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Opposition coalition will increase pension, salaries…to cut Berbice Bridge toll

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The opposition coalition, A Partnership for a National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has revealed plans to increase Old Age Pensions and the salaries of public servants should it be elected to govern Guyana. Addressing what he described as the largest multi-ethnic gathering he had ever seen in the 54 years of his political […]

Current external debt significantly higher than past PNC, PPP Govts

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo lambasted the record of former PNC Finance Minister Carl Greenidge during that party’s reign and dubbed him the country’s worst finance minister ever, after the largest external debt was accumulated while he was in office. Today, the former President has himself been accused of helping to take the country’s current external […]

Three dead, seven injured in West Berbice accident

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…10 occupants crammed into car The town of New Amsterdam was plunged into deep shock yesterday, as news of the death of three and injuries of seven of its citizens spread like wildfire. Ten young people crammed into a White Toyota Raum heading to the city, after attending a pool- side party in Angoy’s Avenue, […]

FUND FOR ASSASSINATED POLITICAL ACTIVIST COURTNEY CRUM – EWING`S CHILDREN

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A fundraiser for the children of assassinated political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, is currently being facilitated by this publication. The fundraiser was spurred by several persons both here and in the Diaspora calling on this publication to take on the task. As a result, Publisher of this newspaper, Mr. Glenn Lall, had written to Minister of […]

Driver abandons car after killing father of three

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

“Our father died and leave us when we were little and now he died and leave his three small children”- sister Police are on the hunt for a driver, who abandoned his vehicle, PMM 6011, on Sunday night after killing a father of three on the Zeeburg, West Coast Demerara (WCD) Public Road. Information revealed […]

GRDB allocates 48 quotas for Venezuela rice shipment

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…GRPA not consulted The Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) has allocated 48 quotas to selected rice millers to satisfy the Venezuela market in the lucrative petrol-for-rice deal that Guyana has with that Spanish-speaking nation. Guyana, according to rice officials, was “barely” able to make this year’s contract after some issues arose. However, the deal was […]

Fake cops remanded

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Police have arrested and jointly charged two men who allegedly posed as cops and carried out a series of robberies at Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, on March 18, 2015, during a bogus road block. Yesterday, Rayon Paddy, 26, of 278 South Ruimveldt Park, and Orin Arthur, 25, of Block X Diamond, East Bank Demerara, were […]

Moses sucking pacifier, Harper sucking???

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

In de Good Book Jacob thief Esau birthright. In Guyana Jagdeo thief Moses birthright and is Janet who cause that. Ever since then Moses didn’t like him and he hate de best bone in Moses because Moses was de most popular in de party, after Papa Cheddi. Jagdeo use Moses then he willfully and wickedly […]

Busta injects over $4million to Soft Shoe Football tournament

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

- GFC, Tucville and Min of Education grounds to be used Guyana Beverages Inc. relationship with football is incontestable and its involvement in the inaugural Busta Soft Shoe Competition which was launched yesterday in the Company’s Boardroom only served to underline the fact that the connection remains as strong as ever. General Manager of the […]

Nestle Milo Under-20 Schools Football Competition…Captains show mutual respect, predict tough final

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

- Teachers express gratitude to Nestle Milo By Rawle Welch Today’s final of the Nestle Milo Under-20 Schools Football Competition between Dolphin and Chase Academy needed no additional hype, but the sponsor and Organiser Petra Organisation took nothing for granted and arranged a briefing between the caretakers of the two finalists and their captains in […]

Major Pompey elected head of DVA

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Demerara Volleyball Association (DVA) recently held elections to fill vacant positions on the board namely; the positions of President, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Treasurer and Public Relations Officer. Major Andy Pompey was elected unanimously as the President of the body to govern volleyball in the county, while Kevin Vieira was voted in as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Jana […]

USACA Guyana Tour…Guyanese Narine spurs USA to victory over Berbice U-18s

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers in Port Mourant A 62-run partnership between Derrick Narine (54) and Nandan Polisetty (33) led the United States of America Cricket Academy (USACA) U-18s to an exciting 24-run win over the Berbice U-18 side in the agriculture setting of the Port Mourant ground in Corentyne Berbice yesterday. Narine, who hails from DeEdward […]

Guyana’s CARIFTA participation in jeopardy

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has announced that Guyana’s participation in the CARIFTA Games set for April 4-6, St. Kitts & Nevis, is in “jeopardy”, largely as a result of the association having difficulties securing flights for the team. “Guyana’s participation at this year’s CARFITA Games looks to be in jeopardy. The Executive Council […]

