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GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

ballot boxPosted by: Jomo Paul – Demerara Waves – February 5, 2016

The Guyana Elections Commission Friday said all systems are go for 523,831 eligible registered voters to cast their ballots in Local Government Elections slated for March 18, 2016.  The total number of valid votes cast at the May 11, 2015 general elections are 412,012 or 72 percent of the 570,708 then eligible voters for the entire country.

For the first time ballots would be cast for Councils in new towns-  Bartica, Lethem and Mabaruma. They join the list of the other towns- Georgetown, Linden, New Amsterdam, Anna Regina, Rose Hall and Corriverton.   Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 04 October 2015

GUYANA – Latest News – 04 October 2015 – Kaieteur News

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Bartica must become a town- APNU

Bartica must become a town- APNU

Monday, 31 March 2014 –  Demerara Waves

David Granger

APNU Chairman David Granger

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has promised to push for Bartica to be designated a town and for a number of ills like poor waste disposal to be addressed.

Already, the area is often described as a gold mining township where business has been booming largely due to a spike in the price for the precious yellow metal.

APNU Chairman, David Granger told residents of Bartica and several areas at a town hall meeting at the St. John’s Anglican School that his coalition would like to see that community become Guyana’s seventh town.
Authorities have also identified the need for Lethem near the Guyana-Brazil border to be designated a town. The other towns are Georgetown, Linden, New Amsterdam, Rose Hall, Corriverton and Anna Regina.  

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The Scenic Lake Capoey of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

The Scenic Lake Capoey of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

Lake Capoey - Guyana

Lake Capoey – Guyana

About five miles inland from the Atlantic, along the Essequibo Coast, stretches a cordon of fresh water lakes formed by creeks which spreads over the coastal savannahs. The quiet and scenic Lake Capoey is one of several lakes including Mainstay and Hot and Cold that captures some the splendor of Guyana’s lush tropical greenery.

Lake Capoey is located near the villages of Affiance and Taymouth Manor, in Region Two {Pomeroon-Supenaam} and can be access from Anna Regina or Suddie. The tranquil Lake is believed to have been found centuries ago and settled by Arawaks who still maintain a small presence in the nearby communities. There are more than 380 residents who are in involved in farming and the timber industry.    [Read more – The Scenic Lake Capoey of Guyana]