Prosecutor wants High Court to try former Govt. Minister

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Police Corporal, Bharrat Mangru, who is presenting the case of the prosecution in Dr. Jennifer Westford fraud case, wants the matter to be transferred to the High Court, based on the English Authority. According to Mangru, the Magistrates’ court has no jurisdiction in dealing with matters of executive abuse, which was cited by Senior Counsel […]

Jagdeo defends US$200M Skeldon sugar factory

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

-despite massive losses, debts over the years Despite its massive losses and the debts it has amassed over the years, the US$200M investment into the Skeldon sugar factory and (by extension) the expansion project is justified and was not, after all, a ‘white elephant’. This is according to Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, during […]

Amaila, four other sites being assessed by IDB for hydropower

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Government yesterday said that it remains committed to pursue the development of its own hydroelectric facilities. Five out of 67 possible sites are currently being assessed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for development. The assessment is expected to be completed by May 2016. The five sites, according to Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, […]

Man shot during attempted robbery

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A 53-year-old man was shot early yesterday at the Meadow Bank Wharf, East Bank Demerara, (EBD) during a botched robbery. The victim has been identified as Zhifa Lu. He was shot once to the left foot by one of two armed men. The incident reportedly happened some time around 07:20 hrs. According to reports, four […]

Taxi driver remanded for GPHC Dispatcher’s murder

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Fifty-five-year-old Allan Sim, a taxi driver, of Lot 860 Paradise Housing Scheme, was yesterday remanded to prison for the murder of Melissa Skeete, a former dispatcher at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Sim, who shared a child with Skeete a/k Lisa, is accused of murdering the woman on November 23, last in Georgetown. He […]

Conviction of football coach sparks call for revised marijuana laws

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Court Stories, News 

– attorneys file an appeal to challenge conviction The sentencing of football coach, Vibert Butts, to three years’ imprisonment for the possession of marijuana, has sparked an immediate move by two Defence Attorneys for Guyana’s narcotics laws to be reformed. Attorneys Nigel Hughes and Mark Waldron yesterday filed an appeal to challenge Butts’ conviction and […]

Soulja Bai betta straighten up

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

When a man want get somewhere he does promise de moon and de star. He see a woman he does promise she everything de sun shine on because he want something. Politicians is no difference. In fact dem wuss. Dem does promise wha de sun and de moon does shine on. Was a lot of […]

GFF Stag Beer Elite League …Millington’s injury time header hands Slingerz FC $4million

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

-Pele finish third Alpha United paid a heavy price tag of $4million for leaving the elusive Devon Millington unmarked in the box one minute into injury time which resulted in the forward leaping high in the air to deliver a rapier-like header from a Vurlon Mills left-sided cross past goalkeeper Richie Richards to seal a […]

Diamond Mineral Water Hockey Festival…The 6ix, Pizza Hut GCC and Hickers capture titles

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The final curtain fell on another successful Diamond Mineral Water Hockey Festival on Sunday evening leaving a competition that saw many repeat winners and the usual spirit of great rivalry and comradery among competitors.  The 6ix men’s team from Canada emerged successful in the men’s division by reversing their pool round loss against Bounty GCC […]

Hinds, John, Niles and Williams cop awards at GCNA

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Orville Hinds, Jamaul John, Junior Niles and Marlon Williams were the top awardees when the Guyana Cycling News held its awards ceremony on Sunday night at Latino Bar on Hadfield Street. Hinds of team Gillette Evolution was given the most outstanding rider in the open/senior category, while Alonzo Greaves of Roriama Bikers club copped the […]

Jaguars make one change for T&T’s PCL game

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Defending Champions Guyana Jaguars have made one change to their 13-man squad for their fourth round WICB PCL four-day Franchise tournament against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force from Friday in Port-of-Spain. All-rounder Chris Barnwell returns to the side to replace Bajan all-rounder Jevon Searles after the DCC player missed the last game due to back […]

Erwyn Smith gets support for overseas engagement

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Today Erwyn Smith will depart for Vancouver Canada for the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships set to run from December 1 to December 6 at the Vancouver Olympic Oval British Colombia. Mr Smith is part of a 9-member squad competing in Canada under the Golden Arrowhead. Other members on the team include Winston Stoby, Karel Mars, Brittany […]

Wolf’s Warriors, Regal are open and Masters champs

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Zaheer Mohamed Wolf’s Warriors and Regal were crowned champions in the Open and Masters’ categories respectively when the Petema Enterprise/ Motor Trend softball tournament concluded on Sunday night at Demerara Cricket Club. Wolf’s Warriors defeated Regal by 30 runs in the Open final. Batting first, Wolf’s Warriors posted a respectable 204-4 off their allocation […]

