Exploration or exploitation?

August 13, 2014 | Filed Under News 

… One of Bai Shan Lin’s operations at Kwakwani Days after Government downplayed the extent of logging by a major Chinese firm, there is now mounting evidence of a massive cover-up by the Administration. Residents of Region 10 are now calling on President Donald Ramotar to visit Kwakwani and other areas in the Upper Berbice […]

Police Patrol base re-commissioned at Tuschen Housing Scheme

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

In an effort to eliminate crime in the Tuschen Housing Scheme on the East Bank of Essequibo (EBE), Commander of ‘D’ Division, Senior Superintendent Ian Amsterdam on Saturday last re-commissioned a police patrol base. Police ranks along with members from the Community Policing Group (CPG) will be present at the facility on a 24 hour […]

Guyana aims to extend unbeaten run at Albion

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Face Windwards today By Sean Devers Leaders Guyana with 24.2 points from four matches are technically three matches away from claiming their first ever Regional under-19 cricket ‘double’ when they begin the penultimate round of 50-over tournament against the Windward Islands today at Albion in Berbice. Guyana are the most successful under-19 team in three-day […]

GCB responds to Elroy Stephney’s letter

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Editor, In August 9th edition of the Stabroek News, a letter with the headline “GCB website has inaccurate information about North Essequibo Cricket Board” was published under the penmanship of Elroy Stephney. In his letter, Mr. Stephney incorrectly accused the GCB of publishing misleading and inaccurate information. The GCB strongly rejects Mr. Stephney’s assertions […]

Workforce concerns prompting changes in TVET training – ACEO

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

In light of the changing dynamics of the workforce both in Guyana and the Caribbean Region, there is an increasing need for closer attention to be directed to the level of skills of graduates opting to secure jobs. This notion was yesterday amplified by Assistant Chief Education Officer-Technical (ACEO – Tech), Patrick Chinedu Onwuzirike. He […]

Misleading information is contained on GCB website

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Editor, It is indeed quite commendable having viewed the Guyana Cricket Board’s website which contains invaluable information about the Board’s functions as well as that of the three county boards. Information on the history of the establishment of the GCB is very enlightening. A brief synopsis of the structures of the three county boards […]

Alpha United Needs an Overall Improvement

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Sir, In all due fairness to local club champions Alpha United, whose 0-1 loss to Honduran club-side, Deportivo Olimpia, in the CONCACAF Champions League on 05.08.14 at the National Stadium, Providence, Editor, in my estimation there must be an overall improvement by the locals if they are to make an impact, in their remaining […]

Grove, Eccles are East Bank champs, Uitvlugt, Meten-Meer-Zorg victorious

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Grove and Eccles were crowned champions of the Lower and Central East Bank Demerara district while Uitvlugt Girls and Meten -Meer- Zorg boys registered victories when action in the Annual End of School year Windball champions’ trophy continued recently. At National Park tarmac, In the Girls final, Eccles overcame St. Anne’s by nine runs. Eccles […]

GCB congratulates Lloyd on his appointment as head of WICB selection panel

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Cricket Board has extended its congratulations to Clive Lloyd on his appointment at Head of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Selection Panel. The GCB in a release stated that the organisation felt the appointment was justified because Lloyd had the credentials. Here is the full text of the release: “The Members and […]

Guyanese chess players canter along despite fluctuating fortunes

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyanese chess players continue to experience fluctuating fortunes but nevertheless are putting up strong challenges as action in the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway, continues. Ronuel Greenidge predictably won his 8th round game against Tito Kahn when the Guyana team played against Jersey Sunday afternoon last. Haifeng Su had to settle for a draw […]

TREACLE RECORDS FIFTH WIN FOR THE YEAR WITH VICTORY AT RISING SUN

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Treacle, the D3 class animal of the Dookie stable trained by the versatile Fazal Habibulla, continues to churn out victory after victory. It was once again in winner’s row on Sunday when the Rising Sun Turf Club held their annual August Horserace meet at the club’s track at Rising Sun Arima Park, West Coast Berbice. […]

WARTSILA continues to power Boyce/Jefford Classic

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Wartsila’s Guyana Operation continued its relationship with the Boyce/Jefford Track and Field Classic V yesterday when the energy company empowered the Management Committee for the meet that will be held this weekend in Linden. Wartsila has been supportive of the Boyce/Jefford Classic from the inception and has been one of the major supporters of athletics […]

