Dem boys seh…Pee Pee Pee lost its way but Babbie gain

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

In one of de holy books, dem boys can’t remember which one, dem had a story about a man name Saul. He get lost and when he ketch heself, he tun Paul instead of Saul. It look like that story happening on earth and nowhere else but this stinking place wha de Pee Pee Pee […]

PPP’s biggest mistake was electing Jagdeo as Opposition leader

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

– seals party’s fate in opposition for decades to come, says Ralph Ramkaran The Central Committee of the People Progressive Party’s nomination of former President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo as its Opposition Leader in the Eleventh Parliament is about the worst move the Party could have made at such a critical time in its life. This […]

4th Baker Memorial Cycling Classic…Anthony classical in victory; Leung, John, Dick, Williams & Lovell also shine

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

By Franklin Wilson He is quickly establishing himself as one of Guyana’s promising talents having graduated to the senior ranks of the sport this year. Linden’s Michael Anthony, a member of Evolution Cycle Team, added the prestigious Baker Memorial Cycling Classic senior title to his collection winning a memorable sprint home from seasoned campaigners, Alonzo […]

Digicel Nationwide Schools Football competition…Uitvlugt take Region Three title with 5-0 win

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Set to face 3-times National defending Champions in Linden By Sean Devers Urged on by a large and vocal crowd of mostly Uitvlugt supporters at the Leonora ground in West Coast Demerara yesterday, Uitvlugt Secondary won their first ever Region Three title in the five-year history of the Digicel National Schools Football Competition and will […]

Audits of Indigenous communities underway as Toshao elections approaches

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

To prepare for upcoming National Toshaos Elections, the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has been conducting audits on 18 of the villages for the July 16 to 22 polls. This was revealed in a recent interview with the Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock at his Thomas Street, Georgetown, Ministry offices. The Ministry, according […]

Narayan is GBTI Open Tennis Men’s Over-35 champ

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Chethan Narayan has gone the distance this year to claim the title of GBTI Men’s over 35 champion after he overpowered Godfrey Lowden to win 6/4, 6/4. It was evident that both men brought their best game and pushed each other to produce spectacular tennis. Lowden led a break in both sets nevertheless was unable […]

Government committed to restoration of sports in schools

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

– Says Roopnaraine at NSBF Opening Ceremony By Edison Jefford Minister of Education with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, noted the decline in sport in schools across the country, and the commitment of the Government to bring about its restoration. It is in that context that the Minister lauded the efforts […]

Wheat Up CARICOM Day Cycling Classic on today at Seawall Band Stand

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The nation’s best riders will converge for the third consecutive day today, following the Malta Supreme National Park Meet on Saturday in the National Park and yesterday’s 4th annual Baker Memorial Classic held in the Bauxite Mining Town of Linden. Today, the focus will be at the Seawall Band Stand where the 12th annual Wheat […]

ECCB and GCA lend substantial support to BCB fundraiser

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Two prominent cricket boards, East Coast Cricket Board and Georgetown Cricket Association have provided support for their sister organization, Berbice Cricket Board as it prepares for the postponed fundraiser…..”Caricom Championship 2015″.  The tournament will now be played on Sunday July 19, 2015 at the Albion ground. Proceeds from this event will be used mainly to organise a […]

President Granger victory cycle race set for next Sunday in Berbice

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Following the recent victory of the A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) collation government at the national and regional elections, the Flying Ace Cycling Club (FACC), as part of the celebratory programme, will stage a cycle road race next Sunday in Berbice. Cycle coach Randolph Roberts and the FACC has organized the […]

Ninvalle off to AIBA Congress

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

President of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) Steve Ninvalle is in Doha, Qatar for the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) Congress scheduled from today to Saturday. This is the first time the CARICOM Region is being represented at this prestigious and important boxing forum where decisions governing the sport worldwide are made. Ninvalle explained that […]

“Minister should question the state of the road to access BHSL” – BK Intl

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

The Eccles Industrial road which stands as the main access road to Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill (HBSL) is presently in a “deplorable state” which puts tremendous strains on vehicles entering and leaving the area, according to BK International. The contract for building the road was signed under the previous Government with H. Nauth and Sons […]

