Category Archives: Local Government

GUYANA: Linden: Purchase a copy of the Best of Linden Magazine!

You are invited to enjoy the inaugural edition of our ‘Best of Linden Magazine’.  Take your time, it unfolds with each reading.  The Best of Linden Magazine is a celebration of the best of us, our institutions, ideations, and those of us who are transcendent in style and actions.

“Nice stories, Beautiful photos,  Celebrating Strengths…… Really good read”  – Gordon Moseley

 “Thanks for the magazine, I was last in Linden in 2006, so it’s been a long time.  My parents are enjoying it too.”  – N. Small

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BOOK REVIEW: Kimani Nehusi’s A People’s Political History of Guyana, 1838-1964 – By: Eusi Kwayana

Kimani Nehusi’s A People’s Political History of Guyana, 1838-1964 – (Hansib, 2018)
Book Review by Eusi Kwayana

This is a rather late review of a significant work of Guyanese history by Dr. Kimani Nehusi which he titled A People’s Political History of Guyana, 1838-1964 and published in 2018. This delay is regreted. It is regreted especially because the reviewer has had a long acquaintance with the scholar’s efforts to identify moments of consciousness as they emerged and became perceptible among various classes of the colonized peoples of Guyana. This concern had engaged the scholar’s pursuits even while he was in undergraduate study at the University of Guyana and had begun to interview elders available to him across the society and make careful notes.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Georgetown: City vending – One of the most pressing issues – Commentary

City Hall – Georgetown

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The announcement last Thursday (February 18, 2021), that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) was moving to implement a policy to regularise vending in Georgetown should have come as no surprise to anyone.

In fact, if anything, some might have questioned what took Mayor Ubraj Narine so long. One of the just four mayors Georgetown has had over the past three-plus decades, it was almost a given. He had to step up to address what is one of the city’s most pressing issues: vending.

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New York: “The City on Life Support”; Bad news for Guyanese hopefuls – Opinion

OPINION: GUYANA IS DISORDERED – By Peeping Tom

Kaieteur News – I hate to sound like V. S. Naipaul, but it is problem enough when you are a small country. Imagine, therefore, the problems that arise when you are a small, disordered society.
Guyana is a country with a small population. The small size of the society is further compounded by the ever-increasing disordered nature of the society. No matter what wealth is discovered within this small economic space, it is not going to benefit the population much, unless the disorders are ordered.

With each government, this task is becoming more difficult and two examples will suffice in explaining the dilemma which the government, and any future government, will face.    Continue reading

Guyanese Patriots with a Passion for Progress — by Francis Quamina Farrier

— by Francis Quamina Farrier

While there are those Guyanese who say openly that they have given up on the country of their birth, there are those who not only “Talk the talk” but certainly “Walk the Walk” in a very positive way. So when last have you walked along the Main Street Avenue in downtown Georgetown and observed the renaissance taking place? There are citizens who are working diligently to make it more and more as pleasant a walk as possible for citizens and tourists as well.

One such citizen is businessman Stanley Ming. “The avenue along Main Street between Middle and New Market Streets, west of the President’s official residence, has become a very popular venue for photography during the year-round celebrations of weddings, anniversaries and special occasions.” noted Stanley Ming, the General Manager of Mings Products and Services Limited.        Continue reading

Local authority tax compliance should be mandatory for business transactions – City Mayor

City Mayor Ubraj Narine.

Jan 10, 2021  – Kaieteur News – City Mayor, Ubraj Narine, has proposed making local authority tax compliance for business transactions as part of efforts to curtail the issue with businesses defaulting on payment of rates and taxes.

During a press briefing at City Hall on Friday, Narine explained that the proposal is to help give the various Councils some sort of authority and leverage to collect their dues. He noted that the problem with rates and tax collection is a universal one in the various local authority districts. The issue has resulted in the municipality losing billions in revenue.    Continue reading

MEDICAL: SLIPS IN BARBADOS CAUSE A BIG SPIKE IN COVID-19 – The Economist

BANNING BUS CRAWLS – in Barbados

What happened when an island with few infections let its guard down

THE ECONOMIST 

Barracuda, blue marlin and red snapper were for sale before Christmas at Millie Ifill fish market, but only to those who observed pandemic protocol: “No Mask No Service”, said a large sign. Local discipline and tests on travellers kept COVID-19 cases in Barbados to a trickle. After a lockdown, bars and boutiques were doing brisk business. Reservations at restaurants such as the Fish Pot at Little Good Harbour were becoming hard to get. Locals said the island was in its own little bubble.        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