Dem boys seh… Blows line up fuh de fat crook

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Dem boys does always sound de warning that sooner or later some serious lash gun pass fuh all de wickedness dat going on in high places. De Good Book don’t wrong; and is in there dem boys read that “He that knoweth his master’s will, and doeth it not, shall be beaten with many stripes.” […]

Dem boys seh… De prophet did warn bout Jagdeo and de others

November 25, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Dem boys read something in one of de good book and from de time dem see de words dem seh that Jagdeo family used to live in old time days and he follow in dem footsteps. Back then one of dem prophet write: “Look at dem, bloated by self-importance- full of demself but dem souls […]

Two on trial for murder at Better Hope Community Centre Ground

November 18, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Christopher Singh, called ‘Chris,’ and his friend Davindra Bushram, called ‘Bird Brains’ are currently on trial at the High Court for the murder of Javid Mohamed. The duo allegedly robbed and killed Mohamed following a floodlight cricket match at the Better Hope Community Centre Ground on September 11, 2010. The victim was beaten and stabbed […]

The reality of Guyanese youth

November 18, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, As young people, we are idealistic in our philosophical view of life and we romanticise about taking the world on, transforming the structures as well as revolutionising the cultural behaviour of the people that exist in our spaces. Sad to say, as the years roll by and responsibilities pile on, we move from […]

The Lacuna in the organisation of the National Cane Farming Committee

November 18, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, From a distance, but not too distant, I have noted what purports to be a contretemps surrounding one of my areas of special interest – cane farming-amongst membership of what is styled the National Cane Farming Committee. As the pioneer in organising the development of the ‘small’ cane farming sector in the sugar […]

International Conference on Indian Diaspora

November 18, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The Indian Council for Cultural Relations has announced it is organizing a three day international conference on ”Indian Diaspora & Cultural Heritage: Past, Present & Future” in Delhi. The conference offers a platform to researchers and scholars, particularly the younger generation, to share the Indian Diaspora experiences of preserving Indian cultural heritage and develop strategies for promoting […]

King Medas Classic – the catalyst to international stardom

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The event was staged last Sunday the inaugural edition of the 5K King Medas Classic/Pansy Adonis Memorial Athletics meet. The promoters are heartened by the response from the athletes as well as the spectators and are bent on making the 2nd edition an even bigger event. Consequently, Andy Medas King, the man whose initiative and […]

Flying Ace Cycle Club annual ‘Track Attack’ race on today

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Flying Ace Cycling Club in Berbice will today hold its annual one day ‘Track Attack’ cycle event at the Area H Ground Rose Hall Town, Corentyne. Apart from cycling there will also be flat races and a number of novelty events. Cyclists and athletes from Berbice including New Amsterdam, Canje, West Berbice and Corentyne […]

Blairmont Cricket Club Clash of the Champions 20/20 on today

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Blairmont Cricket Club of West Berbice will be holding its inaugural fundraiser “Clash of the Champions” 20/20 cricket competition today. Three teams are set to participate in the day’s action namely Universal DVD Berbice Titans, Young Warriors of East Canje and Blairmont Blazers. The day’s activity will have two 20/20 matches, game 1(Playoff) will […]

Positivity needed for Committee to succeed

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Santokie Nagulendran There seems to be a general consensus of ‘cautious optimism’ amongst followers of Guyanese football in regards to FIFA’s appointment of a 5-member Normalisation Committee to handle the affairs of the Guyana Football Federation. Optimistic because new faces have been installed, with no ties or links to previous administrations which have let […]

Min of Health/Health 2000Inc/Min of Education/Ansa McAl Girls Schools Football Girls Pee Wee Schools Football Tournament kicks off

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Yesterday marked a special day in the existence of the Petra Organisation when the Ministry of Health/Health 2000Inc/Ministry of Education/Ansa McAl Girls Schools Football got underway, at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue. Speaking at the Opening, Petra Organisation Co-Director Troy Mendonca spoke about the challenge they faced to organise football for girls […]

“WI selectors caught between rocks and hard places!”

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Colin E. H. Croft There are two suggestions that are apropos for West Indies selectors’ biggest recent quandary: Firstly, “If you only have lemons available, then you had better learn to make and enjoy lemonade!” and secondly, “Life is very difficult whenever you are caught between a rock and an especially hard place!” Chairman Clive […]

Did you know?

