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“ICC CWC 2015 – Way too long but heating up nicely!”

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Colin E. H. Croft  ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is way too long.  It is all well and good to want to squeeze every last penny to be made from the event, but seven weeks is like trying to kill the real golden goose! Many initially interested neutrals would probably have lost whatever interest they […]

A review of the Neesa Gopaul Murder Trial to date

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The Prosecution last Friday closed its case in the trial where Bibi Shareema Gopaul and her lover, Jarvis Barry Small are indicted for murdering Gopaul’s 16-year-old daughter, Queen’s College student, Neesa Gopaul. It has been nearly a month since the trial got underway before Justice Navindra Singh. The Prosecutors brought 26 witnesses to the stand. […]

No. 69 Village watchman vanishes

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…co-worker in custody Relatives of a Number 69 Village security watchman are becoming worried over a watchman who has been missing for nearly two weeks. Anil ‘Singer Man’ Etwaroo, 45, of Number 69 Village, Corentyne, an excavator watchman, for Contractor, Budhur of Number 69 Village, left home as usual on the morning of February 17, […]

Ravens, Raiders on collision course again

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

-National Basketball Final on tonight By Edison Jefford Last year’s finalists, Dyna’s Ravens and Linden’s Retrieve Raiders were set on another collision course after quarterfinal wins Friday night that launched them into last night’s semi-final against familiar foes in the National Basketball Championship: The Road to Mecca II at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. Defending champions […]

GASA Mash Long Course Meet Gold medals for Gaskin, Fowler, Scott and George

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) 2015 season swam off yesterday with the staging of the Mashramani Long Course Swim Meet at the National Aquatic Centre, Lilendaal. This meet which is also being used as Time Trials for the CARIFTA 2015 Swimming Championship which will be held in Barbados in early April. It was opened […]

GFF to host St. Lucia for friendly match on March 22

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

In keeping with its mandate of playing more football at every level, the Guyana Football Federation Normalisation Committee is pleased to formally announce that we have successfully negotiated with the St. Lucia Football Association to play an international friendly match. The game has been confirmed for Sunday March 22, at the Guyana National Stadium Providence, […]

Teams appraised of expectations and rules as D Day looms for K&S Football

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin As the countdown continues for the grand opening of the 25th edition of the Kashif and Shanghai Football extravaganza, representatives of the participating clubs convened yesterday morning at the Club 704, Lamaha and Albert Streets, Georgetown for the debriefing sessions as the organizing principals ensure that all of the logistics are attended […]

MCYS/EBFA Pee Wee League Agricola needle Herstelling; Mocha draw Grove for first point

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Compliments of an own goal off the boot of Herstelling Raiders’ Shoran James in the 10th minute Agricola Red Triangle ended their quest for top honours in the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports (MCYS) sponsored East Bank Football Association (EBFA) with their second win in five matches. It was billed as a clash of […]

Remembering Mervyn ‘Pug’ Wilson

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

It is with profound sadness the sports fraternity learnt of the sudden passing of Mervyn ‘Pug’ Wilson (5th Nov. 1952 – 21st Fe. 2015), former National Under-19 player and former National Coach. Although he never represented the Land of Many Waters at the senior level, Wilson was an integral part of the national Under-19 team […]

Yvonne Daly supports Agricola Red Triangle FC

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Agricola Red Triangle Football Club of East Bank Demerara yesterday benefitted from a donation of equipment from overseas based Guyanese Yvonne Daly. Daly presented a quantity of football gears including, 40 complete sets of uniform, balls, socks and booths to the club at a simple ceremony held at the Agricola Playfield. Daly stated that she […]

Shakes: ‘’ I would love to play for the Golden Jaguars again!’’

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The man who scored the goal which changed the history of Guyanese football, Ricky Shakes, has announced his desire to once again feature for the National Team and help the Golden Jaguars roar in their 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Shakes, who currently plays in England for club side Boreham Wood, has an unusual history when […]

Can a diplomat help the PPP rebuild its tarnished image?

