Chinese restaurant owner’s wife shot dead at No. 57 Village

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under News 

The wife of a Chinese Restaurant owner was shot dead at around 20.00 hrs last night at Number 57 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. The woman, who was not identified, was shot in the face, reportedly after gunmen sneaked into the restaurant and attacked the family. Nothing appears to have been stolen, and a woman who was […]

Dem boys seh…Brazzy get a bowel movement in bed

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Brassington been out and drink wid de boys in Miami on Friday night. He went to a place called Kaieteur Restaurant and Bar. As usual, he stuff eeself like a pig; then he go home. He drop to sleep next to he wife who is friends wid dem boys. Everybody know Brassington run and lef […]

Princess She Not turns queen at Port Mourant as Shariff Stable wins four from four

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

By Samuel Whyte There was no stopping the Shariff Stable as horses of that entity led by Princess She Not and ridden by Champion Jockey Colin Ross won four races in as many starts.  It was a dominant display by the animals as the entity was crowned champion stable when the Port Mourant Turf Club […]

Hornets hammer Police in GTT/GRFU 15s

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Pepsi Hornets made it two of two games as they demolished Police Falcons 84-0 in the GTT/GRFU 15s League. The inexperience of the young Police unit was once again exposed, as scoring came easily for the Pepsi Hornets team on Saturday when play in the Guyana Rugby Football Union fifteens Division League continued. Leading the […]

GCA’s Star Party Rentals, Trophy Stall & GISC…Gajanand Singh’s all-round work gives GNIC 10-wkt win

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Lindore’s 7-59 spurs GDF to 9-wicket win   By Sean Devers First-Class player Gajanand Singh followed up his classy 95 on Saturday with 5-39 to spearhead GNIC to an emphatic 10-wicket win against the University-of-Guyana (UG) in the GCA’s Star Party Rentals, Trophy Stall & GISC ended at the Malteenoes Ground yesterday. Singh, the unlikely […]

Trophy Stall Open Chess Championships…Taffin Khan plays his way to top honours as curtains drawn

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin Former junior and senior chess champion, Taffin Khan, defied the skeptics with a scintillating performance that netted him an overall 6 ½ points and the championship trophy when the curtains came down on the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF)/Trophy Stall Open Chess Championships at the National Racquet Centre, Woolford Avenue, yesterday afternoon. The […]

Imraz Hassan Import and Export supports Saw Pit SC

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Saw Pit Sports Club of West Bank Demerara received a major boost from Imraz Hassan Import and Export on Friday night. The company, which has branches at 50 Goed Intent and Saw Pit Square, WBD, presented a quantity of cricket gears including three bats, gear bag, gloves, Helmets, first aid kit, pads, score book and […]

NSC/Berbice River Cricket Association Second Division 40-Over Cricket Competition…Friendship Cavaliers are Champions

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

–  Ryan DeNobrega Man-of-the-Final Friendship Cavaliers are the Berbice River Cricket Association Champions after defeating Kimbia in convincing fashion in the final played recently.  The match, sponsored jointly by National Sports Commission and the Berbice Cricket Board, was played at the Goed Bananen Land Ground in East Canje, Berbice. Friendship youngsters won the toss and […]

Rookie Mahesh Shivraj wins Prabudial Ramdial Memorial Golf tourney

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

It was Brian Hackett’s delight that he did his late friend Prabudial Ramdial proud when scores indicated that he was in the lead for the tournament Saturday afternoon, until the last scores came in and Mahesh Shivraj, only known for bringing a second in the Courts tournament of Saturday October 24, 2015, emerged with a […]

Suriname to play friendly football match February 21

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The Surinamese senior team will travel to Guyana for a friendly match against the home team on Sunday, February 21. The game is a practice match for the two teams who are preparing for various levels of regional competition.  In a release from The Board of the Surinamese Football Association, they have stated that a […]

Fitness 53 Gym gives back to clients

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The Fitness 53 Gym located at Providence East Bank Demerara, Saturday presented four lucky clients who registered and paid their registration fee on-line before January 11, Kindle Fire Tablets at a simple presentation at the Gym. The lucky winners were randomly picked by the computer from the over 270 persons who registered before the facility […]

Guyana’s First Round Futsal Exit!

