Staff Writer

Cell phone users now being billed per second

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company is now billing cell phone users per second rather than per minute following its recognition of the practice worldwide as well as its acquisition of the necessary equipment.

Way cleared for work on Takutu bridge to restart

Work on the completion of the bridge across the Takutu River to link Guyana and Brazil by road is expected to recommence towards the end of this month under the supervision of the engineering corps of the Brazilian army.

ACP divided over St Kitts sugar quota

The African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group has to take a decision on whether the St Kitts sugar quota will remain in the Caribbean or be distributed among all the members of the ACP group.

Cops ask for a month to probe Boxing Day chopping death

Investigations are continuing into the chopping to death of a 23 year-old-man on Boxing Day and while the police have released all the persons held for questioning, they have told the man’s family to “give us a month” to complete investigations.

Sport Letter

Dear Editor, Allow me to join in commending Nicolette Fernandes for her rewarding contribution on the international circuit in the sports discipline of “Squash” just recently.

GINA/NCN in Tapeball clash with Nexus Machinery

The Guyana Information Agency (GINA) and National Communications Network State Rangers XI will try desperately to preserve their winning ways when they clash with Nexus Machinery Workshop in a Trophy Stall/Awards City Mall sponsored 20-over tapeball cricket competition at the National Cultural Centre Tarmac today from 1pm.

Carib Beer Regional Cricket Series

Less than 11 overs was possible yesterday in the Carib Beer clash between Guyana and the Windward Islands as overnight and early morning showers soaked the Tanteen Recreation ground in Grenada.

Digicel Caribbean Cup

Technical Director of the national football team, Jamal Shabazz, of the twin-island republic, is confident ahead of the upcoming matches in the finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup Football Tournament which gets underway on Friday in Trinidad and Tobago.

LOC Media Briefing

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for Cricket World Cup 2007 Karan Singh said yesterday that the CEOs of the nine host countries would meet in Guyana this week-end.

A real tragedy

News that a newborn baby girl had been allegedly abducted from her mother was a talking point over the past week.

Fourth man charged with ‘Turbo’ murder

A fourth man, who was allegedly part of a group of men, who stood in front of another man in a taxi in Albouystown and riddled him with bullets five years ago, was on Wednesday charged with the murder.

Scene Stealer 2

Before Star Guyana, Lisa Punch was just a young girl with big dreams, a good voice and two dancing feet.

Barama drove a very hard bargain

Dear Editor, I am very glad that Mr Trevor Atkinson in his letter captioned “Barama came in at a time when investment was badly needed and has been in the vanguard of sustainable forest management” (06.12.16) pointed out the harsh/cruel and difficult circumstances under which the Barama deal was negotiated with the Hoyte /PNC Govt.

Animals depend on us to be considerate

Dear Editor, As an overseas Guyanese visiting my homeland twice in the last six months, it is with grief that I see the everyday painful suffering and misery of street animals, especially dogs just fighting for daily survival.