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More squatting on Linden-Soesdyke Highway lands will not be tolerated; squatters, farmers to be relocated

President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday declared that government would not be tolerating anymore squatting on lands along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, and that existing squatters would be moved three planned settlements that would be developed on the highway. “We cannot tolerate any new additional squatting. We cannot tolerate the squatting. I’m being very honest with you,” he told a community meeting ...

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More housing lands to be available in East Demerara- Housing Minister

More former sugar estate lands are being made available for housing, even as government grapples to cope with a backlog of about 80,000 applications, according to Housing Minister Colin Croal. “We are currently finalising lands because we have to do this in conjunction with Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission as well as GUYSUCO (Guyana Sugar Corporation)…We have thousands of acres ...

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Torginol the official paint of International Building Expo 2022 prepares to display new products, techniques

The 60-year-old Torginol Paints Inc is poised to display several new products and techniques at the upcoming International Building Expo slated for July 22-24 for which it is the official paint. “This year, we will be showcasing our new developments, which have been part of our Research and Development, and we will be showing new technologies and new developments in ...

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Several houses demolished at Amelia’s Ward for road in proposed residential area; opposition demands compensation, relocation

Several houses and foundations at Amelia’s Ward, Linden were demolished and destroyed on Saturday because they are in the path of a proposed road for the expansion of housing in the town, but the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has formally requested compensation and alternative land for the dislocated residents. Housing Minister Colin Croal said notice ...

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Ali promises Region Ten 1,000 houses; APNU+AFC takes credit for announcement, vows to ensure promise is kept

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday promised that his administration would build 1,000 houses in Region 10, 50 of which will be for young professionals by this October, and already A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has said the announcement was in response it its call and that it would ensure government keeps its promise this time, The plans, ...

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Squatter relocation plan hindered by lack of available lands – Minister Rodrigues

by Samuel Sukhnandan The creation of squatter settlements has long been an issue for many developing countries, including Guyana, but the new government wants to address this issue through a more comprehensive relocation and regularisation plan which it hopes to roll out in the coming years. Junior Minister of Housing and Water Ms. Susan Rodrigues told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ ...

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Severe flood at Grove, East Bank Demerara

Homes, businesses and yards in a section of Grove, East Bank Demerara, were Wednesday night inundated by flood waters from the nearby Demerara River as a result of a damaged koker (sluice), authorities said. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) said the Diamond Secondary School has been identified as a temporary shelter for residents affected by the breached koker in the ...

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New Housing and Water Minister promises to deliver thousands of houselots annually

by Samuel Sukhnandan With a promise to deliver 10,000 house lots annually, newly-appointed Housing and Water Minister Mr. Collin Croal has reaffirmed that this will be a top priority of the new government. Mr. Croal reminded that the housing sector is an important driver of the local economy, and that it would therefore be important to expand and develop housing. ...

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Central Housing to address house lot backlog

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) says it is working to clear the backlog of house lot applications. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority, Lelon Saul says the CH&PA, Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GLSC) and the National Industrial & Commercial Investments Ltd. (NICIL) will be collaborating to satisfy the demand for house lots. He explained that the ...

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January 2023