Daily Archives: Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 21:34

GECOM refutes GPSU’s claims of observer status

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 21:34 by GxMedia 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 ...

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‘Light bill’ reduction not permanent- GPL

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 19:41 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Sugar workers sacked; strike sparked off

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 14:45 by GxMedia 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 ...

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West Demerara generating own electricity

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 2:26 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Parliament to be dissolved after Feb 12

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 2:16 by GxMedia 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 ...

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