Berbice Bridge boosts D’Edward Volleyball club with jerseys, sports gear

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) donated a quantity of sportswear and sports equipment to the Three Doors Strikers Volleyball Club of D’Edward Village, West Bank Berbice over the weekend. The items: 24 uniforms for the team members; 2 volleyballs, and 1volleyball net, were handed over to the President/ Coach of the club Mr. […]

Let the truth be told: Now is the time for the AFC

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, For its entire life since independence, Guyana has little to show to demonstrate it has evolved as a nation, thanks to the misrule of the PPP and the PNC. Annual rates of population growth have averaged less than one per cent, yet countries that started this race of economic development after […]

Deep water well at UGBC to help Corentyne communities

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is working with the University of Guyana Berbice Campus (UGBC) to advance the campus’ mission. It recently completed digging a multi-million dollar deep- water well in the compound of the Johns Campus location on the Corentyne. The well is expected to benefit the community at large with fresh, potable […]

Camille Sukhai cops RHTY&SC/DTV-8 Mother of the year award

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Thirty Three (33) year old Camille Sukhai of Woodley Park, West Coast Berbice on Saturday was honoured as Mother of The Year by the cricket teams of Rose Hall Town Youth and sports Club and DTV-8 under their 6th annual Mother of The Year Programme.  Ms. Sukhai was nominated by her fifteen (15) year […]


May 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Collin Marks, the 54-year-old grandfather who allegedly engaged in a form of sexual act with his seven-year-old granddaughter between May 7 and May 8 was refused bail by Magistrate Sunil Scarce, on Monday. Marks was brought to the Charity Magistrate’s Court in chains and later appeared in dock with his hands behind his back […]

USA based marksman Sigmund Douglas hitting the bullseye from miles

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  – committed to Guyana & the sport By Franklin Wilson in Barbados He has the distinction of being the lone Guyanese that has consistently invested in coming back to represent his nation in a sport that Guyana has been dominating for many years at the Caribbean level, we’re talking of Fullbore Rifle Shooting and […]

Kilcoy manslaughter retrial…Defence asks that police testimony be thrown out

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Defence lawyer Charrandas Persaud, yesterday addressed the jury when the manslaughter trial of Wazim Mohamed, 26, called “Junior” of Mara, East Bank Berbice, continued in the Berbice High Court before Justice Dawn Gregory and a mixed jury. Mohamed is accused of killing his one time friend, Russell Nelson, 62, called ‘Josie’ of Fyrish, Corentyne Berbice […]

Seven months on, officials still mum

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    By Rawle Welch Sunday, May 12, Mothers Day, marked seven (7) months since Guyana played Mexico (October 12) in a relocated 2014 World Cup qualifier, at the BBVA Stadium , Houston, Texas. To this day, members of the former executive who formed part of the negotiating team that appointed promoters Sponsports and Planet […]

Boxing analysts implore continued efforts to reenergize sport

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    – Admits to talented crop of pugilists By Michael Benjamin  Approximately three years ago President of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC), Peter Abdool, created the Friday Night Fights, an 8 card initiative that consisted of 4 amateur and an equal number of professional bouts. The idea was to create opportunities for […]

There are hindrances to the learning process

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The first place one is taught is at home. Most toddlers know their ABCs, when to say “please”, “thank you” and “excuse me” and how to introduce themselves even before entering into the school world. Further, in the world of school, children are taught letter sounds, how to merge those sounds to form words, the […]

Teenage girls missing almost two weeks, two men in police custody

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

It has been almost two weeks since the disappearance of two teenage Sophia girls, Gillian Gilgeous, also known as Celene, and Ashana Persaud, both aged 15. The teens disappeared two Fridays ago and haven’t made contact with any relative since; not even on Mother’s Day did Gilgeous contact her mother, Ranie Benn, also known as […]

Metro Office and Computer Supplies latest sponsor for Guyana Independence T20 Cup

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    As the date draws closer, sponsorship has been flowing in with Metro Office and Computer Supplies being the latest sponsor on board for the Guyana Independence T20 Cup. At the presentation which was done recently, Mr Chetram Sookra, Marketing Representative of Metro Berbice, said that his company is always pleased to support charity […]

