Guyana news, breaking updates and in depth reports covering crime, politics, education, health and the environment for Georgetown, other towns and rural areas.

NAACIE welcomes Linden bauxite deal

The National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) has congratulated the government and BOSAI on the deal for the bauxite company at Linden as the continuation of operations is important to the country.

EPA coordinates tree labelling exercise

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently coordinated a tree labelling exercise for ten different types of trees along some popular city streets and is encouraging businesses to sponsor such exercises.

IRO television station AGM set

The steering committee of the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) said its inaugural annual general meeting (AGM) for the establishment of its television station will be held on March 7.

`Troubleshooting’ session convened for magistrates

Chief Justice Carl Singh on Saturday convened what he termed ‘a troubleshooting exercise’ where magistrates were given the chance to thrash out matters affecting the proper functioning of the Magistrate’s courts.

Man collapses during chowtal singing

A 61-year-old man on Saturday night collapsed while singing chowtals at a religious function and was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Nationwide First Division B/ball Tournament

It was deja vu for Courts Pacesetters Basketball Club at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall Friday night after reaching its second consecutive nationwide first division basketball semi-final in the 2nd annual Next Level Entertain-ment (NLE) tournament.

Executive presidency

In a Stabroek News editorial of Thursday, January 18, captioned ‘The president and the party,’ it was said that the conflict between Mr Burnham’s constitution and Dr Jagan’s party was “well on the way.” Since that was written, the divergence of approach between government and senior members of the PPP on one issue at least – the matter of withdrawing advertisements from this newspaper – has gone into the public domain.

Republic Bank U-15 Limited Over Cricket Competition

Albion Sports Club paced by a brilliant 93 from Harrinarine Chattergoon easily defeated Diamond Sports Club by 46 runs to win the Republic Bank under-15 limited overs competition at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground Bourda yesterday.

National Inter-Club Relays

Defending national inter-club track and field relay champions, Royal Youth Movement (RYM) athletic club will seek a repeat of last year’s dominant performance at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary today.

Health

What is diabetes? Diabetes means your blood glucose (often called blood sugar) is too high.

Will the PPP react to this public reprimand to Mrs Jagan?

Dear Editor, The Jagdeo Juggernaut is on a post election roll. After attacking the private sector repeatedly over VAT, then the churches over the Casino Bill (through Minister Rohee), the government has now moved to the press.

‘King’ Andrew in new machine

The Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club will hold the first stage of the 2007 National Championship Series next Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit.

GDF inter-unit boxing

Private Craig of 241 Coy copped the best boxer title when the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Inter-Unit Novices Boxing Champion-ship climaxed on Friday night at the GDF Base Camp Ayanganna.

Black Hawks lead in high talent Marshal Arts’ tournament

The Black Hawk Martial Arts Management Network has a significant lead according to unconfirmed result after the first day in the Harpy Eagles Marshal Arts Academy’s anniversary two-day competition at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Pet Corner

We have belaboured this worm issue for several weeks. We analysed all the aspects of intestinal worm burden, prevention and cure.

Arts On Sunday

Mashramani, like other kindred national festivals such as Barbados’ Crop Over and the Jamaica Festival, was created to cement and celebrate nationhood through an exhibition of the carnivalesque, to bring the populace together in a spirit of cooperation and oneness as well as to showcase to itself and the world, a definition of the nation’s cultural character and traditions.

Blue Power and Firestorm

IntroductionOn Wednesday George-town experienced something of a revolution as the marketing machinery of Digicel and GT&T kicked into high gear.

The View From Europe

Setting deadlines makes sense. It is good practice. It sharpens the mind, providing a target against which delivery can be measured.

Guyana and the wider world

This week’s column resumes the discussion of employment in the forestry sector against the fourth cause singled out by Guyana’s Poverty Reduc-tion Strategy Programme (PRSP) as responsible for persistent poverty: “deterioration in the quantum and quality of social services” (PRSP 2001, p.

Chess

A local chess player, passionate about, and dedicated to popularizing the ancient game in Guyana, has imported and donated ten analogue chess clocks towards the development of the sport.

A Gardener’s Diary

I am always receiving new plants during the year, many of which can’t thrive in this climate.

Consumer Concerns

The Guyana Power and Light Inc has been warned that unless it reduces its line losses the Inter-American Development Bank will discontinue its support.

Obituary

Gavin Bonston Kennard, CCH, CBE, former Minister of Agriculture and High Commissioner to Canada, died on February 12, aged 86.

Children show how it should be done

If the children’s Mashramani float parade is an indication of what to expect on February 23 then the country is in for a big celebration.

Substantial work still to be completed on Casique

With substantial work still to be completed on the multi-million dollar Casique hotel, it looks unlikely that it would be ready to accommodate the teams, officials, media and sponsors (TOMS) for the upcoming Cricket World Cup matches to be played in Guyana.

Motorcycle, wheelchair accident

Three families are in chaos following an accident on Friday night, which took the lives of two persons and has left another is critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Hospital.

Hiccups surface at Stadium as Young Warriors beat GCC

Yesterday’s Twenty20 cricket match at the National Stadium at Providence arranged to test the pitch, outfield and the rest of the facility took a back seat to the observation of the operation of the facility.

Cop jailed for perjury

Magistrate Hazel Octive-Hamilton at the Wales Magistrate’s Court on Thursday remanded a policeman to prison for perjury.

Maintenance

The feverish attempts to get everything in order for Cricket World Cup are evidence of a significant flaw in successive governments running this country: the lack of attention paid to maintaining things.

Six juveniles deny robbing woman at gunpoint of cell phone, food

Six juveniles accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint of her cell phone and boxes of food several days ago, appeared yesterday in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and were each released on $10,000 bail by Acting Chief Magistrate Cecil Sullivan.