Fisherman dead, another missing as boat capsizes

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The body of a Fryish, Corentyne fisherman was early yesterday recovered in the Albion Channel after his boat capsized at sea some time Monday. Reports are that 53-year-old Hemchand Dowlatram’s body was found at around 10:00 hours yesterday. The dead man’s wife, Inmattie Gopaul, told this publication that her husband and his brother Naimchand […]

Health sector seeks to raise awareness about termination of pregnancy

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The Ministry of Health is currently on a mission to raise awareness among women about the medical termination of pregnancies and according to Minister of Health, Dr Bheri Ramsaran, young girls will be a major target for edification.  The move is premised on observations that the first sexual encounter of girls is at a […]

Esso starting 3D seismic activities for oil offshore Guyana

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Preparations to restart offshore drilling for oil are underway, with a group expected to commence conducting 3D activities from Sunday. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), fisherfolks and mariners should be on the lookout for the sensitive devices that will be […]

Teamwork is focus of GMSA’s “Leadership excellence” workshop

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, David Devine, in a keynote address stated that teamwork is a key focus when exhibiting good leadership qualities. The diplomat, along with Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA)’s head, Mohindra Chand, spoke yesterday at the GMSA’s “Leadership Excellence Training Seminar” at the Regency Suites, Hadfield Street, Georgetown. The […]


January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

  The government should file an appeal against the decision of the Chief Justice in the case challenging the decision of parliament to prevent the Home Affairs Minister from speaking until a determination by the Committee of Privileges of the motion laid against him by the joint opposition. That decision to refer the motion to […]

GPHC delivers 5777 babies in 2012

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    By Romila Boodram A total of 5777 babies were delivered by the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)’s Maternity Unit last year, according to the Unit’s senior Departmental Supervisor, Sister June Cato. The Supervisor made this disclosure yesterday, while adding that officials from the health institute are currently discussing future plans for the Maternity […]

PAHO/WHO lauds B’ce health structure

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization [PAHO/WHO] is considering adopting the health structure implemented by the Berbice Regional Health Authority [BRHA], since it is consistent with standards encouraged by PAHO/WHO said representative Dr. Malhi Cho recently. Dr. Cho who represents the PAHO/WHO in Guyana made this announcement after participating in a one-day conference […]

Recyclable material storage area for Haags Bosch landfill

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Bids were opened yesterday at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board for the construction of a storage area for recyclable material at Haags Bosch Sanitary landfill. The project falls under the Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme. With an engineer’s estimate of $7,329,500 the bids submitted were: Bidder Amount Puran Brothers Disposal Service […]

Truth Commissions

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

    Following a motion introduced by Leader of the Opposition Mr. David Granger, for an Inquiry into criminal violence between 2004-2010, the governing party has moved that it may be better to establish a Truth Commission, with a mandate to hear testimony on violence going back to 1973. We are of the view that […]

Two before court on robbery allegations

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Two men were yesterday placed before Magistrate Leron Daly on allegations of robbery. One charge stated that on January 14 at Georgetown, Joseph George robbed Melanie Etwaroo of one gold chain valued $70,000. He pleaded not guilty However, the prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant recently served a six-month sentence for […]

GT&T gears for 2013 Jingle and Song competition

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

–    Only English segment this year After months of speculation, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) has announced that it will launch another edition of its Jingle and Song Competition. The show, according to the telephone company, will once again give “Guyanese the opportunity to showcase their talent and live their dream” through the […]

Man refused bail on assault charge

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Paul Fraser, 27, of Lamaha Springs, Georgetown, has been remanded to prison for reportedly assaulting and threatening his relative, Sherwin Thomas. On January 14, Fraser is said to have assaulted Sherwin Williams causing him actual bodily harm, and in the process, threatened to kill him. The defendant told the court that he is self […]

Gang leader caught with ganja in crotch in jail

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Prison authorities are convinced that they have busted a drug operation within the prison walls.This was after a convicted prisoner who is  serving a 13-year term for robbery under arms and suspected to be a gang leader and running a drugs ring in the New Amsterdam prison, was nabbed. Navin Busjit, 30, of Corentyne, Berbice  […]

Woman found with drugs in prison

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Simone Samuels, 40, of Georgetown who is serving a three-year sentence for trafficking in narcotics and was expected to be released in April, told the court that she has her children at heart. But the woman may end up serving more time in the penal institution after she was caught with a quantity of marijuana […]

Commercial sex worker murder…Detained men released on station bail

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The two men who were being questioned by the police in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Wesley Holder called ‘Tiffany’ have been released on station bail. They were released late yesterday afternoon but are to report to the police on a regular basis. Meanwhile, a post mortem examination on Monday last has revealed […]

Cornelia Ida still suffers high tide flooding after 20 years

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, Please allow me space to highlight a plight we the resident of Sea-view, Cornelia Ida West Coast Demerara have been suffering for about 20 years. Every time there is high tide, water would roll over the seawall and flood our yards and homes. The water would rise by as much as […]

So the Party! So the Government!

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Recently, there has been an upsurge of criticisms and complaints over continuing attempts by the PPP/C Regime to administer Guyana in a dictatorial and high-handed manner. Allow me to remind your readers that during 2002, Khemraj Ramjattan had tabled a motion at the Port Mourant congress of the PPP/C, proposing that the party’s […]


January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor Your recent letter published in the January 13th edition of the KN signed by one “Dowlat Samaroo” was way off target and spewed a fair amount of bile. As such, I would like to set the record straight on these mostly unwarranted and unjustified personal attacks on me that emanated from this […]

The Rohee gagging issue

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, “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 Affairs Minister […]

Do unto others

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I read Mr Bisram’s letter which “disagreed with Geralda’s position on the need for writers to reveal their identity”.   Mr Bisram has scored a point – my statement was perhaps ambiguous. There is no need for any writer to give what I would describe as “a biographical M.O.T.” of him/herself, and I must […]

Breaking a lance with Ivor Thom

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, I was intrigued to read Mr. Thom’s letter, in Kaieteur News of Friday 11th February, 2013, in which he focused on an earlier letter coming from the pen of Mr. Mark Archer. I would not try to come to Mr Archer’s help, for from his earlier letter, I am sure that he […]

Women must live on their own terms without being raped

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, We have noted, with equal measures of interest and dismay, an ongoing debate in the letter columns and have come to the conclusion that there is a lot of confusion when it comes to human beings and rape. We join the discussions now in an attempt to assuage the confusion: Rape is […]

Nokta’s noctiluca and Anthony’s antonomasia

January 16, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

The lead letter in Monday’s edition of KN described a situation where a citizen by the name of Shyam Nokta (the son of a member of the executive committee of the PPP) has a private company that does environment and climate research. At the same time, he is a consultant with the Office of the […]

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