Jamaica beat Guyana by 5-wkts in CT20

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia – Jamaica beat Guyana by five wickets in the Caribbean T20 held in St Lucia yesterday afternoon. Jamaica won the toss and sent Guyana in to bat restricting them to a paltry 93 off 19.4 overs. Only Chris Barnwell 27 and Royston Crandon 20 offered some resistance with […]

Financial enticement, executive spots being offered to clubs for votes – source

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  With the recent FIFA / CONCACAF directive which stipulates that the Georgetown Football Association hold its Electoral Congress by January 19, 2013 (Saturday), sources close to the sport are hopeful that clubs affiliated to the Body are not swayed by purported financial enticement being offered by some on behalf of a few aspiring candidates […]

Oprah: Armstrong ‘did not come clean in expected way’

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

BBC Sport – Talk show host Oprah Winfrey has said Lance Armstrong “did not come clean in the way I expected” about claims he used performance-enhancing drugs. She said she was “mesmerised and riveted” by what the former cyclist, who has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, had to say during their […]

Wilson pleased with outcome of FIFA/CONCACAF visit

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  – development initiatives discussed with Webb President (ag) of the Guyana Football Federation Franklin Wilson has disclosed that he is pleased with the outcome of the recent FIFA/CONCACAF mediation visit which resulted in a 9-point agreement being inked between the Guyana Football Federation and the Georgetown Football Association to end the impasse between the […]

Brilliant Jawahir leads Upper West Berbice to five wickets victory over Lower West Berbice

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Jumbo Jet Auto Sales West Berbice Under-23, 2-Day match… The Berbice Cricket Board as part of its efforts to improve the standard of cricket in the area, last weekend organised a two days cricket match for Under-23 players from there at the Blairmont Community Centre. Upper West Berbice defeated their Lower West Berbice […]

New Amsterdam/Canje win inaugural Lennox Allicock Memorial Over-35 tribute match

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  New Amsterdam/Canje registered the first win in the Inaugural Lennox Allicock Over-35 20/20 Memorial cricket match when they defeated Lower Corentyne by 28-runs in the game which was played on Sunday last at the Port Mourant Cricket ground. The New Amsterdam Canje win was due mainly to a fine all rounder performance by former […]

Trophy Stall contributes as Banks Premium Beer Futsal Classic set to launch

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Thirty two teams out of the Linden community will vie for honours when Unique Entertainment, a promotional group out of the Mining Town, stages the inaugural Banks Premium Beer Futsal Classic on the hard court of the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground on Friday January 25 next. The promoters received further support for the tournament […]

Several teams register victories as Coca-Cola Cup League Beach football tournament starts

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Defending champion, Vasco defeated Silvertown All Stars 5-2 when the Guyana Beach Football Association (GBFA) 2013 Coca-Cola Cup League commenced at the Bayroc Community Centre Ground, Saturday January 12 last. Ameer Allicock netted thrice with support from Mervin Sobers and Michael Wilson who scored one apiece for the winners. Mark Hope and Jamal Haynes […]

BUSC revokes membership of Dwayne Jacobs

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  After being on a high and winning the historic MVP prize of a brand new car, Dwayne Jacobs has found himself without a club as of January 15, 2013. Jacobs, who joined the Buxton United Sports Club in October of 2012 after leaving Alpha United FC and featured in the historic winning of the […]

Georgetown’s Ravens take on Linden’s Jets Saturday night

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    – as local basketball titans clash in grudge contest Undoubtedly Georgetown’s number one basketball club, Dyna’s Ravens will leave its nest in the City on Saturday to face Linden’s top club, Amelia’s Ward Jets in the ‘Jets Basketball Exchange Classic’ at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Hard Court. The much-anticipated showdown between the […]

GABBFF AGM pushed back to Feb. 3

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Guyana Amateur Body Building and Fitness Federation which was originally scheduled for Saturday January 19, has now been re-scheduled for Sunday February 3, 2013. The venue is Olympic House, High Street and apart from the elections of a new executive, the President’s and Treasurer’s Reports will be presented […]

Budhan’s Memorial Sports Club to stage horserace meet January 20

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Budhan’s Memorial Sports Club will stage a 7-race horserace meet on Sunday January 20 at their racetrack to get their 2013 programme off and running. Ansa McAl has teamed up with the organisors to be the major sponsor on board for the event which is scheduled to attract a number of the leading lower […]

