Daily Archives: 01/18/2013

Cricket: Sarwan is back in the West Indies team – video

Cricket: Sarwan is back in the West Indies team

Capitol News – January 16, 2013 – It has taken him almost 2 years and a court battle, which he won, for Ramnaresh Sarwan to find favour with the West Indies Cricket selectors. Sarwan, who last wore the West Indies maroon colour in Australia in the 2010/11 series, has been named in a West Indies squad, to as fate would have it, down under-in Australia, where the West Indies will travel to, in 10 days time.     Continue reading

Amerindian Peoples’ Association not pleased with High Court ruling

Amerindian Peoples’ Association not pleased with High Court ruling on land ownership

January 17, Capitol News – A high court ruling over of a disputed piece of land in the Amerindian community of Isseneru, in region seven, is seen as a major blow to the Amerindian community but a victory for Miners.

Justice Diana Insanally, today handed down the decision in the case brought against miners Joan and Mark Chang. The judge ruled that the mining operation was there prior to the 2006 Amerindian Act, coming into effect.  Toshao Lewis Lawson said, what was clear today from the ruling, is that the community has no power and rights over their land.    Continue reading

KEN CORSBIE ON CRICKET – video

KEN CORSBIE ON CRICKET

Published on Jan 10, 2013 by Ken Corsbie

Sports offer a wealth of material for the storyteller and comedian  and cricket is no exception. A conversation with legendary commentator Reds Perreira offers an evening of bizarre cricket stories.

For this video I borrowed shamelessly from four of my friends – Ian McDonald, Johnny Agard (he received the prestigious Queen’s Gold Award for his poetry just a couple of weeks ago), Reds Perreira and Dave Martins.

As is obvious in the video, the main showmen for the evening were the incredible long thriving 3-brothers, Bing Serrao and the Ramblers. Bill “Crooner” Newman was emcee and calypsonian.

Fly Jamaica commences flights to US January 25

Fly Jamaica commences flights to US January 25

imageFly Jamaica will also operate between Kingston and Guyana, with Davies noting that air travel between the two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries has always been problematic.

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Friday January 18, 2013 – Fly Jamaica, a new local airline, makes its first commercial flight on January 25, the airline’s chief operating officer Captain Lloyd Tai has said.   The airline, with 80 employees, will operate a single Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Its first flight on January 25 will be to the JFK Airport in New York.    Continue reading

Guyana: 2013 budget will be one with a difference – Ashni Singh

Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh believes the 2013 budget will be one with a difference

Minister Singh says so far, his Ministry has received submissions from both opposition parties ahead of the presentation of the budget which must be presented by March 30.

He says another follow up meeting is expected shortly, where those submissions will be discussed further. Minister Singh says, the budget preparation is an on-going process and he would like to see all parliamentary parties putting the development of the country first.   Continue reading

Government: more money to collect in the sale of Guyana Stores

Guyana Government claims it still has more money to collect in the sale of Guyana Stores

Capitol News- January 16, 2013 – All the proceeds from the sale of Guyana Stores Ltd have not been received by the Government of Guyana after the deal signed over 12 years ago. This is according to Head of the Privatization Unit, Winston Brassington.     Continue reading

Curacao gold heist…Guyanese crewmen scared to return home

Curacao gold heist…Guyanese crewmen scared to return home

January 16, 2013 | By KNews |  Investigators in Curacao are liaising with the US authorities to find out whether 11 gold bars seized by Customs in Puerto Rico were from the much-publicized heist in the Dutch Caribbean Island.

The ‘Gold’ boat ‘Summer Bliss’. Its crewmen are reportedly scared to return to Guyana.

MV Summer Bliss

MV Summer Bliss

A report in the Curacao Chronicle yesterday also indicated that the Guyanese crew of the Summer Bliss, the Guyana-registered vessel aboard which armed gunmen committed a brazen robbery on November 30th, may be reluctant and scared to return home.
According to Norman Serphos, Public Relations Officer of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Curacao, the vessel is still docked in the harbour in Willemstad.

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Barrels of Problems in Barbados – by Hubert Williams

Barrels of Problems  in Barbados

By  Hubert  Williams

Barrels - Bridgetown PortBridgetown, Barbados, Jan 14, 2013 — There is something rotten in the Port of Bridgetown, but the circumstances are of such that it will not be easy for the authorities to unmask all of the perpetrators, because those involved likely operate in groups and most probably guard each other’s backs.

My experiences with the Port have brought me to sharper realization that unless one treads in another’s path, and learns at first hand how he/she has suffered, there is little chance of really comprehending the true scale of his/her experiences.    Continue reading