Cathy Richards

Many Region 10 projects far from completion

-Solomon says contractors biting off more than they can chew

As 2012 comes to a close, Region 10 projects seem to be in limbo with a large number nowhere close to completion and community leaders fear this is likely to have a negative impact on the 2013 budget and work programme.


Story and photos by Cathy Richards Back in the 1970s, the Wisroc Housing Scheme was the showpiece of Linden with its hundreds of three-bedroom claybrick houses, most of them built by self-help.

Water returns to Dazzel

Residents of Dazzel Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD) can breathe a sigh of relief now that the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has brought their water woes to a much anticipated end.

Linden hit by another protest

The issue of compromised gratuity payments to contracted workers of the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) has sparked yet another protest, and a call to have the decades-old issue settled once and for all.

Linden readies to begin operating TV station

– though handing over deadline passed Although the official handing over of the transmitter is already two weeks past the deadline, Linden is getting set to begin operating the television channel, which formed part of the agreement between Region 10 authorities and the government over ending the five-week protest by residents recently.

Freak storm pounds Amelia’s Ward

– families displaced, losses pile up Several families at Amelia’s Ward were seeking refuge last evening after being displaced by a freak storm with intense rain, and lightning and thunder that ripped through the Mackenzie, Linden community.