Investigators on verge of cracking airport robberies, carjacking ring

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…cops implicated, stolen documents, wigs, police uniforms recovered   Police appear to be on the verge of smashing a gang that has been targeting airport travelers and taxi drivers—and some of the key players appear to be their own colleagues. The development reportedly came on Sunday when police ranks detained a 26-year-old interdicted policeman after […]

Prosecutors move to collect US$500,000 from Ed Ahmad

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under News 

More than two years after pleading guilty to mortgage fraud spanning a period of 15 years, Guyanese-born real estate mogul, Edul Ahmad is set to pay over US$500,000 he agreed to pay as part of the forfeiture process. On November 28th, US Attorneys wrote Judge Dora Irizarry of the Eastern District of New York, asking […]

Corriverton man killed in brutal robbery attack

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under News 

One man is dead after his family was attacked and brutally beaten by armed bandits who invaded their home at Corriverton, Corentyne.  During the attack, his elderly mother was also badly beaten by the bandits who demanded cash and jewelry from the family. Dead is Outar Ramphal, 50, of Lot 54 Princeton, Corriverton, Corentyne, Berbice. […]

Amaila Falls hydro road more than 93 percent complete –Minister Benn

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under News 

More than four years and after in excess of US$30M, the road to the Amaila Falls hydro-project is 93 percent complete with just minor works left. Speaking with Kaieteur News last week, Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn, disagreeing that the roads seemed to be taking forever, admitted that the multi-billion-dollar project which was marred by […]

Seized jet with stashed cash…Pilot wants court records restricted from the public

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- gets US$100,000 bail Khamraj Lall, the Guyanese pilot who was nabbed having smuggled US$620,000, into the United States Territory of Puerto Rico, has filed through his Attorney, Rafael Lang, a motion seeking to restrict access by the public to several documents to be used in his court matter. Lall was indicted last month for […]

Guyanese from “poor, violent village” faces death sentence in US

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Delaware, US: Wilmington Prosecutor Ipek Medford asked a jury of 12 to “let the punishment fit the crime” and recommend the death penalty for Otis Phillips for his slaying of Herman Curry on July 8, 2012, when he and a co-defendant turned Eden Park “into a bloodbath.” Medford, in opening statements, Monday, in the penalty […]

WICB Four-Day Franchise cricket…Wounded Jaguars suffer shocking defeat against B’dos

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Locals bowled out inside one session By Sean Devers An atrocious batting display by the Guyana Jaguars at Providence yesterday provided Bajan fans with another reason to celebrate their Independence Anniversary which was observed on Sunday as the wounded Jaguars, chasing 69 to win, crashed to 67 all out inside the first session of the […]

Mackeson ‘King of the Rim’ 3×3 Basketball…LaRose shoots Rim Kings into next round

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Mackeson ‘King of the Rim’ Basketball Challenge opened in Albouystown Sunday night in grand fashion with Rim Kings’ former national junior guard, Geoffrey LaRose, shooting his way into the next round of the massive basketball competition. LaRose’s team topped the opening group with four wins, the only team to reach the winning 21-point score […]

Maggie’s Snackette serves up Flex Night partnership

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

As the big Flex Night December 7 date draws near more sponsors have been coming on board in support of the event. Maggie’s Snackette and Catering Service is one of those companies which is proud to be associated with the Flex Night International. Cindy Maloney is seen presenting a cheque on behalf of Maggie’s Snackette […]

Ravens send Pacesetters crashing out Phillip George tourney

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Ravens hung onto its lifeline in a must-win game Sunday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall to send Pacesetters crashing out of the third annual Phillip George Legacy tournament in just the preliminary round of the Division I and III competition. Ravens won 72-65 in another classic showdown among the two basketball titans in […]

DeRoop Simply Royal Stable and Score’s Even outstanding

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Score’s Even of the Dennis DeRoop Simply Royal Racing Stable proved that it is still the best racehorse in Guyana, beating the field to win the feature A and lower 1400M event when the Rising Sun Turf Club in collaboration with the Shariff Business Enterprise successfully held the Champion of Champion one day horserace meet […]

ASK-G Karate conducts examinations in the Ancient County

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

On Sunday November 30 last, Sensei Amir Khouri 6th Dan, Chairman/Chief Instructor, Association do Shotokan Karate – Guyana (ASK-G) conducted special Karate Grading examinations at the Trinity Primary School, New Amsterdam, Berbice. Sensei Khouri was assisted by Sensei Clinton Moriah (New Amsterdam Dojo) and Sensei Hazrat Ali of the Albion and Blairmont Dojo’s. The special […]

