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Guyana: Georgetown – a capital in an unacceptable condition – Editorial: Kaieteur News

The revitalization of Georgetown involves an axis of multiple partnerships

It does not have to be. When it rains, there is the sense of a city in a swamp. When it is hot and parched, there is the claustrophobia of an overcrowded marketplace. The smells, the sights, and the blights are not of a Garden City or of a city by the sea or of a city on the move – upward. It is of a town and a place lacklustre as to pride and civic responsibility, collective priority, and individual dignity. It does not have to be.

Start with the little things. All those tiny things cost big money. Must be found. Must be done. Or else… Same cries! Same states! Same embarrassments! Rates and taxes collected are unrealistic and unhelpful. They need to be revised. Fairly and gradually. It is mandatory that this must be collected. COLLECTED. Or else…It would be the same place with the same results and the same decayed desultory outlook. It does not have to be. Some citizens are willing to pay their fair share, but the evidence of enhancements has to follow. Soon enough.            Continue reading

Georgetown to become ‘green city’ – set for grand return to glory as the famed ‘garden city’

Georgetown has been known as the Caribbean’s “Garden City” since the 19th century (Ian Brierley/caribbeanbeat photo)

Georgetown has been known as the Caribbean’s “Garden City” since the 19th century (Ian Brierley/caribbeanbeat photo)

Georgetown to become ‘green city’ – set for grand return to glory as the famed ‘garden city’

The patriotic passion of President David Granger has kick-started a ‘clean up the city’ drive, a day after he took office in May, and that ‘clean up’ drive has spread throughout Guyana

The patriotic passion of President David Granger has kick-started a ‘clean up the city’ drive, a day after he took office in May, and that ‘clean up’ drive has spread throughout Guyana.

Following a meeting with President David Granger this past week over his ‘Green’ vision for Guyana, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has not only embarked on the restoration of the renowned “Garden City,” but is doing this within an eco-friendly, green-environment framework.   Continue reading

GCA New York – Download: April 2013 On-Line Magazine

GCA – Guyana Cultural Association of New York – April 2013 On-line Magazine

IN THIS ISSUE   –    DownloadAPRIL 2013 ON-LINE MAGAZINE

GCA - April 2013

  • PAGE 3-13: Garbage City Photo Essay;  PAGE 4-22: 100 years of Aviation in Guyana
  • PAGE10-23: Guyanese Women in Riots; PAGE 24-25: How Tress Grew in the Forest
  • PAGE 26-27: Keith Agard, artist; PAGE 28-29: Carmen Jarvis
  • PAGE 30-31: Eileen Cox; PAGE 32-33: Andrea Douglas
  • PAGE 34:35 Poet Gentian Miller; PAGE 36-37: Finding a Summer Job
  • PAGE 38-39: International Events; PAGE 39: Chuckles Corner
  • PAGE 40-41: Godfrey Chin Prize for Heritage Journalism
  • Page 42: Calendar of Events

 April Editor – Lear Matthews
Cover Design – Claire A. Goring
Layout & Design –  Claire A. Goring & Ashton Franklin
Copy Editors – Edgar Henry & Lear Matthews
Contributors: Vibert Cambridge,  Muriel Glasgow, Lear Matthews,  Michael Benjamin, Peter Halder, Allison Skeete, KaieteurNews, Hazel Woolford, Youths for Guyana, Carl Hazlewood

PSC calls for a comprehensive approach to deal with the garbage situation – video

PSC calls for a comprehensive approach to deal with the garbage situation

April 11, 2013 {Capitol News}:  President of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Ronald Webster said the current state of the city with garbage overflowing into the streets leaves much more to be desired.

Webster said the PSC has been actively involved with several organizations, looking at projects aimed at cleaning and maintaining the environment.

He’s calling for a comprehensive plan to deal with solid waste management and landfill sites.  Continue reading

Guyana Association of Georgia – celebrates Georgetown’s 200th

RECEPTION – Saturday July 28, 2012 – Decatur, GA

The Guyana Association of Georgia is collaborating with the Mayor of Georgetown and the City Council to celebrate the 200th birthday of the City of Georgetown and also to launch the Georgetown website with an aim of bringing the city back to “Garden City” status.

Fix the City of Georgetown now – Editorial

Fix the city now

 Stabroek News On December 29, 2011  Editorial |  Comments

Georgetown has lost its appeal. Time was when it was a well laid out city, boasting concrete drains and canals, tree-lined streets, a demarcated downtown area and charming markets that could lure visitors. Sadly, this is no longer the case.

Citizens born in the early 90s, some of whom have now reached the age of majority, would have grown up surrounded by stagnant and weed-filled drains; uncertain garbage disposal which has worsened over the years; flooding after a mere drizzle; unkempt trees – save for those in Main Street; inept urban planning resulting in a hodge-podge of commercial/residential areas; a disgrace of a cemetery; and stray cattle, horses, donkeys, dogs and other animals causing traffic hazards. This list is by no means exhaustive; parking, pot-holed roads, ramshackle buildings, haphazard street vending are among several other ills that persons now accept as part of the city’s ‘charm’, having grown up with them.

Is it any wonder then, that city residents are afflicted with the litterbug disease? We are all well aware that children learn what they live. It is therefore obvious that the children who grew up in the squalour of the once so-called Garden City have learned that it is okay to have filthy overflowing garbage and litter lined streets and canals. And do not tell them about by-laws; to them these do not exist.    read more

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