Dem boys seh…De fat man roast Glenn nuts

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Wid couple days lef before Christmas nuff people deh running about fuh gifts fuh exchange wid one and all. Some people don’t get but dem got to give to dem woman if not dem get nutten. Everybody know all who deh in that category. No name, no warrant, no lawsuit. Dem boys know de fat […]

Curfew Tower batters field at Port Mourant as Jumbo Jet stable claims five

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

From USA to Guyana, Curfew Tower is the champion as it won the feature D1 and lower event when the Port Mourant Turf Club in collaboration with The Jumbo Jet successfully staged the Inaugural Guyana Cup Re-match horse race meet. The event was held yesterday at the Port Mourant Turf Club. A new champ has […]

GFA/Banks Beer Cup Round Robin football tournament…GFC maul Houston Stars; Western Tigers squeeze juice from Fruta Conquerors

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin A 6 goals blitz by Trayon Bobb (23, 42, 44, 53, 83, 90) supported by doubles from Kieron Solomon and Terrence Lewis (10;38 and 8:58 respectively), further aided by one goal apiece off the boots of Dellon Cadogan (37) and Sherman Anthony (36), propelled the Georgetown Football Club FC to a crushing […]

Vitamalt/Aqua Mist sponsored WDFA KO Cup…Den Amstel and Slingerz FC to contest final

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under News, Sports 

- semi-finals feature game ends in controversy The much anticipated semi-final clash between host Den Amstel and upstarts Uitvlugt Warriors in the Vitamalt/Aqua Mist sponsored West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) Knockout Competition came to a disappointing conclusion on Saturday evening, at the Den Amstel Community Centre ground. Playing in the feature game of a double […]

PSP, MOE, MCYS U-17 School’s Football Final…Tutorial beat Q/town 3-2 to take C/Ship trophy

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers Tutorial High School beat Queenstown Community High in an exciting final of the Premier Sports Promotions, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport under-17 School’s Football tournament at Ministry of Education ground yesterday to claim a 3-2 win, the championship Trophy and the $200, 000 cash prize. The 16-team […]

Foo, Motie, La Fleur propel Titans to victory

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Outstanding performances by Jonathan Foo, Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai and Eugene LaFleur guided Universal DVD Berbice Titans to a 29-run victory over Universal President’s XI in the final of the Universal DVD Club and Universal Solutions T20 festival on Saturday last. Playing under the lights at the Albion Community Centre ground, Titans posted 128 for 3 off […]

Rest of the World emerge champions in Golf Club Tournament

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

With their love for the game and their spirits undaunted by the recent arson on valuable club equipment Thursday night, golfers turned out with high enthusiasm on Saturday 20th December for the Club sponsored ‘Rest of the World’ versus ‘Lusignan Golf Club’ tournament. Captain Chatterpaul ‘Chen’ Deo expressed his pleasure at the turnout, the keenness […]

NAGICO Super50 practice match…Chandrika’s 53 spurs Barnwell’s XI to win in low scoring game against Singh’s XI

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers The inability to build on good starts is becoming an epidemic at all levels of West Indies cricket and Saturday was no different when the Guyana Cricket Inc held its last practice match for the year at the Everest ground as the Guyana Jaguars continued their preparation for next month’s NAGICO Super50 […]

Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Karate Association holds awards ceremony

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Karate Association had their social event and award ceremony last Sunday at La Parfaite Harmony W.B.D. Both events were successful. Several students were awarded for their outstanding showing, among them were: Alliyah Ramnarine, Portia Schepmyer, Steven Persaud, Stephen Singh, Raul Joseph, Priyanka Deolall, Christopher Mahadeo, Philip Jaikissoon and Daniel Chandler followed by […]

The Caricom Chairman contradicts himself

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, According to a Stabroek News report (12/11/2014) the Chairman of Caricom, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne stated that Caricom is “not too concerned at this point” over the prorogation of the Guyanese Parliament because President Ramotar has given the assurances that he will make an announcement on General Elections in […]

The Minister does not have a clue as how to solve crime

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, We are not happy with the way the new Commissioner of Police, Mr. Seelall Persaud is running the Guyana Police Force. After almost a year on the job, he has not done anything substantial to prove to the people that he is a leader who will not accept anything less than sterling performance […]

