‘Owner’ of burnt Robb Street property, employee charged with murders/arson

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Court Stories, Features / Columnists, News 

By Rehanna Ramsay More than two years after arsonists torched a Robb Street, Georgetown building roasting its occupants alive, police have charged the alleged culprits and placed them before the court. Ganga Kishna, 72, a businessman of Lot 11 North Road, Bourda and his employee Avishkar Kissoon, 24, of Lot 1 Sherriff Street, Georgetown appeared […]

Govt. will attack gold smuggling, reckless exploitation of timber – Broomes tells House

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

By Abena Rockcliffe Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes yesterday told the National Assembly of the plans to ensure that Guyana is able to benefit from the country’s natural resources just as much as those involved in logging and gold mining. “It is the intention of this administration to ensure that the […]

Poor man will have to pay more for newer cars

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

-dealers ask Govt. to reconsider proposed tax change By Leonard Gildarie A plan by Government to restrict the importation of vehicles older than eight years into the country will only make the vehicles more expensive for the working class, auto dealers are warning. The body now wants Government to rethink those plans and to meet […]

Cops detain suspect in restaurant owner’s murder-believe gunman panicked after victim screamed

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Police have detained a suspect as they continue to hunt for the bandits that shot and killed restaurant owner, Xiu Di Yang at No. 57 Village, Corentyne on Sunday. The 49-year-old owner of the Gin LI Lai Restaurant was shot around 19.50 hrs, allegedly by one of two unmasked men who had gained entry to […]

Bandit nabbed after robbing bus driver at gunpoint

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Would-be bandit, Troy Williams, was captured shortly after noon yesterday, minutes after he had robbed a minibus driver and a passenger at gunpoint of $8,000 and $500 respectively. The robbery occurred around 12.30 hrs at Providence, East Bank Demerara. Troy Williams, 23, hails from Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara. Police identified the victims as Ameer Karim, […]

New Chairman, Robert Badal, vows to stamp out corruption in GPL

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

New Chairman of the Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL), Robert Badal, has vowed to stamp out corruption within that state-owned company. Badal, a prominent businessman who owns Pegasus Hotel and the Guyana Stockfeeds Limited, said that among some of the top issues to be tackled will be that of efficiency. On Friday, Badal and […]

De court waiting fuh Rohee

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Old people does always seh that moon does run till day ketch am. Brassington does always tell he wife that parable and she does laugh. She does tun round and tell him de same parable gun ketch up wid you one day. That day did come quick because he wanted by de police in Guyana. […]

Under-19 World Cup 2016 …Imlach, Hetmeyer steer West Indies into semi-finals

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Zimbabwe and Scotland also win ESPNcricinfo – Shimron Hetmyer, the West Indies captain, had contributed all of 23 runs in four innings going into the quarterfinals of the Under-19 World Cup. When the heat was on, he led the way with a sparkling half-century that helped West Indies chase down Pakistan’s 227 for 6 by […]

CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying – Texas 2016…

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Lady Jags upbeat and passionate ahead of Thursday’s clash with Canada   By Franklin Wilson in New York compliments of: Fazia’s Collection, Crown Mining Supply, Anglin Enterprises USA, Stag Beer, Germans Restaurant, Queensway Security Service They defeated the mighty Reggae Girls in Trinidad and Tobago last November 2-1 to book the final CFU spot to […]

4th Annual Milo U-20 Schools Football Competition…N/Ruimveldt, N/ Georgetown, QC register wins

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

North Ruimveldt, North Georgetown and Queen’s College were the teams registering full points when the 4th Annual Milo Under-20 Schools Football Competition continued Sunday at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue. In the opening encounter, North Ruimveldt cruised past a game, but clearly outclassed Houston 4-1 with Matthew Harrison registering a brace in […]

Sarwan to lead E’bo in Inter-County U15 tourney

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Amos Sarwan had been chosen to lead Essequibo in the upcoming Guyana Cricket Board Inter-County U15 tournament. Bumeshwar Ramkissoon of Wakenaam will serve as his deputy. The full squad reads; Amos Sarwan (Capt.), Bumeshwar Ramkissoon, Sheldon Charles, Romario Stephan. Lance Roberts, Lallbachan Seeram, Saeed Hack, Mahase Ramnarine, Badesh Parsotam, Hamel Lam, Sylvian Williams, Ameer Singh, […]

Foster continues form at AAG Development Meet

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

-Samuels win sprint double Andrea Foster continued her early form on Sunday when The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) held its second Developmental Meet at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary after comfortably winning her 800m race. Foster ran 2:24.8 secs ahead of Mercury Fast Laners’ Sasha James, who was second in 2:40.7. Avon […]

