…farmers say water keeps rising …hundreds of cattle dead, millions of dollars in cash crops destroyed By Svetlana MarshallLocated along the Mahaica Creek, Little and Big Biaboo are among communities hard-hit by the current floods with farmers indicating that hundreds of the cattle and livestock have died and millions of dollars in cash crops destroyed. When Village Voice News visited the communities last […]

…Perseverance residents said poor water quality, constant blackout major concerns By Svetlana Marshall  Nestled between Belmont and Bushy Park in the community of Mahaicony, the Village of Perseverance is known for the famous silk cotton tree, located in the middle of the public road, but residents said there is more to the village than the myths surrounding the tree. With […]

By Lisa Hamilton   The community of Coverden along the East Bank of Demerara is a peaceful one. Residents boast that it is free of serious crime and knitted together with families which share amicable relationships. However, though relations are good, many in the community are concerned that for years there has been no development in the village to improve roadways and drainage and there […]

…lack of gadgets for most children, hurting education pursuits By Svetlana Marshall   Speightland is a close-knit Indigenous community located a short distance away from the old Aluminium Factory at Mackenzie, Linden. To an extent it is bordered by the Kara Kara Creek. Usually quiet, the community would often come alive during the midafternoon with loud chatter from residents as […]

By Svetlana Marshall Just 11 years ago, Section D Non Pareil – a village on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) – was an area largely covered by vegetation, though earmarked for housing development. Based on research done, its development dates back to 2010, when the Ministry of Housing allocated house lots in the area to complement the other sections […]

By Svetlana Marshall Bought by eight ex-slaves in the year 1842 for the sum of $10,000, Ithaca remains a village rich in culture and agriculture. It is located on the West Bank of the Berbice River, approximately 65 miles from the country’s capital city – Georgetown. In the olden days, residents of the predominantly Afro-Guyanese village, planted coffee, cocoa, citrus, […]

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