Ministry forced to re-award contracts for Synthetic Facility

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  By Edison Jefford Works on Phase II of the construction of the Synthetic Track and Field Facility are continuing on schedule with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport re-awarding two contracts yesterday for the completion of the ticket boxes and the parameter fence at the Leonora site. BK International is generally responsible for […]

Banks Beer Cup winners receive prizes

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  The2012-13 Banks Beer Knockout Cup winners collected their prizes, during a simple presentation ceremony that was conducted yesterday, at the Banks DIH Sports Club, Thirst Park. Sunburst Camptown that won the tournament received the first prize of $4million, while runners-up Riddim Squad walked away with $2.5million, 3rd place-Northern Rangers took home $1.5million and 4th […]

Letter to the Sports Editor…Buxton Utd’s victory in K&S Finals is commendable

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Dear Editor, Upon entering the Red Stand of the National Stadium Providence, during the course of the third place playoff between eventual winners, Alpha United and Pele (4th ), on the evening of January 1, 2013, and ahead of the finals of the 23rd edition of the Annual Kashif & Shanghai K.O, in […]

Horseracing in 2012 nothing new

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    By Samuel Whyte The Horseracing season has come to an end for 2012 and like ‘everything else in Guyana’ the question could be asked what has changed.  A review of things in the horseracing arena for 2012 would be a similar plot like 2011 and years before. On can simply change the date […]

All tickets sold out for Saturday’s big Caribbean T20 showdown at Queen Park Oval

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Yesterday, the day before today’s double-header in the Caribbean T20 at Queen’s Park Oval, all the available tickets have been snapped up by fans eager to see some of the region’s best players in action. They feature match will be the much-anticipated top-of-the-table clash between defending champs Trinidad and Tobago and […]

Berbice Inter Club Banks Classic Basketball…Central NA whip Rose Hall Town, Black Sharks devour Smythfield

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Play in the Berbice Inter Club Banks Classic Basketball round robin competition continued in Berbice with two more games over the weekend after a break for the festive season with wins for the New Amsterdam teams Central New Amsterdam and Smythfield. In results of the matches played, Central New Amsterdam travelled to Rose Hall […]

Inter Street 5-a-side Football set for Rose Hall Town

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Rose Hall Town Anniversary and Development Organization has organised an Inter Street 5-a-side Small Goal football Competition for teams in the Rose Hall Town catchment area. The competition will be played from Sunday 10th February to Saturday 16th February at the Rose Hall Town Basketball Court (Area H Ground) and is opened to all streets in […]

Police ‘B’ Division prepares for Commissioner of Police 10/10 male and female cricket

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Berbice Police Force ‘B’ Division under the leadership of Assistant Commissioner Dereck Josiah has commenced preparation for the Commissioner of Police Leroy Brummell Inter-Division male and female 10/10 cricket competition which is slated for February in Georgetown. On Wednesday the three subdivisions namely No1 sub division New Amsterdam Canje East Bank, East Coast Berbice, […]

Delroy Murphy is Kitty Jamaat Judo Club Most Outstanding Student

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  After a year of commendable achievements, where he won a Gold medal in an invitational tournament in Barbados that involved 5 other countries, Delroy Murphy was adjudged the Most Outstanding Student by the executive members of the Kitty Jamaat Judo Club, and Public Relations Officer/Organizing Secretary, Hilbert Archer presented him with a trophy, donated […]

Friday Night Fights…Kwesi ‘Lightening Struck Assassin’ Jones threatens to ‘strike down’ Shawn ‘The Sniper’ Cox

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin Several of the country’s top pugilists trooped to the Avenue of the Republic offices of Abdools and Abdool’s Insurance Brokers yesterday afternoon where they culminated the deal by signing the contracts for the January edition of the Guyana Fight Night boxing card slated to get underway at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall […]


January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Guyana Cricket Board salutes the Guyana Cricket Team on the two amazing performances to start off the Caribbean Twenty20 campaign. The GCB heralds the total team effort and the unwavering commitment to triumph which epitomizes the spirit of the Guyanese people who despite hardships, obstacles, challenges and limitations have never given up and […]

Trophy Stall presents uniforms to Den Amstel FC

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

-2013 WDFA U17 to kick off shortly The Den Amstel Football Club’s Under-17 team were this week presented with a set of complete uniforms including shin pads by the Manager of The Trophy Stall, Ramesh Sunich. This was promised to the team after they won the inaugural (2012) edition of the Trophy Stall / West […]

