Staff Writer

Joint Services: ‘Give way’

The Joint Services is calling on members of the public, particularly motorists, to cooperate by giving way to them as they traverse the roadway.

History This Week

The West Indies cricket team is now back home after completing its third tour of South Africa, whose former racist apartheid policy had prevented competition between the two teams until the 1990s.

Ask the Consul

The Department of State’s Office of Visa Services in Washington, D.C. advises the public that only internet sites including the “.gov” indicator are official U.S.

Toronto’s Afrocentric school

Last week the Toronto District School Board decided to approve a new school in which the “knowledge and experiences of peoples of African descent [will be] an integral feature of the teaching and learning environment.” The school, which will be funded by taxpayers, has been proposed as one way of curbing the alarming drop out rates among the city’s black students – one study suggests that as many as four out of every ten black students fail to graduate from high school.

Crandon shines as rain curtails play

Esaun Crandon with (4-16) was the shining star on a cloudy night before rain had the final say in the practice game between the Guyana Stanford twenty20 team and a Rest XI at the Banks DIH Thirst Park ground last night.

Indoor hockey gets cracking tonight

The Guyana Telephone &Telegraph (GT&T) sponsored National six-a-side Indoor Championships will get cracking with defending champions Georgetown Cricket Club “A” set for an explosive start against lowly-rated Carib Degenerates in one of six matches carded for this evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Sports Comment

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is to many sports-loving Guyanese a hero. To others he is a cricket icon, an idol, worshipped by fans the world over.

Haniff strikes 67 in massive Preysal score

Former Guyanese and West Indies `A’ team opener Azeemul Haniff was in fine form last Saturday, stroking a quickfire 67 for Clico Preysal Sports in a massive effort of 377 for four of just 50 overs against Joe Public Invaders in the Carib Sunday league at Inshan Ali Park in Preysal.

Mentore to head DCC

Georgetown Cricket Associa-tion vice-president Alfred Mentore was on Monday elected president of the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) when the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of office bearers was held at the club’s pavilion.

Country Side and Street Boys creates upset

Country Side softball team of Lusignan and Street Boys of Providence, created upsets whilst Rocky XI remained the lone unbeaten team when action in the Trophy Stall 15-overs-a-side softball cricket competition continued last week end with a series of matches.