Passengers who used the Rosignol to New Amsterdam (NA) ferry service at around 5:30 am yesterday complained that they were delayed for some time after the MV Torani drifted away from the stelling.
The relatives of Yonette Mc Donald, who was involved in an accident on Friday night that took the lives of her reputed husband and another man, fear that she too may succumb as she is still unconscious and hooked up to a life-support machine in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital.
Vendors outside the Stabroek Market who have been given marching orders yesterday took their case to court and the controversy also graced the chambers of Parliament and City Hall where there was confusion over how the decision was made.
The six Republic Bank employees, allegedly implicated in an $8 million ABM theft, were yesterday released on $20,000 bail each.
Rice farmers operating within that Paradise/Evergreen Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) owe over $50 million in arrears for rates and taxes.
Help & Shelter will soon commence a 12-month project to increase awareness of domestic violence and child abuse at “identified” health centres, following the approval of funding from the Canadian High Commission’s Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, a release said.
This is the question which cricket fans in Guyana and elsewhere in the Caribbean are asking as the region prepares to host, for the first time ever, the world’s premier limited-over cricket competition.
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In his lecture as the recipient of the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Econo-mic Science, Douglass North (1994, p.
The First Issues Collectors Club (2006) website lists British Guiana as the nineteenth country in the world to begin issuing its own postage stamps, just ten years after Great Britain issued the world’s first adhesive postage stamp in May 1840.
The introduction of the Caribbean Secondary Schools (CSEC) examination in Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean has brought with it accompanying innovations in the education system including the School Based Assessment (SBA) and profile-based reporting on the performance of candidates in the various subject areas.
In approximately two months time the Caribbean and the wider world will know whether or not we have demonstrated a capacity to host a global event – to “world class standards” – so to speak.
In a sense the origin of the Rio Group can be located in the crisis which Central America faced in the 1980s.
The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2007 (CWC 2007) is now well and truly upon us.
Chainsaw logging in Guyana – in the commercial sense that is – is considered to have had its origins in the depressed bauxite communities during the early 1980s when the demise of mining left hundreds of people jobless (circa 1980-83).
If the business sector can take advantage of the economic opportunities that Cricket World Cup 2007 (CWC 2007) is likely to bring to Guyana the longer term benefits could be worth billions of dollars.
Egbert Martin, who published under the pen name ‘Leo,’ (1) was the most accomplished and prolific of Guyanese writers in the nineteenth-century, highly praised by his contemporaries.
Clem Seecharan left his home village in Berbice, Guyana with a yearning to understand his country and his people.
Dear Editor, I note the flimsy and inadequate response by the Ministry of Housing and Water to the water utility fiasco appearing in Stabroek News on 17th February 2007.
M&M Snackette and Fast Food has announced its sponsorship of the Third Class Cricket Association’s under-19 cricket team playing in the Georgetown Cricket Association’s competition now underway.
The Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) defeated Lusignan by a whopping 201 runs in the second semi-final of the Guyflag-sponsored, three-day, first-division cricket competition at the Lusignan Community Centre ground yesterday.
Ascension Community High School defeated Dolphin Secondary School by six wickets in the second semi-final of the Georgetown Zone of the Secondary Schools’ cricket competition at the Demerara Cricket Club ground yesterday.
The National Inter-Secondary Schools Mashramani Fustal tournament scheduled to start today will now start on Tuesday.
Collie Hercules with eight goals to his name is currently the leading goal scorer in the Guyana Football Federation’s Guyflag-sponsored senior inter-association football tournament.
Nets Basketball Club reached their first nationwide first division semi-final Sunday night at the McKenzie basketball court when the Next Level Entertainment (NLE) tournament continued in the mining town with a double-header.
North Georgetown track and field champions, St. John’s College copped three medals at the annual Barbados Relay Fair held in the land of the flying fish on February 10.
Dear Editor, Ms. Miranda La Rose deserves both recognition and reward for her credible and consistent coverage of the projects associated with Cricket World Cup 2007 in Guyana.
