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Daily Archives: April 4, 2018

GPL needs US$110 million to fix “serious deficiencies” that cause blackouts

The state-owned Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) needs US$110 million to fix “serious deficiencies” that make the transmission and distribution system vulnerable to shutdowns and blackouts, the power company’s newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer, Albert Gordon said Wednesday night. That money, he said, would be spent on urgent reconfiguration, re-conductoring, and building some redundancy to stabilise the system. Minister of ...

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Two arrested at JFK Airport for smuggling birds from Guyana

Reproduced from ABC News Two New York City men were arrested Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport and charged for illegally smuggling finches from Guyana, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said. Twenty-six of the little birds were found stuffed in hair curlers and placed in the socks of the defendants, identified as Victor Benjamin, 72, of Brooklyn and Insaf Ali, 57, ...

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City Council approves bylaws for controversial parking meters

Despite strong objections by a vocal minority of three Georgetown City councillors- two from the People’s Progressive Party and one from Team Legacy- the bylaws were approved  Wednesday afternoon by a majority vote. At 2:45 PM, the vote announced was 13 yes, 2-no, 2 abstentions. The bylaws are to be posted up at several places across the City for 14 ...

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APNU, AFC relationship “tremendously cordial” despite problems at City Hall- Ramjattan

Despite an apparent schism in the Georgetown City Council between the Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the relationship between the coalition partners at the leadership of central government is “cordial”, AFC Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan said Wednesday. “Absolutely not! We have tremendously cordial relationship at that highest of level. I have a very good relationship ...

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Guyanese held in marijuana, cash haul in United States…told police he was going to sell sauce, seasonings

Reproduced from Still Water County News. By: Marlo Pronovost, SCN editor Approximately 70 pounds of marijuana and US$1,700 in cash was seized during a routine traffic stop on I-90 last week. Bing Yuan Liang, 46, and James Yannick Van Sluytman, 32, are each charged with one felony count of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute. Each is being held ...

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