Cops stage dramatic rescue…Arsonist abducts, stabs reputed wife in backlands

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A man who had torched his reputed wife’s home last December emerged from hiding at around 05:00 hrs yesterday to abduct and stab the 32-year-old woman in the Queenstown, Essequibo backlands, but quick action by police saved the day. Lilawattie Dass was rescued from the Queenstown backlands shortly after being stabbed five times. […]

Two dead in highway crash

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Two men were killed almost instantly at around 22: 00 hrs yesterday after the car they were in slammed into a utility pole near Long Creek on the Soesdyke/ Linden Highway. The victims have been identified as 33-year-old Safraz Ali of Sara Johanna, East Bank Demerara and Joe Mohammed of Dora, Soesdyke/Linden Highway. Reports are […]

State not fulfilling security obligations to private sector

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – Granger says businesses forced to overspend to ensure own protection Leader of the Opposition David Granger has chided government for what he says is its failure to fulfill its security obligations to the private sector. The Opposition Leader said that there seems to be a heavy burden being placed on private persons […]

Businessman moves to High Court over Central Garage sale

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Businessman Sri Chaitaanand Yoogeandra has moved to the court against Central Garage and Dhanraj Persaud, stating that he acted as the broker during the sale of the entity but never received the two percent commission to which he was entitled. According to Yoogeandra, in his affidavit of support, on August 21, 2007 the defendants […]

Drunk minibus driver leads Police on high-speed chase

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A high speed chase early yesterday morning involving a drunk and unlicensed minibus operator and a police rank on motorcycle ended at Coldingen with the bus turning turtle several times before landing in a dried out drain. The chase began at Mon Repos some six miles from where it ended, after the minibus operator tried […]

Miner murdered in raw gold brawl

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

One man is now dead and another injured after a row over a missing quantity of raw gold. The dead man has been identified as David John, 22 years, of Port Kaituma, NWD, while the injured man has been identified as Andre Wallace of Timehri Squatting area. The incident occurred on Saturday last at around […]

Dem boys seh…De sick get up and walk

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Cricket does mek sick people get up and walk and that is wha happen de other night. Guyana playing cricket in St Lucia but before dem go to St Lucia dem had to play in Trinidad. Was up and down batting. Dem win two and lose two. Jamaica beat dem. Then dem had to go […]

Soesdyke Primary School dominates penalty shootout to clinch title

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

K&S Chico Junior U-13 Football championships Soesdyke Primary School triumphed 1-0 on penalty kicks to defeat Grove Primary School to become the champions when the curtains came down on the inaugural Kashif & Shanghai Chico Junior U-13 Football championships at the Georgetown Football Club Ground yesterday afternoon. In all, there were three matches and all […]

Trinidad brush aside Guyana to claim Caribbean T20 crown

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

GROS ISLET, St Lucia – Trinidad and Tobago brushed aside Guyana by 9 wickets with 45 balls remaining in the final of the Caribbean T20 Championship at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium last night. Guyana, sent in by Trinidad and Tobago, reached 116 for six off 20 overs.  A score that proved to be inadequate from […]

Developing countries can prosper despite current global setting

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- Former Foreign Affairs Minister explains in new book Small and developing countries are at a more advantageous position in the current global environment, when they work together in concert on a given issue. Former foreign diplomat Rudy Insanally explains in his new book, Multilateral Diplomacy – For Small States, “The art of letting others […]

Local Govt. Ministry prioritising staff development

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development is endeavouring to improve and widen the capabilities of staff of the central ministry and the ministry’s organs. A GINA statement said that in 2012, the Ministry had planned a retreat for its staff, and according to the Permanent Secretary, Collin Croal this was recently held. The […]

National School of Dance establishes Region 6 branch

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport has been pushing dancing as a means of maintaining Guyana’s cultural heritage in youths across the country. In this regard, branches of its dance school have been established in Regions Two, Five, and 10 with the latest one in Region Six. As a result more persons have access […]

