Trophy Stall Male/Female Semi fixed for DCC this evening

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Trophy Stall Female and Male Masters (40yrs and over) Softball cricket semi-finals will be played at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground this evening. The Finals are set for Saturday April 26th also at DCC. Admission is free for the semi-finals tomorrow. From 3:00PM 4R Lioness vs. Lady Jaguars, while at 5:00PM: Pitch 2: Wellwoman […]

SECC 40 over tourney…Federicks guides Jaguars to 9-wkt win

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

A blistering 91 from Norman Federicks guided Jaguars to a nine – wicket victory over Golden Fleece when the South Essequibo Cricket Committee 40 overs tournament continued on Sunday last. Playing at Golden Fleece, the host batted first and were bowled out for 140 in 25 overs. Raj Parbattie led with 71, while Federicks, Sherwin […]

NDC/Regal SCC T20 cricket-Wakenaam…Zeelandia, Sans Souci and Maria’s Pleasure register wins

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Adams, Khemraj hit half centuries Zeelandia, Sans Souci and Maria’s Pleasure recorded victories when the Wakenaam Neighbourhood Democratic Council/ Regal Stationery and Computer Centre T/20 cricket competition commenced on Sunday last. In zone A, at Zeelandia, the host defeated Good Success by six wickets in the morning fixture. Good Success batted first and scored 110 […]

Guyana Cup Fever Horserace meet fixed for Sunday April 20th

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Entries are set to close next Tuesday for the much anticipated Guyana Cup Fever horserace meet slated for Sunday 20th April (Easter Sunday) at the Port Mourant Turf Club, Port Mourant Corentyne Berbice. The meet which will be held in collaboration with the Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and Racing stables has so far attracted over […]

Letter to the Sports Editor …A reply to Lester Sealy’s letter

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Mr. Editor, I am happy to reply to Mr. Sealey’s missive, April 11, 2014 in the Kaieteur News, in which he asked about my role in reviewing cost cutting measures in the GFF. Firstly, my tenure saw four General Council meetings, of which three were with this administration. At the first General Congress with […]

Guyana beat host Uruguay 5-1

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana set up a rematch with Argentina today for third place after recovering from 1-0 down to register a commanding 5-1 win over host Uruguay in the 2014 Indoor Pan American Cup (Men) Hockey Championship in Montevideo yesterday. The Guyanese suffered an early setback after falling behind in the 5th minute when Alexis Lopez netted, […]

APNU justifies cutting for Amerindian Development Fund

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Kiana Wilburg The 2014 budget ignores the environmental damage to four hinterland regions- Barima/Waini, Cuyuni/Mazaruni, Potaro/Siparuni and the Upper Takatu/Upper Essequibo. That is the contention of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). It is calling on the government to take measures that will quickly support the improvement of the hinterland region. APNU leader, Brig. […]

Guyana gets first cross border insurance

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The increasing number of Guyanese businessmen and families who are frequent  overland travellers to Suriname driving their own vehicles, would welcome the introduction by Assuria General (GY) Inc. of the first ever cross border insurance coverage. The coverage allows them to drive into Suriname and be guaranteed the same coverage they enjoy locally, whether they […]

CMO stresses need for increased collaboration to widen HIV awareness

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The only way to effectively address all health challenges, particularly HIV, is to have an integrated approach across all sectors. This concept was amplified by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud, during a recent HIV stakeholders meeting venued at the Hadfield Street, Georgetown, Regency Suites/Hotel.  Dr. Persaud, at that forum, informed that Guyana has long […]

Former CANU officer charged for illegal gun, live ammo

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

A former officer attached to the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) appeared in a city court yesterday charged with the illegal possession of a gun and live ammunition. Roberto Osborne, 30, of Lot 117 Third Street, Alberttown was brought before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having a semi-automatic Smith […]

2104 Budget debates…Region One allocation approved by National Assembly

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

-    Security allocations face scrutiny The Budgetary allocation for Region One, Barima Waini, was approved by the National Assembly after the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Norman Whittaker provided answers to 46 questions posed by the joint Opposition. For capital expenditure (new infrastructural programmes) Government allocated $273.085M for Regional Administration and Finance; $121.879M […]

2014 Budget debate…Education sector gears to continue ‘positive-impact’

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- as $32.3B approved Following copious scrutinising questions from the Parliamentary Opposition, the $32.3 billion allocated to the Ministry of Education was on Wednesday approved by the National Assembly, effectively dodging the threat of being slashed from the 2014 National Budget. The passage of the Ministry’s allocation is expected to clear the way for a […]