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

This week Statistician Charwayne asks, ‘Did you know that British Guiana Footballers had to travel by boat to Trinidad then fly to Barbados in 1963?’ Did you know that because of a countrywide strike that shut down the Airport in 1963, British Guiana Football Team had to travel by M.V Sunshine to Trinidad where they […]

West Berbice T20 Cricket Festival Wins for Rainbow Generation and Bath

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Rainbow Generation and Bath recorded victories when the West Berbice T20 Festival commenced recently with two matches. Playing at Bath Community Centre ground, Rainbow Generation thumped Monedderlust by eight wickets in the morning fixture. Batting first, Monedderlust managed 111-7 off their reduced 15 overs. Orwin Johnson scored 47, Arthley Bailey 27 and Travis Perry 21. […]

Seaboard Marine CMRC Seereeram, Matthew Vieira, Thompson, Persaud on pole in respective categories Group 4 pole sitter to be determined today

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Amid the disappointment of fans not being able to witness the preliminary showdown in the Group 4 category due to circumstances beyond the control of the Organisers, those that assembled at the South Dakota Circuit yesterday for the time trials saw some exciting action in the other divisions. According to the Organisers, the Group 4 […]

Better Hope battle Enterprise for ECCB Trophy Stall U-19 title today

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

After a hectic season of outstanding youth cricket competitions on the East Coast which saw many youngsters excelling especially with the professional training programmes and the East Coast Cricket Board’s (ECCB) Annual Academy, Better Hope Sports Club will clash with Enterprise ‘Busta’ Sports Club today at the Better hope Community Centre in the final of […]

Elections are imminent, another minority parliament looms

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under My Column 

Some time back I wrote that if only people could talk to each other the country would be a better place. I remember back in 2012 there was a lot of fuss over the first budget that the Ramotar administration was presenting. The opposition which controlled the Parliament said that it should have had a […]

Ramotar presidency: Does the King Kong label apply?

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Freddie Kissoon 

(Writer’s note: My week with the President ends today) The injunction former President Bharrat Jagdeo sought against me in 2011 from the Chief Justice (ag) still stands. It orders me not to publish the caption and exact words used in a June 2010 column on the policies and styles of Mr. Jagdeo. But here is […]

Stag Beer/EDFA Senior League Ann’s Grove blank Buxton United, Mahaica thump Sparta

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Ann’s Grove and Mahaica recorded victories when play in the Stag Beer sponsored East Demerara Football Association (EDFA) senior league continued on Friday night at the Victoria Community Centre ground, East Coast Demerara. Facing off in the feature game, two first half goals by Ann’s Grove were enough to pilot them to full points against […]

Herstelling Raiders to host 4-a-side tourney Jagroops Auto Electrical Est. sponsor trophies

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

With the main objective of keeping their members active and to show appreciation for their sterling efforts throughout the year, the Herstelling Raiders Football Club will be running off a 4-a-side competition among its members from Saturday at the Farm Community Centre Ground, East Bank Demerara. Executive Member and Assistant Coach Paul Sookram in an […]

CARICOM governments to increase quality information on CSM to nationals

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals in six member states are to benefit from a greater flow of tailored information on the CARICOM Single Market (CSM). This is under a new project that aims to connect nationals with the information they need to work, travel and do business in participating CARICOM countries. Over the next five months, […]

Mahendra Persaud thrilled with performances at seniors -says Guyana enjoyed another fantastic year

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Franklin Wilson Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) Long Range Captain Mahendra Persaud is of the view that this year’s senior championships which concluded at the Guyana Defence Force Timehri Rifle Ranges Sunday last produced a high standard of shooting by all the participants in the X and O classes. Following three days of close […]

WICB Regional First-Class Franchise cricket Deonarine hits unbeaten 110 as ‘Jaguars’ tighten grip on Leewards

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers Watched by Chairman of the West Indies selectors Clive Lloyd and fellow selector Courtney Browne, 31-year-old left-hander Narsingh Deonarine moved a step closer to a West Indies recall with a magnificent unbeaten 110 on a slow, two-paced Providence track to help Guyana Jaguars to 343 against the Leewards on day two of […]

President Donald Ramotar creates ‘one-party’ state

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under APNU Column 

President Donald Ramotar has created Guyana’s first ‘one-party’ dictatorship. He promulgated a Proclamation to prorogue parliament on Monday 10th November 2014. He has, thereby, peremptorily paralysed the parliamentary process by preventing formal sittings of the National Assembly. The President’s Proclamation stifled the voices of the people’s legitimate representatives in the National Assembly. The ‘Proclamation’ extinguished […]

VIP experience to be awesome at Races today

November 16, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michelle Correia We have all heard that old expression, “Behind every great man is a great woman”; There have even been countless jokes and parodies based on it: from the meddling mother and irksome nagging wife. All jokes aside, there’s another way of looking at it: and quite literally and more often than not […]

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