Trinidad replaces Venezuela as Guyana’s fuel supplier

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Guyana has increased its acquisition of oil from Trinidad and Tobago, a senior Government official confirmed yesterday. The increase would come amidst a claim by Venezuela on Guyana’s waters and lands, following the discovery of oil offshore Georgetown by US-owned ExxonMobil earlier this year. According to Government officials yesterday, supplies of oil from Venezuela’s refinery […]

Summons filed to have PPP/C Elections Petition thrown out

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Attorney- at- law, Roysdale Forde, has filed a summons in the High Court, requesting that the petition which seeks to challenge the outcome of the recently held General and Regional elections, be struck out. The elections petition was filed on behalf of PPP/C member, Ganga Persaud, on June 23 last. According to the document, Persaud […]

Arsonist attempts to torch Social worker’s car

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A social worker living on the East Coast Demerara is thanking her lucky stars that her neighbour responded in a timely manner and extinguished a fire that would have certainly destroyed her car. Forty-seven-year-old Parbattie Dowlatram, of 178 Tract A, Coldingen is convinced that the car was deliberately set alight while she was fast asleep. […]

Improving solid waste management PAHO, M&CC aim to change environmental behaviour

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The staff of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is poised to assist communities with the effective reduction of open garbage disposal. This follows the participation in the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Cleanliness and Citizenship Community-Led Total Sanitation (C&C-CLTS) behavioral Programme. Last week, PAHO teamed up with the Council to facilitate a three […]

Man stabbed while defending sister’s honour

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A mother now fears the worse after her son was stabbed during a confrontation early Sunday morning. Devin Edmonds, 20, of Middle Scheme, Yarrowkabra, was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, just after 02:00hrs, on Sunday after he was knifed in the region of his pelvis. He has been transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. […]

Granger sells agro-processing to Pomeroon farmers

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

President David Granger, during a recent visit to Pomeroon, Region Two, challenged the farmers to overcome their perennial problem of markets for their produce. The Pomeroon farmers are now encouraged to venture into Agro- processing. The President’s visit culminated with the donation of a 25-foot boat to the students along the Pomeroon River. The boat […]

Bajan remanded for overstaying

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

After leaving his homeland almost two years ago, a Barbadian found himself on the other side of the law with Guyanese law enforcement, after it was discovered that he has been residing in Guyana unlawfully. Kelvin Pilgrim, 36, of Lot 8 Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo was yesterday remanded to prison after he pleaded […]

Ret’d Guyanese diplomat releases final book on Venezuela controversy

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Diplomat and historian, Dr. Odeen Ishmael, has released the final book in his three-part documentary charting the history of the Guyana-Venezuela border issue as well as his own diplomatic involvement in the process. “The Trail of Diplomacy – Volume Three”, published by Xlibris, brings to light numerous historical documents, previously not widely available, and reveals […]

Rising Sun President’s Cup Horse Race Meet… ‘Just call me Boss’ pilots Shariff Stables to top honours

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Amidst mild controversy ‘Just call me Boss’ competing out of the Jagdeo Stables with Trinidadian, Nela Mohammed, in saddle ran a well calculated race to upset a star studded line up including the fast finishing favourite ‘C.P Got Even’ to win the feature event in the Real President Cup Horse Race Meet at the Rising […]

Anti-money laundering measures… Review body lauds Guyana’s strides

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Guyana has been commended for its strides to implement legislations and other measures to combat money laundering. Attorney General (AG), Basil Williams, and Legal Advisor of the Finance Intelligent Unit (FIU), Alicia Williams, were part of a tele-conference with representatives of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Representatives of the Americas Regional Review Group […]

CAREBACO Individual Championships… Priyanna (3) and Narayan Ramdhani and Tyrese Jeffrey claim 5 silver medals

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) Individual Championships concluded on Saturday at Club Los Prados, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with Guyana’s four-member team, the smallest contingent, carting off five (5) bronze medals in the seven (7) country competition. The young Guyanese players were not intimidated by the large contingent of players fielded by the other […]

India, South Africa to play Gandhi-Mandela series

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

All future bilateral series between India and South Africa, including South Africa’s forthcoming tour of India, will be called the Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela series, the two boards have announced. The Test series, the BCCI and Cricket South Africa said, will be played for the Freedom Trophy. “BCCI, on behalf of every citizen of our country, […]

