Category Archives: Disasters

Video: Five die in horrific East Bank Demerara Road accident

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A horrific accident early this morning on the Friendship, East Bank Demerara Public Road has left five persons, including a member of the Guyana Police Force, dead.

Traffic Chief Linden Isles this morning confirmed to Stabroek News that the accident involved a police vehicle and a private vehicle. He said the driver of the police vehicle is among the dead and there are also police ranks among the injured.          Continue reading

Floods: Is the worse yet to come? – Mahaicony residents fear more high tides

Residents along the coastland in the Mahaicony District are not convinced that the worst is over, even though the last high tide was supposed to be on Wednesday October 02, 2019.

The ocean near the Bellamy Canal.

 Rocks on the seashore.

They have been watching the water levels and have observed a rise between the 06:00 and 08:00 hours yesterday morning, when a reporter of this publication attempted to venture out to the seashore to observe the extent of the “breach” of the sea defence.          Continue reading

Environment: How to respond to climate change, if you are an algorithm – The Economist

We ran our youth essay question through an artificial-intelligence system to produce an essay

Open Future – Oct 1st 2019.
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Second Guyanese family returns from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

Stevie Cooper, his wife Vanessa Tate and their three children, with Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix (second left), moments after arriving in Guyana from The Bahamas. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

Stevie Cooper, his wife Vanessa Tate and their three children, with Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix (second left), moments after arriving in Guyana from The Bahamas. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

A second family has arrived in Guyana to a Ministerial welcome after surviving Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas.

At about 10 pm on  Sunday, Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, welcomed Guyanese Vanessa Tate, her Bahamian husband, Stevie Cooper and their three children, Stevie Jr., age 5; Steven, age 3 and 3-month-old Steve at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri.      Continue reading

CARICOM Consular Corps organises relief for The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

— BY TANGERINE CLARKE – Caribbean Life News NYC

Consul General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Lawrence S. Cartwright, expressed special thanks to the CARICOM Consular Corps for the outpouring of support, after Hurricane Dorian ravished parts of the island nation.

CG Cartwright, who joined the relief effort on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center, 921 Hegeman Ave., in Brooklyn, conveyed appreciation to the diaspora and governments around the world, for the help, he said, was astounding.

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Guyanese family that survived Hurricane Dorian returns to ministerial welcome

– describes harrowing experience

Minister of State Dawn Hastings (left) welcomes home Hurricane Dorian survivor Mrs Grimmond and her infant at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri last night as Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Karen Cummings looks on.
Minister of State Dawn Hastings (left) welcomes home Hurricane Dorian survivor Mrs Grimmond and her infant at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri last night as Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Karen Cummings looks on.

Still coping from the trauma of Hurricane Dorian that ravaged The Bahamas earlier this month, a family of five last evening returned to Guyana after seven years in hopes of starting life afresh.

“If we return [to The Bahamas], it is just to visit, not to work. It is really difficult to relive that experience,” father of three Orin Grimmond told reporters at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport last evening ( September 15, 2019).        Continue reading

Bahamas says 2,500 missing after Dorian; PM warns death toll to rise ‘significantly’

Members of the Canadian Burnaby Firefighters Search & Rescue Task Force search for victims after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Members of the Canadian Burnaby Firefighters Search & Rescue Task Force search for victims after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

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Guyanese in The Bahamas: Dorian survivors appeal for Guyana government help

-‘We, who are strangers here, have nothing’

A view of the devastated houses after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Treasure Cay, Bahamas. (REUTERS/Marco Bello photo)
A view of the devastated houses after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Treasure Cay, Bahamas. (REUTERS/Marco Bello photo) 

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‘Eco-Apartheid’: Post-Dorian Refugees Fleeing Bahamas Ordered Off Ferry Bound for US

Hundreds of Bahamian refugees were ordered off a ferry headed for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from Freeport in the Bahamas days after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the islands, leaving at least 44 people dead and tens of thousands without homes.

After the refugees boarded the boat, operated by Balearia Caribbean, a crew member announced over the loudspeaker that anyone without a visa would be turned away by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and must disembark immediately.

Read more: ‘This Is Eco-Apartheid’: Post-Dorian Refugees Fleeing Bahamas Ordered Off Ferry Bound for US

Guyana: We have the land we can accommodate everybody – Finance Minister on Hurricane Dorian

“Guyana is fortunate as it is not in the hurricane, volcano nor earthquake belt”.

“We have such a big land we can accommodate everybody.” This was stated by Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, who has also called on countries to take stock of the devastating impact of climate change.

The devastation in a part of The Bahamas following Dorian’s passage (Mirro.co.uk)

Minister Winston Jordan

Minister Jordan said the destruction wrought in the Bahamas, “is telling us something.” As such, countries prone to such intense tropical cyclones, need to heed the warning.    Continue reading

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