Horror at West Dem. Hospital…Family says “wrong injection” caused death of 15-year-old

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    By Romila Boodram Relatives of 15-year-old Shemar Miggins of Lot 7 Goed Fortune, West Bank Demerara (WBD) remain convinced that he died as a result of receiving the wrong injection, even as officials of the West Demerara Regional Hospital continue to probe the circumstances that led to his death. The teenager died on […]

Electrical wire mishap… Victim loses arm

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  – GPL still to contact family The family of Asgar Mohamed is upset that no Guyana Power and Light Corporation (GPL) official has contacted them regarding the horrific injury he suffered last Friday after coming into contact with a burst GPL wire. The 39-year-old South Better Hope, East Coast Demerara resident suffered severe burns […]

Controversy surrounds court ruling…Rohee still cannot table bills as Minister of Home Affairs

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – Basil Williams   A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)’s shadow Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams, citing a section of the Chief Justice ruling, yesterday told Kaieteur News that the court’s ruling “maintains the status quo that currently exists in the National Assembly. Williams explained that in his interpretation of the ruling, […]

GNBS seized over 600 scales in 2012

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – electrical appliances, cell phones among items verified for compliance   Over 634 scales, 752 masses, six measures and 88 rules were seized and removed by the Guyana National Bureau of Standards during several inspections last year. For 2012, the GNBS was successful in conducting a total of 1450 inspections at the Ports-of-entry […]

Taxi driver jumps from moving car during holdup

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A taxi driver was forced to jump from his moving car when two men held him at knife point on Saturday night in Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara during a robbery. The taxi driver Rajpaul Mangru told this publication that at around 22:10 hours on Saturday he was at Coldingen Front with his […]

Suriname deports over 200 Guyanese

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    PARAMARIBO – In 2012, Suriname deported 234 Guyanese, or nearly one-third of the 750 Guyanese citizens sent back by foreign countries to Georgetown. The Guyana Police Force (GPF), which released these figures, says cases involved drugs-related offences and other crimes, illegal border crossing, overstaying their visa and refusal of the refugee status. Most […]

Linden Commission of Inquiry to resume month end

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The Linden Commission of Inquiry is expected to resume on the last Monday in this month. This was disclosed by Commissioner Justice Cecil Kennard, who told this publication that the Commission has not finished all the testimonies with regards to the compensation aspect of the inquiry. He said that has to be finalized […]

Dem boys seh…Don’t listen to de obeah man

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

De road full of cars but dem boys didn’t know it was so full till people start to drive into fence and in trench. Was as if dem looking fuh more road to drive. One of dem drive into a lady shop but before that he had to drive through de fence. That ain’t all. […]

A transfer station could enhance the council’s capacity to manage its solid waste challenge

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Sir, Please refer to a feature, which appeared in your Kaieteur News issue of January 8, 2013 headlined:  “THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT ALLOW A SOLID WASTE TRANSFER STATION IN THE CITY” We appreciate the views expressed by the writer on this issue. However, it appears as though Peeping Tom has missed the central […]

GFA to withdraw legal actions against GFF today

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

– in keeping with FIFA / CONCACAF brokered agreement Following the end of the football impasse between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) on the intervention of a high powered team from FIFA and CONCACAF, the GFA is expected to withdraw their legal actions from the court, today. The first […]

Large sections of the Guyanese population are not included in Mash or Republic Day celebrations

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, Is there an amazingly sudden, spontaneous and natural interest from Brazil, Suriname and Trinidad in our world-famous Mashramani celebrations? Or is the Government actively seeking out the participation of what ‘they’ perceive to be adequate for Mashramani celebrations? The fact that the government is seeking to attract, among others, the participation of […]

Is this not a clear case of conflict of interest?

