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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 November, 2014

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 November, 2014

  • NOT ENOUGH Done by authorities to prevent flooding
  • Government failed Citizens – APNU
  • No talks outside of Parliament – Granger
  • Taxi driver shot during robbery
  • Sports

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NOT ENOUGH Done by authorities to prevent flooding   Posted: 20 Nov 2014 01:09 PM PST   Continue reading

Guyana- The food self-sufficiency myth – commentary

The self-sufficiency myth

If it seems that you’ve heard it all before when it comes to food self-sufficiency, don’t doubt yourself; you most likely have. We have been going around in circles rather than moving forward. Hence the cries of progress, the fist-pumping and the back-slapping are all window dressing aimed at giving credence to the myth.

An example presented itself last Friday in the Ministry of Agriculture’s early launch of Agriculture Month—observed in October—with a cook-off competition in its Regent Street compound. The competition itself is an excellent concept, but why is it being presented as new? Those of us old enough to remember would know about similar cook-offs and demonstrations back during the Forbes Burnham administration when attempts were being made to replace wheat flour with local alternatives like rice and cassava.

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Capitol News – TV Video Reports– 17 January 2014.

Capitol News – TV Video Reports– 17 January 2014.

  • GPHC denies any cover up of Colwyn Harding’s injuries and treatment
  • Flooding problems persist
  • Firearms law amended
  • House paves way for new categories of evidence to be admitted in court

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GPHC denies any cover up of Colwyn Harding’s injuries and treatmentPosted: 17 Jan 2014 03:10 AM PST
Flooding problems persistPosted: 17 Jan 2014 03:09 AM PSTWith sections of the city inundated during the heavy downpour this week, Deputy Mayor Patricia Chase -Green, pointed to several reasons for the slow drainage. The deputy Mayor said the Council tried its utmost to drain the city of excess water, but there are factors it cannot control. Dr. Roger Luncheon in his weekly press […]    Continue reading

Georgetown: A MAN MADE DISASTER – by Ralph Ramkarran


Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on November 30, 2013

Georgetown is already a disaster. An explosion of disease is all that remains to condemn the city as unsafe for human habitation. The spectacle of Georgetown and its environs under water was not unusual but the mixture of water with muck and floating garbage from clogged drains could only be described as gross. Even though the Government has taken control of the city’s administration, the interminable blame game continues, while the city gets worse every year, just when we felt that it was so bad it could not.

Yet we were recently regaled by Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, a Champion of the Earth, not bother about clogged drains. The daily column in Guyana Times, Eyewitness, nowadays reflects his views in uncannily familiar language, close to his own. It regularly takes issue with anyone, including me, who may have ignited, or could potentially ignite, the great man’s infamously short fuse in puerile analyses and ‘pathetic’ (Eyewitness’s word) conclusions, but has not pontificated on the relationship between clogged drains and flooding in the city.   Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Reports – to 28 Nov 2013

Capitol News – TV News Reports – to 28 Nov 2013

  • Morning fire leaves several homeless and millions in damages
  • Opposition blames govt. for inadequate preparation and slow response to flooding
  • Sports
  • Record Rainfall claimed is questionable for November
  • Transparency International to release its Corruption Perception Index next week
  • Sports
  • Several schools affected by flooding
  • More rainfall predicted
  • New deadline to implement Anti Money Laundering AML legislation

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Scientist: ‘Miami, As We Know It Today, Is Doomed”…

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Scientist: ‘Miami, As We Know It Today, Is Doomed. It’s Not A Question Of If. It’s A Question Of When.’

Jeff Goodell has a must-read piece in Rolling Stone, “Goodbye, Miami: By century’s end, rising sea levels will turn the nation’s urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis. But long before the city is completely underwater, chaos will begin.”

Goodell has talked to many of the leading experts on Miami including Harold Wanless, chair of University of Miami’s geological sciences, department, source of the headline quote. The reason climate change dooms Miami is a combination of sea level rise, the inevitability of ever more severe storms and storm surges — and its fateful, fatal geology and topology, which puts “more than $416 billion in assets at risk to storm-related flooding and sea-level rise”:    Continue reading

Guyana must invest against sea level rise – Dutch Engineer

SUSTAINABILITY –  Guyana must invest against sea level rise

By Johann Earle | 17 May 2013    Source link Thomson Reuters

Guyana must either move its capital inland to higher ground or invest more heavily in coastal infrastructure to withstand future sea level rises, a health and engineering expert says.

Dutch civil engineer Adrianus Vlugman, who works with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), says the government of the small South American nation must take a decision before long on one option or the other. He believes Guyana also could explore innovative solutions to the problem, such as floating villages – groups of houses built on floating platforms, with which the Netherlands has experimented.   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

Guyana Floods – March 2011 Updates

Guyana Floods – March 2011 Updates

Guyana has been having heavy rainfall over the last month.  In February we reported heavy flooding especially on the coastal lands and the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary creeks. The February  Reports are at this link:  https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/countrywide-flooding-in-guyana/

The East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) is now at a critical height due to heavy rainfall,  and water from the highlands flowing towards the coast-lands.  Efforts are being made to shore up the  EDWC’s earthen dam and release more water into the Mahaica Creek to prevent the over-topping of the dam.  In 2005, the over-topping of the EDWC caused massive floods which lasted for weeks.

We will update this page as reports come in:

March 24, 2011 – Bare Roots flooded for past five weeks :  http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/24/bare-roots-flooded-for-past-five-weeks/

March 22, 2011 – poor sea defences lead to overtopping at Herstelling and Providence on (East Bank Demerara).  http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/22/poor-sea-defences-lead-to-overtopping-at-herstelling-providence/

March 20, 2011 – Spring tides affect Bartica’s power station :http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4074

March 20, 2011 – Authorities again releasing water from EDWC as water rises: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/20/authorities-again-releasing-waters-from-edwc/

March 20, 2011 – Rain, damaged koker flood Wismar, Albouystown : http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/20/rain-damaged-koker-flood-wismar-albouystown/


March 19, 2011 – Mahaica- Mahaicony farmers appeal for more help : http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4069

March 19, 2011 – East Demerara Conservancy rising “dangerously”…  http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4067

March 19, 2011 – Editorial: “The Rains and the Floods” Kaieteur News. http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/19/the-rains-and-the-floods/

March 19, 2011 – Rice, sugar harvesting resume as weather holds: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/19/rice-sugar-harvesting-resume-as-weather-holds/

March 19, 2011 – West Demerara suffered tremendously from rainfall: http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/19/west-coast-demerara-suffered-tremendously-from-rainfall/


March 18, 2011 – Editorial: “Water Woes” – Kaieteur Newshttp://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/18/water-woes/


March 17, 2011 – Floods:  1200 acres of rice lost : http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/17/1200-acres-rice-lost/


March 16, 2011 – Conservancy stops releasing water in the Mahaica creek: http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4044

March 16, 2011 – Weather cripples sugar industry: http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4042

March 16, 2011 –  Conservancy level rises  http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/16/conservancy-level-rises-alarmingly/

March16, 2011 – City’s drainage system hampered by fishing boats. http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2011/03/16/city-drainage-system-being-hampered-by-fishing-boats/


MARCH 15, 2011 – Conservancy to discharge into Mahaica creek; farmers brace for flooding : http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4035

Mar 15, 2011 – Conservancy at critical level – earthen dam being shored up : http://www.demerarawaves.com/read.php?article=4037

March 15, 2011 –  Cyril Potter  College of Education under water as heavy rains continue:


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