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Sir, Being a realist, it came as no surprise to me that the nation’s Futsal Football Team was (in) gloriously dumped from the CFU 2016 Futsal Championship in Cuba. Competing in the group stage alongside traditional regional powerhouse Trinidad & Tobago; Curacao and Antigua & Barbuda, in the opening encounter for the locals, a […]

Orealla and Siparuta get big equipment boost from Berbice Volleyball Association

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The riverain Communities of Orealla and Siparuta over the weekend were a hive of activity as the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA) led by President Levi Nedd and former President Gregory Rambarran led a 56 man contingent inclusive of five volleyball clubs, four males and one female, from the coast to the area. The teams engaged […]

Massy Industries provides hampers as gate prizes for Young Warriors fundraiser

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Massy Industries is on board with the annual fundraiser of the Young Warriors Cricket Club of Cumberland, East Canje, Berbice – Mash Cup 2016. The company is in support of this event from the inception and at the presentation ceremony held recently, Roxan Prahalad, employee of the New Amsterdam Branch of Massy Distributions, told the […]

Hope overcome Mahaicony by 32 runs

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Hope Primary defeated Mahaicony Primary school by 32 runs when the National Sports Commission cricket competition continued recently at Fairfield, East Coast Demerara. Batting first, Hope mustered 145 all out in 23 overs. Amor Persaud got 57 with five fours and two sixes, while extras contributed 30. Javel Fraser claimed 4-36 and Jonathan Fraser 2-7. […]

Broncos D shuts down Cam Newton, Denver wins Super Bowl 50

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Yahoo Sports – SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Across a season where his team won 17 times and he was named the league’s Most Valuable Player, Cam Newton appeared invincible. Then along came Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware and Malik Jackson and Wade Phillips and the entire Denver Broncos defence that bruised, battered and eventually beat […]

Rice Factory Act impracticable once financial woes of rice sector continue – Rice Specialist

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under News, Sports 

A prominent rice production figure Dr. Thurhane Doerga is contending that as the industry continues to swim in financial problems, millers will be hard pressed to meet their financial obligations. This he said is due to the unavailability of rice markets, coupled with a banking system that is unable to sustain the needs of such […]

Wales Estate Closure…Union misrepresenting the situation – Agriculture Ministry

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Since the announcement of the decision by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to integrate the sugar estates of Wales and Uitvlugt, the Guyana Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) have been misrepresenting the situation to create doubts in the minds of the workers about information which does not exist. This was according to the Ministry of Agriculture […]

Concessions to Remigrants should be abolished

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

One of the issues that will not surface during the parliamentary debates on the National Budget which is due to begin today in the National Assembly is the thorny subject of tax concessions offered to re-migrants. It is not going to be raised because on both sides of the House there is support for the […]

He got dismissed from GPL; he’s back at GPL

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It would appear that the more things change, the more it remains the same. We are now asking President David Granger to get involved. We the workers of the Guyana Power and Lights Inc. (GPL) have been demonized by the public. But it is never taken into consideration the challenges we have been […]

Our current reality makes a mockery of 50 years of Independence

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, As this country celebrates 50 years of political independence the citizens are witnessing the existence of two Guyanas:- one being managed by the David Granger/Moses Nagamootoo government, and the other being managed by Russian oligarchs with the complicity of government. A mockery is being made of our forebears’ struggles that led to the […]

Mark Benschop should explain his money records over the years

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I read with interest a letter carried in Kaieteur News (7 February 2016) by Team Benschop for Mayor campaign manager Ronson Gray, titled, “Team Benschop accuses Mayor Green of PPP type behavior”. As I read Gray’s missive I am reminded in law of the “clean hands doctrine”. Mark Benschop has run a “foundation” […]

How to deal with Aedes Aegypti

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I read the article titled: “Chemical used in Mosquito Fog ‘environmentally friendly’ – says Vector Control Services” and wondered why habitat modification at the home level is not mentioned as a strategy to reduce the targeted Aedes aegypti mosquito. Additionally, promoting the wider use of insect repellent that contains DEET or Picaridinetc so […]

More debate on used tyres

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The late US president, Harry Truman once said that he wanted to find a one-armed economist who could advise him, rather than confuse him.  Most economists when asked for advice on policy decisions, will say that on one hand this could happen, and that on the other hand something else could, either outcomes […]

The Zika epidemic and some chemicals you need to know about

February 8, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In regards to the Zika virus epidemic, I am writing this letter due to three pressing reasons: I am a Guyanese; an environmentalist; someone who is terrible concerned about Guyanese, who are my countrymen, relatives and friends. David Williams, Chief Inspector of Vector Control Services, probably due to the insistence of many contributors […]

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