K&S hosts impressive prize giving ceremony

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Buxton United SC carts off Lion’s share of awards They had defeated two giants, Alpha United FC and the Pele FC, en-route to their inaugural attainment of the prestigious K&S football championships on January 1 last. Yesterday afternoon, residents of the Buxton community trooped from Golden Grove to the Buxton playfield to celebrate the […]

Caribbean T20…Sebastien 4 wkt haul propels Windwards past Leewards

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Liam Sebastien grabbed four wickets for 17 runs off 4 overs as Windward Islands defeated Leewwrd Islands by 10 runs when the Caribbean T20 tournament continued last evening at the Queens Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago. Windward Islands won the toss, batted first and mustered 111-8 off their allotted overs. Miles Bascombe top scored with […]

“CT-20 2013 – First week of tremendously exciting cricket but disappointingly low scores!”

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Colin E. H. croft Yesterday’s game, one greatly anticipated, and reflecting winners of this competition since its inception, Trinidad & Tobago v Guyana, marked the mid-point of this fantastic exhibition of color and tremendously exciting CT-20 2013 cricket.  But scores have been decidedly, disappointingly low! Was it that, for once, bowlers were actually holding […]

Taylor guides Windies to crucial win

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The West Indies Women’s team recorded a crucial 8-wicket win over South Africa yesterday (Saturday) at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica in the third of the five-match One-Day International between the two countries. After winning the toss and inviting the visitors to take first strike, the Windies bowlers struck at regular intervals to bowl out the […]

GCB senior 4 day inter county tourney

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Demerara beat E’bo by 8 wkts; GT&T Berbice in control against President’s XI By Zaheer Mohamed Demerara defeated Essequibo by 8 wickets, while Berbice are 4 wickets away from victory when play in the Guyana Cricket Board Senior four-day Inter County tournament continued yesterday. At Everest, Essequibo resumed on their overnight total of […]

Thomas United FC Meeting

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Members of the Thomas United Football Club are invited to attend a special members General Meeting today at the GFC Pavilion starting at 13:00hrs. Members are asked to make a special effort to attend this important meeting.

Administrative calamities continue to affect Rugby

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch When compared with the period 2006-11, the performances of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) and the national teams last year could best be described as one of disappointment for the sport for some time. No one in their right mind could refute the fact that much of the blame for the […]

A Tribute to Claire Harris-Thomas

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Mike Baptiste Just over a month ago Guyana lost one of its table tennis stalwarts, the indomitable Claire Harris- Thomas. After a prolonged illness, Harris-Thomas succumbed at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital on December 12, 2012. Her death, although a shock to close relatives, went virtually unknown to many in the local table tennis […]

Football veterans invited to practice today

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

All Guyana veterans are invited to a practice match at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground at 8am today in preparation for the Compton Julian, Birdette Marshall and Godfrey Norville benefit competition during February 24-26. All veterans are kindly asked to attend these very important practice sessions.

Anthony satisfied with outcome of football impasse

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony has expressed his satisfaction over the mediation process between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) that seemingly brought an end to the long-standing impasse between the two factions. Anthony addressed the issue on Friday during a visit to […]

Wakenaam Cricket Committee had fruitful 2012

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Wakenaam Cricket Committee for the first time in the history of cricket organized by the Essequibo  Board, managed to win a senior competition; the island was victorious in the ECB 40 over tournament in 2012. The WCC managed to run off two Twenty\20 tournaments which were sponsored by Safraz Sherifudeen (Mac) and […]

Privatisation deals…Sale of GuySuCo lands nets $1.1B from 2003, Govt Ministers among buyers

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- opposition parties laud to make deals public The Government-owned Privatisation Unit (PU) conducted 159 transactions since 1993, collecting over $17B in proceeds, according to a report released by President Donald Ramotar. Of these, there were 27 sale of shares or trade sale; 67 real estate sales; 34 real estate leases and 31 restructuring. The […]

