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Daily Archives: July 24, 2013

Amaila Falls hydro project too expensive, Guyana to get lower stake- analysts.

On the eve of a consultation by President Donald Ramotar on the controversial Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP), two financial and accounting experts on Wednesday said the facility would cost too much and an end to blackouts was not guaranteed. Chartered Accountant, Christopher Ram and financial expert, Ramon Gaskin- both harsh critics of the government- poured cold water on the ...

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LIAT implements fixes to alleviate flight delays and cancellations

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, July 24, 2013 – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LIAT Mr. Ian Brunton says the company is taking urgent and decisive steps to address a series of challenges which have resulted in numerous flight delays and cancellations over the past few weeks. In a statement on Wednesday, Mr. Brunton apologised for the inconvenience caused to the airline’s ...

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Opposition boycotts financial crimes law committee until Ramotar withdraws “terrorism” comment

The combined opposition has decided to boycott a parliamentary select committee that is examining proposed changes to the financial crimes legislation until President Donald Ramotar withdraws offending remarks. At issue is the Guyanese leader’s remarks that the opposition’s refusal to approve a motion and a bill related to the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP) amounted to an “act of terrorism.” ...

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Decomposed baby found in septic tank

The body of a decomposed baby was Wednesday morning found in Albouystown after a dog dragged a rotting hand out of a septic tank, police sources said. A woman, who said she drank something and disposed of the baby after it “came down”, has been arrested by police. The body was discovered in a yard at Victoria Street and Independence ...

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Amaila Falls Hydro will be insufficient- Greenidge, PSC

Opposition legislator, Carl Greenidge is questioning the feasibility of investing US$840 million in a hydropower plant that he says will at a minimum generate 105 megawatts of electricity. Well-placed sources said the current night-time peak demand is 108 megawatts and daytime is an estimated 95 megawatts, an amount that does not include Linden and self-generating industries like Banks DIH and ...

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Amaila Access Road: US$12M spent, 67 percent completed

The government says some US$12M (GUY$2.4B) has already been spent on the Amaila Hydropower Access Road and it would be a reversal of the nation’s fortunes to abandon it now. The Public Works Ministry flew reporters into the Amaila area on Tuesday for a first-hand look at sections of the road as the government looked to drum up popular sentiment ...

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