The possibility of a Flagstaff-Mahaica route to take off floodwaters from the conservancy is now being explored rather than the Hope Canal

Dear Editor, In an article which appeared in the SN of November 13 about Norwegian officials touring the conservancy, the writer stated, “One of the imminent projects is to build an outfall channel at Hope that will be of enough capacity to relieve the pressure on the conservancy.” A recently completed Ministry of Agriculture (MoA)/National Drainage and Irrigation Authority sponsored Engineering Design Study for the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) Northern Relief Structure at Hope/ Dochfour, essentially concluded that the risk of the conservancy overtopping its embankment would increase with the completion of this proposed structure and closure of the existing Lama and Maduni sluices respectively. 3

A nation of inconvenient truths

Dear Editor, Norway’s interest and Guyana’s interest are not symmetrical.  How else can one explain Norway ‘rewarding’ Guyana a week after it was graphically revealed to the world that the state (GPF) tortured an unarmed juvenile in their custody?  33

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