Marriott Hotel project…Guyanese right to work has been sold – opposition MP

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

      – demands immediate resignation of Finance Minister, Brassington Government’s explanation of why no locals were hired in the US$51M Marriott Hotel project in Kingston has drawn sharp reactions with the main opposition party in the National Assembly, leading to calls for the resignation of the Minister of Finance. A Partnership for National […]

Three homeless as fire guts Festival City house

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A young pregnant woman, her reputed husband and their four year-old son are now homeless after fire gutted their home at 2095 Williamstad Street, Festival City, North Ruimveldt. Reports are that around 09:30 hours yesterday fire broke out in the upper flat of the two story property. At the time of the fire […]

Budget will not see any “dramatic” fiscal deviation

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    -    Focus is on macro-economic preservation, security revamp and addressing the constraints of the sugar industry   Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh on Saturday, for the first time, made some extensive pronouncements on this year’s budget preparations, noting that it will confront the challenges in the sugar industry, address macro-economic stability and provide […]

Man killed by ambulance while crossing road

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A man was pronounced dead on arrival at the New Amsterdam Hospital after he was struck and killed by an ambulance which was heading to the very institution with a patient in a critical condition. The dead man has only been identified as ‘Milo’ and was stuck down on the Rose Hall, Corentyne Public Road […]

Dem boys seh…Now people know who thiefing

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Guyana got a right to remain backward especially when dem got people like Brazzy. This got to be de first country when people coming in and telling de government wha fuh do. Imagine Guyana paying a foreign contractor fuh some work and de contractor telling dem that only foreign people can wuk pun de job. […]

Good Success beat GYO by 4 wkts

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Good Success Sports Club of Wakenaam defeated Gandhi Youth Organization by 4 wickets in a feature 25 over match played Saturday at the GYO ground. The host batted first and scored 167 all out in 25 overs with Abdool Raheem top scoring with 40 (8×4), while Randy Ramroop contributed 27 and Wazeer Mohamed 21. Left […]

Parika Defenders, Herstelling record victories in feature softball fixtures

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Parika Defenders and Herstelling recorded victories on Friday evening when the Everest Cricket Club hosted two 20 over softball games. In the first game of the evening Parika Defenders defeated Speed XI by 7 runs. Parika Defenders batted first after winning the toss and scored 134-7 in 20 overs. Ramesh Rambahrose made 36(2×4,2×6) while Kenrick […]

One change as GAPF Executive returns

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

- constitutional amendments on the cards The membership of the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) has shown 100% confidence in their stewardship by returning the entire executive barring one change when that entity held its Annual General Meeting yesterday at the Tropical View Hotel, Campbell Avenue and Delph Street, Campbellville. After successful deliberations following the […]

Berbice Chamber of Commerce delivers on promise

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

As part of the recently concluded season three of the Corporate Business in Sports Tournament, the Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association (BCCDA) on Wednesday delivered the top gate prize of one motor cycle to the lucky winner Miguel Batson of Rose Hall Town, Corentyne. The tournament which is dubbed the Cooperate Business In […]

US-based Maxie Stephens donates trophies for Linden U-19 Schools b/ball c/ships

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Plans are continuing for the successful staging of the 9th annual Linden Secondary Schools Under-19 basketball championship. This year the championship will see the Linden Amateur Basketball Association organising the competition which in the past eight years was planned by the Victory Valley Royals Basketball Club. The defending champions are Linden Technical Institute, with Christianburg/ Wismar […]

B. Harry and Sons General Store and Lumber yard makes significant contribution

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

New Era ENT/ LABA/Cell Smart tournament As time draws near, more business in Linden are coming on board to support this year’s New Era Entertainment, basketball tournament and yesterday, proprietor Beresford Harry attached his entity B. Harry and Sons General Store and Lumber yard to the event. Harry made a cash contribution of an undisclosed […]

Greaves, Ambrose, Newton & Barrett are respective winners

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

LFS Burnham 90th Birth Anniversary 2-stage 90km road race Roraima Bikers Club’s Alonzo Greaves recorded another fine win yesterday, cantering to victory in the 90th Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham Birth Anniversary 90km 2-Stage Road Race held on the East Bank and East Coast. The race, which has taken on the two-stage format for the first […]

