Corentyne man brutally murdered by father and son

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The police in Berbice are looking for two men who could assist them in their investigations into the murder of a 20 year old man that occurred early yesterday morning. The dead man has been identified as Rajeshwar Ramdhani, called ‘Suraj’ 20, of Tain Settlement, Corentyne, Berbice. He was fatally stabbed to his chest around […]

Dem boys seh…De CG gun crash Alone

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Dem criminal who like fast getaway does depend pun de CG and over de years nuff of dem criminals use to keep close to de CG. Everybody knows when people go to de bank is fuh draw or put in money and out of de blue de CG does come and rob de people dem. […]

9th Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships…Ambrose rides brilliantly to cop bronze

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

- Anthony 7th, Husbands 9th, Juveniles Leung and Hicks place 4th and 6th By Franklin Wilson in Suriname with the compliments of Fitness Express Brilliant and courageous riding by debutant Alanzo Ambrose ensured that Guyana did not come away from the 9th Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships without a medal. Coming against the odds with the […]

New faces needed in Guyana’s football administration

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

- FIFA / CONCACAF must speak definitively now By Rawle Welch Many are referring to it as a tsunami, that is the sudden destruction of Guyana’s football and while fingers could be pointed to many disruptive developments including two aborted Congresses, the vast majority believe the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and more directly its President […]

Sarwan among five Test players in PCL Draft nominees

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

- Cricketers to be ‘bought’ today in Barbados By Sean Devers West Indies Test batsman Guyanese Ramnaresh Sarwan is among five players with Test experience in the Player Draft of the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Professional Cricket League (PCL) but the charismatic right-hander seems unlikely to be picked by ‘Cricket Guyana Inc” which controls […]

India ‘A’ beat Windies by 16 runs despite Ramdin’s 102

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

A century from Unmukt Chand, followed by a three-wicket haul by Dhawal Kulkarni helped India A to a 16-run victory against West Indians in Mumbai yesterday. The visitors, though, had plenty of positives despite the defeat, as Denesh Ramdin (102), Darren Sammy (50) and Jason Holder (54) all produced fighting knocks down the order, after […]

Clearing those misconceptions in East Coast cricket

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to clear up some misconceptions that is currently being peddled by Mr. Bissoondyal Singh. Firstly, he claims that the majority of players that represented Demerara and Guyana come from the Georgetown and East Coast Boards. However, I beg to differ. For quite some time now the East Coast […]

Lewis Hamilton win in Japan overshadowed by Jules Bianchi crash

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

BBC Sport – A serious accident involving Marussia’s Jules Bianchi overshadowed Lewis Hamilton’s victory in the Japanese Grand Prix yesterday. Bianchi suffered a “severe” head injury in a crash that caused the race to be stopped early and is due to be put into intensive care after surgery. Hamilton took his eighth win of the […]

Cubana Airline Bombing…Disaster victims remembered as 38th anniversary observed

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Rabindra Rooplall Thirty-eight years after a terrorist bomb exploded on Cubana Airline Flight 455, causing it to crash into the sea off the coast of St. James, Barbados killing all 73 of the passengers and crew, President of the Guyana Solidarity Movement with Cuba, Halim Khan is repeating calls for the perpetrators to be […]

Almost two years after hit and run death…Driver jailed for two years

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Edson Ennis, 36, a cane harvester and part time taxi driver of Lot 88 Amsville Housing Scheme who was involved in the fatal hit and run accident on November 24th 2012, has been found guilty and jailed. He is accused of causing the death of Sastia Natasha Phillips, 27, a mother of five and formerly […]

The danger of living alone…Body of mini bus driver found in house

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Living alone when you are battling a heart condition can be dangerous and sometimes deadly; at least this could be the case for a 58-year-old mini bus driver whose lifeless body was found in his home on Saturday. The decomposed body of Ronald Persaud, a father of two, was found around 16:00 hrs on his […]

Police nab cocaine in 15-yr-old rum

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The ever vigilant Police Anti-Narcotics ranks stationed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri yesterday intercepted an outgoing passenger on his way to New York with almost six kilograms of cocaine. The drug was concealed in four bottles of 15 year old El Dorado rum. This newspaper understands that at about 03:30 hours, the ranks […]

