Police refuse alibi statements for accused cop killer

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  – suspect allegedly subjected to “electric shock” By Latoya Giles Relatives of Chaka Chase, who police say shot and killed Corporal Romain Cleto last month, yesterday staged a protest outside the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department, Eve Leary. The relatives are alleging that Chase was tortured into admitting that he committed the crime. […]

Passenger trapped in car after late night smash-up

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A passenger of a motorcar was left pinned in a car for almost an hour following an accident at the junction of the Rupert Craig Highway and Conversation Tree around 23:00 hrs last night. The man who was also identified “Court man” was heard pleading for help as fire fighters struggled to manually steady the […]

‘Dead’ man awakes in mortuary

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Imagine lying on the road drunk one minute and then waking sober a few hours later in the mortuary! Sounds strange? It’s true and it happened recently in Guyana. Several days ago, a man thought to be dead got a rude awakening when he found himself lying on a cold table in the […]

Residents say police linked to bikes smuggled through Lethem

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Shocking allegations are being leveled against the police in relation to the saga about motorcycles that have been smuggled into Guyana from neighbouring Brazil. Residents of Lethem told Kaieteur that it’s a “runnings thing and the police are involved.” On Saturday last, Police detained a minibus driver and a civilian after recovering three motorcycles that […]

Man missing after Essequibo River boat mishap

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A search continues for the body of 24-year-old Fred Creme which disappeared in the Essequibo River following a boat mishap on Saturday. Creme was one of 10 men travelling in a wooden ballahoo when it capsized off Riverstown foreshore in rough waters. According to reports, another boat that was in the vicinity went […]

Dem boys seh…Certain people gon beat de lie detector test

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

De whole question of lie detector still deh pun people mind. People still want to know how de biggest crooks calling fuh de ordinary man tek de lie detector test and dem ain’t tekking it. Up to now, as Luncheon tell de reporters, is only one boss man agree fuh tek de test fuh show […]

Anti- Money Laundering Amendment Bill…The PPP is solely responsible for the impeding blacklisting of Guyana – AFC

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The opposition Alliance For Change (AFC) believes that a potential crisis over the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Amendment Bill can be averted once President Donald Ramotar complies with the constitutional obligations and establish the Public Procurement Commission and assent to the bills presented to him by the National Assembly. The AFC […]

CAL to put on another flight from May 27

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

With effect from May 27, for a period of one month, Caribbean Airlines will fly an additional flight, that is expected to bring 900 seats more, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Irfaan Ali told the media on Friday. Additionally, as the Ministry continues to look at having more airlines ply the Guyana route, from […]

Betsy Ground cricket club donates gear to Betsy Primary School

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

‘Giving brings a release and freely give freely receive’ those are some of the operational guidelines for the members of the newly formed Sunshine Cricket club of Betsy Ground, East Canje, Berbice. Members of the club, who were mostly students of the Betsy Ground Primary School, remembered their Alma Mata and recently donated a number […]

SVN Hindu School spearheads another successful blood drive

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    In what could be dubbed the most innovative recruitment drive for blood donors, students of the Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) Hindu School, yesterday flanked the thoroughfare outside of the Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara, institution soliciting donors. Armed with placards and leaflets explaining the importance of donating blood, the students were in high […]

A POLL OR A POLE?

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Guyana does not have a culture of conducting opinion polls. As such whenever the results of an opinion poll are published it is often greeted with a fair amount of skepticism and suspicion. There is justification for this attitude.  There have been highly controversial polls conducted in Guyana. In some cases, there have been accusations […]

New North West ferry being considered

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    In the near future residents of the North West District, Region One will be benefiting from a new ferry which will accommodate both passengers and cargo. It is expected that the new vessel will be more comfortable, faster, thereby reducing the hours of traveling, and will accommodate more passengers. This announcement was made […]

Accreditation Council to get institutional power with Amended Act – Education Minister

