Territorial controversy…US has not ruled out military support for Guyana

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Abena Rockcliffe The United States has not ruled out military support for Guyana when it comes to dealing with Venezuela’s challenge to the country’s territorial integrity. On Friday last, President Granger said that generally, when countries have territorial disputes or controversies even reaching the point of confrontation, larger nations rarely get involved. As a […]

Dr. Van West-Charles named new GWI boss

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

-Nigel Hinds heads new Board of Directors A new board of the state-owned Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) has been announced with former top minister in the People’s National Congress (PNC), Dr. Van West-Charles, named the new Chief Executive. According to the GWI yesterday, Dr. Van West-Charles met with the Corporate Management Team on Friday with […]

CPA launches probe into child molestation at GPHC

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– security guards to be interrogated A senior official from the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) yesterday said that an investigation has been launched into the molestation of a 16-year-old female patient in the wee hours of Sunday at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). The young patient was reportedly harassed by a man said […]

Amaila road could now reach Kaieteur Falls

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…initial maintenance to cost $120,000 per kilometer-Willis The Amaila Falls Hydroelectric Project is dead but the road will be completed and possibly extended another 12 kilometres to reach Kaieteur Falls. This was revealed by Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, who yesterday met with media operatives and provided an update. According to Minister Patterson, Government […]

New govt yet to address judicial backlog

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

–   Problem  much more than the shortage of judges By Abena Rockcliffe The government, the Minister of Legal Affairs and the professionals working in the judiciary are aware that the system is clogged by an overwhelming number of unfinished cases. But the public still awaits a proactive response. Chief Justice (Ag), Ian Chang and a […]

Govt. green lights US$50M-plus Hope Beach wind farm

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A stalled wind farm project that would have added over 25 megawatts of additional power to the national grid is back on track with Government yesterday announcing that it has granted approval. The US$50M-plus project, which is being spearheaded by city businessman, Lloyd Singh and a number of other investors, will now see Government working […]

Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) Challenge…Guyana crush Panama 14-0 to maintain unbeaten run

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana inflicted a crushing 14-0 win over Panama yesterday to remain in contention to make it to the latter stages of the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) Challenge currently being played in Chicklayo, Peru. Playing in its second fixture of the competition the Guyanese were once again led to victory through magnificent stickwork from Aroydy […]

Stag Elite League …Lanferman brace sink Fruta Conquerors; Buxton needle Monedderlust

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Franklin Wilson Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United’s Delon Lanferman scored either side of play to lead his team to the top of the Stag Elite League (SEL) points table, scripting Fruta Conquerors’ 2-0 defeat in the feature game on Sunday evening last at the GFC ground, bringing an end to the fourth round of competition. […]

Four ounces of gold at stake in Flying Stars Cycling Club/Kadir Memorial cycle race

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The nation’s top cyclists will compete for one ounce of gold and a trophy when the Flying Stars Cycling Club stages the Kadir Memorial Ounce of Gold race this Sunday October 10. Cyclists will convene at the old Ministry of Housing building, Homestretch Avenue, at 07:00hrs to facilitate a prompt start half an hour later. […]

Regal Masters edge Floodlight by one wicket

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Regal Masters defeated Floodlight by one wicket when the Petema Enterprise/Nauth Motor Spares softball tournament continued on Sunday. Playing at Carifesta Sports Complex, Floodlight batted first and scored 195-9 in 20 overs. John Sumair led with 55, Anil Beharry made 34, Wayne Jones 24, Imtiaz Mohamed 23 and Richard Persaud 19. Mahendra Arjune and Fallim […]

Jamaican boxers vie for selection; Guyana identifies probable squad

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

‘Back to the Future’3rd Caribbean Goodwill Tournament… As preparations for the 3rd Caribbean Goodwill Tournament dubbed ‘Back to the Future’, and scheduled to get underway here in Guyana from November 26-29, officials of the Jamaica Amateur Boxing Association (JABA) are currently gearing up to select their best pugilists for participation. President of the JABA, Stephen […]

RHTY&SC pays courtesy calls on Ministers Henry and Hughes …

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Plans in train for massive role in Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) is planning to play a major role in Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary next year through expansion of its wide range of activities to make a positive difference in the lives […]

