Nothing left as PPP gov’t distributed 100% of Guyana’s productive forest

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under News 

–    Trotman tells National Assembly By Abena Rockcliffe Pull quote:  “How could a responsible government preside over the allocation of, not some, but all of its productive forest?” Understandably, in the national interest we will have to do something about it.” – Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman The new government was horrified to learn that […]

Three killed in Annai accident

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under News 

The police are investigating an accident which occurred early yesterday at Annai, Region Nine, and claimed the lives of three persons. The accident occurred around 08:15 hrs. Dead are David Williams and his wife Belinda of Annai and Henry George of North Rupununi. David Williams was the rider of the motorcycle, towing his wife, while […]

Gov’t to issue more cambio licences

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under News 

– mulls deposit insurance for savings accounts By Leonard Gildarie The David Granger administration has announced major plans to strengthen the banking system with the licencing of a number of out-of-town cambios in the making. The announcements were made recently when Finance Minister Winston Jordan presented his 2016 National Budget. Speaking on the plans by […]

Cool Square Hotel murder accused freed

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Court Stories, Features / Columnists, News 

After a lengthy trial, Leon Duncan was yesterday acquitted of murder by a mixed twelve-member jury, who found him not guilty of the offence. Duncan, also known as ‘Whistle’, was visibly relieved as the jury foreman announced the decision, and hurriedly departed after being freed. Some of his relatives who were present in the courtroom […]

Reporter declines to hand over “Top Secret Document” to police

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under News 

A local Television Reporter could find himself in hot water, depending on the advice the police receive from their Legal Advisor on a “Top Secret Document” he purportedly has knowledge of. Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud disclosed yesterday that the police had contacted the Reporter to obtain information on the “document” which purportedly links a Senior […]

Wales cane farmers worry over lower price, long haul to Uitvlugt

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under News 

–   factory was producing three times what it was selling for There is deep worry by private cane farmers on the West Bank of Demerara over the announced closure of Wales estate later this year. With scores of farmers supplying cane to the estate for decades now, farmers this week complained that the decision to […]

Jagdeo mek Courts look like plaything

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Everybody know that Courts does give away a lot. You can even go to dem wid no down payment and you getting de whole item—100 per cent. Everybody think that was de best dem ever see or hear about.  Jagdeo beat that. He mek Courts look like plaything. When dem boys use to tell de […]

Springer carries West Indies Under-19s into final

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Bangladesh v West Indies, Under-19 World Cup, semi-final, Mirpur …. ESPNcricinfo – West Indies Under-19s ended up stunning over 10,000 fans at the Shere Bangla Stadium by chasing down 227, with three wickets in hand, in an anxious fashion against Bangladesh Under-19s in the semi-final of the Under-19 World Cup. West Indies were cruising at […]

CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying C/ship… Lady Jags go down to Canada 5-0 in robust performance despite losing

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

By Franklin Wilson in Houston Texas compliments of Fazia’s Collection, Crown Mining Supply, Anglin Enterprises USA, Stag Beer, Germans Restaurant, Queensway Security Service On debut at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, Guyana’s Golden Jaguars faced Regional powerhouse Canada in the feature game last evening at the BBVA compass Stadium, Houston, Texas as Group B […]

Letter to the Sports Editor…Some concerns in relation to the Chess programme in Guyana

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Editor, I am kindly asking you to print his letter so as to rectify an omission that was made by your reporter in relation to the results of the just concluded Trophy Stall Chess Tournament. Jessica Callender was not even mentioned as a participant even though she played in all 7 rounds. She was […]

Port Mourant Training Centre1 continue winning ways

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Port Mourant Centre1 (PMTC) continued its winning ways when they defeated all and sundry to take the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) one day volleyball tournament played last Sunday at the Fyrish Volleyball court, Corentyne, Berbice. Despite their dominance, the PMTC had a tough fight in the finals from the much improved Port Mourant Jaguars before […]

New Amsterdam United hammer Hope Football Club 5-1 in NA League Cup

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Play in the New Amsterdam League Cup football tournament continued on Sunday with one game at the Burnham Park with New Amsterdam United hammering Hope Football Club 5-1 to start their campaign in enterprising fashion. Playing their first game of the competition the NA United unit looked united as they opened their campaign for championship […]

Paul guides Georgetown to comfortable victory EBD

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

A fine all-round performance by Daniel Paul guided Georgetown to a comfortable 168-run victory over East Bank Demerara when the Demerara Cricket Board Inter-Association U15 50-over tournament continued yesterday at Farm. Paul top scored with 43 to propel Georgetown to 224 all out in 47.3 overs before returning with the ball to capture four wickets […]

