August, 2006

Guyanese urged to accept the elections peacefully

Guyanese have been urged to peacefully accept the outcome of the August 28 poll which has seen the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) being returned to office for a fourth consecutive term and avoid the violence which dogged the past three polls.

Che Guevara documentary for Havana release

Argentinean-born revolutionary, Ernesto Che Guevara, is set to be brought to life early next month in a new film titled, ‘San Ernesto de la Higuera’. It will be released September 8 in Havana to mark the 39th death anniversary of his death.

T&T prisoners riot

Prisoners at the Golden Grove Remand Prison in Arouca, Trinidad yesterday burnt newspapers and smashed light bulbs in protest of apparent crowded cells and brutality by prison officers.

Guyana Election: PPP/C Victory

The Peoples Progressive Party/Civic has emerged as the unofficial winners of the August 28th Guyana election. With ballots from 1,900 polling places counted as of last night, the incumbent party seemed set for another five years.

Wave watch

Two tropical waves in the eastern Atlantic are being monitored for development as long range models suggest that three or four storms could form in the next 14 days.

US$45 million oil well contract for Trinidad

The Texas-based Rowan Companies has announced a US$45 million contract to drill four offshore oil wells in Trinidad and Tobago. The Rowan Gorilla III will soon relocate to Trinidad to begin a one-year term contract.

She’s 86 and collecting bodybuilding prizes

“I don’t understand all the fuss … I’m a retired nurse, so health has always been important to me … I just do what I can to stay healthy,” said second generation Barbadian, Morjorie Newlin, who has inspired the world with her body building feats the last 14 years.

New tropical threat as Ernesto exits the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Ernesto, now re-gathering strength after getting the short end of the stick over Cuba is targeting the Florida Keys. As Ernesto clears the Caribbean another strong tropical wave in mid-Atlantic is this morning showing signs of becoming better organised.

Guyanese-Born “Garvey” Unsure Of Exoneration

NEW YORK, August 29, 2006 – In Caribbean and African circles he’s known as ‘Marcus Mosiah Garvey.’ Now Guyanese actor Ron Bobb-Semple, who continues to keep Garvey alive, says while he welcomes the Jamaican prime minister’s push to exonerate the black rights leader from mail fraud, he feels the effort should be expanded.