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Mines officer ambushed, riddled with bullets in brazen EBD road attack

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Heavily armed men, in a broad daylight attack yesterday morning, gunned down a mining engineer on the busy East Bank Demerara roadway, leaving investigators scrambling for answers. Dead is Trevor Abrams, 32, of Lot 131 Samatta Point, East Bank Demerara. He is said to be a Mining Engineer working with the Guyana Geology and Mines […]

Neesa Gopaul murder trial…Former cellmate maintains testimony under cross examination

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- as Prosecution closes its case Simone Diane De Nobrega, the former cellmate of murder accused Bibi Shareema Gopaul, who testified that the woman confessed to participating in her daughter, Neesa Gopaul’s murder, maintained that her statements are true and accurate. This came even as she was subjected to a series of questions from the […]

Guyanese mom, two kids held in Brazil for drugs and murder

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- son fingered in murder A mother and her two children have been arrested by Brazilian police during a drug sting operation. According to the g1.globo.com online news in Brazil, the trio was arrested on Thursday, in the Boa Vista area, which borders with Guyana at Lethem. According to information by the Civil Police, Khumwatte […]

Essequibo rice farmers continue protest

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Disgusted at not been paid millions of dollars owed to them by millers since the previous crop in last year, rice farmers on the Essequibo Coast took to the streets on Friday for the second consecutive week to protest those late payments. “Nobody is by our side; we are in limbo. We must stand up […]

Maduro give Kamla oil, Moses planning fuh Harper

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

Old people seh that de eye is de most important part of de body other than de heart or de bam bam. If de heart stop you dead and if de bam bam shut up everything dead. People got to see eye to eye wid one another. That is how a family does start.  You […]

Warm-up Pool a necessary requirement for International competition…

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Says President Ramotar at Commissioning of Pool President Donald Ramotar yesterday morning commissioned the warm-up pool at the National Aquatic Centre and told the gathering, which included Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony, President of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) Ivan Persaud, as well as FINA Vice-President Dale Neuburger, South America […]

De Villiers 162* off 66, WI 151 all out

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

ESPNcricinfo – West Indies must be sick of AB de Villiers and South Africa by now. As if all those records broken in Johannesburg earlier this year were not enough, South Africa returned to embarrass them with another plethora, this time in a World Cup match. The most significant of those were 261 runs in […]

Trophy Stall on board with Cross-Fit Games

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Mrs Devi Sunich this week presented several trophies to & Mrs Noshavyah King that will go to the male & female winners along with 2nd and 3rd place trophies, male & female & a best gym trophy all compliments of the Trophy Stall to signal that entity’s commitment to supporting this event and sports in general. […]

Furniture giant’s Courts continues sponsorship of cycling in Berbice

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Road race set for tomorrow Courts Furniture Store, Berbice branch, will tomorrow in collaboration with the Flying Ace Cycling Club (FACC) stage their annual Mashramani  40 miles cycle event. The race, which is open to Berbicians only, is expected to pedal off from in front of the Court’s New Amsterdam branch at Main and St […]

Eight matches planned for today and tomorrow in Nestle Milo football

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Action in the Nestle Milo Under-20 Schools Football Competition resumes today and tomorrow with four matches planned each day, at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. The two days fixtures are seen below: 11:00 hrs    Freeburg Secondary v/s North Ruimveldt Secondary 12:30 hrs    St Rose’s v/s St. Joseph’s Secondary School 14:00 hrs    Cummings Lodge […]

New GPC Inc. supports GRFU

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (GPC) Inc. recently became the latest entity to offer support to the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) when marketing representative of the Company Livasti Bhooplall handed over a quantity of medical supplies and a cheque for an undisclosed sum to President of the Union Peter Green. According to an e-mail received, […]

Strong Guyanese motor racing contingent looks to make mark at Jamwest Speedway

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana will have a strong group of racers at Jamwest Speedway, Jamaica today and tomorrow to start the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship season. The CMRC is a championship series that features stops in 4 different countries (Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados & Guyana).  The format typically includes 1 race on the Saturday & 2 races […]

GASA Mashramani Long Course Meet swims off today at NAC

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The nation’s swimmers will be locked in battle from today when the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) commences the 2015 season with the staging of its first Long Course Swim Meet at the National Aquatic Centre, Liliendaal. The Mashramani Meet which ends tomorrow will also be used as Time Trials for this year’s CARIFTA Swim […]

