Wounding accused refused bail

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Zaman Deen, 47, of 242 Garnett Street, Newtown, has been remanded to prison on an unlawful wounding charge. Deen, a mason by profession, allegedly dealt Mahendra Ramsingh several chops about his body following an argument they had on Sunday last. He pleaded not guilty to the charge which was read to him by Magistrate Judy […]

GPL strike off

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

… matter to go to arbitration   Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL) employees who were on strike for six days will return to work today. The National Association of Agricultural Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) will move swiftly to have the matter adjudicated. The Union representing hundreds of employees, and the GPL management, were […]

$200M reportedly doled out for Marriott’s supervision

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- but no evidence of tenders Government is reportedly paying more than US$1M ($200M) for the supervision of the Marriott-branded hotel that it is building at Kingston, but there is no immediate evidence that the consultancy was ever advertised. The US$51M project has been generating controversy and although in full construction mode at its Kingston […]

Police beat illegal miners … Geology and Mines Commission joins probe

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has commenced an investigation into the beating of civilians by police ranks during an operation to curb illegal mining within Marudi, Region Nine. A release from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment stated that Minister Robert Persaud has called for an emergency meeting of the Board […]

All three defending champions retain titles

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The final day of the Hikers Hockey Club Junior Indoor tournament saw all three defending champions in the Global Technology Schools Category and the Woodpecker Products Male and Female Under-21 Categories retaining their respective titles. First it was St. Stanislaus College who edged North Ruimveldt Multilateral to clinch the coveted Global Technology Schools title for […]

China donates over 28,000 laptops

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Chinese government yesterday handed over 28,145 laptops to the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) project. The laptops, Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh said, are valued at US$8 million, none of which the Guyana government has to pay back. The Finance Minister was loud in praise for the Chinese initiative. Some 27,000 laptops have already […]

Golden Grove man killed by drunk driver

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

For the second time in a month, a drunk youth has caused the death of a road user as a result of a vehicular accident. Fifty-eight-year old Patrick Lester, called “Palace”, of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, is the latest road fatality, after he was picked up by an out of control Toyota Alteeza driven […]

Fake bishop popes top secret Pope meeting

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A bogus bishop yesterday crashed a top secret meeting of Catholic cardinals – as senior clergy from around the world gather inside the Vatican to elect the next Pope. Ralph Napierski, dressed in fake ecclesiastical robes with a purple scarf tied around his waist, shook hands and chatted with archbishops and cardinals as they arrived. […]

Dem boys seh … Bishop Two Edgy learn from de best

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

It had to be a Guyanese. Only Guyanese does do things like that. A man dress up like a bishop and try to pope de meeting wheh de top Roman Catholics sit down to elect a new pope. De man must be hear de word pope suh he decide to pope. He pass de Swiss […]

Fuel fraud discovered in Region Four

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Region Four Chairman, Clement Corlette, has discovered what seems to be another fuel fraud within his controlled domain. This newest fraud has been ongoing since the beginning of this year. Corlette, in a letter to the Auditor General Office and seen by this newspaper, stated that he had reason to believe that a fuel requisition […]

NCN tells calypsonians tunes were not banned, but prohibited

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

….Professor’s winning tune under review   At what was termed a “closed meeting” at the National Communication Network (NCN) yesterday, calypsonians were told that their 2013 calypso tunes were not banned, but they were merely “prohibited”. Officials told the artistes that it was Professor’s winning tune that caused the station to pay keen attention to […]

GGDMA sets 460,000 ounces gold production target for 2013

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Members of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) have set themselves the task of producing a minimum of 460,000 ounces of gold this year. The declared production at the end of February was 50,000 ounces.  President of the GGDMA Mr. Patrick Harding declared that this shows that production is on track. Small and […]

Slingerz FC top Den Amstel 3-0 to win Stag Beer West Side Championship

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Seawall finish third; Anthony Harding named MVP The event marked the return of highly competitive football on the ‘West Side’ since the days of ‘Sweet 16’ and a capacity crowd on Sunday last at the Den Amstel Ground, witnessed the newly formed Slingerz FC defeating the home side (Den Amstel Porknockers) 3 – 0 to […]

