Hugo Chavez dies at 58

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under News 

President Hugo Chavez was a fighter. The former paratroop commander and fiery populist waged continual battle for his socialist ideals and outsmarted his rivals time and again, defeating a coup attempt, winning re-election three times and using his country’s vast oil wealth to his political advantage. A self-described “subversive,” Chavez fashioned himself after the 19th […]

Guyoil out of fuel again

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  – dealers accuse company’s management of gross arrogance By Dale Andrews Petrol dealers contracted to the Guyana Oil Company Limited (Guyoil) are up in arms over what they described as the arrogance displayed by the senior management of the state-owned oil company. The situation stems from the company once again running out of fuel, […]

Farmers to receive $53M owed by Mahaicony Rice Mills

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Farmers owed by Mahaicony Rice Mills Limited for paddy at Village 70, Corentyne, and at Paradise and Vilvoorden, Essequibo Coast will today and tomorrow be paid a total of $53M by SeaRice Caribbean Guyana. Management of SeaRice Caribbean Guyana made this announcement yesterday at John Fernandes Wharf, Water Street. According to Fitzroy McLeod, Financial Controller, […]

Dem boys seh…Adios Compañero Chavez

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Old people does always seh that is de good does die young. That ain’t always de case because dem had some young bandits who dead and de only people who woulda claim that dem was good was dem mother. Dem also had some crazy driver and some mad motorcyclist who dead young.  Dem kill nuff […]

TGH Pacesetters open with thrilling win

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

GABA Division III League By Edison Jefford Trinity Grid Holdings (TGH) Pacesetters opened their 2013 Season campaign in the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Division III League, with a thrilling win Monday night against a surging Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Burnham Court. TGH Pacesetters won 40-37 after controlling the game for the first three […]

Daley, Taylor sweep series for Windies

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA – Shanel Daley’s five-for and a hard-hitting half-century by Stafanie Taylor helped West Indies rout Sri Lanka in the third Twenty20 in Colombo and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Sri Lanka put West Indies into bat and had initial success with the wicket of Deandra Dottin, but Taylor […]

EISS, SSPS Playfields in poor condition

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

As the old saying goes ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. Well, children attending the Essequibo Islands’ Secondary and the Sans Souci Primary Schools in Wakenaam are being starved of recreational activities for a number of years. This is due to the shabby state of both playfields which have being taken […]

Sponsors begin support for Annual Mayor’s Cup Football tourney

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

With the Annual Mayor’s Cup Football tournament is set to commence on March 15 at the Den Amstel ground, several sponsors have begun to lend their support to the event to date as the organisers anticipate several other key partners will come on board to ensure the success of the tournament. To date Macorp, Nazar […]

GTTA names national Cadet, Junior squads

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Selection Committee of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) met last Friday and named a Junior and Cadet squad, comprising of some of Guyana’s talented and brightest table tennis prospects to participate in the Caribbean Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships scheduled for April 2-8 in Trinidad and Tobago. The team was named under […]

Digital Technology joins growing list of sponsors

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Yolo Entertainment inaugural 10/10 Softball Challenge Series Digital technology became the latest entity to join the list of growing sponsors for the Yolo Entertainment inaugural 10/10 Softball Challenge Series. The technology giant located on the Diamond Public Road recently donated $1million towards the tournament and during the presentation ceremony CEO of Digital Technology Terrence Sukhu […]

Joseph and Wiltshire T\20 Dominoes fixed for Sunday

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Faye Joseph and Mark Wiltshire will be hosting a Twenty\20 Dominoes competition on Sunday 10th of March at Hararuni Creek, Linden Highway. According to the organisers teams will battle for a top prize of $100,000 and clubs in and out of Georgetown are invited to take part. Transportation will leave Dynasty Sports Bar at 10:00 […]

Taffin Khan/ Anthony Drayton cart off spoils in DDL Republic rapid chess tournament

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

National Senior Chess Champion Taffin Khan upheld the confidence of his fans and notched up 6 points from a possible 7 to take top honours in the senior category when the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) staged the DIAMOND Mineral Water Republic Anniversary rapid chess tournament at the West Demerara Secondary School, Sunday March 3 last. […]

Mix Up take Wiltshire Dominoes title

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Mix Up marked 46 games to win the final of the Mark Wiltshire Twenty\20 after Mash Dominoes competition which was contested last Sunday evening at F and H Strikers Sports Club, Meadow Brook Drive. Martin Permaul chalked 11 for the winners while Mark Wiltshire and Tony Smith chipped in with 10 apiece. Pressure Point and […]

