Guyana government issues disease warning following torrential rains and flooding

CMC – The Guyana government Friday warned nationals to be wary of various diseases as a result of the floods caused by increased rainfall over the past 48 hours. Several areas, particularly the capital and areas along the coastal belt, have been under water as a result of the record rainfall. The Guyana Information Agency (GINA) […]

Latin America And Caribbean Attract Increasing Share Of Global Clean Energy Investment

Inter-American Development Bank   Funding diversifies across the region as emerging LAC countries promote deployment and strengthen policy support. WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (IDB) —  The 26 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are accounting for a rising share of global clean energy investment as governments in the region strengthen policy support and local supply […]

IDB And European Union Commit Funds For Programs To Improve Electricity, Water, Sanitation Services In Guyana

Inter-American Development Bank WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (IDB) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union (EU) are committed to supporting the efforts of the Government of Guyana to improve the quality and delivery of reliable water supply and also to strengthen the reliability and efficiency of electricity service delivery. In this regard, both […]

5 Things to Know About Climate Change in the Caribbean!

Natural events and human activities contribute to an increase in average temperatures around the world. Increases in greenhouse gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is the main cause. Our planet and our region are warming. This leads to a change in climate. The Caribbean is a minute contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, but will […]

Two More Contractors Begin Works Under ‘Clean-Up My Country’ Initiative

Government Information Inmates of the Georgetown Prison clearing the overgrown bushes at Le Repentir cemetery as the massive cleanup exercise picks up pace. GEORGETOWN (GINA) — Today, two contractors under the “Clean-Up My Country” Programme commenced executing their scope of works in various parts of Georgetown. The Guyana Prison Service commenced de-bushing block 7 of […]

Boosting Resilience in Caribbean Countries

Jessica Faieta Extreme exposure to disasters such as hurricanes place Small Island Developing States in a particularly vulnerable position. HAVING lived and worked for more than a decade in four Caribbean countries I have witnessed first-hand how Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are extremely vulnerable to challenges ranging from debt and unemployment to climate change […]

Government Recommits To Fulfilling Guyana’s Hydropower Dream

Government Information Agency GEORGETOWN (GINA) — President Donald Ramotar today assured that his Government is working to bring back the Amaila Falls Hydropower project on stream. This project Government believes will be one that will change the energy landscape of Guyana as its benefits to the nation would be tremendous, and Guyana’s fuel import bill […]

Guyana’s CMRV Model Lauded By WWF

Government Information Agency Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud and participants of the international exchange workshop on Community Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (CRMV) at Duke Lodge, Kingston. -country maintains verified low deforestation, illegality rates. GEORGETOWN (GINA) — Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Robert Persaud today reaffirmed that Guyana stands on firm ground […]

Energy Efficiency: Using the wood stove for cooking

 Half the world uses charcoal, biomass for daily cooking By Rabindra Rooplall The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) has been building and demonstrating the use of energy-efficient wood stoves in seven hinterland communities around Guyana. The stoves were constructed using indigenous materials like mud/clay, dry grass, banana stems, and water. To date, over 500 households have […]

Minister Whittaker to iron out kinks in Region 7 solid waste management

“Site at Byderabo, Bartica which the contractor will use as the Region 7 landfill.” AS the Georgetown Solid Waste Management Programme gets underway, some concerns have been expressed to this publication about what was described as the “lackadaisical attitude” of one private contractor, Wayne Nurse, who was tasked with dealing with solid waste disposal in […]