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Caribbean Motor Racing Championship…Jeffrey, Vieiras register victories as Guyanese competitors excel

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana underlined its seriousness about the defence of its regional title after sweeping the top groups in the opening leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) which was staged, at Jamwest Speedway in Westmoreland, Jamaica. According to reports reaching this newspaper, reigning regional champion Kristian Jeffrey dominated the Group 4, winning two races, while […]

Teen gunned down by fellow gang member

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- killing believed linked to channa bomb attack in Bagotstown A 19-year-old suspected bandit was gunned down at around 21.00 hrs yesterday in a shop in Parker Street, Providence, East Bank Demerara, allegedly by a member of his own gang who afterwards fled the scene on a bicycle. Ryan Sooklall, called ‘Plyboard,’ of Providence, East […]

Elections debates…President Ramotar ‘ready to rumble’ but…

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Abena Rockcliffe Incumbent President, Donald Ramotar is saying that he is up to the challenge of debating his polices on a public platform in the run-up to general elections slated for May 11. However, the President will not take part in the debate unless it is organized by his campaign team. This, the President […]

21 murders in two months

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- five women among victims Three execution-style killings and the still-unsolved strangling of two elderly women are among some 21 murders that have occurred in the first two months of this year. Twelve of the killings occurred in January, while statistics compiled by Kaieteur News indicated that nine more occurred last month. These statistics indicate […]

Denis Chablall get invite fuh push he mouth in a hole

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Since dem boys was little dem mooma and dem daady always warn dem to mind dem own business. That mean that dem mustn’t put dem mouth in other people story. Everybody business is private, including you own. Peacemaker and troublemaker does get beat up and some does get kill fuh pushing dem mouth in other […]

Guyana accuses Venezuela of attempting to stymie development

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Tensions between Guyana and its neighbouring country of Venezuela have reached a new level following objections by the Spanish-speaking country to Exxon Mobil’s offshore oil exploration in local waters. Venezuela’s objection has since seen the Ministry of Foreign Affairs writing to a number of organisations, informing them about “this recent action by Venezuela”. An issue […]

Political parties must state their plans for Guyana’s environmental health – ECHO

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

…suggests audit of extractive sector While political parties are vying for the Presidency at the upcoming General Elections and are busy promising change and continued progress, the directors of the Environmental Community Health Organization (ECHO) has made it clear that they are yet to hear any talk of developing and maintaining the country’s environmental health. […]

PPP wants GECOM to launch “aggressive” voters’ education programme

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is urging the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to commence an “aggressive” voters’ education programme. The Party’s General Secretary, Clement Rohee said that GECOM “must” do this to sensitize voters about Election Day procedures as well as the rights of voters at polling places. Rohee said, “Voters must be aware of […]

Police recover stolen tractor and other items from Berbice robbery

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The police in Berbice on Saturday travelled more than 18 miles through rough terrain into the backlands of No.75 Village, Upper Corentyne and recovered a number of items including a tractor that were stolen during a robbery at a ranch owned by a rice and cattle farmer a few days before. But while the police […]

When patriotism and art meets hair…

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

By Nicholas Peters February 23rd was the day when thousands of Guyanese marched out to view all the captivating floats at the grand procession from Parade Ground to the National Park. However, while the floats did enthrall spectators, there were some outside the parade route who managed to steal attention from the bands. Of these […]

South road execution…Investigation appears to be at a standstill

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

It is almost three weeks since owner of Airmax Vulcanizing Shop, Randolph Singh was executed and the investigation into his death appears to be going nowhere. Singh was shot dead two Wednesday nights ago while standing outside of his vulcanizing shop on South Road, between Cummings and Light Streets, with two of his workers. Singh […]

Community Policing Organisation celebrates 39th anniversary

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The Ministry of Home Affairs’ Community Policing Organisation of Guyana (CPOG) is celebrating its 39th anniversary, under the theme “Community Policing Supporting the Fight against Domestic Violence, Suicide and Promoting Road Safety.” Speaking at a press conference on Friday last at the ministry’s Boardroom, Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee said that over the past 39 […]

Ramkarran needs to enter the spacecraft

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Freddie Kissoon 

I have heard many informed citizens, including media colleagues say that should Ralph Ramkarran enter the opposition campaign, he would help because he is one of the long-serving stalwarts of the PPP that the over-50 Indian citizens would know and respect. I think his presence will pose a problem for the PPP. It is not […]

