Wakenaan/Meten-meer-Zorg murder/robberies…Speedboat operator, wife among 8 charged

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  By Kiana Wilburg Pandemonium broke out around the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Middle Street yesterday, as eight of ten suspects detained for a murder and some robberies were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry. They all appeared in court for the brutal murder of Met- en- Meerzorg grocer, Zulficar Namdar. The eight […]

OAS to probe state of corruption in Guyana

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The state of corruption in Guyana will be placed under the microscope next month when MESICIC, the mechanism for follow-up on the implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption, undertakes an onsite visit here. Moreover, the mechanism, which is a body of the Organisation of American States (OAS), will require that seven oversight bodies appear […]

CPCE expels trainees over poor attendance, grades

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  ….can re- apply next year  By Leon Suseran “We want the kind of cream of the crop, so if people are not psychologically, intellectually and socially ready for the programme, I think it’s fair for them to take some time and sort themselves out and come back,” said a senior official. The future training […]

OLPF Manager shot, robbed by “bandits”

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Abdalla Hamilton, the son of Member of Parliament, Joe Hamilton, was shot at least two times by bandits who robbed him of some $2 million yesterday afternoon, outside of the High Court. The young Hamilton was rushed to the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital nursing gunshots to the thigh and groin. The young man’s father, […]

Suspect arrested in Corentyne clubbing-to-death incident

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  By Leon Suseran Police have arrested the suspect involved in the clubbing to death of a Corentyne vagrant. The badly beaten body of 54- year- old Ravindranauth ‘Parbattie Bucket’ Chan was discovered around 20:00 hrs on Thursday by his relatives and police at an abandoned house at  Lancaster Public Road, Corentyne. Chan and another […]

NICIL is a rogue company…Wonders at identity of mystery investor – says David Granger

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

    “NICIL is a rogue company. We cannot tolerate this sort of behavior in which government funds, state funds, the people’s money, are being disbursed without accountability,” said Opposition Leader, Brig. David Granger. He remained adamant yesterday that the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) has to be stopped short in its tracks. […]

Dem boys seh…Is only some theifing people does get ketch

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Dem ain’t got nutten like a freeness. That is why dem got so much people thiefing. And is not ordinary people alone thiefing. Two men tackle an MP son who been to de bank fuh draw some money fuh build he house. Dem boys seh that these men following de government people. Dem rob […]

1st South American Youth Games – competition kicks off today Youth Games

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Guyana open quest for medals in cycling, swimming & boxing Weeks of earnest training for the Inaugural South American Youth Games here in Lima, Peru will come to the fore from today for 23 Under-18 Guyanese athletes when competition gets underway with action in swimming, cycling and boxing. Fourteen countries, members of the […]

Pugilists gear for mega Mackeson Fight Nights

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    – Fistic furies fires up tonight in Linden By Edison Jefford Calling all pugilists! If you think you have what it takes to be Guyana’s next top boxer, then put on your gloves and visit the Mackeson Fight Night, which will host its first of three Cards tonight at the Amelia’s Ward Bus […]

Work on Orangestein GOAL Project temporarily suspended- Matthias

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  – Met with Sport Minister, PS yesterday By Rawle Welch “All operations at Orangestein, East Bank Essequibo has been temporarily suspended and our focus now is to take up the offer being made by the Government which is to develop a Technical Centre and artificial pitch at Leonora, the site of the synthetic track,” […]

Works ongoing at National Park sports facilities

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Athletics track being re laid Appropriate Sporting facilities are one of the utmost requirements to produce well rounded athletes. With this in mind, Kaieteur Sport has recently highlighted the state of a number of sporting facilities in Guyana, some of which are inappropriate. Recently the National Parks commission has commenced work to upgrade […]

Courts Junior Tennis tournament continues this weekend with the Knock rounds

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  The country’s top junior tennis players will be on show this weekend as the Courts Junior Tennis tournament reaches its knock out stage. Afruica Gentle, Keshon Beaton, Gavin Lewis, Daniel Lopes, Nicola Ramdyhan are amounts several of the top players who will be hitting the courts at the Racquet Centre (Woolford Avenue) and the […]

