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Monthly Archives: July 2013

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

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia 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 ...

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President never called opposition terrorists, no apology necessary – Dr. Luncheon

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon says there is no need for the president to apologise to the opposition for allegedly likening them to terrorists since he never uttered the words attributed to him in the press. The Government Information Agency (GINA) on Friday issued a statement from the Office of ...

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LIAT implements fixes to alleviate flight delays and cancellations

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia 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, ...

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

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Decomposed baby found in septic tank

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Amaila Falls Hydro will be insufficient- Greenidge, PSC

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Matthew’s Ridge air crash: ASL awaiting compensation claims

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Air Services Limited (ASL) on Tuesday said compensation for injuries and losses could be processed only if passengers submit claims to be forwarded to the domestic carrier’s insurers. ASL’s Personnel Manager, Umadat Singh `could not immediately say if the GUY$3.6 million spent on medical and incidental expenses and transportation costs ...

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Opposition walks out from money laundering committee over Ramotar’s “terrorism” remark

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia Although Alliance For Change (AFC) leader, Khemraj Ramjattan walked out of a parliamentary select committee to protest President Donald Ramotar’s description of the opposition as “terrorists”, the opposition will not be withdrawing permanently. Carl Greenidge, who is representing A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on the select committee that is ...

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Taxi driver shot during carjacking

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:01 by GxMedia A taxi driver, who was shot to his face before his car was hijacked, was Tuesday recuperating at a city hospital. An official of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) said 43-year old Samuel Pinder of Albouystown was resting in the Accident and Emergency Unit. When Pinder is discharged on ...

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