Save the Commonwealth brand: Tell Sri Lanka “Enough”

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ronald Sanders 

By Sir Ronald Sanders It is time for the Commonwealth of Nations to suspend Sri Lanka from its councils. In doing so, the Commonwealth would restore confidence in its 2.1 billion people that it is not a hypocritical association that claims to stand for values, including democracy, human rights and the rule of law but […]

Dottin propels Windies women to T20 win over South Africa

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

West Indies Women defeated South Africa Women by eight wickets in the opening Twenty20 International at the Beausejour Cricket Ground. Deandra Dottin led their chase of 114 with a well played 48 not out to earn the player-of-the-match award. She would certainly remember this game, her 50th, and was given a special award by WICB […]

Regime change at West Dem. Hospital fostering improvement

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

– Health Minister   In an attempt to improve the operations of the West Demerara Regional Hospital which has been the centre of a number of alarming developments in recent times, strategic measures have been put in place, said Minister of Health, Dr Bheri Ramsaran. He told media operatives at a recent press conference that […]

Agreement reached for global mercury ban by 2020

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A key meeting in Switzerland yesterday saw the adoption of a new convention that will see a total ban on mercury by 2020. The decision will allow local small and medium miners in Guyana, who are heavily dependent on mercury in the processing, to breathe easier. The 147 countries participating in the end of the […]

Burnett returns to the helm of GFA

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

– President Ramotar congratulates new executive Lieutenant Commander Vernon Burnett retained the Presidency of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) when the entity held its Electoral Congress, at the Sleep In Hotel on Brickdam yesterday. Burnett defeated University of Guyana Sports Co-ordinator Lavern Fraser-Thomas by two votes after the voting ended 9-7 in his favour. Fraser- […]

Charlestown, Christ Church and Tucville victorious on first day

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Charlestown, Christ Church and Tucville opened the inaugural Milo Under-20 Secondary Schools Football competition in emphatic style after registering lop-sided victories yesterday, at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue. Christ Church inflicted a crushing 6-0 triumph over Ascension, while Charlestown and Tucville completed identical 4-0 wins over North Georgetown and St John’s College […]

Drugs purchases scandal…Billion $$$ paid to New GPC upfront

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – importers sidelined, IPA cries foul As the National Assembly continues to assess disclosures that one pharmaceutical company deliberately lied about millions of dollars for the rental of a storage bond, there are questions now whether Government may have broken the laws. Ministry of Health officials, testifying before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) […]

Khan 5-wkt haul gives Demerara 1st innings honours, GT&T B’ice rebound to beat E’bo

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Sookdeo, Chattergoon slam half centuries By Zaheer Mohamed Leg spinner Amir Khan bagged 5 wickets for 44 but Jeetendra Sookdeo slammed an unbeaten half century to help the President’s XI secured a draw against Demerara who gained first innings honours, while GT&T Berbice rebounded after losing first innings points to beat a spirited Essequibo team […]

Mayor Green 7-a-side Inter Ward Football finals set for Thursday’s Youman Nabi holiday

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Mayor Hamilton Green 78th Birth Anniversary 7-a-side Inter Ward knock out Football finals will be contested on Thursday, Youman Nabi day, at Den Amstel ground on the West Coast of Demerara starting from 18:00 hrs. Two exhibition games will be played before the Quarterfinals with Sarah Lodge coming up against Pouderoyen at 18:00 hrs and […]

Illegal Brazilian-operated river dredges ordered to cease operations

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) yesterday issued cease work orders to three dredges (draga) operating without the requisite documentation in the Essequibo River near Itaballi, Region Seven. The immediate cease work orders were issued following a surprise visit by Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Robert Persaud, and a team […]

Parliamentarian, humanitarian and preacher…Philip Duncan is a ‘Special Person’

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

     “Love your enemies, it’s a hard thing to do but you have to, and when you love even down to your enemies you will find that when you smile, you smile from within.” By Abena Rockcliffe Philip Duncan is undoubtedly an individual who can afford to lift his head high and claim to […]

Blyden hits ton for GDF

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Travis Blyden slammed an attractive century as Guyana Defence Force declared their first innings on 351-7 in 73.4 overs against GYO when play in the Georgetown Cricket Association\ Hadi’s first division 2 day tournament continued yesterday. Blyden slammed eleven fours and one six in a top score of 101 and got valuable support from Paul […]

