Poor planning mars awards ceremony

“MY TASK has ended…I am functus officio.” With these words, former Chancellor Victor Emanuel Crane, concluded his assignment as Chairman of the Awards Assess­ment Committee during the pre­sentation ceremony of the Presi­dent’s Awards to Private Sector Industry last Saturday night.

First Published December 17,1988

Daniels Sacked By Govt

By SHARIEF KHAN CHAIRMAN of the dissident Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (F1TUG) and President of the Guyana Public Ser­vice Union (GPSU), Mr.

First Published December16,1989

US firm to take over GTC

The American firm, Atlantic Tele-Network company, (ATN), is buying 80 per cent of the holdings of Guyana Telecommunication Corporation with the state retaining 20 per cent, government announced yesterday.

Date last published December 15, 1991

An open letter Mr. Adam Harris, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Chronicle. Dear Adam, I note that you have reacted strongly to our attack on your report of the suicide of Mr.

First Published 14 December,1988

The Small Businessman

No Problems :Kero stoves spares is good business REPAIRING, mak­ing or selling spares for kerosene stoves are good things to be doing these days.

Laying Burnham to rest

SCRIPTURAL read­ings, the singing of hymns and an anthem as well as a sermon by a Methodist priest will form part of the, programme for the re­committal of the re­mains of the late Pre­sident Forbes Burnham on Sunday in the Bo­tanic Gardens.

First Published 11,December, 1987

14 footballers defect in US

Eight of those seeking a better life By Cuthbert Monchoir FOURTEEN Guyanese footballers have failed to return from the United States of America where they had gone to play Mexico in an Olympic round-robin play-off in Los Angeles.

Date last published December 10,1988

Reflections on the Miss World contest – Mandy Jardim BEAUTY QUEENS have, in the past, been mistaken for pretty, smiling simpletons.

Date last published December 9, 1989

Means test for pensioners should be $750 – Mrs Jagan tells Parliament PPP Member of Parliament Janet Jagan on Wednesday accused the government of giving a “death penalty” to old age pensioners.

Economy in worst state ever

– Bhookmohan

(First Published: December 8, 1991)  President of the Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association, Ramdehol Bhookmohan, says the country’s economy is in its worst state ever, inspite of the much publicised ERP programme.

Date last published December 7, 1988

One free exercise book per term A SENIOR official at Guyana Printers says the lack of paper due to a shortage of foreign exchange has tem­porarily put a halt to production of ex­ercise books.

Date last published December 6, 1989

Passports still hard to get

DELAYS in the issuing of passports by the Passport Office are coining under in­creasing criticism from members of the public.

First Published December 5, 1986

Umpires Council in deep trouble

President of the Guyana Umpires’ Council Mr. Justice Rudolph Harper has expressed disenchant­ment with the state of umpiring here.

Unlawful assets will be seized

New Drug Bill published

First Published:  December 4, 1987. THE Narcotic Drugs and Psycho­tropic Substances (Control) Bill has been published.

Of interest to women with Alice Thomas

Rosemary Kempadoo

First Published: December 3, 1988. A friend remembered ROSEMARY KEMPADOO, friend, sister, co-mother, comrade to many died in England on Tuesday November 15.

Guyana now ranked below Haiti

– Mc Intyre Report

Editor’s Note: The following articles, from December 2, 1989, are being reprinted as part of Stabroek News’ ongoing observances to mark its 30th anniversary.

Strike severely cuts power

THE state information agency GPCA yester­day reported the lightn­ing electricity strike had shut down the Kingston power plant and output had dropped from about 27 to around 12 megawatts.

The small businessman

Work consuming but… Profits are satisfying

BOAT builders are a dying breed in Guyana, but Peter Mendonca, the Bissoon brothers, Sona, Mohan and Narine and their Father Chaitram say that they intend to make the trade their career.

The small businessman

Vat makers are still around

COOPERS or vat makers are still around and some people still go for the wooden water con­tainers.

Tourism Association launched

Private investors in the promising eco-tourism subsector yesterday launched the Tourism Association of Guyana (TAG) and its first elected president Tony Thorne says tourist markets in North America and Europe will be targeted “to put Guyana back on the world map”.

The A.J. Mc R. Cameron Column

Walter E. Roth

ON the east side of Main Street, sandwiched between State House and what was once the Cambridge Hotel, stands one of Georgetown’s most handsome buildings.

University of Guyana

Our opinion

IN HIS inaugural speech, the new Chancellor of the Univer­sity of Guyana Commonwealth Secretary General Shridath Ramphal made two points.

Reeya home tomorrow

MISS Guyana 1989 Reeya Majeed, is due back home tomorrow after appearing in this week’s Miss World contest in Hong Kong.

Guyana/Venezuela co-op pact signed

THE GUYANA and Venezuelan govern­ments yesterday signed a 1992 cooperation pact but little details have been released on the programme.

Demerara retain Guystac Cup in rain

– ruined final

THE Inter-County Guystac Cup cricket final has been wash­ed out for the sec­ond consecutive year and Demerara has retained the Cup.

The Parallel Market


ONE of the implications of the budget was that with the influx of funds from the Support Group and other institutions the foreign cur­rency situation would improve considerably and the Bank of Guyana would be better able to deal with the legitimate requests of business­men for raw materials, spare parts and other items.

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Thirty years of Stabroek News: Glimpses of the past

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