GT&T announces extensive Wi-Fi for UG, Nat’l Stadium

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – Diverse mobile money transfers imminent As talks continue between government and the two major telecommunication companies on new legislation to effectively open the market, one of them has announced major plans to introduce several products and services this year. The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) has announced that it is rolling […]

Speaker rules against Gov’t-proposed amendments

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- says they violate Standing Orders By Abena Rockcliffe The Government-proposed amendments to a Motion tabled by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) leader David Granger, which called for an investigation into incidents of criminal violence from 2004 to 2010, were yesterday ruled against by Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman. Trotman stated that […]

Fire ruins lower flat of Queenstown house

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A mid-afternoon fire of unknown origin yesterday destroyed the lower flat of a two-storey house at Lot 29 Anira Street, Queenstown. The blaze started around 13:30hrs. According to reports, the building was shared by Peter Brhamdeow and his son, Shaun. The older man occupied the upper flat of the property while his son […]

Stalled works causing massive erosion on East Coast highway

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The situation on the stalled section of extension works on the East Coast Demerara Highway continues to worsen nine months after the contract was halted. Presently, millions of dollars in preparatory steel has been left to rot and to make matters worse, massive erosion is taking place along the shoulders of the existing […]

Porters held for stealing dead man’s dentures

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A bizarre case involving the theft of a dead man’s dentures is engaging the attention of the police and has led to the arrest of two hospital porters. Kaieteur News understands that the porters, who are contracted employees at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), were detained yesterday evening following the mysterious disappearance […]

AFC calls for Govt. to ungag the opposition

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  …supports continued action against Rohee   Even as the Alliance for Change (AFC) through its leader, Khemraj Ramjattan called on Wednesday for the continuation of the gag order against Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee, in the National Assembly, the party’s Vice Chairman, Moses Nagamootoo insisted that the parliamentary opposition must be ungagged. At […]

Barnwell stars as Guyana beat Leewards by 14 runs in CT20

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

All-rounder and man-of-the-match Christopher Barnwell hammered 61 off 36 balls as Guyana defeated Leeward Island by 14 runs when the Caribbean T20 tournament continued yesterday at Beausejour Stadium, St. Lucia. Guyana won the toss, batted and posted a respectable 156-3 off their allotted overs. Shivnarine Chanderpaul supported with 30 (2×4) and Derwin Christian 28 (1×4 […]

Demerara in driver’s seat against President’s XI, E’bo take 1st inns from GT&T B’ce

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Zaheer Mohamed Half centuries by Vishal Singh and Shaquille Williams and two late wickets by Amir Khan gave Demerara the upper hand against the President’s XI, while Essequibo grabbed first innings points from GT&T Berbice when play on day-3 of the Guyana Cricket Board Senior 4-day Inter County cricket tournament concluded yesterday. Demerara resumed […]

Schools’ Milo U-20 Football Tournament starts tomorrow

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Representatives of most of the schools scheduled to participate in the Milo Under-20 Football Tournament which is being organised by Petra Organisation were in attendance for a briefing, at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue yesterday. The schools representatives were read the rules that will govern the competition in addition to being given […]

Champions to be crowned on Sunday

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Following four days of exciting, keen and splendid action in the inaugural Under-13 Primary schools tournament organized by the Kashif & Shanghai Organisation and sponsored by Beharry Group under their Chico Sweets brand, the champions will be crowned on the final day of competition set for this Sunday at the GFC Ground. On the penultimate […]

Jones defies ‘ring rust’ theory; says he will knockout Cox

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

In boxing parlance, when a boxer on the verge of combat is deemed to be ring rusty it means that he has not fought for a long time and would experience grave difficulties in the coherency of his punches. While this theory has held fast on many occasions, some boxers have defied, and debunked such […]

GABA future in clubs’ hands

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

- says Vice President Gomes The future of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) is in the hands of clubs affiliated to the association, the only serving member, Vice-President, Kester Gomes said when contacted yesterday for a brief comment ahead of elections. Gomes is the last man standing following the resignation of new President, David […]

