Jagdeo invested $20B from Treasury to enrich self, family and friends

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Kaieteur News has been at the forefront of reporting on corruption and other questionable deals in which billions of taxpayers’ dollars were blatantly used to secretly fill the pockets of a few. As a result of extensive research and consultations with worried industry experts, Kaieteur News has unearthed a massive scheme by former President Bharrat […]

We condone corruption in Guyana

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Editorial 

Guyana never escapes international attention when it comes to corruption. The fact that the country is rated as one of the most corrupt in the world is not something that we should take lightly. It is most embarrassing and it exposes the will, or lack thereof, of the authorities to stamp out this most heinous […]

Sunday Cartoon

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Cartoons, Features / Columnists 

Europe told ‘rise to your responsibilities’

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…as Int’l Decade for People of African Descent approaches Pro-vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies and Chairman of the Caribbean Reparations Committee, Dr. Hilary Beckles, recently delivered a feature address to the United Nations in New York, USA, as that international body gears to usher in the International Decade for People of African […]

The White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Interesting Creatures in Guyana 

The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the whitetail, is a medium-sized deer native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America as far south as Peru and Bolivia. It has also been introduced to New Zealand, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Bahamas, Lesser Antilles, and some countries in Europe, […]

So you’re having chest pains; Is it a heart attack?

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under News 

-    Here’s what Dr. Zulfikar Bux has to say about this issue Chest pain is one of the most common complaints that patients present with at the Emergency Room. It’s not always straightforward to figure out the cause of your chest pain, and the work up can be straightforward or become tedious. There are numerous […]

In the magistracy, Guyana gets “bun bun.”

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I attempt below to answer a question which forms the caption of a letter; “Is something wrong with the selection process for magistrates?” written by Francis Carryl. This is one of the easiest questions to answer about life in Guyana There is no selection process for magistrates in Guyana. The shortages are always […]

P.M Hinds is totally out of place with his electricity loss comments

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The Prime Minister’s talk about electricity loss, and his accusation about where the losses are coming from needs further clarification. I live in South Georgetown and I have never stolen electricity, (and frankly I don’t give a damn who does) when the company was GEC and now GPL. The Prime Minister is totally […]

These projects have set Guyana backwards

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The PPP has a point. The opposition has setback the development of the country by about five years by their obstructionist policies. The opposition parties have nixed important developmental initiatives being undertaken by the PPP as part of its modernization drive. The first of these is the Amaila Falls Hydroelectric Project. The investors walked after […]

A hint of elections while the National Assembly remains prorogued is deceptive and cunning

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) calls on the opposition to lead a national front approach to refocus nation’s energies on lifting prorogation. The GTUC reiterates its call for President Ramotar to lift the prorogation of the National Assembly. It cannot be business as usual when it comes to governance, since the business […]

Book review…Haiti: The never-ending struggle

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Book: Haiti Rising: Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 Editor: Martin Munro Reviewer: Dr Glenville Ashby Battered and impoverished, many have written off Haiti. A blighted nation, forever caught in the jaws of doom, they have concluded. But in this deftly edited compilation of essays that captures the history and culture of a […]

We find it hard to accept that our electricity prices are at par with our circumstances

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Please allow me to respond to the article entitled “Opposition urges PM to retract plain stupid statements on electricity theft”, which appeared in the Thursday, December 18th, 2014, edition of the Stabroek News.  I was addressing the issue of electricity-theft,  at  the  ceremony  marking the end of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) […]

Two dead after truck overturns on Mabura Road

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under News 

An accident yesterday morning at Eight Miles Mabura Road has left two young men dead and three others injured. According to reports, the accident occurred after the truck GRR 9317, owned by one Sohan Bipta of Nandy Park, suffered a blow out. The two dead men, who are yet to be identified, were reportedly sitting […]

Pres. Ramotar’s tenure has been a complete failure – Granger

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Kiana Wilburg After assessing the performance of President Donald Ramotar’s administration for the past three years, Opposition Leader, David Granger unequivocally concluded that the government has been nothing but a complete failure. The Leader of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), made this statement to members of the media yesterday at his end-of-the-year press […]

Govt. targets 20 crime-ridden communities with US$15M loan

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Guyana has secured a US$15M loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for a citizen security programme that helps communities better resolve conflicts in non-violent ways, improves police effectiveness and availability of crime data, and provides opportunities to rehabilitate and reinsert prisoners back into society. The bank, in a statement yesterday, noted that Guyana´s homicide […]

Ministah wife fart in big shot store

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

This country got some people who got so much money that dem looking fuh ways to spend it. De other day, Babbie go to a mall in New York and buy a pair of shoes fuh $3,000. Jagdeo like suit. He woulda have to pay between US$8,000 and US$20,000 fuh one suit because that is […]

More males graduate from CPCE this year

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Although the female students graduating out of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) were significantly more than male students, the male graduates this year however represented an increase over the previous year. This is according to Principal of the institution, Ms. Viola Rowe, who pointed out that of the 359, who graduated on Thursday […]


December 20, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

It is time for the opposition parties to stop calling on Donald Ramotar to do this and to do that. It’s time for the opposition parties to stop demanding things from the government. Nothing is going to change under the Ramotar administration. The opposition parties should cease all their demands and protests. It is a […]

City resident remanded on attempted murder

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under News 

A 33-year-old man from East La Penitence, Georgetown, was remanded to prison when he appeared before the city court yesterday to face charges for several gun-related crimes. Sherwin Barrow was taken before Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged with discharging a loaded firearm, armed robbery and attempted murder. The court heard that […]

Needing Brazil for our development

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under Editorial 

The launching of the Guyana/Brazil Private Sector Integration Project by the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA), and the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Development Organization (SEBRAE) was the occasion to lament on opportunities missed. The president of the GSMA Mr. Clinton Williams ruefully bemoaned the dearth of progress a full decade after the Partial […]

Drugs in Prison…Inmate faces jail for cocaine possession

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under News 

A prisoner, remanded on Wednesday in connection with an $8.9M burglary, appeared in court again yesterday. This time, Darren Schultz, was accused of having drugs in the Georgetown Prisons. Schultz was reportedly nabbed by prison warders, moments after he returned to the facility from a court hearing. Yesterday, Schultz appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan at […]

Essequibo serial rapist strikes in Richmond

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The unknown man, who continues to target women who live alone in communities along the Essequibo Coast, is continuing his invasion of homes throughout the Essequibo Coast. According to reports, the house of a woman at Richmond Housing Scheme was broken into and the woman was attacked on Thursday night last. Reports stated that the […]

Porter crushed to death in UNAMCO trail mishap

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- family skeptical about report Relatives of a 32-year-old porter are skeptical about reports of the circumstances surrounding his death on the UNAMCO trail, Berbice River, last Thursday. Police state that Calvin France, of Lot 117, Sideline Dam, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, was crushed after tumbling from a lumber-laden trailer, which was being hauled by […]

Christopher Ram said to write it; I’m writing it

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

The Working People’s Alliance held a symposium on the prorogation of Parliament at the National Library last Thursday afternoon. Afterwards, Christopher Ram, Dr. David Hinds and I went to get a snack at the Banks DIH outlet at Main and Quamina Streets, also named Arapaima; about two minutes walk from the National Library. We will […]

Army warns against drug use, trafficking

December 20, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…after rank arrested with marijuana Chief of Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips, has once again briefed officers and Ranks at Base Camp Stephenson, of the army’s zero-tolerance policy on drug use and drug trafficking activities. According to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Phillips reminded the troops of the policy of the GDF with regard to such […]

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