Navin and Sons Construction supports WBCA T20 Bash

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Navin and Sons Construction has thrown their support behind the West Berbice Cricket Association for the staging of its Goodwill T20 tournament which is slated for Albion on February 21. Marshall Karamchand a representative of the company which is located at Enterprise, East Coast Demerara presented a cheque of an undisclosed sum to Abel Seeteram […]

Hearts of Oak Master Football Club inter primary school football tournament underway

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The Hearts of Oaks Master Football club (HOMFC) 2016 football programme began on Monday with five matches in the Inter Primary school football competition. Considered one of Guyana’s leading football organisations, the HOMFC organised tournament is catering for schools in the New Amsterdam/ Canje areas with matches for both boys and girls. The matches are […]

Warriors buy Tanvir for US$160,000

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Sarwan, Beaton bought by Knight Riders, Tallawahs buys Foo Yesterday in Barbados several players were bought by the six Franchises at the 2016 CPL Draft and nine Guyanese were among those snapped up. The Warriors, one of the weaker Franchises this year, surprisingly spent the maximum US$160,000 for Pakistan International Sohail Tanvir. The 31 year-old […]

DCB Inter-Association U-15 Cricket …East Coast slaughter West Dem by 230 runs

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers Half centuries from Andrew Samaroo and Himnauth Dindyal and a five-wicket haul by Micheal Pooran powered East Coast to their second consecutive win in the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) U-15 Inter-Association 50-over cricket competition at the Enterprise ground where they slaughtered West Demerara by 230 runs. The 13 year-old Samaroo stroked nine […]

CONCACAF Women Olympic Qualifying Championships …Trinidad and Tobago claw back to beat Guatemala 2-1

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Trinidad and Tobago, appearing at their third CWOQ tourney, faced off with second timers Guatemala in the Group B opener at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas and despite trailing by a goal after the first half, stormed back to defeat the second placed Central American side 2-1. The Soca Princesses who won the […]

Jaguars aiming to extend 12-match unbeaten run

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Face T&T Red Force today at Providence By Sean Devers The Guyana Jaguars are on a roll and at halfway stage of the PCL seem well placed to register their eighth First-Class title and second in successive seasons. The Jaguars are to Guyana what the West Indies were to the Caribbean in the 1980s; seemingly […]

Colts to stampede Mecca III

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

-Ifill’s return likely By Edison Jefford Colts United promises to stampede the upcoming National Basketball Championships: The Road to Mecca III, The Jubilee Edition with the belief that this is their time to go down in the annals of history with the ultimate, but yet elusive domestic basketball title. To accomplish its goal of winning […]

GSA / Digicel Bounty Farm Ltd H/cap Tournament…Khalil opens up title defence on positive note

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

-Joseph, Rahaman, Pollard also among winners Defending champion Jason Ray Khalil (-25) opened the defence of his title with a comfortable win against a vastly improved Daniel Islam (+7) as play in the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) / Digicel Bounty Farm Ltd- sponsored Handicap Tournament continued, at the Georgetown Club Inc. courts. Playing in the […]

The 2016 Dalchand Rambharose Inter-Secondary School U-15 Cricket starts today

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The inaugural 2016 Dalchand Rambharose Inter-Secondary School Under-15 Cricket Competition organised by the Berbice Cricket Board for secondary schools in the Berbice and Mahaicony area commences today. For the purpose of this competition, Regions 5 and 6 have been divided up into seven geographical zones stretching from Mahaicony to Skeldon Line Path. The winners from […]

Upper Corentyne 5/5 Mashramani Cup…N.P.G Packaging & Plastic Inc on board

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The much anticipated Upper Corentyne Cricket Association 5/5 Mashramani Cup 2016 has received financial support from N.P.G Packing & Plastic Inc. of Wellington Park, Corentyne, Berbice. The one day cricket extravaganza is set for February 21, 2016 at the No. 69 Vikings ground featuring 10 top teams from the Upper Corentyne area. The 10 selected […]

House Speaker chides Nandlall for violating parliamentary regulation

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Barton Scotland yesterday chided Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, for going against the Standing Order that prevents MPs from referencing ongoing High Court matters. Nandlall made reference to an ongoing case in relation to Tax Practice Certificates where the Minster of Public Security, […]

Frequency Management Unit transferred $700M to Consolidated Fund

February 12, 2016 | Filed Under News 

–Telecoms Minister While informing about the investments being made into ICT sector, Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes, also informed the National Assembly on Wednesday about plans for various departments which fall under her purview. She noted that the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU), of which she has control over, transferred some $700M to the Consolidated […]

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