Shocking disclosures… Marriott supervisory firm disqualified in US

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The US firm which was reportedly handed a $200M contract under unclear circumstances to supervise the construction of the Marriott-branded hotel in Kingston, has been disqualified from tendering for certain state contracts in New York, US. According to US news reports, M.A. Angeliades, of Long Island, New York, pleaded guilty in June 2010 to shortchanging […]

China Rail tipped for ‘Fip’ flopped Amaila Falls road

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

With Fip Motilall failing dismally to complete the US$15.4M contract he was handed by former President Bharrat Jagdeo, the contract is moving from hand to hand and may soon end up in the hands of the Chinese contractor. Discussions are ongoing with China Railway First Company Limited to assist the hastening of the completion of […]

Bangladeshis languishing in lock ups for more than 10 months

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Two Bangladeshi nationals are reportedly languishing in police custody after being locked up for more than 10 months now. The purpose for the men’s detention is so far unclear but sources say it may be related to immigration violations. According to sources, the South Asian residents some time ago arrived in Guyana in transit to […]

Dem boys seh… Donald let people down

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

When a man in a certain position, people expect he to talk a certain way. If de Queen stand up pun a stage and tell a man bout he backside people gun lef wid dem mouth open. Then dem gun talk she name and one man might even tell she bout she tail. Now Donald […]

Gold jewelry theft crisis in Barbados

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Theft of gold jewelry has reached such an alarming level in Barbados that the police on Tuesday declared a crisis and issued a nationwide warning against wearing jewelry in public. An increase of these mostly violent crimes has seen no one spared with reports of these acts being carried out in recent months against tourists […]

Police investigate ‘vigilante’ beating to death of Kitty fisherman

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 40-year-old Pike Street, Kitty man who was beaten to death on Friday last. The dead man has been identified as Antonio Isles, of 248 Pike Street, Kitty. There are conflicting reports about when Isles died; as his reputed wife, Paula Brooks, said she was […]

Parliament under attack, President tells Berbicians

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Guyana’s Parliament is under attack, President Donald Ramotar told the crowd of party supporters at Babu John, Corentyne, on Sunday. He accused the opposition of wanting to walk on the Constitution, “and destroy the constitution that guarantees us our fundamental rights”. “One of the first things that Cheddi Jagan did, was to make the Parliament […]

Book of Condolences opens for Chavez

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Book of Condolences for Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez was opened for signing yesterday, at the Venezuelan Embassy on Thomas Street in Georgetown. Those who have already signed, include Prime Minister Samuel Hinds and Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn. This was done in the presence of Venezuelan Ambassador to Guyana, Margarita Arratia Diaz. Hinds, commenting personally […]

Cell phone thief gets three years

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

After being caught red-handed with a stolen cellular phone in his possession, Kevin Rodney was yesterday sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by Magistrate Judy Latchman. The defendant, a labourer, pleaded guilty when he faced Magistrate Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Rodney had robbed Alvin Sukdeo of a cellular phone. Rodney of Lot 6 ‘A’ […]

PCA Chairman visits Essequibo this weekend

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Cecil Kennard, and now the Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority will be visiting the Essequibo Coast this weekend to address critical issues. The meetings will commence from tomorrow to Sunday March 10, 2013. The Chairman will be meeting with members of the Guyana Police Force around 13:30 on […]

Miners’ body condemns alleged police beatings

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Miners are calling for a full investigation following the airing of video which showed a police rank beating a female in the goldfields over the weekend. According to the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners’ Association (GGDMA), it is condemning what it concluded is the continued illegal activities by miners at Marudi Mountain, Region Nine. The […]

Fisherman feared drowned

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The police and eight volunteer fishing boats with fishermen of Number 67 Village Corentyne are searching for the body of Jageshwar Persaud, 30, called Navin, or Markai, a fisherman of Number 67 Village whom relatives fear may have drowned. Navin reportedly fell overboard from a fishing boat on Tuesday whilst he and others were on […]

