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Monthly Archives: July 2013

GPL says severity, frequency of outages to reduce

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) says widespread power outages like the one which affected some 37,000 customers in Demerara on Sunday should now be a thing of the past with the work done during the outage. The company had placed ads in the media stating that power would be out from 8 AM to 5PM to facilitate work ...

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GWI blames GPL for poor water service

Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI)on Monday blamed the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) fluctuations for less than satisfactory water production. Sections of Georgetown as well as East Bank Demerara from Agricola to Timehri are experiencing water service disruptions due to Guyana Power and Light (GPL) power fluctuations.   “Normal service will return when GPL restores full power to GWI water production sites,” ...

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Airplane crashes at Matthew’s Ridge

BY Denis Chabrol and Alva Solomon A Cessna Caravan was Monday morning involved in an incident while it was preparing to land on the Matthew’s Ridge airstrip, according to usually reliable sources. Under the command of Captain Feriel Ally, the plane ended up in thick vegetation. Transport Minister Robeson Benn was quoted by the Government Information Agency (GINA) as saying ...

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Caricom ballistics tracking system to help cut case backlog

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) hopes a new ballistic information system will help track down guns used by certain gangs and reduce the backlog of criminal cases across the region. The Regional Integrated Ballistic Information Network (RIBIN)  would be empowered by a Charter and Participation Agreement. the Caribbean Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) said in a statement that ...

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Six in custody for drugs, gun and bullets

Six men are in custody in connection with the separate discovery of a large quantity of marijuana and a handgun with matching bullets, police said. A mobile patrol stopped and searched a minibus at Ithaca, West Bank Berbice around 5:30 PM Saturday and found 3 kilogrammes 192 grammes of marijuana. Three men have been arrested and are in police custody ...

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UK politician who observed a Guyana election dies

A British elections observer, who had described the 1986 elections as “crooked as barbed wire” has died. The UK Guardian reported that Pratap Chitnis, Lord Chitnis, died on July 12. He was 77. Lord Chitnis was one of several members of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons whom the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) had lobbied prior to the 1986 poll ...

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Speed boat captain dies after slamming bike into car

A 32-year old speedboat operator was Saturday afternoon killed when he slammed a motorcycle into the back of a car on the Parika Public Road, East Bank Essequibo. He has been identified as 32-year old Gavin Renville of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo. Police sources said that investigations so far have revealed that the car slowed down to negotiate ...

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Boat capsizes in Cuyuni, no one perishes

Several miners, who were involved in a boat accident near Matouk Falls, Cuyuni River, were rescued from the dangerous rapids, officials said early Saturday evening. “In relation to the river mishap in the Cuyuni River, be informed that all the persons who were in the vessel have been accounted for,” Guyana Police Force spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker said in a brief ...

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AFC calls for mass street protests

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is calling for mass street protests to oust the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration from power. AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes punctuated his entire speech at a public meeting in Kitty, Georgetown with appeals for agitation against ills such as corruption and bad governance. In apparent reference to A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and ...

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Two shot at Bartica night spot

Two persons were shot at a Bartica night spot and police have seized the handgun from which the rounds were discharged. Injured are 18-year old Keshana Barnes of Farm, East Bank Essequibo and the licensed firearm holder, 23-year old Tyrone Lewis of Bartica. Barnes was struck on her right foot and Lewis shot himself to his buttocks. They are patients ...

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