This is Bogus engineering

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I refer to an article in your paper dated December 20, 2014, re: the Hope Canal, and to state from what I observed after a visit to the site just over a week ago, lots of work is yet to be completed. The outfall has to be excavated, sea defences built on both […]

Partisan politics and slave wages are the underlying causes of poverty in Guyana

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Below the surface of Guyana’s artificial political peace there exists an antagonistic ethnic monster waiting its moment of opportunity to explode. The PPP cabal’s pretense that Guyana is a politically stable and economically prosperous state, however, conceals powerful internal racial contradictions in the society. Many critical tensions prowl through the body politic threatening […]

The dirt will simply wash back into the drains

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Sir, It was with seasonal joy that I welcomed a clean-up of the drains around my Queenstown neighbourhood over a week ago. The drains were cleaned and the filth and dirt were piled on the parapets – check out the corner of Crown and Irving Streets – and I felt sure that a truck […]

If only we try

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Editorial 

When people talk about resource-rich Guyana, they talk about a country that seems to have been blessed with everything necessary for its survival and the continued existence of its people at an excellent standard of living. It is a country blessed with weather that is never in the extreme although there have been times when […]

Outstanding teachers honoured in Bartica

December 22, 2014 | Filed Under News 

In recognition of the value and contributions of teachers, the Bartica Association – New York, in collaboration with the Bartica/Three Miles Board of Governors, sponsored a Teachers’ Appreciation and Awards Ceremony last Monday to bestow honour upon several educators in the region. The ceremony which was attended by Regional Education Officer (REO), Charles Holmes; Regional […]


December 22, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The mad rush to Christmas is about to take place. The next few days are going to be frenetic as Guyanese do as they do well, make a mad dash to ensure that every thing is in place for Christmas day. The commercial centers are already bursting at their seams with shoppers. These days you […]

Disaster follows a Berbice woman

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under News 

… grandmother dies, uncle killed, husband jailed and baby dies, all in two weeks A family already suffering from the effects of two deaths in the family and one person being remanded to jail, has been plunged into further grief with another death. And all within a two – week span. Bereaved Marita Lakeram Ramjet […]

Overseas-based Guyanese brings Christmas cheer to McDoom

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under News 

As Christmas inches closer, hundreds of little boys and girls rushed to get a glimpse of good ole’ Saint Nicholas and his little helpers yesterday. It’s the season of goodwill and Santa, as he is called, stopped by a house in McDoom, East Bank Demerara. By 14:00 hours yesterday, overseas-based Guyanese Karen Jackman opened her […]

Gold earnings fall 23%; price likely to recover next year – Gold Board

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under News 

As miners continue to grapple with the fallouts from gold prices, Government has reported a more than 20 percent drop in exports and revenues earned. The situation now has miners thinking hard on postponing plans for investments with a marked decline in production activities. The Guyana Gold Board (GGB) yesterday, confirming a significant shortfall, said […]

Dem boys seh…When you see thiefing shut up

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Christmas is a time for wishes—good wishes. In other times, when people harm you, you does hear some wish out of this world. Some people does wish death pun dem mattie while others does want you live on fuh punish. But this is Christmas and dem boys want to wish many things for Christmas. One […]

Education Ministry focuses on vulnerable in newest Strategic Plan

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Although, from all indications Guyana has been able to achieve respectable rates at the different levels of education, there yet exists a notable challenge in schooling two specific categories of children. These, according to Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, are ‘at risk and vulnerable’ children as well as those who have ‘special education needs’. The […]

A few continue to criminalize Guyana

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…‘They behave and operate as if they are too big to be jailed’ – Dr. Thomas Guyana is in a sad state; the country is a victim of gross financial abuses and the culprits somehow feel that they are above the law and cannot be sanctioned. That is the view expressed by Professor emeritus, Clive […]

GECOM commissions new office at Charity

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under News 

With elections imminent in the New Year, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has officially opened a new office, at Charity, Pomeroon. The building which will house a number of employees was constructed at a cost of $15M. To facilitate the official opening of the new Essequibo office, yesterday, Deputy Chief Elections Officer Mr. Vishnu Persaud, […]

ICAN meeting facilitates Open Skies Guyana/Canada Agreement

December 21, 2014 | Filed Under News 

… 11 other air services agreements signed Agents of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) attended an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Air Services Negotiation (ICAN) meeting in Bali, Indonesia, and were able to sign on to several significant Air Service Agreements. Extremely beneficial to the Guyanese aviation market, was the agreement of an open […]

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