Daily Archives: October 23, 2019

Completion of East Coast Demerara roads project now December 31, 2019

Citizens on the East Coast of Demerara will be driving in style on New Year’s Day 2020 with the completion of the East Coast Demerara Road Widening Project, according to officials of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.

Works’ continue on the East Coast Demerara roads

The project will ensure that’s some 7.4 kilometers of road from Better Hope to Annandale being upgraded to a four-lane structure and 9.5 kilometers of the two-lane road from Buxton to Belfield being rehabilitated as well.

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has informed that the actual upgrades to the road commenced in 2017 and were scheduled to be completed at the end of last month.      Continue reading

Guyana: Solar Farm Projects for Bartica, Mahdia and Lethem announced

— G$1.7B (US$8.6 Million) solar farm projects for Regions 7, 8, 9

Residents of Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni), Mahdia in Region Eight (Potaro/Siparuni) and Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takatu/Upper Essequibo) will soon benefit from an all inclusive 3.15-megawatt solar-powered mini-grids system totaling $1.7B (US$8.6 Million).

Solar farm projects

The project which is being funded by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) will include a 1.5-Megawatts solar photovoltaic power plant at Bartica will benefit 15,000 residents, while a one-megawatt project at Lethem solar will benefit an estimated 5,000 people.          Continue reading

Guyana Elections: House-to-House data to be published from October 24, 2019 – Commissioner

The encoding of the House-to-House data has been completed, and the process of its publication by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for public scrutiny will begin on October 24, 2014.

Commissioner Charles Corbin

This was revealed to reporters by Commissioner Charles Corbin shortly after a statutory meeting of the Commission yesterday, at its Kingston Headquarters.

Kaieteur News understands that that data will be published in the respective areas in which those persons were registered, over the course of a few days.      Continue reading

CRICKET: You’ve Got to Feel for the Guyana Amazon Warriors – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana Amazon Warriors 2019

…But Cricket is the Winner!   

  • By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

There comes a time when the bridesmaid gets tired of the role. She wants to be the bride. The finals last weekend between the Guyana Amazon Warriors and the Barbados Tridents saw Guyana playing the role of the bridesmaid yet again. It was the fi finals that Guyana had contested and lost.

There was a public viewing place in Georgetown to look at the game and there might have been a public holiday in Guyana had the Warriors won. But this was not to be. Guyana was outplayed on the day and the Tridents deserved to win.            Continue reading

UNCLE BILL – A True Short Story – by Royden V. Chan

UNCLE BILL

A True Short Story by Royden V. Chan

He was in his mid fifties but looked much older.
I felt sorry for him, lying there helpless and alone on the hospital bed; he was never married and had no
children.
He was an intelligent man who had an unfortunate life.
He had no formal education but acquired a high level of information by his insatiable quest for knowledge.    Continue reading

USA Politics: The Crisis of the Republican Party – New York Times Editorial

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL – 18 October 2019 

In the summer of 1950, outraged by Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist inquisition, Margaret Chase Smith, a Republican senator from Maine, stood to warn her party that its own behavior was threatening the integrity of the American republic.

“I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the four horsemen of calumny — fear, ignorance, bigotry and smear,” she said. “I doubt if the Republican Party could — simply because I don’t believe the American people will uphold any political party that puts political exploitation above national interest. Surely, we Republicans aren’t that desperate for victory.”            Continue reading

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