – Cevons Waste […]

A case of perverted justice?

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, I am following a story of several allegations against five young men, one of whom I know personally, and know that the charges against him are untrue and unjust. In one of the proceedings, the Magistrate was very disturbed by one of the police witnesses who was clearly lying on one of […]

Will history judge Mr. Jagdeo, as a crook?

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, Our first own dictator of Guyana, Mr. L.F.S. Burnham, dutifully followed the script that was almost universally embraced by tyrants in their grab for total power. In then Guyana , not only were local opponents perceived as “Enemies of the State’ pulverized, but so were even friends and former colleagues whose loyalties […]


January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I find it disturbing that as supposedly mature people we are not able to debate an issue of national significance without resorting to personal attacks and vilification of someone with whom there is difference of opinion. In Mr. Archer’s article entitled 1823 Monument and Ivor Thom, I noted his attacks on me as […]

Zero Dark Thirty and that house

January 11, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

On Tuesday night, I saw the movie “Zero Dark Thirty” about the search for Osama Bin Laden. Even if this movie doesn’t get elegant reviews it will draw fantastic bucks, because most people around the world will want to know how the Americans found Bin Laden. Based on graphic factual accounts told to the screenwriter […]

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