Unity for the Nation 3-a-side small goal football fixed for Berbice this Sunday

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Over 20 teams entered so far With less than a week away preparations are winding down for the first ever 3-a-side Small Goal Knockout Football Competition organized by the Unity for the Nation Organisation and set to kick off on Sunday August 17th. The activity is organized by popular Physical Fitness trainer Community Leader, activist […]

US-based Surinamese sprinter here for Boyce/Jefford Classic V

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

United States of America-based female Surinamese sprinter, Danielle Clark is in Guyana to run at this weekend’s Boyce/Jefford Track and Field Classic V, which will be held in Linden at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Ground, Linden. Clark, who is on scholarship in the United States at Eastern Michigan University, will compete in the 100m […]

Guyana command top spot as Trinis run riot, Barbados scrape to win

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Roseau, Dominica – Trinidad & Tobago smashed through Dominica to top Group A while Guyana topped Group B as group stage action in the Regional Women’s Super50 concluded Sunday across four venues on the island of Dominica. The Trinis hammered the hosts by 299 runs to storm to the top of Group A, while Barbados […]

LLOYD TO LOOK AT West Indies youngsters

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Cricinfo – Georgetown, Guyana – Clive Lloyd, West Indies’ new selection committee convener, has indicated that youth development will be his primary focus in helping revive West Indies cricket. Lloyd said that in order to ensure West Indies’ ascension in the ICC Test rankings, emphasis must be placed on honing the potential of youngsters at […]

Squander mania parading as economic acumen

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Editorial 

To hear of the country not being in a position to determine the benefits to its people from the billions of dollars in concessions to foreign investors is outrageous. Upfront, the Guyanese people must know who really is in charge of this country’s business. Just imagine how we are continuing to look in the eyes […]

The PPP is cashing in on the preferential conditions of the PetroCaribe deal for personal reasons

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, In the Kaieteur News of Tuesday 5th August 2014 there is an article captioned “Agriculture Ministry eying higher priced markets for rice as production keeps climbing”. This looks innocent enough, but is it an attempt to deceive the rice farmers that there can be a solution for them to keep producing at un-competitively […]

Where will this approach leave the PNCR and Granger?

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, In an article published in Stabroek News, Saturday, August 9th, 2014: under the caption “PNCR won’t support more funding for provocative Walter Rodney inquiry – Granger”. The PNCR and APNU leader gave the following reasons for his decision: 1. The commission is a plot orchestrated by the PPPC aimed to provoke resentment against […]

A refreshing narrative for the GPF

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, The Guyana Police Force (GPF), and in particular the “A” division and its Commander Mr. Hicken, must be commended for the service- and leadership-oriented week-long camping initiative that involved young people from the Rosemary Lane (Tiger Bay) and Albouystown communities. Also deserving of commendation is Pastor Eworth Williams and the Heavenly Light World […]

A nation that encourages slackness in its Govt. heaps oppression and injustice on itself

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, The PPP should know that they are fooling only themselves. What they are not interested in is justice and proper governance in Guyana. When the PPP’s unwillingness to hold Local Government Elections, its abuse of the courts to maintain the status quo, its disregard for Parliament, the wanton misuse and abuse of state […]

The cure for Ebola: Penitence?

August 12, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, “We are in trouble here. We are in trouble,” Reverend Marcus MacKay, dressed in a green gown, said before the altar. “But you know what? There is no way this devil is going to do its work.” But, so far nearly 1,000 people are dead, killed by the Ebola virus, in West Africa, […]

Rodney was probably reckless with his life – Crime Chief tells COI

August 8, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Crime Chief Leslie James believes that Former Leader of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Walter Rodney may have been reckless with his life. That being said, the Former Intelligence Officer yesterday told the Commission of Inquiry (COI) underway in relation to his death, that he could not definitively say who is at fault for the […]

‘Notorious bandit’ commits gunpoint heist minutes after leaving court

August 5, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Minutes after leaving court, a man described as a notorious bandit was nabbed by police and civilians after allegedly snatching over $2M from a Berbice businessman. Rawle Victor called ‘Ralo’29, of Sheet Anchor Village, East Canje, Berbice, was arrested at around 13.00 hrs yesterday, after allegedly holding businessman Mohamed Ali at gunpoint and relieving him […]

There was nothing democratic about PNCR’s election – Solomon

August 5, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Abena Rockcliffe Region 10 Member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Sharma Solomon, a week after the conclusion of the party’s 18th biennial congress, has stated that there was nothing democratic about the electoral process. Solomon released a statement to this effect yesterday and while he did not state definitively the lack of […]

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