While many are having a cheerful Christmas, some residents of the Wales, West Bank Demerara community are worrying about their future.
-land for workers on the tableBy Shabna Rahman With the 2017 budget to be presented today, a major announcement is likely on the way forward for sugar with GuySuCo Chairman Dr Clive Thomas telling Stabroek News on Friday of a possible rationalisation of the industry to four estates.
Facing the effects of a prolonged dry season and the depletion of the forest as well as a poor price for lumber, residents of Moraikobai, Region Five share what life is like for them in their community: Havan Smith Havan Smith, logger, ‘At this time the logging business slow up a lot, especially in the market area with the price.
O’Neil d’Oliveira has set his sights on making a big name for himself as a singer.
Onderneeming on the Essequibo Coast is well known as the home of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), the institution that houses minors who have been in trouble with the law, but it is gaining more attention now since the establishment of the Rooster Resort and Fun Park.
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah This week on What the People Say, we asked members of the public to comment on the current crime situation and other issues affecting them.
This week on What the People Say we asked members of the public to comment on this year’s budget.
With the commissioning of the US$1M GAICO Wharf Facility & Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge at Nismes, West Bank Demerara yesterday, there is expected to be improved navigation of the rivers.
Story and photos by Shabna Ullah Mathews Ridge, North West District with its hills, mountains and pristine rainforest is magnificent, its people are friendly and hospitable, but the community has a common problem – the state of its main road.
A flooded street in Meten-Meer-Zorg Becca Henry looks on sadly at her damage Altaf Ahamad and his wife in their flooded apartment – The clogged trench at Meten-Meer-ZorgResidents on the West Coast of Demerara are counting their losses after floodwaters severely damaged items from their homes, business places and kitchen gardens early yesterday morning.
Story and photos by Shabna Ullah The friendly people of Fellowship, West Coast Demerara welcomed us warmly during an afternoon visit and were happy that their village would be featured in ‘The World Beyond Georgetown.’ They made it clear that the village was separate from Den Amstel, though many people would view the two villages as one,
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah School is out and with many people looking to visit various places, we asked residents to reflect on the vacations they took and their number one spot in Guyana.
Rhonda Jackson and her daughter look on as her sons try to put the pieces back together – An occupied house that crashed to the ground Repairs being done to Ramnauth’s house A zinc sheet wrapped around an electricity line Another peeled-off roofing sheetResidents of Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara suffered major losses when heavy winds sent two houses crashing to the ground and destroyed the roofs of others around 3 pm yesterday.
Students and other passengers disembarking a speedboat Tarmattie Persaud at work on her sewing machine Students strike a pose The depressed community of Plastic City The War Memorial Deborah Hamid Harry Deodharry Ena Peters A stall at the roadside market Kenneth Simon doing laundry Wendy Williams with her granddaughter KendraVreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara was bustling as with dark clouds hanging overhead, everyone was hurrying to get about their business done before the rains came.
Geeta Boodhoo clutches her left arm reflexively; its hand has been severed. And the 31-year-old of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo resident knows her life will never be the same again.
With a population of almost 300, the close-knit Philadelphia, East Bank Essequibo is a thriving agricultural village that sees co-operation among its people.
This week on What the People Say we asked persons to comment on whether they would be voting at the May 11 elections and if the campaigns are addressing their issues.
The small farming village of Grove, located on the outskirts of Parika, East Bank Essequibo and made up of residents of mixed ethnicity, is bordered by the villages of Salem and Look Out.
Le Destin, East Bank Essequibo, located about two miles from Parika is not well known by many, but it has a rich history that its occupants were willing to share.
Story and photos by Shabna Ullah Cornelia Ida is one of the largest villages on the West Coast Demerara and a hub for prominent businesses that cater to the needs of residents as well as to nearby communities.
Relatives of a 38-year-old minibus driver of Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara are seeking the truth regarding the way he met his death while in police custody after noticing “marks of violence about his body.” Police sources said Zaharudeen Rozan who was arrested sometime on Tuesday evening appeared sick yesterday morning and was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Interviews and photos by Shabna Ullah As the date for general elections draws nearer we asked members of the public whether they are excited and would be voting Noel Parkinson, NIS pensioner, ‘I’m not excited about the elections because as a Christian I don’t get into politics.
Students of the St. John’s Secondary School at Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara who have been displaced for the past two years demanded a new school during a picketing exercise yesterday.
With the commissioning of a US$35M 26 MW power plant by the Guyana Power & Light Inc.
Story and photos by Shabna Ullah Farming is the main source of income in the indigenous community of Bonasika Mission, Essequibo Islands but the problem is that there is not enough land.