MPs turned National Assembly into a fish market

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…Opposition concedes By Kiana Wilburg “Thief…whore…son-of-a-b**ch”. These derogatory remarks were not used during a recent “cuss-out” at Bourda Market or a rum shop brawl. These terms came out of the mouths of Guyana’s respected Parliamentarians in the National Assembly during the 2015 budget debates and deliberations. On several occasions, like an overworked boxing match referee, […]

Dem boys seh…Eye pass ain’t got limit

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

When fowl eye pass corn it really bad but corn does always stick up in he throat and kill am. Dem boys grandmother always use to tell dem that. Even grandfather Soulja Bai know that saying. But it look like dem at de Berbice Bridge don’t know de saying and something gun stick up in […]

GCA’s NBS 40-Over…Burnett spurs MSC to win; Singh and Azeez help TSC to victory

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

In the two opening matches in the Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA) New Building Society (NBS) 40-overs division-two cricket tournament played yesterday, Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) defeated Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) and Transport Sports Club (TSC) got the better of GNIC. At MSC, the hosts were spearheaded by a useful all round performance from pacer Edwin […]

Forbes Burnham Memorial Karate at YMCA

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Karate Federation (GKF) yesterday held a Kata and Kumite Karate competition at the YMCA pavilion to commemorate the 30th death anniversary of Guyana’s first Executive President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham. The tournament catered for all of the seven clubs affiliated to the GKF and was sponsored by the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR). […]

Bagostown claim Commander A division 5/5 softball crown

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Bagostown defeated Central Georgetown by 30 runs to win the final of the Commander A Division (Clifton Hicken) 5/5 softball competition which was contested yesterday at Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary. Bagostown batted first and posted 79-2 off their allotted overs. Randolph Pereira smashed five fours and four sixes in a top score of […]

Linden’s Half Mile Bulls trample national champions

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

– set up rampage with Colts for Forbes Burnham title By Edison Jefford Linden’s Half Mile Bulls trampled National Champions, Pacesetters Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall to set up a final rampage with Georgetown-based Colts for the inaugural Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) Forbes Burnham Memorial title. Except for brief bouts of […]

LFS Burnham Memorial Chess Tournament…Glenford Corlette assumes lead in intricately poised tournament

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Glenford Corlette registered a stunning victory over tournament favourite, Anthony Drayton, to end the third day of competition on 4 ½  points, temporarily assuming the lead when action in the LFS Burnham Memorial Chess Tournament continued at the National Resource Centre, Woolford Avenue yesterday afternoon. Errol Tiwari also clawed his way back into contention and […]

Hussein, Singh Spur Speed Boat to inaugural Forbes Burnham Memorial softball title

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Sterling all-round performances by Wazir Hussein and Greg Singh propelled Speed Boat to a seven-wicket victory over Regal in the final of the inaugural Forbes Burnham Memorial 10/10 knock-out softball tournament yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground. Hussain grabbed 3-16 off two overs while Singh claimed 2-9 off two overs as Regal were restricted […]

Presidential guard knocks two off cycle, both critical

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Two cyclists were seriously injured yesterday after a car driven by a Presidential Guard staffer struck them on Lamaha Street at about 10:30hrs yesterday. William Nurse, 53, and Lisa Kaydoo, 37, of Queen’s College compound were reportedly hurled from their bicycle into a canal. Kaydoo reportedly suffered a fractured jaw and arm, and head and […]

Beijing passes event to London in spectacular send off as Kenya top medals table

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The World Championships came to end yesterday in spectacular fashion as Beijing passed the event onto London with a stunning send off. The Beijing National Stadium was a sea of vibrant colour as the Championships drew to a close following the final action of yesterday as Asbel Kiprop produced a trademark sprint finish to win a […]

Multi-agency taskforce set up to address vagrancy

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Sunita Samaroo The days roll by but the image remains the same: with no place to call home scores sit, sleep, eat, play and roam the most popular paves and City streets. Under the sweltering sun, young homeless children and their mothers stretch out their hands, hoping for a ‘small change’. Their food, oftentimes, […]

The issue of the negotiated settlement

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The Guyana Bar Association and the Guyana Women Lawyers’ Association have reportedly come out strongly against statements emanating from within the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) urging the government to not go ahead and pay a multi-billion-dollar award made by the Caribbean Court of Justice in favour of a company operating in Guyana. It […]