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, Sham Nokta is the Managing Director of Environmental Management Consultants (EMC) and at the same time is having top-level access to the Office of the President as the Presidential Advisor on Climate Change to President Ramotar.  Mr. Nokta, as head of EMC, a private company, tenders for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Environmental […]

Beterverwagting, Grove Primary and Soesdyke Primary in winners’ row

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

K&S Chico Junior Under-13 Football championships Three primary schools moved closer to championship honours when the inaugural K&S Chico Junior U-13 Football championships resumed at the Georgetown Football Club Ground Saturday afternoon last. Beterverwagting defeated Uitvlugt 1-0 after Omari Glasgow netted in the 10th minute while Grove Primary defeated Company Road Primary 1-0. Randy Smart […]


January 14, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Whenever one is entering into an agreement and especially if one is inexperienced in such matters, one should be very careful to ensure that one’s expectations are spelt out in specific and unambiguous terms in the agreement. Otherwise there can be differences in interpretation as to just what was agreed. There has been a suggestion […]

Commercial sex worker murder…Two detained to assist with investigation

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Two persons are now in custody as police continue their investigation into the murder of 19 year-old Wesley Holder called ‘Tiffany’. Relatives of the dead man said that they believe that the two persons who have been detained are responsible for the man’s death since they were last seen in his company. A […]

Region Six had a productive 2012 – Regional Chairman

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Samuel Whyte The Regional Administration of Region Six had a very productive and successful 2012 despite many challenges.  Except for some roads, all of the planned works were successfully completed with some savings realized, which saw additional works being undertaken. These were some of the disclosures made by Regional Chairman, David Permaul Armogan when […]

History! Jacobs receives K&S/Beharry sponsored MVP car

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

For the first time in the history of Guyana’s football, a player drove away with a brand new car as his prize for being adjudged the Most Valuable Player of a competition. This took place on Saturday evening at the Buxton Community Centre Ground when Buxton United Sports Club forward Dwayne Jacobs won a brand […]

Guyana hoping for better fortunes after Darren Bravo barrage wins it for T&T

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana will hope for better fortunes tomorrow when they face Jamaica at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in St Lucia in the first game of two following Darren Bravo’s explosive innings that led Trinidad and Tobago to a comfortable victory on Saturday.  The second match tomorrow pits Windward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago. Darren Bravo hit […]

Culture Minister proposes art fund to help showcase artists’ pieces

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

– as Commemorative catalogue for 2012 Guyana Visual Arts Competition launched Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr. Frank Anthony officially launched at the Castellani House, Vlissengen Road, the first ever commemorative catalogue, celebrating the artists who participated in the 2012 Guyana Visual Arts Competition, which was launched on August 31 and featured a week […]

N/A Secondary declared winners of National Song Festival

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The curtains came down today on the National Song Festival, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport at the National Cultural Center, which saw the participation of choirs from Regions 4, 5, 6, and 10. The main objective of this initiative, which was launched in November 2011, is the resuscitation of choral […]

Woman succumbs after 9-hour boat ride from Wakenaam to Parika

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A Wakenaam woman, whose life may have been saved had she received earlier treatment, died at a city hospital and the circumstances leading to the woman’s demise have infuriated residents of the Essequibo river island. The woman needed urgent attention at a city hospital but because of her condition, she could not be […]


January 14, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Tony Deyal column 

You’ve heard about the late James Brown or the “Godfather” of soul, but what about the godfather of Sole or the Codfather?  He is Muhammad Shahid Nazir, a Pakistani immigrant to Britain who while engaged in fishy business starred in a viral video and has moved from sardine to shark status.  He is now a […]

FDI and growth

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

For two decades, in our quest for growth, we followed the triple commandments of the ‘Washington Consensus –”stabilize, liberalize, and privatise” – in order to attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). The results, while steady, have not been exactly stellar. From our perspective as a developing country, FDI is of significance only if it creates employment […]

Successful house lot applicant?

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Why apply for a house lot when squatting appears to be legal, and construction costs just have to be based on initiative? This city dweller has erected his home opposite the La Penitence Market dumpsite.

Tenants of Broad Street apartment building living in fear of African bees

January 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Tenants of an African-bee-infested apartment building located on Broad Street are desperately calling for the swift removal of the dangerous insects, fearing that one day the consequences could be catastrophic if they are not. This was after a tenant suffered several stings from the bees yesterday. The bees have been on the premises for several […]

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