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Daily Archives: September 26, 2013

New type of electric fish found in ‘lost’ waters of South America

(CTV NEWS).-Swimming in the shallow, tannin-coloured waters of the upper Mazaruni River in Guyana lurks the Akawaio penak: a previously unknown genus of electric fish which was recently identified by a team of international scientists, including a Canadian researcher. Using tissue samples collected from two earlier expeditions in 2008 and 2011 from the largely unexplored region in Guyana’s north, Toronto-based ...

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Ron Robinson recovering after serious accident

Veteran broadcaster and actor, Ron Robinson was recovering from a serious accident involving a high-powered motorcycle. A neck brace, respirator and monitoring equipment have been removed from him and up and he was resting comfortably up to late Wednesday night in the High Dependency Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). His broken left leg was very swollen. The ...

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CARICOM appeals to international community to support review of `graduation’

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has appealed to the international community to support the Region’s call for the immediate review of the criteria used by multilateral financial institutions (MFIs) and some development partners to graduate small highly indebted middle income countries (SHIMICS) from access to concessional resources. The appeal was issued by Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago ...

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NRG Energy and Digicel Partner to bring renewable, affordable and reliable electricity to the Caribbean

NEW YORK – September 26, 2013 – NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and Digicel on Thursday jointly announced at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York a partnership to acquire, construct and operate renewable energy projects under development in the Caribbean region. NRG and Digicel stand ready to bring financial and environmental benefits to the governments, utilities and peoples ...

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Ramotar raps West on double standards in Middle East; welcomes US-Russia pact on Syria’s chemical weapons

President Donald Ramotar on Thursday chided sections of the West for displaying double-standards in political upheavals in Egypt and Syria, saying that those actions all amounted to terrorism. He was at the time addressing the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York- the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the institution’s 193 member countries. “We ...

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Bandits open fire at Tuschen in foiled robbery

Bandits Wednesday night opened fire at the home of a businesswoman before fleeing empty handed in the latest reported attack on the West Coast Demerara/ East Bank Essequibo area. Sharmila Shaw, a stallholder at the Parika Market, and her son Shawn Ally Shaw confirmed that several men attempted to enter their home at Tuschen New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo around ...

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Elderly woman dies in East Berbice fire

An elderly woman was burnt to death in a house in East Berbice one day before her birthday but her older sister escaped the hungry flames, officials said. The dead woman has been identified Margaret London of 7 Cross Street, Islington. She would have been 86 on Thursday. Eyewitnesses said her sister, 93 year old Olive London, was snatched from ...

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Bartica electricity supply on the mend

Residential and commercial electricity consumers in Bartica are expected to breathe a sigh of relief with the expected end to prolonged blackouts and erratic power supply. The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) on Wednesday announced that electricity generation to the gold-dependent township has been restored to full capacity as a result of the installation to two generators, enabling the company ...

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Berbice electricity back to normal-GPL

Electricity supply to residents in Berbice was Wednesday evening expected to return to normalcy as technical teams continue to work assiduously to complete repairs to the two damaged raw water pumps at GPL’s pump house at Canefield Power Station, the power company said in a statement.    Repair to one of the damaged pumps has been completed thus enabling one of ...

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