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Daily Archives: May 30, 2014

GPL makes $30.6B in 2013, says on path to break even

The Guyana Power and Light has recorded some $30.6B in revenue for 2013, an increase of some $1.6B on the previous year’s figure. The information was shared at a public forum on Friday which also examined first quarter figures for this year. Generation costs fell from $27.1B to $25.7B according to the information presented by Divisional Director – Finance, Loris ...

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Guyanese wanted for Trinidad airport drug bust

Guyanese anti-drug agents are looking for two men who they believe can assist them and their Trinidadian counterparts in probing the discovery of a large quantity of cocaine in agricultural produce. Sources said 4.5 kilogrammes of cocaine were intercepted by Trinidadian authorities at the Piarco International Airport on May 29, 2014. The narcotic was concealed in a shipment of raw ...

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Donald Rodney was “scapegoat” in Walter Rodney’s death; former GDF Air Corps member to testify about aircraft movement

Working People’s Alliance (WPA) co-founder, Eusi Kwayana on Friday charged that Donald Rodney was made a scapegoat for the bomb-blast death of his brother, Dr. Walter Rodney, 30 years ago to shift blame away from the then Forbes Burnham-led Peoples National Congress (PNC) administration. Kwayana is basing his conclusion on a statement by Donald that then Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ...

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GPL to implement US$60M loss reduction programme

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) has announced that it will be embarking on a more than US$60M programme to combat the ever present issue of electricity loss. The revelation came from CEO Bharat Dindyal on Friday at public presentation on the corporation’s operations for last year and the first quarter of 2014.  “There is a very large project ...

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Guyanese security guard wins New York lottery

(NBC 4 NEW YORK).-A Rockefeller Center security guard who bought a scratch-off lottery ticket on his lunch break won the $3 million jackpot. Lottery officials said Rafik Sulaiman, a 58-year-old father of three and immigrant from Guyana, bought the $10 ticket from a vending machine at a Pronto Pizza on 48th Street. He is one of eight winners who were ...

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Probe into gunpoint robbery of Brazilian miners aboard draga

Police in Region Seven were probing a report that a Brazilian gold mining operation on the Mazaruni River was robbed Thursday evening of an undisclosed quantity of raw gold by several gunmen. Sources said a team of investigators was being assembled to go to the area by boat early Friday morning. The journey could take as much as two hours. ...

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Ramotar calls for unconditional passage of money laundering bill

 President Donald Ramotar has called on the parliamentary opposition to pass the anti-money laundering legislation without conditions following Thursday’s revelation that Guyana has been further blacklisted by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force.  Below is his statement issued by the Government Information Agency in its entirety. We have just received news that at the 39th Meeting of the CFATF held between May ...

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Hotel Tower in back-to-work deal

Several of Hotel Tower workers have opted to take severance pay while the others have been promised their outstanding wages and salaries ahead of their return to work next Monday, President of the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU), Sherwood Clarke said Thursday night. He said the union and a principal director, Salim Juman Azeez, earlier Thursday agreed to ink ...

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