Long serving BUSC official backs decision to revoke Jacobs’ membership

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  – damning revelations exposed   Following the revoking of membership of Dwayne Jacobs by the Buxton United Football Club, a senior club official who has been with the entity from the inception, is backing the decision to sever ties with the player. Lyndon France, the backbone of the club from a Technical and Administrative […]

Chandreka hits unbeaten half century as rain stops play on day one

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  GCB Senior 4-day Inter County tourney – Rd 2… Play on the first day of round two of the Guyana Cricket Board Senior 4-day Inter County tournament was yesterday cut short by the rain. When rain sent the players off the field at 16:35hrs Demerara were 107-1 in 27.3 overs after being put in […]

Speaker to appeal CJ’s ruling on Rohee gag order

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

“The Court is being used as if it is the supervisor of the National Assembly, it is not a case where the authority of the court is not respected, but it seems as if the House is the child and the court is the parent. The democracy we all cherish is under threat and we […]

High tide flooding…Ocean View Hotel suffers major damage; alert ends today

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The aftermath of Monday evening’s flood was especially bad for management of the Ocean View International Hotel. While the overtopping waters caused a great deal of unease to commuters, it was not comparable to the damage that the owner of the  Ocean View International Hotel and Convention Hall, Mr. Jacob Rambarran, experienced. He is […]

Female cop in hot water over firearm licence money

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  A female Lance Corporal of Police is presently in hot water following the disappearance of a quantity of cash from the force’s ‘A’ Division Registry. The money represents the proceeds from the sale of firearm licences. Police in a statement yesterday said that “The Audit and Inspection Unit of the Police Office of Professional […]

Mentally-ill man clubbed to death after attacking cop

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A 27-year-old man was clubbed to death in an alleyway in Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara at around 19:00 hrs yesterday, allegedly after attacking a police rank with a cutlass and knife. Jermaine Hamilton, said to be of unsound mind, was reportedly beaten by civilians after he attacked the rank who was walking in […]

GPL worker dies in Harbour Bridge crash

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Romila Boodram A 22-year-old Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) worker was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) yesterday, minutes after he was involved in an accident on the Demerara Harbour Bridge. Dead is Lemuel Ogle of 27 Middle Street, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara. The accident occurred around 13:20 […]

Privatisation transactions…“Any question asked in Parliament will be answered”- Finance Minister

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  “There were hundreds of questions asked formally by members of parliament, but by the end of ninth parliament there was no question asked by a member of parliament, opposition or otherwise that remain unanswered. That fact is verifiable with parliamentary record. At the parliamentary library a list of questions asked by opposition MP’s could […]

Dem boys seh…De Big Man give Bharrat a warning

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Bharrat get a warning de other night. De sea pay he a visit. Donald did see it coming and he decide that he going in de bush. He go far wheh he know that de water couldn’t reach he. He only come back when de tide go down. But dem boys seh that Bharrat […]

Nat’l Assembly clerk peeved at Speaker’s rebuke

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  -    Trotman clarifies actions By Abena Rockcliffe Sherlock Isaacs, Clerk of the National Assembly, has made public his letter to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman which sought to make known his “great dismay” caused by the Speaker’s casting of blame upon him and his staff. The Clerk’s grievance stemmed from last […]

Legislative reform in the making for health sector – Ministry official

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    In recognition of the fact that its new operations framework will have to revolve around updated legislation, the Ministry of Health with the support of the Attorney General is currently working towards having key legislation repealed. At least this is according to the Health Ministry’s Parliamentary Secretary, Joseph Hamilton, who during an interview […]

Curacao gold heist…Guyanese crewmen scared to return home

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Investigators in Curacao are liaising with the US authorities to find out whether 11 gold bars seized by Customs in Puerto Rico were from the much-publicized heist in the Dutch Caribbean Island. A report in the Curacao Chronicle yesterday also indicated that the Guyanese crew of the Summer Bliss, the Guyana-registered vessel aboard which […]

Race on to meet June deadline…President inspects Amaila Falls hydro road project

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  As contractors race against time to complete access roads leading to the Amaila Falls hydro project site in Region Eight, a team of government officials led by President Donald Ramotar visited the area on Monday to check on progress. The roads are critical for start of the project, with financial closure expected by the […]

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