Trophy Stall on board with GNNL Table Tennis tournament

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

In true humanitarian style that defines his character, Managing Director of Trophy Stall (Bourda Market and Hadi’s City Mall) Ramesh Sunich, yesterday joined forces with Guyana National Newspapers Limited Sports Committee, to co-sponsor their Post Mashramani table tennis tournament. Sunich yesterday committed himself to donating the trophies for the tournament which serves off tomorrow afternoon […]

BCB secures Raffik Construction Services sponsorship for Lower Corentyne 20 Overs Tourney

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Berbice Cricket Board has secured another sponsorship deal for its proposed tournaments this year. Raffik Construction Services on Thursday last came on board as the official sponsor of the Lower Corentyne Twenty Overs Tournament. Raffik Construction Services Lower Corentyne Tournament for Second Division teams and a total of eighteen teams would be part of […]

School’s Football adds life to WDFA; Momentum must be maintained

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The just concluded Fazia’s Collection Inter Secondary School Under-17 Girls tournament and the Slingerz Mashramani Senior knock-out competition which concluded a day apart brought the game back to life and some degree of competitiveness on the West Demerara. Main sponsor of the inaugural female inter-school tournament, Fazia’s Collection of America and Longden Streets in the […]

Latiff guides Everest Masters to 5-wicket victory

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Middle order batsman Richard Latiff slammed six fours and ten sixes in a robust unbeaten 111 as Everest Masters defeated Dynamic Security Force by 5 wickets in a feature 20 over softball match sponsored by Tiger Sports last Friday evening at the Everest Cricket Club ground. Rupie Sewjattan supported Latiff with 23 as Everest finished […]

Busy weekend for cyclists

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Local riders are in for a busy weekend with the staging of two cycling events in different parts of the country. On Saturday, Assuria Insurance Company will venture into the sport of cycling for the first time, by providing full sponsorship for an 11-race Meet at the Inner Circuit of the National Park. That event […]

National Sports Commission age group badminton tournament 2013 continues

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The NSC AGE GROUP BADMINTON TOURNAMENT continued on Monday at the Queens College Badminton Courts with the Under-15 Boys Semi-Finals, the Under-17 Girls & Boys Semis & Finals and the Under-21 Semis. The Under 15 Boys Singles Semi-Finals saw Jonathan Mangra defeating Ajave Singh: 21-15, 21-13. The Finals will see Mangra facing Omari Joseph. The […]

Metro renews Cricket sponsorship of Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Female Team

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Stationery giants Metro Office & Computer Supplies has for the 6th successive year renewed its cricket sponsorship of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Metro Female Team. The Company since 1998 has been sponsoring the team at the cost of $160,000. Regional Manager of Metro Ms. Avia Lindie in handing over the sponsorship […]

Collaboration needed to address violence against women and children – Min. Webster

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights, and is prevalent in every continent and in every culture. This assertion was made by Human Services Minister Jennifer Webster as she addressed the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women.  The event, which commenced on Monday […]

Barbados to stage Horace Phillips Memorial Boxing tourney

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Barbados Boxing Association will this coming weekend will stage the Horace Phillips Memorial Tournament which will feature several overseas boxers. The annual event held this time of the year, is in honour of one of Barbados’ boxing fraternity’s most faithful and dedicated members who passed on several years ago. There will be thirteen bouts […]

The animals in police uniform

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I want to begin this letter by sympathizing with the victims of the brutal attack on their person by outlaws, masquerading as members of the Guyana Police Force, at the Marudi Mountains right here in Region Nine. Secondly, I condemn in the strongest terms possible, the actions of those rogue cops. They should […]

Fuel storage tank bases for Lusignan, EDWC

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Thirteen (13) bids were opened yesterday at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) for the construction of fuel storage tank bases at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, and the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC), Flagstaff, Mahaica. Bidder Amount Krishna Rai $8.3M Khans Construction & Transportation Services $8.6M Jawaharlal $8.4M C&B Engineering Company $11.9M General […]

Health Sciences Dean emphasises need for nurses to upgrade

March 6, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The need for nurses to specialise in various fields was emphasised by Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Emanuel Cummings, when he spoke at an awards ceremony on Saturday, for nurses who recently completed the Bachelors of Science (BSc) Degree Programme at the University of Guyana. As he addressed the gathering, Dr. […]

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