Fifa and Sepp Blatter in secret talks about president’s future

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

BBC Sport – Secret talks between Fifa officials and Sepp Blatter have taken place over his future as the president of football’s world governing body, BBC Sport has learned. The discussions, involving representatives from a number of football confederations, are understood to have started in October 2013, at the celebrations for the English Football Association’s […]

Mahaica Determinators beat Rosignol; New Amsterdam United trounce Timehri

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Mahaica Determinators defeated Rosignol United by a 2-0 margin, while New Amsterdam United mauled Timehri Panthers 10-1 to book quarter final slots when action continued on day three of the inaugural Stag Super XV1 knock-out football tournament at the #5 ground, West Coast Berbice on Sunday last. Hosting their second set of matches following the […]

Hoyte remembered: Guyana ready for another PNC leader – Corbin

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Former leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Hugh Desmond Hoyte, is being remembered for his calls for a new type of Governance in Guyana. The former President was the one who engineered the economic recovery that sparked a rebirth of Guyana’s development. These were among some of the tributes paid by former PNCR […]

Discussions on border issues to continue in 2015

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- Foreign Affairs Minister Discussions between Guyana and Suriname, regarding the New River Triangle issue, will be furthered in the New Year. This is according to Minister of Home Affairs, Ms. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, when she hosted a press conference yesterday. The issue, the Foreign Affairs Minister said, had in fact gained the attention of Border […]

As battle continues for championship honours, Camptown FC dims Beacons light

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Rhythm Squad triumph over Santos By Michael Benjamin A beacon is an intentionally conspicuous device designed to attract attention to a specific location but the Beacons FC failed to meet the qualifying standards and, in fact, it was Camptown FC that played masterfully and dimmed ‘The Beacons’ light 6-1 when action resumed in the GFA/Banks […]

Anna Regina council workers strike

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Employees attached to the Anna Regina Town Council, staged a protest yesterday morning, .clamouring for increase of wages and salaries. Labourers, security personnel and staff of the Town Council complained about not receiving any increase in wages and salaries since 2010, despite prior promises being made to them by the Town Council’s management. Employees bore […]

Stella Maris HM encourages students’ involvement in sports

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Visibly ecstatic after the girls duplicated the boys’ performance earlier in the year, Headmistress of Stella Maris Primary School Myrna Kendall speaking with the media shortly after the conclusion of the inaugural Ministry of Health / Health 2000Inc / Ministry of Education / Ansa McAl Girls Schools Football Competition called for a more comprehensive Sports […]

WICB President Dave Cameron pays courtesy call on Floodlights cricketers

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

West Indies Cricket Board President Mr Dave Cameron paid a courtesy call on The Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) in the company of Mr Alfred Mentore President of the DCC last Friday evening at the DCC ground. There he witnessed a softball cricket match which was in progress. The WICB President was indeed very […]

Holder’s appointment as Captain is shocking

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Especially since Ramdin is an automatic ODI pick Says Sean Devers The appointment of 23-year-old Barbadian Jason Holder as the youngest ever West Indies Captain comes as a shock to most West Indian fans, especially since Test Skipper Denish Ramdin is only 29 and seems an automatic pick for the World Cup with the experience […]

Ravens complete Phillip George Legacy three-peat

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

After a rocky start in the third Phillip George Legacy tournament, Ravens Basketball Club made light work of Republic Bank Nets to bounce away with their third title in as many tournaments at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall Saturday night. Nets had beaten Ravens in the group stages of the tournament, forcing the top club […]

Police, businessman refute claims of delayed action

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Rumours, and more rumours was how the businessman and the police responded to the reports in some sections of the media that the cops took more than two hours to respond to a crime scene in Berbice. Businessman Latchman “Anil”Pooran, of 47-48 Maida Farm, Corentyne, Berbice, who was robbed on Sunday by six heavily armed […]

Peters called up as Roach ruled out of tour

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters has been confirmed as the replacement for the injured Kemar Roach, on the Test tour of South Africa. A short release from the West Indies Cricket Board Sunday said the 32-year-old had been called up for fast bowler Roach, who has been ruled out of the […]

Metro throws support behind KMTC Boxing Day Meet

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Kennard Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) has received the backing of Metro Office and Computer Supplies for their Boxing Day meet which will be held at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice starting from 12:00 hrs. The company has committed to the first prize of $1,000,000 and the first place trophy for the feature A1 and […]

