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OPINION: National ‘sweep-up’ in Georgetown ignores the drainage problem

The much-vaunted national clean-up turned out to be a disgraceful damp squib for many parts of Georgetown where the citizenry, businessowners and visitors alike cry out for that elusive long-lasting solution to the sanitation and drainage problems. The exercise on September 2, 2023 demonstrated either a cosmetic sweep-up, a failed experiment, dismally poor implementation or yet another photo opportunity. The ...

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President activates Cabinet level task force to respond to current rainy season

President Irfaan Ali on Saturday activated a Cabinet-level task force to respond to the current rainy season and potential flood impacts across Guyana, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) stated. The task force, led by Prime Minister Mark Phillips, will work in tandem with all local authorities to ensure that all response and mitigative systems are in place and functional. “These ...

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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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Severe flooding in Mahdia; clean-up begins as water level drops

Residents of the town of Mahdia, Potaro-Siparuni (Region 8) were Friday battling severe flooding caused by extremely heavy rainfall, resulting in the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) considering opening shelters for affected residents and rushing in relief supplies. Director-General of the CDC, Colonel Kester Craig said cleaning supplies were being rushed to the gold mining-dependent town as the water level has ...

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