Guyana Amazon Warriors Management contesting outcome of CPL final

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Management of the Guyana Amazon Warriors Team has taken a decision to contest the outcome of the second Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final played between the Amazon Warriors and the Barbados Tridents on August 16 at Warner Park, St Kitts and Nevis. This decision was taken following a review of the sequence of events […]

George storms to triple crown, Thompson takes sprint double

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Olympian Winston George cranked up the volume as fans at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground in Linden rose to their feet in support as he displayed sublime speed to storm to the men’s 100, 200 and 400 meters title on the second day of the 2014 Boyce and Jefford Track and Field Classic yesterday. USA […]

GBBC BATTLE OF THE CONTENDERS…Richmond talks big as he prepares for potential thriller with Jamaican Mullings

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin Sports personalities of every discipline are noted for certain characteristics that distinguish them among their peers. If one should conduct an interview with a cricketer over the outcome of a match or his plans for victory, that person will receive a well coined diplomatic response even if the bottom line may suggest […]

BCB Diamond Jubilee Celebration 1939 – 2014…Rohan Kanhai named Berbice’ Greatest ever player

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

 – Portrait to be unveiled at PMCG Former West Indies Cricket Captain and batting Legend Rohan Kanhai would be honoured by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) as the Ancient County’s Greatest ever cricketer. The batting maestro, who played 79 Test matches for the West Indies, became the second Berbician to play Test cricket after John […]

GUYSUCO Berbice Estates and BCB to honour Test Legends

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

GUYSUCO Estates based in the Ancient County and the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Special Events Committee (ESC) have joined hands to recognize cricketing legends of the Ancient County as the board celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. The BCB had written to GUYSUCO seeking its approval to rename stands, dressing rooms and bowling ends in tribute to […]

Dem boys seh…Bai Shaan planning to vote

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Every day is something or as old people seh, if is not one thing is another. When Barama come, de government which was in de opposition, attack dem people wid a vengeance. Is only because everything was in order mek de company survive because soon after Barama come de opposition tun de government. Now dem […]

Rafman Ali softball tourney…Thomas, Rooplall slam centuries as Regal march into finals

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Zaheer Mohamed Centuries by Eric Thomas and Patrick Rooplall guided Regal into the over-40 and open final of the Rafman Ali softball tournament. Regal defeated Sundeen Masters by 139 runs and Speed Boat by nine wickets in the semifinals of the over-40 and open categories respectively at Everest Cricket Club yesterday. In the over-40, […]

Horse owners talk up preparation for Guyana’s most lucrative Race Meet

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Samuel Whyte While entries were expected to be close last Saturday the organizers were still being bombarded with volumes of calls, emails, messages and other requests as horses owners, trainers and other connections  tried desperately to be on board for the much anticipated Guyana Cup 2014. The Summer Buster $25M Guyana Cup horseracing spectacle […]

Serena cops Cincinnati title in final U.S. Open tune-up

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

(Reuters) – Serena Williams finished her last U.S. Open tune-up in style by blowing away Serbian Ana Ivanovic 6-4 6-1 to win her first title at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati on Sunday. For the top-seeded American, the win marked her first in six visits to Cincinnati and sent a message that she […]

Bolt wins 100m in Brazil

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Jamaica Observer – RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Usain Bolt won a 100-metre race on a Rio de Janeiro beach with a time of 10.06 seconds on Sunday. Bolt cruised to victory on a four-lane standard running track set up on Leme beach. The Jamaican easily beat Mark Lewis-Francis of Britain, Jefferson Liberato Lucindo of […]

Stag Beer/EBFA Division One League – 2nd Rd…Mocha earn first point; Warriors upset Soesdyke

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Mocha Champs finally recorded their first point of the Stag Beer/East Bank Football Association (EBFA) when they drew 1-1 with Herstelling Football Club in the feature game yesterday, when second round action continued at the Grove Playfield. It was their 10th game of the league for the Mocha boys who continue to show resilience despite […]

Edghill loses first two TT matches

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana’s athletes have commenced their quest for top honours at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games being held under the slogan, “Share the Games, Share our Dreams”. Table Tennis player Chelsea Edghill lost her first two games by similar 3-0 margins when competition got underway on August 17 following the grand opening ceremony one day […]

