Jagdeo benefits from pension package

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…state to foot multi-million-dollar medical cost Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo, is a private citizen and can choose to seek medical help wherever he wants, said Minister of Health, Bheri Ramsaran. Dr. Ramsaran was not at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) when Jagdeo was medivacced to a Florida Hospital, reportedly suffering from persistent fever, vomiting […]

Crematorium for opening in March

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under News 

  The hassle associated with burying the dead at Le Repentir Cemetery may soon be over, with the city’s first crematorium set for completion, within a matter of days. Chairman of the Markets and Public Health Committee, of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council, Ranwell Jordan, told media operatives last Friday that the facility, which […]

Petro-Caribe oil deal…Start preparing to pay more for imported oil – Sir Sanders

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under News 

As unrest continues in Venezuela, the pressure may be on Guyana and 16 other Petro Caribe nations to start thinking about buying oil at market prices. As of yesterday, at least 13 persons have died, over 500 charged and almost 50 thrown in jail following the almost two-week-old protests in the neighbouring country. About 150 […]

Policeman’s collision with Demerara Bridge causes $200,000 damage

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under News 

An accident last month on the Demerara Harbour Bridge and involving a policeman left more than $200,000 in damages to the structure. According to a release from the Ministry of Public Works, the policeman, David Lindo, also allegedly threw the cell phone owned by the bridge’s General Manager, Rawlston Adams, into the Demerara River, when […]

Another no-vote looms for anti-money laundering Bill

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under News 

With just two days left before a new deadline to pass critical anti-money laundering legislations, it seems almost certain that more trouble will be looming for the amendments. The Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday insisted that it is sticking with original demands that the long-awaited Public Procurement Commission (PPC) be established. “We are absolutely maintaining […]

Dem boys seh…Donald commitment don’t mean nutten

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

  Donald get corner and he think he can do wha Jagdeo use to do. Jagdeo use to mek all kind of promise and commitment. But that was when he was in control of de parliament. Donald desperately want de anti-money laundering Bill pass suh he tell AFC that he gun give dem a commitment […]

Another major int’l award for activist, Karen de Souza

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Activist, Karen de Souza, has been named for another prestigious award. The 56-year-old co-founder of Red Thread, is among three Caribbean nationals selected for the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence. She will be honored for her public and civic contributions. In the category of Arts and Letters, Trinidadian pan musician, Professor Liam Teague […]

George is double sprint champion

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford Police Progressive Youth Club’s (PPYC) Olympian, Winston George became a national senior sprint double champion yesterday when the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) hosted the 2013 National Senior Championships at the Police Sports Club Ground. The AAG did not host the competition last year and as part of their International Association of […]

Windies Women crash to second defeat

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

New Zealand Cricket – Lincoln, New Zealand – The White Ferns have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead against the West Indies Women, after beating the visitors by 94 runs in the second One Day International in Lincoln. Anchored by Sara McGlashan with 71 and aided by some heavy hitting from Rachel Priest at the death, […]

Veronica Campbell-Brown ‘cleared’ to race after failed drugs test

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

BBC Sport – Two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown says she has been cleared to race again by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). The 31-year-old Jamaican has not competed since she tested positive for a banned diuretic last May.   Campbell-Brown said in a statement: “The final court available to us as athletes have […]

Hearts of Oak Masters, Tutorial Academy organise schools one day football

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Hearts of Oak Master Football Club in conjunction with the Physical Education Students of the Tutorial Academy Secondary School (TASS) recently organised a one day football tournament featuring both male and female teams of the school as part of the Physical Education programme for the CESEC School Based Assessment (SBA). Two teams were selected […]

GCUC congratulates Duguid

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Cricket Umpires Council (GCUC) has congratulated Nigel Duguid for his on field international debut. He officiated in the second T20 game in the West Indies and Ireland series. President of the GCUC Dhieranidranauth Somwaru said that Duguid elevation will serve as a motivation for the other umpires and hopefully will encourage younger people […]

Phantom are Robert Williams Memorial dominoes champs

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Phantom marked 81 games to win the final of the Robert Williams Memorial Dominoes competition which was contested recently at Faye Joseph residence, Gaulding Place, South Ruimveldt, Park. Strikers placed second with 79 games followed by Mix Up on 67. Michael Dongues and Eon Allen were Phantom’s leading players with 17 and 16 games respectively. […]

