Daily Archives: 11/27/2013

Fogarty’s sold to American Stores Ltd of Trinidad – source

Fogarty’s sold – Source

Posted By Stabroek News – November 27, 2013

The days of the century-old Fogarty’s Water Street store may be numbered with its reported sale alongside its Norton Street bond to Trinidad-based American Stores Ltd, which has started its regional expansion here.

Efforts yesterday to contact management of the Fogarty’s Store, which is owned by the Laparkan Group of Companies, proved futile as this newspaper was told that the person authorised to speak on behalf of the company was not in office at the time.

However, a source has confirmed that the Water Street store was sold as part of a deal with American Stores Ltd and that Fogarty’s would use the building until the end of 2013 as stipulated in an agreement.
“(the company) will move over to Water Street next year for now we are just focused now on the Regent Street location,” a source close to American Stores Ltd told Stabroek News.  Continue reading

Heavy rains and flooding close schools in Demerara, Guyana

 Heavy rainfall, flooding force closure of govt-run schools in G/town, East Coast, East Bank Dem.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 – by   – Demerara Waves

Heavy rainfall, flooding force closure of govt-run schools in G/town, East Coast, East Bank Dem.

Residents along several coastal area on Wednesday (November 27) ,  woke up to flooded yards, lower flats, streets and even roads due to heavy incessant rainfall.
While several huge pumps have been activated, gravity drainage into the sea and rivers is not expected until around 6 PM Wednesday.      Continue reading

Capitol News – TV NEWS Updates – 26 Nov 2013

Capitol News – TV NEWS Updates – 26 Nov 2013

  • APNU blames the gov’t for not supporting motions of the opposition.
  • Opposition parties tell gov’t to put country first
  • There are no fees to be paid to the Government for adoptions in Guyana
  • USAID project rejected
  • Minister Rohee to hold talks with President over gun crimes
  • Sports
  • Successful business ownership training for youths
  • Corruption also applies to private sector
  • Two died in upper Demerara boat accident
APNU blames the gov’t for not supporting motions of the opposition.Posted: 26 Nov 2013 05:35 AM PST

The PPP/C’s  voting record in the national assembly is clearly why the country is in the state its in over the past 20 months, that’s the view of opposition leader David Granger. Granger said that the government side of the house supports nothing the opposition brings to the national assembly. He spoke of the veterans […]
Opposition parties tell gov’t to put country firstPosted: 26 Nov 2013 05:25 AM PST

While public servants are protesting that imposed 5% salary increase the government is shifting the blame on the opposition for that position. But the union is saying that has been the position for over a decade before this new dispensation in parliament. Today executive member of the APNU Joseph Harmon said the APNU is taking […]
There are no fees to be paid to the Government for adoptions in GuyanaPosted: 26 Nov 2013 05:20 AM PST

The process for adoption in Guyana takes about three to six months and there are no fees to be paid to the Childcare and Protection agency for adoption by persons within Guyana or from outside of Guyana. According to an official from the Agency, some persons wishing to adopt infants from Guyana use attorneys who […]
USAID project rejectedPosted: 26 Nov 2013 05:15 AM PST

GUYANA has pulled out of a US$13.1M (Thirteen point one million US dollars) bilateral agreement meant to advance development in democracy and governance. It was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon at his recent post-Cabinet media briefing said the project proposal presented to […]
Minister Rohee to hold talks with President over gun crimesPosted: 26 Nov 2013 05:09 AM PST

Just 2 days after  a man turned his gun on his wife and himself and exactly 2 weeks after another man killed 4 persons including 2 policemen, Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee who is the person responsible for issuing gun licences has said that he will be looking to review his own process. Rohee […]
SportsPosted: 26 Nov 2013 05:05 AM PST

The GDF set to host their first ever floodlights rugby tourney at the Camp Ayanganna Ground.  GDF are currently on fire having won the past 3 sevens championships for 2013 played to date, defeating UG Wolves and Hornets RFC with Caribs failing to make any of the finals. The first game starts at ten minutes to six […]
Successful business ownership training for youthsPosted: 25 Nov 2013 05:35 AM PST

Youths between the ages of 15-29 are being taught skills that will see them pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and. They will be engaged in a six day intense workshop dubbed Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO). That is put together by the UNDP Caricom and Guyana’s Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport. Dr Hilary […]
Corruption also applies to private sectorPosted: 25 Nov 2013 05:30 AM PST

Head of the National Integrity Action of Jamaica Professor Trevor Munroe wants to see the label of corruption extended to the Private Sector in the Caribbean, Delivering the keynote address at the fundraising dinner of the Transparency Institute of Guyana in Georgetown on Friday Munroe said, too often when we think of corrupt practices we […]
Two died in upper Demerara boat accidentPosted: 25 Nov 2013 05:29 AM PST

Two persons are dead after two boats collided in the Upper Demerara River last evening. Dale Duggin who was the captain of one of the boats, and his passenger Williamson Felix succumbed to their injuries. According to the police all the other passengers were rescued and the other Captain, Telford Lim is in police custody […

Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity

Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity

Published on Nov 20, 2013 –  Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage — and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off a nimble little quadrotor drone, created by a team led by Chad Jenkins, that gives him the ability to navigate space — to once again look around a garden, stroll a campus … (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)  Continue reading

The Nest: Birds rearing their young – video

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英文名 ( English Name): Black-naped Blue Monarch 
學名( Scientific Name): Hypothymis azurea
The Black-naped Blue Monarch is a bird species endemic to Taiwan.

  • Submitted by Clyde Duncan.   Thanks Clyde!

Rihanna gets Icon award from Guyana-born mom at American Music Awards

Rihanna – Diamonds & Icon Award (American Music Awards 2013)

Rihanna gets Icon award from Guyana-born mom  Continue reading