Staff Writer

Flatts defends Friendship Pump Station construction

-rejects Ceres criticism as sour grapes

Chief Executive Officer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), Frederick Flatts says recent criticism of the Friendship Pump Station attributed to Charles Ceres of Ground Structures Engineering Incorporated (GSEI) are a case of sour grapes.

Professor Drayton’s contributions to UG remembered

-building likely to be named for him

The late Dr Harold A. Drayton, first Deputy Vice Chancellor and a pioneer in the development of the University of Guyana, was honoured with a solemn assembly held at the university’s Turkeyen campus yesterday afternoon.

Golden boy Doris receives gift of gold

Charles de Gaulle famously quoted that “There can be no other criterion, no other standard than gold which has no nationality and which is eternally and universally accepted as the unalterable fiduciary value par excellence.” Yesterday, Guyana’s Golden Boy, Troy Doris received the gift of gold from King’s Jewellery World as a reward for his excellence at the Commonwealth Games which was staged on the Gold Coast, Australia last month.

Guyana Times says threats made against it

The  Guyana Times newspaper has not reported to the police or to the local press association “a number of threats” from persons claiming to be agents of the current administration calling on it to stop publishing news items critical of Government.

Imlach, Spencer in Jaguars squad for 5th title hunt

Former West Indies Under-19 players Tevin Imlach and Javier Spencer were the new faces in the squad of defending four-day champions, Guyana Jaguars for the upcoming 2018/2019 Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL).

Big-hitting Russell fires KKR closer to final

KOLKATA, India, CMC – West Indies star Andre Russell sparkled with the bat and then produced a miserly spell with the ball, as his Kolkata Knight Riders stormed into the final qualifier of the Indian Premier League with a convincing 25-run win over Jofra Archer’s Rajasthan Royals here yesterday.

Rockets rally past Warriors in 4th to even series

(Reuters) Eric Gordon’s first 3-pointer of the game gave Houston a late five-point lead, and the Rockets held on from there to defeat the Golden State Warriors 95-92 in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday night to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.

Youth fair

Students from several secondary schools, and the Mahaicony Technical and Vocational Training Centre (MTVTC) in Region Five, were on Tuesday exposed to a number of possible career paths at a Career and Training fair The fair, hosted at the Mahaicony Technical and Vocational Training Centre, forms part of the National Youth Week 2018 activities and was described as very insightful by the students. 

U.S., in tit-for-tat, expels two Venezuelan envoys

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said yesterday it has ordered two Venezuelan diplomats to leave the United States within 48 hours, a move that follows Venezuela’s decision to expel two American diplomats.