Daily Archives: 02/23/2011

Guyana observes 41st Republic anniversary

Golden Arrowhead hoisted- as Guyana observes 41st Republic anniversary

Georgetown, GINA, February 23, 2011

Guyana’s symbol of nationhood, the Golden Arrowhead, was this morning hoisted in the forecourt of Parliament Buildings in the presence of the Commander-in-Chief, President Bharrat Jagdeo and the military top brass to celebrate Guyana’s 41st Republic anniversary.

Flag Ensign Midshipman Rawl Williams, assisted by Lance Corporal Kevon Tappin raised the flag to the ceremonial 21-gun salute as members of the Cabinet, the Diplomatic Corps and the public observed the sombre tradition.

President Bharrat Jagdeo surrounded by the Military’s top brass taking the Presidential Salute in the forecourt of Parliament Buildings in honour of the Guyana’s 41st Republic Anniversary

Preceding the flag raising was the arrival of Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds, given the general salute, followed by the President’s arrival, the Presidential salute and the inspection of the Guard of Honour.  Continue reading

Countrywide Flooding in Guyana – UPDATES


This entry was first started in February 2011 when the heavy raines started the flooding across the country.  The rains abated but now they are back and the flooding continues.

Please note that the March 2011 updates carried here are copies of the articles in the Blog where a separate  blog website entry was created for the flood reports for March 2011 at this link :  https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/guyana-floods-march-2011-updates/


March 24, 2011 – Bare Roots flooded for past five weeks :  http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/24/bare-roots-flooded-for-past-five-weeks/

March 22, 2011 – poor sea defences lead to overtopping at Herstelling and Providence  (East Bank Demerara).  http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/22/poor-sea-defences-lead-to-overtopping-at-herstelling-providence/

March 20, 2011 – Spring tides affect Bartica’s power station :http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4074

March 20, 2011 – Authorities again releasing water from EDWC as water rises: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/20/authorities-again-releasing-waters-from-edwc/

March 20, 2011 – Rain, damaged koker flood Wismar, Albouystown : http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/20/rain-damaged-koker-flood-wismar-albouystown/

March 19, 2011 – Mahaica- Mahaicony farmers appeal for more help : http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4069

March 19, 2011 – East Demerara Conservancy rising “dangerously”…  http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4067

March 19, 2011 – Editorial: “The Rains and the Floods” Kaieteur News. http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/19/the-rains-and-the-floods/

March 19, 2011 – Rice, sugar harvesting resume as weather holds:  http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/19/rice-sugar-harvesting-resume-as-weather-holds/

March 19, 2011 – West Demerara suffered tremendously from rainfall: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/19/west-coast-demerara-suffered-tremendously-from-rainfall/

March 18, 2011 – Editorial: “Water Woes” – Kaieteur News : http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/18/water-woes/

March 17, 2011 – Floods:  1200 acres of rice lost :  http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/17/1200-acres-rice-lost/

March 16, 2011 – Conservancy stops releasing water in the Mahaica creek: http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4044

March 16, 2011 – Weather cripples sugar industry: http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4042

March 16, 2011 –  Conservancy level rises  http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/16/conservancy-level-rises-alarmingly/

March16, 2011 – City’s drainage system hampered by fishing boats. http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/16/city-drainage-system-being-hampered-by-fishing-boats/


MARCH 15, 2011 – Conservancy to discharge into Mahaica creek; farmers brace for flooding : http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4035

Mar 15, 2011 – Conservancy at critical level – earthen dam being shored up : http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4037

March 15, 2011 –  Cyril Potter  College of Education under water as heavy rains continue:



Buxtonians fear water-bourne diseases from flooding  (Feb 26)


BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST : Kaieteur News – Commentary

February 25, 2011 | By KNews | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Peeping Tom  Since the Great Flood of 2005, which many still feel was due to overspill  when it appeared that Guyana may have had to brace itself for a repeat of 


Ogle Airport records highest water accumulation since 2005 floods …

Feb 24, 2011  It is the view of many political observers that as the 2011 national  Since the late 1970’s and until recently, the economy of Guyana has 


Water receding but several communities still inundated – Officials …

Feb 23, 2011  While there are no immediate fears that more flooding could result …. It is the view of many political observers that as the 2011 national  I read the status update on Monday on NCN Guyana’s Facebook page…. more 


Health Ministry, GWI issue safety tips in wake of heavy rainfall …

February 23, 2011 | By KNews | Filed Under News  In light of floodingconcerns, the Ministry of Health issued an advisory urging the general Meanwhile, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) in a statement yesterday advised that 


Flooding wreaks havoc on livestock, residents in Number Two and …

Feb 22, 2011  NDC officials said that all over Guyana has been affected by the flooding and that it was an act of Mother Nature. 