Courts free US-based Guyanese of assault

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The charge of assault against US-based Guyanese, Ashton Arthur, has been dismissed for want of prosecution. The complainant declined to offer evidence against him. Arthur, 59, a security officer of Queens, New York had been charged for unlawfully assaulting Leslyn Paternell, his stepdaughter. The incident occurred on February 22 at Williamstraat Road, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown. […]

Man, 20, on $950,000 bail for Nabaclis fatal accident

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A 20-year old vendor from Enmore, East Coast Demerara was yesterday placed on a total of $950,000 bail by Magistrate Zamilla Alli when he appeared before her at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court on three separate traffic charges. Mahase Persaud was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving under the influence of alcohol […]

Students report bogus nursing school principal to cops

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- call on other students to come forward   Some present and past students of the Guyana Health Care Education Institute located on Robb Street (next to Scotia Bank) are taking their concerns to higher authority. Yesterday, they made a report to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), with the hope that they would be refunded […]

Guyana hosting of first Pakistan Test in limbo

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana may not host the first Test match between Pakistan and the West Indies as the owners of the Guyana National Stadium have not signed the International Venue Agreement (IVA) as yet, and the deadline is tomorrow. Kaieteur Sport understands that while the Government has indicated that the venue is available for the match which […]

Husband denied bail after dragging partner down stairway

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Despite being dragged down the stairs by her lover, a woman declined to give further evidence in the matter, whereby the said man has been charged for assaulting her.  Damien Allicock of 153 James Street, Albouystown, appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman yesterday to face the charge for assault against his common law wife, Alicia Adams. […]

Robbed Corriverton taxi driver seeks release of car

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The Corriverton taxi driver who was attacked and shot by armed bandits last November is yet to recover his vehicle from the police. The vehicle is still impounded in the compound of the Springlands Police Station in Corriverton. The taxi driver said that the detention of his car is severely hampering him from making his […]

Business maligned with Destra Inferno – proprietor

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Proprietor of The Candy Shop in New Amsterdam situated at the corner of Strand and Pitt Streets in New Amsterdam, Tito “Candy Boss” Sancho, is not pleased that newspaper reports have linked his business to the failed Destra Inferno Show. The show was held on the lawns of the New Amsterdam Technical Institute Ground. It […]

Lights to be installed at Albion Sports Complex

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

- Musco Lighting awarded contract Albion Sports Complex, the venue for the first one day international match in the Caribbean will soon be installed with lights. The contract, which has been awarded to Musco Lighting, was signed yesterday at the Minister of Sport Dr. Frank Anthony office in Main Street. Bryan McNulty, Assistant Director of […]

Promoter challenges fraud allegations

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The promoter who was accused of defrauding a Destra Promotion has “come out of hiding” with a response. According to Vijay Panday, the Events Coordinator of ‘Slaughter House Promotions’ which is a joint venture between him and Keith Mordell, the monies he received from Mordell who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the […]

Ramdin, Simmons, Bravo hit half centuries for T&T

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons and Darren Bravo slammed half centuries as Trinidad and Tobago closed day one 269-5 against Guyana at the Queen’s Park Oval, as the fourth round of the West Indies Cricket board 4 day tournament commenced yesterday. Ramdin is unbeaten on 75 and with him is Imran Khan who is on 41 […]

Spike in malaria anticipated as emergency operations infiltrate mining Regions

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A spike in the incidence of malaria is anticipated in the mining regions of Guyana, as efforts are made to intensify the vector control operation there.  This is according to officials within the Vector Control Services Department of the Ministry of Health who have explained that the bolstered effort is linked to the gold rush […]

P&P awards long serving employees

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Three employees attached to P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited were recently honoured for long service. The three employees, Bibi Zaheeda Saffee, Shivanie Parmesar and Sharmilla Azeez, were recognized by the company during a reception held at the facility’s head office, 35 North Road and King Street, Georgetown. Saffee was recognized for serving the company […]

Knockout phase starts today with double header

March 7, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

With the lesser skilled teams already eliminated following the completion of the preliminary phase, the real action in this year’s Milo / Petra Organisation Schools Under-20 Football Tournament begins today with a double header, at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. In the opening fixture, Christ Church takes on Richard Ishmael from 14:00 hrs […]

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