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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Heavy rainfall, spring tide may cause coastal flooding

Weather forecasters Saturday night warned that there could be flooding in some coastal areas due to heavy rainfall coupled with the Spring Tide. “Flash Flood warning is in effect for flood prone areas within Regions 1 to 4,” according to a weather bulletin issued through the Ministry of Agriculture. Forecasters said a lot of the rain is expected to in ...

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Prepaid meters not “Guyanese-proof”

Electricity theft by GPL consumers issued pre-paid meters has reached levels that are causing the company’s management to worry. This was disclosed by CEO Bharat Dindyal at a public forum on Friday. The prepaid meter system was introduced in 2009 as part of the company’s loss reduction efforts and to improve customer consumption. “We’re seeing about nine percent of the ...

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Updated: Tug capsizes near Demerara Harbour Bridge, one dead

A Tug Operator was killed after the tug he was on capsized in the Demerara River late Saturday morning a short distance from the Harbour Bridge. Traffifc across the east-west thooughfare was halted for one hour around 2 PM to facilitate the salvaging of the two-engine vessel that is owned by the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation. The corporation said 57-year-old and ...

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“Common Entrance” / Grade Six skulduggery uncovered in Region One

Less than one month before results are due to be announced, the Ministry of Education on Friday said there were “irregularities in the conduct” of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examination at a school in Region One- Barima/Waini. The ministry said “no other irregularities were found in any of the other schools in Guyana.” Authorities said the discovery of ...

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GTUC lawyer at Rodney Inquiry warns of possible prosecution; laments absence of State lawyers

A lawyer representing the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) Friday night warned that immunity from prosecution in the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry does not prevent persons from being charged privately or through international proceedings. Canada-based Attorney-at-Law, Selwyn Pieters  told the Commission’s Administrator,  Hugh Denbow and Attorney-at-Law, Nicole Pierre that  “While the Commission has reminded us at the commencement of ...

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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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