Category Archives: Local Government

GUYANA: Buxton: Anti-government protesters vent concerns, ministers offer promises on same day

Buxton: Ministers offer promises on same day

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Demerara Waves – Monday, 4 July 2022

Picketers voicing concerns regarding neglect of Buxton and other Afro- Guyanese villages at Buxton Public Road, East Coast Demerara

As an estimated 100 anti-government protesters on Buxton Public Road on Monday vented their frustration with police killings and alleged discrimination against African Guyanese in the delivery of benefits, a high-level government delegation was meeting with hundreds other villagers and promising to resolve concerns.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Buxton, East Coast villages assured of improved village roads, better healthcare and housing

July 4, 2022- News Room. Guyana

A section of the gathering at the government outreach in Buxton.

Residents of Buxton and neighbouring villages on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) were Monday assured of equitable development with other villages across the country as several government Ministers visited the area.

The engagement with residents in effect foiled a planned protest by opposition activists. A small crowd gathered for that placard-bearing demonstration. However, hundreds attended the meeting at the Buxton Community Center ground.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Gov’t to host massive outreach to Buxton/Friendship on Monday July 4, 2022

Photo: Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips engaging residents of Buxton

Buxtonians and residents of other neighboring villages will have the opportunity to meet with several government ministers on Monday, July 4, to discuss developmental issues and other concerns, when government takes a major outreach to the East Coast Demerara community.

The exercise will be led by Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, and fulfills a commitment made by His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, when he visited the village last Tuesday.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Place Names Along Guyana’s Roads – All Regions

GUYANA:  PLACE NAMES ALONG GUYANA’S ROADS

Here is a list of place names along Guyana’s roads’

(Source: Adapted from Gazetteer of Guyana, published by Lands and Surveys Department and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation, Georgetown, 2001)

This list covers the roads of all of the Regions of Guyana at the time it was compiled some 20 years ago.

DOWNLOAD/VIEW: PLACE NAMES ALONG GUYANA’S ROADS

GUYANA: Recalibration Required between Central Government and Georgetown

Stabroek News

By Stabroek News Editorial – June 10, 2022     

The PPP has never reconciled itself to the fact that Georgetown, the capital city, is under the control of the PNC now APNU with the AFC in tow. It is not a reality which is going to change in a hurry; the demographics are what they are and this is a universe where ethnicity largely dictates voting patterns. The southern wards of George-town are the APNU heartland, and while far more Indians and members of other groups live in the city than ever used to be the case, they will not outnumber the African population for the foreseeable future.

Twenty-three years in office saw the PPP/C starving the capital of funds so the rubbish mounted up on street corners and one Minister of Local Government infamously declared that he would be happy if there was a health crisis as a consequence because it would supply a justification for removing the City Council. It was the most open acknowledgement from the ruling party of what they were trying to achieve in Georgetown. Miraculously, however, there was no health crisis, and so the central government continued to operate in what the citizenry regarded as punishment mode.            Continue reading

CANADA: Why Doug Ford Will Once Again Win Ontario Election – on June 2, 2022

– Pride News – By Robert Danisch -Guest Contributor
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On June 2, Ontario residents head to the polls to elect a provincial government. The most likely outcome is that Doug Ford will be re-elected premier of the province and his Progressive Conservative party will win the most seats.

Some people in the province will be frustrated, or puzzled, by such an outcome, especially in light of the hardships so many Ontarians have endured over the last few years during the COVID-19 pandemic.        Continue reading

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: A LOOK AT INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY – May 18, 2022 – By Keith Easton – For BFMACC

BFMACC logo

BUXTON/ FRIENDSHIP MUSEUM, ARCHIVES & CULTURE CENTER (BFMACC)
(Supported by The Friends of Villages Museum & Archives Inc., a 501 C 3 non-profit organization in the USA )
LOT 35 BUXTON MIDDLE STREET (Lower Level)
BUXTON VILLAGE, EAST COAST, DEMERARA, GUYANA,

EMAIL: BUXFSHIPMACC@GMAIL.com
Tel: 502-1970 Cell:659-967 – The Museum is currently open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 1 pm- 5pm.

By Keith Easton– For BFMACC

As we acknowledge “International Museum Day “Wednesday May 18th 2022, the BUXTON / FRIENDSHIP MUSEUM, ARCHIVES & CULTURE CENTER (BFMACC) joins all museums around the world in celebrating another milestone of such an important day which theme is “ The Power of Museums” reflecting on (a), “The power of community building through education.” (b) “The power of innovating on digitalization and accessibility.” (c).”The power of achieving sustainability.”              Continue reading

GUYANA: Government: Auditing of the public accounts: – By Anand Goolsarran

 — What about non-Central Government activities?

In last week’s article, we discussed four of the seven infrastructure development projects financed by the Exim Bank of China that ran into serious difficulties during their execution stages – the Skeldon Sugar Modernisation Project; the One Laptop Per Family Project; the Fibre Optic Cable Project; and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Project. The first three have failed completely to deliver in terms of their objectives, outputs, outcomes and impacts, thereby encumbering the Guyana’s public debt in the tune of US$115.4 million, with little or nothing to show for the expenditure incurred.

This is in addition to the significant amounts expended as counterpart funding on these projects. In the case of the airport project, the works are still on-going after ten years, with a revised completion date of 20 June 2022. The original construction cost was estimated at US$150 million. This has now been revised to around US$200 million.            Continue reading

GUYANA: POLL: Funded by the US government’s National Endowment for Democracy – three articles

US poll finds political representation on major problems generally poor; youths don’t see a future in Guyana

A United States (US)-funded opinion poll conducted earlier this year shows that cost of living, unemployment and the coronavirus are the biggest problems among Guyanese but elected representatives are not doing sufficient to address them.

The poll, which was conducted for the International Republican Institute (IRI) between January 4 and 24 through face-to-face interviews in the homes of 1,500 Guyanese adults 18 years and older across based on the 2012 census, shows that a mere 2 percent of Guyanese were concerned about the oil sector and 4 percent about crime and security.        Continue reading

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