NDIA responds to KN on Hope Canal comments : Kaieteur News

Feb 14, 2011  Also, assessment in the Guyana Floods Geotechnical and Hydraulic Assessment  It is the view of many political observers that as the 2011


Coomacka – a community steeped in despair : Kaieteur News

Feb 12, 2011  And this area has had its fair share of flooding over the years. …. It is the view of many political observers that as the 2011 national as I read the status update on Monday on NCN Guyana’s Facebook page…. more 


The Screw Pump is a better option for flood control : Letter

Apr 18, 2010  In order to effectively manage the flooding condition of Guyana the  is the biggest pump in the world and should be completed by 2011



Countrywide flooding as heavy rains drench Guyana

FEBRUARY 22, 2011 | BY KNEWS |

… more showers, wet Mash expected

Heavy rains drenched the country over the last 48 hours, leaving several communities under water and authorities hinting that the Mashramani celebrations tomorrow will be a wet one.
Yesterday, reports from across the country indicated that communities like Black Bush Polder, Region Six; and Kwakwani and Coomacka, in Region  Ten were among the hardest hit.
At least one water conservancy in Essequibo is said to have overtopped because of excess waters.
Residents of several communities claimed that they lost poultry and sustained millions of dollars in water damage to homes.

Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Bourda.
Montrose, East Coast Demerara.

There were several reports of vehicles mistakenly driving off the roads into ditches.
The rains yesterday, because of their intensity, were said to be among the worst since the 2005 floods.
Several streets in the city were under water as rains which started Saturday developed into a steady downpour early yesterday morning.
Government said that it dispatched a “Ministerial” team along with engineers of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) to assess the situation. President Bharrat Jagdeo also inspected several affected areas of the city and coastlands.
There were several unconfirmed claims of some kokers, especially at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara being left unattended, compounding an already bad situation.

Expect More
Warning residents of especially low-lying areas to be vigilant, the Ministry of Agriculture said that rains are part of the La Nina phenomenon which is expected to persist until next month.
The Ministry’s Hyrdometeorological Service said that at least 5.8 inches of rains fell at Land of Canaan within 24 hours, the highest in the country being recorded by stations.
“The second highest amount of rainfall over the same period was 127.1 mm (5.0 inches) which occurred at St Cuthbert’s Mission, Region Four.  St. Cuthbert’s Mission recorded 274.1 (10.8 inches) of rainfall in 48 hours.”
Radar data indicated that the East Demerara Water Conservancy and the Boeraserie Conservancy both had in excess of four inches of rainfall within a 24-hour period.
In Region Two, the Supenaam Forestry measured five inches of rain while Leguan, De Kinderen Back, and Boerasirie were not far behind, passing the four-inch mark.
It was the same thing for recordings taken on the East Demerara areas and in West Berbice. In Region Six, the rainfall was less but still a formidable 3.96 inches.   Continue reading

BBC Filming Raleigh Documentary

…. 10-part documentary titled, the ‘Serious Explorers-Raleigh.’

GUYANA as a destination of choice will again be propelled into the spotlight with the arrival of a team from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to begin filming a ten-part documentary titled, the ‘Serious Explorers-Raleigh.’

So as to accord the visitors a warm Guyanese welcome, Minister of Tourism, Manniram Prashad along with a team from the Ministry of Tourism and the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) journeyed Friday to Mabaruma in Region One (Barima Waini) where they caught up with and met the expedition members as they entered the Waini River to begin the first leg of their journey.

The BBC team, consisting of 15 adults and eight children from the United Kingdom, is here to retrace the footsteps of Sir Walter Raleigh in his quest to find the City of El Dorado.

Like Raleigh, the team sailed across the Caribbean from Trinidad and Tobago to the coast of Guyana. Arriving on the vessel, ‘Scaramouche’, the adventurers were warmly welcomed by the Tourism Minister and his entourage as they boarded the moored ship to interact with the visitors.

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