Opening of Synthetic Facility false starts

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford It is now safe to conclude that an analysis that suggested that the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) should have refused the responsibility to be the arbitrary mouth-piece of the Government, on the subject of the opening of the Synthetic Track and Field Facility at Leonora, was absolutely correct. The Facility has […]

NBS 40 overs Second Division…RHT Bakewell ‘A’ open campaign with crushing 10-wkt victory over Port Mourant

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

A hostile spell of fast bowling by veteran pacer Sherain Murray and an explosive fifty by former national Under 19 all-rounder Khemraj Mahadeo propelled Rose Hall Town Bakewell ‘A’ to a crushing 10 wickets victory over arch-rivals Port Mourant in the opening rounds of the BCB New Building Society 40 overs Second Division Tournament. Playing […]

Top scrabble player, Orlando Michael, spells his last word

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Scrabble is a strange game and the player is oft time forced to employ shrewd tactics to lay down a bingo and achieve a bonus fifty points. Orlando Michael was among the front runners whenever the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) organized a tournament. The top word former, would have played many bingos on […]

Lower East Bank Lions capture Cheddi Jagan Memorial T20 title

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Lower East Bank Lions defeated Georgetown Bears by seven wickets to capture the Cheddi Jagan Memorial Over-40 T20 title on Sunday last at Lusignan Community Centre ground. Georgetown Bears batted first and scored 83-6 in 20 overs. Surendra Hiralall struck 25 from 24 balls, while Reynold Rodrigues made 14 and Shaheed Khan 11. Off-spinner Shaheed […]

Commendable attendance as MCY&S/NSC Easter Swimming Programme launched

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

More than 80 students converged at the Colgrain Swimming Pool, Camp and Middle Streets, yesterday morning when the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCY&S) in collaboration with the National Sports Commission launched the second edition of the Easter Vocation Swimming Programme. Several Government officials were in attendance including Sports Minister, Frank Anthony, Permanent Secretary […]

G.S.S.F. Practical Pistol Shooters enjoy safe and fun March match

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Amidst light scattered showers last Saturday, local practical shooters came out and safely balanced the three elements of the practical shooting triangle: Speed, Power and Accuracy at the GDF’s Timehri Ranges when the Guyana Sport Shooting Federation hosted another Practical Pistol competition which was open to all existing practical shooters of Guyana. In her Opening […]

GCA/Brainstreet U15…MSC, TSC chalk wins

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Malteenoes SC (MSC) and Transport Sports Club (TSC) registered victories when the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/Brain Street U15 limited overs tournament continued Sunday last. At Gandhi Youth Organisation, MSC overcame Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) by ten wickets. GCC were sent packing for 45 in 18.4 overs, batting first. Jeremiah Scott, Mel Rodrigues and Mark Wong […]

Cricket coaching clinic set for Thirst Park

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

With the aim of improving the level of the game, former Guyana and West Indies fast bowler and WICB accredited level three coach Reon King, former national middle order batsman Orin Bailey and Guyana fast bowler Trevon Garraway will be conducting a cricket coaching clinic at Banks DIH ground Thirst Park. The programme will commence […]

Three Head Teachers demoted, transferred for inefficiency and misconduct

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Neglect of duty, inefficiency and misconduct were listed as the reasons that led to the demotion and transfer of three Head Teachers. This is according to the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) which noted that it was required to fulfill its disciplinary mandate as the teachers were found to be guilty of the aforementioned transgressions. Without […]

A failed country brings back the cause of its failure

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

At the 2015 death anniversary of Cheddi Jagan in Berbice and at the Kitty launching of the PPP’s election campaign, the front man as in the style of Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, was Bharrat Jagdeo. If we had stand-up comedians like the US, Donald Ramotar would have become mincemeat. Someone needs to ask, […]

Denial can lead to delusion

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is doing all within its power to avoid winning a landslide come May 11, 2015. There is only one thing that the PPPC needs to do to sweep the polls; and it is studiously avoiding doing that one thing. There is only one thing that stands in the way […]

Qualfon cops Mexico’s awards

March 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Mexico – Qualfon, a people-driven business process outsourcing (BPO) company and global provider of contact center services, recently received three National Contact Center Excellence Awards from the Mexico Institute of Teleservices or Instituto Mexicano de Teleservicios (IMT). Company executives accepted the awards at a special ceremony during IMT’s Global Contact Forum in Mexico City on […]

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