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Daily Archives: August 12, 2014

Bogus ‘Community Service Officers’ in Region One verifying voters list- officials

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday warned against unauthorized persons in Region One (Barima-Waini) going on house-to-house verification of the preliminary voters list, but the Region One Executive Officer (REO), Nigel Fischer denied issuing any such permission. In a statement, the elections management authority said it received reports that persons calling themselves “Community Support Officers” have been visiting homes ...

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GWI introduces monthly billing

The Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) on Tuesday announced that it has begun a new Monthly Billing Programme from August 1, 2014 for metered GWI customers.  Hence, metered customers will receive a monthly bill for water service from August 2014. According to Customer Services Manager, GWI, Jeanette Thomas, the change from quarterly to monthly billing is meant to improve the overall efficiency ...

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Automatic Promotion helped improve CSEC performance- Manickchand

Education Minister, Priya Manickchand on Tuesday partly attributed improvements in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) to the Automatic Promotion System (APS) that prevents students from repeating grades or opting to drop out of school. Manickchand told a news briefing after announcing top CSEC and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) performers that the APS impacted on the results this ...

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New York-based Guyana lawyer guilty of obstruction of justice

(TIMES LEDGER).-A federal jury found Ozone Park Democrat Guyana-born Albert Baldeo guilty of obstruction of justice, but acquitted him of mail and wire fraud charges Monday, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Baldeo, a former Democratic district leader and candidate for office, turned himself into the FBI in November 2012, after he was charged with having fake donors contribute ...

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GWI employee gunned down near Sophia

A Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) employee was Monday night gunned down on Eastern Highway, Prashad Nagar while he was riding his motorcycle. He has been identified as 29-year old Marvin Cumbermack of 190 North East La Penitence, Georgetown. He worked at the GWI Sophia Water Treatment Plant Sources said he was going to meet his girlfriend when he was shot ...

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