The third phase of public ticketing for the upcoming ICC CWC 2007 championships got underway at the local Ticketing Centre in Georgetown yesterday with small crowds throughout the day, a feature which had not been seen since the centre opened in May last year.
Amid signs that the government is unhappy with a proposed deal and is trying to attract Russian investors to take over, IAMGOLD yesterday said it wants an “amicable” resolution to the sale of the Linden bauxite operations and argued that it will incur a loss of over US$30M on conclusion of the transaction.
A Banks DIH executive was recently named a fellow at an England-based engineers’ society while three other employees were appointed to senior positions.
An elderly woman died and a pedal cyclist remains hospitalised two days after they were involved in an accident with a motorcar driven by a Berbice talk show host.
Complaints about the dust resulting from corrective work ongoing at the median on the East Bank Demerara four-lane highway in the vicinity of Republic Park has led to the use of water to keep the dust level down.
Wildlife traders at a meeting on Wednesday agreed to seek compensation and an audience with President Bharrat Jagdeo in a bid to mitigate the effects of a ban on wild caught birds by the European Union (EU).
The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has written to President Bharrat Jagdeo requesting that he mandate that the provisions of the Appropriation Act be used to pump up the salaries of public sector workers.
A “disgrace” said one; “unsuitable,” asserted another, and “questionable,” insisted a third. Those were some of the words used by Guyanese of different ethnic backgrounds in New York City to describe the decision by their country’s leader, President Bharrat Jagdeo, to make the former New York City Police Commissioner, Bernard Kerik his country’s new security czar.
Caricom Secretary-General Edwin Carrington said it is with deep regret that he learnt of the passing of veteran journalist Cecil Griffith, AA.
A 26-year-old Sophia man who was allegedly found at Wisroc, Linden with a quantity of ganja by members of the Police Narcotics Branch was remanded to prison by Acting Chief Magistrate Cecil Sullivan.
The Guyana Revenue Author-ity (GRA) said Project Design and Construction Company was the first of five companies or individuals to submit VAT tax returns yesterday.
In an increasingly competitive world, the demand for learning is growing exponentially. In the globalized marketplace, where developing countries are hard- pressed to compete with richer, more technologically advanced nations, those that have been able to gain a competitive foothold are those that have invested in their most valuable resource, their human capital.
The Richard Ishmael student who is accused of stabbing a 34-year-old woman to death in the school compound in December 2005 will soon known her fate.
The woman who allegedly stole the newborn baby of a 13-year-old girl last December was yesterday released on $100,000 bail by Magistrate Oneidge Waldron-Allicock.
A 26-year-old miner was yesterday sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.
A minibus driver was fined and his licence suspended when he appeared before Magistrate Fazil Azeez yesterday after his speeding vehicle plunged into a rice field at Harlem, West Coast Demerara on January 12 after the right rear wheel came off.
Introduction It was the year of the Bandung Conference in Africa. For Africa it was also the year when, a decade after the dismantling of the British Raj on the sub-continent of India, it would have concrete evidence that the process of decolonization was truly on its way with the independence of Ghana.
Guyana attained their first outright win of the 2007 Carib Beer Series cricket competition when they defeated the Leeward Is-lands by three wickets in the fourth round encounter at the Albion Community Development Centre ground yesterday.
ONCE again, the final hurdle proved too intimidating and the West Indies took another terrible tumble with the winning post in the far distance here yesterday.
Dear Editor, It is rather interesting that we have not heard from either the government or the Ethnic Relations Commission on an important issue contained in the CWC 2007 Brochure.
Dear Editor, In response to the comments/explanation offered by the clerks of the markets and reported in SN 28/01/07, regarding the “removal time” for vendors at the Stabroek Market, I would like to say that the explanation given is both contradictory and inconsistent.
Dear Editor, The organizations listed below have developed this statement on VAT over the past three weeks.
Dear Editor, Then Prime Minister of Guyana, Mr LFS Burnham, appointed Pt. Gowkarran Sharma to his cabinet.
Dear Editor, There are so many topics that should have compelled me to write over the past months, that have either saddened the soul, vexed the spirit or gladdened the heart.
