Daily Archives: April 21, 2012

West Indies Roach, Darren Bravo in Top 20 of Test rankings

West Indies Roach, Darren Bravo move into top 20 of Test rankings
Published on April 21, 2012 Caribbean News Now
ROSEAU, Dominica — West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach and left-handed batsman Darren Bravo are both delighted following significant moves up the International Cricket Council’s Test match rankings.
The two 23-year-olds, who are expected to form part of the future of West Indies cricket, have broken into the top 20 in bowling and batting, according to the official rankings released on Friday by the ICC after the drawn second Digicel Test at Queen’s Park Oval.     Continue reading

Henry Greene “Retires” … finally!

Henry Greene retires

 Stabroek editor On April 20, 2012 |  Comments

Embattled Police Commissioner Henry Greene yesterday offered to retire and it has been accepted by President Donald Ramotar, a statement released by GINA said this evening.  The text of the GINA statement  is as follows:

Retirement of Police Commissioner

By letter dated April 19, 2012, addressed to Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon, Mr. Henry Green(e), DSM, has offered to retire as the Commissioner of Police of Guyana.

His Excellency Donald Ramotar, President of the Republic of Guyana has accepted his offer with immediate effect.  Continue reading

Andre Rieu – playing Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”

Andre Rieu, renowned Dutch violinist, conductor and composer, and his orchestra did a tribute to Frank Sinatra with My Way on his Stradivarius violin at Radio City Music Hall – New York.

We hope that you enjoy this lovely and moving piece of music.

 

APNU calls on gov’t to implement relief measures in Linden

APNU calls on gov’t to implement relief measures before raising Linden tariffs

Stabroek editor On April 20, 2012 | Comments

Amid strong criticism of it over an apparent budget deal with the government, APNU today issued a statement calling on the government to implement a series of relief measures for the mining town of Linden before raising electricity tariffs.

Residents of Linden have been adamantly opposed to the tariff increases and staged a shutdown of the town on Wednesday in protest. That very day an APNU delegation met with President Donald Ramotar and a government team at the Office of the President and reached a series of agreements including raising the old age pension to $10,000 per month but there appeared to be no firm agreement to defer the proposed hike in tariffs from July. The government said in this year’s budget that it will be gradually reducing the power subsidy to Linden.          Continue reading