Dem boys seh…Me, You and Burnham payin fuh Jagdeo belly wuk

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

De holey book seh, de evil that men do lives after dem. Dem boys want fuh change wha de holey book seh to de evil dat men do lives within dem. De holey book also seh that de evil you do pun dis earth, you gun pay fuh it right hey. Dem boys seh yuh […]

LFS Burnham 91st Birth Anniversary 92-mile 2-Stage Cycle Road Race…Team Coco’s Raynauth Jeffrey is overall winner; Geron Williams & Junior Niles take stages

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Franklin Wilson Team Coco’s underlined their dominance as a rising force in the local cycling arena when they pedaled away with the lion’s share of prizes when the Burnham Foundation in association with the Guyana Cycling Federation ran off a successful 92 miles two-stage road race yesterday to commemorate the 91st birth anniversary of […]

Mangal wins Heineken Golf Cup

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

- second victory in two weeks Mike Mangal, playing off and handicap of nine, had a gross 77 and net 68 to win the inaugural Heineken Golf Cup on Saturday at the Lusignan Golf Course, registering his second consecutive win in as many weeks to underscore his excellent form. Ravi Persaud finished second with a […]

Bounty Farm Mash Handicap Tournament…Khalil and Harding triumph in respective categories

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Jason-Ray Khalil won his third title in four years, while Makeda Harding secured her maiden tournament win on Saturday night when the 2014 Bounty Farm Mash Handicap Tournament organised by the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) in collaboration with its number one corporate sponsor Digicel Guyana, concluded with the Finals at the Georgetown Club Squash Courts. […]

Smith, Powell set up West Indies victory

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

CMC – KINGSTON, Jamaica – West Indies made use of a solid opening partnership between Dwayne Smith and Kieran Powell to beat Ireland by four wickets in their one-off One Day International at Sabina Park yesterday. This was West Indies’ second victory on the trot following an 11-run win against the same opponent in a […]

Choose on merit not affiliation

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Rawle Welch The mere fact that only thirteen (13) out of thirty-three national associations or federations bothered to submit nominations for national awards should be serve as evidence enough to rouse the National Sports Commission (NSC) into examining why less than half of the sporting bodies ignored its plea to nominate outstanding sports personalities. […]

East Coast Tigers are DCB/Raj Singh Insurance Brokers Over-40 champs

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

East Coast Tigers disposed of West Bank Demerara Mavericks by seven wickets to capture the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB)/ Raj Singh Insurance Brokers Over-40 twenty overs title when the final was contested yesterday. Tigers’ decision to insert Mavericks paid dividends as they were bowled out for 88 in 16.4 overs at the Everest Cricket Club. […]

Art and craft production will play important part in growing tourism sector – PM

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds has commended the Guyana Art and Craft Producers Association for the growth they have achieved, but challenged greater movement towards contributing to Guyana’s economy. Prime Minister Hinds was addressing the Association’s members on Friday at the Umana Yana at the closing ceremony and exhibition of a one-month training programme, whereby 12 […]

Four teams advance as Frank Watson Memorial Football championship commences

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

On a day when 32 teams comprising 160 players battled for honours, two teams out of Fruta Conquerors, Pele FC and Western Tigers distinguished themselves in the U-14 and U-16 categories respectively, to advance to the finals when action in the Frank Watson Memorial Football championships got underway at the Tucville Ground Saturday evening last. […]

Trevor Rose murder… Investigation appears to be at a standstill

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under News 

His amazing and colourful creations with its explosion of colour and fanfare which always had the “wow effect” were certainly missed by many yesterday at the annual Mashramani celebration. The absence of Trevor Rose’s designs certainly left a dent in the fashion industry, and several companies that always contracted him for their Mashramani costumes were […]

NSC Annual Mashramani age group tournament concludes

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The National Sports Commission (NSC) Annual Mashramani Age Group Tournament was played off over the weekend at the Queens College Badminton Courts.  The tournament, which was very well attended by players from schools around Georgetown, saw matches in the Under – 11, 13, 15, 17 & 19 categories. Both of Guyana’s Top Badminton Players, Narayan […]

Time to restore our landmark buildings to their former glory

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The efforts made to clean up the city for the Mashramani celebrations is commendable. This effort however needed to be sustained. It is always such a nice feeling to see the city looking clean and free from garbage. I have always held the view that Georgetown is perhaps one of the best cities […]

