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Stanley upstages big names to take lead

Tour Championship

– FedEx Cup leader Spieth shoots 67 (Reuters) – Kyle Stanley marked his first appearance at East Lake by upstaging the big names to take the first-round lead with a six-under-par 64 at the Tour Championship in Georgia on Thursday.

Gold mining syndicates

Arising out of an aggressive lobby by small miners some of whom complained of being hostage to a regime of exploitative landlordism under which they were compelled to mine gold on lands controlled by the ‘big players’, we have witnessed, recently, the emergence of Mining Syndicates, essentially cooperatives that bring together groups of small miners to ‘work’ areas of land allocated to them by the Guyana Geology & Mines Commission.

Six private children’s homes to get gov’t subventions

Six privately-run children’s homes and orphanages, which have met the minimum operational standards, will soon begin receiving government subventions This is according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who said yesterday that Cabinet recently granted the subvention approvals for the Bal Nivas Shelter for Abused Children, the Bless the Children Home, the Children of Promise, the Cornelia Ida Children’s Home, the Ruimveldt Children’s Home and the Save R Kids Children’s Home.

Doppler weather radar down

The $550 million Doppler Weather Radar Monitoring Station, which was commissioned in 2009 with the intention of giving citizens ample warning of severe weather conditions, has been down for two weeks and the Hydrometeorologi-cal Service is waiting to procure a needed part from Germany so that it can be fixed, according to a source.

Victoria residents protest state of Middle Walk Road

Residents of Victoria, East Coast Demerara, gathered yesterday morning, armed with placards, to protest the state of their main road, which they say is in a “deplorable and impassable” condition and they are asking the relevant authorities to fix it “immediately.” The residents gathered at the top of Middle Walk Road, Victoria from as early as 7:00am, demanding the government turn its attention to the community, and the road that they say has been causing them severe inconvenience over the past decade.

Power to Linden daycare facility cut over arrears

The Linden Utility Co-op Society Limited (LUSCL) yesterday cut the electricity supply to the town’s municipal daycare for outstanding payments leaving parents and teachers angry and Mayor Carwyn Holland calling the move insensitive and spiteful.

Windies aiming to take England out of natural game

NOTTINGHAM, England,  CMC – Seamer Kesrick Williams has underscored the importance of taking England out of their natural game as West Indies look to square the five-match series in the second One-Day International at Trent Bridge here today.

Caribbean rugby youth teams to get assistance to attend Youth Olympic Games qualifying tournament

There is good news for Guyana and the Region’s teen ruggers. According to a release, Rugby America’s North (RAN)  and World Rugby have taken the decision to assist Caribbean teams with 50% of their airfare to participate in a qualifying Sevens tournament in April next year in Las Vegas, USA for a place in the finals of the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina seven months later.

‘Malaria still kills’

-ministry programme coordinator says as need for more advocacy highlighted

There is need for more advocacy for the control and prevention of malaria transmission in Guyana, where persons still continue to die as a result of the disease.

Cariah eager to make big impact against Sri Lankans

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago left-hander, Yannic Cariah, says he is anxiously looking forward to next month’s West Indies A series against the touring Sri Lankans, and is intent on making his mark.

Brathwaite cleared to bowl again by ICC

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates,  CMC – Part-time West Indies off-spinner, Kraigg Brathwaite, has been cleared to bowl in international cricket after having his action approved by the International Cricket Council.

GMR&SC gearing up for Caribbean Invasion

The month of October is expected to get off to a blazing start when the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) stages its Caribbean Invasion International Drag Race on October 1 at the South Dakota Circuit.