…Amerindian Ministry slow to act By Svetlana Marshall Months after residents of Wikki-Calcuni petitioned the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs to remove their Toshao, Ezard Fredericks, from Office over allegations of malpractice and breach of the Amerindian Act, the Amerindian Affairs Minister, Pauline Sukhai, has reportedly failed to take any concrete steps to address the concerns of the villagers. Wikki-Calcuni is […]

–Want Fisheries Department take action to reduce incidents By Clifford Stanley Several fishermen operating on the Atlantic off the coast of Region 5 (Mahaica/Berbice) are complaining of increasing incidents in recent weeks of extensive damage to their seines by trawlers which leave their designated areas and illegally move into to shallower waters reserved for small scale fishing. They told Village […]

Parents of school-aged children living on the East Bank of Berbice in Region 6 (East Berbice/Corentyne) have reported that they are reeling from hardships created by the abrupt removal of the school bus which had been assigned to the area. Residents said their troubles began on the recent opening of schools. “This bus was presented for work on the East […]

—-Mayor accuses PPPC deliberately stymieing development of township By Clifford Stanley Mayor of New Amsterdam in Region 6 (East Berbice/Corentyne) Mrs Winifred Heywood has said that the ruling People’ Progressive Party/Civic has over the past year been carrying out a deliberate policy of non-support for the township. In an interview with Village Voice News the Mayor said: “New Amsterdam is […]

Several publicly-funded developmental projects started by the APNUAFC Government which cost millions of dollars of but were not completed due to the change of Government have been abandoned by the PPPC with resultant waste of the country’s financial resources. “These abandoned projects should be completed by the PPPC if they are serious about national development,” said Kirk Fraser Councillor of […]

…colleagues defy lack of internet access, computer and bus fare By Svetlana Marshall Growing up in Agricola – a community on the East Bank of Demerara scar by crime and violence – Trevon Narine was told that his life would not amount to anything, and when he landed a spot at the Houston Secondary School, for some, it was as […]

…Croal assures everything will be in their favour By Svetlana Marshall Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, said the Government is moving ahead with its plans to relocate residents of Cane View- an unregularised community near Mocha, East Bank Demerara. But the residents there have vowed to resist any attempt to have them removed. Croal said the move is […]

—-residents say hamstrung by lack of legal papers for properties By Svetlana Marshall For more than 40 years, hundreds of citizens have come to know East La Penitence Dam as their home. Despite the lack of roads and other infrastructure, the squatting community, located between East La Penitence and East Ruimveldt in the capital city – Georgetown, has seen some […]

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