Phantom claim Roy Davis Memorial Dominoes title

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Phantom chalked up 79 games to win the final of the Roy Davis Memorial Dominoes competition which was contested on Sunday night at Gaulding Place, South Ruimveldt. Rage placed second with 78 and TNT third on 74. Hugh Gordon and Orin Favourite made 15 each for the winners, while Ron Callendar got 17 and Cargail […]

Sarjoo leads North Soesdyke to EBDCA Executive T20 crown

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

By Zaheer Mohamed A fine all-round performance by Sunil Sarjoo handed North Soesdyke a comfortable 84-run victory over Bayrock of Linden when the final of the East Bank Demerara Cricket Association (EBDCA) Executive Cup T20 tournament was contested on Sunday at Farm. North Soesdyke recovered from 30-4 to post 145-8 after they decided to bat […]

Balram Persaud crash…Rohee suggests foul play in vehicle accident

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee, has called for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to utilize the live feed from the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) link between the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) to uncover what happened to Assistant Police Commissioner, Balram Persaud. During a press conference at the People’s […]

Zeelugt residents call for removal of asphalt plant

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Residents of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo are calling on the relevant authorities to immediately remove an asphalt plant from their community. The plant which went into  operation early last year, is affecting the everyday lives of residents by releasing air pollutants. The Asphalt plants mixes gravel and sand with crude oil derivatives to make the […]


February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The purpose for each person having a tax identification number (TIN) was to allow the tax department to have a record of every taxpayer or potential taxpayer in the country.  If you wanted to do any form of business with the government you require a TIN. In this way, the Guyana Revenue Authority is able […]

Robbery/home invasion on land court judge…Suspected getaway driver grilled over his role

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Court Stories, Features / Columnists, News 

Anthony David, one of the five men charged with the home invasion and robbery committed on Land Court Judge Nicola Pierre, and her husband Mohamed Chand, was said to be the driver of the getaway car. This is according to the testimony of Detective Assistant Superintendent, Mitchell Caesar—Head of the Major Crime Units Criminal Investigation […]

Linden resident donates street signs

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Twelve street signs were erected in Central Mackenzie, Linden, on Sunday morning by a resident who is also a Councillor at the Mayor and Town Council. According to Derek ‘Skinny’ Wilson, he decided to erect the street signs so that anyone coming into the Town would know where they are going. “This is not in […]

Region 10 completes Action plan for Regional Development

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

-Four more Regions to benefit The Region Ten Democratic Council (RDC) has completed its Plan of Action for Regional Development (PARD). Discussions are underway to arrange how it will be implemented. During a recent Round Table Discussion on PARD at the Herdmanston Lodge, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan recalled that this was the fulfillment of […]

A new system of community management

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Editorial, Features / Columnists 

There is a movement afoot to include the widest possible section of the various communities to manage their affairs. At last the laws governing Local Government Elections have been modified to include even an independent candidate. Up until recently, voting was done along party lines. For the last Local Government Elections, the then Opposition Leader […]

Assistant Police Commissioner is out of danger – source

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Three days after he was involved in an accident on the western approach to the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Balram Persaud is said to be out of danger. This is according to one of his colleagues, who visited the injured Persaud at the Balwant Singh Hospital recently. Kaieteur News understands that as […]

MFK murder conspiracy…Magistrate sets March date for commencement of PI

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under Court Stories, Features / Columnists, News 

Lennox ‘Two Colours’ Wayne, the prosecution’s main witness in the trail of Police Sergeant Leon Lindo, who is accused of conspiring to kill businessman, Mohamed F. Khan, will gave his testimony on March 7. This date was set yesterday by Magistrate Judy Latchman sitting in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the commencement of a Preliminary […]

Wales Estate gets stakeholders’ attention

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

– formation of a public company proposed Yields from cane grown at the Wales, West Bank Demerara, Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Estate dropped from 68 tonnes cane per hectare (TCH) to 51 TCH between 2008 and 2015. During that same period, private farmers increased their supply from 7,700 to 10, 200 tonnes, that is, from […]

Gov’t slow on outstanding Public Service & Education COI- PPP

February 9, 2016 | Filed Under News 

-Delays release of outstanding forensic audit reports The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is accusing the Government of dragging out the release of outstanding forensic audit reports, the Public Service Commission of Inquiry (COI) report and the COI into the education system. According to PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee, the release of the Public Service COI, […]

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