Medical students benefit from STARR Computer tech seminar

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Medical technologies save lives, improve health and contribute to sustainable healthcare. These technologies are developed and produced to offer people the option of a healthier lifestyle. This was disclosed by President of STARR Computer Inc., Michael Mohan, during a Medical Technology Seminar hosted recently at the company’s head office for students of the Texila American […]

Lima Sands children need help

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Affected by a high number of school dropouts, some dropping out as early as third form, the Community of Lima Sands in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) needs the immediate attention of educators and the Welfare Departments in an attempt to try to address the frightening situation. Complaints also of high levels of teenage pregnancy were also […]

GT Beer / Petra Organisation Futsal Competition… Sparta stays unbeaten after 4-3 win over Albouystown; Queen Street eliminated

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

National Guinness champions Sparta Boss maintained their unbeaten run after handing Albouystown their first defeat, surviving 4-3 in a fiercely fought contest as play in the inaugural GT Beer / Petra Organisation Futsal Competition continued Sunday night, at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. Dennis Edwards opened the scoring for Sparta Boss in the sixth minute […]

GFF seeks government’s support for Elite League

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Chairman of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Normalisation Committee Clinton Urling has approached the Government of Guyana for support of the Federation’s Elite League. Urling and a team including GFF Technical Director Claude Bolton, GFF Normalisation Committee Member Dr. Karen Pilgrim and GFF Assistant General Secretary Deidre Davis yesterday met with Minister of State Joseph […]

Rice Producers call on Gov’t to come clean on $23B allocation

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

–money was expected to go towards paying rice farmers Following accusations from the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Members of Parliament that in excess of $23B promised in the government’s budget for 7,000 plus rice farmers was left out of the budget estimates, there has still been no official explanation from the Government. PPP/C MP and […]

Kingston Secondary school students benefit from Digicel’s goodwill

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Coming hot on the heels of the recently concluded Back to School Dental Outreach, Digicel paid a visit to the students and teachers of the Kingston Secondary School to present students with back to school items. The institution which is located within the same community as the Company’s Head Office saw a positive reaction to […]

Another 12 months jail for phone thief

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Self-confessed cell phone thief, Shane Thompson, has added yet another conviction to his rap sheet. The unemployed teenager, who has an eye for popular brand name cell phones, was yesterday jailed for 12 months after he was found guilty of committing an armed robbery. The jail term was handed down yesterday by Magistrate Ann Mc […]

Basketball’s changing of the guard

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford The timing of this weekend’s Colts vs Half Mile Bulls Basketball Final for the Forbes Burnham Memorial title could not have been more appropriate for a sport that is in desperate need for the emergence of not only new talents, but other competitive and successful teams. The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) […]

The gun amnesty begins today Programme will not work in Guyana—Rohee

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Clement Rohee, believes that the gun amnesty which commences today, will not yield the desired success that the new coalition administration is seeking. Rohee, who was the Home Affairs Minister, up to May, told a press conference yesterday that local experts had already agreed that such a programme […]

BBC Inc. 1st Div. 50-Over knock-out… Foo’s 61 N.O sees Albion into round 2

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Albion Community Centre, Young Warriors, Port Mourant, Police and Blairmont Community Centre have joined Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets as teams advancing to the second round of the Berbice Bridge Company first division 50-over knock-out cricket competition in Berbice. Jonathan Foo slammed and unbeaten 61 (6×4 2×6) to lead Albion Community Centre to a […]

Gang fight on first day of school lands teenage boys in hospital

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

An ongoing feud between two 13-year-old boys ended yesterday with both of them in the hospital. Tiery Prince, a St. George’s student of Lot 72 Bent Street, was stabbed with a broken bottle to his left hand while Oren Hinds, who attends Queenstown Secondary school, Sustained injury to his lip. The fight occurred around 12:15 […]

Lawyers and military men in politics throughout Guyanese history

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

In an editorial of July 26, 2015, the Stabroek News (SN) used the following words; “The political congnoscenti (sic) – not to mention the opposition, of course – have been watching very closely to see if the incumbents with military backgrounds are really adapting to the sometimes messy democratic culture of civilian life.” SN obviously […]

Everest Masters overcome Oral Experts of T&T

September 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Host Everest Masters defeated Oral Experts of Trinidad and Tobago by 35 runs in a 25-over fixture on Saturday. Led by a fine 84 from Hemraj Garbarran, the host posted a respectable 193 all out in 19.2 overs after they elected to bat. Garbarran added 77 for the second wicket with Sahadeo Hardaiow (17) after […]

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