BCB saddened by passing of former Guyana and West Indies batsman Steve Camacho

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Berbice Cricket Board in a release stated that they deeply regret the passing of former Guyana and West Indies batsman Steve Camacho who dies last Friday in Antigua. The release form the executives of the board, ‘expressed their deepest sympathy to the family members and friends of the late cricket stalwart. His death is […]

D’Andrade finishes second in RBC/TTRRC 5km race

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

– Johnson second in 15km race Trinidad and Tobago-based Guyanese distance runner, Lionel D’Andrade was second on Sunday in ‘The Race For Hope’ when The Royal Bank (RBC) and Trinidad and Tobago’s Road Runners Club (TTRRC) held its Annual 5km and 15km Road Race. D’Andrade was back in competition after a brief rest and finished […]

Leonora retain MYO/RAF’S 10/10 Inter-Jamaat softball title

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Zaheer Mohamed Leonora defeated Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) by 16 runs to retain the 5th annual MYO/Raf’s Variety Store Inter-Jamaat 10/10 nationwide softball title on Saturday night at Albion. Led by a fine 53 from man of the match Safraz Karim, Leonora posted 121-4, batting first. Karim who slammed three fours and a similar […]

New territorial claims, need for peace highlighted

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…as PNC celebrates 58 years Earlier moves by Guyana, through the People’s National Congress (PNC) and founder leader Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, toward making integration and free trade a reality within the region were ideals brought into focus yesterday as the PNC celebrated another anniversary. The PNC, now PNCR (Reform), celebrated its 59th year with […]

Derelict building causes Kingston resident to vacate home

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Andy Atkinson, of 30, Fort Street, Kingston, has been transformed from successful businessman to a virtual refugee from his own home. This is because of the presence of a derelict building which he fears may collapse on his property at any moment. According to the 35-year-old, the building has been unoccupied for some years now, […]

PPP wants audit of Opposition Leader’s office

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

… to approach Asset Recovery Unit in pursuit of missing assets The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is crying foul over the government’s delay in handing over assets for the Leader of the Opposition’s office. The opposition party is now calling for an audit into the office to identify and recover listed assets. This line was […]

More focus being placed on education – Environmentalist

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Close to four months after its infectious start, the cleanup campaign, which had everyone wanting to play their role in the country’s re-beautification, has dwindled rather significantly. The campaign which was spearheaded by environmentalist Sherod Duncan attracted donations and on-the-ground help from several companies, businesses and organizations, mostly from Georgetown. A recent interview with Sherod […]


October 6, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial, Features / Columnists 

The coalition government is just over four months old but it is the perfect time for it to start making the changes it promised during the election campaign. It is incumbent on the government to be the instrument of positive change. The people can take guidance and encouragement from the government and initiate in a […]

GPOC releases four new locally themed postage stamps

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Four new locally themed postage stamps were yesterday unveiled at the Hand-in-Hand Mutual Insurance Company in observance of the company’s 150 year anniversary. Present at the ceremony were Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson, and representatives from several other Insurance companies. The recently unveiled stamps of $80 and $150 denominations are now […]

Inspectors to crack down on electrical connections on commercial buildings

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Government inspectors are set this week to carry out visual inspections on commercial businesses to ensure electrical units are in keeping with regulations. According to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, the checks were supposed to have started yesterday in six of the 10 Regions across the country- Regions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10. […]


October 6, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

School children have enough problems memorizing the names of those new ministries that have been created by the government. So please, do not ask them to name the junior ministers of the government. These ministers are becoming increasingly invisible with each passing day. The limelight always seems to be on the President and the other […]

Audit Office aiming for ‘paperless’ operations

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The Audit Office of Guyana is continuing its mandate to deliver improved public accountability. It will soon be moving its operations to a paperless environment. The revelation was made by Auditor General (AG) Deodat Sharma, who last week presented the 2014 AG Report to Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland. According to Sharma, […]

GTU President highlights hindrances to teachers’ empowerment

October 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

—as World Teachers’ Day is observed The entire world yesterday celebrated the contribution of teachers to nation building under the common theme, “Empowering Teachers, Building Sustainable Societies.” But according to President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Mr. Mark Lyte, there are many hindrances to the true empowerment of teachers. He pointed to the fact […]

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