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Daily Archives: April 25, 2014

GPL warns of disconnection if meters aren’t read

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) on Saturday warned customers, whose meters have not been read for two months because meter readers have been unable to gain access to premises, would face disconnection and removal of service. The power company said customers were obliged by contract agreement and the Electricity Sector Reform Act. “The Law also empowers GPL to ...

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More SWAT teams coming

Government has asked the Guyana Police Force to set up mini Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) teams across the country. The first indication of this came from President Donald Ramotar in his address to police officers at their annual conference which ends on Saturday. Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee reiterated government’s desire for decentralised SWAT operations when he addressed the ...

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Two arrested for Patsan sales rep murder-robbery

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death and robbery of a Patsan Sales Representative at his workplace, police said. Investigators said they have also seized a .38 revolver and four matching rounds. Bharrat Ramcharran was gunned down by one of two bandits who pounced on him Thursday afternoon shortly after he arrived in a vehicle. They ...

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Govt threatens Amerindians over UNDP Community Development Project

Hours before a protest action at Parliament recently, Permanent Secretary of the Amerindian Affairs Ministry, Nigel Dharamlall had threatened village leaders that they will not have access to his office if they supported a United Nations Development Project  (UNDP)–funded Community Development Project(CDP). And the Toshaos were told of the possibility of having their stipends being held back if they were ...

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Kaburi Village receives money from UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme

The Kaburi Village Council Wednesday signed a Grant Agreement for G$3.4M with the United Nations Development Programme/ Global Environment Facility (UNDP/GE)F Small Grants Programme for the implementation of a project that would foster sustainable management of the Kaburi Village forest, UNDPA said in a statement. The project entails training members from the village involved in timber harvesting in forest management, ...

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Top CFATF officials coming to hopefully end stalemate over money laundering law

Top officials of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) are due in Guyana at the weekend to hopefully break the deadlock between government and opposition over amendments to the 2009 financial crimes law, a senior administration official said Thursday night. Expected here to hold talks with both sides on Saturday are CFATF Chairperson, Allyson Maynard-Gibson, who is The Bahamas’ ...

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