Patricia Sanasie execution…Daughter positively IDs mother’s killer

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Three months after she was gunned down in front of her home, investigators are now preparing to charge a man who they are convinced was the killer of business woman Patricia Sanasie. Kaieteur News understands that on Friday police detained a man, Richard Stanton called ‘Ritchie’, who they say is the prime suspect in the […]

Min. Ramsaran’s behaviour mirrors Jagdeo and Nandlall – APNU+AFC

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…crosses every boundary of decency The Women and Youth Groups of A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition has added their voices to the many others which have registered utter disapproval of the ‘slap and strip threat’ made recently by Minister of Health, Bheri Ramsaran. Last Monday, Ramsaran verbally abused and […]

Former magistrate Fazil Azeez shot

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Former Magistrate Fazil Azeez is listed in a stable condition at a city hospital after he was shot by a man who mysteriously fled leaving a bag of money behind. The incident occurred yesterday around 11:00 hours at the Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara where Azeez is constructing a house. Azeez was shot one […]

Ordinary man pays three times more than Jagdeo for same size house lot

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…Jagdeo pays $114 per sq ft, Ordinary citizen pays $317 per sq ft The presence of former President Bharrat Jagdeo on the campaign trail for the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is to protect the questionable wealth he has accumulated. That is the view of the political opposition spokesman, Joseph Harmon. One of the pieces […]

Govt. and Berbice Bridge Co. conspire to conceal deep financial problems – Ram

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

There seems to be mischief afoot and a conspiracy involving Azeena Baksh, Registrar of Companies; the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. (BBCI); and Dr. Ashni Singh, Minister of Finance to conceal information from the public about the company. According to accountant, Christopher Ram, writing on his online blog, chrisram.net, one year after the National Insurance Scheme […]

James Anderson inspires victory

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

BBC Sport – James Anderson inspired England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test. Anderson took three wickets, two catches and ran out Jason Holder with a direct hit as the home side slipped from an overnight 202-2 to 307 all out. That left England 143 to […]

Busta Soft Shoe Football Competition…Queen Street produces inspiring display against Ballerz

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

– West Front Road, Festival City, Cross Street also advance After a slow start to the inaugural Busta Soft Shoe Football Competition, both the fans turnout and the quality of play has built up as witnessed on Friday night in Round of 16 action, at the GFC ground. In what was easily the biggest crowd […]

Linden Guinness ‘Greatest of de Streets’ resumes this evening

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Linden segment of the Guinness ‘Greatest of de Streets’ Competition continued on Friday evening with eight more games, at the Mackenzie Market Tarmac. In the night’s full results are: Game 1 Classic Six 1 Cherokee Park 0 Classic Six scorer Royston Fraser 18th min Game 2 Main Street Panthers 2 Buck Hill 1 Main […]

McPherson leads FAPC to Commissioner Inter-Division T20 crown

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Sports 

Sherwin McPherson slammed an attacking half century to guide Felix Austin Police College (FAPC) to a five-wicket victory over A Division in the final of the Guyana Police Force Inter-Division Commissioner T20 competition yesterday at Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary. Batting first, A Division managed 111 all out in 19.3 overs. Jason Heyliger led […]

Persaud guides Demerara to GCB/RSI inter-county 50-over title

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Zaheer Mohamed Akshaya Persaud stroked a fluent 90 off 116 balls to guide defending champions Demerara to a five-wicket victory over the select U17 team in the final of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Raj Singh Insurance Brokers ( RSI) inter-county U19 50-over tournament yesterday. The left handed Persaud slammed five fours and four sixes […]

Five-man Eagles soar above Patriots

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Fielding exactly five players, Starr Computers Eagles soared above Melanie Patriots Friday night in the Under-23 Division of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) ‘Kings of the Hard Court’ Competition on Burnham Basketball Court. Eagles managed their ‘fouls’ with precision since foul trouble would have evicted the basic team from the contest, owed to them […]

“West Indies bowlers need better pitches!”

