Water tumbles over the ancient brownish-gray rocks of the Kumu falls in a never-ending white spray, splashing on the Portuguese-speaking tourists, swimming in the clear, cold stream at the bottom.
Rupununi farmers and tourism players on Monday gathered to share experiences and suggestions on how to deal with obstacles they face as part of a project meant to improve livelihoods using a low carbon pathway.
Just over a decade ago, Leslyn Joseph was warned that mercury in her body was at dangerous levels.
Many people do not get to watch a community grow up. Edgar Beard, who does not know his true age but is pretty sure that he is over 63 years old, however, was able to watch as the Amerindian community of Campbelltown was transformed from a community of five families to well over 300 persons today.
Mining and environmental protection officials will soon visit the Konawaruk River to check on its state and an assessment is needed to determine whether the river is supporting aquatic life, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud has said.
Norway has not deposited the US$45 million that Guyana qualified for in 2012 under the two countries’ forests protection plan and a top official says that a consensual decision has been made to delay the pay-out while working on improving the financial mechanisms for funding projects.
Jamaican dancehall artiste Mavado yesterday blamed the promoter of the Slingerz Summer Jam for his no-show at Saturday’s concert at Providence and slammed the arrangements made including a 19-hour flight from Jamaica to Guyana in a cramped small plane with no bathroom.
Three years after acquiring large forest concessions here and exporting unprocessed logs, start-up logging company Vaitarna Holding Private Incorporated (VHPI) is yet to set up its promised wood processing facility.
The recent PPP Congress has acknowledged that ethnic insecurities are real and says that any political solutions must address these insecurities.
Major changes have been made to the Guyana Cricket Administration Bill 2012 including the removal of contentious provisions objected to by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) dealing with the dissolution of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).
The charred body of a woman was recovered from the rubble after a fire razed two houses at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara early yesterday and relatives are urging a thorough investigation as they believe that foul play is involved.
Relatives of Cyril Ali, one of the two persons who died following a reported pirate attack off the Suriname coast last week are questioning the story told by the three surviving crewmembers and want a police investigation to be carried out.
Bodies of two of the four men missing since Saturday’s Cuyuni River mishap were recovered yesterday even as questions are being asked about the qualifications of the young boat captain.
Rehanna Prabhudyal woke to the roaring of crashing waves. Water from the Atlantic Ocean rose several feet into the air, the momentum carrying the waves forward over the seawall, then, seconds later, the water slammed into the ground and rushed towards her fence, battering it and rapidly flooding the yard.
Concerned at falling gold prices, government and mining industry representatives will meet today to discuss the impact on the local economy.
One Friday in October last year, a blast from a horn shattered the quiet of Kako village and Nelvie Williams dashed to her boat and rushed to block a pontoon carrying gold-mining equipment from proceeding further up the Kako River.
The two opposition bills passed by the National Assembly were sent to President Donald Ramotar on February 25 and the 21-day deadline during which he can either assent to or reject the bills has passed with no word on the President’s decision.
On a foggy Wednesday morning as she washed clothes in the cold, dark water of the Kako River, a woman related that she once took a young relative to the city and when it was time to bathe, the girl asked where the river was so that they take a bath.
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD) has expressed concern over mining on titled land in the Amerindian communities of Isseneru and Kako and has asked government to provide information on the cases as well as to review the granting of permits and concessions without obtaining the prior and informed consent of the affected indigenous communities.
In a plea for the safeguarding of their only water source, Kako villagers on Tuesday called for the immediate suspension of mining on the Kako River as well as a banning of future operations upstream from the village during a tense meeting with a government team.
“999 steps,” the locals say. Ask who counted the steps and if they really are sure it is 999 steps up the mountain, all you get is a shrug or a laugh and a quietly determined “999 steps.” The Moca-Mocans of Moco-Moco − a Macushi Amerindian village in Rupununi, Region Nine − know that you can’t prove them wrong.
The inquiry into the fatal shooting of three Linden protestors last July has found the police responsible for the deaths but said that in the circumstances, the discharge of ammunition was justified as the police were confronted by a hostile crowd and had no clear intention to kill or injure anyone.
Despite the heroic efforts of his brother to save him from his attackers, the stab wounds were too much and 25-year-old Enterprise, East Coast Demerara businessman, Kumar Mohabir succumbed yesterday after he was attacked by about seven men during Mashramani celebrations on Saturday.
`It is apparent to me that I must uphold the Constitution of Guyana in interpreting this issue.
Sometimes the wind sweeps the dark rain clouds to the side of the blue-green mountains and a grey curtain of rain drops to the dark forest below.