No Guyanese in Marriott construction an outrage – AFC’s Nigel Hughes

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    “Promise of jobs after completion is a fallacy” The fact that the Guyana government negotiated the Marriott construction contract knowing that Guyanese would be blocked from employment is an outrage, Nigel Hughes, Chairman of the Alliance for Change (AFC) stated yesterday. He said that for the government to suggest that the Chinese construction […]

China Central TV on air…Gov’t has set a dangerous precedent

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – Kit Nascimento Government’s decision to grant China Central TV (CCTV) permission to broadcast in Guyana has set a dangerous precedent, a long-time veteran media practitioner has said. According to Kit Nascimento, the floodgates are now open for another government, with whom Guyana has diplomatic, trade and commercial relations, to expect the same […]

Cops seek female employee of murdered Brazilian businesswoman

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Police are trying to locate a Brazilian woman who may be able to provide information about the murder of businesswoman Elisangela Silva Figueara at Bartica. The woman being sought is said to have worked with Figueara. It is believed that the individual is the same woman with whom the victim was heard arguing […]

Accused child killer appears in Linden court

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Rawle Samuels, the man accused of stabbing four-year-old Jamal Naranjan to death on Wednesday last, yesterday made an appearance at the Christianburg Magistrate’s Court in front of presiding Magistrate Ann McLennan The diminutive Samuels appeared briefly in the dock, before Magistrate McLennan adjourned the case to February 27. The man was neatly dressed, with his […]

Drunk driver crashes, escapes from hospital

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A burgundy-coloured motor car PLL 7034 owned by Nigel Hickel, of Patrick Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, ended up in a trench on the Canefield Canje, Public Road, Berbice on Monday. The vehicle was driven by the owner’s friend who claimed that he swerved from a school child and lost control of the […]

Dem boys seh…Brazzy bigger than King Liar

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Everybody know that de Marriott was a family business. From de time Jagdeo sign de deal dem boys know that Guyanese woulda pass fuh grass. Imagine he sign a deal that give dem Chinese people de right to keep Guyanese off de project. Brazzy give one excuse that mek Ananias smile. Fuh people who ain’t […]

Mackeson launches Super16 ‘Street Football’ in Linden

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford In an effort to continue its fundamental development of sports, Ansa McAl under its Mackeson Brand yesterday launched the Amelia’s Ward Football Club Mackeson Super16 tournament at the Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP) Boardroom, Linden. The grassroots competition will take the format of ‘street football’, commonly called ‘small goal football’ with the […]

Fazia’s Collection / WDFA U-17 Girls Inter School Tourney kicks off

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Leonora Secondary records 4-1 win over Uitvlugt The inaugural Fazia’s Collection / West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) Inter Secondary School Girls Under-17 tournament kicked off yesterday following a colorful march-past of four of the six competing schools at the Den Amstel Community Centre Ground. Following the opening ceremony which was attended by President (ag) of […]

Guyana, Leewards play to a draw as Windwards beat CCC

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – In Summarised results on the final day of the first round of matches in the Regional Four-Day Championship on Tuesday, Guyana and the Leeward Islands played to a draw after rain interrupted the Guyana run chase with them 173 for 6 chasing 226 for victory at Vivian Richards Cricket Ground. Scores: […]

Stag Beer Mash Golf Tourney set for Saturday

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Peeping Tom 

The Lusignan Golf Club will come alive this weekend for the Annual Stag Beer Mashramani Medal Play tournament sponsored by Ansa McAl Trading Ltd. The tournament is expected to attract a large field of golfers for the Club’s first major for 2013 billed for Saturday at the Lusignan course. Ansa McAl’s Marketing Director Troy Cadogan, […]

Slingerz FC launches Mash Tournament

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

With the fraternity a little more at ease, football fans are now enjoying a glut of tournaments that are making life a little difficult for media organisations. Shortly after the FIFA / CONCACAF team mediate and brought about a resolution to the long standing impasse that seriously affected the sport, suddenly it has become full […]

RBC/George Cumberbatch 7th Mem. Cycle Meet set for Sunday

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

– sponsored by George Humphrey & Clifford ‘Toto’ Johnson Cyclists will be happy that since the season pedaled off last month, there has been no respite. That trend is set to continue this Sunday when the Roraima Bikers Club (RBC) brings off the 7th annual George Cumberbatch Memorial Cycle Meet around the Seawall Bandstand Circuit, […]

Mc Almont guides FAPC to victory

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

GPF Ten\10 cricket Jason Mc Almont grabbed 2 wickets and stroked an unbeaten 42 as Felix Austin Police College defeated Immigration 2 by 10 wickets to win the final of the Guyana Police Force Headquarters Ten\10 softball competition which was contested recently at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary. Immigration 2 batted first and […]