TENELEC Inc of Washington, USA pumps US$6,000 into Berbice cricket 

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

The Tenelec Inc, based in Washington, USA has renewed the sponsorship of under-15 and senior 50-over cricket in Berbice for the 2015 season. At a simple but significant ceremony held at the Albion Sports Complex, Bobby Deonarine, uncle of West Indies all rounder Narsingh Deonarine, said that he is delighted to be part of the […]

Mohamed confident as National team departs for Regional U17 tourney

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Guyana will face Jamaica at Shaw Park when the Regional U17 50-over tournament commences tomorrow in Tobago.  The Guyanese will be looking for their first title at this level, and skipper Ronaldo Ali Mohamed expressed confidence ahead of this team departure yesterday morning. Speaking with Kaieteur Sport at the Windjammer Hotel in Kitty, Mohamed said […]

GCB female inter-county 50-over tourney…Harris, Mangru shine as Demerara thump E’bo

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Leana Harris and Mandy Mangru shared nine wickets between them as Demerara overcame Essequibo by ten wickets when the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) senior female inter-county 50-over tournament continued yesterday. Essequibo never recovered from a poor start and were skittled for 29 in 17.1 overs after they elected to bat at the Guyana Defence Force […]

Let’s end the foreign vs local debate in football

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Sports 

Dear Sports Editor, Social media erupted recently when our hastily-assembled men’s national football team featuring a significant number of overseas-based/born players was eliminated from World Cup 2018 qualification by Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, which, by the way, also included a number of foreign-based/born players. The old/divisive argument, condemning the use of “foreign” players as […]

Alberttown blaze leaves seven homeless

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under News 

A family of seven was on Sunday morning rendered homeless when a fire, believed to be of  electrical origin, gutted their two flat, Lot 122, Fourth Street Alberttown home. Those homeless are Rafeek, Zilla, Yaniv and Shazad Khan; and Reno Thomas and Trevor Hohenkirk. Reno Thomas stated that the occupants awoke to find their bedroom […]

A NEW PPP IS NEEDED

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom 

The PPP should never have found itself in a position where firstly, it lost power and secondly, having lost power is being investigated for misappropriation of public property. Nothing is more shameful that the revelation that either just before or just after the elections, there was an attempt to transfer government vehicles to private individuals. […]

Goolsarran and Ram can produce an impartial audit

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In response to Mr. Wesley Hicken’s ill-advised opinion, “Anand Goolsarran and Christopher Ram should not conduct these audits,” KN, July 5, 2015, permit me to make a few judicious observations. First, Messrs. Goolsarran and Ram, more than any other person or persons in Guyana, have spent more time informing and educating Guyanese about […]

Closing bars and nightclubs at 2:00am will do more harm than good

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Through your medium I want to address the honorable Vice President and Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan The first thing I would like to get out of the way is that I’m not the owner of a bar, a restaurant, a club or any of the other entities that will suffer great […]

Does our constitution protect limitless benefits?

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Whatever the motives behind Mr Anil Nandlall’s frequent contributions to the letter columns on constitutional issues, they merit use as fodder for public discussion. His latest foray, published in SN 2nd July, targets the constitutionality of the proposed Bill now before parliament to amend the Former Presidents (Benefits and other Facilities) Act of […]

More effective management and leadership needed in education

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Unfortunately the myriad of problems facing Guyana’s education system would stay hidden behind the just- closed doors of all public schools across the nation. Those problems would greet the nation when those same school doors re- open come August 31, 2015. On paper—in black and white, it may have been a ‘successful’ year […]

In agreement with Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, In light of the recent happenings (or I should say), with the decision that the current Minister of Public Security has made regarding the implementation and enforcement of the existing law that pertains to all entertainment night spots and bars being closed at a given time period, I humbly support this move. However […]

Parliament is a waste of taxpayers’ money

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Letters 

Dear Editor, Permit me to make an observation in your paper to hopefully stimulate debate resulting in changes in our constitution for the better. Parliament is a waste of taxpayers’ money due to the recall legislation. The Bills of the party with the majority will always be passed and those brought by the rest will […]

CRIME WILL EVENTUALLY CONQUER US

July 6, 2015 | Filed Under Editorial 

In Guyana, we are forced to return to the issue of crime, prompted by the upsurge in murders and armed robberies over the last month which calls for a concerted response by the Police and by the newly elected APNU+AFC Coalition government. It is both shocking and disturbing. It comes as no surprise in a […]

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