Parliament’s special committee to investigate drugs purchases in detail

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

… APNU alarmed by Ministers’ cover-up of $90M storage payments   Parliament’s largest Opposition group, A Partnership For National Unity (APNU) says it will be asking a special committee to investigate Government’s decision to unfairly grant one company billions of dollars in drugs contracts under unclear circumstances. For years, one company was consistently grabbing up […]

Poor accounting… MPs threaten to stop $3M subvention to NDCs until compliance

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Leonard Gildarie A poor state of record-keeping at Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) has both Government and opposition parties hopping mad. Parliamentarians of the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), sitting on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly, yesterday threatened to back measures to withhold an annual $3M subvention to the community management […]

Govt. to use police to enforce use of market tarmacs

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development is set to aggressively pursue relocation of roadside vendors this year to market tarmacs that were constructed and handed over last year. Speaking on a recent aired programme on the National Communications Network (NCN) Channel 11, Minister in the Ministry, Norman Whittaker, said that the Ministry will […]

Constabulary officer stabbed, foils break and enter attempt

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A City Constabulary officer is counting his lucky stars after being wounded by bandits who attempted to break into a Bourda Market stall early yesterday morning. Constable Samuel Scotland is in a stable condition, nursing a single stab wound to his upper right chest at the Georgetown Public Hospital. The 33-year-old Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara […]

Dem boys seh … Bar Bee hiding he face from he own TV

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Bar Bee really hiding. He busy defending how he had a right to sell drugs. He call dem reporter who wukking wid he TV station and he newspaper fuh tell he side of de story of how to rob de Ministry of Health and de hospital. Is a secret that he don’t like people see […]

Post mortem confirms Berbice wife killer drank poison

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A post mortem examination performed on the body of New Amsterdam, Berbice wife killer, Narendra Thakoor, has confirmed that the man did drink poison after hacking 28-year-old Bhanmattie Bacchus to death. Thakoor died at the New Amsterdam Hospital, minutes after he was rushed there from the Central Police Station lock-ups where he was being held […]

Conflicting address lands man in jail

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A 20-year-old man was yesterday denied bail because he could not provide the court with a fixed address. Devon Baptiste faced Magistrate Allan Wilson at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on a charge that he stole an 8520 model of a Blackberry cellular phone from Mahendra Puran. He pleaded not guilty to the charge. However, the […]

Change of Sports e-mail

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Our sports email has been compromised, so we have had to get a new one. Please send all sports related correspondence to: kaieteursportsdepartment@yahoo.com. Thanks.

Berbice health care workers urged to deliver quality healthcare

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Leon Suseran Health care workers in Berbice are being urged to deliver quality healthcare as if their salaries depended on it. The call was made by Chairman of the Berbice Regional Health Authority (BRHA), Anil Beharry, recently. The forum was a Review and Analysis meeting with the heads of the various health missions in […]

Privileges Committee meeting aborted

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- Dr Vindhya Persaud replaces Rohee   The first meeting of the Parliamentary Privileges Committee set up to determine if the National Assembly has the power to prevent a member from speaking came to an abrupt end yesterday to allow for court proceedings to be completed. The committee was set up by Speaker Raphael Trotman […]

Cotton Tree Murder trial … Kaieteur News article led to capture of murder accused court told

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

An article appearing in the Kaieteur News back in December  2009 concerning a missing person (school girl ) led to the capture of a murder accused and his school girl lover in Lethem after they had fled from West Coast of Berbice. This was revealed in the Berbice High Court during the trial of Nazrudeen […]

Demerara, President’s XI take 2nd day honours

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Chandrika, Barrington hit half centuries, Latcha takes 5 By Zaheer Mohamed Half centuries by Rajendra Chandrika and Shemroy Barrington gave Demerara the upper hand against GT&T Berbice, while Steven Latcha grabbed 5 wickets for 26 runs off 22 overs as the President’s XI gained first innings points from Essequibo when play on the second day […]

Sawmillers want unrealistic LCDS quotas on logging removed

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Local sawmillers are saying that while they agree that Government’s  Low Carbon Development Strategy(LCDS)  is something desirable, the implementation  has had some negative impacts on their  operations. They are bitterly complaining about quotas and restrictions which they have to adhere to that are resulting in downtime, underutilization of their workers and equipment and even underemployment. […]

