Elder De Groot falls to younger sister; wins for Joseph, Khalil, Xavier

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Raphael deGroot gave a valiant effort, but nevertheless succumbed to his sister Ashley deGroot when the Guyana Squash Association’s (GSA) Bounty Farm Mash Handicap Tournament continued on Wednesday evening, at the Georgetown Club’s Squash Facility. Raphael, who is 22 years-old, three years older than his sister, conceded the first game despite an impressive comeback to […]

Zeeburg needles Uitvlugt; to face Leonora in Saturday’s final

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

A mouthwatering climax to the inaugural Fazia’s Collection sponsored West Demerara Football Association Girls Under-17 Inter Secondary School tournament is anticpated on Saturday afternoon at the Den Amstel Community Centre Ground, West Coast Demerara. In the final semi final encounter on Wednesday afternoon at the same venue, Zeeburg Secondary needled a defiant Uitvlugt Secondary on […]

GAPF Novices – Female lifters to headline season opener

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

- BHS to host on March 17 Not since 2007 when Linden experienced a female invasion of over 6 lifters has powerlifting seen the influx athletes on the distaff side. With East Coast seeking to create history challenging with three (3) ladies and New Amsterdam countering with two (2) for a total of five, this […]

Linden Commission of Inquiry finds…Police culpable in shooting deaths

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  – Rohee exonerated By Michael Jordan and Leonard Gildarie The five-member Commission of Inquiry has found the Guyana Police Force culpable in the deaths of three Lindeners who were slain on July 18, 2012, when protests erupted in the bauxite mining town. The report also fully exonerated embattled Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee […]

GCB congratulates Sarwan and Campbelle

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) extends congratulations to Ramnaresh Sarwan and Shemaine Campbelle on their successful achievements against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka respectively. Sarwan, who was absent from West Indies cricket for 18 months and had a low scoring series in Australia last month, scored a much needed century against Zimbabwe in the second One […]

GPL countrywide strike continues and hits hard…We can barely afford five percent, much less eight

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – Winston Brassington The fact that the Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) is losing money and requires subsidies from the National Treasury to sustain its operation, coupled with its struggle to meet the high cost of fuel, is a clear indication that the company can barely afford to pay a five per […]

Edwards ton puts Barbados in command; Jordan bags 7

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Kirk Edwards slammed a fine century as Barbados closed day 2 of the third round of the West Indies Cricket Board 4-day tournament against Combined Campuses and Colleges on 355-9 at the three Ws Oval. Edwards stroked 109 and got support opener Kraigg Brathwaithe who scored 90; Shane Dowrich is not out on 45. Akeem […]

Local workers not hired because of new construction technique

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – denies Marriott employees are Chinese convicts – contractor Shanghai Construction Group (SCG), the contractor involved in the building of the US$51M construction of the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown, yesterday said that it employed no local workers because of a building technique that is new to Guyana. The company in a statement […]

Man caught sexually assaulting landlady’s pet puppy

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under News 

An East Bank Essequibo man’s intimate love affair with some domesticated animals duly came to a halt when he was caught having sex with his landlady’s pet female dog ‘Pinky’. The man, who was described as a Zoophiliac (one who has a sexual attraction towards animals), was arrested and is in custody at the Leonora […]

Yolo Entertainment, the Infinity Colour Shop collaborate

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

As part of its contribution to the development of sport and sporting facilities in Guyana the Yolo Entertainment Group in collaboration with The Infinity Colour Shop yesterday donated ten gallons of paint to the Management team of the Wales Community Centre ground for the repainting of the commentator’s booth. The presentation was made at Infinity’s […]

GPOC responds to P.H Gopaul’s letter

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The Management of the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) wishes to respond to the Kaieteur Newspaper’s February 27, 2013, letter that was published under the caption, ‘An inefficient Post Office’. Management wishes to thank Mr. P.H. Gopaul for sharing his concerns relative to the processing and delivery of mails at the Reliance Post […]

Centuries for Harelsingh, Sanicharra & Narine; Baldeo grabs 6

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The 2012 New Building Society (NBS) Second Division 40 over cricket competition, organised by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) for teams in the Ancient County, continued recently with three batsmen recording centuries. Slamming the highest score of the competition so far was Young and Restless opening batsman, Narendra Harelsingh, who slammed 136 (15×4 10×6) in […]

