Daughter and alleged hit man remanded for 2008 Ruby businessman’s murder

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Court Stories, Features / Columnists, News 

A daughter and the hitman she allegedly hired to kill her elderly father eight years ago appeared at the Leonora’s Magistrates’ Court yesterday, charged with murder. Bibi Nazeela Habiboodeen, 50, of 111 Ruby, East Bank Essequibo, and Linden Lewis, 29, of Vergenoegen East Bank Essequibo, were arraigned for the murder of 76-year-old businessman Habiboodeen who […]

GFC officials off the hook…Directors were in a helpless situation under PPP–Forensic auditor

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under News 

…But Ram maintains that they must be hauled before the courts By Kiana Wilburg In spite of blatant violations of the laws by some companies in the forestry sector, there was no recommendation for the directors of the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) to face disciplinary action. It has left many questioning how those who were […]

PPP’s tiny cabal…Govt. must probe their taxes – WPA Executive Member

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Executive Member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Dr. David Hinds recently noted that the forensic audits which were launched by the coalition administration are revealing quite a lot about how the previous government managed the country’s resources. He observed that there is a clear pattern. Dr. Hinds said that under the PPP, resources were […]

Govt.’s handling of Harmon-related issues unsatisfactory

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under News 

–    Too many questions remain outstanding; these matters cannot be put to rest – Chris Ram  “A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency.” This quote has been attributed to United States President Barack Obama, and for one prominent Guyanese, certainly does not represent the current state of affairs in the “Land of many waters”. […]

NCN Director resigns over “reckless, imprudent” appointment of CEO

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Director of Public Information, Imran Khan, has resigned from his position as a Director on the National Communications Network (NCN) board, in a bid to distance himself from the recent appointment of NCN Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lennox Cornette. In a statement yesterday announcing his resignation, Khan made it clear that he had informed Prime […]

Senior City Police rank in custody for assaulting girlfriend

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under News 

A Superintendant attached to the Mayor and City Council’s City Police Division was detained last night after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. According to reports, the two had shared a nine-month relationship, but yesterday, the 28-year-old woman indicated that she wanted to end the friendship. Kaieteur News was told that the superintendant, who was armed and […]

Thief man seh he money come from Pradoville2

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Dem boys seh it had a stupid mastermind pon the Casino robbery the other day.  He more stupid than he look.  De Police find he wid wet money. Dem boys hear that de man claim how is he father give him de money. At one time when he seh suh, people believe that he father […]

Flame lands in troubled Brazil for 94-day relay to Games

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

BRASILIA (Reuters) President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil’s capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America. The Olympic flame was flown into Brasilia on Tuesday to start a three-month relay through more than 300 towns and cities that […]


May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Georgetown: The Guyana Football Federation is advising that, due to the inclement weather, the Stag Elite League Finale matches 49 – 50 scheduled for today, Wednesday, 4th May, 2016, have been postponed until a more convenient time a release from the federation informed. The double-header would have seen match-ups between GFC FC vs GDF FC […]

Mix Up capture Impressors, GM dominoes title

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Mix Up chalked up 87 games to win the final of the Impressors and Golden Masters dominoes tournament which was contested on Monday night at Dynasty Sports bar. Impressors placed second with 80 games, while Falcons who drew the bye to the final finished third on 70. Mix Up were largely indebted to Gilbert Mendonca […]

Jubilee Futsal Competition at CASH May 5

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

50 teams, one day, one winner    By Sean Devers The place to be on Indian Arrival Day (May 5) is the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) which should be a hive of activities when C&A Unique collaborates with South Quake Youth Ministries to host what is anticipated to a riveting Jubilee Futsal Competition. Fifty […]

Team Rose capture Senior Citizens Bocce title

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

On Saturday 30th April, 2016 the Senior Citizens Bocce tournament attracted four teams namely Rose, Sunflower, Dahlia and Buttercup. In the preliminary rounds teams were allotted 30 minutes duration in order to facilitate the use of the National Gymnasium by a another sports discipline. The first game was won by team Rose 4 points to […]

Clarke engages GBOC in workshop

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford President of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC), Glyne Clarke engaged the Guyana Basketball Officials Council (GBOC) in a workshop on Saturday at Cara Lodge following what was an official signing ceremony for the CBC U-16 Championships. Clarke, who is a former FIBA referee, Vice-President of CBC for Technical Operations and now FIBA […]