Barbados/Trinidad clinch top accolades as tournament climaxes to delectable conclusion

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

‘Back to the Future’ Development Boxing Tournament… By Michael Benjamin The punches flowed in bunches and hapless bodies fell to the canvass. Some gathered the pluck to rise; others were unable to, and stayed down for the full count. In the end, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago’s boxers distinguished themselves with top performances that earned […]

South Ruimveldt subject Stella Maris to first loss

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Smalta / Ministry of Public Health Girls Pee Wee Schools Football Competition Defending champs Stella Maris were subjected to their first loss in this year’s Smalta / Ministry of Public Health Girls Pee Wee Schools Football Competition after going down to South Ruimveldt by a 2-0 margin on Sunday, at the Ministry of Education ground, […]

Guyana take 2-0 series lead against Antigua All-Stars

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyanese took a 2-0 series lead against an Antigua and Barbuda All-Star team on Sunday at the Burnham Basketball Court after point guard, Travis Burnett led the home side to a 73-56 win at the outdoor venue with a game-high 19 points. The nippy point guard from Pacesetters received support from forward, Jermaine Slater, […]

Johnson wins SHINE 10km road race

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

-D’Andrade finishes third Trinidad and Tobago-based Guyanese, Kelvin Johnson won the inaugural Guardian Group’s SHINE Charity 10km Road Run on Saturday in Port of Spain with Trinidadian Curtis Cox second  and Guyanese Lionel D’Andrade third. Johnson ran 33:54 to win ahead of Cox (34:30) and D’Andrade (36:14). D’Andrade said that “after suffering severe cramps in the […]

Carbon tax can cripple local producers – Opposition Leader

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Abena Rockcliffe Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo does not want government to introduce a carbon tax as is being contemplated. He opines that if this is done, local producers, who are already reeling from a struggling economy, will feel further squeeze. Jagdeo said this during a recent press conference held at People’s Progressive Party (PPP)’s […]

Lichfield Village celebrates 175th anniversary

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The village of Lichfield, West Berbice, celebrated its 175th anniversary with an awards ceremony and cultural programme on Saturday. The event was a part of a series of activities held by the community to observe the momentous occasion. The 175th anniversary was an achievement and proud moment for the villagers, who turned out in their […]

Former Magistrate’s daughter admitted to local bar

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The daughter of former Chief Magistrate, Paul Fung-a-Fat, was yesterday admitted to the local bar, after a petition before Chief Justice (Ag) Ian Chang in the Georgetown High Court. Charlene Fung-a-Fat, who comes from a family of legal professionals, attained her certificate of legal education from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago […]

Another day, another woman murdered

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial, Features / Columnists 

A coward and a heartless, cold-blooded murderer stabbed Melissa Skeete to death several days before the nation observed International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Another day passed and another woman—23-year-old Malani Narine of Essequibo—was allegedly murdered by her husband. Violence against women has become a pandemic in Guyana and is the result […]

IMC Chairman calls on NICIL to release money owed to Linden

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…claims hundreds of millions being withheld By Enid Joaquin Interim Management Committee (IMC) Chairman of the Linden Mayor and Town Council, Orrin Gordon, is demanding that NICIL (National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited) release some $270 million being withheld from the municipality by the entity. “Let them release the gravy train! We need the money to […]

Car and taxi driver, 55, missing

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

-relatives fear the worst    With carjacking making a grand return to the local criminal landscape within the past year, relatives of 55-year-old taxi driver Colin Clarke fear the worst after he and his silver-grey Toyota Allion motor car disappeared since Friday. Clarke, who is popularly called “Ole Boy” of Crane Housing Scheme, was reportedly […]

Teacher fears estranged husband will kill her

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– child placed in father’s custody prior to restraining order Caught in the midst of a nasty custody battle and a restraining order, Sceon Beckles is living in fear that her estranged husband will keep his promise to murder her. Beckles, 31, is saying that the police needs to do more to protect her and […]

ICO spreads early Christmas cheer at Tiger Bay

December 1, 2015 | Filed Under News 

As the Christmas season nears, the local Chapter of the US-based International Children’s Outreach Incorporated, ICO-Guyana, is wasting no time in preparing families for the festivities. According to ICO’s Public Relations Officer, Rehana Ahmad, during this time of year, the best of the best is cooked, but hundreds of poverty-stricken families are sometimes left to […]

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