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Amaila Hydro Power is Guyana’s best option but technical drawbacks found; need for political consensus to attract new investors- Norwegian experts

Norwegian experts have confirmed that the proposed 165 megawatt Amaila Falls Hydropower station is the best option for Guyana to wean itself off of fossil fuel generation and has recommended that government quickly makes a decision and, together with the opposition, reach consensus before renewing a search for international investors. “In order to establish broad interest among well experienced and ...

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Prison warder stabs wife to death at National Psychiatric Hospital

A prison warder Wednesday morning stabbed his estranged wife at the National Psychiatric Hospital, Canje. Dead is 23-year old Lonnett Prince of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam. The mother of a three-year old daughter was a hairdresser Eyewitnesses said a barber, who attempted to intervene, was attacked but escaped. Another hairdresser reportedly ran out of the salon located at the hospital ...

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Think-tank formed to craft consensus policies; grassroots to play big role

A think-tank, set up to mobilize and involve ordinary Guyanese and organised civil society in crafting policies, has so far found mixed reactions to performance of government. The Roraima Institute’s (TRI), co-founded by former Guyanese politician, Paul Tennassee, plans to involve government, opposition and the grassroots in developing policy analyses and policy briefs. “We believe there is wisdom in the grassroots ...

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President, Opposition Leader call for “peace”

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo have called for “peace” in separate messages to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. “Guyana is our motherland. We have a collective duty to ensure that we keep our homeland free from disaffection and discord. We have an obligation to promote peace and goodwill within our country,” the President said in his ...

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WET CHRISTMAS: Four days of rainfall expected..

​Heavy rainfall anticipated for Sunday December 25, 2016 to Wednesday December 28, 2016, with the development of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone. Synopsis: The ITCZ is slowly but steadily developing over Guyana. Please be advised that we are currently monitoring the development of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) which has developed along Guyana’s coast within the last 24 hours. Associated ...

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Flood warning issued; more rain expected

Weather forecasters Friday afternoon issued a flash-flood warning, saying that more rain is expected until about 6 PM. “Flash-flood warning is in effect for flood prone areas,” the Hydromet Department said in a statement.  The flood warning came hours after farm lands, businesses and several households in Georgetown and across the coast were already inundated by flood waters. “With the ...

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NDIA says fully prepared to address floods; ready to assist City Council if necessary

The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) says it is fully prepared to respond to any eventuality which may arise as a result of the rainy season, as pumps and excavators have been deployed countrywide. Chief Executive Officer, National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), Mr. Fredrick Flatts underscoring the importance of being prepared pointed out that 93 and 94 percent of pumps ...

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City, coast flooded due to heavy rain, high tide- authorities

Heavy rainfall and high tide on Friday conspired to severely flood Georgetown and several coastal villages. In the case of Georgetown disposal of waste into canals and poor construction techniques have added to the woes facing residents who have been shopping and otherwise preparing for the Christmas season So far more than 45.2 millimeters (1.25 inches) of rain fell in ...

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