Skipper Dwayne Bravo focused on Pakistan series…‘Not reaching tri-nation final was disappointing’

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers West Indies ODI skipper Dwayne Bravo explained that conditions in Guyana played a part in the composition of the regional side to oppose Pakistan in the first two ODI matches, but admitted the new culture of trying to build the ODI team by giving players an extended run was also a reason […]

Digicel Schools Football Championship…Leonora beat Uitvlugt 4-2 to take Region 3 top spot

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Leonora Secondary School behind a hat-trick from their dapper forward Gavin Graham recorded an exciting 4-2 win over rivals Uitvlugt Secondary at the Uitvlugt Community Centre Ground to emerge as champions of Region 3 for the second time in a row in the Digicel Schools Football Championship. Playing in the Zone final yesterday […]

Administrators, Instructors of Prison Gym graduate

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Following weeks of diligent training and application to their respective tasks in the intricacies of physical fitness, eight  gym instructors and two gym administrators received their respective instruments when the curtains came down on Flex Night Incorporated/Guyana Prison Service  training programme at the Prison Officers’ Sports Club, Camp Street, Georgetown yesterday afternoon. Permanent […]

CPL tickets on sale

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Fans can now purchase tickets for the Guyana leg of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty\20 tournament which went on sale from yesterday at the local CPL ticket office in Middle Street, Georgetown. The office, which is located at the former Del Casa Building, opens from 09:00hrs to 18:00hrs Monday to Saturday and […]

2013 Digicel Schools Football Championship…Santa Rosa ease past Hosororo to reach final in Region 1

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Santa Rosa defeated Hosororo 3-1 to progress to the final of the Region 1 Zone of the 2013 Digicel Schools Football Championship which continued yesterday, at the Mabaruma Settlement ground, Barima/Waini. Witnessed in front of large crowd, Hosororo almost took the lead through a 20th minute penalty kick. Tasked with the responsibilityof taking the […]

MCY&S\NSC summer Swimming programme underway

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport in collaboration with the National Sports Commission summer swimming programme is currently underway at Colgrain pool. The programme, which started with 105 participants, was launched on July 12 by the Minister of Culture Youth and Sport Dr. Frank Anthony. According to the administrator Abraham Watson the […]

Khan/Drayton captures honours at Trophy Stall chess tournament

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Throughout the tournament, senior National Chess Champion, Taffin Khan, had dominated the board so it came as no surprise when he outshone the other players and after amassing an impeccable 7 points, he was duly declared champion when activities in the Trophy Stall Chess Tournament concluded at the Carifesta Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue, […]

Wiltshire Dominoes set for tomorrow

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    The Mark Wiltshire Dominoes competition is set for tomorrow at lot 6 Middle Street, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara. Fifteen teams are slated to take part in the competition which will be played on a Twenty\20, 2 in 1 out basis. Entrance fee is $10,000. The first place team will collect $80,000, the runner […]

Stag Beer/WDFA Senior League…Matches on today and tomorrow @ Den Amstel

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  Four more potentially exciting matches in the Stag Beer sponsored West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) senior league are slated for this weekend at the Den Amstel Community Centre Ground, West Coast Demerara. Today from 14:00hrs it will be the clash of the pointless teams when De Kinderen and Beavers goes head to head. Neither […]

Georgetown Turf Club horserace, gymkhana event pushed back to facilitate cricket

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Turfites gearing up for the grand horserace and gymkhana event, initially scheduled to get underway at the Georgetown Turf Club (GTC) aback the Mocha Arcadia community tomorrow afternoon, will be a mite disappointed to learn that the meet has been postponed to facilitate the One Day International match between the West Indies and […]

GABA readies for pulsating Division I, III playoffs

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  – Kwakwani extend challenge to Marion Academy   By Edison Jefford The Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) will bounce off its Division I and III playoffs, including the top four teams from its extensive Leagues earlier this year, next weekend at refurbished Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. The semi-finals of the playoffs are set for […]

Soesdyke man murders rival

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  – goes on the run Police were last night hunting a Soesdyke man who killed a 24-year-old miner during a fight over the suspect’s reputed wife. The victim, Kevin Harrison, was stabbed around 20:00 hrs outside the Ideal Road, Soesdyke home of his girlfriend, who is also the suspect’s reputed wife. Kaieteur News understands […]

