Guyana surrender first innings lead to Barbados

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Miguel Cummins 4-42 and Ashley Nurse 4-74 combined to destroy Guyana on the second day of the second round of matches in the Regional Four-Day Championship yesterday. The Guyanese replying to Barbados 367 were dismissed for 225, giving the Bajans a lead of 142 runs. Barbados were 0-0 at the close. Scores: […]

Blazing Gayle fires Dhaka into final

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Chris Gayle powered to his tenth Twenty20 hundred in Dhaka Gladiators’ Race to the Final, but despite the huge target of 197 the Sylhet Royals gave spirited chase, and ultimately fell just short of the 24 runs they needed in the final over. With five runs needed off the last ball, Elton Chigumbura swung Mashrafe […]

NSC hosts Floor Hockey training for Special Schools, related agencies

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The National Sports Commission will be hosting a Floor Hockey Training Programme for staff of Special Schools and other interested agencies. Training will be conducted by Sports Organizer, Wilton Spencer on February 19 and 20, 2013 commencing 09:30hrs to 11:30h at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. Institutions invited to participate are:- David Rose School for […]

Milo U-20 Schools Football resumes today

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Milo Under-20 Schools Football Competition rumbles on today and tomorrow with three matches scheduled each day, at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue. In today’s round of matches, Charlestown Secondary takes on Christ Church at 12:00hrs and that will be followed by the encounter bewteen Ascension and North Georgetown from 13:50hrs, while […]

Seniority and agility -‘Corn man’ Stephenson exemplifies both concepts in fitness run

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

He was born on March 6, 1953 and in a mere few weeks would be celebrating his 59th birth anniversary yet his crisp gait and agile movements belie this fact. He sports a healthy stock of ‘dreadlocks’ and graying beard; the only evidence that he is advanced in age. He is Carlton Stephenson and has […]

Port Mourant Cricket Club elects executives

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Port Mourant Cricket Club, which was once one of the most feared clubs in Guyana cricket, recently selected its executive to chart the way forward for the next year. The club recently held its Annual General Meeting and Elections for office bearers for the 2013/2014 term at the Port Mourant Community Centre and the […]

Gizmos & Gadgets renews Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club First Division sponsorship

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Georgetown based flagship store Gizmos & Gadgets of Wellington Street, last Friday renewed their sponsorship of the Berbice cricketing power house Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets First Division and Under-23 Teams. The Company since 2009 has been sponsoring the Teams and in 2013 would be providing $275, 000 along with twenty four (24) […]

The human machine will inevitably ground to a halt

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, There comes a time in the life of every individual when, despite the best willpower one could possibly muster, the human machine will inevitably ground to a halt. This is why it is important for every individual to come to terms with some basic facts of life, namely that nothing lasts forever and […]

We must not be fooled by deceitful arguments and misapplied statistics

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, After the minority PPP government was recently condemned in the media for being grossly irresponsible and incompetent in its management of our nation’s national debt, Finance Minister Ashni Singh responded by issuing a statistics-laden statement that praised the minority government for its performance since it regained power in 1992. And as is the […]

What exactly is President Ramotar’s stance on these nationally embarrassing hot button issues?

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, A Guyanese friend of mine in New York asked me Thursday what I thought of the unfolding events in Guyana, viz a viz, the role of the Chinese in the Marriott and the CCTV national embarrassments, and I responded with a question of my own: What does President Donald Ramotar think? After all, these developments may have had their genesis in the Jagdeo era, but the embarrassing revelations are taking […]

Stumbling from crisis to crisis

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

The government seems to be stumbling from one controversy to the other with scarcely a break between episodes. Something like this could only happen if the advisers are people who function as though they are in total control of the minds of the people and therefore any decision they take will either find favour by […]

Pensioner gets drunk to kill Tucville mechanic

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Tells arresting ranks, “when the rain finish then I going with yall’   Police have arrested a 70-year old pensioner, who allegedly stabbed to death Winsel Roger Edwards, 33, of Lot 315 East Ruimvedlt Housing Scheme, yesterday. Edwards a mechanic was knifed yesterday afternoon at Tucville, Squatting Area. This newspaper was told that the incident […]

Death of 11 passengers at Mazaruni… MARAD recommends multiple charges for captains, crewmen

