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TOURISM: Visit Guyana – World’s number one Eco-tourism destination

15 places to visit in Guyana – World’s number one Eco-tourism destination

Guyana has achieved a lot in 2019. We won 6 major awards including World’s number one Eco-tourism destination. We also have been named in Conde Nast Magazine’s list of top 20 places to visit in 2020 and National Geographic Traveller’s top 50 places to visit in 2020. All amazing accomplishments for this little emerging South American destination  that’s approximately 87% rainforest. 

Below we have Listed, in random order, 15 places we recommend you add to your Visit Guyana 2020 bucket list.

#1 Waikin Ranch   

Guyana Politics: APNU+AFC countrywide protests point fingers at Caribbean Court ahead of key ruling

APNU+AFC supporters protesting on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.

There are countrywide protests organised by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) to press home its position that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) does not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal in the “valid votes” case by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

Ahead of Wednesday’s decision by the  Trinidad-headquartered regional court, APNU+AFC supporters on Monday staged several peaceful protests on the Buxton-Friendship-Vigilance public road, East Coast Demerara; Plaisance, East Coast Demerara ; Mandela Avenue, Georgetown; Agricola, Greater Georgetown and Linden in Region 10.

Buxton and Agricola are known to be coalition pressure points.          Continue reading

Guyana: Major plantain chip packaging business launched… three flavours available

Garth Nelson, Deicrick Forde and David Forde surrounded by Regional Chairman, Renis Morian, Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph and students pose with samples of the product at the launch.

The business, Ventriz Flavoured Plantain Chips offers three flavours to the general public.    Continue reading

Local Government Elections – No room for complacency by Government – editorial

Local Government Elections – No room for complacency 

MARCH 25, 2016 | BY | FILED UNDER EDITORIAL

If anyone is reading the signs correctly, the government has resigned itself to the fact that it did not do as well as it would have wanted in the Neighborhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) but it outdid the PPP in Georgetown and four other towns. Its intention appears to be not to dwell on the negative but the positive.

According to one of its ministers, the government is “quite satisfied” with the outcome. The administration opined that the elections and results confirm that its strategy has worked,”
This indeed is not the right time for the government to look back; it has to look forward and engage the people in the decision-making process. The LGE is over and it is no use crying over spilt milk.

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GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

GECOM ready for 523,831 persons to vote in Local Govt Elections

ballot boxPosted by: Jomo Paul – Demerara Waves – February 5, 2016

The Guyana Elections Commission Friday said all systems are go for 523,831 eligible registered voters to cast their ballots in Local Government Elections slated for March 18, 2016.  The total number of valid votes cast at the May 11, 2015 general elections are 412,012 or 72 percent of the 570,708 then eligible voters for the entire country.

For the first time ballots would be cast for Councils in new towns-  Bartica, Lethem and Mabaruma. They join the list of the other towns- Georgetown, Linden, New Amsterdam, Anna Regina, Rose Hall and Corriverton.   Continue reading

Bartica to become town in 10 months – President David Granger

Bartica to become town in 10 months

Sunday, 21 June 2015 21:06 – Written by 

President David Granger as he addressed the gathering at the Bartica Secondary (GINA photo)

President David Granger as he addressed the gathering at the Bartica Secondary (GINA photo)

The date set by President David Granger is April 23, 2016.

He made the announcement on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at a public meeting held at the Bartica Secondary School. “I made a promise when I was campaigning and I promised that Bartica will become a town before the 26 May, 2016, the 50th Independence anniversary, in fact Bartica will be a town on the 23rd  April 2016.”  Continue reading

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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The Wonderful Demerara River By Maj. Gen. (retd) Joseph G Singh

The Wonderful Demerara River

By Major General (retd) Joseph G Singh MSS, MSc, FRGS

Borsselen Island in the Demerara River

Borsselen Island in the Demerara River

The Demerara River – origin of its name, its profile and its significance

The early Spanish explorers referred to this river as ‘Rio de Mirar’, the wonderful river, but it was the Dutch who christened the river, the Demerara, from the word ‘Demirar’, the wonderful.[1]

The wonderful Demerara River originates from the rugged, rain-fed, forested northern slopes of the Makari Mountains, located slightly right of centre of the narrow waist of Guyana.  Continue reading

Government accused of gross deception over broadcasting in Region 10

Guyana Government accused of gross deception over broadcasting in Region 10

Jan 8, 2013- Capitol News – A public meeting is planned for Linden on Saturday that is expected to address, among other matters, the gross deception being peddled with regard to the transmission and other broadcast issues in the region. Politicians and persons knowledgeable in the telecommunications sector are saying that the Central Government is trying to give the impression that all they promised the people of Linden were a satellite Dish and a transmitter and not a frequency. A broadcast License would have to be obtained according to the law, the agreement says.

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Mark Benshop: APNU-PNC Incompetence – commentary

Mark Benshop: APNU-PNC Incompetence  – commentary

Why should citizens continue to embrace political parties (and the INCOMPETENT Members of Parliament) who do not have their best interests at heart?

Let’s address the issue of the APNU/PNC and how they have thus far FAILED to adequately represent their constituency.

(1) The leadership is alleged to have agreed for the increase of electricity tariff in Linden, after sitting with the PPP/C in private meetings without the knowledge/input of the Regional Chairman, Mr. Sharma Raheem Solomon, or the MPs representing Region #10, nor the people of Linden.

Immediately following the exposure of the ‘secret deal,’ the smoke hit the roof and the APNU’s Leadership quickly removed themselves from the scene, leaving the young/dynamic Regional Chairman, his MPs (mainly Ms. Vanessa Kissoon) and the people of Linden to battle the PPP.                 Continue reading