VITAL KOKER FOUND INOPERABLE IN GEORGETOWN – video

VITAL KOKER FOUND INOPERABLE IN GEORGETOWN – Repairs underway

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  • Sylvie Kierstead  On May 27, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Sylvie Kierstead
    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! This gentleman said it best. Great things will happen now in Guyana with the new Government. Let’s give them a chance!

  • ndtewarie  On May 27, 2015 at 8:56 am

    IT IS TIME ©

    After 23 years of marching backwards
    With a government acting like cowards
    The people found out there’s a hole in the cup
    When they spoke Jagdeo told them to shut up
    If you oppose the Gov’t you get a good slap
    Was told off by the boss that Ramotar chap
    And some may even cuss you out
    Especially when you heckle or shout
    They got fat, lazy and brazen too my brother
    Question them and you get the middle finger
    They spent like money running out of print
    As they did with the failed Amelia Falls stint

    Then without thinking wearing their dunce cap
    They built the Marriott hotel in the midst of crap
    They showed no accountancy or no transparency
    Spending and pocketing the tax payers money
    Sharing out contracts and jobs through nepotism
    All the time pretending to hold on to socialism
    Cussing down by ministers brought out their fang
    Existence of evil in the Party caused it’s untergang
    Its time as the people stated in the last election
    A new beginning thrusting a forward direction
    Never allow the poor to get poorer they all will moan
    If you try to ride 2 asses you bound to fall on your own1
    Tears of evil and wrong doings may not make a sound
    But when culprits go free and justice cannot be found
    Eh when eye-pass turn to rass pass
    Karma going to bite you in the ass
    Let this be a warning to all looking for a majority
    Remember your past pay attention to your History

    Thanks

  • Deen  On May 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Great work by BK Group of Companies and it CEO, Brian Tiwari. That what Guyana needs for rebuilding, more business and community participation, including every civic minded Guyanese to volunteer their services for the change and progressive of the country. None of us is greater than all of us.

  • Clyde Duncan  On May 27, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Hey, Big Brother! … as soon as you arrive – You better get in touch with the People and Keep them on your side – Keep them satisfied – Everybody is getting tired of waiting – No one wants to cry and no one wants to die – Now that you got the picture – What you going to do? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV0jUv6FYyY

  • Restorer  On May 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Congrats to BK for conscientious work done. My advice not to keep looking back. We are i a new era and need to keep looking forward and not keep saying 28 years of mismnagement and 23 years years of corruption. Onward, upward may we ever go. Healing and unity is needed now and it wont happen if we keep looking backwards. Lets learn from our history and use it to build our future. Every leader made their contribution. Lets acknowledge that and move on.

  • detow  On May 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    It is heartening to see the changes that are taking place in such a short time after a regime change. Good things ahead for Guyana. Just stay the course.

    GUYANA WAS GOOD, GUYANA IS GETTING BETTER, GUYANA WILL BE GOOD AGAIN.

  • Born guyanese  On May 27, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Bravo!! This would be a wonderful opportunity to revive that age-old concept of self-help that worked so well many years ago . I can see the Guyanese people coming out in droves to ‘pitch in’ to help put the ‘garden’ back into their garden city. We can start by re-planting the trees that once lined the avenues along Hadfield street where, as a youngster, I attended Smith Church school. And that’s only a start! Heck, I would even consider coming ‘home’ for a week or two to do my bit, provided you will supply the lemonade and tennis roll. With cheese!

  • Leslie Chin  On May 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    A new broom sweeps clean. Let’s hope the cleanup continues. It appears that the authorities responsible for infrastructure management and maintenance need a plan. They should start by listing/identifying all the facilities to be maintained (roads, parapets, embankments, canals, bridges, kokers, pumps, etc.) and prepare a schedule for carrying out the maintenance activities. The authority/person responsible for carrying out the activities should be clearly identified. There should be a check back to ensure that the activities have been completed satisfactorily. The government and city/village council should ensure that there is adequate resources/funding and mobilise volunteers as necessary.

    • DAY  On May 28, 2015 at 8:51 am

      Sounds like you are a planner. Where did you master your craft? Don’t you think the guys are doing a good job so far?

  • Olive  On May 27, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    I too went to Smith Church School and would love to see it the way it was,Garden City. Ask not what your country can do for you,Ask what you can do for your country .

  • rogerwilliams  On May 28, 2015 at 2:16 am

    A just society must confront it’s demons, however inopportune the moment … and Guyana’ time has come! Tiwari’s words, albeit 23 years late, mirror the horrendous indictments of the Jagdeo/Ramotar presidencies found in the Kaieteur News “HEIST OF GUYANA” series, and the enduring expose’-articles written by Christopher Ram for almost three decades.

    We had attempted to initiate a national dialogue in the article “Greed, Genocide … and now ‘Green’: Corruption and Underdevelopment in Guyana ” (https://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/17958657/Greed-Genocide-and-now-Green-Corruption-and-Underdevelopment-in-Guyana ), and the issues are stil relevant.

    The last questions which should and must be answered on this occasion are: Why did Muneshwer’s Limited not revert to its corporate conscience over the past 23 years? What of the outfall to the Demerara River blocked by a popular food outlet directly in front of the Eastern entrance to the Demerara Harbour Bridge?

    One more?

