“It’s like a dream come true”

Seventeen-year-old Andrew Murray Jr. has not descended from the clouds ever since he received news of his selection by John Barnes and the Digicel Kick-start Clinic to train for a week at Sunderland’s Academy of Lights in England.

Castrol Under-15 Inter County Tournament

Demerara, led by a polished unbeaten half-century from captain Kwame Crosse and a five-wicket haul including a helmet trick from right-arm, leg-spinner Amir Khan, trounced Essequibo by 120 runs in the first round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Castrol-sponsored Under-15 Inter County limited overs cricket competition at the National Stadium at Providence,yesterday.


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of office bearers for the Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (GAWA) will now be held on March 1 at Olympic House, Peter Rose and Church Streets, Queenstown and not today as was reported in yesterday’s newspaper.

Olympic Box-offs saga

The boxers accused of withdrawing from the squad preparing for next month’s Olympic Box-off in Trinidad, Clive Atwell and Hendrick Pelswijk, have said that their refusal to attend training sessions had to do with a decision that they must pay their own way to Trinidad.

No chief coach at the AAG

The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has not yet elected a new chief coach and it has not yet found a suitably qualified replacement for former chief coach Elton Smith.

PC Relays, 6th Form Schools C/ships

The rainy weather in Guyana has not only affected the preparation of athletes but it has also caused some major competitions to be postponed.

Alfred to head umpires council

Colin Alfred defeated past president Davteerth Anandjit to win the presidency of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council (GCUC) when that body held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of office bearers recently at the Guyana National News-papers Limited (GNNL) Sports Club, Lama Avenue.

National TT c/ships

Michelle John turned back a determined challenge from Trenace Lowe to capture the women’s singles title as the national table tennis championships sponsored by the National Sports Commission continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Power lifters AGM set for March 1

Reports from the president and the treasurer, along with plans for Guyana’s participation at the upcoming Pan American Bench Press competition in Manaus, Brazil, are all on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Guyana Amateur Power Lifting Federation (GAPLF) on Saturday, March 1.

GSSBA second round complete

Cummings Lodge Secondary School wrapped up two victories last weekend to become the only team to finish the inaugural Guyana Secondary Schools Basketball Association’s (GSSBA) regular season with an outstanding 15-0 record.

GAWA AGM on tomorrow

The Guyana Amateur Weight-lifting Association (GAWA) will hold its annual general meeting today at Olympic House, Peter Rose and Church Streets, Queenstown.



Cities or Slums?

In 1961, the scholar Lewis Mumford wondered whether the modern city would disappear, or ‘the whole planet turn into a vast urban hive?

Trinidad defeats J’ca by nine wickets in Stanford twenty20 final

Compliments of GT&T, Caribbean Airlines, Bissan’s Trading Limited and Trophy Stall It was second time lucky for Trinidad and Tobago when they defeated Jamaica by nine wickets in the final of the 2008 Stanford Twenty20 cricket competition at the Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua, Sunday night.

Sweet Point footballers to tackle former nationals

A team representing the Sweet Point Snackette on Orange Walk will this afternoon throw down the gauntlet to a team comprising former national players in a one-off match for the Ken Gibbs trophy.

Golden Jaguars, Cuba play to goalless draw

Guyana’s Golden Jaguars held Cuba, the Caribbean’s top football team to a respectable 0-0 draw yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground, following a 2-1 win over the Cubans in Linden last Friday which proved that the victory was no fluke.

France/Moore capture mixed doubles title

Colin France and Vida Moore captured the mixed doubles title when they defeated Godfrey Munroe/Jody Ann Blake in the final as the national table tennis championships continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports hall on Friday.

Ali scores emphatic win over Rodrigues

Nicholas Ali defeated Avian Rodrigues in straight sets to claim the under-15 title as the Guyana Badminton Assoc-iation’s (GBA) Mash-ramani singles tournament climaxed on Friday at the Queen’s College courts.

Golden Jaguars upset Cuba 2-1

Anthony `Awo’ Abrams and Konata Manning netted one goal each to lead the Golden Jaguars to a brilliant come-from-behind victory against Cuba, the Caribbean’s number-one ranked football team on Friday night in the first of the five international friendly matches sponsored by Digicel at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden.

Guyana, Cuba clash in eagerly-awaited friendlies

Marketing manager of Digicel Donovan White told media representatives yesterday that the match against Cuba this weekend was the first of five friendly international games to be played by the Guyana national team as part of its preparation for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.