William France Differently Abled Athletics Club

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

26-Mile walk from Mahaica at mid-night on May 24 organised By Sean Devers In 1997 Guyanese William France became the first Amputee to ever compete in the Boston Marathon in the USA before forming the William France Differently Abled Athletics Club on August 12 of the next year. Since then the President of his club […]

GLTA forms young Executive as Jamal Goodluck takes the helm

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Jamal Goodluck has been elected the youngest president in the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association’s (GLTA) history, at the age of 25 during this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Georgetown Cricket Club last week. In the outgoing president’s report, Grace McCalman reflected on her term as president of the GLTA. Her most prized […]

Petra Soft Shoe Football returns

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

It’s here again, the annual Petra Organisation-organised Soft Shoe Football Competition which has its genesis in 2015. Yesterday, at the Spice Garden Restaurant & Bar on Pike Street, Campbellville, the Petra Organisation, which has teamed up with the Ministry of Public Health under its Stop Gender-based Violence theme, launched its annual project which had in […]

Leicester stand to gain up to 250 million pound windfall

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

(Reuters) Leicester City have the chance of making anything between 150 million pounds and 250 million pounds from their sensational Premier League triumph, according to sports marketing experts. The city of Leicester in England’s Midlands should also expect to enjoy a huge commercial boost after its hometown team wrote the unlikeliest of sporting success stories, […]

RHTYSC, MS, Edward B. Beharry host 2nd Division “Say No to Suicide” 5 overs Cricket

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS and Edward B. Beharry Co. Ltd would shortly be unveiling the second edition of their joint Say No to Drugs, Crime and Suicide and Yes to Education, Sports and Life Campaign. The 2016 edition would target youths in Region 5 and 6 and would have the […]

Wellwoman & Wellman take both male and female titles in MSC softball fund raiser

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Despite heavy overnight rain in the City and an overcast day, the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) May Day softball cricket tournament, which formed a part of Guyana’s 50th Anniversary year of events, was won by Mike’s Pharmacy Male and female teams. Mike’s Wellwoman beat Enterprise Divas by 70 runs while Mike’s Wellman sneaked past Wolf […]

GTTA to host ITTF Umpires, Referees and Tournament Coordinator Course

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) will be hosting an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Umpires, Referees and Tournament Coordinators Course, which begins at 9:00am tomorrow at the National Gymnasium. ITTF expert, Costa Rican, Silvia Garro will conduct the course, which is scheduled to conclude on May 9. According to a GTTA Press Release, Garro […]

Motorists urged to utilise secured parking facilities

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Police in Region Three are appealing to motorists to make use of parking facilities protected by security personnel.  This disclosure was yesterday made by a rank who is currently investigating a case of a stolen motor vehicle. The vehicle, a blue Toyota Raum, was removed from a location at Parika, East Bank Essequibo, during the […]

Prison deaths COI…No headless remains among corpses – State Pathologist

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh said that post mortem examinations conducted on the bodies of prisoners, who perished in the March 3, Camp Street disturbance, in some cases revealed evidence of blunt trauma. Dr Singh testified before the Commission of Inquiry into the incident at the Ministry of Presidency Department of Public Service, Waterloo Street, […]

City Hall resolves to transform Georgetown

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under News 

…not put vendors out of business City Hall’s ongoing efforts to transform the streets and market squares of Georgetown have met with mixed reactions, with the public seemingly divided. Some think that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is after the vendors that were until Sunday encamped and encroaching the city streets and pavements, while […]

FFTP to roll out ‘adopt a department’ initiative in public hospitals

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under News 

A new initiative that will see measures being taken to improve sections of a number of public health facilities is currently in the making. The initiative is being spearheaded by Food for the Poor Guyana Incorporated (FFTP). And according to FFTP Field Officer, Mr. Compton Giddings, who has responsibility for ensuring the initiative is successfully […]

University of Guyana names 10th Vice Chancellor

May 4, 2016 | Filed Under News 

A new Vice Chancellor, has finally been named by the Council of the University of Guyana (UG). The newly-appointed Vice Chancellor is Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith. He has succeeded Professor Jacob Opadeyi. The announcement was officially made yesterday by way of a press statement. Professor Griffith was reportedly selected after what was described as “exhaustive […]

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