“My brother was not a double agent” – Anne Wagner tells COI

March 27, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- maintains he was WPA member By Sunita Samaroo A day after she testified that lone murder suspect, Gregory Smith, was made a scapegoat by the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Anne Wagner maintained that her brother was a member of the said party and had not been operating as a secret agent for any other […]

An indefensible reputation

March 27, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial 

The discoveries this week of three bodies at separate locations on the foreshores of East Coast Demerara have stunned the nation. We have in the past experienced the sickening period when gunmen left bodies everywhere but this current sequence, we believe, is unprecedented. It was last Sunday morning, in Kitty, when the battered body of […]

Special edition gold-plated coins issued by Bank of Guyana

March 27, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- in commemoration of 50th Anniversary Gold-plated special edition coins were issued by the Bank of Guyana (BOG) yesterday to commemorate its 50th Anniversary. Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh and Governor of BOG Dr. Gobind Ganga were the keynote speakers at the occasion. Addressing the gathering, Dr. Ganga reflected on how far the Bank […]

C’tyne man gets 13 years for killing daughter

March 27, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Fifty-four year-old Charles Albert, who was being tried for the third time in the Berbice High Court for the murder of his daughter which was committed in 2011, has been jailed for 13 years by Justice Brassington Reynolds. This was after the accused had pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter and a probation […]

Dr. Rodney wanted to bomb buildings – Anne Wagner

March 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Though initially reluctant, lone-suspect and former Sergeant of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Gregory Smith, agreed to assist in the violent plans Dr. Walter Rodney had in 1980 for a better Guyana. Nearly 35 years later, the Sergeant’s sister, Anne Rita Wagner, yesterday, returned to testify before a Commission of Inquiry that on the fateful […]

Thousands bid farewell to Courtney Crum-Ewing

March 19, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The rains threatened and then the sun came out with a vengeance but nothing deterred the thousands who descended yesterday on Independence Park to say farewell to assassinated activist Courtney Crum-Ewing. Pandemonium erupted when the casket was opened and it was some time before order was restored as relatives, friends and scores, angered by the […]

Mahdia resident remanded on ganja charge

March 17, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A Mahdia resident appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yesterday charged with trafficking in narcotics. The court heard that on March12, Nigel Gordon had 31 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking, at Mahdia Park. Gordon pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate […]

Six days after assassination… Cops make little headway in finding killers

March 17, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Six days after political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing’s shocking assassination, police have made little headway in finding his killers. An official confirmed yesterday that police have released two men that they had hoped would have helped identify the gunman who pumped five bullets at close range into the ex-army officer. A source said that investigators are […]

Shipping out timber is a challenge in Guyana – ITTO

March 17, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Shipping timber is a challenge in Guyana since “the access channel to the port is always under threat from heavy silting and this is a challenge for the authorities as regular dredging is necessary,” according to the recently published Tropical Timber Market Report. This month exports such as greenheart, purpleheart and mora logs, faced delays […]

Magistrate gives convicted robber second chance

March 17, 2015 | Filed Under News 

“I’m giving you a second chance. Please utilize it,” said Magistrate Judy Latchman to Quason Roberts. Roberts, a mechanic, avoided a lengthy jail sentence after the Magistrate committed him to the Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) project. Roberts, 22, was found guilty by the said Magistrate on February 26, of robbing Theresa Fredericks […]

Assassination of Anti-Gov’t protestor

March 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

“No retreat! No surrender!”- Demonstrators There was an outpouring of support for the third consecutive day as demonstrators from all walks of life gathered in front of the Ministry of Legal Affairs, in defiance of the killers of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing. With their placards raised and chanting “No retreat! No surrender!” the demonstrators all […]

Seelal’s appointment as Top Cop is unconstitutional – Granger

March 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

-    Signals intention to take legal action It appears as if all the constitutionally stipulated criteria needed for the substantial appointment of a Commissioner of Police were not met in the process of appointing the new Top Cop. As a result, incumbent Leader of the Opposition, David Granger has decided not to acknowledge Seelal Persaud […]

Berbice mother remanded on drug trafficking charge

March 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry ordered that a mother of two be remanded to prison, after she was allegedly found with a quantity of marijuana at her Berbice residence. Nichelle Johnson, 36, of Lot 6 Number Five Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB), denied the charge which stated that on March 5, she had in her possession […]