Insel Air to begin Miami, Aruba and Curacao flights from June

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

-introductory flights low as $US 270 By Latoya Giles A new airline has entered the local market promising flights from Guyana to Miami via Aruba and Curacao from June of this year. Insel Air, which is registered in Curacao, is expected to start flights from June 18, 2014 with an introductory price of $US 270 […]


April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The latest surprise coming out of the National Assembly was a proposal made, purportedly by the Speaker, to have a seven-person subcommittee of the Committee of Supply that would come up with amendments to the Estimates presented by the Minister of Finance. This suggestion which has been correctly identified as having no precedent in any […]

CARICOM accredits first ever Sweden Ambassador

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The Caribbean Community (CARCIOM) through its executive officials received yesterday at Guyana’s Secretariat at Liliendaal the credentials for the first ever Sweden plenipotentiary representative to CARICOM Claes Hammar. The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, received the credentials. Ambassador LaRocque welcomed Hammar to CARICOM and spoke to the mutual benefits and […]

Granger blazes Chronicle for inaccurate report

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- says President might have been misinformed Opposition Leader, David Granger, has stated that the report by the Guyana Chronicle which reported him as saying that Guyana is developed with drug money is rooted in inaccuracy. President Donald Ramotar was quoted by the Chronicle as calling on Granger, the Leader of the A Partnership for […]

Five held in kidnap/murder probe

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- Police Commissioner Five people are in custody as police intensify their investigation into the murder of spare parts dealer Rajendra Singh, who was shot and dumped in Le Repentir Cemetery four days after being kidnapped from his home. Commissioner of Police (ag) Seelall Persaud made this disclosure to journalists yesterday during his outreach programme […]

Combined opposition cut of $1.1B for Amerindian Development Fund

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…a brutal assault on Amerindian citizens says PPP The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) through its General Secretary Clement Rohee has described as callous, the position taken by the combined opposition to disapprove $1.1 Billion allocated by Government for Amerindian Affairs, particularly within the Amerindian Development Fund. According to Rohee, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) […]

Trini cops face bribery charges for freeing Guyanese

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Three police officers last attached to the Chaguanas Robbery Squad appeared in court on Wednesday charged with agreeing to accept a bribe to forego the detection of a crime and prosecution of a Guyanese national. Constables Kevin Jacob, Selvon Joseph and Samuel Gardnier appeared before Chaguanas Senior Magistrate Gillian Scotland. They […]

Cops nab suspect in gas station employee’s murder

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Police have detained a suspect in the July 2013 heist in which 72-year-old gas station employee Victor Da Silva was killed and his employee Cecil Gajadar wounded. Kaieteur News understands that the 28-year-old suspect, known as ‘Milo’, was arrested on Thursday on Waterloo Street. Investigators were reportedly told that the suspect had driven the car […]

It’s about crime-solving

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Editorial 

There are many things that would make people hold the wrong impression of a country and one of them is the police reaction to crime. There is crime in every country and the crime could be of varying degrees. There are the burglaries, the snatch and grab episodes, the murders and the kidnappings. Sometimes the […]

ImmigrationINFO…Immigration News For Our Community?

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Attorney Gail S. Seeram, Through this “Question & Answer” column, our goal is to answer your immigration questions.  We appreciate your comments and questions.  If you have a question that you would like answered in this column, please email: Question #1:  My father was recently denied a ‘waiver of grounds of inadmissibility’ so […]

WoW programme transforming lives of women countrywide

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The Women of Worth (WoW) Micro-Credit Initiative has two main purposes: to improve the socio-economic status of women in Guyana and to promote a pivotal component in the country’s quest towards attaining a society that is economically vibrant. This is according to Jennifer Webster, Human Services Minister during her Budget 2014 Debate presentation in the […]

Woman found dead in canal

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Detectives at the Anna Regina Police Station were summoned to Reliance Village, Essequibo Coast, following the discovery on Friday morning of the body of a female alcoholic. The body was lying face up in a trench, clad in a red blouse and brown skirt. The dead woman’s remains were subsequently transported to the Suddie mortuary […]

Lodge Sorority Sisters honoured

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Members and Sorority Sisters of the Lodge Truth Church have honoured two of its female members for their outstanding contribution to religious and social work in their individual communities. Reverend Una Barker was honoured for 44 years of contribution to her community and the religious field, while Joan Baveghems was awarded for 55 years serving […]

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