M&CC to play minor role in major city cleanup

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- MP wants overseeing role A $2.8B allocation for the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development was yesterday approved in the National Assembly but not before searching questions were asked about $2B set aside for the Haags Bosch dumpsite development and a major cleanup of the city. In the latter project, $1B has been […]

“Hand in the guns and let’s help”- Police Commissioner tells Albouystown residents

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- as community project is launched   In an effort to regain trust and respect, the Guyana Police Force yesterday afternoon launched its first community based project called ‘Impact Albouystown’, at the Basketball court, Independence Boulevard and Hunter Street, Albouystown.  The project is being spearheaded by newly appointed Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud (Ag) along with […]

Mabaruma woman remanded for attempting to murder niece

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…over alleged involvement with husband A 26-year-old Mabaruma woman, accused of stabbing her niece several times during a dispute over an alleged involvement with her husband, was yesterday brought before a senior Magistrate charged with attempted murder. At the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, Eunita Marcellino, a resident of Hobo Hill, Mabaruma in the North West, stood […]

Taxi driver given $1M to bribe DPP official – court hears

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

A taxi driver from Enmore, East Coast Demerara was yesterday hauled before the courts after he allegedly converted to his own use over $1M that was entrusted to him for a remand prisoner’s legal fees. Shamal Thomas, 32, appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was granted $150,000 bail after […]

Sooba will continue to perform duties as Town Clerk – Minister

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- Mayor rejects notion, looking for replacement Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Norman Whittaker has stated that Carol Sooba will continue to perform the duties of Town Clerk within the Georgetown Mayor and City Council, (M&CC), despite the Supreme Court ruling, which was handed down by Chief Justice Ian Chang. However, Mayor Hamilton […]

Opposition axes $6.5B from CJIA Expansion

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…Amaila Falls access road slips through as AFC abstains A $6.5B allocation for the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Expansion project this year, fell victim to a negative vote by the Parliamentary Opposition Thursday evening, when it came up for a vote in the Committee of Supply consideration of the 2014 Budget estimates. As a result […]

Dem boys seh…Kit got to get dribbling bib

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Kit mekking a comeback because de Jagdeo crew don’t have a proper mouth piece. Was a time when nuff people use to want to talk fuh Jagdeo. In fact, since a man open he mouth he use to hear that is Jagdeo want this and was Jagdeo want that. If a man was to get […]

Regional four-day cricket…Bishoo grabs career best 7-67, but T&T hold slim advantage

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers Test Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo made an auspicious return to the Guyana team after being dropped with a career best 7-67 but Trinidad & Tobago ended the opening day of their final preliminary round of the Regional four-day cricket tournament at Providence yesterday with a slim advantage. The 28-year-old Bishoo, who bowled 34 […]

GTTA League heats up with wins for Titans, Blue Thunder, Malteenoes

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) continued its robust Teams Table Tennis League last weekend at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with Titans ‘A’, Blue Thunder ‘A’ and Malteenoes ‘A’ all recording ‘B’ Class victories at the ongoing event. Titans ‘A’ team (Stefan Corlette and Alec Hopkinson) defeated Malteenoes Sports Club ‘B’ team (Kevon Corbin, […]

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 […]

THE SUB COMMITTEE WILL INSTITUTIONALIZE BACKROOM DEALS

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 […]

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