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Guyana: Georgetown City Hall to get tough on dishonest officers – Mayor

Georgetown City Hall

In an effort to make changes to such predicaments, Councillor Heston Bostwick at the most recent statutory meeting proposed a motion for City Council officers being sanctioned for providing to them incorrect information.    Continue reading

The Promenade Gardens, Georgetown. Guyana.

The Promenade Gardens, Georgetown. Guyana.

The Promenade Gardens is located  in the city of Georgetown, Guyana. The gardens are located between Middle and Newmarket Streets as well as between Waterloo and Carmichael Streets in the city. It stands as the perfect spot for the family and the young at heart to relax and think of mother nature’s countless blessings to the City of Georgetown.
… Photos by Alva Solomon.

The sign along Middle Street tells the story of the gardens. Republic Bank has over the years partnered with the Georgetown Municpality to maintain the Promenade Gardens.

The sign along Middle Street tells the story of the gardens. Republic Bank has over the years partnered with the Georgetown Municpality to maintain the Promenade Gardens.

 

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Guyana: Let’s save our capital city – Georgetown

Let’s save our capital city

MAY 6, 2014 | BY  |  EDITORIAL

The City of Georgetown – Guyana’s more than 200-year-old national capital – is in a state of crisis.

It is a well-known fact that Greater Georgetown’s commercial, demographic and geographical expansion over the past four decades has been the major contributory factor to the present situation.  The population has grown to about 250,000. The boundaries now include the former ‘rural’ plantations of Pattensen, Sophia and Turkeyen on the East Coast and the villages of Houston, McDoom and Agricola on East Bank Demerara.

The city is home to the main commercial port and is now served by its own municipal aerodrome at Ogle. It is the seat of the National Assembly; Supreme Court; Central Bank; Police and Defence Force Headquarters; government ministries and many more institutions.  Continue reading

Georgetown: World Environment Day walk not all eco-friendly

Green Walk GT- 2013

GREEN WALK, Garbage pile: Participants on World Environment Day walk on Church Street. In the foreground is one of several piles of garbage in the Georgetown.

June 3, 2013 – (Demerara Waves) –  As hundreds of Guyanese marched through the streets of Georgetown to observe World Environment Day later this week, they could not help pass the piles of uncollected garbage and clogged drains.

Although the focus on June 5 is on reducing food waste under the theme “Think, Eat Save, Reduce Your Food Print”, two residents of Albert Street, Alberttown confronted Minister of the Environment, Robert Persaud about the clogged drains and alley that have made her yard and surrounding areas “toxic” and a mosquito haven.    Continue reading

Floods – Latest rains exceeded entire February amount in some locations

Floods – Latest rains exceeded entire February amount in some locations – Agri Ministry

(Demerara Waves) – February 29, 2012 –   Comments

The heavy rains over the last 24 hours exceeded the amount of rainfall expected for the whole of February for most locations across the coast, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

In a release Wednesday the ministry said rainfall fell in excess of more than 120mm in most locations.

“Please note that the rainfall in the 24 hours Feb 28 into Feb 29 exceeded the amount of rainfall expected for the whole of Feb for most locations. For example Georgetown average 92 mm of rainfall in Feb, but on Feb 28/29, Georgetown experienced rainfall of 129 mm.”

The highest recorded rainfall for last 24 hours was 156.2 mm which was reported at Supenaam Forestry in Region 2, it added.

Flood conditions have been reported in Regions Three, Four and Six in areas such as Windsor Forest, Canals Polder, Blankenburg, Parika, Naamryck (Region Three), Greenfield, Beehive, Anns Grove, Hope, (ECD), Little Diamond, Herstelling (EBD) and Black Bush Polder (Region Six). Continue reading

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