Dangerous defence

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Editorial 

  The decision to inject a racial motive into the protest against the Jagdeo-issued radio licences represents a return to the age old policy of divide and rule and one of seeking to make people once more take stands on issues in this country along racial lines. It also indicates that the government is desperate […]

Award or not, Mr. Burnham contributed to helping end apartheid in South Africa

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

    Dear Editor, I am compelled to make a few comments on Mr. Dennis Wiggins’ letter ‘The South Africa Government’s initial decision has proven to be a terrible miscalculation’ Kaieteur News, 9th May 2013. My concern with this letter is its dishonesty. Mr. Wiggins is saying the totality of a person should be judged […]

BM Soat confirms support for Endurance Meet -18 teams entered so far

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    BM Soat confirmed support for next Sunday’s Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) Endurance Meet scheduled to be staged, at the South Dakota Circuit, starting from 12:00 hrs. During a simple presentation ceremony held recently at the Company’s Head Office on Croal Street, Manager Rameeze Mohammed handed over a cheque for an […]


May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Hopes have been raised too many times that change is in the air for the University of Guyana.  However, no substantive change is likely to emerge at the University of Guyana itself. No change is likely to emerge because of policy reformation or changes in personnel on campus. The University of Guyana has gone down […]

Serious crimes show slight decrease at April month end

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The interior district has overtaken Georgetown and its environs as the murder capital of Guyana so far for the year. Up to April 30, there were 13 murders in the interior, followed by 11 in Georgetown and its environs. While figures up to the reporting period at the end of April show that […]

How quickly we forget

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, How quickly we forget. The death of a minibus passenger after being beaten by a conductor is almost all but forgotten by most, except maybe for a few (yours truly included), and his family and friends. I find it ridiculous that many persons sat in that bus and didn’t intervene in any way. All of […]

Education Ministry spearheads strategic workshop to bolster TVET

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Strategic moves have been engaged by the Ministry of Education to develop a National Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) plan, which is expected to lend to practical improvement within the sector by 2020. This was the highlight of a TVET workshop which commenced yesterday at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD). […]

Venezuelan national charged for shotgun cartridges

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Indra Daniels, 30, of Aurora Essequibo, yesterday faced two charges when he appeared before the Chief Magistrate at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The particulars of the first charge stated that on March 21, at Charity, Essequibo, the defendant entered Guyana by sea and failed to present himself to an Immigration Officer. To this, the […]

Developing a culture of positive interaction

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  Dear Editor, I continue to be distressed by the negative expressions by so many writers in such voluminous letters in the press.  Do these people really feel that such a strategy will contribute to solving any of the countless problems that they refer to, or will they serve to harden the positions of their imagined […]

‘Black Robe’ for National Gallery, Castellani House

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The National Gallery presents an Australian-Canadian production, ‘Black Robe’ (1991), in its Classic Tuesdays programme today at 18:00 hours at its Castellani House premises, Vlissengen Road, Georgetown. The film’s running time is 1 hour 41 minutes. Admission is free. Acclaimed Australian director, Bruce Beresford, tells this story which begins in the early French settlement of […]

Overseas Professionals to host debating sessions for Muslim community

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  –    Leadership, quiz, debating and public speaking competitions amongst items The Anna Catherina Islamic Complex (ACIC) and the Guyana United Sadr Islamic Anjuman will shortly commence a series of programs across the country aimed at preparing the Guyanese community, mainly the Muslim community, (especially young people and those currently in leadership positions) for the […]

Our country needs a rebirth of leadership and representation

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

  DEAR EDITOR, With the ever increasing number of young people who are leaving learning institutions all across Guyana, what is assured and is of absolute certainty is the unavailability of work for them to do. Government has failed to show and convince us that employment and job creation for young people of this country […]

Duo appears in court for break and enter and larceny

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A mason and his under aged girlfriend have been granted their pre-trial liberty after appearing at the Providence Magistrates’ Court where they were jointly charged with break and enter and larceny. Kevin Licorish, a 19-year-old Mason of Grove, East Bank Demerara and his teenage girlfriend, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly yesterday. It is […]

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