Judge rules in favour of fully clad Muslim witness -“free exercise of religion” is guaranteed under our Fundamental Rights

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Chief Justice (Ag) Ian Chang has ruled that Islamic witness Khairoon Ali has the constitutional right to wear her hijab and burqa (veil), while giving evidence in the Magistrates’ Court. Ali was scheduled to testify in a Magistrates’ Court matter pertaining to her husband, Mobarak Ali, being attacked and ferociously bitten by two vicious pit […]

Plane crashes – four injured

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By: Zena Henry A pregnant woman and the pilot of a single engine Cessna 206 small aircraft are among four persons who narrowly escaped death yesterday following a mid-morning plane crash at the Ogle International Airport. Those on board the passenger/cargo carrier arrived at various city hospitals and were treated for minor injuries before being […]

Motion to reduce Berbice Bridge tolls for Parliament Thursday – Berbicians want return of river ferry

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The main Opposition in the National Assembly is set to move a motion next Thursday to have the tolls reduced on the Berbice River Bridge. The issue is expected to raise hackle in the Government side which has been insisting that the Berbice Bridge is privately controlled and therefore Government does not have the authority […]

Georgetown Marriott Hotel… Brassington ‘mum’ on financial closure, casino operators

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Work is continuing apace at the construction site for the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown but it is unclear where the funding is coming from. Kaieteur News has been attempting to make contact with the Chairman of Atlantic Hotels Inc (AHI) Winston Brassington, every day since January 2, to no avail. Brassington at the end […]

Persons who knowingly harbour runaway teens should be prosecuted – social worker

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Dale Andrews Almost every week there is a story of a runaway teen in the daily newspapers. But what we do not know is the risk these teenagers, who are predominantly girls, face while on the run. Despite the risks, it would appear that most of them are willing to endure the harshness of […]

Special rape, domestic violence unit in the pipeline – Minister Webster

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The Human Services and Social Security Ministry is planning to establish a special unit to handle reports of rape and domestic violence in Guyana. These types of criminal offences, according to Minister Jennifer Webster will have specially trained investigators to deal with the victims. It was noted that the unit will work in close collaboration […]

APNU says its actions in 2013 prevented a governmental disaster

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

A Partnership For National Unity (APNU) has expressed concern over the remarks made by government that it was the Opposition with its one seat majority, that stymied growth in the economy in 2013 by being unsupportive, un-cooperative and opposing projects intended to benefit Guyana. Leader of APNU David Granger expressed that the actions that his […]


January 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Ralph Seeram Before opening my column I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the relatives of the late Terry Holder who died this week. Terry was my boss at the old Guyana Broadcasting Service when I was its Berbice Correspondent. Terry was a genuine human being loved by his staff because of […]

Youth in focus: Spooner wants to don maroon colours

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Transport Sports Club cricketer Joel Daniel Spooner’s dream is to one day play for the West Indies at the highest level. Spooner, who attends Tutorial High School, is a right arm off-spinner and right handed batsman. He is thirteen years old and only recently made his debut in second division cricket for his club. He […]

Carpenter secures landslide victory at GMR&SC elections

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

– urges all to come onboard and held build the sport Incumbent President John Carpenter was re-elected to serve another term in office following a landslide victory when the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) held its Annual General Meeting recently, at the club’s Headquarters on Albert Street, Thomas Lands. Carpenter will have as […]

Ronchi, McCullums set up emphatic win

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

ESPNcricinfo – Luke Ronchi and Brendon MCCullum turned a flagging New Zealand innings around with an unbeaten 85-run partnership in the last 7.1 overs, which gave them a comfortable total to defend given West Indies’ weakened batting. On a slowish pitch and short straight boundaries where mis-hits sail for comfortable sixes, Tino Best pulled New […]

Hinds is new GABF President – Georgetown, Linden get VP posts

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford Former National Basketball Player and Accountant of Hinds and Statia Financial, Nigel Hinds, was elected President of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) yesterday after he defeated Georgetown sub-association President, Michael Singh. Hinds won with a 9-2 vote, which indicated support from only Georgetown for Singh while the Linden Amateur Basketball Association […]

GB Coach Ian Shaw satisfied with progress of training to date

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Captain Persaud expresses thanks to GOA for facilitating By Franklin Wilson Experienced Great Britain Rifle Shooting Coach, Ian Shaw, who is conducting two-weeks of training for local marksmen at the invitation of the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA), has said that he is pleased with the progress of the riflemen to date. The sessions, which […]

