DPP recommends charges against Region 9 REO Carl Parker

  The Guyana Empowered Peoples Action Network (GEPAN) has received information that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has recommended charges against Regional Executive Officer for Region 9, Carl Parker, pursuant to the allegations of sexual harassment made by Lethem Deputy Mayor, Maxine Anne Welch. According to information reaching us, Lethem Police […]

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JUSTICE FOR MAXINE WELCH

(Attached is the Deputy Mayor’s detailed account of her ordeal accompanied by an extract of Facebook exchanges between herself and the REO, illustrating his impropriety). The Guyana Empowered Peoples Action Network (GEPAN) lends its full support to Maxine Ann Welch, Deputy Mayor of Lethem, in her combat for justice against Regional Executive Officer Carl Parker […]

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Abuse, drugs and alcohol: the Westbury case

Westbury is a small community juxtaposing Dartmouth, along the public road on the Essequibo Coast. Its residents are predominantly Guyanese of African descent, with a minority of East Indians, Amerindians and mixed. The poverty stricken community is a hub for drugs (mainly marijuana), and is affected by a high level of alcoholism.  It is also […]

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Red Village, a story of poverty and hardships

  The women of Red Village are among the most vulnerable to poverty on the Essequibo Coast, in Region 2 (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Guyana. Predominantly Amerindian, this community has no health centre, community multipurpose building or properly maintained play field. The pitched streets are built on sandy loam soil which due to erosion, caused undermining and overall […]

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