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Date: 13 Aug 17 12:55am
The much anticipated opening of the Berbice River Bridge has suffered another setback.A shipment of components for the retractor spans used on the construction has been delayed.According to informed sources, a consignment of much needed parts for the project has been returned to its point of origin in the United Kingdom, (UK) since last July.This was because the shipping company, EWL, contracted to bring the parts to Guyana ended up in bankruptcy, causing its operations to cease.Reshipment of the equipment was effected only last week and the required parts are therefore not expected to arrive immediately in the country.This will put back operations on the construction of the structure by more than two months, DJ LeMahieu Rockies Jersey, according to Bridge officials, making its planned commission in August virtually impossible.When contacted, the contracting company undertaking the bridge’s building promised to explain the reason for the delay but has so far failed to do so.
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Date: 13 Aug 17 12:55am
…test runs continueThe Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) continues to supply electricity to the Guyana Power and Light from its Skeldon plant at an average of six megawatts.In a release issued yesterday, the sugar company stated that six megawatts is the maximum that GPL is capable of taking from the corporation.The plant at Skeldon is capable of supplying 10 megawatts of power.As of Friday, the corporation was generating power from its turbine alternator using bagasse as fuel.Both Wartsila generating sets are fully operable and are on standby to generate power if required, Troy Aikman College Jersey, the release stated.Earlier reports had stated that the company was not producing the amount of power that was anticipated for GPL.This newspaper was reliably informed that the issues between GPL and the sugar company are of a financial nature.Meanwhile, Kaieteur News was told that grinding operations are continuing at the factory.This newspaper understands that the process was halted on several occasions as a result of slippages on the conveyor to the de-watering mill.As the tests progress, technicians are gradually increasing the capacity of cane to be ground.Yesterday, the grinding rate was an average of 130 tonnes of cane per hour with one punt dumper in operation.Kaieteur News was told that the factory is back on schedule, as efforts were made to rectify the problems that were experienced during test runs.Recently, Site Representative Andrew Jin told the media that the trial run showed that there were problems between the punt dumper and the conveyor belt.  Difficulties were also encountered with the shredder bearings.‘Choking’, he had said, was occurring when fresh water was pumped into the diffuser.This same problem recurred at the second and third evaporators.Following the discovery of the problems, an assessment was done.Two days after it was announced that the factory was having technical difficulties, Agriculture Minister Robert Persaud said that Guyana was examining legal options and remedies which can be enforced against CNTIC, the Chinese company contracted to build the facility.The minister said that fines can be imposed under the contract signed between Guyana and the Chinese company.These fines can exceed US$5M.Since the problems were discovered, CNTIC mobilized technical experts to bring the factory to a point of successful commission and full operation.Following the official handover of the factory, there are three further 72-hour tests which can be carried out by the owner during the next year, according to the agreement.During that period, the contractor is still responsible for defects arising from those tests, despite the fact that the factory would be in commercial use.The new factory is expected to produce 110, 000 tonnes of sugar annually.