    It is found in the article “Bharat Jagdeo, Winston Brassington and Amaila Hydro: Who is Going to Jail for This? ( https://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/164966357/Bharat-Jagdeo-Winston-Brassington-and-Amaila-Hydro-Who-s-going-to-jail-for-this.

  • Ron. Persaud  On May 28, 2015 at 2:35 am

    I am confused!!! Are we talking about a KOKER? http://pictures.traveladventures.org/images/west-demerara-landscape02
    Or a CULVERT?
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=image+culvert+guyana&view=detailv2&&&id=5B2F22E0E0B3C27DB549CCD08A9ABF452B43B678&selectedIndex=18&ccid=7lSLaJPh&simid=608020705152270445&thid=JN.yfmdUDZ5VZxYr5cryNuqbA&ajaxhist=0
    I can envisage the construction of a building over a culvert; but my mind boggles at construction over a koker.

    • rogerwilliams  On May 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Ron, in the video, you can see the two telltale uprights of the classic koker!

      How can your mind still be “boggled” after reading Kaieteur News’ “HEIST OF GUYANA ” series?

  • Clyde Duncan  On May 28, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Sometime ago, I had passed around a video of Engineer Carter giving a presentation at Moray House Trust and his mention of the Koker at Sandbach Parker, when somebody asked he, “Whey is Sandbach Parker?”

    Koker [Dutch] – Sluice [French]

  • Vigilant Citizen  On May 28, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    when they were awarded all the major contracts the previous government had to offer he wasn’t complaining. The then opposition now current government (afc + apnu ) pledged to investigate all shady contracts awarded. This is just an effort of bk to get on president granger’s good side. I mean they’re doing good cleaning up and all kudos to bk international but why weren’t they concerned about the city’s drainage and irrigation before. All of a sudden they’re Good Samaritans. I’m sure with these works they will get priority for future construction contracts. I guess time will tell if this government is really different from the real criminals or Guyana, that of the ppp/c.
    Yours truly,
    Vigilant citizen #CommonSense

  • Ron. Persaud  On May 29, 2015 at 1:57 am

    I have the distinct impression that the narrator has an axe to grind.
    Between the Kingston koker and the Ruimveldt koker, there are maybe2 or 3 others – I really cannot remember. I associate the name Muneshwar with a building near Stabroek Market; but on the opposite side of Water street – nowhere near a koker.
    Now, if it is a fact that a warehouse was built over one of these important drainage structures, then Guyanese are more apathetic than I ever thought that they would be.
    I remember the label “koker men” – attached to that group of personalities (a past Mayor of Georgetown included) who would gather near the kokers for a gyaff. There was one serious road accident near Grove on the East Bank which horribly killed one of three men engaged in just such a pastime.
    Those men, if they still exist, would never allow a koker to be ‘desecrated’ in the manner narrated.

    • rogerwilliams  On May 29, 2015 at 6:54 am

      Ron, I sense that a lot of people are shaking their heads in disbelief as they read what you are writing.

      “Axe to grind?” … Are you kidding me?

      There are none as blind as those who would not see, and I should refer you, ad nauseam, to thr astonishing accounts of governmental/criminal skullduggery’ under Jagdeo/Ramotar that Kaieteur News has detailed in its “HEIST OF GUYANA ” series!

      Failing which, you should refer with dispatch to Ambassador Ronald Austin’ article “Genocide” which laments the killings of hundreds of young Black men in Guyana during Jagdeo’ tenure.

      The construction of building over a koker, therefore, was nothing at all for these gentlemen and their following to contemplate and execute.

      The scope and breadth of this degenerate lawlessness has been superficially addressed in “Greed, Genocide … and now ‘Green’: Corruption and Underdevelopment in Guyana”! It makes for painful reading!

  • Clement white  On May 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Neglecting the cities growth has been a constant with the former regime. That tells you whose supporters reside there. Reminds me of a conversation between Mr. Hoyte and Mrs. Jagan after her election victory, Hoyte to Jagan, “But Mrs. Jagan, how come the PPP/Civic won a majority of the votes in Georgetown, a PNC stronghold?” She replied “tell me about it, Mr. Hoyte!”

  • Dennis McKenzie  On May 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    This was DEFINITELY WICKEDNESS in HIGH PLACES,SABOTEURS for 23 years?How can a government that claims to be for the people allow a city to deteriorate for such a long period,flooding here,there and everywhere.Stifling the City Council,by not providing it with the necessary funds to do its job.No wonder,they are where they are presently.WICKED DEEDS DO NOT GO UNPAID.Thanks to BK for the job being done to resurrect this main outlet.

  • Leonard Murray  On June 2, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    My name is Leonard and I live in Tobago for a few years now and I am looking now in my country Guyana I must say that my country is getting better thanks to all you Guyanese who continued to help… God bless you all.

  • sirenagx  On June 9, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    The more one thinks of it, the PPP/C deserved to be thrown out. They failed to see and address visible problems and tolerated & covered up incompetence by some of their Ministers with a large dose of arrogance. But they had help from many individuals who contributed to the problems facing Guyana. The coalition govt. have removed the PPP as an excuse for their own failures. Now, their actions will see daylight. Amazing, how many individuals and groups will suddenly display patriotism and show their willingness to help thelr fellow Guyanese. The PPP had a terrible record in managing projects. The coalition will not allow some of the previous behavior to go unpunished. Unity leaves no cover for the the blame game. Just saying

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