Judicial Review Act in limbo

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…as Chancellor decides to review High Court rules four years later In a tit-for-tat that has seemingly exposed the indifference which obtains in the legal and legislative sector, Attorney General Anil Nandlall has accused Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram, of being unaware of what obtains when he accused him of deliberately not bringing into force the Judicial […]

Courts ‘throws back’ to ‘70s with “funky” promotion

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Yesterday, as part of ‘Customer Service Week’, Courts Guyana took customers back to a “funkier time” where bell-bottom jeans, afros and disco fashion dominated, as staff and a few customers dressed up in the style of the 1970s. Customers, who chose to adorn themselves in the trends from four decades ago, were lucky to receive […]

Miners urged to up declarations as gold price climbs again

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Gold prices climbed almost US$30 per ounce Wednesday after plunging to a four-year low over the weekend. The turn of events on the world market has heartened regulators, with Government yesterday urging miners to grab the opportunities to up production and declarations. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, along with its […]

Criticism of MPs’ performance…Govt. constrains, deliberately makes Opposition ineffective – Ramjattan

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Kiana Wilburg While politicians are currently courting the public as the time for the debate over the No-Confidence Motion draws near, criticisms have continued to increase as to whether the political opposition has and is, performing at its best, in and out of the National Assembly. Leader of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), […]

$10,000 Cash Grant pay-out set to commence tomorrow

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under News 

A date has finally been set for the commencement of the distribution of the Government-assured $10,000 cash grant. According to information coming out of the Ministry of Education, the first bout of the distribution will commence tomorrow in Bartica. The inaugural cash grant is one that was announced by Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh, when […]

Parliament desperately needs Legal Dept. – Speaker

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Kiana Wilburg While Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman is concerned about the lack of a financial and analytical support team for the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and for other parliamentarians, in the form of a Budget Office, he has also expressed deep concern over the absence of a legal department for the […]

Jagdeo greedy from small

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Helping others brings happiness, but selfishness never can. When Jagdeo was a li’l boy he stand outside a sweetie shop at Mahaica and peep inside at all dem nice sweetie deh. Up come a rich man, see how Jagdeo watching de sweetie and feel sorry fuh he. De man hold he hand and carry he […]

‘A’ House emerge champions at Comenius Primary School 2-day Sports

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

After the completion of several closely contested events ‘A’ House emerged Champions when the Comenius Primary School Sports two-day ended at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ground, yesterday. On the first day of the Sports, ‘A’ House finished on top in the Field Events with 130 points at the National Park while ‘C’ House with […]

GOA’s act of generosity wipe out last year’s disappointment

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The generosity which was extended to the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) by the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) made this country’s non-participation at last year’s NACRA Sevens Tournament faded memory. Yesterday, the GOA made good on a promise it made to the Union following earlier discussions when President K. Juman Yasin handed over a cheque […]

Female Referee Maurees Skeete officiates at CONCACAF Women’s Championship

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Touted as the next Diane Ferreira-James on the pitch, local referee Ms. Maurees Skeete has been afforded the distinguished privilege of officiating at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship set for the cities of Kansas, Chicago, Washington DC and Philadelphia in the USA from next Wednesday. Skeete, no stranger to officiating on the big stage also […]

United Insurance Golf Tournament at Lusignan tomorrow

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

United Insurance, a Barbados based Insurance Company, through its local agent John Fernandes Insurance Services Ltd (JFISL), will be sponsoring its fourth Golf Tournament at the Lusignan Golf Course tomorrow. “United Insurance of Barbados, is pleased to continue supporting Golf in Guyana,” said Ms Gayle Robinson, Administrative Manager of JFISL. United Insurance, now renamed Massy […]

WICB thanks players for professionalism

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board has congratulated and thanked the members of the West Indies Cricket Team for their professionalism and sterling performance in the First One Day International against India resulting in a win for the regional team by a comprehensive 124 runs. As is known, the match was under […]

Stag announces support for Guyana Softball Cup IV

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Ansa McAl, under its Stag Beer Brand, yesterday officially announced its support for the Guyana Softball Cup IV that bowls off this month end at several venues in Georgetown. The competition will feature teams from North America and Guyana. “Ansa McAl Trading Ltd will be continuing its support of sport in Guyana as it collaborates […]

R & D Engineering Service T20 – North E’bo…Charity, Devonshire Castle book final spot