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Date: 13 Aug 17 12:54am
The Ministry of Agriculture had predicted unprecedented rainfall over the last 24 hours in Berbice. This did not materialise and even though residents may state that the Ministry of Agriculture got it wrong again by predicting the wrong weather pattern, a number of villages in the Hogstyle –Lancaster NDC on the Corentyne have been flooding.Residents now say there is no knowledge when the problem will be remedied. All of this is despite the several assurances by the relevant authorities that systems were put in place in case there was heavy rainfall to avoid flooding. Most affected is the village of Liverpool. Residents say that it is due to neglect and are laying the blame squarely at the feet of the relevant authorities, Florida Marlins Jerseys, including the NDC, the Regional Administration the NDIA and the Government, including the Ministry of Agriculture.The residents say that whenever it rains the village will be flooded. They also stated that this set of water has been on the land since before Christmas and there is no indication when it will subside because whenever the rain falls again the water will rise and the land will be flooded.They state that water from the backlands, especially from the Black Bush Area will flow into the village causing more flooding.What is also disconcerting for the more than 2000 residents of the village is that most of the water from the Central Corentyne areas will flow down to their area to be drained through their village, simply because that area is low and sit in a basin.Resident, Charles Smart stated that he has been living in the village for more than 20 years and the situation seems to be getting worse. He is a livestock and cash crop farmer and has suffered tremendous losses.Another resident, Patricia Bledman, stated that she suffers a lot because she has to wade through the water whenever she has to leave her home.Retired headmaster O’Neil Leitch is of the opinion that the entire scenario is the result of negligence. He stated that although there used to be flooding before the situation was not so dire.There were better systems in place; the drains were cleaned regularly and the various drainage sluices were operational.  Now the drains are not cleaned, water is allowed to flow in from the Black Bush Polder areas into the villages in front and there are no proper outlets.Most of the drainage sluices are not functioning, thus causing a major problem.He also feels that the sluice at Liverpool is not functioning and being monitored properly .The sluice at Alness which was commission with much fanfare is hardly functioning and has not worked since last Wednesday despite the area being flooded.One of the reasons is that the channel is silted up with ‘Sling Mud’ and needs to be clean as often as possible, but this is not done.Mr. Leitch stated that he made contact with the Regional Chairman, the Regional Vice Chairman and the Overseer of the NDC and was given the assurance that all systems will be put in place to avert any threats of flooding.The residents are wondering what would have been the situation if the Minister’s predictions had come through and there was heavy rain fall in the area.
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Date: 13 Aug 17 12:54am
Most might find it strange that Venezuela is going through recession, is faced by food shortages and shortage of basic commodities but has yet found it necessary to aid numerous countries. However, Guyana has, as the locals say, ‘spot thatMinister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidgemove from a distance.’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge told the media he has long realized that Venezuela is trying to buy support.At a recent press conference Greenidge was asked “To what extent he believes Venezuela’s consistent lobbying with the provision of oil to Caribbean nations will garner support for its claims on Guyana’s territory?”Greenidge’s response was to the effect that he thinks, “The entire purpose of Venezuela’s collaboration with the Region is to suborn the nations and get support for its spurious claims on Guyana’s territory”.He said that the move is not peculiar and he is not ruling out that Venezuela will try this same or similar strategy on the international scene. Nevertheless, Greenidge said that Venezuela must know, “You cannot fund the whole world against Guyana. But, there is clearly a purpose to this exercise.”Asked if he thinks that this strategy is bearing fruit, Greenidge said, “Well it hasn’t succeeded to the sense that they (Venezuela) have not been able to get a decree that calls upon Guyana to concede and to abandon the treaty that binds the two of us, it is still binding.”Notwithstanding that, Carlos Zambrano Cubs Jersey, the Foreign Minister noted that. “International relations and politics being what they are, the path in public resolution in things like these is never smooth so don’t expect it to be and I don’t expect it to be. There are going to be hiccups along the way and there are going to be attempts to derail, divert, misrepresent.”He noted that some nations already feel that what Guyana is reporting about Venezuela is outrageous and must have been misrepresented. “They cannot believe our report on what is going on so they give the benefit of the doubt to Venezuela.”Venezuela President Nicolas MaduroHowever, Greenidge told the media that notwithstanding the bribery, he still believes that Caricom and Commonwealth will continue to support Guyana.The Minister said that Caricom has a standard item on its agenda and when it meets at the level of Head of Government it will be the matter and then decide its course of action.Greenidge added that Caricom recognizes “It (Venezuela’s claims) as a problem and as a threat to peace and so forth.”Asked why Caricom has not categorically stated its support of Guyana going the juridical route, Greenidge said that too much is being read into the fact that Caricom has not made a public move as yet.