GPSU accuses PSC of bias, nepotism

March 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

-junior staff promoted ahead of qualified, senior staffers First Vice Chairman of the Guyana Public Service Commission (GPSU), Mortimer Livan, attacked the Public Service Commission, charging bias and nepotism in the hiring of Public servants. He said that this has resulted in qualified individuals being denied promotions and employment. At a press conference held at […]

Man refused bail after dousing sister with boiling rice

March 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

An East La Penitence resident appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday after it was alleged that he threw a pot of ‘boiling rice’ on his older sister. Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry read the charge to Daniel Younge, 28, of 29 East La Penitence, Georgetown. It stated that on March 10, last, at East La […]

NAMS wins Eli Hazel/MoE Reading Competition in Berbice

March 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The New Amsterdam Multilateral School (NAMS) took home the winner’s trophy yesterday from the Eli Hazel/Ministry of Education Reading and Explanation Competition. The event which was planned and executed by Fitness enthusiast in Berbice, Mr. Eli Hazel, on the occasion of his birthday, was held in collaboration with the Region Six Department of Education at […]

Hundreds of people turned up at Fogarty’s for glaucoma screening

March 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

From around 10 o’clock yesterday at the Forgarty’s  Store, Central Georgetown, hundreds, mainly senior citizens, turned up for glaucoma screening by doctors from the Georgetown Hospital, Ophthalmology and Optometry  students from the University of Guyana. Diagnosed cases were referred to specific health departments for treatment. This outreach is part of a programme of activities which […]

Giftland Mall nears completion, but no opening date set

March 14, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Dozens of business outlets including fast food restaurants, clothing lines, electronic stores and entertainment facilities are expected to be housed in the highly anticipated Giftland Mall for which an official opening date is yet to be set. During a visit to the under construction complex, yesterday, Kaieteur News observed employees buffering floors, painting walls and […]

Assassination of anti-Govt. protestor… Family appeals for calm; convinced killing linked to activism

March 12, 2015 | Filed Under News 

For 80 days, he stood outside of the offices of Attorney General, most times alone, his voice loud, railing against abuse by Government officials. For the former Queen’s College boy, he was right at home, doing his thing. From since a little boy, he has been that way. It appears that very outspokenness is what […]

Obama got plans fuh seven Guyanese

March 10, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

When you deh near to somebody who sick most times you does get sick. Like when somebody got de flu and dem go near to people who ain’t got it before de week out everybody gun get de flu. That is why nuff people worried. Barak Obama get vex wid Venezuela and Guyana deh near […]

Governments must strive to be open

March 10, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial 

“Government ought to be all outside and no inside…Everybody knows that corruption thrives in secret places, and avoids public places, and we believe it a fair presumption that secrecy means impropriety.” – Woodrow Wilson, former US president, 1913 The openness that Wilson spoke of in the early 1900s is being actively sought after even 10 […]

Kaneville man shot dead

March 7, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- body abandoned at Diamond Diagnostic Centre Police are trying to find out how a 28-year-old Kaneville, East Bank Demerara man ended up dead with a bullet in his back last Friday night. They are also trying to track down two other men who left the Diamond Diagnostic Centre hurriedly, after bringing the mortally wounded […]

Opposition shocked NICIL found US$58M to build Marriott

March 7, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- urges shares be available to local businesses The Opposition has recommended local businesses have an opportunity to bid for Marriott shares, now that the hotel in Kingston is near completion. Responding to recent disclosures by Government that it has spent more than US$58M of taxpayers’ dollars to construct the hotel and its adjoining casino […]

Venezuela rejects accusation of hindering development of Guyana

March 7, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Venezuela (Caribbean News Now) – The government of Venezuela said on Tuesday it considers unacceptable and unjust, a statement issued last weekend by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Guyana, which claimed that Venezuela is hindering the development of Guyana and its people which would be contrary to international law. A recent announcement that Exxon/Mobil’s […]

Anil Nandlall has done nothing to impact positively the administration of Justice

March 7, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Kiana Wilburg Distinguished Guyanese Scholar, Sir Fenton Ramsahoye, affirms that serious attention needs to be paid to Guyana’s judicial system. The Senior Counsel (S.C) opined that the absence of ‘checks and balances’ is causing inordinate delays for certain high profile constitutional cases. Sir Fenton said that it is disappointing that the budget cuts case […]

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