Dem boys seh…Is nuff fraud expose but nutten ain’t happening

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

The talk all over de country is about de skullduggery and de coalition ain’t doing nutten. Dem not even saying anything. If dem boys didn’t know Soulja Bai dem woulda seh that he blind like Sam, dumb like Donald and Scampish like de Bar Rat. De audit reports bring out so many things that every […]

Hand-in-Hand 50-over Inter-County U-19 cricket…Demerara crush Berbice to claim double title

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers Man-of-the-Match Ershad Ali bagged 4-10 to spearhead Demerara to a predictable 68-run win over Berbice in a low scoring final of the Hand-in-Hand under-19 Inter-County 50-over cricket at Providence yesterday. Travis Persaud, the most successful Demerara Captain at youth level in the last few years, hit a six and four in a […]

Benjamin Mekdeci and Taylor Fernandes outstanding as Woodpecker Junior Squash ends

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The curtains came down on the Guyana Squash Association (GSA) in collaboration with its corporate sponsor Digicel second junior tournament for 2016, the Woodpecker Products Ltd Junior National Squash Championships which were held at the Georgetown Club Inc courts. Eleven champions were crowned with Benjamin Mekdeci and Taylor Fernandes being the top players on show by their capturing of the […]

Ravens squander fourth quarter lead to hand DC Jammers win

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Dyna’s Ravens squandered an 11-point fourth quarter lead Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall to hand Washington DC Jammers a narrow victory in the first of a four-game series against Guyana’s top clubs that continued last night. Washington DC Jammers won 74-69 with Semaj Inge scoring 21 points with the shooting guard, Kerron […]

Forensic auditors recommend…Over US$5M must be repaid for One Laptop per Family, E-Governance projects

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under News 

Given that the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) illegitimately funded two PPP-inspired projects, One Laptop per Family and the E-Governance Projects, forensic auditors from Ram and McRae are recommending that over $1B in repayment be sought from the relevant agencies. They said that expenditure in connection with the two PPP initiatives has distorted the operating […]

Kings Knight reigns supreme at Port Mourant to take Jubilee Independence Cup

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Jumbo Jet stable dominates Kings Knight of the Jumbo Jet stable was crowned the new King of the track in Guyana. The animals imported from The USA showed that its previous win which came in its first race meet in Guyana was no fluke by beating a top notch field to take the feature event […]

Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Futsal Competition…Semi-finals on tonight at Amelia’s Ward Tarmac

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

After their impressive 3-0 demolition of last year’s champions Amelia’s Ward Russians in their quarter-final matchup, High Rollers must not be seen as legitimate contenders for the title when semi-final action in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Futsal Competition is played this evening, at the Amelia’s Ward Hardcourts in Linden. They face another formidable […]

William France Differently Abled Athletics Club stages successful Jubilee walk

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

In 1997 Guyanese William France became the first Amputee to ever compete in the Boston Marathon in the USA before forming the William France Differently Abled Athletics Club on August 12 of the next year. Since then the President of his club has had many achievements including being the only Amputee to receive two National […]

GASMAF honours Sensei Winston Dunbar on Maximum Sports programme

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

During the recent airing of the 98th edition of the Maximum Sports Programme hosted by Max Massiah, the newly formed Guyana All-Styles Martial Arts Federation (GASMAF) recognised the contribution of Guyana Wado-Ryu Karate Association (GWRKA) chief instructor Sensei Winston Dunbar for his service and participation in Martial Arts for 50 years. Sensei Dunbar, a 7th Degree […]

Junior Pan American Championships…National Junior Men go down to Mexico in their second match

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana National Junior Men’s Hockey Team suffered their second defeat to joint pool B leaders Mexico on day two of the Junior Pan American Championships in Toronto, Canada. Guyana had a much better start than in their first match against Chile, scoring the opening goal in the 10th minute off of an Aroydy Branford […]

Forde urges patience for national programme

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

– Shabazz wants time spent on improving facilities and less infighting By Rawle Welch President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde in a move that can only benefit his Organisation, promised to have more frequent interaction with the media in an effort to keep all stakeholders apprised of the work they are doing […]

RHTYSC Cricket teams, F&H Printery donate to Police ‘B’ Division Crime Campaign

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The eight cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS and the F&H Printery of John Street, Campbellville of Georgetown on Friday last donated $100,000 worth of stickers to the Guyana Police Force ‘B’ Division anti-crime campaign. RHTYSC, MS Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster at a public face the community meeting with the […]

