CHENNAI, India, CMC- A fast bowling legend and a former Australia cricket captain have criticized the appointment of Jason Holder as West Indies captain, arguing that the decision could ruin his Test cricketer.
Articles published on Tuesday, December 29, 2015
President David Granger, last evening at the residence of the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, encouraged a group of young Guyanese students studying abroad to return home, a release from the Ministry of the Presidency said today.
Two drainage pump stations were commissioned yesterday in Berbice at Gangaram and the other at Joppa, No 43 village Corentyne.
The Guyana Police Force today said that it was unaware of any pending disciplinary matter against Assistant Commissioner of Police, David Ramnarine.
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Australia’s bowlers had to work hard for their wickets but completed an emphatic 177-run victory before the close of day four of the second test against West Indies last night, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
A Sunday night gathering ended tragically after a fight resulted in the deaths of two men near a popular bar in Manchester, Corentyne.
As the Haags Bosch Sanitary Landfill continues to burn, a garbage crisis has developed in the city.
Government has released wide-ranging draft legislation to tackle cybercrime including child pornography, hacking, identity theft and cyberbullying.
The anti-terrorism bill is crucial to meeting requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Attorney-General Basil Williams said yesterday even as he drew rebukes after telling attendees at a “consultation” on the bill that it is not feasible to have consultations on every piece of legislation.
City Hall yesterday took action against what it described as the unauthorised construction of a building on Holmes Street, ordering workers to stop working on the structure, seizing concrete blocks and demolishing a concrete bridge which was blocking the drain.
A drunken quarrel ended fatally when a labourer was stabbed to death by his uncle early Sunday afternoon.
The State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) is considering aerial surveillance of Baishanlin Forest Development Inc’s properties in order to fully visualise the extent of the Chinese logging company’s foothold in Guyana.
Passengers aboard the MV Kanawan had a terrifying experience after the ferry ran aground on a sandbank in the Essequibo River at around 1.30 pm on Sunday.
Come January 1, 2016, passenger cars and minibuses crossing the Berbice Bridge will pay a toll of $1,900, while all other types of vehicles will have their tolls reduced by 10 per cent.
Farmers of Clonbrook, East Coast Demerara are frustrated at the state of one of the main trenches which has been causing major flooding to their farmlands and are calling on the authorities to take action.
MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC – Stylish left-hander Darren Bravo missed out on a second successive hundred while the enterprising Carlos Brathwaite struck a half-century on debut, as they combined to produce West Indies’ finest day of the otherwise ill-fated tour of Australia here yesterday.
A former student of the North Ruimveldt Multilateral School lost her life on Christmas Eve after the taxi she was travelling in collided with another vehicle on Croal Street.
After five years on the run, a Diamond, East Bank Demerara man was yesterday remanded to prison for the 2010 murder of Haslington miner Rawle Peters.
Net Rockers and defending champs Winners Connection secured the final two semi-final berths in the third annual Upper Demerara Football Association/GT Beer Knockout Championships defeating Milerock and Amelia’s Ward Panthers on Sunday at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) in Linden.
It will be Georgetown versus Berbice in the marquee semi-final matchup when Western Tigers oppose New Amsterdam United today in the fifth annual Georgetown Football Association/Banks Beer Knockout Championships at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground.
Two men including a murder suspect recently escaped from two prisons but while one has been recaptured, the accused murderer remains on the run.
A matchup between two heavyweight sides will highlight the semi-final round of the second annual Stag Beer Super XVI Knockout Championships when champions Grove Hi-Tech oppose Victoria Kings today at the Golden Grove Community ground.
A porter who confessed to having 4.5 grammes of cocaine for purpose of trafficking was fined $30,000 and jailed for three years when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yesterday.
A month after being admitted to the hospital due to injuries sustained in a road accident, bread vendor Joseph Jaipaul of McDoom, East Bank Demerara died on Sunday.
Coach of the Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym, Orlan ‘Pocket Rocket’ Rogers is calling on the powers that be to provide a boxing ring for pugilists of Linden.
