US$42M transmission lines…Chinese spare parts trader awarded US$42M contract for transmission lines, sub-stations

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Consultants hired to supervise an $8.4B (US$42M) project to build new power transmission lines and seven sub-stations have written a scathing report on a Chinese contractor that was awarded the contract. The project was commissioned in December 2014 by the previous Government. There are questions about the quality of work. It was touted as a […]

Only half of the 90,000 laptops project…MP’s children held key positions

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

An ambitious project initiated in early 2011 by the Bharrat Jagdeo administration to distribute 90,000 laptops to poor families was fraught with management problems and questionable costs. The project fell short of expectations with just over 50,000 units or 55 percent distributed. According to a special investigation report by chartered accountants, Ram & McRae, into […]

Pirates throw Guyanese fishermen overboard

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

-one found dead, three missing, captain survives The body of a Corentyne fisherman was pulled up in a seine while his three colleagues were still missing up to late last night following a brutal piracy attack on Friday night. The body of Hemchand Sukdeo, 44 of No. 55 village Corentyne, berbice, was brought ashore in […]

President’s immunities to lawsuits should be removed forthwith-WPA Executive Member

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

…In this way, he is likely to be less cavalier in the exercise of power By Kiana A. Wilburg The power of the Executive has been a sore point in most countries. It is argued that this is the case because that branch of government which runs the day to day affairs of the country […]

Shaik Baksh collected tax-free rent to live in own home

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

The Internal Audit conducted into the several allegations of irregularities regarding the conduct of the former Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shaik Baksh, revealed that he accepted rent to live in his own home – tax-free. This represented a breach of the income tax act. The Board of Directors approved rent for […]

Police Force gets 50 new Inspectors

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

In keeping with a policy to ensure that vacancies in the Guyana Police Force are filled, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced the appointments of 50 sergeants and one corporal to the rank of inspectors. The promotion comes almost six months after the release of the force’s annual list of promotions for both senior […]

Two armed robbery suspects escape from Providence Station

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Police are trying to track down two robbery suspects who escaped from the Providence Police Station around 04.05 hrs yesterday, while only two female ranks and a male colleague were on duty. Sources identified the escapees as Kevin Rose, 19, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara; and Shemar Moore, 20, of Bagotstown, East Bank […]

All foreign investment proposals should be laid before National Assembly

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

…to avoid repeat of BaiShanLin scenario- Goolsarran By Abena- Rockcliffe- Campbell The best we can do about the past is to learn from it. Former Auditor General and Anti-corruption advocate, Anand Goolsarran, strongly believes in that philosophy. He recently said that Guyana has lots to learn from its history. As the nation continues to cry […]

Chinese Spare parts dealer get big contract

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Dem boys never know that Guyana had so many thieves. Dem thought that de thieves was only dem who de police use to ketch and lock up. Dem didn’t know that most of de thieves use to drive around in Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, BMW and Prado. Most of dem live in Pradoville. Some live […]

History-making Lion, Maxine Cummings, is a ‘Special Person’

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

 “To me there is always a pleasure in helping other people. You feel a sense of satisfaction when you see the smiles on the faces of some people…I feel sometimes that if we give people an opportunity to be able to help themselves, it can help them much more than having them stretching out their […]

Real Madrid crowned kings of Europe for record 11th time

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid 5-3 on penalties in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final, thus booking their place at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup Japan in December. In Milan’s San Siro where the atmosphere was electric, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos opened the scoring on 15 minutes, before half-time substitute Yannick Carrasco grabbed […]

NSC/GASA Independence Swim Meet…Persaud, Noel set new records on day two

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Goodwill Games gold medalist Aleka Persaud underlined he status as one of the most talented young swimmers locally with an outstanding performance that saw her achieving a new record, claiming gold in the process when the National Sports Commission/Guyana Amateur Swimming Association Independence Meet continued yesterday. Persaud of the Orca Swim Speed Club overcame Patrice […]

John Lewis Styles 3 Stage Timed Shoot on today

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana National Rifle Association (GuyanaNRA) Small Bore Section will today host the Johns Lewis Styles sponsored 3 Stage Timed Shoot at the Timehri Rifle Range from 09:00hrs. Shooters placing 1st to 5th in both the senior and junior categories will be rewarded.