Hope/Dochfour Canal works impress opposition parliamentarians

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Despite the project being about a year behind schedule, the Parliamentary committee visiting the multi billion dollars Hope/Dochfour Northern Relief Channel yesterday was generally impressed with the works completed thus far. This was according to Member of Parliament, Rupert Roopnaraine who said that even though he was skeptical, at the outset, about the […]

Skeldon Health Centre closed down months after grand opening

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    ….Mahadeo says building needs repairs Stranger things have happened but just seven months after it was commissioned by senior officers within the Ministry of Health and Central Government, the building which housed the Skeldon Health Centre has been abandoned. During a recent visit to Skeldon, it was observed that the building has been […]

Govt not inclined to lower travel tax – Works Minister

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    Minister of Works Robeson Benn has said that for any reductions in travel voucher taxes to be made, there has to be a response from suppliers providing travel services. The Minister at a press conference, yesterday, used economic logic to conclude that where there is a high demand for travel; prices would rise […]

Dabydeen ignores handover of Burnham’s parliamentary speeches

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    By Abena Rockcliffe The media turned out yesterday at Public Buildings for the second successive day to witness the scheduled handing over of the first volume of the published parliamentary speeches of late President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham. However, for the second time in two days the ceremony was called off because of […]

Dem boys seh…De airport more important than de Marriott

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

    When de opposition cut de budget dem believe that dem woulda slow up de government. Dem talk bout de airport expansion and dem feel that dem woulda stall de project. Well Robeson set de record straight. He announce loud and clear that de expansion gun go on regardless. One man ask he wheh […]

Family pickets GGMC for failure to act on land “bullyism” claim

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    A family said to be the heirs of land passed down through generations picketed the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) yesterday, for the agency’s alleged failure to intervene in a land dispute involving themselves and a businessman. Siblings of the Benjamin family said that the property located at Sand Hills, Demerara River, […]

Guyana an Associate Member of MERCOSUR

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs  Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, together with the Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela, has signed a Framework Agreement allowing Guyana to join the Southern Customs Union (MERCOSUR) as an Associate Member. This initiative arose out of the decision taken by the Council of Ministers at the MERCOSUR Summit held […]

Three nabbed at restaurant in suspected robbery…Alleged gunman says he went to purchase an energy drink

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The suspected gunman who was shot on Thursday by police who forestalled a robbery at a Chinese restaurant in Coldingen, East Coast Demerara (ECD) is seeking to distance himself from his two acquaintances who were nabbed with a Keltec 9mm. sub-machine gun and a .38 revolver. With both his hands handcuffed to a […]

UG class assists Dharam Shala, other homes in Berbice

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

A group of students of the University of Guyana Care of the Elderly Class of 2013 recently travelled to Berbice and visited a number of Homes for the elderly. The visit was part of the community projects and assessments. The group of five young ladies namely Nandranie Singh, Gwen Roberts, Arlene Stephen, June Ann Whitney […]

Suspect in Water Street Ambush remanded

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    – prosecution says investigations are still ongoing A 27- year-old taxi driver, who is said to be the main suspect in the alleged murder of a businessman’s handyman in the Water Street ambush, was yesterday remanded to prison after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ court. Magistrate Fabayo Azore, read the particulars of […]

GPL apologizes for “shocking” light bill

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    The Guyana Power and Light yesterday issued a “sincere” apology to the La Penitence resident who was recently “shocked” by a $1/2M light bill. On July 9, Donna Meusa of 31 Walker Terrace, La Penitence, told this publication that for the month of June she received a GPL bill for $488,030. Meusa on […]

Gov’t to proceed with CJIA expansion – US$20M already invested

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Government intends to go ahead with the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project in light of the fact that the hefty sum of US$20M has already been invested for mobilisation, field and laboratory works, Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn said yesterday. The project represents the latest of government’s ongoing efforts to transform and […]

DRIVER’S LICENCE SUSPENDED

July 13, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Edson Inniss of Lot 88 Amsville Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam, Berbice, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following an accident on November 24, 2012 at Main Road, New Amsterdam. He reportedly struck down pedestrian Sastia Natasha Phillips of Lot 5 Fifth Street, Islington, West Bank Berbice. Inniss driver’s licence has been suspended […]

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