Blazing Simmons gives West Indies easy win

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

ESPNcricinfo – West Indies may have been without Chris Gayle, but they were not exactly missing his presence at the top as Lendl Simmons matched him for destructiveness, making a chase of 131 look ridiculously simple against a listless Zimbabwe at North Sound. Simmons muscled six sixes – mostly slog sweeps over deep midwicket – […]

Jamaica Boxing Board of Control president applauds Guyana’s initiative

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Ninvalle aims for Regional tourney and full forward motion with 4-year plan President of the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control Stephen O. Jones has applauded the efforts of the Guyana Boxing Association and its President Steve Ninvalle. Guyana had written to Jamaica seeking their young boxers participation in exchange programmes and Jones noted that the […]

Jaggernauth, Cariah break Leewards

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Trinidad and Tobago’s spinners delivered once again, bowling them to an impressive 120-run victory over Leeward Islands on the final day of their third round Regional Four-Day Championship match here Saturday. Off-spinner Amit Jaggernauth snatched four for 63 while leg-spinner Yannick Cariah finished with for 39, as the Leewards collapsed to […]

Composed Narain shocks complacent Joseph

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Sixteen-year old junior squash sensation Nyron Joseph was stunned by Nicholas Narain in straight games in the quarter final of the Bounty Farm Bounty Farm Mash Handicap tournament on Friday night at the Georgetown Club’s squash facility. Joseph who possessed a -10 handicap was the favourite to win the encounter given his tremendous skills and […]

Lodge, Carmel, David Rose register wins

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Lodge Secondary, Carmel and David Rose were all winners when the Milo / Petra Organisation Under-20 Schools Football Competition resumed yesterday with three matches at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. In the first fixture of the day, Lodge defeated Dolphin 3-1 thanks to single strikes from Sherwin Joseph (29th), Travis Simpson (50th) and […]

Annual Mayor’s Cup Football tourney starts March 15

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Annual Mayor’s Cup Football tournament is set to commence on March 15 at the Den Amstel ground. Keen competition is anticipated in this year’s tournament with teams from Georgetown, West Demerara, East Coast and one overseas club likely to compete. Action is set for March 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 25, 26, 28 […]

Mark Agard was the point guard calling plays for Guyana at six Caricom c/ships

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Charwayne Walker Statistician Charwayne Walker resumes his series on outstanding Guyanese in sports. Following his pieces on footballers, Walker look at the country’s basketballers who gave yeoman service. Today we look at Mark Agard. Inspired by the exploits of his cousin Orin Cumberbatch on the Basketball Courts, Mark Agard’s dream of emulating Cumberbatch and […]

DDL commits under Topco brand as Chess Federation itinerary starts with Rapid Tourney

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

After a short break to facilitate the Christmas celebrations, the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) will resume its developmental programme with the Republic Anniversary one-day rapid tournament at the West Demerara Secondary School, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara this morning. Once again, the Demerara Distillers Limited has acquiesced to sponsorship of the tournament and last Friday evening, […]

Boodram grabs 6 as Rockaway beat Marshon XI by 4 wickets

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Ramnarine Boodram grabbed 6 wickets for 21 runs off 2.5 overs as Rockaway defeated Marshon XI by 4 wickets when action in the Georgetown Softball League\ Regal Stationery and Computer Centre\ Mike’s Copy Centre\ Star Party Rentals and Trophy Stall cricket competition continued last Sunday. In the open category at Everest, Marshon XI batted first […]

New Era Russians outlasts Hard Knocks for title

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

- Top Class secures third place Even a sustained and ferocious offensive onslaught by Hard Knocks could not prevent eventual winners New Era Russians from securing the coveted title as the inaugural Banks Premium / Unique Entertainment Futsal Tournament concluded early Saturday morning, before a capacity crowd, at the Mackenzie Sports Club Hardcourt. As predicted […]

Time for bragging ends today

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

After spending much time meticulously fine tuning their respective machines local dragsters along with their Surinamese counterparts will stop the bragging today and get on the track, at the South Dakota Circuit to battle each other for supremacy. As part of the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) calendar of activities the International Drag […]

Stag Beer / EDFA Senior League resumes today @ Buxton

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Rivalry in the East Demerara Football Association Stag Beer division-one league is set to resume tomorrow (Sunday) at the Buxton Community Centre Ground with a double header from 14:00hrs. Opening proceedings will be Buxton United, currently on 19 points and second in the standings taking on Victoria Kings, just two points back and third overall. […]

