Category Archives: Drainage-Irrigation

VIDEO: Lands That Will FLOOD in Our Lifetime – World Map examples

Lands That Will FLOOD in Our Lifetime

Atlas Pro – Some places are more threatened by rising sea levels than others, but in the end we’ll all be paying a price. Alternate titles include: “Where You Shouldn’t Invest in Real Estate,” “Places You Should Vacation to Before They’re Gone,” and “Oh Man We’re In A Lot Of Trouble On This One Aren’t We?”

OPINION: Guyana: All oil today – all disturbing – By GHK Lall

Kaieteur News – Something rare is done in this space: I focus on recent oil developments and emphasize what disturbs. Gas-to-shore project is the first, local content second, and third is, who really is for the Guyanese people. Should the latter be found, I could use the enlightenment.

A Tuesday news item in KN noted Guyana’s Natural Resources Minister sharing that ExxonMobil is readying to conduct studies on a likely gas-to-shore project here. I would have been surprised if the company was not doing so, not engaging in some preliminary undertaking as to the significance for its prospects.      Continue reading

GUYANA: WEATHER: High waves with above normal high tides expected

Synopsis: 8 m/s to 12 m/s winds are currently being observed in the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Guyana’s coast. These windy conditions are expected to continue through Monday 4 January, 2021.

Associated conditions: These high winds are generating north-easterly to easterly waves with heights in excess of 3.0 m in open waters and with periods between 9 s and 12 s. The highest waves, in excess of 3.5 m (9 ft – 11 ft), are expected beginning tonight through Sunday afternoon.            Continue reading

GUYANA: The Barima-Mora Passage – Region One – “Most intact mangrove ecosystems”

REEL GUYANA Video: Premiered on November 15, 2020

Guyana’s most intact mangrove ecosystems are found within a very special place in Region One, known as the Barima-Mora Passage. Beyond its rich mangrove population, this area is home to a number of IUCN red listed species, rich biodiversity, and incredible indigenous culture.     Continue reading

TRAVEL to GUYANA- Information Sheet – COVID-19 requirements

OPINION: So Many Issues to examine: Here are three – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 — by Francis Quamina Farrier

There is a myriad of issues and topics which keep presenting themselves in competition for immediate consideration to be in this week’s feature article of mine; thus, the decision which required the above headline.

Nonetheless, this article can only accommodate three of the many issues and hot topics which are swirling around at this time.

UNNECESSARY FLOODING CONTINUES IN GEORGETOWN            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: FLOODING: Spring tide floods Parika – other coastal communities at risk

The main road leading from the Parika Ferry Stelling – Credit: Kevin Somwaru (Deopaul)

Oct 17, 2020  – Kaieteur News – Parika, on the Essequibo River, yesterday suffered flooding as the Spring tide caused water from the river to seep onto the roads, displacing several vendors and other businesspeople, with water inundating the central traffic junction of the area. Kaieteur News was told that persons living on the Parika beach area near the stelling saw their homes flooded.   Other areas are listed below.      Continue reading

GUYANA: GuySuCo floods Success lands to ‘flush-out’ squatters

Sections of the flooded Success lands. (Photo Credit: R. D. Productions)

Kaieteur News – Lands occupied by squatters at Success, East Coast of Demerara (ECD) are now heavily flooded following a decision earlier this week by the Guyana Sugar Corporation Incorporated (GuySuCo) to do so.

In light of the flooding, several squatters have vacated the lands, claiming that it was a move by GuySuCo to get rid of them. However, a significant number of them have decided to stay put, insisting that the water will not hamper their existence.            Continue reading

“The Punt Trench” – Poem by Guyanese-Canadian Author Ken Puddicombe

Punts to be loaded with cut sugar cane – Sugar Estate in Guyana

My Poetry Corner August 2020 features the poem “The Punt Trench” from the first poetry collection, Unfathomable And Other Poems (2020), by Guyanese-Canadian author Ken Puddicombe. Since retiring from his accounting work, Puddicombe has been pursuing his love of writing. To date, he has published two novels and a short story collection.

READ MORE: https://rosalienebacchus.blog/2020/08/16/the-punt-trench-poem-by-guyanese-canadian-author-ken-puddicombe/