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High tide floods several West Coast Demerara villages

Several villages on the West Coast Demerara were earlier today flooded as a result of a tide that was more than nine feet high. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) says “there was no breach of the seawalls. The water has begun to recede”. However, water over-topped the sea defence causing floods at Blankenburg, Den Amstel, Fellowship, Cornelia Ida, Anna Catherina ...

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Harbour bridge reopens from 6 pm

The Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) will be reopened to cars, minibuses, motorcycles and small canters from 6 pm Tuesday evening, the Minister of Public Infrastructure said. While the General Manager of the Bridge Corporation, Rolston Adams declined to state a fixed date when marine retraction will be allowed, he said that retraction would resume once systems are in place to ...

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Harbour bridge incident disrupts city’s garbage collection

Scheduled garbage collection in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown has been disrupted as a result of the damage to the Demerara Harbour Bridge. The Georgetown City Council says that’s because Puran Brothers is based in Region Three (West Demerara). Areas now experiencing a build-up of uncollected garbage are Kitty, Subryanville and the commercial district of Central Georgetown. City Hall says it is ...

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Damaged harbour bridge restricted to light traffic from Tuesday – Minister Patterson

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said works on the severely-damaged Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) would be completed by the latest Tuesday morning, allowing for the resumption of light traffic flow across the Demerara River. The minister gave an update on the situation at the DHB Monday morning on Guyana’s national, state-owned television and radio broadcasting corporation, National Communications Network. ...

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Sharma being reassigned to Public Infrastructure Ministry

Minister Jaipaul Sharma has been shifted from the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure as its Junior Minister, sources said. Asked for the reason, the source would only say the move was “to enhance public administration”. Sharma, as Junior Finance Minister, had been named as having met with representatives of the Princess Group that at the time ...

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Georgetown municipality undergoing facelift for Ghana Presidential visit

Sprucing up of Georgetown, including round-the-clock rehabilitation works at the Non-Aligned Monument, continued Thursday in preparation for next week’s State visit by Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The West African leader is scheduled to be in Guyana from June 11 to 12 for wide-ranging discussions on areas of possible mutual cooperation including the energy sector. Housing Minister, Annette Ferguson ...

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IATA protests Guyana formula, increased airline fees

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday publicly protested the refusal of the management of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) to hold talks about the adverse impact of increased departure fees on airlines and passengers. The global air transport body says CJIA’s continued refusal to cooperate with IATA on both the proper calculation and implementation of such fees ...

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Manari bypass aims to reduce accidents in Region 9

An GYD$80 million Manari bypass in Region 9  (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) is expected to reduce the number of road accidents around a dangerously sharp turn, officials said. The bypass was constructed by JR Ranch Incorporated in collaboration with the ministries of Public Infrastructure and Natural Resources. “With this new bypass, it is hoped lives will be saved” Natural Resources Minister ...

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Western Wakenaam village flooded

A section of the western side of Wakenaam Island, Essequibo River, was late Wednesday inundated with flood waters after a koker door collapsed, apparently due to intense pressure from the spring tide. Demerara Waves Online News understands that most of the residents at the village of Sarah were not badly affected because their houses are built on stilts. However, the ...

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Talks begin on building renewable energy power plant in Guyana

The Guyana government and a major Japanese solar energy company last week opened talks on constructing a renewable energy power plant in Guyana. Last Friday, a group of investors from the United States, Japan, Korea, the Malaysian Group, Smart City Clearing Corporation, and Capital Fund met with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s Chief Executive Officer of the Hinterland Electrification Company ...

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