Breaking news coverage, crime, politics, education, health and medical, and the environment for Georgetown, other towns and rural areas of Guyana.

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.

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.

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.

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.