THE FACE OF TYRANNY

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

Guyana is not a dictatorship. We have a democratically elected government. However, what has emerged is a creeping tyranny within this democracy. This may seem paradoxical: the existence of an elected government with a tyranny. But it is not!  There has always been a mistaken view that the existence of an elected government acts as […]

Statement from the Guyana Press Association

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The Guyana Press Association has taken note of complaints of harassment of reporters of the state-owned National Communications Network during their coverage of political meetings being hosted by APNU. The GPA wishes to once again call on all political parties, the governing and opposition parties, to be reminded that journalists, regardless of whether they are […]

GPHC’s Paediatric Ward to be relocated

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Come this December, children hospitalized at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) will be in a “kiddies friendly” ward with bigger space to play while they are being treated. This is according to the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michael Khan during a recent interview with this newspaper. Khan said that the Paediatric Ward will […]

Minister Whittaker’s double standards on Plaisance overseer issue

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I write on behalf of the citizens of Plaisance, who have become disheartened after reading the press release sent out by Minister Whittaker on Saturday 4th October, 2014 in relation the conditions of employment and selection of the overseer in the Plaisance/ Industry NDC. Mr. Wittaker met with Plaisance residents, having some gullible […]

Government must invest in human capital with the same vigor and passion

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In the remarks given by Minister Ali to open GuyExpo 2014, the honourable Minster used the word ‘transformation’ several times in the context of economic and market-based development.  He talked about trade, increasing investments, growth and so on. What amazes me about this speech, likewise that of President Ramotar, is that no mention was […]

Remembering the Cubana tragedy

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, On (October 6th) we mark the Anniversary of the horrible CU-455 Cubana Air disaster off Barbados in 1976, which took the lives of seventy-eight (78) persons including several Guyanese students who were on their way to fulfill their dreams to obtain a profession to serve humanity. It was an event that demonstrated the […]

Initiate the creation of a readiness for constitutional change

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, While next year will mark the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, the most famous constitutional document in England’s history, it is of note that October 6th 2014 marks the 34th Anniversary of the imposition of the controversial 1980 Constitution of Guyana.  It was a red letter day in the life of the Guyanese […]

Please serve and protect the people

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Please permit me space in your newspaper to express my disgust at the lackadaisical and unprofessional work of the police. Based on my knowledge and experience, the majority of police from Berbice don’t carry out a proper or no investigations at all for matters that are being reported. There are cases where law […]

Disturbing trend at Schools’ Athletics events

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, For a few years now I have noticed the school sports have been changing to what some people have deemed to be extreme lawlessness. Most children used to attend in uniforms, but now the type of clothing that is worn, especially by the girls, is of questionable taste. Why are the teachers allowing […]

These suspicious fires

October 6, 2014 | Filed Under Editorial 

The Umana Yana benab which was built by members of the Wai Wai grouping at the behest of the Cooperative’s first Executive President Forbes Burnham, is no more.  From all appearances, at this time there is no haste to restore that magnificent edifice to its former pride of place as a historical landmark contribution by […]

Riveting performances salvage GMR&SC ‘Race of Champions’ Meet

September 29, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Despite the absence of at least three categories (Group 4, 125cc and Shifter karts),  those that competed in the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club ‘Race of Champions’ Meet still managed to produce some riveting performances yesterday, at the South Dakota Circuit. Among those registering outstanding performances were B.M. Soat-sponsored Rameeze Mohamed, who piloted his […]

Thomas strides to maiden 10k title with Courts win

September 29, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

- Josiah-Tanner makes it four in a row By Edison Jefford So accustomed to him being comfortably ahead of the pack in the latter stages of road races that onlookers, obviously not armed with knowledge of the start-list, shouted “lets go Forde” in direct support for local legend, Cleveland Forde yesterday morning. Instead, it was […]

ECCC/ Nauth Motor Spares 50- over tourney…Bravados overcome Ogle by 6 wkts

September 29, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Bravados defeated Ogle by six wickets when action in the East Coast Cricket Committee/Nauth Motor Spares 50-over competition continued Saturday. Host Ogle managed 153 all out in 33.4overs after they were inserted by Bravados. Khemraj Dindyal struck one four and a six in a top score of 43, while Irfan Ali scored 30 (3×4,1×6), Andre […]

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