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Finance Minister Jordan reveals expenditure for remainder of 2015

Expenditure for the remainder of 2015…

Govt. to construct small hydro-power sites in Moco-Moco, Kato and Tumatumari  … As IDB says Amaila Falls Hydro project is too risky to attract the Bank’s financing

October 21, 2015 – KNEWS – Finance Minister Jordan has outlined in his 2015 half year report, how government intends to spend moneys on some critical projects for the remainder of the year.

In the energy sector, he asserted that the Government is unable to proceed with the controversial Amaila Falls Hydroelectric Project in its current form as the cost of financing this project is too high. Jordan noted that the Inter-American Development Bank, a major stakeholder in the establishment of the hydropower site, has indicated that the project is too risky to attract the Bank’s financing.

Small Hydro Projects   Continue reading

Mahdia and nearby villages could be using hydroelectric power by mid 2016

Mahdia and nearby villages could be using hydroelectric power by mid 2016

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 04:49  — Written by 

Director, Tumatumari Hydro Inc Herman Rohlehr addressing the leadership forum at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre

Herman Rohlehr

Photo: Director, Tumatumari Hydro Inc Herman Rohlehr addressing the leadership forum at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre

THE 1897 WISMAR TO ROCKSTONE RAILWAY

THE 1897 WISMAR TO ROCKSTONE RAILWAY

By Dmitri Allicock

The once popular and well known 1897 Demerara to Essequibo railway symbolized Upper Demerara and served as a cornerstone in its development before Bauxite dominated. This railway provided valuable and safe transportation for commuters and cargo between Essequibo and Demerara. It was Guyana’s first inland railroad – The Demerara Essequibo Railway (DER).

Hugh Sprostons entry to British Guiana in 1840 saw a dire need for transportation across Guyana’s waterways and its hinterlands. He established steam-powered vessels across Guyana and built Guyana’s dry dock in 1867, where damaged vessels could be repaired and new ones constructed.

Sprostons had steam brigs or vessels plying the Georgetown route as far as Lucky Spot up the Demerara River since the 1850s. They were also other privately-operated vessels of that period. Access up the mighty Essequibo River was a different matter. Navigation was very dangerous due to the many rapids and waterfalls. Many people drowned as they tried to navigate the torrent Essequibo and boats capsized more often than not.  Continue reading

GLIMPSES OF THE GUIANA WILDERNESS – 1918

GLIMPSES OF THE GUIANA WILDERNESS – 1918

A. Hyatt Verrill. (1871-1954) ….. see bio at the end

Your Excellency, Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen:

It is a great deal easier to show interesting pictures than to say interesting things, and I have no doubt you would rather see my pictures than to hear me talk, so I shall try to show as many slides as I can and say just as little as possible.

The only trouble has been to select the pictures, for there are so many interesting and remarkable places and things to be seen in this colony that it’s a mighty difficult matter to pick out the most interesting. Moreover, I have had but four days in which to select my views, have the slides made and colour them, and hence I am limited in the number I can use. Continue reading

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