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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 23:12

Natural gas-powered electricity generation feasible; East Demerara site identified for pipeline

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 23:12 by Denis Chabrol The use of natural gas for the state-owned Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) to generate electricity has been found to be feasible and a site has already been identified to land a pipeline to bring the fuel ashore, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said. “It has been ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 22:18 by Denis Chabrol 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, ...

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Two arrested at JFK Airport for smuggling birds from Guyana

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 19:59 by Denis Chabrol 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, ...

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City Council approves bylaws for controversial parking meters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 16:13 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 13:01 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Ramjattan sticks with police version of killing of three suspects until inquest

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 11:36 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday declared that he would be sticking with the Guyana Police Force’s version of the shooting death of three suspected bandits, and prefers to await the outcome of an inquest into the incident. “I am on the side of the Police Commissioner. ...

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 2:19 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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