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GUYANA: US$260M contract signed for new Demerara River Bridge

May 26, 2022 Kaieteur News – By Alliyah Allicock

Kaieteur News – Following some five months of negotiations with China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and its partners, the Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Public Works on Wednesday signed the contract for the construction of a new US$260 million Demerara River Bridge (DRB).

A 3D model of the new Demerara Harbour Bridge which was released earlier this year.

The project which was awarded to CRCC and its partners China Railway Caribbean Company Limited and China Railway Engineering Bureau Group Company Limited will see the construction of a modern four-lane structure linking Region Three and Four.               Continue reading

GUYANA: Food Insecurity: Guyanese skipping meals to beat high food prices – FAO Report

…FAO report says local food insecurity surpasses regional average

May 26, 2022- Kaieteur News – The Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey which was launched by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to rapidly gather data on impacts to livelihoods, food security and access to markets has shown that Guyanese are adopting negative measures to cope with the ongoing difficulties associated with accessing food.

CARICOM study says Guyanese employing negative measures to deal with food insecurity

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GUYANA: The 2022 Floods: Kwakwani and Region 9 – affected by floods – 2 reports

Families relocate as flood waters rise in Kwakwani

Kwakwani in Region Ten (Upper Demerara – Berbice) is once again flooded after days of heavy rainfall. Several families had to relocate while others chose to remain in the upper flats of their homes, the Neighbourhood Democratic Council Vice Chairman, Cort Simeon told the News Room on Wednesday May 25, 2022.

 

More than 130 Reg. 9 residents in four flood shelters

More than 130 residents of Region (Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo) are being housed in four shelters in various parts of Lethem as the region continues to grapple with flooding caused by heavy rainfall.

The flood water are rising rapidly.

GUYANA: The 2022 Floods: Lethem; other Rupununi areas severely flooded

EDITOR’s NOTE: The 2022 rainy season has now begun.  It usually starts in the interior regions and then moves towards the coastlands as the main rivers empty into the Atlantic Ocean. Region 5 has already been affected and in the following weeks other coastal regions will feel the effects of the increased rainfall.
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Flood waters from steadily rising rivers in neighbouring Brazil on Monday forced more than 50 persons in Lethem, the capital of  Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo), to evacuate their homes and seek refuge in now filled-to-capacity government shelters, a regional spokeswoman said.          Continue reading

TRINIDAD: Petrotrin Oil Refinery available to refine Guyana’s oil- Prime Minister Rowley

Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister  Dr Keith Rowley on Sunday May 22, 2022, disclosed that the state-owned oil refinery, Petrotrin,  would be available to refine oil from Guyana now that the takeover deal is almost sealed.

“The discussion did involve the possibility that if Guyana has oil  and Guyana is interested with someone, who we have selected here or are selecting, then those conversations should take place. That’s where we are at the moment and it all has to do with a supply of oil to the refinery,” he told the media in Trinidad.              Continue reading

WORLD: War in Ukraine could cause recession in weaker economies- IMF boss warns

Speaking at Davos, Kristalina Georgieva said anxiety about food prices was ‘hitting the roof’ globally

Kristalina Georgieva at Davos
Georgieva predicted 2022 would be a ‘tough year’ and declined to rule out a global recession. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
 and  in Davos – Mon 23 May 2022 18.48 BST

GUYANA: Rupununi Music and Arts Festival Village 2022 – A Presentation Video

GUYANA: Rupununi Music and Arts Festival Village 2022 – A Presentation Video

Rupununi Music & Arts Festival: A vison for the future in Region 9, Guyana: https://youtu.be/9zuqcFxxiXc

(Get involved and support this exciting arts initiative: bob.ramdhanie@gmail.com)

Guyana and Barbados launch “food terminal” for the region

sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com. Barbados — from CMC

Guyana and Barbados launch “food terminal” for the region

President of Guyana Dr Irfaan Ali (left) and Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. (GP)

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The food import bill in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states, may be reduced by up to 25 per cent in 2025 due to the establishment of the Guyana/Barbados food terminal in Barbados.

This is according to the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley who was speaking during a joint press conference on Friday with the Prime minister of Dominican Roosevelt Skerrit.       Continue reading

GUYANA: The PPP Government Voter Stabilisation Act – By GHK Lall

GHK Lall

Encouraging Events, Disturbing Developments…

It is a wonderful thing, this Presidential menu of relief measures involving hinterland communities, farmers, and homeowners. It comes with slippage, a huge one: plenty people left out. Yes, I understand the Lord giveth. In Guyana, Lord Ali of Leonora, Santa Rosa, pockets of Demerara, somehow forgot to remember that he the leader of a mixed society called Guyana. When he and his people left out the other people, the PNC people, the encouraging faded, the disturbing invaded. How could this be, Dr. Excellency?              Continue reading

GUYANA: Agri-Investment Forum – Letter to Editor – By Eusi Kwayana

Dear Editor: — Letter By Eusi Kwayana – Submitted on May 19, 2022

Oily, newly rich Guyana has become a center of assembly for various bodies of state and private officials who wish to justify their activities in economic projects with popular appeal of wealth creation; even though some of them will aggravate the climate crisis in a region already highly vulnerable to climatic crisis.

Some months ago, there was the energy symposium at which the voices of perceptive Guyanese critics were repressed. Yesterday the Agri-Investment Forum opened in our capital city.

Unlike the menace posed by oil exploration and its hazards, agriculture is without a doubt population friendly.  If well planned with popular participation, it can be one of the most beneficial of economic activities.            Continue reading

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