Jagdeo orchestrated plot to take over airwaves

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    …grants cable licences to two buddies …Vishok Persaud, Brian Yong set up shop before licence was granted Apart from shocking disclosures that President Bharrat Jagdeo handed his friends and associates and political party multiple radio and TV licences, the granting of cable licences has shed light on a plot to snap up the […]

U.S. Army doctor shot dead in C’tyne backlands

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    By Leon Suseran The body of an overseas- based Guyanese U.S Army Service member, Cpt. Dr. Max Kungel, 42, was discovered yesterday morning inside a vehicle in the Number 71 Village, Corentyne rice backlands. The body bore two gunshot wounds. When the discovery was made, all the doors of his rented white Toyota […]

Media refuse to accept biased distribution of radio licences

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

…Press Association calls for overseas intervention Revelations that former President Bharrat Jagdeo farmed out radio and television licences to his friends and others close to the government just before the last elections have sparked widespread concerns and a statement of defiance from privately-owned media houses. Yesterday, the Guyana Media Proprietors Association (GMPA) and Guyana Press […]

Jagdeo shares out airwaves to friends…Bobby Ramroop has nine TV and radio channels Mirror newspaper gets five radio channels Deputy Permanent Secretary in Robert Persaud’s Ministry gets five too

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Just before he left office, former President Bharrat Jagdeo farmed out the airwaves for his friends, those close to the government and a few others, it was revealed in the National Assembly yesterday. This action was an abuse of power, said one parliamentarian. Further, it was revealed that while the government has been […]

Too many languishing in jail for too long awaiting trial

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – Pres. Ramotar   President Donald Ramotar has lamented that “too many of our people are languishing in jail for too long awaiting trial.” He made the observation while outlining the need for the police and the judiciary to work hand in hand to ensure that justice is served at the opening of […]

Dem boys seh…Jagdeo mek Bobby telling lies

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Guyana got to play catch up. Jagdeo suh bright that he always one step ahead of de game. When dem boys been looking at corruption, de man busy selling out de country. And nobody coulda see that. De man smart. All de talk bout corruption and nobody ain’t going to jail was a smoke screen. […]

Hikers lift 2012 Farfan & Mendes Trophy

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Those in attendance were treated to an entertaining display of top class hockey when the Hikers and defending champs, GCC, battled for supremacy, at the Bourda ground in the Farfan & Mendes men’s first division hockey league. This was the lone match remaining at the close of the year to complete the GHB’s 2012 season […]

Santos swamp Bakewell Buxton Stars; GFC edge Beterverwagting/Triumph to advance

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Mayor’s Cup football tournament The Georgetown Football Club (GFC) defeated Beterverwagting Triumph 2-1 to advance to the next round when action in the Mayor’s Cup football tournament continued at the Beterverwagting Community Centre Ground Saturday evening last. Santos FC was also in winner’s row and carted off the spoils with a 3-0 defeat over Bakewell […]

TGH Pacesetters reverse Colts’ curse

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford Trinity Grid Holdings (TGH) Pacesetters reversed Colts’ curse with an impressive win Saturday night when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) League continued on the Burnham Basketball Court. TGH Pacesetters reversed the curse that was casted late last year when they slipped to 2-0 versus the new-look Colts in two separate competitions […]

Australian GP: Kimi Raikkonen wins ahead of Fernando Alonso

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

BBC Sport – Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen beat Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in a tense strategic battle in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Raikkonen made only two pit stops for fresh tyres compared to Alonso’s three and the Finn carefully managed his race to hold off the Ferrari’s challenge.  Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel took third ahead of […]

Chaotic situation at Berbice Football Association AGM  

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

No financial statement only two clubs allowed to vote, BFA officials accused of ambush   By Samuel Whyte Chaos prevailed when the Berbice Football Association (BFA) held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday at the association office at Main and Wapping Lane in New Amsterdam. However at the end of the process incumbent Keith O’Jeer […]

Lashley wins 2013 Torginol Paints Golf title

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Mark Lashley won the 2013 Torginol Paints Medal Play golf tournament played Saturday at the Lusignan golf Course. Lashley, the Treasurer of the LGC, shot net 64 from gross 85 playing off a 21 handicap on his way to capturing the title. Second place went to Carlos Adams who shot net 67 from gross 92 […]

