Guyana

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 […]

The Caribbean’s Most Vulnerable Coasts

Above: Antigua By the Caribbean Journal staff When it comes to the risks facing coastal nations, Caribbean countries are among the most vulnerable in the world, according to the Coasts at Risk index, which measures the risks such nations face around the world. The Coasts at Risk Index, developed by The Nature Conservancy, the Coastal Resources […]

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 […]

Op-Ed: Climate Change and Fighting Poverty in the Caribbean

By George Nicholson and Orissa Thomas Op-Ed Contributors TODAY, most people consider climate change to be a reality and not a myth. A result of this phenomenon, natural hazards have been identified as having crippling effects on many countries, particularly those already vulnerable: Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). However, the disasters created in these countries […]

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 […]