Start of ‘Unity through sports’ football competition put back one week

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Due to unforeseen circumstances the start of the Unity for the Nation Organisation 3-A-Side Small Goal Knockout Football Competition has been put back by one week. The month long competition which was set to kick off on Sunday August 17th (yesterday) on the  lawns of the Fordy’s Subletta Catering at the Junction of Winkle Road […]

Eight-year-old drowns at Wauna Creek, Mabaruma, Region 1

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The body of an eight year -old boy was recovered from Wauna Creek, Mabaruma Sub-Region, last evening. The lad, said to be a student of the Hosororo Primary School reportedly drowned while he was on an outing with his relatives at the Wauna Bridge area. Residents say that the boy was last seen swimming with […]

Stationery drive seeks to provide for 600 hinterland students

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Last year, the Global Shapers Community-Georgetown Hub provided back to school supplies to over 400 young students in Matthew’s Ridge, Kurupukari, and Cashew Island through its HeadStart Stationery Drive. This was made possible by the generosity of individuals, organisations and businesses both in and out of Guyana. This cause received such overwhelming support from donors […]

US organization to undertake massive education outreach project in Guyana

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under News 

With the aim of ensuring that every child acquires a sound education, an International Children’s Organisation (ICO) based in the United States is slated to commence a series of education outreach programmes locally. The non-profit organisation based in Florida was founded by Guyanese -American, Onica Charles. Charles, who spent her early school years in Guyana, […]

Former national youth cricketer dies in crash

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under News 

- driver nabbed after fleeing scene and hiding vehicle Former national youth cricketer Karamchand Shivdyal died on Saturday after a vehicle he was travelling in crashed on the Number 19 Public Road. Reports indicated that Shivdyal, 27, and about four friends were in a Black Raum, PKK 3543. It is understood that the men first […]

SEC and CAPE results show Govt. investments bearing fruit – President Ramotar

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Head of State, Donald Ramotar on Friday congratulated the country’s students for their outstanding performance at this year’s Caribbean Examinations Council Examinations (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). “I want to congratulate the students who wrote the examination. The results this year were much better than many years ago. For a while now, it […]

FROM A UNION OF CONSENTING PARTIES TO A MATCH WEDDING

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

First, it was postulated that there could be no marriage without courtship. In other words, power sharing, the marriage, was dependent on courtship, the cultivation of trust between the political parties in Guyana, namely the PNCR and the PPPC. What was being proposed was a union of consenting parties Now the argument has been inverted. […]

Ramotar’s first no-confidence vote was in 2011 when he got a minority regime

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I am of the well-founded opinion that the much touted No Confidence Motion being contemplated by Guyana’s Parliament against the Donald Ramotar administration is actually an indictment of the President, whose own track record of providing sterling leadership has not been good. Not only did his party lose its parliamentary majority for the […]

Bai Shan Lin’s contract should have been voted on by Parliament

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I refer to Peeping Tom’s column in KN (August 17th). PT wrote: “The government is under no obligation to provide the Guyana Manufacturers Association with a copy of the contract and other documents relating to the deal with Bai Shan Lin. Those contracts would no doubt detail commercial information about the company’s plans […]

What has Linden done to deserve such a Council?

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, To paraphrase Jose Marti “In the world there must be a certain amount of decorum as there must be a certain amount of light…”  Sadly today, in Linden, there is an extreme lack of decorum, and the light is dimming fast. The IMC of the Linden Mayor and Town Council recently voted to […]

He led the Revolution against the Oppressors

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, He was born in Jail. His parents were jailed and under house arrest. At that time, no one in the country dared to talk about the atrocities of the Government. Intimidation, jail, harassment, embarrassment, and even death awaited anyone who opposed the Government. The Ruler and the Governing forces killed and destroyed all […]

Yet another example of industrial scale corruption

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I must confess to not being a regular reader of your column ‘Peeping Tom’. The subject of your August 17, 2014 article, as well as its opening paragraph, however, arrested my attention. Thanks to your paper and its publisher Glen Lall, the Guyanese public is now enlightened to yet another example of industrial […]

The Minister is hiding the high failure rate in the public schools

August 18, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, The script has become quite familiar and rather expected. It would be a major understatement to say all is well with Guyana’s educational system. This notion was recently reinforced by the results of the 2014 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CXC) results in which there are massive failures in Mathematics and the hard Sciences. […]

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