4 years jail for 2011 road death

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Gavin Barkoye was yesterday sentenced to four years eight months imprisonment for causing death by dangerous driving. He was found guilty by Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ court last Tuesday. Barkoye, 23, of 342 Cummings Street, Alberttown was charged for causing the death of Romalo Roach on October 14, 2011. Barkoye was the […]

Girl, 13, allegedly molested by senior police officer’s son

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- but police yet to investigate, says mother A mother of three is concerned that justice has been denied her 13-year-old daughter since a man who reportedly molested the child is the son of a top police official. Yesterday, the woman said that not only is it her belief that the police have been slow […]

GPL workers on countrywide strike

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- power supply will continue – Dindyal   Hundreds of Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL) employees represented by National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) yesterday commenced strike action against a five percent all inclusive package being offered by the power company. General Secretary of NAACIE, Kenneth Joseph speaking to workers from […]

Marriott investors confirmed, but still unnamed

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

… only US$8M gap remains – Luncheon   The government has secured the key investors needed to fund the Marriott Hotel Project, Dr Roger Luncheon said yesterday, but no details have been revealed. The government has so far been pouring taxpayers’ money into the US$52 million project. In total US$27 million is expected to come […]

High Court finds missing juror in jail

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Patrick Persaud, the absent juror who failed to show up in the Berbice High court on Tuesday thus stalling the proceedings in Justice Brassington Reynolds’s court, was in jail. Justice Reynolds was hearing a matter of wounding with the intent to murder, and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, maim, disfigure or disable. […]

NDIA Auditor threatens legal action over gratuity payment

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) could face legal action over its refusal to pay one of its Internal Auditors his gratuity in keeping with a mutually agreed contract. The Internal Auditor, who had incurred the wrath of the NDIA management for penning a damning report on the entity’s operations, has through his attorney, […]

Cash-strapped CGX owes Repsol US$15M

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

CGX Energy, faced with a debt of US$15M to Repsol Exploración S.A. for the drilling of a well offshore Georgetown last year, yesterday announced that it has entered an agreement with GMP Securities L.P. (“GMP”) in connection with a proposed private placement of a minimum of Cdn$35M. The Canadian-based oil exploration company ran into financial […]

Dem boy seh… Happy living nah long life

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Whenever Donald jump pun a plane and travel everybody know that is official business. But dem boys seh is not de business that people think. Is post dem other people posting he outside de country because dem got to get he out of de way to do whatever dem want to do. De first thing […]

Tucville, Charlestown share lead heading into final phase of prelims

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

After a short break for the Mashramani celebrations, play in the Milo / Petra Organisation Under-20 Schools Football Competition resumes over the weekend with the final round of matches in the round robin stage, at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. On Saturday, Lodge Secondary take on Dolphin at 12:00 hrs and that will […]

Berbice GPL employees go on strike

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  ….residents fear blackouts   Employees of the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) began strike action yesterday across the country. The Berbice workers were among those on strike. The action came in response to a breakdown of talks between the National Association of Agricultural Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) and management of the power […]

President to receive COI report today

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

President Donald Ramotar is scheduled to receive a completed report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Linden shooting. Three people were shot to death ostensibly by the police last July. The report would be handed over at 10:00 hours today by members of the Commission which is headed by Jamaican  Justice Lensley Wolfe O.J. […]

Car story takes a serious twist

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

… complainant wanted to embarrass couple   A report that a forged authorization was used to uplift a car which was imported from Japan at a wharf has now taken a twist. On Saturday last, Vanetta Naipaul, of Better Hope, Essequibo visited this publication with a sad story. She claimed that she imported a car […]

PM confirms Sophia toddler died of drowning

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A post mortem examination conducted yesterday on the body of one year-old Akeem Peters who was reportedly discovered lying head down in a bucket of water in his 192 Pike Street, North Sophia home, confirmed the suspicions of many who immediately opined that the child died of drowning. It was reported that on Sunday last, […]

Linden’s final basketball team to surface today

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Linden’s final representative basketball team for the much-anticipated and long awaited clash against Georgetown Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall will surface today after a meeting last night to choose the likely players. Secretary at the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA), Joseph Chapman told Kaieteur Sport yesterday that the association will be meeting […]

Govt. sees no need for Privileges Committee on Rohee

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The government says it sees no need for the Parliamentary Privileges Committee which was set up to determine if the National Assembly has the powers to sanction a Member and if those sanctions could include stopping Minister Rohee from speaking. Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon, yesterday said that the government’s decision is […]

Lifted Rohee gag… Action was constitutionally just and right – Trotman

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, is satisfied that in permitting Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee to have his say in the House of Parliament, he did what was constitutionally right against what may be politically correct. The Speaker said, “I have satisfied myself that I have done what is constitutionally correct. I took […]

Hope Canal not on schedule

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- $80M more for fuel, repairing machines   The construction of the Hope/DochFour Canal the government is building to help drain water from the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) is behind schedule, the government said yesterday. Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon, said that there are delays on specific outputs, but he could not say what […]

N/A Multilateral students drink alcohol on school tour to GT

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

   … future tours suspended until further notice   All school tours and field trips in Region Six have been suspended until further notice. This announcement was made by the Region Six Education Officer, Shafiran Bhajan, during a recent meeting with head teachers of the region. The decision came in the wake of two incidents, […]

US Ambassador visits with St Francis Community Developers

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Samuel Whyte United States Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt, on Monday, visited a number of community development projects underway in East Berbice. The visit to the region was organized by one of Guyana’s leading None Governmental Organizations (NGO) based in Berbice, the St. Francis Community Developers, and its collaborating partners. During the tour, the […]

Two charged with conspiracy in missing Guyanese case

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Cayman Island (CNS) – A 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman have been charged with conspiracy to pervert or defeat the course of justice, in connection with a missing person’s case. Guyanese national, Hemerson Raymond Gonzalez, has been missing since December 11 when he disappeared while visiting friends in the Cayman Islands. Gonzalez, 31, was […]

TB in prisons a serious public health concern – Health Minister

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

As part of the efforts to promote health and human rights of prisoners, measures must be put in place to address the problem of overcrowding even as living conditions are improved.  This is the recommendation of the World Health Organisation (WHO) if the impact of tuberculosis is to be reduced in the prisons system. This […]

GFF Super League – First round nears end

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

 matches set for Friday and Sunday Five matches are left to complete the first round of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) 2012/2013 Super League which is interestingly poised. Current leaders Western Tigers are on 17 points with one game in hand and that is against defending champions Alpha United on 13 points (3rd in the […]

Region Four Chairman lambastes Trotman over Rohee gag order ruling

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Chairman of Guyana’s most populous region, Region Four (Demerara/Mahaica), Clement Corlette, has thrown his hat into the ring in the ongoing dispute surrounding the decision of the Speaker of the National Assembly to allow Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee the right to speak in the National Assembly. Yesterday, the Regional Chairman described the Speaker’s […]

GSA/Bounty Farm Mash handicap tournament underway

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Squash Association (GSA) in collaboration with Bounty Farm and its number one corporate sponsor Digicel, served off the Bounty Farm Mash Handicap Tournament Tuesday night at the Georgetown Club’s Squash Facility. The tournament, which is one of the largest squash tournaments each year, has attracted some 40 competitors this time around including newly […]

Motorcyclist hospitalized

February 28, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The 40-year-old motorcyclist who collided with a car in the vicinity of Bel Air, East Coast Demerara, at the Railway Embankment and Conversation Tree on Tuesday, is hospitalized in a critical condition in the High Dependency-Unit at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Injured is Curtis George of Newtown. According to reports, around 18:30 hrs, […]

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