Dem boys seh…Man trouble lady pet puppy

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

    GPL strike. De staff seh that dem wukking and dem can’t get a pay rise although de cost of living gone up. Brazzy is de man controlling de money at GPL and he got to decide how much increase de workers can get. All through Christmas things go good. De people wuk and […]

Keen racing anticipated on Sunday

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

With its popularity growing increasingly this Sunday Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMRSC) International Drag Race Meet, at the South Dakota Circuit is anticipated to enjoy massive support according to a source close to the fraternity. With racers from Suriname, who have named a strong contingent and a couple of racers expected from Trinidad […]

Semi-finalists decided in Mackeson ‘Street Football’ Challenge in Linden

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The popular Topp Class ended the hopes of one of the tournament favourites, Hard Knocks, condemning them to a 0-3 loss while New Era Russians ensured that El Dorado were not on course for gold, beating them 2-0 at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Hard-Court. We Are De Boss triumphed over Phoenix 1-0 and Retrieve […]

Stag Beer West Side C/ship semis on tonight

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Flat Screen TV added to MVP prize; Double Standard taxi on board The Den Amstel Community Centre Ground on the West Coast of Demerara is the place to be this evening for the semi finals of the Stag Beer West Side knock-out football competition. In the curtain raiser from 19:00hrs, the home side, Den Amstel […]

New Era Russians face Hard Knocks in dream final tonight

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

From the time the tournament begun last month, the two sides were heavily favoured to reach the finals and the pundits and supporters of the two sides were correct in their judgment that the two sides were the most superior of the 32 teams that contested the inaugural hosting of the tournament. New Era Russians […]

Badree and Barnwell mean business as world champs take on Zimbabwe

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

North Sound, Antigua – Christopher Barnwell says he is looking for consistency with bat and ball while Samuel Badree will look to build the pressure on Zimbabwe when they line up for West Indies against Zimbabwe in what promises to be an action-packed two-match T20 Series this weekend. The two were among the leading performers at […]

Jairam back at helm of Draughts Association

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

- aspires to broaden scope of participation Jairam was re-elected as the President when the Guyana Draughts Association (GDA) held its fourth Annual General Meeting (AGM) at their headquarters, 185 Waterloo Street, South Cummingsburg, Saturday afternoon last. Patrick DeFreitas was also unanimously returned to the position of Vice President while Mitra Persaud gained the nod […]

Scrabble players battle over weekend in National Open

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Scrabble players are scheduled to be in action once again when the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) stages an open tournament this Sunday at the Malteenoes Sports Club, Thomas Lands. The organisers are mulling a 2 tiered competition but according to Public Relations Officer, Moen Gafoor, this decision is dependent on the number of […]

Vasco advances; Shattas 3, Wisroc 3

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Vasco continued its winning ways and disposed of Alikyu 5-2 when play in the Guyana Beach Football Association (GBFA)/Banks DIH League tournament continued at the Bayroc Sand Reserve Ground Linden, over the past weekend. Michael Wilson, recently sidelined after sustaining an injury, celebrated his return with a hat trick while his team benefited from a […]

RHTY&SC congratulates Shemaine Campbelle

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

“The Patron Beverley Harper, President Keith Foster, Executive and Members of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club would like to express congratulations to Shemaine Campbelle on her achievement of scoring a century for the West Indies. Her achievement of scoring 106 for the West Indies vs Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI is […]

GCA weekend fixtures

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Hadi’s World Inc. / City Mall First Division 2 Day Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March, from 09:30hrs Teams Venue Umpires Police vs GNIC Eve Leary Hortence Isaacs & Cyril Garnath Everest vs DCC Camp Road Eddie Nicholls & Ryan Banwarie Transport vs Malteenoes Malteenoes           Montgomery Chester & Matthew Kissoon […]

This letter is about two cases of struggles in Guyana without racial conflict

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, There has not been much examination in public of the legal framework surrounding the events of July 18, 2012 in Linden, Guyana, and no discussion whatever of what happened on the 12th and 15th of August 2012. I am glad I did not grow up in such a dumb atmosphere. My mother’s male […]

The truth of CCTV lies between China and Georgetown

March 1, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, On the issue of the CCTV/NCN a newspaper columnist in Guyana is behaving like some of the State- owned and controlled media reporters. The Government Minister (in this case, the Prime Minister) has spoken so the matter is over! The matter is not over! The column is so WRONG in so many parts. […]

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