By Arthur Deakin The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently set out a narrow roadmap for the world to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Annual renewable energy capacity will have to be added at four times the rate of 2020, which registered a record-high 280 GW in the past year. For solar power alone, this would be equivalent to […]

—former EPA head says gov’t allowing the company too much leeway to  damage  environment By Lisa Hamilton Instead of charging ExxonMobil only for the future probability of flaring, the oil and gas giant should also be charged for what it has already flared, said former head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams. Adams expressed this position on […]

By Alva Solomon  In 2009, businesswoman Roxana DaSilva and her partner were looking for a place to start a farm in the Cuyuni River in Region Seven when a small creek caught her attention. The creek meandered around the landscape and took them back to the river. It was while exploring the creek that she decided to build a home, […]

…says participating countries are learning from each otherBy Lisa HamiltonUnited States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch said on Friday that the Tradewinds 2021 exercises being hosted in Guyana this year have helped to provide an informal needs analysis to Guyana’s defence bodies with regards to being best prepared to provide national security. Speaking with the media at Air Station London, Timehri on Friday, […]

…as reservoir collapses causing massive flooding   By Svetlana Marshall  Residents of Three Friends Mines and Maria Elizabeth have been forced to evacuate their homes and seek refuge on higher ground as flooding in the communities worsen. Natasha Garraway, a resident, told Village Voice Newspaper that for more than a month residents of Three Friends and Maria Elizabeth have been hard hit by floods attributed to the […]

By Lisa Hamilton Members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) are making the most of Tradewinds 2021 (TW21) hosted in Guyana this year in collaboration with military representatives from the United States and 23 partner nations. On Friday, the media was permitted to visit Base Camp Stephenson to observe some of the training and interview participants. […]

Herstory Myrtle Peterkin was born in Guyana and at one time was raised in the medical compound on the Ogle Estate, East Coast Demerara, with her mother who was the estate nurse-midwife. At age 10, having passed the Common Entrance Examination, she won a scholarship from Bookers to attend Bishop’s High School. At the end of high school, she was […]

…Ministry of Education to craft plan to prevent CSEC disruption   By Alva Solomon    Fire of unknown origin gutted a section of the North Ruimvdelt Multilateral School on Saturday afternoon. Reports are that around 13:00hrs on Saturday, persons in the area witnessed smoke billowing from the northern section of the building. Within minutes the fire spread and as the wind picked-up, […]

—Former PAHO Representative calls on Guyana to disclose fully all information on purchase of Russian vaccines …says vaccines purchase from a middleman unusual in Guyana   By Svetlana Marshall   The Irfaan Ali Administration compromised the health and safety of Guyanese when it opted to source the Sputnik-V vaccine from a “middle man,” former Health Minister, Dr. Richard Van-West Charles said even […]

..vaccination campaign continues with over 224,853 jabbed with first dose The COVID-19 death toll for June now stands at 46 as of June 18, 2021, with 22 females succumbing to the virus as opposed to 24 males. The total number of deaths from the virus for the year is now at 279 while the overall total number of deaths is […]

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