Truck driver shot during failed robbery

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A shooting incident which occurred around 19:30 hrs on Monday at Lot 38 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice, has left a man nursing a gunshot injury. Injured is 38-year-old Deon Primus, a self-employed canter truck driver. The incident occurred as the man was about to drive his truck GPP 4827 into his yard. He was attacked […]

Celina’s operator insists permission granted for $1B expansion

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Developers of Celina’s Atlantic Resort at the Kitty seawall are adamant that their current activities are not unlawful, but in conformity with permission granted under its lease which was renewed in 2011. Celina’s, a hangout located on the foreshore overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, is currently moving to develop a US$5M facility that will boast a […]

Dem boys seh…Dem Babbie love to cuddle up to de president

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Everybody  got somebody to help like a jack-about. He does run here, run there; do this, do that. Teachers does got nuff of dem. Senior police officers does got dem and is de same thing wid de army and public servants and political parties. In de Pee Pee Pee, Papa Cheddi had Robert and Rohee. […]

Lady Northcote rehab completed

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

After being docked for almost two months, Motor Vessel Lady Northcote took to the Demerara River yesterday afternoon. The vessel which usually plies the Georgetown to Port Kaituma, Region One route was docked back in September for rehabilitation, and is expected to be available to the public sometime next week. Managing Director of E.C Vieira […]

Young mom dies after taken off NY-bound flight

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A Diamond mother of two is dead after she fell ill on a New York-bound flight yesterday. According to reports, the woman, who is said to be in her 20’s, was on the plane when she complained of feeling unwell. Her name was given as Mitzy. She was on the flight with her 3-year-old daughter. […]

GuySuCo decries compromise of API discussions

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Despite reports of a consensus being reached to wait until Annual Production Incentive (API) discussions are completed before going to the press, the dispute between the sugar corporation and workers’ unions has spilled over once more. In a statement yesterday, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) declared that workers are falling victim to misinformation, which is […]

Only two of nine pumps functional in Capoey

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– Relief works promised from tomorrow With hundreds of acres of Essequibo rice lands at the mercy of flood water, engineers in Region two, Pomeroon/Supenaam are slated to begin works in Capoey, Essequibo Coast, by tomorrow. When Kaieteur News contacted Regional Engineer Jafaun Permansingh yesterday, he noted that one factor in the excess flooding is […]

Businessman faces court after allegedly receiving stolen passport

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Court Stories, Features / Columnists, News 

Twenty-five-year-old Naipaul Basdeoram of Lot 3 Railway, Embankment, Good Hope, East Coast Demerara, was yesterday placed before a City Magistrate after being charged for receiving a stolen passport. It is alleged that between October, 5, 2014 and July 15, 2015, Basdeoram received Guyana Passport #R03153338, in favour of Michael Yagram, knowing that same was stolen […]

Early and full HIV treatment can reduce risk by 96 percent – UNAIDS

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– C’bean urged to adopt Fast-Track Strategy to end threat The Caribbean is in a position to accelerate progress to end the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) as a public health threat. This ambitious goal is very achievable if countries opt to adopt the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy. At least this is according to information emanating […]

Sophia man admits to stealing former minister’s phone

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Court Stories, Features / Columnists, News 

— fined $50,000 A man who carted off an iPhone 6 belonging to Former Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, was yesterday fined $50,000 after he confessed to stealing the device from the woman’s car. Daniel Wilson, 20, of 282 South Sophia, admitted that last Sunday, November 22, he stole the cell phone, valued $282,000— belonging […]

CDB approached to help strengthen capacity for “green economy” transition

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

In preparation for Guyana’s transition into a “green economy”, the coalition government has approached the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for assistance in capacity strengthening. This was revealed by Finance Minister Winston Jordan when he recently delivered the feature address at the award ceremony of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA). Jordan said that Guyana, […]


November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The PPP leaders are moving in circles. But they are not circling the wagons. The PPP is ending up where it started. The PPP is not going forward or backward. It is moving in a circular fashion. The existing leadership has run out ideas. They are using the same failed strategy now that they are […]

What is President Granger going to say to GBTI?