Yaw breaks South American 400m youth record

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana’s Jason Yaw is the new South American Youth Championship record-holder after he set a new mark in Colombia on Saturday last, running 46.79 seconds to erase the old mark of 47.46s in the event. Yaw undoubtedly came of age in the event he favours. The lanky athlete also ran under the old record in […]

Schools Windball tourney-Upper Corentyne zone…Massiah Girls cop female title, No. 56 are boys champs

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Massiah Primary defeated Number 56 Primary by nine wickets to claim the Girls title, but their male counterparts suffered an eight- wicket loss to the same opponents when the AL Sport and Tour Promotions Upper Corentyne Primary Schools Windball Cricket took place recently. In the Girls final #56 Primary took first strike scored 35-5 in […]

Guinness ‘Greatest of de Streets’ Futsal Competition…Group stage ends, quarterfinalists decided

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The fight for quarter-final spots produced some riveting performances when the Group stage of the Georgetown Zone of the Guinness ‘Greatest of de Streets’ Futsal Competition concluded on Sunday evening, at the Demerara Park, Ruimveldt. Among the teams rallying from the brink of exit were Island All Stars who showed enough determination to squeeze past […]

Vivian Harris stumbles on the redemption trail

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Knocked out in 7th round In October 2002, Vivian Harris fulfilled a life-long dream when he defeated Diosbelys Hurtado to lift the WBA World light/welterweight title. Since then he has endured fluctuating fortunes but toiled on, confident of replicating the feat. Now the former champion is once again at the cross roads following a 7th […]

Sports attire store on board with Flex Night

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Axe Apparel, retailer of quality brands in sportswear, has taken a place in Sponsors’ Row as the Sunday December 7 Flex Night date draws closer. Proprietor and Manager Kathy Shuffler, herself a sports enthusiast, had no hesitation in linking Axe Apparel with the Flex Night event. When the presentation was made at the store’s Camp […]

Umada Cup 2014 Chess Championships…Esan Wiltshire/Ryan Harper cart off top prizes as Trinidadians make clean sweep

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin Trinidad and Tobago chess players, Ryan Harper and Esan Wiltshire amassed 7 and 8 points respectively and carted off the top prizes in the Open and Challengers’ Cup Category when the finals of the 2014 Umada Cup Chess Championships concluded at the Sleep Inn Hotel, Brickdam, Stabroek, last evening.  For their efforts, […]

Cool Runnings Beach Football Club completes MCYS funded $1M Project

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Cool Runnings Beach Football Club of Linden has completed its second project in the Bauxite Mining Town funded under the Community Grounds Development Programme of the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport. This project entailed 600ft of fencing which was completed with inch and a half metal pipes and chain link fencing to the […]

Change and the Guyana Police Force

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Editorial 

According to recent reports incidents of police misconduct and professionalism seem to have become endemic over the past few months.  It may be that not enough serious thinking has gone into promoting a sustainable plan which would result in a reformed Guyana Police Force. One would have to be blessed with an escapist mentality to […]

Snake kills Pomeroon woman

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The relatives of the Siriki, Pomeroon woman who died after she was bitten by a labaria snake while exiting her farm are making funeral arrangements. Marilyn Narine, 57, a mother of seven died three days after she was bitten on both of her feet by the snake last Thursday. According to reports, Narine and one […]

Pricey Kato Secondary school linked to transportation of materials – CEO

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Based on information sourced directly from the Ministry of Education, the Region Eight, Kato Secondary School currently under construction is attracting a whopping cost of just over $728 million. This is believed to be an unprecedented cost for even a state of the art learning institution. But according to Chief Education Officer (CEO), Olato Sam, […]

THAG disgusted with distorted FaceBook video that mocks Minister

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) has expressed disgust over a video, published on Facebook and on other media, which deliberately and selectively showed slums and neglected areas of Georgetown and which falsely had the voice and image of Minister of Tourism, Irfaan Ali, dubbed over. The Minister’s image and voice were taken […]

United Nations touts end to AIDS by 2030

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Guyana, like the rest of the world, yesterday commemorated World AIDS Day, a disease that has for decades remained a threat to mankind.  However, an end to this public health dilemma is on the horizon. Amplifying this notion to mark the commemoration yesterday was United Nation Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. According to him, the aim […]

PPP to fight to preserve integrity

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will not let up; it will fight “tooth and nail” with the opposition to preserve the integrity and honour of the Party and its leaders, said General Secretary Clement Rohee. He made this statement when he hosted the Party’s weekly press conference at Freedom House, Robb Street, Georgetown. Rohee told […]

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