Jamaican Consultants conduct training for Criminal and Civil Justice Committees

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Modernisation of the Justice Administration System (MJAS) Project yesterday held a training session for representatives of justice sector institutions on the establishment of Criminal and Civil Justice Committees. The training was facilitated by Consultants, Dr. Trevor Hamilton and Dr. Winston Mc Calla from Hamilton, Brown-Hamilton and Associates, Attorneys-at-Law and Business Advisors in Jamaica. The […]

GECOM begins Fourth Continuous Registration Cycle

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

In keeping with the National Registration Act, the fourth cycle of Continuous Registration kicked into motion yesterday. The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said anyone who will be 14 years or older by June 30, 2013, and is a Guyanese citizen by birth, descent, naturalization, or is a citizen from a Commonwealth country living in Guyana […]

Cousins in court over “break in” allegation

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Leon Sealey took his 24-year-old cousin to court after he accused him of breaking into his home and stealing some $590,000 worth of cash and jewelry. The accused, Quincy Williams pleaded not guilty to the break and enter charge when he appeared before Magistrate Allan Wilson. The court heard that on January 16, at Lot […]

Two plead guilty in new High Court murder cases

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Two murder accused pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter when their trials were called up at the High Court yesterday. Kevin Waterman who is charged with the murder of Eleanor Jones, and Dennis Wharton who is charged for the death of June Osborne, will both have their matters called again in February for […]

Measures needed to improve health, education for the deaf

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

In the quest to put an end to discrimination levelled against persons who are deaf, there are a number of measures that must be put in place. This is according to deaf advocate, Pastor Lawrence Hallahan, who currently heads the Guyana Deaf Mission which is situated at Lot 8 Vlissengen and D’Andrade Street, Newtown, Georgetown. […]

Nightspot shooter remanded to prison

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Ryan Busby appeared before Magistrate Allan Wilson yesterday in relation to a shooting outside a city nightspot early Sunday morning. Busby has been charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. According to recent newspaper reports the defendant, a nightspot patron walked out of the city nightspot and pulled from his waist a Glock 19 […]

Lionel D’Andrade defends T&T Int’l Half Marathon title

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana’s Lionel D’Andrade is on a roll early in his 2013 season after defending his Trinidad and Tobago International Half Marathon title on Sunday. D’Andrade had also won the Suriname 10km Road Race for the third time two weeks ago. “Despite the fact that I twisted my ankle one week prior to the race yesterday […]

SAG welcomes acquisition of new pilot launch

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Shipping Association of Guyana has hailed the acquisition of a new pilot launch by the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD). The Association saw it as a very welcome upgrade of the operations of the Demerara Harbour. MARAD disclosed recently that the pilot launch,‘ formerly named   “Kakabelly”  was acquired last December and has since started operations […]

Police investigate death of taxi driver, passenger

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A taxi driver for over a decade, 33-year-old Sarfraz Ali called “Anaconda” left his Lot 14 Sarah Johanna, East Bank Demerara home and never returned to his two children and pregnant wife Sunday night. He crashed his taxi HB 6611 into a median at Long Creek, Soesdyke/Linden Highway killing himself and passenger 50-year-old Joel Mohamed, […]

Thirteen Guyanese on 2013 FIFA Referees List

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Sherwin Moore & Deon Feassal are first timers Guyana’s Referees continues to hold their own in the football world with a total of thirteen (13) making the 2013 FIFA International List. Among these officials are first timers Sherwin Moore (Referee) and Deon Feassal who has been appointed as one of two Futsal Referees, the other […]

Central New Amsterdam squeeze into final

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Touted as the two better teams in the competition, there had to be one winner when Central New Amsterdam faced Smythfield, as the semifinal clash lived up to its pre-match hype with Central Boys holding their nerve to eke out a nerve-racking, hard fought one point win to book their place into the final of […]

Bandits beat businesswoman after robbery

January 22, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Up to press time last evening doctors at the Balwant Singh Hospital were still performing surgery on businesswoman Seelochanie Budhoo of Hanam Street, Ruimzeight, West Coast Demerara. Budhoo was severely beaten by four armed bandits who stormed her home on Sunday evening. The police have reported that the incident occurred around 19:00hrs. According to the […]

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