Construction on GACPA building to begin in March

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Construction on the old Transport and Harbours building on Water Street in Kingston Georgetown which is expected to house the Secretariat of the Guyana Arts and Craft Producers Association (GACPA) is expected to commence in March. After it was realized that artists and pottery makers are being faced with the overwhelming challenge of seeking sales […]

A GREATER DEPRESSION

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Tony Deyal column 

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson were taking a ride on the Reading Railroad on their way to Wormwood Scrubs when they came upon as motley a collection of clues as ever they found in their long experience in detection.  “Note them well,” Holmes said puffing at his pipe, “a shoe, a top hat, […]

THE MAN ON HORSEBACK

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

There used to be a running joke about the late President of Guyana, Forbes Burnham and horseback riding. This was before the joke turned to reality in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The joke stemmed from a gift of three horses which Burnham was said to have received on a trip to the United Kingdom after […]

YCT donates to Watooka Nursery School

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Youth Coalition for Transformation (YCT) on Friday handed over stationery and office supplies to the Watooka Nursery School. The items donated were furnished by overseas-based Guyanese Sahaboob Yassin. The donated items include markers, pencils, crayons, play dough, exercise books, construction paper, scotch tapes and other play materials for the children of the nursery school. […]

Unidentified man killed in Corentyne accident

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A man who is still to be identified was on Saturday evening killed after being struck by a car on the No.1 Road, Corentyne. The incident occurred at approximately 21:30 hours. According to the police the driver of motor car PMM 9379 was proceeding along the roadway when it is alleged that the pedestrian attempted […]

Guyanese murdered in Trinidad…T&T cops check camera footage for killer’s ID

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Relatives of 28 year-old Tyrone Achia who was gunned down on Tuesday last in Trinidad said they have been reliably informed that officials from the Twin Island have surveillance footage from the area. A relative of the dead man told this publication last evening that investigators are currently looking at the tape with […]

Unlicensed patron shoots off outside city nightspot

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A nightspot patron walked out of Palm Court Saturday night and during an argument with another patron he pulled from his waist a Glock 19 nine millimeter pistol and discharged a round. This might not have meant much had the patron been a licenced firearm holder. He was not. The police who raced to the […]

Sugar workers who perished in 1970 clarifier incident remembered

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

     …monument to be erected   By Leon Suseran A historic event took place recently in the Rose Hall Estate, M.S. compound in East Canje to commemorate the seven sugar workers who perished 43 years ago while cleaning a clarifier tank. The members of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Rose Hall […]

M&CC repeats call for municipal court to tackle delinquent tax payers

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has reiterated calls for a Municipal Court to be established so that the Council can meaningfully deal with delinquent tax payers.  Mayor Hamilton Green told reporters that because of the socio-political business environment, tax payers are using various means such as the courts to avoid paying their […]

CPCE graduates receive free laptops

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Smiles were on the faces of 36 teachers from Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) Johns Centre on receiving their free laptops last week, courtesy of the World Bank. The ceremony took place at the college’s secondary centre on the Corentyne. At the 2012 graduation ceremony, which was held at the National Cultural […]

The President must back up his calls for cooperation and compromise

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The phrase, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but everyone is not entitled to his own facts,” aptly applies to Mr. Ralph Seeram, author of the diaspora piece in the January 20 edition of KN, “Insecure Guyanese men…,” which focused in part on House Speaker, Mr. Raphael Trotman, and which focus I […]

Five murders in first 20 days

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    There have been at least five murders in the first 20 days of the year with Berbice, ‘B’ Division taking the lead with three.  Last year during the same period ‘D’ Division kick started with three murders alone, between the period, January 1st to January 20th. On January 7th last the body of […]

Re: Joan Chang, gold miner, versus Isseneru Village Council

January 21, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, From the limited Press reporting on this case, it seems that both the Judge and the gold miner, Joan Chang, the holder of the mining licence, who is suing the Isseneru Amerindian Village Council (AVC), are unaware of the laws safeguarding Amerindian rights. The AVC appears to be within its rights to defend […]

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