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 […]

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 […]

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