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 […]

Play your part in reducing carbon footprint

One of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats our planet is facing is climate change. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), climate change refers to “a change of climate that is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere.” It is now a […]

New Study Helps Promote and Build Aquaculture in the Caribbean

CARIBBEAN – Globally, aquaculture is a multi-billion-dollar industry, but the Caribbean has yet to tap into its true potential to expand marine and fresh water aquaculture. The good news is that a recently concluded study will provide the necessary foundation for a region-wide programme to harness more from the culture of fish and other fisheries […]

Japan gives Caribbean US$15m for climate change projects

Japanese Prime Minister Abe (left in gray suit)  in Trinidad. (PHOTO: TRINIDAD EXPRESS)   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Japan is providing US$15 million to help several Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries cope with the impact of climate change. The “Project for Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership” will help Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Suriname, St Vincent and […]

Two agreements signed

Two agreements were signed yesterday following the Caricom/Japan Summit:   A memorandum of cooperation on “the Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Eastern Caribbean Region” was signed yesterday between the Inter-American Development Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency.  The MOC is designed to help countries of the Eastern Caribbean […]

City water loss at over 70%

After nearly 22 consecutive years in office, the PPP/C government has still not been able to reverse the over 70% loss of water produced in Georgetown, while only 6.5% of the populace is being serviced by the national sewerage system. The stark figures were contained in a release the Inter-American Develop-ment Bank (IDB) issued last […]

Energy Shortage Plagues Caribbean’s Manufacturing Sector

By Narayan Ammachchi High energy costs are holding back several Caribbean countries from stimulating the proliferation of export-oriented manufacturing plants, according to a new study by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The UN agency has suggested that the countries involve private companies in generating electricity, expressing concern that ministries or […]

Businesses can save up to US$5M in energy conservation

 BY KNEWS – says internationally recognized Specialist Calculations have revealed that companies practicing energy conservation can save at least five percent of their annual energy expenditures, which, for some companies, would amount to as much as US $5M. This is according to Guyana-born and internationally recognised Energy Management Specialist, Dr. Carl Duncan. He is one of […]

IDB approves US$16M loan for water, sanitation -more than 70% of Georgetown water unaccounted for

Guyana will boost access to drinking water and sanitation services with a US$16,838,250 loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), a release from the bank said today. The initiative is known as the Program to Improve Water and Sanitation Infrastructure and Supply. It will build, upgrade and expand water treatment plants and improve access […]


SAVING IS COOL AGAIN!!! Georgetown, June, 2014: For some, an air conditioning unit is considered a luxury, while others consider it a necessity. Regardless, one underlying fact is that they aide significantly, especially in tropical climates like Guyana, in cooling offices and homes. Air conditioners, popularly known as AC units, keep a room cool by […]