Staff Writer

Guyana’s Markember Pierre beaten by Hungarian

Guyana’s middleweight Beijing Olympic Games hopeful Markember Pierre crashed out of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Boxing Championships in Chicago, United States of America (USA) when he lost to a Hungarian fighter 7-23 yesterday.

Rugby action switches from France to Guyana

With the Rugby World Cup just ended in France the action will now switch to Guyana for the eagerly anticipated one-off match between arch-rivals Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago Over 35s on Saturday at the National Park rugby field.

Which agency conducted a survey on the ads issue?

Dear Editor, Being a frequent reader of all three daily newspapers I was asked whether press freedom is under threat with respect to government’s decision to withdraw advertisements from the Stabroek News which is based on the decline in newspaper circulation.

An unborn child also died

Dear Editor, It is so sad that none of the three daily newspapers seemed to have recognized as a human person, the unborn child who perished in the recent road carnage on the east coast.

Artistes should boycott Mashramani and Carifesta unless the copyright laws are enforced

Dear Editor, Since I have been living in Guyana, going back and forth from England and Barbados for the last 20 years, I was asked by many singers and musicians especially the Mighty Intruder of “Lilawattie” fame and Mr Richard Noble, a producer and songwriter of “If you tell me” which was sung by our own Billy Wade, to speak on their behalf about the copyright laws not being enforced in Guyana which gives songwriters, musicians, and other creative artistes no chance of earning a living by whatever they have created.

‘Time for action’ -Greene

In the backdrop of an alarming rise in road fatalities and a public outcry for action, Acting Commissioner of Police Henry Greene yesterday unveiled several new plans including a ticketing system from November 1 with fines between $5,000 to 7,000 and the naming of those whose licences have been suspended The 177 deaths on the roadways for this year represent a 52% increase in road fatalities.

In Subryanville…

Nine gunmen operating from a canter truck yesterday afternoon ambushed and robbed cambio dealer Roy Sarjoo of close to $4.3M before beating him during a 15-minute spree on the busy Third Avenue and Church Road, Subryanville as children from nearby Mae’s School left for home.

Rickey Singh appeals to President for fair redistribution of ads

Veteran Guyanese/Caribbean journalist Rickey Singh in an open letter with a “specific appeal” to President Bharrat Jagdeo is urging him to urgently review the decision that led to the mass withdrawal of public sector advertisements from the Stabroek News and for a fair redistribution of the ads.

Bengal Farm, Corentyne

A brazen gunman who robbed a Berbice family at midday yesterday was forced to drop most of his booty after police and an armed businessman in the area arrived on the scene and gave chase.