Vreed-en-Hoop roadside vendors return

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Just over a week after employees from the Ministry of Works demolished vendors’ stalls at the Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD) junction, the vendors have set up shop again. This is to the dismay of parishioners of the St. Swithin’s Anglican Church, and disapproval of Minister of Works, Robeson Benn. In a letter to the […]

CIOG commissions computer centre in New Amsterdam

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) on Saturday commissioned a Computer Centre at the New Amsterdam Mulsim Youth Organisation (NAMYO) building at Pitt Street. It was just one of several other commissionings of computer and sewing centres, done by the CIOG over the weekend across Guyana to boost its empowerment drive of the people. […]

Corentyne residents taking government to task over substandard work

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Residents of some villages on the Corentyne are upset with the substandard work being done by contractors in Berbice, citing government’s rush to do as much work as possible before the upcoming  May 11th General Elections. The residents are even more upset with a response given by the Regional Administration of Region Six to a […]

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Tony Deyal column 

It is said that today is God’s gift to man. That is why we call it the present. It is argued that the best gift or present for anyone is a watch, and for families an alarm clock, because there is no time like the present and no present like the time.  There are some […]

Digicel/Bounty Farm Handicap Squash tourney…Lucas Jonas & Jason Khalil take top honors

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Sean Devers The Digicel/Bounty Farm Ltd Handicap Squash tournament climaxed yesterday at the Georgetown Club’s Squash Court with high standard displays which saw national Men’s senior player Jason Khalil emerging victorious against National Under-19 Boys Champions Nyron Joseph in a riveting final in the Open Category while 12-year-old Lucas Jonas whipped his nine year-old […]

E-Networks Cross-Fit games…Rivera is male winner; Fortune grabs female title, USA cop team crown

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The many spectators that turned up to witness the inaugural E-Networks Cross Fit games were given much to cheer about as athletes displayed their fitness and strength in various events in the inaugural Cross Fitness games held yesterday at the National Park. Athletes from Guyana and the United States of America matched their skills in […]

GASA Mash Long Course Meet…Outstanding performances by Blue Ribbon Queens Grant, Sanmoogan, George and Nurse

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) Mashramani Long Course Meet continued yesterday (Day 2) at the National Aquatic Centre Lilendaal with great performances from the girls. Sprint Queen Amy Grant captured six gold medals from as many events which started on Saturday where she swam away with top spots in the 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle […]

Nestle Milo Under-20 Schools Football Competition…Kingston, Mae’s, QC and Morgan’s Institute register wins

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Queen’s College (QC) showed why they are among the favoured teams to do well in this year’s Nestle Milo Under-20 Schools Football Competition after registering an impressive 5-0 win over North Georgetown as the round-robin phase of the tournament concluded yesterday, at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue. Playing in the third fixture of […]

Pacesetters break two-year jinx against Ravens

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

- Played Colts for National Basketball title By Edison Jefford Trinity Grid Holdings (TGH) Pacesetters broke a nearly two-year old jinx Saturday night at Cliff Anderson’s Sports Hall when they beat reigning National Champions, Dyna’s Ravens to advance to last night’s final of the National Basketball Championships. Ravens has been the most dominant team in […]

Anti-corruption advocate alleges police harassment

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

Anti-corruption advocate and one of the faces behind social media movement, Real Guyana, has expressed disgust at what he described as undue and malicious harassment by the police over a video he made public on his social media accounts. Francis Bailey, 29, is claiming that the police teamed up with a city businessman to victimize […]

Neil Marks replaces Gordon Moseley as Press Assoc. head

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under News 

- new executive elected after six year gap   The Guyana Press Association (GPA) held its Annual General Meeting yesterday where a new President was elected. After serving at the helm of the GPA for several years, Gordon Moseley gracefully declined re-election, and was replaced by the Association’s former Secretary Neil Marks of Capitol News, […]

Parents are neglecting their children

March 2, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

A few days ago, I saw a group of small boys roaming the streets. The look on their faces announced that they were up to mischief. They began by pelting a dog walking aimlessly on the road. Then they began to interfere with an old man. A young buxom lass passed by, and she attracted […]

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