BBCI attitude to this bridge toll reduction appears uncaring

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, It should be a delight to assist fellow Guyanese to cope with the high cost of living. The BCCI is well placed to assist the government to bring relief to the Berbice people’s transportation cost. The Berbice people are due this relief. I can’t understand why this company is employing these bureaucratic tactics […]

What we can learn from the Jamaican athletes

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, How does a little dot on the globe dominate such a great space on the world stage? I have always been fascinated by the individual and collective drive that our Caribbean neighbour to the north possesses. Why other nations are not able to cultivate this kind of excellence that seems to emanate so […]

This incident highlights real Third World outmoded nursing practice

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Currently there is some goings on in Guyana that should never be publicized at least not via the media. One may ask why, and the immediate answer is- simply put: It highlights real Third World outmoded nursing practice. A case in question that certainly brings home this point in a poignant manner, is […]

APNU/AFC never said rice farmers would be paid $9,000 per bag of paddy

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I have heard several times the opposition telling the government to fulfill the campaign promise of giving rice farmers $9000 per bag of paddy but I cannot recollect hearing such promise. What I do remember is Dr. Turhane Doerga and Mr. Jinnah Rahaman telling the public at many public meetings of which I […]

Guyana is crying out for a new political culture

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Despite our political differences, which in some respects are good for the body-politics, Guyana has a promising future. This however requires political maturity and an ability to rise above narrow partisan politics. The recent budget presentation by Finance Minister Winston Jordan and the ensuing debates seem to be a good start in our […]

The risks that law enforcement officers face

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The sight of an unconscious Constable Creason Griffith lying on the Timehri Public Road should provoke an awareness of the potential hazards and actual risks that law enforcement officers face on a daily basis. In many developed countries the police administration makes no bones about informing about the dangers that lurk out there […]

Allowing public policies to be dictated by a covetous few

August 31, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial 

In Guyana as elsewhere, individual and collective ministerial and governmental responsibility is a fundamental constitutional principle in the parliamentary system to which the Guyana government should adhere to. But in many instances, it did not, especially in the last fifteen years of semi-autocratic rule. This constitutional arrangement is a derivative of the Westminster Parliamentary system […]

Stalemate continues over New GPC, Hand-in-Hand controlled Berbice Bridge…Give us 20 years extension or increase the tolls

August 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– private investors tell new Govt. The current standoff between Government and the company that controls the US$40M Berbice River Bridge has taken a twist with the latter asking for its agreement to be extended another 20 years or for the administration to consider hiking the tolls. The toll reduction for cars, from $2,200 to […]

Finance Minister disappointed with Jagdeo’s silence

August 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– says questions which came from others were of poor quality By Kiana Wilburg Finance Minister, Winston Jordan had his hopes set high on going head-to-head with Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo during the deliberations of the 2015 estimates for his Ministry. But he was sorely disappointed. Throughout that session in the National Assembly last week, […]

Dem boys seh…Prayer can’t save Jagdeo

August 30, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Dem boys don’t like to promise a man anything. Dem accustom to promising ladies but dem did mek a promise to Jagdeo yesterday. Dem promise to teach him to pray so that when he go to jail he gun know what posture to adopt. He might like to pray wid he head down and he […]

Primary health care system in appalling state

August 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…to undergo drastic changes – Health Minister The appalling state of the public health system and its failing delivery structure will be remodeled with a fresh approach that seeks to promote the wellness of all citizens in a green economy, says, Minister of Public Health Dr. George Norton. Dr. Norton said that this will be […]

Dr. Maurice Odle is new NICIL Chairman

August 30, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– Finance Minster declines to take post Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has declined to take up the appointment as the Chairman of NICIL. As a result, Dr. Maurice Odle, a respected economist, has been appointed as the new Chairman. He is also the Chairman for the Tax Reform Committee which was formed two days ago […]

Female patient killed by fellow inmate at Psychiatric Hospital

August 26, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A patient at the National Psychiatric Hospital was murdered yesterday afternoon during a fight with a fellow inmate. The dead patient is known as Eda who is said to be in her 30s. She reportedly hails from Blairmont and has been a patient at the mental institution for a number of years. She is said […]

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