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Michael Jordan The two boat captains involved in last month’s Mazaruni accident which claimed eleven lives broke several maritime laws, and the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) has recommended that they face multiple charges for the role they played in the tragedy. Charges were also recommended for two other crewmen. Charges of manslaughter are likely […]

Guinness ‘Greatest of de Streets’ final on tonight at Haslington

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

It is simply a case of the best four teams in the competition being rewarded for their consistent performances since the commencement of the East Coast segment of the Guinness ‘Greatest of de Streets’ over one week ago. The four survivors Melanie ‘A’, BV ‘A’, Church Yard United of Victoria and Plaisance have thrilled fans […]

Protest of Marriot Hotel construction continues … Govt. fueling unemployment among youths – YCT

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Government is playing a major role in compounding unemployment among young people with the outsourcing of work on home territory, says Jermaine Grant, President of Youth Coalition for Transformation. Grant expressed that notion yesterday as he protested the exclusion of Guyanese labourers and the use of only Chinese nationals in the construction phase of the […]

Dem boys seh … Delta setting distance from Guyana and Jagdeo

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

When dem boys talk that Jagdeo get search de other day and de people find condoms, dem didn’t know that he get suh vex that he attack Delta. Since 9-11 dem airline ain’t tekking no chance; dem would search even dem own grandmother but then again, Jagdeo ain’t nobody grandmother. When de Customs official at […]

Brooklyn-based Guyanese drug informant gunned down

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

An informant, born in Guyana and aiding the feds in a New York drug probe, was gunned down after he left a nightclub in Brooklyn last month, the New York Post has learned. The murder appeared to be a professional hit, law-enforcement sources said — and the killing could hamper efforts to convince others to […]

Bully reportedly pushes boy, 8, down stairs, victim dies

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…attack follows child’s purchase of rose for his mother   By Romila Boodram An eight-year-old St. Margaret’s Primary School student died around 01:00am yesterday, hours after he was reportedly pushed off the school’s step by a student of the said school. Dead is Joshua Hubbard of Kitty, Georgetown. According to reports, the child who on […]

Norman McLean sues Govt. for $7.9M gratuity

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…owed to him for over 20 years   Major General (Ret’d) Norman McLean is suing the government for $7.9M in gratuity which he is owed for the past 22 years. In documents filed in the High Court, McLean is claiming that the government is refusing to pay him the gratuity which became payable since January […]

Health centres commissioned at Port Mourant, Angoy’s Avenue

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Leon Suseran “The time is now where we have to make sure we minimize our mistakes!” This call was made by Region Six Chairman, David Armogan, speaking specifically about the health sector in that region, whose service delivery has come under heavy criticism over the past weeks. He was speaking at the commissioning of […]

Canada probes Guyanese exec tipped as CARICOM’s deputy head

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…CIDA’s conflict of interest situation cited Dr. Naresh Singh, a Guyana-born executive seeking a top post at CARICOM is now under investigations by Canadian authorities for his alleged conflict of interest role in handing a C’dn$23.2M fund. CARICOM is also now reviewing that application. Dr. Naresh Singh had almost gone past all the administrative obstacles […]

GPL worker suffers electrical burns, slides down utility pole

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A 19-year-old Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Company worker is clinging to life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) after he suffered electrical burns on Thursday at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice. Severely injured is Seon Scott of Limlair Village, Corentyne, Berbice. According to information the 19-year-old was at […]

Slain Linden child laid to rest

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Scores turned out at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground yesterday, to pay their final respects to little Jamal Naranjan, and to show their support for his bereaved relatives, during a poignant funeral service, which was conducted by Pastor Selwyn Sills. The child was later interred at the Christianburg Cemetery. Prior to the Service at the […]

Uncertainty, bush surround multi-million complex

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

With reports of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) soon to take up residence at the multi-million-dollar government complex on High Street, Georgetown, the government has offered no clarity on the transaction. Currently, Caribbean Engineering Management Consultants (CEMCO) has workers at the site. The nature of their work could not immediately be ascertained. Official […]

Muse or Amuse… Welcome to the Chinese labor force

February 16, 2013 | Filed Under News 

With one fell swoop, the Government of Guyana bartered a couple million dollars with a couple hundred Chinese. Government excused its action as one of skilled workforce. So the Government saves about US$ 5 million by allowing about 500 Chinese workers here. But wait a minute! So the hotel construction will use ONLY Chinese labourers! […]

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