Doctors to amputate arm of electrical burns victim – relatives

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Doctors were yesterday preparing to amputate the left arm of 39-year-old Asgar Mohamed, who suffered severe electrical burns on Friday after coming into contact with a burst wire in the Stabroek area. Mohamed was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s operation theatre yesterday afternoon shortly after being visited by his mother, brother and other […]

Rohee’s participation in Parliament is Government’s political risk —Moses Nagamootoo

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    By Rehanna Ramsay “The ruling by Chief Justice Ian Chang affirms that as an elected Member of Parliament, Rohee could not be gagged. I share this opinion and, indeed, no one objected or protested when Rohee voted on issues, which is a form of speech in Parliament. “Whether he could speak as Home […]

Dem boys seh…Brazzy getting diarrhea

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  When Donald ask Brazzy fuh prepare de report on dem privatization deals was like if he was putting cat fuh watch milk. But is de same trick de American judge, Aunty Dora pull pun Ah Mad. She ask he fuh go home and count how much money he think he thief and come back […]

New management approach touted for health sector

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    With a focus on human and material resources, a needful reform is required if the Ministry of Health is to better its current mode of operation. This is according to the Ministry’s Parliamentary Secretary, Joseph Hamilton, who during a recent Health Ministry forum at the Grand Coastal Inn, East Coast Demerara, sought to […]

NDIA sharing account with Agriculture Ministry is against the law

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    –    Ministry officials liable to jail time/fine under the Audit Act—APNU Jaipaul Sharma   Even though the law – Act 10 of 2004- provides for the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) to be termed “a separate legal entity,” the Ministry of Agriculture continues to handle monies appropriated to the entity by Parliament. […]

Major disaster averted at Shirley Field-Ridley Square

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Quick action by the Guyana Fire Service yesterday morning helped save the home of a Shirley Field Ridley Square family. According to reports the fire started sometime around 04:00hrs. Home owner, George Scotland, told this newspaper that he noticed the smoke in his room which was at the back of the house. He said that […]

Feasibility study, design this year for Grove to Timehri road

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- material shortages caused delays to roads, bridges construction in 2012 Government has announced major plans this year for its long term programme to deal with the country’s traffic situation. Speaking during a recent press conference held by the Ministry of Public Works to review its 2012 work programme and plans for this year, engineer […]

Gunmen rob Mon Repos jeweller

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Gunmen escaped with an undisclosed sum of gold and diamond jewellery around 16:00 hrs yesterday after holding up a stall owner at the Mon Repos Market, East Coast Demerara. Owner of the jewellery establishment, Bissoon Pulchan, told this publication that he and a female employee had just finished attending to a customer when the […]

Mining and farming clash, – Which takes precedence?

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Despite the Caribbean and the rest of the world seeking ways to improve food security, it would appear that in Guyana, once there is mining, farming may be secondary. At least that is the notion of Goldie Sidhu, a Guyana-based foreigner who has been living here for the past 16 years and farming for the […]

GNBS intensifies surveillance, inspection of commodities

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  –    textiles, garments and footwear to be tested By Rabindra Rooplall For 2013, the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) will commence the testing of textiles, garments and footwear while intensifying surveillance and inspection of commodities monitored by the bureau at sale outlets, in order to ensure that quality products are offered to consumers […]

Ten graduate from Sterling Products literacy programme

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    In its continued efforts to facilitate the growth and development of employees, Sterling Products Limited (SPL) held its annual Literacy Graduation Ceremony on Friday. Ten staff members received certificates and tokens for the successful completion of the Sterling Products Literacy Staff Development Programme. The programme was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of […]

The day seven died at Rose Hall, Canje in 1970

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    By Winston Felix It was indeed a sad day in Canje 43 years ago. Thousands of Guyanese flocked to Rose Hall Estate to determine what happened at the factory. They wanted to know what had happened to their loved ones who had dedicated their lives to the sugar industry in Guyana. Their siblings […]

Sunday Cartoon

January 13, 2013 | Filed Under Cartoons, Features / Columnists 

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