By Alva Solomon On arrival at Waikrebe, a small, remote indigenous village along the Barama River in the North West District, one can immediately sense the peaceful environment and togetherness within which the residents live. The village , which was named after the nearby Waikrebe Creek,  a tributary of the Barama River, is located more than 20 miles from its […]

– evicted Hopetown farmers move on to other state lands at Fort Wellington  By Clifford Stanley  A number of cash crop farmers from Hopetown Village who have been farming state lands at Fort Wellington in Region 5 (Mahaica/Berbice) along with other farmers from Bath Settlement and surrounding villages, have been evicted by the PPPC led Regional Administration of Region 5 (Mahaica/Berbice).  This has happened […]

…unvaccinated staff told to stay home, face salary deductions By Alva SolomonThe Port Kaituma District Hospital in the North West District is operating with a skeleton staff  as nurses and other persons on the medical institution’s payroll who are unvaccinated have been told  to stay away from the public facility with immediate effect.According to a notice issued to the nurses and which […]

By Amanda Marshall  For as long as residents can remember, boats plying the Myrie-Charity or Myrie-Moruca route, would disembark at the community landing – a mudbank located in Myrie, a satellite community found within the Village of Wakapoa in Region Two. During the dry season, accessing the ‘landing’ is quite difficult for the residents of Myrie, and Borada – a […]

The Ministry of Housing and Water – Central Housing & Planning Authority signed over $163 million in contracts for Home Improvement Subsidies and Core Home Support in La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD). Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal; Permanent Secretary, Mr. Andre Ally; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CH&PA, Mr. Sherwyn Greaves; and Director of Projects, Mr. […]

– NDC Councillor says Cattle Farmers Association reactivated, pastures to be put to use   By Svetlana Marshall   Residents in need of residential lands in the village of Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara must apply to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), George Langevine, a councillor attached to the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC has said ruling out the notion that the pasture […]

…villagers want lands for residential use, NDC wants it to graze cows By Svetlana With a drastic decline in cattle rearing, some residents of Den Amstel – a village located on the West Coast of Demerara – believe the time has come for them to transform a section of their agricultural lands into residential lands, however, support from the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) […]

By Alva Solomon   When village councils around the country were nominating candidates two months ago to be toshaos or village leaders one name stood out in the North Rupununi region. Michael Williams, known to many in the indigenous communities as ‘Mike’ or ‘The World Boss’ was subsequently elected Toshao of Annai Central, a village in the North Rupununi which has […]

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