Regal are Winston Murray Memorial Softball champs

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Zaheer Mohamed Regal underlined their status as one of the most decorated Softball cricket teams locally when they defeated Speed Boat XI by 61 runs to capture the Fourth Annual Winston Murray Memorial title yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club. Batting first, Regal posted a commanding 152-5 off their allotted 10 overs in hazy […]

Pawning of Marriott…Govt. must make entire AHI and Republic Bank deal public – Prof. Thomas

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under News 

…Says Brassington is running desperate “The government would be making a foolish mistake continuing this project without consultation with stakeholders”   By Abena Rockcliffe All that has been spent so far on the construction of the Marriott branded Hotel is taxpayers’ dollars, so the government has a responsibility to inform the nation about all major […]

AFC accuses PPP of racial campaigning – urges GECOM to investigate

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under News 

“This can undermine the social fabric of our nation, and excite racial insecurity and fear throughout Guyana” – Nagamootoo Alliance For Change Vice Chairman Moses Nagamootoo has suggested that the government is engaged in yet another illegal activity. But this one, he said, has the power to destroy “the social fabric” of Guyana. Nagamootoo, who […]

Rd 3: WICB Four-Day Franchise Cricket…Permaul (8-26) decimates Bajans

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Jaguars on course for third consecutive win   By Sean Devers Guyana Jaguars left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul spun webs around the Barbados Pride’s batsmen yesterday at Providence to spoil that Country’s 48th Independence Anniversary celebrations with a career best 8-26 aided by an atrocious batting exhibition from the Bajans on the penultimate day of their […]

Dem boys seh…One lie does bring another

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

When people tell one lie dem does got to tell nuff others because dem does forget the first lie. De fat crook tell suh much lie that whenever he open he mouth he got to wonder if is another lie he telling. He start off wid Fip. He claim how Fip had experience building road. […]

Score’s Even proves who is boss

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Returns to winning ways with victory at Rising Sun The atmosphere was set the crowd was in and the ‘A’ and lower event lived up to all expectations.  When it was done it was Score’s Even that crossed the finish line first. Guyana’s only ‘A’ class racehorse, Score’s Even, of the Dennis DeRoop Simply Royal […]

Mouthwatering showdown in the Men’s Physique category at Flex Night

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

The Men’s Physique category of the Flex Night event is set for a mouthwatering showdown come December 7 at the National Cultural Centre. On the Flex Night agenda for the first time, this event has been gaining popularity in both national and international bodybuilding circles. In this event the focus is upon a male physique […]

Guyana Cup Rematch fixed for Sunday 21st December at Port Mourant

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Over $10M up for grabs The organizers of the Guyana Cup Horserace meet has organised the Guyana Cup Re-match. The event, which is set for Sunday 21st December at the Port Mourant Turf Club, is organised by the Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and Racing Stables in collaboration with the Port Mourant Turf Club. Nine top class […]

Guyanese ladies claim another CAC Games Squash medal

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

Veracruz, Mexico, – Guyana completed its participation in the XX11 CAC Games here in Veracruz Mexico, with another bronze medal for the Ladies and a fifth place showing for the Men. The women who advanced to face a tough Mexico team in the semifinals, lost by a score of 2-0 (Dead rubbers are not played […]

Umada Cup 2014 Chess Championships…Tight battle for championship honours as T&T’s Esan Wiltshire, assumes lead

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin A tight battle for championship honours is envisaged when the curtains come down on the 2014 Umada Cup Chess Championships at the Sleep Inn Hotel, Brickdam, Stabroek, today. Trinidadian, CM Esan Wiltshire, has taken over the lead on 6 points but the championship is very much open with CM Anthony Drayton and […]

DDL growing rapidly, says Chairman to shareholders in Berbice

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) held its Annual Stakeholders’ Reception on Sunday at the University of Guyana Berbice Campus (UGBC) tarmac on the Corentyne. The event took a more informal turn this year with less emphasis being placed on long speeches and formalities. Stakeholders turned up in large numbers on the University Square and were […]

FOLLOW THE PLANE

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

I must remember to be careful when choosing taxis in which to travel. If per chance one of those vehicles should, while I am not travelling with it, be involved in the commission of a crime, there may be an imputation by some of our so-called “credible” journalists that the Peeper is associated with the […]

Local Calypso music …Too much politics, too little entertainment?