Jammers, Guardians escape with thrilling wins

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

GABA Division I and III Leagues West Side Jammers and Plaisance Guardians both escaped with thrilling wins Friday night when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) Division I and III Leagues continued on the Burnham Basketball Court. In the Division III game, West Side Jammers defeated Buxton Heat 57-54 with Quincy Gibson putting up12 points […]

DCC overcome Police, TSC stops GDF, ECC and MSC draw

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Griffith slams ton, Samuels takes 5 Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and Transport Sports Club (TSC) registered victories, while Everest Cricket Club and Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) played to a draw when play in the Georgetown Cricket Association\Hadi’s World Inc First Division 2 day tournament continued last weekend with three matches. At DCC, the home team […]

Cassey George’s prodigious rise continues at fourth Development Meet

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

– tops Morgan, Foster in impressive 1500m race Linden’s middle distance prodigy, Cassey George, who Kaieteur Sport first featured during the National Schools’ Championships last year, rise to middle distance dominance continued at the fourth Development Meet yesterday with another big win. George, a junior sensation, upset her senior counterpart and well decorated, Alika Morgan […]

Fire destroys Stewartville furniture establishment

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Millions in dollars went up in flames yesterday evening when fire of unknown origin destroyed a home and a furniture making establishment at Second Street, Stewartville, West Coast Demerara. The blaze has left six persons homeless. Reports reaching this newspaper stated that the occupants were in the house when they saw smoke coming from a […]

Linden IMC Chairman laments unfavourable contracts allocation

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

On Friday last the Linden Fund trust hosted another round of its Linden Media Forum, where Interim Management Committee Chairman Orrin Gordon, presented the topic, “The State of the Linden Community”. Gordon during his presentation posited that Linden was once a beacon in Guyana, but unfortunately that is no longer so. He noted that the […]

Waterloo St. businessman threatens legal action over police shooting

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

One month after a Waterloo Street businessman, who reportedly attacked a policeman with a pair of scissors which resulted in him being shot three times in the leg, is yet to have his day in court. Forty- eight- year-old Phillip Small of Lot 283 Waterloo Street, a father of five said that “the policeman was […]

Thousands turn out for Buxton/Foulis Mash

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The village of Buxton, East Coast Demerara came alive yesterday as a whirling melee of reveling bodies gyrated their way to the Buxton Community Centre Ground. This year the massive ‘Road Tramp and Mash Parade’ kicked off from the Golden Grove and Melanie Damishana Market squares and made its way to the environs of Buxton, […]


March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Many years ago, it was announced that some $90 million was finally being spent to restore D’Urban Park. Work did commence, and afterwards the area was flattened of its overgrowth. I do not know what happened to that project, and just how many millions of dollars were spent. What I do know is that the […]


March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Tony Deyal column 

There is a story about a woman who had fourteen children before realising that her problem was caused by a hearing disability.  It seems that every night before retiring to bed her husband would ask, “You think we should go to sleep or what?” And because of her problem she would respond, “What?” Obviously, her […]

Windero Fitness Gym takes top honours in Mr. Muscle Flex Bodybuilding competition

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The Windero Fitness Gym of Whapping Lane in New Amsterdam won three of the five categories to take top honours when the Fitness Zone Gym of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, successfully staged their one night Mr. Muscle Flex Junior and Senior Bodybuilding Competition 2013 on Saturday last at their Lot 49 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam Berbice entity. Results of action on […]

GBTI takes its services to Port Kaituma

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 


Guyanese Author launches ‘Whispers of Kaieteur’

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Canadian-based Guyanese, Habeeb Alli’s 15th publication was launched on Thursday evening last in the Conference Room of the National Library located on Church Street in Georgetown. Titled the ‘Whispers of Kaieteur’, and inspired by the magnificent Kaieteur Falls, the book chronicles news, letters, poems, and a number of personal activities of its author, […]

Scheming against the Guyanese population

March 18, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Last week Thursday, I was at the Critchlow Labour College. While there I observed Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds, Mr. Michael Brassington Head of NICIL, Mr. Christopher Ram and a few other well known male Guyanese including the leader of the Guyana Trade Union Congress. In fact, I wanted to see Mr Witter but […]

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