Uitvlugt is a West Coast Demerara village located in Region Three about 20 minutes away from Vreed-en-Hoop.
The finals of the national Children’s Mashramani Competition had a fiery start yesterday at the National Cultural Centre (NCC), where there were energetic performances in the Dance and Masquerade finals.
(Roxanne Clarke and Marcelle Thomas) An octogenarian burned to death in her sleep during a fire which gutted her bedroom at her two-storey Diamond, East Bank Demerara home last night.
Two armed bandits yesterday morning carted off gold and diamond jewellery along with cash and cellphones valued in excess of $8M from a goldsmith at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara.
Photos by Anjuli Persaud “I born and grew at this place. I have been living here for the past 40 years,” Veronica Gravesande said during an interview with Stabroek News.
Photos by Anjuli Persaud A twenty-minute drive across the Demerara Harbour Bridge, heading to the West Bank of Demerara, takes you to a small village called Nismes.
Magistrate Hazel Octave-Hamilton yesterday granted $300,000 bail to a 34-year-old father of three charged with driving a motor lorry in a dangerous manner that resulted in the death of Balwant Mangroo.
With a population of around 2000 people of different racial backgrounds, the community of Blankenburg is found on the West Coast of Demerara some 12 km west of the capital city.
Vreed–en-Hoop roadside vendors yesterday bemoaned the dismantling of their stalls and complained that the action by the authorities had threatened their livelihood.
On entering the village of Meten-Meer-Zorg one encounters a series of canals, a reflection of the grid-like order imposed upon the coastal landscape by the drainage patterns of the sugar plantation.
A 51-year-old man appeared yesterday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking after he allegedly tried to mail two boxes to Canada that were subsequently found to contain icing sugar with cocaine.
Hague is a small West Coast Demerara village located about 12km away from Vreed-en-Hoop.
Herstelling is located on the East Bank of Demerara and is known not only because of its new housing scheme, Somerset Court, but because its ample size and proximity to Georgetown (7.9 kilometres) notwithstanding, it remains a close-knit country community.
The village of Somerset and Berks, located on the Essequibo coast, can be spotted from a distance because of the old rice factory which is located at the entrance to the community.
Situated on the West Bank Demerara, the village of Good Intent which is sandwiched between Sisters Village to the south and La Retraite to the north is about seven-and-a-half miles from Vreed-en-Hoop.
The Ministry of Health on Monday launched the first dedicated multi-million-dollar health boat, The Lady J in Region Two Pomeroon/ Supenaam as part of observances for Oral Health Month.
From as early as 4 am, 56-year-old dhal puri maker Tony Favourite is at work at his 4585 Roxanne Burnham Gardens home, kneading an estimated 50 pounds of flour, which will give him 400 dhal puris.
By Roxanne Clarke with photos by Anjuli Persaud There is a rural community not far from Georgetown whose peace is only shattered by the whine of vehicles racing on the highway.
with photos by Anjuli Persaud Situated about 8 miles from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at Timehri is the small East Bank Demerera village of Sarah Johanna, the community was originally an estate purchased by the late Donnie Roberts who divided the land among his three sons, Samuel Jaisingh, Paul Jaisingh and James JaiSingh.
Like many of the exhibits housed within its walls, the Guyanese Heritage Museum is an almost forgotten treasure.
Efforts to locate Haimchand Manram, who went missing in Monday’s boat mishap in the Mazaruni River, have been unsuccessful.