Dear Editor, Not too long ago I attended my child’s school PTA meeting and listened carefully as two hostile parents declared that teachers at the school should not listen to the Ministry but they should “bust in my child’s tail”, in the words of one.
Dear Editor, Over the past two years, the Rupununi Region, especially Lethem (the commercial and admimistrative hub), has slowly been undergoing a social and economic transformation, aimed at developing Lethem into one of Guyana’s major border towns.
It has only been two weeks since the formation of a new track and field club here and already the potential of the club has influenced overseas-based coach Clifford Wong in playing an active part in the club’s development.
The founder and technical director of the Kokoro Ki Karada (KKK) mind-spirit-body International Organiz-ation of Martial Arts and Massotherapy, Dr.
Players on the ‘Golden Jaguars’ team treated young footballers in Linden with motivational talks last Sunday at a forum organised by the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) at the McKenzie Sports Club ground.
The Guyana Amateur Basket-ball Federation (GABF) will begin a systematic attempt to correct some of the problems facing the sport as early as next weekend when the federation hosts its inter-association basketball championships.
Guyanese-born Eon D’Ornellas who now resides in Canada said he had great moments in cycling, but his best was winning the Canadian national championship back-to-back.
Dear Editor, In my letter on GINA’s attack on Rickey Singh, I stated that Rickey is the only person to receive an honorary doctorate from UWI for contributions to journalism.
Because of the misreading of the handwriting the letter in yesterday’s paper captioned “Two papers sell well at Moruka” was stated as written by Dennis Lord.
Issues such as the Value Added Tax (VAT) and the Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007 are deliberately being used by the current administration to overshadow the “issue of a parliamentary seat for the JFAP (Justice For All Party),” the party has said.
Over 90 patients were attended to during the medical outreach the Rotary Club of Demerara conducted on Sunday at Hubu Village, East Bank Essequibo.
Holders of the Guymine bonds have accepted the government’s payment offer of 90% on the US$21M and four million euros bonds and an agreement to this effect will be signed within two weeks.
Instead of falling asleep during long-winded debates parliamentarians can now surf the internet as wireless internet connectivity (WiFi) has been installed in the Parliamentary Chamber and in the MPs’ Lounge.
Bandits, posing as customers, robbed an East Bank Demerara laboratory of some $700,000 yesterday morning.
Gunmen robbed a Bryden and Fernandes Company delivery van yesterday of over $1 million, during which time they ordered the workers to hand over the money or face death.
While some businesses are on track with filing their Value Added Tax (VAT) returns, which the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) will begin accepting from today, others are still unsure about what needs to be done and will have to hire staff to complete this task.
Corrective work being done on sections of the East Bank Demerara four-lane highway is causing residents some discomfort as the dust keeps blowing into homes there.
The Government of Guyana and the Inter-American Deve-lopment Bank (IDB) yesterday signed an agreement for the US$22M Citizens’ Security Programme which aims to build capacity in the Guyana Police Force and the Ministry of Home Affairs and to enhance community policing in Regions Four and Six.
Dear Editor, “Be Simple, Be a Sample, Be an Example”. Those are the words of Shri Prakash Gossai Ji, a personality of wisdom and understanding, a champion of selfless service.
Dear Editor, The media reported that the combined religious groups comprising of 97% of the Guyana population are unanimous and unequivocal in their opposition to the Casino Bill.
Dear Editor, I am aware that a lot of improvement works are taking place especially in region four for the upcoming World Cup Series.
Three gun-toting bandits on Tuesday evening robbed a Bee Hive woman of over $15,000 in cash and jewellery while she was having a bath in her yard.
Minister of Tourism Manniram Prashad says government is working with Berbicians to promote Region Six as a tourist destination.
Recent changes in the schedule of the MV Malali, which plies the Adventure to Parika route in the Essequibo have not gone down well with commuters, though officials say the changes are absolutely necessary.
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Clarissa Riehl says that she will not be intimidated by persons who felt dissatisfied by her ruling on the Berbice Bridge motion debate in Parliament two weeks ago.