Milo / Petra Organisation Under-20 Schools Football Competition…St. George’s outlasts Charlestown for place in semis

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

– Carmel does the same against Chase Academy It was anticipated to be a slugfest and so it was and in the end slight underdogs St. George’s prevailed 3-2 on penalty kicks after regulation period and overtime failed to break a 3-3 deadlock in their clash against Charlestown yesterday in the Milo / Petra Organisation […]

Shiv Nandalall retained at the helm of the Guyana Chess Federation

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Affiliates of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) demonstrated continued faith in the administrative ability of Shiv Nandalall and elected him to another term of office when that organization staged its Annual General Meeting at Olympic House, High Street, Kingston, Sunday March 10 last. Vishnu Rampersaud was also returned unopposed as the Secretary, while […]

Gibson looks ahead to Dominica after “good” 1st Test win

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The West Indies players gave Ottis Gibson an early birthday gift when they outplayed Zimbabwe to win the first Test at Kensington Oval inside three days earlier this week. Gibson, who turned 44 on Saturday, praised his team for their big victory by nine wickets just after lunch on Thursday. It was […]

GOA President intensifies pleas for reinstatement of NSC

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    By Michael Benjamin President of the Guyana Olympics Association, KA Juman Yassin has intensified calls for the re-establishment of a National Sports Commission (NSC) while pointing out that the absence of such an entity is compromising the development of sports locally. He was speaking at the Appreciation and Awards ceremony hosted by officials […]

Mayor’s Annual KO football tourney continues today at Den Amstel…

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Uitvlugt and Den Amstel record opening victories The Annual Mayor’s knockout football tournament continues today with a double header at the Den Amstel ground on the West Coast of Demerara from 6:30pm. This follows opening action where Uitvlugt and Den Amstel were on winners row at the expense of Police and Riddim Squad. […]

Guyana Football Federation Presidential race…Aubrey ‘Shanghai’ Major avails his expertise towards the sport’s advancement

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    By Michael Benjamin It started as an intense battle with several wannabes, all with lofty ambitions, campaigning ardently to ascend to the prestigious seat of President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) when those elections are held April 12 next. Sadly, it seems that the stringent criteria of securing a nominator as well […]

Linden segment of Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ starts March 24

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ phenomenon is about to return to the Linden community and acording to the Organisers it will take the town by storm. In the streets, in the homes and at every corner where people meet to have a conversation, the buzz is “Greatest of the streets”. Much excitement […]

Jailing donates one motorcycle for lucky fan

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    The leading motor cycle company in Guyana, Jailing has jumped on the bandwagon of the Digital Technology Chow Pow’s 10/10 Challenge Series 2013. Jailing is one of the top selling brands in Guyana for the past fifteen years and the company will use the opportunity to provide the softball fans with a chance […]

Milo / Petra Organisation U-20 Schools Football Competition…Skills and determination collide today

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    There is no doubt that the opening clash today in today’s Milo / Petra Organisation Under-20 Schools Football Competition will be a riveting contest judging from earlier performances of the two teams. However, if a serious pundit is to make a prediction then Richard Ishmael should be the likely pick since they’ve been […]

GMRSC March 24 Race Meet…Beharry Automotive Ltd on board

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Beharry Automotive Limited joined the growing list of sponsors to pledge support for the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) March 24 Race Meet which is scheduled to be staged, at the South Dakota Circuit. On Thursday last, Sales Manager of the Company Jan Verwey handed over a cheque for an undisclosed […]

Letter to the Sports Editor…A commendable gesture by the city’s football fraternity, but!

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Dear Sir, I hasten to comment on the publication of an article by Iva Wharton, captioned “Matthias is the GFA candidate to contest GFF top post” S.N. 10.03.13.  Editor, despite the fact that I had publicly favoured Colonel Bruce Lovell as my choice for the presidency of the Guyana Football Federation when the […]

Jets book semi-final berth; Royals get first victory

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    With a 50 – 65 points win over New Era 12, Amelia’s Ward Jets have won two games in a row, while the Victory Valley Royals got the better of Wismar Piston, defeating them 62 – 55 when the New Era Ent/Cell Smart Super-8 tournament continued on Friday last at the Mackenzie Sports […]

