DEMERARA CHANNEL The Demerara Channel was dredged extensively during 1968 by a chartered foreign owned suction dredge to facilitate the carriage of increased tonnes of bauxite from the transshipment vessel permanently moored in the harbour of Georgetown.
Georgetown Prison THE INMATES at the Georgetown Prison are calling for the setting up of a Parliamentary Committee — of all parties in Parliament, as well as the Guyana Council of Churches, the Guyana Human Rights Association and the TUC to urgently investigate certain practices at the Georgetown Prison.
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IN A surprise raid late last week the Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) impounded a large number of unfortunate animals and arrested several owners.
PCD Calls For Street Protests THE People’s Progressive Party and the Working People’s Alliance, the two major parties in the Patriotic Coalition for Democracy, have both called on workers to take action from the bottom if their trade union leaders continue to allow themselves to be manipulated by government.
Preserving Georgetown THE uniqueness of Georgetown’s architecture has often been written about, but then perhaps the point cannot be repeated too often.
Doctors’ Quarters Need Urgent Repairs THE doctors’ living quarters located at Quamina and Waterloo Streets is slowly but surely becoming an ‘eye sore,’ according to observers.
Senator Kennedy ups The Election Pressure UNITED States Senator Edward Kennedy has joined the free and fair elections fight here in what opposition politicians and political observers see as the most important boost to the movement yet.
Govt Reviewing Hydro Power Possibilities BY SHARIEF KHAN GOVERNMENT is taking another look at the possible establishment of a hydro-power scheme at Tiger Hill, up the Demerara river, as it seeks to push the development of alternative sources of energy.
D’Aguiar Calls For Sound Currency CHAIRMAN of Banks D.I.H. Ltd., Mr. Peter D’Aguiar, comparing President Desmond Hoyte with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said both leaders have been very unlucky.
Four Scholars Who Triumphed By Hard Work THE Public Service Ministry has offered six scholarships this year for successful students at the 1989 GCE ‘A’ Level examinations.
The Human Side By PARVAT1 PERSAUD EDWARDS CENTRED around the former factory site, this once thriving community, of which the main source of livelihood was the sugar estate, has fallen upon penurious times.
Sea defences in shambles COASTLANDERS and residents in riverain areas are bracing themselves for extraordinary high tides predicted for this time of the month.
The People’s Progressive party (PPP) reacting to recent allegations in the state media that its leader is inciting violence, has said that the government is resorting to “lies and distortions” to create hysteria.
COMPETITION has broken out between leading commercial banks in the bid to attract business under the new Cambio Act.
A UNITED Nations consultant is due here in the near future to advise the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) on the best way of disposing of its thallium sulphate stocks.
—Pres. Hoyte PRESIDENT Desmond Hoyte has expressed the hope that the proposed ‘Skills Training for Development Programme’ (STEP) would produce people with the necessary skills who will not compromise high standards.
THE People’s National Congress (PNC) Government is pressing opposition forces to come up with a viable alternative to the Economic Recovery Programme (ERP).
ASSISTANT Editor of the weekly ‘Catholic Standard,’ Roxana Kawall, is the journalist who first began exposing the fact that thallium sulphate was poisoning persons.
Food, Fuel In Short Supply In Wake Of Collapse Of Bridge By SHARIEF KHAN CHAOS dominates the Demerara River ferry service, flour and other food items are in short supply west of the river and prices have jumped steeply in the wake of the collapse of the Demerara River bridge.
THE Mighty Sparrow demonstrated his tremendous talent, skill and professionalism in calypso when he gave a soundly entertaining performance at the National Cultural Centre last Tuesday night.
THE Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) says that US President George Bush’s Republic day message is “the most dramatic comment yet by the USA on the electoral process in Guyana.” In his message President expressed the hope that the impending elections here “will reflect the democratic values shared by both our peoples.” The PPP says that President Desmond Hoyte’s response to the message was “most misleading.” President Hoyte in his response said both “peoples share the same democratic values” and this has been reflected traditionally and will be in the next elections.
GTSL driver George Halley is to be given a monetary award for saving the lives of a busload of schoolchildren crossing the Demerara Harbour Bridge when it collapsed last week.
Good Management Means Good Business MICHAEL SOLOMON is one of three businessmen who pooled their resources and experience to form Home Services Enterprise two months ago.
THE United States government has stopped short of openly censuring the electoral track record of Presi-dent Desmond Hoyte’s ruling PNC but Washington says its goal here is free and fair flections.