Budget passed …Jagdeo vows to be corruption watchdog

August 28, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Kiana Wilburg It was a grueling three days for Members of Parliament as the Opposition had about three days to scrutinize the Estimates of the 2015 Budget which saw them going past 3:00 a.m. on each day. But in the wee hours of yesterday, the House passed the amended Appropriation Bill which now authorizes […]

Jagdeo never think bout crime victims, till now

August 28, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Sometimes some people does seh some things that does lef everybody speechless. Jagdeo Pee Pee Pee now proposing a special fund fuh victims of violent crimes. This was de same Pee Pee Pee that was ruling de country from 2002 to 2008, when Guyana had its worst crime situation. That was de time when man, […]

Another unidentified body found on seawall

August 28, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Two days after the remains of an unidentified dreadlocked man were removed from the seawall ‘round house’ in the Kingston environs, the body of yet another man has been removed from the seawall. Yesterday around 07: 45 hrs undertakers from the Lyken Funeral Home removed the corpse from between the rocks on the seawall in […]

Public Security budget falls short of public expectation – PPP

August 28, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– Denies 20% increase for Police, does not cater for smart street safe city initiative By Abena Rockcliffe The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) did not squander the opportunity presented on Wednesday evening to grill the Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on allocations set aside in the National Budget for his Ministry. Abundant questions were […]

The passing of the droit du seigneur

August 28, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

In feudal times the aristocratic lord had the right to take the virginity of any of his vassal’s wives on the day of marriage. This was called droit du seigneur. In authoritarian systems where the oligarchs had complete hegemony, droit du seigneur applied in the political context, meant the dictators could do what they wanted. […]


August 28, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

I am not going to blow any fuses over the “revelations” that large amounts of gold were being smuggled out of Guyana to, of all places, the United States of America. I am not going to get drawn into the charges that this smuggling was part of a massive money laundering operation which has been […]

Unreported workplace accidents remain high – Labour Officer

August 28, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…at least 18 employers prosecuted so far Although reporting accidents as they occur in work places is mandated by Law, officials at the Ministry of Social Protection have stated that employers in all sectors, including mining, have not been forthcoming with reports of accidents and fatalities though instances have remained high. Resultantly, at least 18 […]

Please avert this potentially dangerous situation at Bishops’

August 28, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It is with a sense of disappointment that I pen this letter to you with the hope of spurring some action with regard to a very important issue that if left unchecked, may very well result in a tragedy. A number of weeks ago I visited the Bishops’ High School to have my […]

Guyana not ready for commercialization of marijuana

August 28, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Clairmont Lye, former project director of the Electoral Assistance Bureau (EAB) in a letter a few weeks ago (“We should be growing hemp on an industrial scale”, July 7) called for the legalization of marijuana. Citing several countries where it has been legalized, as well as our strategic geographical location, favorable soil pH […]

Tired Bolt and Gatlin cruise into 200 meters semis

August 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

BEIJING (Reuters) A tired Usain Bolt and an emotionally fatigued Justin Gatlin progressed towards their second blockbuster sprint showdown of the world championships by easing through the 200 meters heats on Tuesday. Bolt, who beat Gatlin to retain his 100 meters title at the Bird’s Nest on Sunday, shot out of the blocks and led […]

Bolt’s win reverberates in anti-doping fight

August 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

BEIJING, China (AFP) – When the dust settled on Usain Bolt’s stunning world championships victory over two-time doping offender Justin Gatlin in the men’s 100 metres, the natural order of athletics remained intact – just. Olympic chief Thomas Bach was quick to congratulate Bolt, who had barely completed his lap of honour in Beijing on […]

Attractive prizes on offer for Inaugural President Cup on Sunday at Rising Sun

August 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Banks DIH, Inshan Bacchus, Jumbo Jet, Trophy Stall, Shariff among sponsors Dubbed the ‘real President Cup’, the organizers are calling it the Inaugural President Cup Horserace meet which is slated for Sunday at the Rising Sun Turf Club, Arima Park, West Coast Berbice.   Organized by the Rising Sun Turf Club in collaboration with the Inshan […]

Local officials urged to aim for high goals as FIFA RAP programme commences

August 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin They are the guardians of the sport and their contributions have been cited as the pillars on which football development lies. It was with this understanding that 21 locally affiliated FIFA referees convened at the Racquet Centre, Woolford Avenue, yesterday morning, to commence the Referees Assistance Programme (RAP), five days of intense […]

