Category Archives: Disasters

GUYANA: Sea defence needs G$14b in urgent repairs over next three years – Patterson

November 28, 2019- DPI Guyana.
Patterson said that the significance of the financial undertaking required must be considered in light of the fact that  ministry’s usual yearly allocation for sea defence work is G$2 billion.    Continue reading

UN: Plan Launched to Support Millions of Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants

CARACAS, Venezuela, Tuesday November 19, 2019 – A US$1.35 billion appeal has been launched to meet the increasing humanitarian needs of Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean and to support the communities hosting them.

The ongoing political and economic crisis in the South American country has forced more than 4.6 million citizens to flee, nearly 80 per cent of whom are sheltering in the region.

If current trends continue, numbers could reach 6.5 million by next year, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which launched the plan.          Continue reading

Is Urgency over the need to curb Global Warming finally taking hold? – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Urgency over the need to curb global warming seems to be finally taking hold

– By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Republicans have unique perspectives on global warming, the accelerated overheating of the planet by carbon dioxide emissions which poses an existential threat to the human race.

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe once held up a snowball in the Senate in 2015 as proof that the planet is not getting hotter. Illinois Congressman John Shimkus, an evangelical Christian, cited God’s promise to Noah in Genesis 8:21 never again to destroy the world by flooding. Utah Senator Mike Lee said the answer is to have more babies. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson said “civilization thrives” in warmer climate. William Harper, senior National Security Council director, said, “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler.” And Florida Senator Rick Scott, while governor, banned all state agencies from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming.”            Continue reading

NYC: Guyanese family mourns as husband kills Queens newlywed woman

The couple tying the knot back in July

Dead is Donna ‘Rehanna’ Dojoy. Her 33-year-old husband  was reported to have killed himself on Friday night, shortly after the incident.

The couple was said to have been married in July but were facing domestic problems.
According to the New York Daily News, a hysterical cousin alerted cops after the suspected killer, 33-year-old Dinhwar Budhidat, sent her a text saying he had killed his wife and was going to kill himself.            Continue reading

Watch “THIS IS NOT A HOAX || GUYANA’S COAST IS UNDER SERIOUS THREAT”

Kincade Fire: Emergency declared across California as fires rage – BBC

Related Topic: California wildfires

Sonoma County – California USA Click to Enlarge Map

Californian Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a statewide emergency as , whipped up by fierce winds, continue to sweep through the area. (Sonoma County)

Some 180,000 people in the north have been ordered to leave their homes and roads around Santa Rosa were packed with cars as people tried to flee. Tens of thousands of homes are under threat from the wildfires.      Continue reading

U.S: Pollution has been killing historically powerless Americans for decades – By Mohamed Hamaludin

 — By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

The existential threat which global warming poses to the human race seems finally to be gaining the attention it deserves but not so another aspect of the environmental crisis: powerless Americans dying from lethal pollution of the water, air and land. Governmental authorities are directly to blame.

Lead pollution of the drinking water of residents of Flint, Michigan, started in 2014 when state-appointed officials switched the water supply to the Flint River and exposed between 6,000 and 12,000 children to serious health problems. At least 2,500 water lines remain polluted five years later.        Continue reading

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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