Preparations begin for Bush Lot United Turf Club one day Horserace meet April 14

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Preparations have begun for the Bush Lot United Turf Club one day horserace meet slated for Sunday 14th April at the Club’s entity, Sea View Park, Bush Lot West Coast Berbice. Seven races are listed on the day’s programme with over $6M in cash and prizes up for grabs. With so much on […]

Enmore Cricket Club host Eccles today

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Enmore Cricket Club will play its first competitive match since its resuscitation against Eccles Cricket Club at the Enmore Community Centre ground from 12:00hrs today. The 35-over game has been organised to mark the re-launch of the Enmore Cricket Club, which was recently revived by a group of citizens from the area after […]

EBDCA launches U-19 and Open Competitions

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    G-Spot and Goodwood Racing Service On board The East Bank Demerara Cricket Association (EBDCA) yesterday launched its U-19 and Open competitions at G-Spot Sports Bar, Sandy Babb Street Kitty. G Spot Sports Bar has sponsored the U-19 40 over competition, while Goodwood Racing Service supports the Open 50-over tournament. Speaking at the launching, […]

“Do not blame West Indies for being better, but Zimbabwe does have reasons for being so poor!”

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Colin E. H. Croft Today is St. Patrick’s Day.  If you are of Irish extraction, this day is important!  In the distant past, I have even had green ale to mark this event.  One thing about the Irish, they really do know how to celebrate! West Indies played well in Test No. 1 […]

Statement by media owners

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The Guyana Media Proprietors Association is appalled by the revelations in the National Assembly on the recent allocation of radio licences. It is calling for a reversal of this lawlessness. It flies in the face of freedom of expression. It will not be accepted. It would effectively limit objective voices. It smacks of deceit, duplicity, […]

Dem boys seh…De Rat give way land, sea and air

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Some people get pompous. De Rat give dem spunks and dem now decide that dem powerful like de Rat. Tek Shaatie. He is a man who people don’t even see. He quiet like de mouse he is. Now all of a sudden he talking down to people. That alone is enough to get people vex. […]

EU financing food security in CARIFORUM countries

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The importance of food security in the Caribbean was again brought to fore on Friday with the European Union (EU) dedicating 8.6 million Euros to aid the development of agriculture at small and medium levels in the CARIFORUM countries. The Intra ACP Agriculture Policy Project aims at increasing the capability of Regional Agricultural Development […]

E.B.D. deadly roadway…Inadequate safety features, lax enforcement of road laws responsible for most road fatalities – Transportation Consultant

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The absence of adequate safety features, primarily for pedestrians on the East Bank Demerara thoroughfare, and lax enforcement of road laws contribute to numerous road fatalities giving the corridor the reputation of being the deadliest, says a Transportation Consultant. Safety features are usually installed on roadways when they are being erected as a result of […]

Miners’ claim that they sold illegal gold officially being probed

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    An investigation has been by ordered by Natural Resources and the Environment Minister, Robert Persaud, into claims by several miners from the disputed Marudi Mountains on the Romanex concessions that they paid royalties and sold gold to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC). Speaking with the Government Information Agency (GINA) on Friday, […]

Speaker appeals for maturity, productivity to prevail in the tenth parliament

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    By Abena Rockcliffe House Speaker, Raphael Trotman, at the most recent sitting of the National Assembly, advocated for members to make greater efforts maturely and for more emphasis to be placed on productivity. To point out the high levels of immaturity, Trotman alluded to the proceedings of the 38th sitting of the National […]

GPA reacts to recent radio licences distribution

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The Guyana Press Association is disturbed over what appears to be the unfair distribution of Frequencies weighed in favour of the Governing party. It is equally disturbing that the Government of Guyana is creating a media environment of monopoly ownership and control that leaves media workers limited options on employment and creative outlets […]

Singing Ambassador Terry ‘Guyana Baboo’ Gajraj is a ‘Special Person’

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    “In everything that I do, Guyana remains first place in my heart. I attempt to inject a flavour of my home country into my songs.” By Leonard Gildarie Perhaps one of the most famous speeches ever made that drew on what patriotism should be was one by former US President, John F. Kennedy, […]

The Baccoo Speaks

March 17, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, The Baccoo Speaks 

    The roadways continue to be a place of horror but the police may unwittingly be making it a bit safer. There is going to be a campaign to identify those who bought their driver’s licences from sources other than from the authorized source. There will be many arrests but the public would be […]

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