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GLIMPSES OF GUYANA – TWENTY FIVE POEMS – By Dmitri Allicock

GLIMPSES OF GUYANA

 TWENTY FIVE POEMS – By Dmitri Allicock

25 poems

NEAR GEORGETOWN’S HARBOR

When the Demerara becomes muddy and rumbles

And the coast washes in the Atlantic’s tumble

There lies green blankets of sugarcane flat lands

Where the ships announces themselves so grand

Nautical charts and instruments rules the stars

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Eric Garner’s family to receive $5.9 million. Too much, or not enough? (+video)

USA Justice – By Jessica Mendoza, Staff writer July 14, 2015 – Christian Science Monitor

Eric Garner’s family to receive $5.9 million. Too much, or not enough? (+video)

Just days before the anniversary of his death at the hands of city police – an incident that fueled nationwide debate and protests around the policing of minorities – Eric Garner’s family reached a settlement Monday with the city of New York.

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 17 July 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 17 July 2015

  • Georgetown affected most by floods
  • Shelters set up after flooding in the city
  • Sooba in more trouble
  • Debt challenges for Caribbean
  • Ramotar’s son sent on leave to facilitate probe
  • Mocha youths being mentored
  • Sports

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GUYANA – Latest News – 17 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 17 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

More flooding in Guyana – July 2015

More flooding

Editorial – Stabroek News 17 July 2015

David Patterson must be the most unfortunate of ministers. There he was, blessed with that all-important attribute which is so rarely found among members of Guyana’s governing classes ‒ common sense ‒ setting up task forces, getting pumps mended, desilting canals and generally cleaning up Georgetown, when we were visited by yet another pluvial inundation. And this time, the rain was relentless. So here we are again, with rivers flowing down our major thoroughfares and lakes swirling in suburbia. Venice, it must be said, has nothing on GT.

Minister Patterson’s activism and practicality has resulted in the cleanest city we have seen in decades, in addition to which all the pumps are operational and only one sluice – that at Sussex Street – non-functional because it is under repairs. Clearing the outfalls is a much more large-scale and costly operation, but work was due to start on that if it has not already done so. The Minister’s task force for Georgetown was later expanded to encompass flooding in all the regions, and he had, incidentally, also expressed an interest in a general restoration of the capital.   Continue reading

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