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Charity and Devonshire Castle have secured their places in the final of the R & D Engineering Service T20 tournament after winning their respective semi-final matches played recently at Walton Hall in North Essequibo. Charity thumped Ravens by 10 wickets in their encounter which was reduced to 15 overs due to rain. Ravens tallied 99-6 […]

MCYS / EBFA U-13 League

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The feature match on day three of the inaugural Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports (MCYS), East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Under-13 league tomorrow is a potentially mouth watering affair between Grove Hi Tech and Herstelling Raiders. Both teams are unbeaten after two matches each and fans can look forward to a keen battle between […]

St Stephen’s Primary School Inter House Athletics…Odelli Straughm and Ekon Clarke shines

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Eagles are known to fly high while doves have demonstrated similar propensities but yesterday morning the Kiskadees flew the highest and carted off the championship honours when the St. Stephen’s Primary School Inter House Athletic Championships concluded at the Ministry of Education Ground, Carifesta Avenue. Kiskadee House amassed 407 points while Dove scored 368 to […]

Carib Beer 1st Div. T20 continues this weekend in Berbice

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Play in the Carib Beer first division T20 cricket competition continues this weekend in Berbice with Zone A and B second round matches on Sunday, rescheduled Zone C matches will be contested tomorrow and Sunday. Following are the fixtures: Saturday 09:00hrs         1. Albion Community Centre vs Port Mourant at Albion 2. Rose Hall Town […]

Soca Warriors trounce Dom. Rep. 6-1, Barbados, Antigua and Guadeloupe also win

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Home team Trinidad and Tobago hammered Dominican Republic 6-1 at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Wednesday evening when Group 7, Round 2 action in the Caribbean Football Union Men’s Caribbean Cup kicked off. In the other game at that venue, Antigua & Barbuda defeated St. Lucia 2-1. In Group 8 play at the Sylvia Cator […]

Zone Two cops top honours as District (11) Inter Zone School’s Athletic Championships concludes

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

A large crowd of cheering supporters filled the only stand at the southern end while another similarly vociferous bunch lined the southern parameters in support of their choice when athletes from schools in the North Georgetown District (11) competed in the Inter Zone School’s Athletic Championships at the Police Sports Complex Ground, Eve Leary yesterday […]

GOA advances Nabi & Sons $6M to complete next phase

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) took another giant step towards the completion of its Headquarters at Liliendaal when Secretary General Hector Edwards advanced a cheque worth $6 million to representative of Enginneering Firm Nabi & Sons Shir Nabi, during a simple ceremony which was conducted in its Head Office yesterday. The funding represented a portion […]

Linden Inter Community Softball…Hill Foot Vipers and Wairuni Conquerors are the male and female winners

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Hill Foot Vipers emerged as winner of the Linden Inter Community Softball Championship squeezing past Kairuni Rising Stars by six runs in a thriller. Batting first, Hill Foot Vipers were bowled out for 121 in their allotted 12 overs, thanks to Lamtie Hinds’ top score of 34 and Vicky Raghubeer’s 21. Marley Bharrat took 3-26 […]

GVF announces impressive calendar for remainder of 2014

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

- Guyana to field male and female teams at Continental Cup in Rio    The Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) headed by Commander John Flores has unveiled an impressive calendar of activities for the remainder of 2014. The GVF said that it will be hosting some of the biggest and most competitive events serving off from […]

Damaged koker…Flood victims count their losses

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Latoya Giles and Romila Boodram It was around 02:00hrs on Thursday that residents of Peter’s Hall and Providence, East Bank of Demerara, helplessly watched as water rushed into their homes after a koker located between the communities collapsed. By 06:00hrs many houses were filled with up to four feet of water. The damage could […]


October 10, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The issue of schoolchildren having sex is one that should concern all of us. It is worrying, but not as worrying as the continuing tendency in this country to blame the educational system for sexual acts committed by schoolchildren outside of the precincts of the school. The recent reports in the media suggest that sexual […]

Death of four-year-old at GPHC…Mother determined to get justice

October 10, 2014 | Filed Under News 

 – still trying to get answers from health officials Had his life not ended abruptly on December 10, 2013, Jaden Mars would have been preparing to celebrate his fifth birthday next Wednesday (October 15, 2014). And the thought of facing the birth date of her first born is proving to be too much for 29-year-old […]

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