Ruthless Djokovic, Sharapova lift Melbourne Park

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova scorched into the third round of the Australian Open with displays of ruthless dominance on Wednesday to bring some much-needed pizzazz to the main showcourts. Djokovic remained on course for a third successive title with a 6-1 6-2 6-3 demolition of Ryan Harrison, while Sharapova pummelled […]

Sarwan happy to be back in West Indies team for upcoming tour

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Castries, St Lucia – Ramnaresh Sarwan is eagerly looking forward to his return to the West Indies for the upcoming limited-overs tour of Australia. The experienced middle-order batsman was named in the 15-man squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Panel on Tuesday. The team will be led by Darren Sammy with […]

Bravo brothers make life easy for leaders T&T

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Gros Islet, St Lucia – Trinidad and Tobago have now won four out of their five games in the Caribbean T20 and are at the top of the table. Their latest win came against Windward Islands in St Lucia, and a comprehensive one at that. Windwards batted first and were restricted to 125-6, thanks […]

AAG releases qualifying standards for CARIFTA Games

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) yesterday released its qualifying standards for athletes hoping to make the national team for the 2013 junior CARIFTA Games that will be held during March 29-April 1 in the Bahamas. The standards are as follows: 2013 GIRLS UNDER 17 GIRLS UNDER 20 100m 11.90 11.70 200m 25.0 […]

GFF Super League to re-commence Feb. 3

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    The battle lines will be drawn again from February 3 next when the Guyana Football Federation Super League recommences with first round action. The league had taken a break to facilitate the year end Kashif & Shanghai knock-out tournament but it will be back to strategizing for the league format of competition. Teams […]

Despite rain Daniels late burst puts Demerara on back foot, GT&T Berbice restricts E’bo

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  GCB Senior 4-day Inter County tourney Rd 2… Pacer Seon Daniels grabbed 2 late wickets as Demerara ended day 2 of the second round of the Guyana Cricket Board Senior 4-day Inter County tournament on 157-5 after rain reduced play to 30.3 overs at DCC. Heavy overnight rain caused the game to start just […]

GCA Marketing Manager Khan passes on

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Marketing Manager of the Georgetown Cricket Association Afzal Khan died last Saturday at the Mercy Hospital after suffering from a heart attack. Khan, who was 71, also served a Marketing Manager of the Guyana Cricket Board. In Photo; Friends and relatives of the late Afzal Khan view his body yesterday at MYO.

Murder/suicide rocks New Amsterdam

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    …as fisherman hacks reputed wife to death An Angoy’s Avenue fisherman is currently in police custody after he hacked his reputed wife to death early yesterday morning. Undertakers early yesterday removed the body of 29 year-old Patricia Bacchus from her Patrick Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam Berbice, home. According to reports the woman […]

Gov’t now mulls appeal against Chang’s ruling

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, yesterday said that Government welcomes the announcement that Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, will file an appeal against the ruling of the Chief Justice (CJ), Ian Chang. Chang ruled last week that the Opposition measure of preventing Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee, from speaking in the […]

Independent investigation needed for single sourcing contracts – AFC urges

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Failure on the part of Government to appoint a Procurement Commission, several years after the enactment of legislation for the introduction of such a body, has had dire consequences. And according to Leader of the Alliance for Change, Khemraj Ramjattan, in the health sector alone there is evidence of the very disturbing implications. He said […]

Six death row inmates’ sentence commuted to life

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Rabindra Rooplall Six Death Row inmates yesterday had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment. The prisoners were taken off Death Row after a ruling was made by Chief Justice Ian Chang. The main reason offered was that the men had been on Death Row for too long and to execute them now would be […]

Dem boys seh…Thief man does defend he mattee

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Anybody who defend thiefing got to be a thief. That is why in certain place when people ketch and beat thief man all dem who run and holler pun people not to beat dem got to be thieves too. Dem boys been in parliament de other day when people start asking question about de […]