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

An amendment to the Accreditation Act and a proposed Education Bill are expected to be prepared and laid in the National Assembly before a mandatory recess of the legislative body in a matter of months.  At least this is according to Minister of Education Priya Manickchand who revealed during a recent press conference that the […]

Work commences on implementation of rating system for Hotels, Restaurants

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The Ministry of Tourism is currently in the process of putting together recommendations on the guiding principles of a rating system for local Hotels and Restaurants. This was disclosed by Tourism Minister Irfaan Ali, during a recent press conference held to outline the Ministry’s plans for the first quarter of 2013. The system is […]

Police hunt “Duck” again after he escapes from police station

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Known character Bhojnarine Ramkissoon called “Duck” 27 of East Canje Berbice “flew” out of the Reliance Police Station where he was being held for possession of marijuana. The man, who is no stranger to the authorities, was nabbed by an alert police patrol on Friday in the East Canje area, after he was seen acting […]

Motorcyclist killed after slamming into trailer

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  A construction worker was killed on the spot at around 18:30 hrs yesterday after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a trailer on the Canal Number Two Public Road, West Bank Demerara. Relatives identified the victim as Ravindranauth Sarjou, of Canal Number Two, and said that he was about 30 years old. Rohan […]

GGMC to rent Regent Street building

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

More worries seem to be brewing for the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) as the agency is now forced to rent another location to ease staff congestion at its Brickdam Head Office.  Kaieteur News was told that agency officials are seeking to pay a $1M rental fee for a new building located at the […]

I reiterate my call for concrete bridges to replace the ill-constructed wooden ones

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I just read an article which quoted Minister Benn as suggesting that tolls will be charged for the use of roads and or bridges in the Rupununi during the rainy season. Mr. Editor, I am never amused by the stupidity of this particular minister of government. This has got to be the most […]

Builders continue to face losses as stone shortages continue

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    As the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment contemplates the establishment of new quarries, home builders continue to suffer due to the shortage of stone. Since late last year, there has been a troubling fluctuation of the availability of this key construction material. It was following these complaints that Minister of Natural […]

Only two Cuban flights landed in Guyana because Burnham caved in to US and Venezuelan pressure

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I doubt Kaieteur News will publish this letter but as the nation’s most valiant freedom of speech and free press defender, I strongly believe it would be subverting its own indomitable code if it refuses to do so. I wrote a letter to Kaieteur News that was not published (as far as I […]

Public Procurement Commission…Lack of political will hinders appointment of Commissioners

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – former Auditor General   Although about 70 percent of the $177.4B 2013 national budget represents the procurement of goods and services and the execution of works, the Public Procurement Commission is still to be established to ensure accountability and transparency. This is according to Anand Goolsarran, former Auditor General, who said, “After […]

As an independent country, our message should be loud and clear

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, On the 30th March this year an explosive story appeared in One India news, a branch of the Indian press. It concerned Nelson Mandela arguably the greatest human icon and luminary of the last century and a man genuinely revered by many people all over the world. This is a man who had […]

Guyana on the right track preparing for oil

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – Commonwealth Secretariat The Government of Guyana is on the right path as it moves to address, legislative, economic and fiscal issues within the rapidly expanding oil and gas sector. This is the opinion expressed by a two-man team of Commonwealth advisors, which concluded its second one week consultation visit to Guyana. Economic […]

Port Kaituma Residents to Protest

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    … to register villagers’ disapproval on the deplorable roads There is a belief that only protest will get the government to fulfill its mandate to people, hence, residents of Port Kaituma, Region One have decided to stage a massive protest to register their disapproval over the deplorable roads they are being forced to […]

I wonder whether this practice still goes on?

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Fascinating, the detailed letter about citizens’ “rights at the U.S. Airport & Port of Entry”.  I would never have guessed that such in-depth ‘research’ could ever take place – for bona fide visitors or holidaymakers. I based my assumption on the practice which applies to visitors from the UK.  Up until a few […]

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