Floodwater in a string of villages along the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) has been slowly receding and residents believes this is as a result of a cessation of rainfall on Saturday night into Sunday rather than any step taken by the government.
Amid concerns about government unresponsiveness to the flooding that has gripped the East Coast Demerara (ECD) since Thursday, Ministers of Public Infrastructure and Agriculture David Patterson and Noel Holder visited flood-hit Buxton and the Ogle Pump Station yesterday to assess the situation.
Residents of Salem, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) got a rude awakening after the water level began to rise when a sluice door collapsed at around 2.30 am yesterday.
Drainage works have begun on the Sheriff Street Canal and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure is looking to complete the project by next Sunday.
This week on what the people say we asked the man/woman in the street about the smoking of tobacco products in public places and whether tariffs should be increased on cigarettes.
Residents of Albouystown/ Charlestown can once again access medical services from the Albouystown Health Centre, which was declared open on Monday by Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence.
A labourer was yesterday afternoon stabbed to death at Bagots-town, East Bank Demerara (EBD), following an argument with another man over water.
Residents of Constituency 10, Albouystown/ Charlestown say they have seen changes in their communities, since the election of Team Legacy’s Malcolm Ferreira as a councillor at the March 18, 2016 Local Government Elections.
While it will take millions of dollars to bring the dilapidated Municipal Abattoir up to standard, the City Council is embarking on a phased upgrade of the facility.
Three companies, Ecab.gy, Drop and iRide are seeking to “revolutionize” transportation services in Guyana through mobile apps that promise their users speedy access to safe, reliable and inexpensive taxis through just the tap of their smartphones.
Continuous flooding is among several issues in Tucville-North Ruimveldt that still need to be addressed almost a year after the local government elections, where Mayor s was elected as the constituency’s representative.
Hundreds turned out again outside City Hall today to press calls for the scrapping of the controversial parking meters project.
An eight-month-old baby died and 10 persons lost their home yesterday in an early morning fire, believed to be an act of arson, at Kaneville Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.
A fire last night devastated a Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara apartment complex, which had provided housing to scores of students of nearby tertiary institutions.
Almost a dozen cosmetologists yesterday showed up for work only to find that their workstations, along the Merriman Mall between Light and Cummings streets, had been demolished by City Hall.
Arson is suspected to be the cause of a fire in Sophia on Saturday night which destroyed a four-apartment building and has left ten persons homeless.
The death toll from Wednesday evening’s Linden/Soesdyke Highway crash rose to four yesterday with the passing of 22-year-old Lindener Leron Mendonca even as the families of the victims were still trying to come to grips with the tragedy.
Continuous rainfall, which began in the wee hours of yesterday, flooded the commercial and residential districts of the city but the water quickly receded after the tide fell.
Following a tense stand-off in which a member of the city police drew his gun, City Hall yesterday removed four large swimming pools that it says were encumbering reserves along Sheriff Street.
Bartica is set for a 31-hour blackout today and GPL is beset by various faults across the country including on its pivotal 69kv transmission line in the city leaving consumers and the business community fuming.
Fees at the University of Guyana have been increased by five per cent.
The city yesterday announced that it was going to tear down 52 derelict buildings (see list below) and occupants of some of the structures say they were unaware of these plans.
Police are investigating the death of a homeless man, who is suspected to have been mauled by pit bulls, which have been linked to attacks on two men at Para Field, Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD), early yesterday morning.
Following a meeting between the Guyana Press Association (GPA) and the management of state broadcaster National Communications Network (NCN), journalist Natasha Smith, who was reportedly pulled off air because of her pregnancy, has agreed to resume anchoring duties, while a call has been made for the agency’s board and the Office of the Prime Minister to look into its operations.