Commission of Inquiry recommends … $3M each for Bouyea, Lewis, $1M for Somerset’s relatives

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- Relatives dub compensation inadequate   Orlando Lewis is now nineteen years old, out of school, and without a job. His dream was to attend the University of Guyana this year, but he cannot do so because of financial constraints. Orlando, and his elder brother, Rodwell Lewis, lost their father, Allan Lewis on July 18, […]

GPL Countrywide strike continues … Labour Minister could invoke arbitration Monday

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Communities across the coast are bracing for blackouts as workers of the state-owned Guyana Power and Light (GPL) company plan to continue their strike action. Talks between GPL and the worker’s union, NAACIE, gained no ground yesterday. Minister of Labour Dr Nanda Gopaul chaired those talks. Both GPL and NAACIE held to their positions during […]

National Assembly wrong to gag Rohee – Chief Justice

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang, in handing down his decision yesterday, ruled that the National Assembly, not being Parliament, cannot through any Bill or Motion be empowered to negate the powers of any member of the National Assembly. The CJ also ruled that whenever the Court’s jurisdiction is invoked on any issue, the Court’s decision […]

Dem boys seh… A jumbie lash waiting fuh Brazzy

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Fuh de first time people get a chance to measure wha Brazzy really do to dem. People in Wakenaam and Leguan and de Essequibo Coast find out that Brazzy mek dem get blackout. De GPL workers ask fuh a pay increase that had meaning. Dem ask fuh eight per cent but Brazzy do some magic […]

“Rohee is the fly in the PPP’s soup” – AFC

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

-  Parliament being made impotent by ignoring real issue      “Rohee is the fly in the PPP’s soup, and the PPP must understand that the soup it wants to share with the opposition includes flies! We are not going to eat that soup. When you are giving Rohee stewardship of the security sector and he […]

Sammy says World Champs will showcase style for home fans

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

North Sound, Antigua – Darren Sammy has promised his West Indies team to play like true World Champions and entertain their home fans when they face Zimbabwe in the two-match T20 International Series this weekend (today and tomorrow). The World T20-winning captain was upbeat as he talked about his side’s chances of beating the visitors, […]

GPL anticipates downward employment as modernisation takes effect

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

With continuous moves being made towards the modernisation of its distribution network, the Guyana Power and Light Company Inc. (GPL) is likely to embrace a move to downgrade its staff. This comment was made by Chairman of the power company, Winston Brassington, during a press conference on Thursday at the entity’s Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown, […]

Local aircraft must have tracking devices

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- Brazilian air show to highlight aviation’s 100 year in Guyana   By Leonard Gildarie Authorities have introduced new measures that have mandated local operators to equip their aircraft with special devices to better track them. Yesterday, Transport Minister, Robeson Benn, said that he signed the order last week. While some operators have already installed […]

No formal discussion was made to ban calypso songs

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- Robeson Benn Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn said that there was no formal discussion in Cabinet to ban any of this year’s anti- government calypso songs. According to him, after he made a personal objection about one of the calypsos, “the issue seemed to take on a life of its own.” The Minister […]

Dragsters promising day of excitement, daredevilry tomorrow

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Just one day remain for the staging of the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) International Drag Race Meet, at the South Dakota Circuit. According to a source close to the Club, the event which is expected to have dragsters from Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago present is expected to provide exhilarating action throughout […]

Army says Camp Groomes victims will return to payroll

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF), in a press statement yesterday, said that two ranks, who were injured in the 2000 Camp Groomes explosion and taken off the payroll wrongfully, last year, will be returned to the Force’s payroll and will receive salaries from the date they were taken off duty. The matter had drawn the […]

Muse or Amuse … Is there conflict of interest with the private sector bodies?

