Massive improvements at Le Repentir Cemetery, as ‘Clean up’ campaign continues

A cleaned block at Le Repentir. [GINA Photo]


 Tombs now clearly visible at Le Repentir. [GINA Photo]
Tombs now clearly visible at Le Repentir. [GINA Photo]
[] – With blocks one and seven of the Georgetown burial ground, Le Repentir nearly completed as part of the Government’s initiative to promote and ensure a cleaner and healthier environment, massive improvements are now visible.

A visit to the cemetery showed massive de-bushing operations done in block 1 by Jeffery Jones Construction, which was contracted to de-bush blocks three, four and five. Further, block seven, which is being cleared by persons attached to the Georgetown Prison Service, is expected to be completed shortly.

Cleaning of Le Repentir is part of the ‘Clean-up my Country’ initiative, brought forth by the Government of Guyana for which $1 billion was allocated in the 2014 national budget.

   A cleaned block at Le Repentir. [GINA Photo]
A cleaned block at Le Repentir. [GINA Photo]
Of this sum, $500 million is being spent on the cleaning up of Georgetown, which includes the cleaning and de-silting of the seven main drainage canals, which is currently in progress.    

It also includes the rehabilitation of the Mayor and City Council’s machinery to ensure the maintenance of a clean city after the exercise is completed.

[Extracted and modified from GINA]


  1. I am greatly impressed and thankful for the clean up move it is a sign of great things to come. This was long over due but at last it is getting there. may I say how can the ministers of all the churches we have do burial in this place and never try to get together and help in this matter shame on them.

  2. This is absolutely wonderful,long overdue but as a Guyanese I am concerned about the maintenence of this area as who will maintain it and keep it this way? Maintenence is the key.


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