FIFA RAP course important for the development of Referees-Brown

August 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Referees Fitness Instructor Alan Brown said the Referees Assistance Programme (RAP) course which is currently underway at the Resource Centre, Woolford Avenue is important for the development of the Referees. Speaking with Kaieteur Sport yesterday just after the opening ceremony, Brown said the programme is aimed at improving […]

Forbes Burnham Memorial softball…Success Warriors, Adventure and Airy Hall successful

August 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Success Warriors, Adventure and Airy Hall recorded victories when the Forbes Burnham Memorial knock out 10/10 softball competition continued on Sunday. In Demerara, Success Warriors defeated Rock Away by 14 runs at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara. Batting first, Success Warriors posted 116-6 in10 overs. Seewhkumar Boodram struck 26 while Premnauth Sukhan made 23 and […]

HYSDA re-emerges with meeting scheduled for Friday

August 26, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Hinterland Youth and Sport Development Association (HYSDA) that was founded in 2011, has re-emerged with a scheduled meeting to re-elect Executive Members set for Friday at 4pm at the Guyana Olympic Association Headquarters in Kingston. Founder of HYSDA, Mark Rodrigues, who runs the association from the Rupununi, Region Nine was adamant that he will […]

Businessman shot, robbed outside night club

August 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

After a night of clubbing with friends, a city businessman was shot and robbed by a masked bandit moments after stepping out of a Sheriff Street night club. According to reports, Ravindra Singh, 28, owner of R&R Car Rentals, was shot thrice in his right leg before being relieved of two gold chains and a […]

Big bottom pot telling skillet that he li’l bottom black

August 25, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Old people got a saying that pot like to tell skillet that he bottom black. Of course pot bigger than skillet, suh he got a bigger bottom. Brassington tell de nation that de other Bharat mismanage de power company. This is de same Brassington who tell de nation that Fip was a good road contractor […]

The private sector has found its voice, but what about its bite?

August 25, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Private sector bodies are showing gumption. The Private Sector Commission has been critical of the manner in which the government has gone about dismissing government employees, while the Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association has asked the government to review the decision to pay a multi-billion-dollar settlement to a private company. Earlier the Bankers’ Association expressed […]

NGO welcomes potential suicide decriminalization

August 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

 – “Time to be rid of the draconian law” By Desilon Daniels Nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) are welcoming the possible decriminalization of attempted suicides following the recent announcement by Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan. Earlier this month, the minister indicated a possible shifting away from the age-old law which saw persons who attempted to take […]

Wild horses cannot hold me back from Benjamin Gibson’s funeral today

August 25, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

You can probably tell how some of your childhood friends will turn out, but others may induce heart alarm when you see how they have evolved. I am not surprised that the biggest name in the First Assembly of God is Pastor Raphael Massiah. Raphael and I were boyhood friends on Durban Street, Wortmanville and […]

What kind of morality?

August 25, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial, Features / Columnists 

Bizarre activities in recent times in our society raise the question of what sort of morality is guiding our people. Vicious killing and maiming without apparent remorse and a tendency to dehumanise each other are only two of the most obvious symptoms. Our society is diverse, a combination of various cultures and traditions: it is […]

Region Six administration satisfied with CSEC results

August 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

With several students copping top spots in this year’s CSEC examinations, this publication caught up with the Regional Chairman of Region Six, David Armogan, and he expressed his views on the performance of students from Berbice. He stated that “we are satisfied with the results, because it is a little better than last year and […]

Govt. moves to tackle challenges of managing potential oil industry

August 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Abena Rockcliffe In the past, Guyanese were denied several jobs from the government on the basis of incompetence or to put it mildly, lack of skills. When citizens reacted to the fact that no Guyanese were hired to work on the construction of the tax-funded Marriott Hotel, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration said […]

Ann’s Grove man jailed for ganja, gun and ammo

August 25, 2015 | Filed Under Court Stories, Features / Columnists, News 

City Magistrate Ann McLennan yesterday sentenced a father of one to three years imprisonment, after he pleaded guilty to several charges, when he appeared before her in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Dunson Fraser of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara, had two .32  rounds of ammunition in his possession on August 22, at Tamakay Backdam, Mazaruni […]

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