Former treason accused, Philip Bynoe abuses, threatens KNews reporters

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- report made to police Seemingly incensed and ready to put Kaieteur News in its place, Philip Bynoe, attended a press conference hosted by the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) Kingston yesterday afternoon. The press conference was called to refute the recent exposures in the media regarding the operations of Bai Shan Lin and other Asian […]

Dredge owner gunned down in car, wife wounded

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…motorbike bandits escape with cash, firearm Two bandits on a CG motorcycle shot a dredge owner dead in his car and wounded his wife after cornering the couple at the Regent Street and Vlissengen Road junction at around 13:40 hrs yesterday. Ashook Ragghu, 43, of Lot 77 Pike Street, Campbellville, was shot in the chest […]

Shaik Baksh is GuySuCo’s new Chairman, but old members remain

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy announced on Saturday that former Education Minister, Shaik Baksh, who is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Water Inc., has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). The Minister said the board has been appointed by the Cabinet […]

US cancels Dynamic Airways’ Guyana operations

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

As recent as last Friday, the United States authority on aviation,  Department of  Transportation (DOT) published its list of Public charters for 2014 and Dynamic Airways’ operation on the Georgetown/ New York route was listed as being cancelled; effective August 6; two days before it was scheduled to re-enter the Guyanese market. Dynamic Airways which […]

Logging scandal…GFC defends delays in processing facilities

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- says companies find it financially better to export – refers Bai Shan Lin duty free concession questions to GRA The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) has defended its handling of logging activities in the country by saying that all is above board and nothing is wrong. During a testy press conference at its Kingston headquarters […]

Dem boys seh…Donald using thugs now on reporters

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

De timber situation get out of hand. People start fuh talk and all of a sudden de government decide that dem gun terrorise all dem reporter who expose de story. When de story buss out and dem realize dem in fuh nuff nuff trouble, all of dem run fuh cover and stay quiet. Den after […]

Boyce/Jefford Athletics Classic…George, Alder reign supreme

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

- PPYC claim Team title Olympian Winston George and field athlete Natasha Alder produced outstanding performances to be crowned the Men’s and Women’s individual champions at the 5th Annual Boyce/Jefford Athletics Classic which ended on Sunday, before a capacity crowd under floodlights, at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground. George, who was appearing for the first […]

EBFA/MCYS U-14 Academy kicks off at Grove ground

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Close to 100 youths drawn from Agricola, East Bank Demerara to Kuru Kururu on the Linden Soesdyke Highway yesterday commenced a one-week Academy at the Grove Playfield, East Bank Demerara organised by the East Bank Football Association. Being held under the theme, “Success is no accident, it is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and […]

WICB/GCB Scotiabank kiddy camp launched

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Zaheer Mohamed The Scotiabank Kiddy cricket Programme started in 1999 with the aim of utilizing this platform to rekindle the game in the West Indies. Undoubtedly, the West Indies share a proud history in the cricketing world and Scotiabank has been pleased to be associated with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in this […]

Elcock Racing stable onboard for Guyana Cup

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Elcock Racing stable is onboard for Guyana Cup horserace meet set for Sunday August 24 at the Port Mourant Turf Club. Overseas based Guyanese horseracing entrepreneur, Aubrey Elcock alias ‘Pat, of the Delmur Racing stable, presented a trophy to the Guyana Cup organising committee member Chandu Ramkisoon for the champion jockey in the feature […]

Major stables rounding off preparation for August 25 Annual Guyana Cup

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The eight Annual Guyana Cup 2014 horserace meet is less than a week away and the hype is already boiling over for the event organized by the Jumbo Jet Family, one of Guyana’s leading Auto dealers and Racing stables. With over 100 horses entered, all the major stables are rounding off preparations for the much […]

Albouystown Masjid An-Najm and Social Centre receives sports equipment

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Sports have always been touted as the most singular vocation to occupy the physical and mental energies of young people and administrators and governments worldwide have found this to be true after initiating sports programmes in mostly depressed communities. It was subscription to this belief that prompted the administrators of the Masjid An-Najm and Social […]

Shanella Webster surges back to top spot in LGC Club Tournament

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana Open female golf champion of 2013, Shanella Webster, displayed some fine performances as she rose to the top spot in Saturday’s medal-play Club Tournament at the Lusignan Golf Club. Fulfilling her promise to win last week’s competition, Webster delivered a gross 91, resulting in a net 66 from her handicap of 25. The mental […]