Mother of missing woman’s worst fear realized

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under News 

By Romila Boodram Six years of anxiety came to a shocking end yesterday for Champa Seonarine. The woman, who had long suspected that something terrible had befallen her daughter Babita Sarjou, had her worst fears realized yesterday. After learning that the skeletal remains of a human, suspected to be that of her daughter, was found […]

Global Health Care Supplies INC makes major contribution to RHTYSC, MS

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The outstanding work of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS continues to attract support from corporate Guyana. The Club in 2016 has committed itself to promoting sports, culture and education as an alternative to a life of crime, violence and drugs for youths. The Club on […]

Rising Star Track Club, OP host successful fitness walk

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Over 100 athletes converged at Mandela and Homestretch Avenue yesterday to participate in a fitness walk organised by the Rising Star Track Club in collaboration with the Office of the President in observance of Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary. The event which commenced at 16:30hrs at Mandela Avenue and continued into Homestretch Avenue before heading into […]

Missigher upsets Forde to win Jubilee 10k Road Race

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

Winston Missigher upset Guyana’s foremost road race runner, Cleveland Forde yesterday to win the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Golden Jubilee 10km Road Race. Missigher ran 32:46 in his biggest win of road races to-date to beat Forde (33:24), who narrowly escaped Cleveland Thomas (33:25) for the top three. Nathaniel Giddings was fourth in 33:49, […]

Min of Health Soft Shoe Football starts tomorrow

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Sports 

The second edition of the Annual Petra Organisation-organised Soft Shoe Football Competition which is being sponsored by the Ministry of Health under the ‘Stop Gender-based Violence’ theme will open tomorrow evening, at the Ministry of Health ground on Brickdam & Vlissingen Road. This is according to Petra Organisation Co-Director Troy Mendonca, who spoke to Kaieteur […]

GUYANA HAS NOT LIVED UP TO POST-INDEPENDENCE EXPECTATIONS

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor; As Guyanese prepare to celebrate or observe or ignore the nation’s 50th anniversary of political independence, I cannot help joining others in asking the sobering question: What exactly are we celebrating or observing? To me, political independence meant we no longer looked to Britain for guidance on any issue. We became masters of our […]

PPP executive says Cheddi Jagan was the Independence architect

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor; Guyana has come a long way since the attainment of political independence fifty years ago. Our political and constitutional landscape has undergone fundamental changes from colonialism to internal self rule and finally to one of republican status. The main architect of our independence struggle undoubtedly was Dr. Cheddi Jagan who will go down […]

Guyana has badly deteriorated in the moral sphere

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor; Our society has suddenly become a place where curse words or ‘’cuss words’’ are the order of the day, and it seems as if we have no law to incriminate those using them from day to day. From the educated highly respected lawyers, doctors, police officers, parliamentarians, teachers to the illiterates, all have […]

Independence flashback with Burnham

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor; A  Canada-West Indies conference was held in the month of July 1966 at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa, Ontario. After two days of deliberations, a special black-tie dinner was hosted by the then Canadian Prime Minister, Mr. Lester Pearson. Delegates arrived in their sartorial best that evening. And then in came Guyana’s […]

The political parties are Guyana’s real problem

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor; Guyana, the city of El Dorado, the land of many waters, 83,000 square miles of moderate tropics ,747 thousand people – East Indians, Africans, Chinese, Europeans, Amerindians and Portuguese. From Slavery to the subjects of different colonial masters, and then finally, independence; finally, we get to write the script, be the authors of […]

President Jagdeo jeapordized retirees’ future

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor; We need constitutional reform to place limits on the powers of the President. The NIS is a pension fund for the nation’s retirees, and only the Board of Directors has the power to appoint a professional advisor or firm to invest these funds. Here we see a president literally hijacking the pension funds […]

Too big for Guyana

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The scale of the duty free concessions granted to a foreign-owned company, and which was reported on in yesterday’s edition of this newspaper, would tend to suggest that the Chinese firm’s plans may have involved the takeover of the entire economy of Guyana. How else does one explain the billions of tonnes in cement which […]

IDB is in violation of the rights of Amerindians

May 23, 2016 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor;       Over the past two decades the government, both past and present, has been taking active steps to recognize and preserve the rights of indigenous peoples in Guyana. The passage of the Amerindian act 2006, the land titling process and community development plans are all examples of the administration’s quest to recognize and protect […]

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