Daily Archives: September 4, 2013

Capitol News TV News Videos – 03 September 2013

Capitol News TV News Videos – 03 September 2013

  • Ruling PPP maintains that the four local Gov’t Bills passed are unconstitutional
  • Family mourns the death of a 14-year-old boy killed by a stray Bullet
  • Social activist calls on AG to release the Local Government Bills
  • Former GT&T Employees express concern over outstanding pension gratuity and benefits.
  • Suriname Airways moves to accommodate more passengers.
  • Rugby players ramp up training for upcoming season.:

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Ruling PPP maintains that the four local Gov’t Bills passed are unconstitutionalPosted: 03 Sep 2013 03:47 PM PDT

Newly appointed General secretary of the Ruling PPP has made it clear that the man he took over from as General Secretary, that is President Donald Ramotar, will not be bullied into signing Bills passed by the Parliament and if that is not good enough for the opposition  then they can take it to the […]  Continue reading

Memories: The start of World War II – by Vibert Lampkin

Memories: The start of World War II – by Vibert Lampkin

Recently, I watched ‘The Last Prize’ which was a biography of the final years of Winston Churchill  [Wikipedia link] in office as Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War 11 and of course tomorrow is the 74th anniversary of the start of the Second World War.

I remember that day well – Sunday September 3, 1939. I was six years old and was sailing down from Mackenzie (the Town that bauxite built as it was called), 65 miles up the Demerara River to Georgetown to start school at St. Winifred’s Roman School in Newtown, Kitty, the next day. Since Guyana has no summer and no winter, only sun and rain, our ‘summer’ holiday from school was the month of August, the hottest month of the year. And traditionally as the first born, the eldest grandchild and the eldest nephew, I got to spend my holiday at the place I liked best – Mackenzie, mainly for the trip up river which – although only 65 miles – took all day on the river steamer, R.H. CARR. Continue reading

Suriname Airways eyes GEO-NYC route

Suriname Airways eyes GT/NY route

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Suriname Airways

Suriname Airways

Suriname Airways Guyana Station Manager, Rudi Westerborg yesterday confirmed that the airline is currently eyeing the Georgetown/ New York route. Suriname Airways currently operates the Georgetown/Miami route which flies out twice per week.

Westerborg yesterday explained to Kaieteur News that company officials are hoping to begin operations between the two destinations in November of this year. He said that Suriname Airways recently acquired another aircraft, thus bringing space to travel to other destinations.   Continue reading

Miss World Guyana gets New York award

Miss World Guyana gets New York award

Miss World Guyana Ruqayyah Boyer was presented with the award by NYC Councilman Ruben Wills

Miss World Guyana Ruqayyah Boyer was presented with the award by NYC Councilman Ruben Wills

Miss World Guyana Ruqayyah Boyer has received a Citation Award from the City of New York for her work to combat domestic violence and bullying through the Caribbean American Domestic Violence Association.

She was presented with the award by Councilman Ruben Wills at a recent fundraising event in her honour in New York.

Wills commended Boyer for taking an international stand against both issues particularly highlighting how bullying was often a precursor to domestic violence.     Continue reading

Cricket: Basil Fitzherbert Butcher turns 80

   Basil Fitzherbert Butcher turns 80

By Dmitri Allicock

Basil Butcher
Happy 80th birthday to Basil Fitzherbert Butcher! Born September 3, 1933, Port MourantBritish Guiana now Guyana is a former West Indian cricketer who played in 44 Tests from 1958 to 1969. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1970.

Basil Butcher was a wristy batsman and was a consistent number 4 and 5 in the West Indies side. He made an immediate impact on the international scene with 64 not out on debut against India in 1958-59 and finishing with 486 runs at 69.42. He struggled until the 1963 tour of England, where he rediscovered his form by making 383 runs which included an innings of 133 from a team total of just 229, helping the West Indies to a draw at Lord’s.   [ read more]

Cricket: Belated Happy Birthday To Clive Hubert Lloyd

 Belated Happy Birthday To Clive Hubert Lloyd

By Dmitri Allicock

Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd

Born August 31, 1944, Queenstown, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana now Guyana, was a former Guyana and West Indies cricketer.

In 1971 he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year. He captained the West Indies between 1974 and 1985 and oversaw their rise to become the dominant Test-playing nation, a position that was only relinquished in the latter half of the 1990s.

He is one of the most successful Test captains of all time with a record of 74 test captaincy and 36 wins.   Read More »