Horse owners prepare for Kennard Memorial Phagwah Horserace extravaganza

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Phagwah Day will be celebrated within the next three weeks and once again Jockeys, horse owners and turfites are gearing up for a day of excitement when the Kennard Memorial Turf Club in collaboration with the Berbice Bridge Company presents its Phagwah Meet, a day of exciting races and unbridled fun, at the club’s Bush […]

US$24M in Marriott can pay 8% increase to GPL workers until 2053

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Brassington should go to jail – APNU’s Harmon While the government is unable to find $120 million more to meet salary increases for workers of Guyana Power and Light, it is finding billions of dollars to plug into a Marriott hotel it has failed to justify. It is a situation that Parliamentarian Joe […]

Republic Bank (Guy) Ltd renews sponsorship of Berbice Under-17 Inter-zone Tourney

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Republic Bank (Guy) Ltd last Thursday renewed its current sponsorship of the Berbice Cricket Board Under-17 Inter-zone Tournament for the sixth successive year. The Bank would be investing $200,000 and providing colour T/Shirts for the two finalists. Branch Manager of New Amsterdam Republic Bank, Imran Saccoor, hailed the importance of the Under-17 Tournament as it […]

Govt. retains minimal shares in New GPC, Hand In Hand Trust

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…and gives them billion$$$ in contracts Government may have been in a serious conflict of interest situation when it retained shares in two companies it privatized and afterwards doled out contracts to them to the tune of billions of dollars. The two companies are Hand In Hand Trust Corporation Inc. and New GPC Inc. In […]

Police beat protesting Marudi miners as dispute escalates

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Police resorted to the use of force, yesterday, to clear a trail leading to the Marudi mining district in Region Nine as local miners continued to defy orders to vacate a mining area. Using whips and sticks, police ranks inflicted blows on a woman and her sons who lay in the middle of the trail […]

George, Moore outstanding at Carifta trials

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Linden’s Cassey George completely obliterated the under-17 female 1500 metres field on day one of the junior Carifta trials Saturday at the Camp Ayanganna ground. George, 14 became the lone athlete to qualify for the junior Carifta Game to be held in April in Bahamas by clocking 4:44.1s to eclipse the qualifying time of 4:57s […]

Bush Lot United Turf Club expresses appreciation 

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The executives and members of the Rising Sun Turf Club Arima Park, West Coast Berbice is extending great and heartfelt thanks to all the below list of sponsors, the members of the public and the various media houses in Guyana who contributed in one way or the other in making their annual one day Mashramani horserace […]

Dynamite blast injures several at RUSAL bauxite mines

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – policeman, Russian nationals among victims A policeman and two Russian nationals were among ten people injured yesterday after several boxes of fuel-soaked dynamite exploded at the RUSAL Bauxite Inc. at Kwakwani, Berbice River. Three of the victims were treated at the Kwakwani Hospital before being air-lifted to the city and admitted to […]

Eddy Grant – the Ringbang man and a national icon is a ‘Special Person’

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    “All of us have thought that to be inclusive is best. One needs to be oneself. It is only when you are these things that you become truly valuable to yourself and to the world.” By Adam Harris He is undoubtedly Guyana’s most famous artiste. He has soared to the heights of the […]

Shastri Persaud’s 154 see Chesney to 310 for 6, Kamaludeen slams 92 for Fyrish Road

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

- 6-wicket hauls for Mitchell and Budhoo Former Berbice 20/20 cricketer Shastri Persaud registered the highest individual score of the 2013 New Building Society Second Division 40-Over Cricket Competition when he slammed 154 for Chesney against Belvedere United. He featured in a 2nd wicket stand of 60 with Zamin Ziker (34) and 120 for the […]

PMTC in winners row again, take Rotary Volleyball competition 

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Port Mourant Training Centre Volleyball club continues their dominance on the Volleyball circle when they defeated all and sundry to take top spot in the recently held N/A Rotary Club Mashramani Volleyball Jamboree and Fun Day held at the Rose Hall Welfare Centre Ground in East Canje. The competition attracted eight male teams and […]

East Coast Cricket Board president’s Cup final at Fairfield today

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The President’s Cup sponsored exclusively by the President of the East Coast Cricket Board Mr. Bissoondyal Singh has reached the final. The competition played on a round robin basis among teams from Calcutta Mahaicony to Mahaica will see Strathavon battle with Helena 1&2 Sports Club at Fairfield today for championship honours. A large crowd is expected since […]

TNT are Joseph and Vickerie Dominoes champs

March 3, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

TNT marked 87 games to win the final of the Faye Joseph and Samantha Vickerie Dominoes competition which was contested last Wednesday evening at Transport Sports Club. John Chase and Robin Persaud chalked 17 each while Leroy Edwards scored 16 for the winners. Rage with 73 games placed second, while Transport finished third with 68. […]

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