Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder today said Climate Change adaptation is of urgent concern to Guyana and the Caribbean region and called for more preparedness to counter the effects of increased disasters, resulting from predicted growing changes and variability in climate.
Georgetown, Guyana – (November 7, 2017) President David Granger, this morning, said that the Government of Guyana welcomes the $10M donation from ExxonMobil Guyana and their partners Hess and Nexen towards this country’s relief effort for countries affected by the devastating storms during the current Hurricane season, which ends on November 30. The donation was handed over to Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, who holds responsibility for the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) just before the start of this week’s Cabinet meeting at the Ministry of the Presidency today.
Relief was palpable on Tuesday evening, when sixteen more nationals returned to Guyana, from storm-battered St Maarten via Trans Guyana Airways, to the Eugene F. Correira International Airport at Ogle.
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon explained the joint effort between the government, private sector and civil defense commission along with several local citizens aims to assist Guyanese in the severely damaged territories.
The Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL) in collaboration with Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation (CARILEC) has extended its assistance to the Caribbean territories affected by hurricane Irma.
GPL’s Public Relations Officer, Shevion Sears explained to the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the power company has deployed a team of network technicians to Anguilla to assist with the rehabilitation of the electricity network that was destroyed by hurricane Irma.
Approximately eighty-three Guyanese nationals who reside in the Caribbean and have been affected by the recent hurricanes will soon return home.
At a post-cabinet press briefing, the media were informed that local airline, Jags Aviation Incorporated, Roraima Airways, Fly Jamaica Airways, Air Services Limited, Hopkinson Mining Aviation have all donated their services to aid in the transportation of affected persons, free of cost.
Georgetown, Guyana – (October 3, 2017) Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, today, inspected six containers, valued at approximately $20 million in relief supplies, which are at the Guyana National Industrial Company (GNIC) wharf awaiting shipment to the islands of Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, which were severely affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria last month.
In an effort to coordinate relief for Guyanese nationals affected by Hurricane Irma a Guyana Needs Assessment Team today met with the Guyanese community in St Maarten. The group will travel to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands tomorrow to execute a similar mission.
The Team was warmly received by the Guyanese community despite the difficult circumstances.
DPI, GUYANA, Friday, July 7, 2017
“We will do all that is within our power to ensure that our people are comfortable, and that they are protected from the vagaries of weather,” this was stated by Minister of State Joseph Harmon at a Post Cabinet Press Briefing today.
Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder and Director General of the CDC Colonel (ret’d) Chabilall Ramsarup today at post cabinet briefing.
DPI/GINA, GUYANA, Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) of Regions Five and Six are working to bring relief to flood affected communities in their respective regions
DPI/GINA, GUYANA, Saturday, June 24, 2017
Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson told the media today that the residents in the flood affected communities along the East Coast Demerara (ECD) should start getting relief by midnight tonight(Saturday).
Minister Patterson led a Ministerial Taskforce with Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder and included engineers, government officials, and media operatives on a visit to assess the flooded communities of Buxton and Vigilance on the ECD, in response to recent heavy rainfalls which have left many communities flooded.
DPI/GINA, GUYANA, Monday, June 12, 2017
The Government and Civil Defense Commission (CDC) continue to render much needed assistance to the flood affected residents of Region Seven (Cuyuni/ Mazaruni) as a result of the heavy May/ June rainfall.
SUBJECT: Flooding in Regions 7 & 8
EVENT: Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.
The Guyana Hydrometerological Service has forecasted that cloudy to overcast conditions with light to moderate showers and frequent rains are expected throughout the country tonight. Both flood affected Regions, Regions 7 and 8 may also experience thundershowers.
SUBJECT: Flooding in Regions 7 & 8
EVENT:Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.
Flood waters have started to recede in most of the flood affected communities in Region 8, however the water levels remains relatively constant in Region 7.
GINA, GUYANA, Thursday, January 12, 2017
Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings and a team of health officials traveled to Buxton to hand over medical and cleaning supplies to residents who were affected by recent floods.
This was to ensure that persons in the flood affected areas do not contract any serious water borne disease.
GINA, GUYANA, Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally, in a message to mark National Human Trafficking Awareness Day said government is dedicated to eradicating the scourge of human trafficking and will pursue all perpetrators wherever they operate.
Minister Ally said that in her message today as Guyana joins the rest of the world in observing National Human Trafficking Awareness day under the theme ‘put the right back into rights’.
GINA, GUYANA, Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Residents living along the coast in Regions Two to Six are being encouraged to take precautions against flooding as a result of unusually heavy rainfall predicted in the coming week.
Deputy Hydrometeorological Officer, Dr. Garvin Cummings from the Ministry of Agriculture told the Government Information Agency (GINA) today, that rainfall quantities are expected to be two to four inches within a 24- hour period, up until Friday.
GINA, GUYANA, Friday, December 23, 2016
Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is currently conducting an assessment in communities heavily affected by flood waters to provide relief.
Minister Patterson said those persons in West and East Riumveldt and Albouystown will receive relief by the end of the day in an effort to reduce the discomfort they are facing as a result of continuous rainfall.
Georgetown, GINA, August 15, 2016
The Interventions funded during the first half of 2016, in the sanitation sector saw $80.3M being spent on the Solid Waste Disposal Programme, which is aimed at promoting a healthier and more eco-friendly environment.
Georgetown, GINA, August 13, 2016
Mabaruma in Region One, Monkey Mountain, Princeville and Campbelltown in Region Eight and Rupertee, Wowetta, Marcanata, Kumu and Shulinab in Region Nine are among those areas that benefitted in the first half of 2016, under the administration’s drive to increase access to potable water in the hinterland.
The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) continues to implement Regional Disaster Risk Management Systems (RDRMS) across Guyana with Region Three being the latest beneficiary.
An RDRMS was established during a two-day event that opened today, at the Regional Democratic Council boardroom, Vreed-en-Hoop.
In his opening remarks, Regional Vice Chairman, Sheik Inshan Ayube explained that the RDRS is necessary since it is critical for the region to have preparedness and response plans in place to quickly respond to disasters.