Category Archives: Disasters

Commentary: STEEL MEN – Setting the record straight! – By Dave Martins

  — By Dave Martins

 When you live a long life as I have, in some ways, because of the huge amount of passing time involved, the limits of the brain will come into play and you forget chunks – sometimes trivia, but also very important pieces – of what you went through or learned or overcame, and it takes a remark from a friend, or a reference you see in the press, to remind you of an episode, or even a response to a song, in your own life that should have great relevance for you.  My musician friend George Jardim, here in Guyana, often comes up with a reference to something, or some aspect of something, that hits me like a slap in the face.  “Oh rant, budday…I had forget all about dat.”    Continue reading

GUYANA: Georgetown Under Water from Heavy Rains- ” Like Never Before” – VIDEO

GUYANA: Georgetown Under Water from Heavy Rains- ” Like Never Before” – Video

Drive with me through the streets of Georgetown and see the effects of the flooding. Also see an aerial view of the city of Georgetown.

Guyanese Online: Editor’s Note:            

For over 200 years Demerara was a Dutch colony, along with Essequibo and Berbice. They designed  sturdy sea defences, and built a series of canals to drain the land after heavy rains. Their canal systems were inherited by the British after 1814 when the Dutch colonies were ceded to Britain creating British Guiana. However, over the last 200 years, many of the canals were filled in to make roads or are not properly maintained to ensure optimum drainage.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Georgetown businesses count millions in losses after severe flooding

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An employee cleans up water from a store (News Room)

Businesses in Georgetown are counting millions of dollars losses, as well as an interruption to business, due to severe flooding from intense rainfall on Wednesday.

Up until Thursday, businesses were still trying to get rid of accumulated water and see what goods and materials can be salvaged.  Residents of Georgetown also suffered major losses and damages to their homes. Continue reading

GUYANA: Public Health Advisory for Rainy Season Floods

Flooded Street in Guyana

In light of the increased rainfall and the flng in flood prone areas and there is flooding, stay out of the water as much as possible, as it can ooding in coastal and outlying areas, the Ministry of Health is advising the general public to pay special attention to their health, personal hygiene, vector control, food and water safety, and public health during this COVID-19 pandemic.

The Ministry of Health advises that:            Continue reading

GUYANA: Heavy Rains Cause Severe Flooding in Georgetown and Coastal Areas

— Emergency response activated  

Flood water inside a home in southern Georgetown.

Heavy rainfall overnight rainfall on Wednesday caused severe flooding in Region Four Demerara Mahaica including  Guyana’s capital, Georgetown.

The Hydrometeorological Department of the Ministry of Agriculture says in its extreme rainfall report and weather advisory that between 8 AM Tuesday and 8 AM Wednesday,  the highest rainfall reported was 120.3 millimeters  (4.7 inches) at the Georgetown Botanical Gardens.    Continue reading

VIDEO: Retail Apocalypse Getting Worse: $15 Trillion Market Leads To Economic Collapse !!

Retail Apocalypse Getting Worse: $15 Trillion Market Leads To Economic Collapse !!

Epic Economist – 21 October 2020 — website: https://www.epiceconomist.com

The retail apocalypse proportions are getting so extensive that its downfall has been putting the commercial real state sector in big trouble. Experts have been warning that the $15 trillion market is at risk of bleeding over into the broader financial system as the U.S. struggles to come out of a deep economic collapse.    
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GUYANA: Opposition Leader Harmon urges negotiation with Success squatters on relocation

Joseph Harmon

“Whether it’s GuySuCo, whether it’s NICIL, whether it’s Central Housing and Planning, all of it is THE STATE, that is responsible for everything that happens here” – Harmon

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Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon yesterday urged that the state find a mutually acceptable solution to resolve the plight of squatters at Success, East Coast Demerara, while vowing that the opposition would seek to ensure that they are treated fairly.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Nigel Hinds resigns from NICIL over treatment of Success squatters by GuySuCo

Nigel Hinds

Nigel Hinds

By broek News – 16 October 2020      

Accountant Nigel Hinds today resigned with immediate effect from the Board of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) over the manner in which it has handled squatters at Success on the East Coast of Demerara.

The state holding company NICIL has begun flooding squatters out of the area and the police have fired pellets on several occasions when they said tensions rose and there were confrontations. Teargas has also been used on the squatters.      Continue reading

COVID-19 EFFECTS: Economic Hell on Earth Is Coming- Warns Gerald Celente – Video

COVID-19 EFFECTS: Economic Hell on Earth Is Coming- Warns Gerald Celente – Video

Stansberry Research

Gerald Celente, the popular publisher of The Trends Journal, is sounding the alarm on what he sees as a coming economic catastrophe. “They are killing us,” says Celente referring to the current lockdown of many businesses. In the interview with Stansberry Research anchor Daniela Cambone, Celente discusses what he is doing to protect his assets. He also details how he is preparing for what he considers the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression.

DRUG SMUGGLING: Crashed plane with cocaine and another at Issano Mazaruni – one dead. 3 arrested

  Sep 16, 2020  News      Crashed cocaine airplane… – seized drugs weighed 390 kilos

The 206 Cessna Aircfaft which was escorted to the city

The unidentified body of a male, seized cocaine and one of the planes along with the three suspects found at Nine Miles, Issano, Middle Mazaruni, Region Seven, have all arrived in Georgetown as investigations continue.

Interpol to assist with probe

This newspaper has also been reliably informed by police sources that the International Police (Interpol) will assist the Guyana Police Force (GPF) with the investigation in identifying the dead male and ascertaining who the detained foreign nationals are.    Continue reading