Two men, both masons, were yesterday remanded to prison after they were read burglary charges by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC – All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has praised the West Indies’ fightback but believes it will take a “monumental effort” in order to avoid defeat to Australia in the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
(Reuters) – Martin Guptill flirted with a world record then had to settle for a New Zealand one as he demolished Sri Lanka’s bowling to guide his side to a comprehensive 10-wicket victory in the second one-day international in Christchurch yesterday.
(Reuters) – Sri Lanka have been so woeful in the first two one-day internationals of a five-match series against New Zealand that the team’s leadership have been able to sum up their displays in three simple yet damning words.
Dear Editor, President Granger is on a pardon roll. In seven months, he has pardoned two sets of criminals.
MELBOURNE, Australia, CMC – West Indies team management has rejected media reports here they have banned noted Trinidadian journalist Fazeer Mohammed from conducting player interviews.
Dear Editor, During the holiday season I decided to visit the northern and southern sides of the Essequibo rice growing region after the rice farmers told me that they weren’t getting water from the main conservancy canal to sow their crops.
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) – Former West Indies captain Richie Richardson has defended the young Caribbean team’s “laid-back” demeanour during their struggles in Australia and called for unity from the region’s powerbrokers.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A triumphant Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared yesterday that the coming year would see his forces defeat Islamic State, after his military achieved its first major victory since collapsing in the face of the fighters 18 months ago.
Dear Editor, As a former President of Guyana and Minister of Finance under the PPP government and present leader of the parliamentary opposition, I am sure Mr Bharrat Jagdeo has a deep understanding of the problems facing Guyana owing to the rise in sea level.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Islamic State has set up departments to handle “war spoils,” including slaves, and the exploitation of natural resources such as oil, creating the trappings of government that enable it to manage large swaths of Syria and Iraq and other areas.
HONOLULU (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for an official visit to Washington on March 10, complete with a rare state dinner and discussions about energy and climate change, the White House said yesterday.
Last rites of veteran Bollywood actress Sadhana Shivdasani were performed on Saturday at a crematorium in suburban Santacruz here where celebrities and family members bid adieu to the departed soul, according to the Times of India.
SYDNEY, Australia, CMC – Andre Russell’s small all-round cameo helped Sydney Thunder to remain unbeaten in the Big Bash League with an uncomplicated seven-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers here yesterday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian air strikes like the one that killed a top Syrian rebel leader last week send the wrong message to groups engaged in a political dialogue to end the conflict and complicate efforts to begin negotiations, the US State Department said yesterday.
Commuters waiting for transportation at three new bus stops yesterday. Only the one located at Croal Street (see last photo) could provide shelter in the event of a downpour.
DURBAN, (Reuters) – An unbeaten half-century from Joe Root helped England into a commanding position on the third day of the first test as they opened up a 261-run lead over South Africa yesterday.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Around 450 Syrian fighters and their families were evacuated from two besieged areas yesterday under the kind of operation that the United Nations hopes can be a stepping stone toward a wider peace accord in the country’s civil war.
Dear Editor, I have found a USA resident’s card belonging to one Mr Ramkissoon Ramsarup.
DURBAN, (Reuters) – South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn will have a scan on a shoulder injury after he twice pulled up in the middle of an over and left the field on the third day of the opening test against England yesterday.
Dear Editor, So many of us are powerless that every now and again we should ask the powerful to consider occasionally the passage in an ancient book that reads: “For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’” Must WI cricket fans listen every night to an all Australian crew of broadcasters (Mark Nicholas, an Englishman, resides in Australia)?
Children in Clonbrook, East Coast Demerara, yesterday boating in an old fridge in one of the drains.
There exists a category of public sector employee, condescendingly titled sweeper/cleaner.
DURBAN, (Reuters) – England will look to add around 100 runs to their substantial 261-run lead over South Africa on the fourth day of the first test before considering a declaration, spinner Moeen Ali said yesterday.
Dear Editor, The Indian Supreme Court is saving cricket from the politicians in India who have corrupted the game, according to the public at large and sports fans I spoke with there.
A garbage picker sorts refuse among the tombs at Le Repentir yesterday.
Latin America’s exports fell for the third year in a row in 2015, drawing new attention to a problem that explains much of the region’s economic problems: lack of export diversification.