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GUYANA: Extensive flooding recorded in the Interior Regions – Updated

GUYANA: FLOODING- Several Areas under water

UPDATE: —  December 12 – The flooding has now spread to other regions

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), through the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), has confirmed that at least six villages in the Region are inundated.

Quebanang, Kangaruma, Waramadong, Phillipai, Pappy Show Landing and Mango Landing are all experiencing different levels of flooding, especially on the farmlands, a press release from the CDC noted.

A house in Pappy Show Landing under water

Other areas such as Eteringbang and Arau Village are seeing rising river levels, the release highlighted.

According to the CDC, assessment teams from the region, led by the Regional Chairman Mr. Kenneth Williams, are working with the police and other community groups to manage the impact.

Flooding in Mango Landing

“The CDC will remain in constant contact with persons on the ground there throughout an extensive period to determine what measures should be taken.”

Meanwhile, residents countrywide are urged to take precautions where necessary and to report any impacts to local authorities or the National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 600-7500 or 226-1114 at any time.

The current rainy season is expected to be wetter and longer than normal accordingly to the Hydrometeorological Service.


CDC ready to provide aid as flooding spreads to other regions

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), in a release issued on Monday, said that it is ready to provide aid in any part of the country as flooding has been confirmed in six regions.

See below full release from the CDC: 

To date there are confirmed reports of flooding in Regions 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9. Assessments are still underway so an accurate number of houses impacted is not yet available.

The flooding is caused heavy and consistent rainfall, which facilitates the over-topping of waterways. Parts of Region 2 are experiencing an average of 6 inches of flood waters; Regions 4 and 5 have an average of 3 inches of flood water; Region 7 is currently experiencing rising river levels between 7 and 20 feet in some parts; Region 8 is now seeing receding water levels, and Region 9 has mild flooding around in the town of Lethem only. So far, there have been no reports of structural damage, no power outages due to flooding and no shelters have been established to house persons.

The CDC has teams and relief supplies at the ready to be dispatched to any part of the country. We also have supplies prepositioned at our warehouses in Lethem and Timehri.

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Guyanese Online Blog – Most Popular Entries – July 2016

 Guyanese Online – Top Entries – July 2016

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  3. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated
  4. Guyana is now a upper middle-income economy – World Bank
  5. Guyana – National Grade Six Assessment 2016 – Top 1% Results
  6. Five Reasons Donald Trump Will Win – by Michael Moore – Huffington Post
  7. Immigrant-Refugee Specifics – featuring Pauline Willis from Guyana
  8. The Big Jubilee Party is Over – by Francis Quamina Farrier
  10. Olympic hopeful – Matt Centrowitz Jr – Guyanese roots
  11. “I will Follow Him” – by a Nun’s Choir – conductor Andre Rieu – video
  12. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana       Continue reading

Where is reason? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Trump Rally - Alabama - 2015 - Mark Wallheiser Getty Images

Trump Rally – Alabama – 2015
Photo Credit: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

Quest for dominance
calcifies the soul of man
& perverts reason.

Haiku by Rosaliene Bacchus

Of late, I’m having difficulty in focusing my thoughts about life in these United States of America. In addition to following the news on our 2016 presidential campaign, I’m also in tune with the chaos and human misery resulting from our unending wars in the Middle East and North Africa.

The rants from the front-runners of our Republican presidential candidates are disturbing and dangerous. Where is reason in the face of bigotry?

The living conditions of unwanted Syrian and other refugees, fleeing from our bombs and those of our allies in their homelands, wound the heart and soul. Where is reason to resolve this humanitarian crisis of our times?

While our elected representatives pursue a foreign policy of world domination – they call it…

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Guyanese Online – Most Popular Entries – May 2013

Guyanese Online – Most Popular Entries – May 2013 

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Top 30 – Check full listing: Most popular May 2013 – Full list- 499 items 

  1. Botlahle: Age 11 – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012 – 3 videos
  2. Home page / Archives
  4. Mother’s Day Speech – by Randall Butisingh
  5. Britain’s Got Talent – Attraction shadow theatre group – video
  6. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  7. Teenage Parties – by Ken Corsbie – comedy video
  8. ‘Bomb’ made from gas cylinder caused blast in Guysuco Scheme home + updates
  9. Personal View: The Future of Education at St. Stanislaus College – by Dr Ken Khan
  10. Guyana: The diminishing airline service – commentary
  11. Worry for Guyanese as Delta flies out on May 6, 2013
  12. Famous People of Guyanese Heritage
  13. “The Real Guyana” – Guyana in 2013 -YouTube videos  
  14. “Dear Mother” – 23-year-old pays off mom’s mortgage, becomes YouTube star
  15. Screening of documentary “Jungle Fish” filmed in Guyana – May 15,2013 Continue reading

Guyanese Online – Most Popular Entries – March 2013

Guyanese Online – Most Popular – March 2013

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1.     Botlahle – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012 – 3 videos
2.     Home page / Archives
4.     Botlahle: SA Got Talent 2012- The Madiba (Nelson Mandela) Poem – video
5.     Guyana: British Guiana 1959 to 1961- with 2009 updates – photos
6.     Sluice Gate Collapses and inundates Kingston Georgetown- March 12, 2013 – videos + updates
7.     Mega farm by Barbados investors taking shape in Rupununi
8.     Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
9.     Guyana-born Deborah Persaud: HIV Clinician First, Scientist Second
10.   Notable Guyanese who died in 2012    Continue reading

Exploration Guyana: video

Exploration Guyana: video

Director: Charles Montier | Producer: Charles Montier
Genre: Documentary | Produced In: 2011 | Story Teller’s Country: United Kingdom

Synopsis: Guyana is the size of Britain, with just two percent of the population. Its towns are clustered on the coast, so travel inland and there’s nothing but virgin tropical forest. A single road cuts through the jungle to reach the South and there are few airstrips, so the only way of exploring the interior is via its network of rivers. As a result, few people venture into the interior, leaving it unspoiled and pristine.