Mining lottery for 2,000 medium scale blocks held at Bartica

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Following on the heels of the mining auction held earlier this month when 950 mining lots fell under the auctioneer’s hammer, a lottery was held in Bartica, Region Seven yesterday. As a result, 2,000 blocks of medium-scale parcels of land are being offered by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), 1,000 through auction and 1,000 […]

UG accounting system, other areas to improve with technological features – Vice Chancellor

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Although threats have been made to shut down the University of Guyana (UG), should no word be forthcoming in relation to the disbursement of students’ loan, there are ambitious plans apace to improve the operation of the tertiary institution. At least this is according to Vice Chancellor, Professor Jacob Opadeyi, who, during a recent press […]

Spaniard, Nigerian languishing in lock-up awaiting deportation

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Two foreign nationals are pleading for help as they continue to be held in the Grove/ Diamond police station lock-ups awaiting deportation. The two men who hail from Nigeria and Spain have been in the lock-ups for the past 26 days having completed lengthy prison sentences for illegally entering Guyana. The men whose names were […]

ECHO tells Bai Shan Ling to cease logging operations or face the Courts

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The local Environmental Community Health Organization (ECHO) has warned Chinese company Bai Shan Ling to cease all its logging operations being conducted in the country’s interior region or face legal intervention. ECHO which is headed by Mr. Royston King is demanding the company’s operations to cease until it can be verified that it is operating […]

Missing teacher’s mother disappointed that samples for DNA test still not sent overseas

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

It’s almost a month since the human remains believed to be that of missing St. Stanislaus teacher Nyozi Goodman were found at Pattensen, East Coast Demerara and investigators are no closer to making the identity definitive. Police had collected samples from the remains along with those from the missing teacher’s close relatives which were to […]

Efforts intensify as search continues for missing sailors

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The search has intensified to recover the bodies of the two men who remain missing after Motor Tanker ‘Swift Dolphin’ capsized off the Corentyne Coast, last Tuesday. Four passengers were on board the tanker when it overturned. The survivors have been positively identified as Augustus Persaud and Anthony Sukhdeo, while the missing sailors are said to […]

Body-dumping murder…Taxi driver held, postmortem shows woman was manually strangled

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Police were last night questioning a taxi driver in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Pradika Persaud, who was strangled and dumped on a roadway at Boerasirie, East Bank, Essequibo on Friday night. Kaieteur News understands that the driver, who is from Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, was taken into custody yesterday afternoon after police were […]

Efforts underway to curb crime situation in Sophia– Divisional Commanders

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Members of the Guyana Police Force say that while they are cognizant of the concerns of Sophia residents relative to reports of an increased level of crime in the area, efforts are underway to curb the situation. Police ‘A’ Division Commander; Clifton Hicken said yesterday, that a fixed patrol has been placed in the area […]

Guyana nominated as VC for new Inter-American Committee on Culture

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

— as OAS Culture Ministers’ meeting concludes in Haiti With a focus on cultural inter-dependence in the context of globalization, the VI Inter-American meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities concluded in Port-au-Prince last week Wednesday. The auspicious ceremony which was attended by Guyana’s Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony, […]

Lusignan Prison expected to be ready to house first offenders by early 2015

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- Home Affairs Minister Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee said that construction of the Lusignan Prison is expected to be completed and ready to accommodate prisoners by early next year. The construction is now moving into phase two. Recently, $26.25M was approved by the Cabinet for the construction of a trade shop at the […]

GECOM is ready for Local Gov’t and General elections – official

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Contrary to the opinions expressed by President Donald Ramotar, officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) have noted that the Commission is in a state of readiness for both Local Government and General Elections. At a press conference last week, President Donald Ramotar opined that GECOM may be more prepared for General Elections rather than […]

Lindeners agitate for restoration of bridge tolls

August 19, 2014 | Filed Under News 

At a meeting at the Linden municipality last week addressed by Minister of Local Government Norman Whittaker, calls were made for the Kara Kara Toll to be restored, but Whittaker, instead of heeding the call, exhorted the Council to extend its revenue base and “do those things that are right in the sight of the […]

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