GPSU members ‘sick out’ to retaliate contracted increase

December 23, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Although there have been reports of a deliberate ‘sick out’ of nurses at the Region Three West Demerara Regional Hospital, the Guyana Public Service Union [GPSU] has neither confirmed nor denied this state of affairs. According to GPSU’s Industrial Relations Officer, Jermaine Hermanstyne, “I am not aware,” when questioned of the reported ‘sick out’. He […]

Super 6 Football tourney kicks off in Bartica tomorrow

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

A Super 6 Football tournament will kick off tomorrow evening at the Bartica Community Centre starting from 6:00pm. Coordinator of the event is I Salaam. The tourney involves Beacons, Rising Stars, Wolves United, Milballers, Riverview and Potaro Strikers. Opening action will see Potaro Strikers facing Rising Stars, while the nightcap brings together Milballers against Riverview. […]

Steyn six completes West Indies humiliation

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

ESPNcricinfo – Dale Steyn had bided his time while South Africa built a position of supremacy against West Indies, but when he stirred the effect was lethal. West Indies were blown away within 15.3 overs, their last seven wickets falling for 55 runs. It was a feeding frenzy and Steyn was the central figure, licking […]

ASATT Trinidad Swimming Championship… Simmons, Grant, Hussein and Boys 8 and Under Relay Team win medals in Trinidad

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Fifteen local swimmers from the Dorado Speed Swim Club, Orca Swim Club and the Silver Shark Swim Club competed at the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) Club Invitational Swim Meet held from December 11 – 14, 2014 at the Marlins Swim Pool situated at St. Anthony’s College Grounds, Westmoorings. The Guyanese returned […]

Jason Holder appointed West Indies ODI Captain

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

WICRICNEWS – The West Indies Cricket Board yesterday announced that all-rounder Jason Holder has been appointed West Indies One Day International Captain. The 23-year-old Holder takes over from Dwayne Bravo. WICB thanked Bravo for his service to West Indies cricket in the capacity of the ODI Captain after taking over from Darren Sammy a year […]

GBA’s Woodpecker Products Annual Christmas Singles Tournament… Ramdhani siblings dominate

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Narayan & Priyanna Ramdhani made a clean sweep of titles when the Woodpecker Products Annual Christmas Singles concluded yesterday at the Queens College Badminton Courts with the Round Robin Singles Tournament. The Ramdhanis won all the Singles events in the different categories and carting off all the first prizes and matches were played in the […]

Stag Super XV1… Another double header set for #5 ground today; Grove Hi Tech & Ann’s Grove advance

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The battle for supremacy in the inaugural Stag Super XV1 knock-out football tournament will continue today at the #5 ground West Coast Berbice with another double header featuring two home teams. First up at 18:00hrs will be Timehri Panthers and New Amsterdam United. The Timehri boys will be led by Troy Johnson, Seon David (Captain), […]

Pitbulls crowned Mackeson ‘Kings of the Rim’ – with defence of 3×3 Basketball title

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Pitbulls, a four-man configuration out of the Ravens Basketball Club, was crowed Mackeson ‘Kings of the Rim’ Saturday night at California Square, East Ruimveldt after edging nemesis, Pacesetters ‘A’ in another riveting final among the two teams. In the usual format, the two teams have faced-off many a times, creating some epic duals in the […]

“West Indies must enjoy Christmas 2014 in South Africa anyway!”

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Says Colin E. H. Croft Happy Christmas 2014! Like West Indies in South Africa, try to be safe. If unsure, abort! WI’s Christmas dinner in SA would probably not taste as well as it should, after Test No. 1, but they could taste, sparingly, of SA’s absolutely magnificent wines. Remember, Test No. 2 starts on […]

Sunich Memorial trophy presented for Kennard TC Xmas meet top jockey

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Kennard Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) will stage it end of year meet dubbed ‘Boxing Day horserace meet,’ on Friday December 26 at their Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne racetrack. Seven races are carded with the feature attraction for horses in the A3 & Lower category battling for over one million dollars in cash, over a […]

Triple header football, fund raiser at Linden tonight

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

One of Guyana’s top football clubs Slingerz of West Demerara will invade Linden for a date against Linden’s Milerock tonight at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground as part of a triple header for the on-going Modernisation Committee’s fundraising drive. Former national club champions Milerock, once the pride of the Mining Town, will be in a […]

Remembering Guyana’s historic Lady Jags

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Santokie Nagulendran A football team from Guyana has only qualified for a major International tournament once in the country’s history… and it wasn’t the Men’s team. In 2010, Guyana’s National Women’s team, aptly named the ‘Lady Jags’, made history by qualifying for that year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup held in Mexico, a tournament featuring the […]

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