Bakewell Topp XX and Victoria Kings have secured the two remaining semi-final places in the Annual Mayor’s Cup Football Tournament following victories over Alpha United and Western Tigers respectively.
Dear Editor, It was recently reported that an individual by the name of Clairmont Lye has returned his national award, the Cacique Crown of Honour (CCH), to the Office of the President, citing what he described as governmental excesses over the years, with the pulling of advertisements from the Stabroek News, being ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’.
Rupie Shewjattan plans to electrify the South Dakota Circuit on Sunday with his new electronic boost controller that was added to the engine of his 1300cc Toyota Starlet car for the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) national championship series.
Dear Editor, In his response to my letter challenging the ethnic distinction in the CWC brochure Devanand Bhagwan confesses that the only distinct African expression he ever experienced in relation to Guyana is the Christmas masquerade “long lady”, seeing some women dancing African style, and postscripts that with the assertion that quote, “African drumming is also becoming more noticeable”.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony yesterday urged the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) to expand table tennis to all the regions.
Dear Editor, I have just read a slew of letters and thought it would be a good thing to respond to those by Mr.
Local Organizing Committee (LOC) marketing manager Richard Hanniff said yesterday that the handing over of the Providence Stadium was not a single event but was actually a work in progress.
Dear Editor, I would like to refer to Kean Gibson’s letter captioned “Not surprised at the Pandit’s appointment” (KN 07.02.01).
Veteran cricket commentator Joseph “Reds Perreira” is appealing to the Government of Guyana to consider an adjustment to the name of Guyana’s first ever national stadium.
Dear Editor, The Government of Guyana should end the Stabroek News controversy, and it should do it sooner, rather than later.
The Iwokrama International Centre had its origins in an offer made in 1989 by then President Desmond Hoyte at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malaysia to donate nearly one million acres of forest in central Guyana to show how tropical forests can be conserved and sustainably used for ecological, social and economic benefits to local, national and international communities.
Dear Editor, I am writing to bring to the attention of the M&CC or the NDC [I don’t know who is responsible] the deplorable condition of Sixth Street Cummings Lodge.
Dear Editor, With World Cup Cricket around the corner I cannot help but wonder if this event would elevate or embarrass Guyana.
c The Consulate General of Guyana in Toronto and several community organisations have launched a Hospital Bed programme through which they plan to ship beds and other items to Guyana to benefit the health sector.
Alliance for Change (AFC) Member of Parliament Raphael Trotman has taken aim at President Bharrat Jagdeo’s refusal to assent to a number of bills already passed in the National Assembly, describing it as the most preposterous legal situation to have faced the country.
A stormy marriage ended in disaster last evening when a man punched a hole in a cooking gas bottle and set himself alight at Sixth Street, Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown.
A Bartica gold miner was on Sunday morning brutally chopped to death after a row over a woman turned violent in the Papa Road, Arimu Backdam, Cuyuni River.
A 40-year-old father of three lost his life on Sunday evening when the car he was driving became involved in a collision with another car on Mandela Avenue, at the junction of the bridge leading to South Ruimveldt.
National Hardware yesterday opened its estimated $1 billion super centre at Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, offering spacious specialty departments to shoppers.
Dear Editor, Criticisms have and are being levelled at the proposed Health Facilities Licensing Bill and in a democratic society such as ours, this is all to the good, because we are sure that the more discussion that takes place, the more the proposed provisions of the bill will be ventilated and understood and that constructive criticisms will be taken on board to make it better and more acceptable to all.
Dear Editor, As far as I know, based on the letter from the Permanent Secretary of the Office of the President, Mr.
The Forbes Burnham Foundation is hosting an anniversary lecture today at 5 pm at City Hall in honour of the 84th birth anniversary of former president L.F.S.
The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday announced the launch of a Ministerial Advisory Group on Diversification made up of 17 public and private sector officials who have been appointed to provide creative input with regard to Guyana’s agricultural diversification drive.