Chanderpaul, Ramlakhan, Jainarine help ECCCC level series

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Half centuries from West Indies Under-19 batsman Tagenarine Chanderpaul and the talented Vishwanauth Ramlakhan, backed up by a fine bowling display from 16-year-old Satesh Jainarine guided host Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC) to a 40-run victory over St Cuthbert’s Mission in the return fixture last Sunday. St Cuthbert’s Mission started the game […]

1st South American Youth Games Profiles cont’d

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Guyana is being represented by a 31 Member team at the 1st South American Youth Games in Lima, Peru featuring 13 other countries competing in 19 disciplines. The Games which will see athletes between the ages of 14 – 18 competing will see Guyana competing in Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Weightlifting, Table Tennis […]

Keen tussle expected from Young Warriors Universal DVD and Albion tomorrow

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

    Berbice Bridge Company 50-Over Final… Tomorrow is the day and the Cumberland ground is the venue for the much anticipated final of the 2013 Berbice Bridge Company First Division 50-Over Cricket Competition in Berbice. A keen tussle is expected between the two finalists, Young Warriors Universal DVD and Albion Community Centre, even though […]

Race walkers go after top prize as CS&TC presents 10K event

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  When the Cavalier Sports and Tour Club (CS&TC) staged its last 10k race walk event around the Melanie Damishana ECD community two weeks ago, Jamal Janeere turned in a brilliant performance to take the top spot in the men’s category, while seventy nine years old Thomas Rouse emulated that feat to take the honours […]

Price is Right Supermarket sponsors Upper Corentyne 40 overs second division cricket

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  The Price Is Right Supermarket of No.79, Corriverton, Berbice has come on board with the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA) to sponsor the Upper Corentyne 40-over Second Division Cricket competition 2013. The competition, which has already started, features 28 teams with the teams divided into four zones, starting from No.43 Village to Crabwood Creek. […]

Pepsi Inter-County 50-over cricket starts today at Bourda

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

  E’bo look to upset defending Champs Demerara By Sean Devers Defending champions Demerara will start as huge favorites when they battle Essequibo today in the opening round of this year’s Pepsi senior Inter-County 50-over cricket tournament at the GCC ground Bourda from 09:30hrs. Essequibo have not beaten Demerara at this level since 1980 and […]

Marriott’s management fee will not be disclosed

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  …disqualified US Company paid US$1M to supervise construction   The management fee that will have to be paid to Marriott International will not be publicly disclosed, said Chairman of Atlantic Hotels Inc (AHI), Winston Brassington. Brassington told media operatives during a press briefing on Thursday at the NCN studios, that AHI has already executed […]

Deteriorating stelling places vendors at risk

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  The lives and livelihood of several vendors who operate stalls on the Mackenzie wharf are now under threat as several wooden planks that serve as the walkway, have deteriorated. One vendor almost fell into the river after one of the floor planks broke under her, two weeks ago. According to the woman, she was […]

Woman whose house was burnt fearful

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  …calling for justice to be served Anettia Douglas who lost her home in a fire on Thursday evening is pleading with the respective authorities to capture her husband who she believes is responsible for her loss. Godfrey Douglas was up to yesterday on the run after allegedly setting fire to the house he shared […]

Minister Whittaker “disturbed” with BK over Haags Bosch

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Norman Whittaker, Junior Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, yesterday, said that he is disturbed with the pace of which construction is ongoing at Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill in Eccles, East Bank Demerara. At a press conference held in the Ministry’s boardroom in Kingston Georgetown, Whittaker told reporters that construction that is being […]

There must be more accountability; value for money- says EU Commissioner

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  European Union Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs has stressed that although the EU remains steadfastly committed to the Caribbean there is the need for better accountability, transparency and value for money. The Commissioner, addressing a forum on Thursday, also voiced his concerns on security, saying that it was a prerequisite for social and economic […]

Increased tuition fee could have repercussions – Teixeira

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

- but Govt prepared to handle some of UG’s debt Although there has been much talk about an increase in the tuition fee at the University of Guyana, such a move could have far-reaching financial repercussions.  Presidential Advisor, Gail Teixeira, when she responded to questions from the media during the most recent Post Cabinet press […]

DHB to effect bridge repairs from today

September 21, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Management of the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) will be attempting a similar pivot changing exercise today that caused the structure to collapse in July 2012. DHB’s General Manager, Rawlston Adams, at a press conference disclosed that the operation will commence today and conclude tomorrow. Though, the bridge would be open to traffic, vehicles weighing […]

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