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Sports 

Colin E. H. Croft Present West Indies pitches are killing our fast bowlers and spinners too! I often wonder if (Sir) Wes Hall, Michael Holding, Joel Garner, (Sir) Andy Roberts, Malcolm Marshall, Ian Bishop, Patrick Patterson, me – Colin Croft – (Sir) Curtly Ambrose, Charlie Griffith, Roy Gilchrist and Courtney Walsh, the most aggressive and […]

Kraft Toucan Industries Ltd Junior Squash Skill Level tournament continues

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Squash Association, in collaboration with its corporate sponsor Digicel continued the Kraft Toucan Industries junior Skill Level tournament at the Georgetown Club on Friday evening with matches in all eight groups. Group A saw Alec Melville and Nyron Joseph cruise to straight set victories over Larissa and Akeila Wiltshire respectively. In Group B […]

GSSF hosts another successful Steel Challenge Shooting Competition

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The fascinating thing about sport shooting is that is draws persons together from all walks of life. This was demonstrated on Saturday 18th April, 2015 when a diverse group of local handgun shooters (comprising of criminal attorneys-at-law, civil attorneys, businessmen, civil engineers, IT consultants, a farmer, dentist, pilot and psychiatrist) braved the rains of that […]

Golden Jaguars and Suriname dare to dream big

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Santokie Nagulendran When Guyana, aka the Golden Jaguars, play Suriname this Thursday in Paramaribo, it will mark the fourth International game for the Guyanese National team this calendar year. To put that in perspective, that’s more competitive games in the past four months than the whole of 2013 and 2014 combined, which is both […]

A Sport and Art legend, ‘Caribbean Man’

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

– Dr. Ian Mc Donald is a beacon to this Nation’s youth By Mike Baptiste If there was ever an award for a truly Caribbean man living in Guyana, then the name of Dr. Ian Archie Mc Donald would surely top the list of nominees. And indeed, he has received his share of the awards […]

Downes storms into Assuria Open Classic Men’s Singles semis

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Number one seed Anthony Downes continued his impressive run in the Assuria Open Tennis Classic by defeating Sandeep Chand 6-0, 6-2 in their quarterfinals matchup at the Nash Tennis Court. Downes had earlier reached the quarterfinals with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Oswin Coggins, whilst Chand got by talented junior Keenan Persaud 4-6 6-1 6-3. The […]

Golden Jaguars fine tuning for Suriname friendly on Thursday night

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Franklin Wilson Guyana’s Golden Jaguars christened the new football field at the recently commissioned multi-million dollar Leonora all-weather athletic track on Friday afternoon last as they fine tune preparations ahead of their international friendly match against Suriname on Thursday evening in the Dutch speaking nation. Commenting on the session and more importantly the game, […]

Lens Craft Optical/EBFA U-13 League …Diamond upset Herstelling, Grove also win; Warriors and Mocha draw

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Diamond United sprung the biggest surprise yet on day three of the inaugural Lens Craft Optical sponsored East Bank Football Association Under-13 league which continued at the Grove Playfield yesterday with three matches. A Diamond United unit led by Captain Teon Forde handed Herstelling Raiders their first defeat of the league by a 2-0 margin […]

Cell phone scams continue

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…Digicel customers advised to “be smart” Guyanese across the country are being defrauded of huge sums of cash as the wave of cell phone scams continue. One customer, who asked to remain anonymous, told this newspaper that her sister was called early one morning and told that she was the winner of $900,000 from Digicel. […]

Let’s Be Like The Palm Tree

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Food For Thought 

Do you need motivation today? Take a look at the palm tree.  You can cut it, but you can’t kill it! The minerals and nutrients most trees need to survive are found on the surface, just below the bark, so, when you cut them, they die. But not the palm tree. Its life comes from […]

51 nurses to undergo training

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Twenty-one Nursing Assistants and 30 Professional Nurses have been inducted for training at the Kingston Nursing School Annex. They are currently undergoing orientation and are set to begin training early next month. This is the 126th batch of Professional Nurses and the 69th batch of Nursing Assistants to have been enlisted for training. Tiffany Scott, […]

Operate public health sector like a business – says medical practitioner

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The operation of the public health system must be subjected to business principles. This assertion was made recently by, Dr. Surendra Persaud, who has insisted that “you have got to run things with good governance; you are providing a service.” The medical practitioner is named as a candidate for A Partnership for National Unity and […]

From the Diaspora…DEBATES, PROVOCATEURS AND FEMINISM

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Ralph Seeram Never knew so many people in Guyana had feminists cause at heart; never knew so many people in Guyana cared about violence against women, be it sexual or otherwise, or abused women. This week they all came out of the “woodworks” following Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran’s sexist remarks, against Sherlina Nageer. First […]

E’bo gets relief from blackouts

April 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Two backup Caterpillar engines were transported to the Essequibo Coast on Friday to facilitate residents, particularly those at Fairfield with electricity, on the southern half of the Essequibo Coast. From reports, the backup engines would be used to supply electricity to residents on the southern feeder, while the Wartsila engine at Anna Regina Power plant […]

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