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Prime Minister declares IGG open

Prime Minister declares IGG open

Prime Minister and acting President of Guyana, Samuel Hinds officially declared the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) open yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, following an opening ceremony with a march-past of  athletes and officials from Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana .

WA hail Gayle’s return

PERTH, Australia,  CMC – Western Australia are celebrating the return of Chris Gayle for the 2010-2011 Big Bash Twenty20 competition .

Fernandes fails Dutch test

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands,  CMC – Nicolette Fernandes failed on Thursday in her bid to reach the quarter-finals of the Dutch Open .

Guyana lawyersin T&T for revenge

Guyana lawyersin T&T for revenge

-Ramson Jr., Jonas, Gajraj spearheading challenge

Guyana, a country famous for producing cricketers like Rohan Kanhai, Lance Gibbs, Clive Lloyd and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, are not often beaten at home .

Paranavitana misses century as first test drawn

GALLE, Sri Lanka, (Reuters) - Opener Tharanga  Paranavitana missed out on a century as the first test between  Sri Lanka and West Indies was drawn yesterday after rain washed  out the final session on the fifth day .

Suriname’s spiking helps dismiss Guyana

Suriname’s spiking helps dismiss Guyana

Suriname’s female volleyball  team yesterday spiked their way to a  3-1 victory over Guyana in the first volleyball game of the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) last night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall .

“Jack” to have lunch with British PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – David Cameron will host FIFA Vice President Jack Warner for lunch next Thursday in the Swiss city of Zurich .

Secondary Schools in Berbice/Mahaicony Districts show keen cricket competition

A fine all round performance from Viendra Gooniah failed to save Skeldon Line Path Secondary School from defeat against Tagore Memorial Secondary School at the No .

No competition for Roberts at swimming c/ships

No competition for Roberts at swimming c/ships

National swimmer Niall Roberts on Thursday won the 18-years and over 200m freestyle event of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association National Championships currently ongoing at the Castellani Swimming Pool .

Rain could affect outcome of Guyana Open tourney

Rain could affect outcome of Guyana Open tourney

The current inclement weather could play a major role in the outcome of the R1 Vodka sponsored Guyana Open Golf championships which tee off this morning at Lusignan Golf course, East Coast Demerara .

Haniff, Sukhram win EU-sponsored golf tourney

Haniff, Sukhram win EU-sponsored golf tourney

Defending Guyana Open ladies champion Christine Sukhram and men’s contender Muntaz Haniff sharpened their game with victory in the European Union (EU) Medal Play Golf tournament played Wednesday at the Lusignan Golf Club .

Rain washes out second day of play between Berbice and Essequibo

Rain washed out the second day of play between Berbice and Essequibo yesterday at the Blairmont Community Centre ground and the second match between Demerara and the Rest Team was called off at Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground because of an inundated field .

Guyanese duo on target in T&T’s FA Cup

Guyanese duo on target in T&T’s FA Cup

The Guyanese duo of Randolph Jerome and Shawn `Bubbly’ Beveney both got on the scoresheets to help their respective teams claim victories in the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association FA Trophy round-of-16 encounter on Wednesday night .

Albion retains BCB/Tenelec Inc. 50-overs title

Albion retains BCB/Tenelec Inc. 50-overs title

The Albion Community Centre Cricket Club retained  its  Berbice Cricket Board/ Tenelec Inc .

Floyd Carmichael wins Eid-ul-Adha Scrabble Competition

Floyd Carmichael won four games and ended with a positive spread of 345 to win the Eid-ul-Adha Scrabble Competition staged by the Guyana Association of Scrabble Players (GASP) on Wednesday at the Malteenoes Sports Club, Thomas Lands .

Persaud, Khan in the lead

Kriskal Persaud and David Khan (1386), with four points each are in the lead at the end of round five  of the Neal and Massy/Seven Seas National Chess Championships on Wednesday at the Ocean Spray Hotel, Kitty .

USA team promises ‘high level’ competition

USA team promises ‘high level’ competition

…at Guyana Open Golf Tournament

Mo Shafi on behalf of the USA team for the Guyana Open Golf Tournament issued a warning to the rest of the field, especially the Guyanese contingent, that they will have a difficult task tomorrow and Sunday at the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) .

Let the IGG games begin!

Let the IGG games begin!

