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ENVIRONMENT: Time for Laws to Protect the Giant Ant Hills in the Rupununi- by Francis Quamina Farrier

Rupununi Ant Hill

This is a return to an issue which was addressed some years ago; the legal protection of those iconic giant ant hills in the Central Rupununi, Region 9. With the on-going development of the Guyana/Brazil border town of Lethem, including neighbouring St. Ignatius, Campbelltown and other surrounding areas where many of the ant hills are located, some nature-lovers are of the view that legal protection of those giant ant hills has become necessary..

Many feel that their future is in jeopardy. The recent issue with those trees which line the Mabaruma Public Road in Region 1, is a very similar example. It shows that Guyanese are becoming more environmentally conscious and would make their objections known, whenever aspects of the environment are endangered. In this article, I pre-empt any reckless act by anyone who may have little or no interest in the future of those Giant Ant Hills.

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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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Roraima – the Brazil State bordering Guyana

Roraima State,  Brazil

Roraima State, Brazil

 Roraima is the least populated state of Brazil, South America, with fewer than 500 000 inhabitants. It is the northernmost state, which places it firmly within the beautiful Amazon Jungle. It covers a total area of 224 299 square kilometres or 86 602 square miles. The capital city of Roraima is Boa Vista. [Read more]

The semi-nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes inhabited the jungles of Roraima for centuries. They lived in small communities, using the land for their survival. Then, when the Europeans started to explore the world, they ‘discovered’ South America, settling in various areas to colonise and develop them.   Continue reading