Daily Archives: August 10, 2013

The Scenic Lake Capoey of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

The Scenic Lake Capoey of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

Lake Capoey - Guyana

Lake Capoey – Guyana

About five miles inland from the Atlantic, along the Essequibo Coast, stretches a cordon of fresh water lakes formed by creeks which spreads over the coastal savannahs. The quiet and scenic Lake Capoey is one of several lakes including Mainstay and Hot and Cold that captures some the splendor of Guyana’s lush tropical greenery.

Lake Capoey is located near the villages of Affiance and Taymouth Manor, in Region Two {Pomeroon-Supenaam} and can be access from Anna Regina or Suddie. The tranquil Lake is believed to have been found centuries ago and settled by Arawaks who still maintain a small presence in the nearby communities. There are more than 380 residents who are in involved in farming and the timber industry.    [Read more – The Scenic Lake Capoey of Guyana]

Guyana: Local Government Elections – 3 videos

Capitol News – TV News Videos  09 August 2013

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Six months needed to be ready for Local Government Elections – GECOM ChairmanPosted: 09 Aug 2013 04:17 PM PDT

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Dr. Steve Surujbally has given a six-month time frame from when President Donald Ramotar assented to the Local Government Bills for the commission to be ready for Local Governments Elections. It was after 19 years in the making, parliamentarians from both sides of the House on Wednesday night […]
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Amerindians demand that their rights be respected – video

Amerindians continue to demand that their rights be respected and calls for a review of the 2006 Amerindian Act    Capitol News video  Posted: 09 Aug 2013 04:18 PM PDT

Indigenous people used the observance of  World International Indigenous day  to protest outside the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs over what they believe is poor representation by the Amerindian Affairs Ministry. The residents drawn from various communities in the interior region is also calling for a review of the 2006 Amerindian Act,

Int’l Day of Indigenous People sees protest for rights

AUGUST 10, 2013 | KNEWS –   By Tiffanne Ramphal

Even as the Minister of Amerindian Affairs and members of other Amerindian-represented organisations joined together with the National Toshaos’ Council to commemorate the year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, the occasion quickly turned from celebrating indigenous people to rebutting recent picketing exercises by Amerindians concerning their rights as [Read more]

—Guyanese Online Post #2950

Sithe Global pulls out of Amaila Falls Hydro project

Amaila Hydro project…Sithe Global’s future input in doubt

AUGUST 10, 2013 | KNEWS      –    Company reportedly pulls out

President of Sithe Global, Brian Kubeck, yesterday maintained that “a public-private partnership of this magnitude requires a national consensus in order for us to proceed further.” Several hours later there were unconfirmed reports that Sithe Global had pulled out of the Amaila Falls Hydro Electric Project, but there was    [Read more]

US company pulls out of Amaila Falls hydro project- Brassington

Demerara Waves    – August 9, 2013.        Two days after Guyana’s National Assembly failed to reach consensus on key-related legislative arrangements to support the more than US$800 million Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, a key American investor has pulled out.    Continue reading

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