-Guyana ready for competition

The Suriname and French Guiana delegations participating in this weekend’s Inter Guiana Games (IGG), which begins today, arrived in Guyana yesterday .

It’s your move…chess teams here for Guianas duel

It’s your move…chess teams here for Guianas duel

The four-member chess teams from Suriname and French Guiana arrived yesterday for the Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) which is expected to begin today and run until Sunday .

Gibson plotting Windies revival in next five years

GALLE, Sri Lanka, CMC – Ottis Gibson hopes West Indies can reverse the trend of losing in the short term, but he believes the regional side can ultimately rise to the pinnacle of the game again in five years .

Rain puts the brakes on Powell, Brathwaite

KINGSTOWN, St .

Essequibo routed again for paltry score

GCB Senior Four-Day Tournament

Essequibo was again routed for a paltry score in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) senior four-day tournament at the Blairmont Community Centre ground yesterday .

Spurs go 9-1 with win over Bulls

SAN ANTONIO, Texas,  (Reuters) - Tim Duncan   rebounded from his recent slump and the San Antonio Spurs tied   their best 10-game start to a season with a 103-94 victory   over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday .

Lara to work as batting consultant

HARARE, Zimbabwe, CMC – Zimbabwe Cricket has turned to Brian Lara to become the batting consultant for the national team .

FIFA bans, fines two executive committee members

ZURICH, (Reuters) - Two FIFA executive committee  members were banned and fined yesterday, one for bribery, over  allegations they had offered to sell their votes in the contest  to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups .

Guyana crumble against Guatemala

KENNESAW, Georgia, CMC – Guyana were manhandled in a friendly international on Wednesday, when Guillermo Ramirez scored a brace to lead Guatemala to a 3-0 victory .

Sri Lanka without loss after following on

GALLE,  (Reuters) - Sri Lanka were 89 without loss  when rain ended play early on the fourth day of the first test  after being made to bat again by the West Indies having fallen  three runs short of the follow-on total of 381 .

Trophy Angels win premier female softball match

Trophy Angels win premier female softball match

Softball fans turned up in their numbers on Sunday for three matches, including the first female match, the Guyana Floodlights Softball Association hosted at Heido Park at Pine Ground, Mahaicony .

Australia will win Ashes because they have to – Warne

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Shane Warne believes Australia  will triumph in the Ashes series against England, which starts  in one week, because they know the local conditions and that  defeat would mean a complete overhaul of the team .

Dream finally comes true for Paul Adams

Dream finally comes true for Paul Adams

A five-year dream of representing Guyana came through for Paul Adams yesterday when it was found out that he was selected by the Guyana Amateur Powerlifting Federation (GAPF) for the fifth IPF/NAPF Caribbean Islands Bench Press and Powerlifting Championships in Cayman Islands from March 15-19 next year .

Windies press but rain ruins intriguing contest in Galle

GALLE, Sri Lanka, CMC – Torrential rains wrecked the third day of the opening Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies, allowing just 30 .

Kumar says stage set for showdown

Kumar says stage set for showdown

- Suriname and French Guiana teams arrive for IGG today

The Suriname and French Guiana delegations will arrive today for the second leg of the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) .

GFF’s rotation system responsible for Millington’s exclusion

GFF’s rotation system responsible for Millington’s exclusion

—says Noel Adonis

A system whereby players are rotated when it comes to international engagements is responsible for the non selection of Golden Jaguars striker Devon Millington for the friendly international between the Guyana senior football team and a Guatemala national side .

Guinness Greatest of De Streets…

Guinness Greatest of De Streets…

Wagner, Pedro record hat-tricks

Eight more teams registered wins as round two of the Guinness Greatest of de Street Futsal competition wrapped up at the Cultural Centre Tarmac on Tuesday night .

Kashif and Shanghai players  sweep TT teams, singles events

Kashif and Shanghai players sweep TT teams, singles events

Players from the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation made a clean sweep of both the team and singles competitions of the Guyana Table Tennis Association 2010 Inter-Organization tournaments that concluded yesterday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue .

Dr Anthony fails to meet with GCF, Meusa

Dr Anthony fails to meet with GCF, Meusa

- Tight schedule responsible

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dr Frank Anthony has postponed his meeting with the Guyana Chess Federation and national chess champion, Wendell Meusa .



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