An appeal to Mr. Armogan

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I live and conduct my business in Number 75 Village, Corriverton, Berbice. As the country will know, we have been suffering from water damage to especially our farmlands. I have been writing to the authorities and cannot bear it anymore. I would now like to publish one that I last year to Region […]

Guyana had sovereignty under President Burnham

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, While flicking channels during the tiresome incessancy of commercials, I caught Dr. Henry Jeffrey being interviewed on NCN. I don’t look at NCN; only when flicking through channels. What I heard Dr Jeffrey said was not only surprising, but alarming. I hope Dr. Jeffrey, for the sake of his academic credibility, clarifies what […]

The exclusive PPP/C club of affiliates must go

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Many are the letters and articles bemoaning the practices of government in the administration of the public procurement process. Even chief spokesman for government Dr Luncheon is bemoaning the activities and performances put on by those who are selected to produce work or supply goods for the nation. More than ten years ago, […]

Crime in all its manifestations affect the poor

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under Editorial 

The Home Affairs Ministry’s reported data-driven refutation of A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) assertion that the poor are disproportionately affected by serious crime merits some examination. It should be made clear at the outset that no amount of paraded statistics can erase the fear of crime that most persons without the necessary security wherewithal […]

Current Leadership of Go-Invest crippling its growth

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

– Agency needs strengthening immediately- Urling President of the Guyana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Mr. Clinton Urling has disclosed that the body will be paying more attention to proposals geared towards attracting foreign investment. More importantly, Urling stressed that the government owned agency, Go-Invest needs strengthening immediately. GO-Invest is an organization which provides […]

Parika Backdam road to be fixed this year -MOA official

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under News 

It is unclear as to whether the Parika Backdam road will get a permanent fixture. However, according to a Ministry of Education official, the process of finding contractors to repair the deplorable road can be expected to begin shortly. “The Ministry already has that planned, but the process to go to tender and so has […]

Book Review: Writer blasts corrupt Guyanese society

September 23, 2012 | Filed Under News 

Book Review: Guyana: A National Cesspool of greed, duplicity and corruption (A Remigrant’s Story) – GHK Lall By Dr Glenville Ashby In what can only be described as a daring literary exercise, writer GHK Lall unveils a personal narrative that underscores the need to address Guyana’s epidemic of unhinged greed and corruption. It is provocative […]

E-Networks Inc. links with ESPN Caribbean for exclusive coverage of ICC Twenty20 WC

September 16, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

– West Indies Men’s and Women’s teams considered strong contenders – ICC Women’s World Twenty20 semis and final also to air live Cable Provider E-Networks Inc. through its ESPN Caribbean link will present exclusive live coverage of all matches of the ICC World Twenty20 World Cup (WC) from Sri Lanka, beginning with the warm-up between […]

K&B Mining rescues AAG U-23 team

September 16, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

K&B Mining and Hardware Supply is the first business entity to come to the rescue of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Under-23 team that will compete at the South American Championships in Brazil. President of the AAG, Colin Boyce, had appealed to the sports ministry and corporate Guyana to assist with funding the six-member […]

Intense rivalry anticipated in Topco Juices National Junior Championships precursor

September 16, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

Intense rivalry for chess honours is anticipated when the nation’s best junior players convene this morning for the TOPCO 2012 National Championship Qualifiers Tournament, under the auspices of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF), slated to get underway at the KEI-SHAR’S Sports Club, Hadfield St. Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown. Subsequently, the top seven players will go on to […]

Devoted community leader and preacher, Samuel Singh, is a ‘Special Person’

September 16, 2012 | Filed Under News 

By Leon Suseran Our ‘Special Person’ this week is proof that one can definitely make it in this life, despite overwhelming challenges, and when everything seems to be against you. You can say that Samuel Seepaul Singh went through it all. He was born into a poor and humble family with many other siblings. His […]

Courts 10km Road Race… Underdogs eager for big performance

September 16, 2012 | Filed Under Sports 

By Edison Jefford The re-introduction of the Courts 10km Road Race Classic last year also re-introduced the era of competitive distance-running that has been one of the hallmarks of local athletics; the Courts 10k gave the local distance running circuit a much-needed rejuvenation. Other companies have since followed Courts’ lead with 10k races or an […]

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