“I think that you, as a media corps, are making too much of what Caricom says publicly; the facts are as follows.He reminded of Decree 1787. Greenidge said that when that decree was promulgated, Guyana sought Caricom’s intervention. “When we addressed the issue we drew to Caricom’s attention that this was not a Venezuela-Guyana issue; the Heads of Government decided that this was in fact a Caricom/Venezuela issue.Meaning that Decree 1787 sought to annex the EZ of a number of Caricom territories; ranging from St. Kitts all the way to Grenada as well as Suriname, French Guiana, Trinidad and Tobago and Colombia.“It was on that basis that Caricom chose a team which met with the Vice President of Venezuela, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. At that meeting, they called upon the Foreign Affairs Minister to speak to the President. With that exercise, the President of Venezuela gave the undertaking that the decree would be withdrawn and replaced by one not affecting Caricom.In my view, that was as strong an intervention as was required of Caricom. They thought the decree was odious, affected the Caricom countries, unacceptable and should be withdrawn.”Shoppers have their fingerprints scanned while buying government-controlled corn flour at the “Latino Supermarket” in Maracaibo to prevent them from coming back (Photo source: The Wall Street Journal)Greenidge said that even though the decree was withdrawn, Venezuela replaced it with another which had Guyana as its principal target, “So it was withdrawn in bad faith, Venezuela had the discussion in bad faith.”“Caricom is not the problem; the problem lies elsewhere.”Since the recent decree, Caricom and the Commonwealth have been leaning towards continued support for Guyana. But the jury is still out as to whether support will continue in the face of Venezuela’s bribery.According to the World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2015, “Venezuela is falling into a deeper recession.”Numerous violent clashes have flared in pockets of Venezuela in recent times as Venezuelans wait for hours in long supermarket lines for basics like milk and rice.Angry mobs looted and set fire to a National Guard command post; a mob infuriated by worsening food shortages rammed trucks into the smoldering edifice.Wall Street Journal reported that soldiers had been deployed to stem rampant food smuggling and price speculation, which President Nicolás Maduro blames for triple-digit inflation and scarcity. But after they seize contraband goods, the troops themselves often become targets of increasingly desperate people.“What’s certain is that we are going very hungry here and the children are suffering a lot, ” said María Palma, a 55-year-old grandmother who on a recent blistering hot day had been standing in line at the grocery store since 3:00 a.m. before walking away empty-handed at midday, the report quoted.In a national survey, the pollster, Consultores 21, found 30 percent of Venezuelans eating two or fewer meals a day during the second quarter of this year, up from 20 percent in the first quarter. Around 70% of people in the study also said they had stopped buying some basic food item because it had become unavailable or too expensive.“It’s a national crisis, ” said Marco Ponce, head of the Venezuela Observatory of Social Conflict, noting that unlike the political protests of last year, residents are now taking to the streets demanding social rights.The nonprofit group recorded 500 protests over food shortages during the first half of 2015, 56 looting incidents and dozens of attempted lootings at grocery stores, pharmacies and warehouses. Even delivery trucks are frequently targeted.“If people aren’t outside protesting, they’re outside standing in line for goods, ” Mr. Ponce said.
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Date: 13 Aug 17 12:54am
Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – IMRAZ Seunarine said that it may be jealousy that led to the murder of his wife at their home in Princes Town on Saturday.Ashanti DebidinSeunarine said that he and his wife, Ashanti Debidin,  were “happy” and he believes someone who worked at their home previously was responsible for her death.Seunarine spoke with the Express yesterday outside the Forensic Sciences Centre, St. James where he went to witness the autopsy of his wife, Ryne Sandberg Cubs Jersey, but was told that no autopsies were being done and he should return on Wednesday.He said that Debidin was born in Demerara, Guyana, and that she came to Trinidad in 2005.Seunarine said: “You could come to the village and ask anyone about her. No one has anything bad to say about her. All the youths consider her a mother and all. She was a down to earth person. The best wife I could ever ask for. I could never find someone in this world like her in a million years. I was living happy. I don’t know why this man jealous me”.On Saturday Debidin, 26, in her home at Garth Road was found dead by her four-and-a-half-year-old son.She bore stab wounds to her head and cuts on her wrist, police said.Seunarine said that his wife was “innocent” and that she was the love of his life.“It was my son who had to meet she in this pool of blood and call his grandmother from upstairs. And then I come home to meet her in the same way. This girl innocent; she eh do anybody anything, ” he said.“I told my son that his mother dead. I told him that she got a job from God and that she went to work for him now.”The husband said his wife’s family was “full of grief” and travelled to Trinidad on Sunday.Homicide investigators said yesterday that a 20-year-old man who was detained shortly after Debideen’s death remained in custody at the San Fernando Police Station.
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