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Daily Archives: November 17, 2015

Bartica in blackout; power company issues schedule

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) says during the early hours of this morning, Tuesday, November 17, a damaged cooling component on the No. 11 Engine at Bartica necessitated the engine being taken offline thus reducing available capacity to the Township. At present, only the No. 10 Engine remains in service; consequent of this, GPL has instituted a daily load ...

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eGovernment Unit begins roll out of Wi-Fi in schools

The eGovernment Unit  has begun rolling out Wi- Fi networks in schools, while Hinterland and remote areas are expected to benefit from internet access by the end of the first quarter of 2016, the Ministry of the Presidency said Tuesday. eGovernment Advisor, Floyd Levi, in an invited comment said that at present, the eGovernment Unit is focused on facilitating the ...

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Men allegedly caught in hotel with cocaine refused bail

Two men, one of whom was caught swallowing cocaine pellets at a hotel, were Tuesday remanded to prison on a charge of conspiring to traffick in cocaine. They are 44-year old taxi driver, Hubert Smith of 3464 North Ruimveldt, Georgetown carpenter, Dwayne Adams of 38 William Street, Golden Grove. They were refused bail and ordered to return to court on ...

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Historian Tota Mangar robbed of vehicle at gunpoint

Well-known historian and educator, Tota Mangar was attacked at knife and gunpoint Monday night and robbed of his vehicle moments after he entered it. Mangar, who currently heads a World Bank-funded education project , said he sustained a slight cut under his chin during the ordeal that occurred at about 8:20 PM. “I am so traumatised, I couldn’t go to ...

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