Boxing coaches form association to improve their fortunes

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Following consultations with various stakeholders and on the heels of the instalment of a referee/judges commission, the executive of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) has given its blessings to the formation of a coaches’ commission, dubbed the Guyana Boxing Association Coaches Commission, which was installed last week Friday. Sebert Blake, just back from a coaches’ […]

Stag Beer EBFA Div. 1 League…Agricola upstage Grove Hi Tech 2-1; Soesdyke Falcons trounce Herstelling 6-0

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Agricola Red Triangle made an exciting return to competitive football on the East Bank yesterday when they edged Grove Hi Tech 2-1 in the feature game of a double header as play in the Stag Beer sponsored East Bank Football Association (EBFA) division-one league continued at the Grove Playfield. Grove, also fielding a team in […]

Bonus points for Regional Four-Day Tournament

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Day/Night matches scheduled for every team By Sean Devers The 2014 Regional First-Class cricket season, which will see teams playing six matches each in the preliminary rounds with the top four teams advancing to the semi-finals, starts April 19-22 and Guyana face Jamaica in the opening round at Sabina Park from Friday. The Guyanese will […]

Somwaru retained as GCUC president

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Dhieranidranauth Somwaru was re-elected unopposed as president of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council (GCUC) when the body held its Biannual General Meeting at the Georgetown Cricket Club Saturday. Shannon Crawford returned as the vice president, while Nigel Duguid retained his position as the secretary. Eddie Nicholls will serve as treasurer and Arleigh Rutherford is the […]

Boxing Association intensifies efforts as teams leave for overseas engagements

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin They say that when it rains, it pours and local amateur boxers will be required to don the appropriate apparel as executives of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) pick up the pace to enhance their chances of acquiring accolades at the imminent 2016 Brazil Olympics. To this effect, the team of three […]

Dexterity racing returns after eight-year absence

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

After an eight-year absence, Dexterity Racing will return to the National Park when the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) stages the event on March 1, starting from 16:00 hrs. In its continued effort to develop the skills of drivers and at the same time provide family entertainment for members, friends and fans, the […]

Geron Williams wins again

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Takes Benjamin 50 miles feature cycling event in Berbice Geron Williams of the Continental Cycle club in time of 1hr: 35 minutes, 40 seconds, for the second consecutive day, rode brilliantly to win another fierce battle in an intense sprint home from a bunch of five cyclists that led the race for most of the […]

Novice & Junior Powerlifting C/ships set for April 6

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

  – venue to be confirmed The new executive of the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) held their first meeting on Saturday last and agreed that Sunday April 6, 2014 is the date for their Novice and Junior championships. A venue has to be confirmed, the federation said that they have a few air marked […]

Christian hammers ton as Guyanese shine in T&T

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyanese Derwin Christian crafted a solid century to spearhead his Trinidad club, Monroe Road to a four-run victory over Merry Boys in the Trinidad and Tobago Sunday League 50-over competition last Wednesday night under lights. Christian, who represented the West Indies in the t20 format, crafted a solid 103 as Monroe reached 205 all out […]

Reece wins again at Flying Ace annual awards

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

One of Guyana’s top cycling club, the Flying Ace CC, on Saturday last held their 13th annual awards and presentation ceremony for its top performers for the year 2013 at the Sunshine Bar in New Amsterdam.  Top cyclist Neil Reece yet again copped the award, winning for a fourth consecutive year. Reece for his exploits […]

Enforcement of wildlife regulations needed to stop over fishing and hunting

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under News 

-    Ecotourism operator Residents, tourism operators and conservationists are demanding the speedy implementation of the Wildlife Management and Conservation Regulations to prevent overfishing and irresponsible hunting of animals in Guyana, particularly in the interior regions. According to Wayne De Freitas, an Ecotourism Operator, for years there have been hardly any laws or regulations monitoring excessive […]

‘D’ Division ranks engage strategic action to swiftly intercept criminals

February 25, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Consistent tactical approaches by police ranks attached to ‘D’ Division of the Guyana Police Force have proven to be effective, not only in the interception of criminal elements, but also the reduction of such activities in a number of Region Three communities. Classic examples of meticulous police work were particularly evident on Friday last when […]

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