Sandvort Village gets community Library compliments of US Peace Corps

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Residents of the remote village of Sandvort, West Canje, Berbice will now have an opportunity to enhance their literacy skills following the recent commissioning of a new fully stocked community library in their village. The Library which is located at the bottom flat of the Sandvoort Primary School was set up with the help of The […]

Too much politics in local calypso – Judge Semple

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Kiana Wilburg Calypso music has undoubtedly earned its place in Guyana’s Cultural Heritage. And as such, it is now one of the most highly anticipated features of the Mashramani Festivities. This year’s competition was certainly a thrilling treat, especially at the Final leg of the Adult Calypso Competition. But the Competition though exceptional, can […]


February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Someone wants to own a luxury vehicle but that person cannot afford or does not wish to pay the taxes on the luxury vehicle. However, that person has relatives overseas. So they arrange for that relative to fake that he or she is returning to Guyana to live. The relative is told to purchase a […]

Why was Mr. Llewellyn John never appointed as Senior Counsel?

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I would like to say congratulations to Mr. Clinton Mortimer Llewellyn John, Attorney-at-law, who this year would be celebrating 62 years as a Practicing Attorney. He was called to practice law in the year 1952 as a Solicitor. In his capacity as a Solicitor, he was involved as a leading member of the […]

A new low for the legal profession in Guyana

February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It is with the utmost outrage that I pen this letter. As a regular visitor to this country for over 34 years I am familiar with its history and the range of issues that Guyana faces, both on the world stage and at home. Over the years there have been many events that […]


February 24, 2014 | Filed Under Editorial 

Commissioner Leroy Brummel’s immediate transfer of ranks stationed at the Number 51 Police Station has quite rightly attracted public comments. Among the more reasoned arguments is the one which points to the possibility of more opportunities for wrongdoing if the affected ranks were indeed guilty of the offences for which they were transferred. It must […]

Dem boys seh…De government like embarrass Guyana

February 17, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Uncle Walter vex and he vex bad. He did sue de Waterfalls paper fuh libel and after a long time, de matter come up in court. He win. And de court order that de Waterfalls paper pay he some money. He get vex. He claim how he get too li’l bit money. But he couldn’t […]

NSC/GTTA Mashramani competition…Johnson, Ninvalle, Edghill triumph

February 17, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Elishaba Johnson, Khalil Ninvalle and Chelsea Edghill turned in commendable performances to take the boys U-15 and U-13 and girls U-18 titles respectively when the National Sports Commission (NSC)/ Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) Mashramani competition continued yesterday at the National Gymnasium. Johnson beat Kyle Edghill 4-0, Ninvalle overcame Terrence Raush 3-0 and Chelsea Edghill […]

GSCL Inc Republic Cup..Arjune stars as Regal thump Floodlight to take Masters title

February 17, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Zaheer Mohamed Skipper Mahendra Arjune stroked a fine unbeaten half century as Regal defeated Floodlight XI to win the masters final of the inaugural Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc (GSCL Inc) Republic Cup twenty 20 overs competition yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club. Arjune slammed six fours and three sixes in a top score […]

Young Tiger roars as Windies U-19s bounce back

February 17, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

ICC Media – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – West Indies resurrected its campaign at the ICC Under-19 World Cup with a crushing 167-run win over Zimbabwe in a Group C fixture at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. After misfiring with the bat in its 94-run loss to South Africa in the tournament opener, […]

George, Morgan named AAG Athletes of the Year

February 17, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

- GOA chides association for Morgan’s withdrawal from South American Games team Olympian Winston George and distance athlete Alika Morgan were named male and female ‘Athlete of the Year’ respectively, Saturday night when The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) held their Annual Award Ceremony at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Hall, Thomas Lands. The […]

E-Networks Inc. partners with GBL in search of talent

February 17, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

It is recognized as one of the most popular sport in the United States of America (USA) and there is little or no evidence of its existence in Guyana, but E-Networks Inc in collaboration with the Guyana Baseball League (GBL) is determined to bring the sport to Guyana. The two entities in the presence of […]

NAGICO Regional Super50 cricket…Smith, Emrit top performers, batting was a let down

February 17, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers in Trinidad  In Association with Digicel, Carib Beer, Giftland Office Max, Payless Variety Store &  Leisure Inn & Car Rentals Barbados, on the back of a belligerent 83 from Dwayne Smith, the leading batsman in the tournament and incisive bowling from Carlos Braithwaite got past host Trinidad & Tobago by 17 runs […]

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