What cricket means to West Indians (part 14) …Chanderpaul quits as Skipper

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers After another series defeat in New Zealand and the loss of form, Shiv Chanderpaul quit as West Indies skipper on April 11th 2006. “I would like to take this opportunity to tender my resignation as captain with immediate effect. This would give me an opportunity to focus on my batting and other […]

GSCL/NSC Inc Independence Cup…Kingston guides Regal to victory, De Franca claims 5 for

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Samuel Kingston struck a fine half century while Greg De Franca grabbed a five-wicket haul as Regal and Mike’s Wellman recorded victories when the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc./National Sports Commission Independence T20 tournament commenced yesterday at the Everest. Kingston struck 72 and got support from Eric Thomas 64 as Regal posted 216-6 taking first […]

Moeen Ali & Chris Woakes put hosts in control

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Moeen Ali hit his second Test century and Chris Woakes produced his best figures with bat and ball as England seized control of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street. Resuming on 310-6, England progressed to 498-9 declared. Moeen, 28 not out overnight, compiled an unbeaten 155 and Woakes added 39. And the Warwickshire […]

GuyanaNRA to host 2017 WIFBSC …To coincide with 150th Anniversary of association

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Following the successful hosting of the 2016 edition of the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council (WIFBSC) Short Range championships at the Crabbs Rifle Range, Antigua and Barbuda from May 16-22, the Caribbean body’s flag was passed on to Guyana which will host the 2017 edition. President of the Antigua and Barbuda Shooting Club which hosted […]

D.C Jammers complete series sweep

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The Washington D.C Jammers wrapped up their 2016 Guyana tour Friday night with another emphatic victory against Colts combined at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. Colts used its allowance of five guest players for the first time in the series, but still went down 70-80 to the Jammers that completed a clean sweep of a […]

Gov’t committed to improving accountability- Granger

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

– as third Goolsarran public accountability book launched By Jarryl Bryan The government is committed to rooting out corruption, but while the scourge has been shown to exist among public officials and must be eliminated, it is necessary for citizens to also be vigilant for its manifestation within the private sector. This is according to […]

16-year-old waitress shot in face during botched robbery

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

– Gunman threatened to kidnap victim days ago A 16-year-old Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) waitress was shot in the face Friday night during a botched robbery at the Chinese Restaurant where she has been working part time for the past three months. Onika Luke, of Lot 1 Vryheid Lust, ECD, is in the […]

Region One residents benefit from health fair

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

The Guyana Aid Region One Inc. (GARO) gave back to Mabaruma and other surrounding communities on Tuesday, by hosting its biennial health fair. Over 200 persons received medical assistance from the group of volunteers who previously resided in the region before migrating. President and founder of GARO, Kaeron Jones, said that the group is a […]

The economy and the predicted growth

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under Editorial 

The economy performed unreliably over 2015 and this situation is not expected to improve for the people in 2016. That is why we asked the question, economic growth for whom? The IMF has just completed its Article IV consultation with Guyana, and their preliminary press release paints a mixed picture. The government in the 2016 […]

Rapist attacks Supenaam mother

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

A Supenaam mother of two who was raped early Friday morning by a resident who frequented her shop was taken for treatment for an injured left thumb at the Suddie Public Hospital. The young mother is now concerned about contracting a disease. Her husband was not at home when she was raped. The mother of […]

BaiShanLin still does not qualify for joint ventures—says Goolsarran

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

By Abena Rockcliffe- Campbell Chartered Accountant, Anand Goolsarran has presented yet another reason why the controversial logging company, BaiShanLin Forest Development Inc, should not be allowed to hold on to its joint ventures with local logging companies. “It is plain illegal,” said Goolsarran, recently. In his report of the forensic audit he conducted into the […]

Jubilee film… Film-maker Mahadeo Shivraj complains of rejection

May 29, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Guyanese film-maker Mahadeo Shivraj has complained that he suffered rejection from the government for the screening of his film, which was set to be released for Guyana’s 50th Golden Jubilee Celebration. The movie, Protection Game, which commemorates Guyana’s Independence and addresses racial issues of cohesion, was allegedly rejected by various Government ministries, especially the Ministry […]

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