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under News 

By Kiana Wilburg Local Calypsonians who rely too heavily on the political turbulence to craft songs of “significance” may be walking on a tight rope at the next round of Calypso Mashramani competitions in 2015. The love and support once extended to them by faithful calypso aficionados for this practice, is wearing thin. The complaint […]

Gun-toting carjackers steal another taxi

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under News 

A driver from City Taxi Service is counting his losses after three gun-toting bandits escaped with his Toyota Carina after dragging him out of his vehicle at around 01.45 hrs last Wednesday. Nazir Khan, 57, of Lot 1427 Eighteenth Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, said that the incident occurred a few yards from the East Ruimveldt […]

Community projects

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Editorial 

We are told that the “Impact Albouystown Project’ reintroduced by the current police administration has led to spinoff initiatives in several other communities namely Angoy’s Avenue; Beterverwagting; Triumph; and Agricola.  Notably the inescapable point which is obvious to even the least discerning is the fact that the architects are ignoring certain areas when it comes […]

Seaman charged with causing relative’s death while driving drunk

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under News 

The man who was at the wheels of the car which overturned and crashed two Mondays ago on the Betsy Ground Public Road, causing the death of his relative, has been charged with two counts. Davendra Bakridi, a 25-year-old seaman of Lot 24 Adelphi Village, East Canje, Berbice, appeared on Thursday before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus […]

Khamraj Lall’s arrest is only the tip of the iceberg

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Peeping Tom 

Dear Editor, After being banished into exile since a tape recording revealed that he was soliciting sex from a 14 year old boy, Kwame McKoy has finally resurfaced but once again for all the wrong reasons. Following the seizure of US$620,000 from Pilot Khamaraj Lall’s Lear Jet in Puerto Rico last week, information has surfaced […]

Ramotar shut down the voice of the people so that he can preserve his power

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Chapter II of the constitution of Guyana deals with the principles and basis of the political and social system. Article 9 states Sovereignty belongs to the people, who exercise it through their representatives and the democratic organs established by or under this Constitution. Parliament is a principle and one of the fundamental pillars […]

Guyana – The Western Hemisphere’s Failed State

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, With each passing day, each passing scandal and each dot that connects the PPP government directly or tangentially to convicted or alleged criminals caught in the United States, it becomes harder to find the correct adjective to describe this unearthly band of brigands that have their fetid and corrupt hands strangling the life […]

This does not speak well for the American society

December 1, 2014 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, I came across some interesting facts about race relations in the United States of America which certainly do not speak well of the American society from a sociological perspective. According to the article, less than ten percent of Blacks in the United States complete a university degree even though Blacks have higher levels […]

AG’s vulgar comments about reporter…Most female govt. MPs still silent on issue – AFC MP

November 24, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand and Member of Parliament (MP), Dr. Vindhya Persaud are the only female officials of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration to have commented on the remarks Attorney General, Anil Nandlall made about a female reporter attached to Kaieteur News. But there has so far been silence from the likes of […]

Body of CJIA employee found in airport reservoir

November 24, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Police and CJIAC officials are investigating the death of an off duty employee, whose body was found in a reservoir behind the airport at around 13.30 hrs yesterday. A police release stated that Chris Jacob, 26, of   Hauraruni Village, Linden Soesdyke Highway, was discovered “apparently drowned” in the reservoir after reportedly being involved in an […]

Carjacked driver had to wait until police bought Chinese food

November 24, 2014 | Filed Under News 

Taxi driver, Fharis Mohamed, is peeved with the police who he claims failed to adequately intervene when he was attacked by a carjacker last Monday. Mohammed, who works with an Eleventh Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara taxi service, helplessly watched a gun-toting carjacker drive away with his Toyota Spacio. He had bought the […]

Dem boys seh…Bai Shan and Sun and Sand come like prostitutes

November 24, 2014 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

When Jagdeo, Ashni and Brassington go about talking to China and India about investment all dem was doing was flying dem mouth. Dem was looking fuh crooks. Dem meet plenty crooks all over wheh dem fly and visit. Dem meet some international conmen in India and China and tie up deal wid dem. Dem boys […]

WICB four-day Franchise cricket…Deonarine becomes 3rd Guyanese with a ton and 5wkts in same match

November 24, 2014 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers Things just seem to be getting better for 31-year West Indies Test batsman Narsingh Deonarine, who yesterday joined three other Guyanese to score a century and capture five wickets in the same match. He achieved the feat on the third day of WICB four-day First-Class cricket Franchise game between Guyana Jaguars and […]

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