Ramotar takes on opposition haters at Babu John

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  …lambastes Speaker, letter writer, Nagamootoo   By Leon Suseran President Donald Ramotar, at Babu John, Corentyne on Sunday, vociferously lashed out at those whom he described as haters of the government and the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C). The attacks, he stated, are continuing “because of the success of the PPP/C government in our forward […]

Rescued turtle returns to natural habitat

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The male Olive Green turtle rescued from the jaws of death by fishermen on Friday last has fully recovered and was yesterday released into the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Guyana Marine Turtle Conservation Society, Coast Guard, Dr. Nicholas Waldron, Conservation International, and the Zoo the young sea creature was given medical […]

Contractor takes over playfield

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Residents of Logwood, Enmore, East Coast Demerara, are up in arms over what is being described as an extension of the lawlessness that is taking place in Guyana. At issue is the taking over of the area’s playfield by a contractor, a situation that is not dissimilar to one in Subryanville that is engaging the […]

Defence, prosecution square off in narco Detective murder PI

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…as defence forced to copy statement by hand   As the preliminary inquiry into the murder of detective Jirahan Diananand continued before Magistrate Krisendat Persaud at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court, there were a number of challenges and counter challenges. On charge for murder is alleged narcotics dealer Salim “Black Salim” Bacchus, 52, of 39 Line […]

Single and unemployed mother seeks financial aid for sick son

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A single mother is appealing to the public for financial aid to save her 20-year-old son who is hospitalized at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for multiple injuries he sustained during an accident on Valentine’s Day. Injured is Lakeram Persaud of 5 Strand, New Amsterdam, Corentyne, Berbice. According to information, Lakeram was heading home […]

Striking silence on support for Kadecia Baird

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch Last Thursday I was fortunate to be in my office when a good friend of mine Rudy Grant, who I’ve known for a number of years covering his exploits on the tennis court came with his world famous brother Eddy to meet Editor-in Chief Adam Harris. The reason I say fortunate is […]

East Bank Demerara thoroughfare listed as deadliest in Guyana

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Already for the year the Traffic Department of the Guyana Police Force  has recorded 18 road deaths as compared to 20 for the same period last year. However, according to Traffic Chief, Hugh Denhert, figures over recent years have shown that the East Bank Demerara Public road can be considered the country’s deadliest thoroughfare. This, […]

Kissoon libel case … Defence concludes evidence-in-chief

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Fredrick Kissoon wrapped up his evidence yesterday in the Jagdeo libel case after relating information about source documents used in the research that encouraged the former University of Guyana lecturer and Kaieteur News columnist to call former President Bharrat Jagdeo an “ideological racist.” Kissoon was led in his evidence-in-chief by Attorney- at-law Nigel Hughes while […]

Khalil produces another authoritative performance to capture final

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

- Low dominates category A Junior squash star Jason Ray Khalil easily disposed of Nicholas Narain in straight sets to win the Open category final, while Rebecca Low won category A of the 2013 Bounty Farm Mash Handicap tournament which concluded on Sunday afternoon, at the Georgetown Club’s Squash Facility. The eighteen year old Khalil […]

Pouderoyen pensioner found hanging in outhouse

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A community worker answering a call of nature yesterday received the shock of his life after stumbling on a decomposing body in an outdoor toilet at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara. The body of Mohabeer “Sugrim’ Singh, called “Ole Boy” and “Uncle Sugrim” was found hanging in a strange position in the outhouse at Lot A […]

La Parfaite Harmonie to become largest housing scheme – Housing Minister

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Housing Minister, Irfaan Ali, says that La Parfaite Harmonie in Region Three will become a scheme second to none , rivaling the Diamond/Grove Housimg Scheme in size and overall  development. Last year alone, the Housing Ministry through Central Planning and Housing Authority (CPHA) invested close to $1Billion which benefitted 30,000 residents living in Region Three. […]

Rotary Club of Georgetown improving literacy in Guyana

March 5, 2013 | Filed Under News 

By Rehanna Ramsay For more than a decade, the Rotary Club of Georgetown has been actively involved in molding hundreds of young minds via its literacy programme. Despite various challenges, the literacy programme has been in existence for nearly 14 years.  The group targets children in underprivileged communities such Sophia and its surrounding areas. “We […]

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