Ansa McAl hands over MSC

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

– after $3M field upgrade Ansa McAl Ltd. yesterday handed over the McKenzie Sports Club (MSC) Ground after a $3M upgrade to the field, which is about 85% completed with minor works to be done that include the final phase of rolling and planting of Bermuda grass. The MSC was chosen as the venue for […]

Chanderpaul expects a “great show” in front a full house

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Guyana batting stalwart Shivnarine Chanderpaul says he’s excited and looking forward to today’s showdown against Trinidad and Tobago. All the tickets for the game have been sold out long before the match-day and a record crowd of over 20,000 is expected at the Queen’s Park Oval. This is the first time […]

GCB senior 4 day inter county tourney…Chattergoon century puts GT&T B’ice in strong position, E’bo fight back

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Half centuries for Singh, Mohamed, Adams grabs 6wkt haul Opener Sewnarine Chattergoon slammed an attractive century as GT&T Berbice closed the second day of their Guyana Cricket Board Senior 4 day inter county match against the President XI in a comfortable position at 267-3. Chattergoon and fellow opener Richard Ramdeen laid the foundation for a […]

President Ramotar tackles corruption, transparency questions

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…releases privatisation deals between 1993-2011 – $25.6B in proceeds -$11.7B paid to Treasury Since taking office back in December 2011 and in one of his most significant moves to address lingering questions of transparency and accusations of corruption within the government, President Donald Ramotar has released details of privatization deals done between 1993 and 2011. […]

Canadian firm eyes US$205M investment

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…3.29M ounces of gold over 17 years Guyana Goldfields has signaled its intentions to start commercial operations in early 2015 and will be looking to plunge up to US$205M in the initial startup, a reduction from over the US$500M it originally wanted to invest. According to a statement from the company yesterday of its plans […]

Teenaged sex worker found dead in St. Phillips Church Green

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A male commercial sex worker, 19-year-old Wesley Holder, called ‘Oraysha’ or ‘Tiffany’ of 65 Cross Street, Werk-en-Rust was found dead in the compound of St. Phillips Green.  He had been murdered. According to a police statement the man’s body was found around 08:25 hours yesterday. This publication was told that the man’s body […]

Govt suing Hand-in-hand for Synergy’s non-performance

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The battle between the Government of Guyana and Synergy Holding has gone up a notch with the Ministry of Public Works, through Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, now suing Hand-in-Hand Insurance Company in the wake of its failure to effect payment on a Performance Bond to the tune of in excess of US$1.5 million. According […]

Dem boys seh…Donald gun skin dem up

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  What don’t happen in a year does happen in a day. Dem boys never believe that dem woulda see de day when de government woulda put it belly pun de line and release all dem deal wha Jagdeo and Brazzy mek. Is only Donald coulda do that and that is because he done know […]

Man suffers severe electrical burns after clutching live wire

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under News 

– GPL says passing truck caused mishap Doctors may be forced to amputate the left arm of a 39-year-old man who suffered severe electrical burns yesterday after coming into contact with a burst wire in the Stabroek Market area. Asgar Mohamed, called ‘Jesus’, of South Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, collapsed outside Demico House around […]

Clamping down on crime

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

  The year is less than two weeks old but already there have been two murders, a death by fire, a road fatality and more than a few reports of armed robbery that claimed the lives of two of the victims. One of them was the wife of a former mayor of Rose Hall Town […]

Court ruling on Lotto Fund surprising – Greenidge

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under News 

“I am little surprised by it” said A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)’s point man on Finance, Carl B. Greenidge, of the recent ruling of Justice Diane Insanally in relation to the Lotto Fund case which was filed by the party’s executive member, Desmond Trotman. However Greenidge in a statement issued yesterday stated, “I have […]

Guyana records continued growth

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – mining and tourism made important impact The country’s economy has seen a four percent growth for 2012; this was according to Head of State Donald Ramotar. Ramotar made the disclosure yesterday at his first press briefing for the year. According to the President, last year the economy continued on an upward path. […]

Government does not need to work with City Hall

January 12, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Georgetown is in a crisis and the M&CC is obviously hoping that the government can come on board to bring some relief from the present situation which has seen the capital acquire the dubious reputation of being the ‘garbage capital of the Caribbean”. But the garbage crisis is merely symptomatic of a decay that has […]

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