In February 2009, Charles Montier and two Patamona Indians set off into this wild environment, to attempt the very first descent of the Potaro River, from its source down to its mouth. Relying on old maps and their own wit, they would climb an untouched 2,000-meter Tepui, navigate their way through treacherous rapids, encounter mining camps and take on the mighty Kaieteur Falls, the world’s highest single drop waterfall.    See the video below:        Continue reading

Top 100 – Most Popular Posts for March 2012:

Top 100 – March 2012:

March 2012 had the highest number of page views – 45,848, since the blog was started two years ago. The previous highest was 42,375 in February 2012.  At March 31, 2012, the blog had a total of 494,386 views and 1236 entries. Visitors looked at 499 entries – this is the list of the Top-100.

 TOP 100 – most popular posts  for  March 2012.

  1. Guyana Floods – March 2012 – pictures of floods in Georgetown
  2. Barbados – Scotland’s Sugar Slaves – 4 videos
  3. Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake! – By Dwight Lundell, MD
  4. Famous People of Guyanese Heritage
  5. Guyana Floods – March 2012 – Several drainage pumps fail as city is submerged
  6. March 20-22, 2012 Next Mega Earthquake, AXIS Shift / US Could Be Next! – videos with updates
  7. Guyana Republic Ball – February 26, 2012 – Orlando. Florida. – pictures
  8. Mashramani 2012 Guyana – pictures
  9. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  10. The Jeff Corwin Experience: Guyana Land Of the Giants – 2 videos
  11. The East Indian Presence in Trinidad and Tobago 1845-1917 – six videos
  12. A Brief History of Portuguese in Buxton/Friendship:
  13. The Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip to British Guiana in 1966.
  14. Jessica Sanchez – I Will Always Love You – American Idol 2012
  15. HELENA MARTIN – “Walk Wit’ Me..All Ova Guyana.”
  16. Barbadian Migration to British Guiana,1840-1960 – by Frederick Alleyne
  17. World Maps – This is a fantastic information tool
  18. The farce we call West Indies cricket – By Lester B. Bird
  19. First black female fighter pilot follows childhood dream     Continue reading

Most popular: Top 30 Entries for January 2012

Most popular: Top 30 Entries for January 2012

  1. First Lady of Guyana – Deolatchmie Ramotar – Interview
  2. Kaieteur Falls – serious abseil near the waterfall
  3. Famous People of Guyanese Heritage
  4. Coconut Oil Touted as Alzheimer’s Remedy
  5. Guyana’s Child – song by Jessica Xavier – video
  8. World Maps – This is a fantastic information tool
  9. Godfrey Chin passes on:- “The street where he lived”
  10. The Health Benefits of Coconuts
  12. Giants of Guyana’s Forests
  13. Guyanese Parrots – comedy
  14. Eulogy for Maurice Moore – by Vibert Lampkin
  15. QC Alumni – New York – Ball and Presentation Ceremony
  16. Skype is killing long distance, one minute at a time
  17. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  18. Nostalgic recollections of Godfrey Chin – by Trev Sue-A-Quan
  19. Guyana Christian Charities – Valentine Dinner & Dance – Toronto
  20. Peacock Bass or Lukanani fish in Guyana
  21. Raphael Trotman elected House Speaker ; Backer is Deputy
  22. The Loneliness of the Guyanas
  23. History buff and interior decorator, Godfrey Chin dies
  24. MASH 2011 Photos
  25. TAKUTU BRIDGE – Rupununi. Guyana
  26. Ramotar disappointed with Trotman’s election as Speaker
  27. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards
  28. The World’s Strictest Parents – Barbados – videos
  29. 2011 in review – Guyanese Online Blog
  30. Sons of Gods – New Novel by Sharon Westmaas
Note: Newsletters and clicks to the Guyanese Online Master page are not included.
  • Totals at January 31, 2011: Total Blog entries = 1068
  • Total page views in January = 27,715    Total page views to date = 406,168
  • Thanks for visiting the blogs at Guyanese Online and reading our newsletters.

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Guyanese Online: Entries for December 16-25, 2011

  • Guyanese Online Website and Newsletter

We wish you an enjoyable Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2012.

Here are the most recent entries on the Guyanese Online Blog/Website.

The site now has over 980 entries covering a wide range of articles and videos. It had over 42,000 page views in November 2011, and now has almost 380,000 total page views.

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Guyanese Online: Latest Entries to December 16-25, 2011 – click to access articles

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Post #982



By Hubert Williams

Boston, Massachusetts, October 30, 2011 — I wouldn’t have thought that it mattered very much. Or that anyone would bother to notice. Until I visited New York to participate in family celebrations over the 2011 Labour holiday weekend.

Godfrey Wray, a journalism colleague from way back and now based in the “Big Apple”, remarked on the absence of writings by me on political, social and economic developments in Guyana.

With music blaring close by and the chatter of guests around us, conversation could only be sketchy. Eventually, it was limited to our personal activities and the unfolding ‘crush Obama’ frenzy on the American political landscape.

Nonetheless, Godfrey’s inquiry is haunting: why don’t I write on Guyana?  I just don’t… and have never thought I needed to explain why. However, it is my view that one has to live the reality of Guyana to write informedly about its current affairs. We who reside abroad are mere ghosts of times past.  Continue reading

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