Raphael DeGroot and Ashley Khalil headline night three

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Bounty Farm Ltd Handicap squash tourney … The Guyana Squash Association (GSA) in collaboration Digicel is holding their Annual Bounty Farm Ltd Handicap Squash Tournament at the Georgetown Club squash courts and matches continued on day three on Thursday night with play in both Category A and the Open category. Spectators were entertained by several […]

Changes made to Clash of the Titans horserace meet

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

In an effort to improve the standard the card and presentation of horseracing in Guyana, the “Four Horsemen group” has made some changes to “the clash of The Titans” Horserace meet scheduled for Sunday 22 March at the Port Mourant Turf Club. The changes are in keeping with an agreement and commitment coming out of […]

Letter to the Sports Editor…Garner’s presidency will boost the image and success of WI cricket

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Editor, There are too many unsolved mysteries that surround the current regime of the WICB. Instead of unity being galvanized between the Board and its players; it is the opposite mainly because of indecisive leadership. I was particularly supportive of the incumbent Dave Cameron ahead of Dr. Julian Hunte at the time. However his […]

Letter to the Sports Editor…Have the Normalisation Committee overstepped its boundaries?

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Sir, As a layman/former administrator of football, still with a vested interest of ensuring that Guyana, my beloved country achieves meaningful development and success of the sport, irrespective of who is in charge, but nevertheless will continue to publicly outline my personal position on issues, which are counter-productive to development, in all facets of […]

Double-header on today in MCYS/EBFA Pee Wee League

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Grove Hi Tech will be aiming to stem the tide of defeat and end on a high when they play their final game in the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport (MCYS) sponsored East Bank Football Association (EBFA) Under-11 Pee Wee League, today at the Grove Playfield. Grove will match skills with the winless Mocha […]

RHTY&SC Silver Jubilee 1990 – 2015…Imran & Daughters sponsors Primary School Female Softball Tourney

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Imran and Daughters of Public Road, Rose Hall Town has agreed to sponsor an Inter-Primary School softball competition in support of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC) Silver Jubilee Anniversary Celebrations. Imran Hamid, a long serving sponsor of the RHTY&SC stated that the competition will attract female students from Primary Schools in […]

G.S.S.F. to host another steel challenge match, new sponsors involved

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Sport Shooting Federation will be hosting a Steel Challenge Tier 1 Shooting Match today at the GDF Timehri Range, sponsored by Boodram’s Bakery and Why Pay More Trading. The GSSF, an affiliate of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), continues to promote this simple, yet action-packed shooting sport to local pistol shooters by […]

East Coast football teams receive Stag Beer tourney prizes

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Ansa McAl through its Stag Beer Brand presented the top teams of the East Coast Senior Football League with their prizes yesterday at the company’s Beterverwagting head office. Victoria Kings was the winner of the league, ending on 33 points to receive $200,000 in prize money, while Mahaica Determinators was second on 29 points, winning […]

Plaisance minibus conductor succumbs to gunshot wound

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The Plaisance bus park is now short one minibus conductor as 27-year-old Travis Lowenfield passed away on Thursday evening, after undergoing surgery at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). It is alleged that the Sparendaam East Coast Demerara resident was shot in his stomach while standing in the verandah of his two -storey home, at […]

Prison warder walks into exposed electrical wire at Lusignan prison

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A 26-year-old prison warder miraculously escaped death yesterday after he came into contact with an exposed electrical wire in the Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD) prison. The incident occurred just about 11:30 hrs during a routine exercise conducted in the Solitary Confinement area also called the “strong cell.” Solitary Confinement is a form of imprisonment […]

ROTTEN TEETH; ROTTEN JOURNALISM

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

How would it look if one of our Ministers were to appear at the United Nations with one of his or her front tooth missing or chipped? That would be an embarrassment, would it not? There would be cries for that Minister to do something about his or her appearance. There would be protests as […]

Benschop’s party informs GECOM of intentions to contest elections

February 28, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Freed treason accused and political activist, Mark Benschop, has officially informed the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that he will be contesting the May 11 General Elections with the Independent Party, which he heads. In a Facebook posting yesterday, Benschop, who also hosts an online radio talk show, said that he and another representative, Keisha Sohan, […]

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