GT&T wants strict monitoring in post-monopoly period

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    –    alarmed at illegal bypass, aiming for tax reduction The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) is insistent that a level playing field remains one of its highest concerns as negotiations continue with government on the looming liberalisation of the telecoms sector. The National Assembly, as early as March month end, is set […]

Hooper denies interest in Bangladesh coaching job

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Carl Hooper has denied any interest in coaching Bangladesh. Earlier this week the BCB had spoken of the former West Indies captain as one of the early candidates. “I was asked if I was interested, said I wasn’t and that was the last I heard of it,” Hooper told The Advertiser. “I was hoping Bangladesh […]

Ecuador, Haiti climb to highest-ever slots

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana remains at 122 As expected, there are very few changes to 2013’s first edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with football having come to a halt in many places over the New Year period. Only 46 matches have been included in the Ranking since December’s installment, 18 of which took place in 2012, with […]

Archrivals Bermine and Young Warriors to clash in final

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

History would be created on Sunday when the Berbice Cricket Board hosts the final of the first ever Bobcat of Guyana T20 competition, the first of its kind to be organised by the Board for teams in the New Amsterdam/Canje area as part of the entity’s effort to renew the interest of clubs and the […]

A disaster waiting to happen

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, I have grown up hearing that Georgetown was the Garden City but as I aged I wonder about the truism of that statement. Georgetown today has a multiplicity of problems that no one seems to be addressing. Let us look at the drainage situation. The Demerara River which serves as the confluence for […]

Kanden re-elected President of Albion Cricket Club

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Pastor Lloyd Kanden was re-elected unopposed as President of the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club, when that entity held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday last at the Albion Community Centre, Main Hall. Kanden will serve for his 13th consecutive term and will have Imtiaz Bacchus, a Senior Factory Laboratory Technician at Guysuco Albion Estate […]

Dem boys seh…Bar Bee beacon don’t shine pun truth

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

    A beacon is something that does shine bright. It does direct dem boat that looking fuh somewhere fuh land. Guyana got a beacon of truth, but this truth is one that only dem scampish people understand. Imagine that de truth about de drugs wha de government does order fuh de hospital and de […]

A good concept, but poor target

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR SIR, Your Monday 14th January sports edition carried a story on a secondary school football competition of which the sponsors are K&S and the Beharry Company. There was also a photograph of three secondary school students dressed in football jerseys with the logo and words of Chico sweets which are manufactured by the Beharry […]

We must change in our society, not homosexuals

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In a letter in Kaieteur News on December 29, 2012 titled ‘Let’s help our Devons’ penned by Dr Sewnauth Punalall, I was disheartened to read his attempt to manipulate a shocking case of murder to launch an offensive attack on our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Guyanese sisters and brothers.  I address my […]

Goodbye to the cricket killers

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Mr. Editor I read recently that Otis Gibson, the current WICB Coach, plans to leave the lucrative position he presently holds with the WICB. Dr. Ernest Hillarie had earlier departed from the position of CEO and recently, President Julian Hunte suddenly indicated his intention not to seek re-election at the AGM of the WICB […]

Why pay children?

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I want it; give it to me; buy me it. These seem to be the constant demands of some of today’s youth. Some children feel owed or entitled to get their way. These children demand that the parents pay them to study hard and to do house work. They are motivated solely by […]

Culture Karma

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

There is a story that when Charles de Gaulle became President of France, after the horrors of WWII had reduced his country to rubble, he asked his close friend, the intellectual Andre Malraux, what portfolio he would like in his Cabinet. “Minister of Culture,” Malraux said, much to de Gaulle’s amusement. “Why Culture?” he asked. […]

Amerindian village loses mining case

January 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – negative implications anticipated by stakeholders By Zena Henry As the country’s mining section continues to expand and more persons seek their riches in the ‘gold bush’, Amerindian villages may soon be finding themselves before the courts more often than ever trying to defend the locations they insist are ancestral territories. In a […]

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