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Daily Archives: December 10, 2013

Essequibo Coast blackout to end Tuesday night

Residents and businesses on the Essequibo Coast are complaining bitterly about blackout for more than 11 hours. A Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Manager said two insulators broke down in the 11 KV cubicle at the Anna Regina Power Station. Other sources said rodents were found in a back-up piece of vital equipment. The manager said every effort was being ...

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CARICOM Reparations Commission identifies six key areas

Public Health was one of the key issues identified by the CARICOM Reparations Commission to receive reparatory diplomacy and action, the Caricom Headquarters said in a statement on Tuesday. This disclosure was made by Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, at a press conference on Tuesday following a meeting of the representatives from the Commission with ...

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GPL to disconnect, reconnect from inside

Disconnection and reconnection crews will no longer be required for at least 2,000 electricity consumers in Georgetown because the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) will be able to perform such tasks internally, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday. “GPL will know account activity in real time and we will have ability to disconnect them internally rather than going on the pole,” ...

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Survival Supermarket employees charged with stealing cash

Three employees of Survival Supermarket were Tuesday arraigned on charges of stealing more than GUY$200,000 from their employer. City Magistrate, Faith Mc Gusty refused them bail and they were remanded to custody until December 19 when they are scheduled to reappear in the Georgetown Magistrates Court. Lousel Duke,18, Joseph Griffith,28, and 26-year old Marlon Dolphin pleaded not guilty to stealing ...

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Aircraft veers off Ogle runway

A domestic aircraft ran off the Ogle Airport runway as a result of a “partial brake seizure’ but no one was injured, a spokesman said. The incident occurred around midday when the Britten Norman Islander was landing on a return trip from Kurupung. Six passengers and Pilot Ramcharran were aboard the plane bearing registration number 8R-GHM. Spokesman for Ogle Airport ...

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