Five Guyana soldiers charged with raid on gold mining camps

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lieutenant and four other ranks, who allegedly raided several Guyanese and Brazilian gold mining camps have been brought to the city, charged and detained for a number military offences. “At this time the Guyana Defence Force has sufficient evidence to charge the ranks under military law,” the GDF said in […]

House passes bill to repeal former Guyana Presidents' benefits

By Kwesi Isles Jan 25, 2013 – Courtesy Demerara Waves – The Guyana National Assembly Friday night passed an opposition bill aimed at repealing the Former Presidents Benefits and Other Facilities Act of 2009 without the support of the government. The Former Presidents Benefits and Other Facilities Bill of 2012 was piloted by APNU MP […]

A visitor’s impression of Guyana

Written by Dr PETER FLAHERTY, Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Canada Sunday, 06 January 2013 21:28 ON New Year’s Day, 2010, I shared a first-time visitor’s impression of Guyana with the readers of this newspaper. My comments then were mostly positive, since my very pleasant experiences here had contrasted so sharply with the negative […]

Entrepreneurship to be a part of grade school teaching in Jamaica

Wayne Chen, president of the Jamaica Employers’ Federation (JEF), has welcomed the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) plans to introduce subjects related to entrepreneurship as part of efforts to boost the economies of the region. Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, Chen said it was an initiative for which he had been lobbying for some time. “In […]

Norman Peart's bolt to stardom

Norman Peart – manager for Usain Bolt. Getting to his parents’ farm in Schawfield, Trelawny, still requires travelling the length and breadth of a dirt road, while jolting his deep-rooted senses that responsibility and accountability are life skills that cannot be purchased. Norman Peart, mentor and manager of Usain ‘Lightning’ Bolt, could never have envisioned […]

Jamaican Ski Team

Jamaican Ski Team

When I take my son’s snow boarding this winter I wonder if some day they will be good enough to represent a country in the winter Olympics. Meet 22 year old Errol Kerr a founding member of the Jamaica Ski Team. Born in Brooklyn he holds dual citizenship courtesy of his Jamaican father and American […]

Most Torontonians of Jamaican descent a boon to the city

Most Torontonians of Jamaican descent a boon to the city

Royson James Star Columnist These are the Jamaicans you don’t hear enough about — a high-achieving, prosperous community too often eclipsed by Toronto’s preoccupation with gang violence and street punks. Chances are they’re your boss, doctor, banker, caregiver, teacher, lawyer, plumber, university chancellor or the judge you’ll face in court tomorrow. But you could easily […]

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