Australia win final ODI, whitewash West Indies

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Adam Voges scored his maiden one-day international century as a depleted Australia secured a 5-0 series whitewash by beating West Indies by 17 runs in the final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The 33-year-old middle order batsman blasted an unbeaten 112 off 106 balls to propel Australia to a […]

Guyana Zoo to be upgraded soon

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Zoological Park (Zoo) will soon be transformed from a holding facility for animals into an information and education delivery facility, according to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud. The Minister made this disclosure at his Ministry’s head office last week during a presentation ceremony by the Beharry Group of companies. The […]

Murder charge for ‘Trini’ in grocer’s execution style killing

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Wayne Duncan, called ‘Trini’ is to be charged this week for the May 2011 murder of East Coast Demerara businessman Mark Kandhai. The Festival City, North Ruimveldt resident was captured last week at a South Ruimveldt residence. Kandhai, 32, was gunned down in his Industry Railway Line grocery store on May 21, 2011. Eyewitnesses said […]

Mental health services to be extended beyond National Psychiatric Hospital – Ramsaran

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Leon Suseran Minister of Health, Dr. Bheri Ramsaran is hoping to extend mental health services and treatment beyond the doors of the National Psychiatric Hospital (NPH), into the various communities across Guyana, especially through the health centres. “We want to bring mental health down to the primary health care level,” he stated. Ramsaran is […]

President’s assent to Bills… Attorney General says he is following his predecessors

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall, in responding to opposition statements which questioned his position with regards to Bills passed in the National Assembly, yesterday said that the role of the (AG) in the process is one which is hallowed in time and which is inherited. Two leading members of the […]

Road works to resume as Timehri roadside vendors relocated

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Finally, roadside vendors along Timehri Public Road have been relocated to a newly constructed $16M market tarmac. The stalls encumbering the state’s reserves have been demolished to facilitate the expansion of the thoroughfare into a four-lane. For months, the expansion project was stalled because of the presence of encumbrances and utilities. Works are expected to […]

Controversial Lamaha Gardens land sale…Government investigation to be completed by Thursday

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Tempers are being moderated as Lamaha Gardens residents continue to investigate how a plot of community land ended up in the possession of a “well connected” businessman. The residents who have vowed to reclaim their property are diligently monitoring the process by which the “illegally” sold property is being returned to them. The community group’s […]

10 to vie for 2013 Calypso Crown

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Despite the inclement weather and a poor turnout of spectators, the Semi Finals segment of the National Mashramani 2013 Calypso Competition was successfully completed at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground on Saturday night. Ten out of the 21 Calypsonians who sought to gain the judges nod, will move forward to the finals, which […]

Suicide – the crime we struggle with

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The Kaieteur News of the 23rd January 2013 informed us of a recent press conference held by the AFC, at which its vice chairman – Mr. Moses Nagamootoo, expressed his party’s disappointment “with support from the public against suicide.” Mr. Editor I must admit that for me it is more the lack of […]

Executed man buried, family questions reports about ties to underworld

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Close relatives of executed miner Dave Jason Wills described him as “a loving father and husband” and “a hard-working and decent individual” while expressing skepticism about reports that seemed to tie him to known underworld figures. The 33-year-old Wills was buried last Friday following a simple ceremony attended by relatives and close friends.  […]

Power plus money can be a very effective weapon

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, About fear being intrinsic to a civilised life.  I am not sure that fear alone causes a country’s people to remain silent, because they are “in trepidation of their happiness being taken away”. Sometimes they are simply living in the hope that things will improve one day, sometimes they are frustrated in their […]

Harassment by Traffic Rank

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I would like to voice my concern about the way some traffic ranks go about their duties especially a particular female rank who rides a motorcycle (licence number given). This particular rank rides around Georgetown sometimes on streets where there is hardly any traffic and if she finds anyone in violation no matter […]

Safety, quality predominate Third Engineers’ Conference

February 11, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The country’s third Engineering Conference, an annual feature of the Public Works Ministry, was held Thursday to target new technologies and to discuss major concerns. According to Prime Minister, Sam Hinds, himself an Engineer, the time is ripe for taking stock of the execution of engineering works. At the gathering at the Guyana […]

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