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Chamber of Commerce is usually the premier organization for private sectors across the world. In Guyana there are many disparate bodies that represent private sector. Some of these bodies are seen as shadows of the Government while others are seen as independent. The main opposition Party had refused to meet with one of the […]

Linden, G/town clash in epic b/ball battle tonight

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford Two old basketball foes will enrich a pre-existing rivalry tonight at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in what is certainly a long-overdue contest among Guyana’s most formidable basketball-playing towns. Linden play Georgetown at two levels tonight beginning at 7pm when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) officially announces its 2013 Season. The […]

Lessons have negative impact on children

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- Chief Education Officer Chief Education Officer, Olato Sam, has stated that extra lessons are having a negative impact on students, especially those preparing for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations. Mr. Sam was speaking to parents on the Corentyne recently during a fan-out visit and interaction in the Berbice area. Several issues were raised […]

SAG completes study for modernization of Port Georgetown

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Shipping Association of Guyana (SAG) is optimistic that the problem of a low draught at the mouth of the Demerara River which has been restricting the size of ships bringing in and taking out cargo will soon be addressed. A source at the Association said that the reason for optimism is that a Working […]

Exciting action anticipated as Milo U-20 Schools Football resumes

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

With the Georgetown segment of the Mashramani celebrations over, all systems are in place for today’s resumption of the exciting Milo / Petra Organisation Under-20 Schools Football Competition which is being played, at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. According to the Organisers, this is the final round of the round robin phase and […]

Suspended sentence for causing death driver

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The man who struck down a popular Jehovah’s Witness couple in August 2010 was yesterday handed a two-year suspended sentence. The driver Bahadoor Yogunauth, 27, was said to have been under the influence of alcohol when he struck down the Grove, East Bank Demerara couple, Noland and Khairool “Lynette Doliviera. The driver, of Diamond, East […]

West Indies clinch tight win in low-scorer

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

ESPNcricinfo – West Indies captain Merissa Aguilleira’s unbeaten 34 helped the team clinch a narrow two-wicket win off the last ball against Sri Lanka in the first of the three Twenty20s. In a match in which only four batsmen got into double-digits scores, Aguilleira’s innings turned out to be the difference. Sri Lanka chose to […]

Windwards beat Guyana as Bajans also win

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Windward Islands and Barbados recorded victories on the third day of the third round of matches in the Regional Four-Day Championship yesterday. At Arnos Vale Complex: Windwards won by four wickets. Scores: GUYANA 151 all out (Assad Fudadin 55, Rajindra Chandrika 25, Leon Johnson 23; Shane Shillingford 4-40, Liam Sebastien 3-21, Delorn […]

Prado, Hilux Surf seized as GRA clamps down

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Two sports utility vehicles (SUV) believed to have landed in Guyana without the necessary taxes being paid have been seized by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). According to the state’s tax collection agency, the seizures were made in January by its Law Enforcement and Investigation (LEID) arm. Regarding the seizures, GRA said that it is […]

Immigration INFO: Immigration News For Our Community

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Attorney Gail S. Seeram Through this “Question & Answer” column, our goal is to answer your immigration questions.  We appreciate your comments and questions.  If you have a question that you would like answered in this column, please email: Gail@GailLaw.com. Question #1: My mother is a US citizen; she applied for me and my […]

Guyanese deported from Barbados for second time

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Samantha Melaine Williams will soon be on her way back to Guyana  from Barbados following a second  deportation from that island within seven months. Following an expulsion on July 18 last year, the 28-year-old Guyanese was spotted by an immigration officer last Saturday, selling  toys at Barbados’ national agricultural festival, Agrofest, and dragged before the […]

Guyana Celebrates World Tennis Day with juniors

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Monday March 4, 2013 is designated as World Tennis Day by the International Tennis Federation and will be celebrated by countries across the globe with a number of events. The Guyana Tennis Association will host a Tennis Festival for young children, to celebrate this event tomorrow from 9:00 hrs- 12:00 hrs, at the National Racquet […]

Jail regular remanded for beating, kicking mother

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A man who was previously jailed for beating his mother has been remanded to jail for constantly repeating the act over and over again. Balram Pooran, of Albion High Reef, Corentyne, Berbice was on Thursday remanded to jail by Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo when he appeared before her at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court on the […]

Prince Charles-backed charity to plug dollars to help protect Guyana’s forests

March 2, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Britain (express.co.uk) – From forest fires in Australia to logging in the Amazon, the area lost is always described as the size of Wales. But a team of campaigners backed by royal greenie Prince Charles has turned this on its head. On St David’s Day, the Size of Wales charity was expected to announce that […]

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