Opposition, Government to meet again for budget consultations

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  While Finance Minister Ashni Singh says, that the 2013 budget is a work in progress, the Parliamentary Opposition is awaiting word on the next three-way consultation talks. A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) executive member and Parliamentarian, Lance Carberry, told media operatives on Monday, that ever since an initial tripartite meeting which was held […]

Man chops wife, sister-in-law

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

– claims they were in compromising position Police in Berbice have detained a man who brutally hacked his wife and her sister after he allegedly found them in a compromising position on Tuesday night. However, the two women who are now patients at the Georgetown Hospital have given police a different version of the events […]

Lotto Fund case dismissed on procedural point – AFC Executive

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  …Attorney General’s claims inaccurate The Lotto Fund case which was filed in the High Court by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU’)s Desmond Trotman, was dismissed on a procedural point. At least this is according to Alliance for Change Chairman, Attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes. Hughes said, yesterday, that “the principal issue of whether or not […]

Population growth is generally highest in the poorest countries – report

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

–    Governments’ lack resources for services, infrastructure, jobs growth Last year, the world’s population surpassed seven billion and it is projected to reach nine billion by 2050, according to State of World Population 2012 report. The report says that population growth is generally highest in the poorest countries, where fertility preferences are the highest, where […]


January 17, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Any analysis of the fears engraved within the psyche of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is always going to be flawed if it ignores the important question of class domination. Such flawed analyses will inevitably, in turn, produce explanations that swing like a pendulum from one extreme to the other. Initially for example, an inside […]

Stelling needed at Corriverton

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Residents of Orealla, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne) are complaining that the launch that transports produce and lumber from Orealla to coastal Corriverton is forced to moor alongside a plank at Corriverton because of the absence of a jetty or stelling there. “There is no stelling or jetty at Corriverton and getting  to the […]

Ugly situation averted

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    ..timely intervention by high ranking officials credited An emergency meeting on Tuesday in the boardroom of the Regional Democratic Council averted an ugly situation in New Amsterdam. The meeting involved Region Six Chairman, David Permaul Armogan, officials of the Mayor and Town Council of New Amsterdam, including deputy Mayor Harold Debydeen, the hierarchy […]

Local Gov’t Ministry hosts workshop to target overpayments to contractors

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development yesterday hosted a workshop for the Regional Engineers Department and Works Committee, in an effort to target issues surrounding overpayments to contractors for various projects in the ten administrative regions; from the issue of preparation of bills of quantities, to the completion of projects. The venue was […]

Guyanese gunned down in Trinidad

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Tyron Achia of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara was gunned down in Trinidad, Tuesday night while entering his apartment. Relatives said the 28-year-old Guyanese who worked at a supermarket in Trinidad recently returned to Guyana for the Christmas holidays after five years. “We get a call at midnight Tuesday, and they tell us he […]

GPL system shuts down again

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  For the second time within the last two weeks, the Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) suffered a shutdown of its Demerara network. The power company said that the outages experienced Tuesday night, commencing at 23:12 hrs, were as a result of a shutdown of its 60 Hz system. “This was caused by the […]

PSC meets main Opposition party

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Members of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) met yesterday with representatives of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Hadfield Street, Georgetown. In what was described as a very amicable meeting, the two sides discussed a wide range of issues including the relationship between the two […]

247 blackouts in Berbice last year

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

– 63 per cent rise in blackouts in 2011 By Leon Suseran Berbice recorded 247 blackouts last year, the most ever for the past three years and a 63 per cent rise from the 2011 total. In 2011, there were 157 blackouts compared to 222 in 2010, a reduction of 65 power outages last year in […]

US Army General meets President Ramotar, local officials

January 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    As part of the continuing State Partnership Programme (SPP) between the Florida National Guard and Guyana, Major General Emmett R. Titshaw, the Adjutant General of Florida, is visiting Guyana. During his visit which ends today, he has been assessing the current status of the ongoing SPP programme, looking at the challenges, opportunities, and […]

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