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

DEAR EDITOR, Amongst the thorns of the Jagdeoites at Freedom House she is viewed as naïve and inexperienced with a distinct and separate flair that would not fit into the mold of PPP propaganda and dirty race-bait politics. She is not a politician but a proud diplomatic who has served Guyana well. We are speaking […]

Enterprise overcome Canal No. 2 by 63 runs

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Enterprise Sports Club defeated host Canal No. 2 by 63 runs in a specially arranged T20 match played recently. Enterprise batted first and rattled up 187-4. Bhaskar Yadram and Vivian Albert laid the foundation for the visitors with an opening stand of 66. Yadram slammed seven fours before he was dismissed for 64. Albert scored […]

Former football stalwart, Mervin ‘Pug’ Wilson, laid to rest

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

He appeared serene and at peace with himself as he lay in a polished casket at Sandy’s Funeral Home, Chapel and Durban Streets, while members of the football fraternity, family members and other bereaved persons filed past to pay their respects and bid him goodbye. It was the final rites of eminent footballer and coach, […]

Melissa Kyte wins female 3-mile Mash road race in Berbice

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Melissa Kyte crossed the finish line ahead of Denise McKenzie to win a specially arranged 3-mile athletic road race organised as part of Mashramani celebrations in the Ancient County. The two athletes were presented with cash and trophies, the race ended in front of the Shav’eh Restaurant Night Club and Bar at Rose Hall Town […]

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to extricate the nation from five decades of racial animosity

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, At the announcement of the ‘Cummingsburg Accord’ on Valentine’s Day, Brig. David Arthur Granger declared, “There is no time to lose”. Those six words stand out among other significant statements in that momentous announcement for their historic parallel to what Dr. Martin Luther King preached in his iconic “I have a Dream’ sermon […]

Chaotic conditions were created by traders operating outside St. Swithin’s Church

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, This is a letter that we, the representatives of the Church of St. Swithin, wrote to the Chairman of the Best/Klein Poudriyen NDC at Poudroyen, West Bank Demerara, regarding the presence of traders at the entrance of our church. This missive was written following a visit to the NDC office on Thursday, 29 […]

Medi-Care Pharmacy has raised the bar in customer service

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I travelled to a few countries and saw many pleasant sceneries and received impeccable customer service and I always wonder when things in Guyana will improve. I am delighted to say that I have seen an improvement in the Customer service sector at the new Medi-care Pharmacy. I take this opportunity to personally […]

We must hold this current leadership accountable for their abuses

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In any civilised society governance is guided by universally accepted standards which include the respect for rights, rule of law and time honoured principles. The PPP, as a political party, when in opposition had travelled across the country and around the world crusading for the respect for these tenets. Now having been given […]

The PPP has made a fine art of blacklisting my employment and threatening existing clients

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In response to Ms. Ryhaan Shah’s latest letter. Ms. Shah says:: “Mr. Johnson writes hopefully of a new dispensation where writers and artists would be free of fear from victimization intimating, perhaps, that he has been so victimized. I am no proponent of the current government, but could he say when and how […]

Does the AFC oppose the expansion of CJIA?

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under AFC Column, Features / Columnists 

A resounding NO! The AFC would not oppose any programme or project that will enhance the socio-economic development of Guyana and Guyanese. In the case of the CJIA, we believe that the time for a full-scale expansion of the airport itself is not now. Millions of dollars were spent around 2006 to rehabilitate the airport’s […]

Enjoying the good life, or riding on the backs of the poor?

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column 

By Adam Harris Someone leaked a detailed list of people who enjoyed funding from the government for medical procedures. Indeed, the nation was informed that the government would make advances or fund people to the tune of US$5,000 – those who needed medical interventions not readily offered in Guyana. There were more than 500 names […]

Waning presidency paralyses potent parliament

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under APNU Column, Features / Columnists 

President Donald Ramotar and the People’s Progressive Party paralysed and destroyed the Guyana’s promising, potent 10th Parliament. Parliament was brought into being by the democratically expressed will of the majority of the people and was meant to pass laws and implement budgetary and other measures in accord with their will. Ramotar, after three years of […]

‘I’m ashamed of my country, my president, myself’

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

Once this caption catches the eyes of Ravi Dev, he will even refuse to take an urgent call from his boss, Bobby Ramroop, and will read it because it will give him racial propaganda against Freddie Kissoon. Dev will be disappointed. Those are not my words but of American Senator, John Mc Cain. He uttered […]

Cartoons – Sun. Mar. 01, 2015

March 1, 2015 | Filed Under Cartoons, Features / Columnists 

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