Daily Archives: 02/22/2014

Guyana: PPP says Local Gov’t elections not possible by August

PPP says Local Gov’t elections not possible by August

The National Assembly recently passed a Bill for Local Government elections to be held before the start of August this year, but the General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee, said readiness for elections does not have just to do with political parties, but also with the elections commission, GECOM, and when it is ready to administer the elections. The PPP has three Commissioners at GECOM, and they have indicated that an elections by August 1 is too soon.  Continue reading

Justice Patricia Bernard retires from Caribbean Court of Justice

Justice Patricia Bernard retires from Caribbean Court of Justice

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 03:08 AM PST – Capitol News Video

They struggled for words today to describe the remarkable career of a remarkable woman,  Guyana-born Justice Desiree Bernard, but two words enveloped glowing tributes today – excellence and integrity.

With a career spanning decades, she is rightly said to have lived her life in the law, achieving heights no other woman jurist in the Caribbean has – from first female Chief Justice and Chancellor in Guyana and the Caribbean, to the first woman on the Caribbean highest court, the CCJ, something she said she never imagined, not in her wildest dreams.   Continue reading

Cricket: Clive Lloyd wants players to show passion for the sport

Clive Lloyd wants players to show passion for the sport
Published on February 21, 2014
By Michael Bascombe – Caribbean News Now – PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –Legendary former West Indies cricket captain Clive Lloyd wants current players to recommit themselves to the improvement of the game in the region.Considered the most successful test captain of all time, Lloyd said that the players must develop a passion for cricket, and not just the money.

 Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd

“We must have our best players playing in our cricket – all aspects of our cricket,” he said in a recent interview with former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop.

“You can’t just think that you want all the money. Fellars are being paid pretty well but you must have some love for West Indies cricket. And at the moment I’m not seeing how it could move forward. I would like to see more of a skill set.”

Lloyd, who played in 110 tests and 87 one-day internationals for West Indies between 1974 and 1985, said that regional players are being overwhelmed by their opponents in all forms of the game.  Continue reading

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