Lethem security guard killed, three nabbed with $4M

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…millions stolen from Region Nine RDC John Friday aka Chris, of Culvert City, Lethem, was believed to have screamed his way to death. The 43-year-old security guard was attached to the Strategic Action Service Limited which provided a service for the Region Nine Administration. He who would have celebrated his birthday yesterday but one day […]

Scotia Bank renews RHTY&SC sponsorship

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

John Fernandes Ltd. & Modern Optical also chips in The Bank of Nova Scotia on Thursday last handed over a cheque to the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC), confirming the Bank’s renewal of sponsorship of the Club’s Pro-Education Programmes. Valued at $155,000, it covers the Bank’s contribution to the club’s 13th Annual […]

Preparations underway for Bush Lot United Turf Club Horserace Meet on February 3

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

With horses having just over a month rest things are quickly getting into place for the start of the new season. The 2013 horseracing season will get galloping on Sunday 3rd February when the Bush Lot United Turf Club holds their season opening one day horserace meet at the Club’s entity Sea View Park, Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice. Nine races are listed for […]

Eagles needle Bagotsville/Nismes

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The 2nd edition of the Trophy Stall sponsored West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) Under-17 League kicked off yesterday at the Dem Amstel Community Centre Ground with one match. Eagles Football Club based at Sara Lodge, Stewartville took full points from Bagotsville / Nismes compliments of a Stephan Griffith goal in the final 10 minutes of […]

NBS 2nd div. 40 overs starts today

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

-100 teams participating The New Building Society (NBS) sponsored 2nd Division 40 overs cricket competition organised by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) is set to bowl off today with twenty eight (28) first round matches. A total of one hundred (100) teams will be participating with the County divided up into sixteen (16) geographical zones […]

Archrivals Bermine and Young Warriors to clash in Final today

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

History would be created today when the Berbice Cricket Board hosts the finals of the first ever Bobcat of Guyana 20/20 New Amsterdam/Canje Tournament. The Tournament is the first of its kind to be organised by the Berbice Cricket Board for teams in the New Amsterdam/Canje area as part of the Berbice Cricket Board’s effort […]

Dem boys seh…Sonny been thiefing since he small

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

When dog accustom to suck egg it can’t stop. Sonny, de man who start Easy Come Easy Go was like that. Dem boys know he from small when he use to live in Brooklyn near de border with Queens. He was bout ten when he go to school and start to carry home things every […]

GHRA releases tentative race dates for the 2013/2014 Horserace season

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Following a meeting held by those in the horseracing fraternity where Former Chancellor, Justice Cecil Kennard was elected as President of The Guyana Horse Racing Authority (GHRA). Racing dates have been set for the respective clubs. The year’s activity will get underway on Sunday 3rd February  with a one day meet at the  Bush Lot […]

“West Indies on the up – CT-20 2013 has been the bomb!”

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

I do not know who will win Caribbean T-20 2013 today, but I am, whole-heartedly, among those who accept that Caribbean T-20 2013 has been a bigger, better, excellently run, tremendous success! It has been a wild cacophony of noises and color! Nothing like this, as regards fans actually planning their lives; personal, professional, family, […]


January 20, 2013 | Filed Under APNU Column, Features / Columnists 

Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall rushed into the National Assembly last week with a raft of proposed amendments to the Motion by Leader of Opposition David Granger calling for a Commission of Inquiry into criminal violence. Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman, however, was obliged to rule that many of Nandlall’s proposed amendments […]

Absolute corruption empowers absolutely

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under AFC Column, Features / Columnists 

By Khemraj Ramjattan It is not often that you come across a passage which captures exactly what you think of a subject, in this case why so rampant corruption in the Police Force, but you are unable to articulate it in such a manner. I came across just such a striking articulation and analysis recently […]

Struggle for Gay Rights in the Caribbean heats up

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles By Dr Glenville Ashby Injecting religious rhetoric into a culture steeped in unbridled machismo is tantamount to adding fuel to an already waging fire. In sociological terms, a poisonous and intolerant scenario has bedeviled the gay and lesbian community in the Caribbean. That […]

The village raises a child

January 20, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column 

By Adam Harris Guyanese pride themselves as the friendliest people in the region, but they are not alone. I happened to visit some other Caribbean countries and I hear the same boast. Of course there are the Barbadians who make a similar claim but when put to the test, this is not the case. One […]

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