Port Mourant Training Centre Volleyball team for Suriname tour

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Port Mourant Training Center (PMTC) Volleyball Team will wing out to Suriname today to participate in the Yellowbird Volleyball Club 50th Anniversary Celebrations which runs from Thursday to Sunday in Paramaribo. The Port Mourant TC team will come up against teams from French Guiana, Martinique, Trinidad, Brazil and host Suriname in a tournament that can be expected to produce some […]

Everest Cricket Club AGM set for Saturday

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Everest Cricket Club will be held on Saturday 16th, February 2013 at 17:30 hrs at the club’s pavilion. Ordinary members are reminded that only those who have paid their full membership subscription for the year 2013 and settled all outstanding dues including bar bills up to Dec 31, […]

QCAAC to stage Mash Sports competition

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Queen’s College Allied Arts Committee will be staging number Mashramani sporting activities from Wednesday 13th to Thursday 28th of February 2013. The activities will get underway with a ten over softball match between Teachers and Prefects on the 13th (today) at YMCA ground at 14:00hrs.  There will also be inter class ten over softball […]

Inaugural Robert Williams Memorial Dominoes Competition climaxes today

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

After playoff Sunday, 4 teams have survived – C7 (who has drawn the bye to the final); Providence, Transport and Delta Force, who will contest the semifinals. One of the three teams will be eliminated, while the other two join C7 in the finals. Sunday playoff commenced with 23 teams, including teams from as far […]

More broad-based tournament planned as teams rewarded for outstanding performances

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

K&S/Chico Junior U-13 Football championships Director of the K&S football organization, Kashif Muhammad, was thoroughly impressed with the quality of play at the recently concluded Chico Junior U-13 Football championships and told members of the participating teams that his executives are currently engaged in discussions that would see the enhancement of the second edition of […]

AAG injunction hearing adjourned until March 12

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) High Court hearing pertaining to an injunction that that former President, Colin Boyce had filed on February 1 that sought to nullify the January 20 AGM and Elections was yesterday adjourned until March 12. Both sections remained tight-lipped following the closed-door proceedings, opting to rather just indicate that the […]

Carmichael, Ferrier shine in Aranguez victory

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

TTCB Premiere Division one cricket Guyanese Kellon Carmichael and Deon Ferrier shared six wickets as Aranguez overcame Diamond United by 3 wickets when play in the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board Premier Division one competition continued last weekend. Diamond won the toss, batted and were pegged back by purposeful bowling by the Malteenoes pair. Guyanese […]

Five umpires successful at GCUC Preliminary exams

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Ryan Banwarie, Leyland Liverpool, Mukesh Persaud, former West Indies fast bowler Colin Stuart and Cyril Bonar of Suriname were successful at the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council preliminary examination in 2012.   Banwarie, Liverpool and Bonar were presented with their certificates on Sunday when the council held its Ordinary General Meeting at the Georgetown Cricket Club, Bourda […]

Packed itinerary as Scotiabank/Pepsi U-15 School Football Programme commences

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

President of the Guyana Sports Development Foundation (GSDF), Colin Baker is grateful to the administrators of the Demerara Distillers Ltd and those of the Scotiabank following the launching of the 2013 Scotiabank/Pepsi U15 School Football Programme set to commence on February 18 next. The GSDF President said that the tournament is not just the customary […]

Creative Jewellery and Pawn Shop on board Yolo Entertainment 10/10 Series

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

As Yolo Entertainment’s 10/10 Softball Challenge Series picks up momentum, the corporate community has started to respond positively. The first positive response came from Creative Jewellery and Pawn Shop after Company CEO Ramdat Muniram presented a cheque for an undisclosed sum to Secretary of the Group Shaunella Case in the presence of Administrator Chris Gopaul […]

Guyana, Suriname discuss gold smuggling, exploitation of natural resources

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Smuggling of gold between Guyana and Suriname were among the high points on the agenda last Friday when representatives of the two neighbouring countries met to discuss increased cooperation. The meeting between Guyana’s Natural Resources Minister, Robert Persaud, and his counterpart, Jim Hok, also saw the discussion of deepening and strengthening of cooperation in the […]

Infrastructure at Providence for major overhaul

February 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

– 15 entities bid for projects The infrastructure at Providence (phase three), East Bank Demerara, will soon be the focus of a major overhaul. Bids from 15 contractors were opened yesterday by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, Ministry of Finance, in relation to the construction of roads, drains, structures and installation of pure […]

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