Daily Archives: 06/12/2021

GUYANA: Weather Forecast: Above-normal rainfall to continue until August

Prime Minister, Brigadier (retired) Mark Phillips, made the disclosure while providing an update on the flooding situation to the National Assembly on Thursday.

“We will continue to experience above-normal rainfall between June to August 2021,” Phillips told the house.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Saving the Georgetown City Hall Building – commentary

City Hall . Georgetown. Guyana

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It is entirely possible that there is a point to the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) once again deeming City Hall hazardous, but it is certainly very murky. For one thing, the heritage building is over 130 years old. Not that there is anything wrong with that per se, there are older buildings in this country and around the world that are not only still standing, but are in superlative condition. Sadly, that is not something anyone can say about City Hall. For another, while its faulty electrical wiring is definitely a fire hazard, this finding had already been made by the GFS so why is there need for repetition?

Here’s the thing, City Hall’s overall deterioration is very well known by those who occupy it, those who pass by it, and the powers that be. However, over the years, it has seen only very basic, stop-gap repairs that have likely done little but prevent it from collapsing.        Continue reading

Short Stories: Chapter 8 – Immigrants! – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes

Rugby was my sport – never played soccer competitively, but when my sons’ soccer coach said “Would you help me coach the team?” I said “Sure!” figuring I could learn on the job!.

I never regretted it! The boys, eager and believing we knew what we were doing, played their hearts out, relishing in the water and orange slices at half time.

Frank, the coach was a tall, lean Englishman who did know soccer and I was learning on the job. I knew what constituted an off side by this time and a foul tackle and would harass the referees when I felt that they weren’t giving our boys a fair shot. Not knowing the game properly I coached by encouraging the boys when they played hard and made good plays.    Continue reading