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

On November 24, The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry announced an education saving plan. It is to help parents provide for higher education enrollment through the establishment of an education savings account which matures when the child reaches 18 years. It also earns a higher interest than a normal savings account. The programme was […]

PPP, APNU and AFC are on the same political page

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The holding of local government elections, overdue since 1997, is welcomed (KN Nov 21). But having local elections just because the law says it should be held and because a promise was made during the general election campaign to have it is simply vacuous and meaningless, if it is not accompanied by reforms to empower […]

Another take on the Americanization of Guyanese culture

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, A rather thought-provoking recent letter about saving Guyanese from Americanization, which some think may be linked to the practice of remittances sent from the USA to Guyanese contacts. I must admit I never thought of that, because I knew of many people in England who sent money and stuff to Guyanese-based folk. I […]

Cops say man slain over woman was aggressor

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– reportedly killed with own knife Troy Brutus, the man who was slain on Monday during a fight over a woman, was stabbed to death with his own weapon after wounding his rival, police said. Brutus, 37, of Castello Housing Scheme, died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he was fatally wounded during […]

There are old heads in power in Guyana

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, As an eighteen year old student studying overseas, I was deeply distraught when I read the story about the recent suicide of a young woman at Kaieteur Falls. Over the past few days, I have been doing some critical thinking about what happened and about what can cause Guyana to have the highest […]

Concepts discovered in one area can be applied to others

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I thank Mr. Nowrang Persaud for his letter but was not surprised with his expressed alarm at the use of the concept of “distributive leadership” in Guysuco.  I, however, would agree with him that this concept did originate in the education sector. However, may I humbly advise him that this concept has successfully been tested […]

Mark Benschop wants EVM urgently in Guyana

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) are badly needed in Guyana, enough of the old fashion way of voting with pencils and ink. This new system, if implemented NOW would remove numerous complaints and suspicions in the vote counting process as is the norm every elections held in Guyana. These machines can be installed in […]

Restaurant staff must be publicly praised for great performance

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Please permit me some space in your newspaper to share with the public, and express my pleasure with the impeccable customer service which my family and I recently received from the staff at the Roraima Duke Lodge. To celebrate the 70th birth anniversary of my grandmother—the matriarch of our family, we visited a […]

US Embassy asks Guyanese to join in on its 16 days of activism

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The world community joins us today, November 25th, in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW).  It is a time to renew our commitment to end this scourge and to stand in solidarity with women and girls who have been victimized. Millions of people across the world are […]

Minister Lawrence does seem to want to stop her foreign trips

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The effort wasted by the Honorable Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence to defend her trips abroad, could have been better used to explain why, one year after I first submitted an application to adopt a child who’s biological mother I’m now married to, a child is being denied a father due to […]

Solving crime and saving our minors

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial 

Many have written previously about the upsurge of violent crime, especially murders and armed robberies in the country. It appears that boys in their late teens and just out of the teenage years are the most consistent perpetrators. In response to these violent trends there has been a great deal of rhetoric about being tougher […]

Bids opened for Linden river defence to be upgraded

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

During yesterday’s opening of bids at the Ministry of Finance’s National Procurement and Tender Administration (NPTA), there were bids for upgrades of the Wismar/Christianburg river defence structure in Linden, Region No. 10. This project is under the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. There were two lots. The engineer’s estimate for lot one was $9,574,825, and lot […]

THE VOICE OF THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS…Bath Settlement and its importance to 2020

November 25, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Sase Singh Bath Settlement is a village in West Berbice which has seen the development of a new housing scheme and an increase in its voting population by some 26 percent since 2011. Bath draws its sustenance from the sugar industry, but there is a strong entrepreneurial class in the villages around the “shallot” […]

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