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Daily Archives: February 10, 2015

GECOM refutes GPSU’s claims of observer status

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday refuted claims by the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) that it has been granted observer status for the upcoming general and regional elections. “GECOM wishes to categorically state that it has so far made no such accreditation of the GPSU as an Observer of any kind for the upcoming May 11 elections,” said ...

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‘Light bill’ reduction not permanent- GPL

Guyana Power and Light Inc. on Tuesday did not rule out electricity rates being increased as the year progresses if international oil prices rise above US$70 per barrel. Chairman of GPL’s Board, Winston Brassington said that as it stands, the power company would be passing on GUY$3 billion in savings to consumers due to the 10 percent overall reduction in ...

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Sugar workers sacked; strike sparked off

Approximately 380 workers on the East Demerara Estate downed tools Tuesday morning protesting the dismissal of 15 cane harvesters, the Guyana Sugar Corporation said in a statement. The sugar corporation said the workers were summarily dismissed over the weekend and Mondayfor inadequate application of fertilizer, intended for 10 weeks-old cane plants, at Felicity Fields 49, 49A, 52 and 53, a ...

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West Demerara generating own electricity

Major blackouts on the West Demerara are expected to be a thing of the past with the switching on of a new power station at Vreed-en-Hoop. The official commissioning of the US$26 million power plant, regarded as Guyana’s largest, was held on Monday. Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) company,  Bharrat Dindyal said the entire West ...

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Parliament to be dissolved after Feb 12

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall Monday night said the Parliament would be dissolved any time after February 12, but within the specified period to ensure that elections are held on May 11, 2015. Nandlall explained that the Parliament could not be dissolved before February 12, and he added that the Constitution allows for it to be done within three months of ...

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