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Date: 14 Aug 17 05:38am
…nationwide disconnection campaign begins March 2“We’ve come to the point where we’ve got to do this…because we have no choice financially. Customers still have until March 2. However, if your time passes and your name remains on the list you will be disconnected.”That is the message as the Guyana Water Incorporated yesterday announced its soon to be launched nation wide disconnection campaign. It is owed in excess of $6Billion in water tariffs by more than 123, 000 households, nationwide.Earl Aaron, the man in charge of the disconnection campaign, said that over all, the company has 166, 000 customers but more than 123, 000 are in arrears. Of that lot, 91, 700 owe amounts in excess of $7000 each.He said that if persons don’t pay up by March 2, they will be placed on the disconnection list and will be disconnected unless they pay the full outstanding amounts.If disconnected they will also have to pay either a domestic reconnection fee of $6, 000 or the non-domestic reconnection fee of $13, 000.Further, he said, if anyone is found to have tampered with the services through illegal reconnections, be it a customer or a GWI staff, the accused on conviction will have to pay a minimum fine of $25, 000 for domestic service or $50, 000 for commercial services.In addition, the homeowner would have to pay the full outstanding bill plus the required reconnection fee. The alternative is jail time.The company also noted that if persons do not pay for reconnection, after a period the service will be totally removed from the premises.This action is a last resort since many customers have not responded to other initiatives such as visits to about 40 communities and meetings with thousands of customers.Yuri Chandisingh, GWI’s Chief Executive Officer, in his appeal to citizens to use the time remaining before the nationwide campaign starts, said that this stringent move follows the many efforts to encourage customers to pay their water rates even through payment plans. He said it is his company’s last resort to recover needed revenue to continue to improve the services being offered.He said the campaign will interrupt the service to customers so that they will be void of additional debt to the company.“Persons owing still have time to come in and settle their accounts and enter into friendly plans because after March 2, people will have to pay the full amounts owed plus the reconnection fee before they get back the service once disconnected, ” Chandisingh said.To ensure that the campaign is effective, the company has employed additional contractors in addition to their on staff employees.“In 2009, GWI launched several initiatives not only to encourage customers to make payments, but also to facilitate better access to payment locations, ” but despite the large sums invested in Camp Resolution, there are still customers with large debts to the utility provider.The company also launched a payment reminder campaign during the holidays that continued into February 2010; however, the response has been negligible as there are some customers who simply refuse to pay their water service arrears.Customers are being advised to call or visit GWI locations to avoid the impending countrywide disconnection.“I’m appealing to all customers with arrears to visit the nearest GWI location and avoid having their water service disconnected.Those who cannot afford to pay the full debt can enter into a payment plan. These persons will not be disconnected once they have agreed to a payment contract.”The Chief Executive also noted that customers who are not in receipt of a bill will not be exempted from disconnection as theses customers are aware that they have legitimately utilised the service, hence it is their obligation to enquire about their service charges.The company’s Chief Executive said, “GWI customers countrywide must make paying for their water service charges a priority.”Ravin Paltoo, Director of Finance, Josh Williams Toronto Jersey, said that the utility company has started to improve its services in 2010 and that some 40 percent of Guyana receives treated water which attracts a sizable cost. He said, “If we continue to give water to customers and they do not want to pay it literally is water going down the drain.” He said too that government has already paid off the water rates for pensioners since December but that aside “we have no choice but to disconnect… we cannot continue to have some paying for all while others don’t pay for months and in some instances for years.To query outstanding balances customers can contact GWI’s Customer Services Call Centre on 227-8701 or via the e-mail address [email protected]
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Date: 14 Aug 17 05:38am
…fines to be paid to Consolidated FundHead of State Bharrat Jagdeo on November 2, assented to the Contempt of Court Act, thus bringing the new law into force.The Bill was piloted by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Charles Ramson, and was passed in the House, recently, without the support of the Opposition.Under the law now in force, given that it has been published in the Official Gazette, all fines payable under any order for Contempt of Court shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.“The payment of a fine imposed as punishment for a contempt of Court shall be enforced upon the order of the Court in like manner as if the order were a judgment or order for the payment of money under the High Court Act.”Any person found to be in contempt of Court is liable to a fine not exceeding $250, 000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.In the case of a company or an association is found to be in contempt then it will be liable to a fine not exceeding $750, 000.“Where the Court imposes a fine for the punishment of contempt of Court, the Court shall order that the fine be paid within a definite time, but not less than seven days, after the date of the order, save and except where the Court, in its own deliberate judgment allows for a reprimand.”When Ramson piloted the then Bill he told the House that it was aimed at defining and regulating the law with respect to contempt of court and related matters.Minister Ramson said that the Bill gives examples of the kinds of conduct that will constitute contempt of court and it also creates an offence.He had explained that in the principal Act, the contempt was not regarded as an offence; however, “this Bill makes contempt a criminal offence.”Moreover, the provisions are applicable only to the offences committed in the High Court, the Full Court of the High Court, Court of Appeal, and the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).It does not apply to offences in the Magistrate’s Court, Lay Magistrate’s Court or in any other tribunal prescribed by law.Contempt, Gareon Conley Jersey, means any conduct, whether committed in the face of the court or not, that substantially obstructs or interferes with or prejudices or tends to substantially obstruct or interfere with or prejudice the administration of justice in proceedings pending before the court.These include the willful disobedience to, or disregard for any judgement for decree, direction or order of the court.
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Date: 14 Aug 17 04:40am
A 51-year-old man and his two sons accused of beating another family member to death on a plot of land in the Mahaica Creek, appeared in court to face a murder charge yesterday.The father, Sukdeo Dharandat, and his sons, 22-year-old Eshwardat Dharandat, and Chaitram Dharandat, 20, were taken before Magistrate Zamilla Ali-Seepaul, at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.They are charged with murdering 25-year-old Suresh Nandkishore, called ‘Ravo, ’ at Handsome Tree, Mahaica Creek on Tuesday, last (February 3). The Dharandats were not required to plead to the indictable charge.Police Inspector John Singh represented the Prosecution while the trio had no lawyer.Magistrate Ali-Seepaul remanded them to prison and transferred the case to the Mahaica Magistrate’s Court where the father and his two sons are slated to appear on February 17 for report.According to reports, the now dead man, his father Bhopaul Nandkishore, St. Louis Cardinals Randal Grichuk Jersey, 52, and brother Parmanand were in the process of erecting a fence on a plot of land when a heated argument erupted between them and the other family, and led to a fight.Accused: Chaitram DharandatIt was reported that the older Dharamdat, with whom the Nandkishores have a land dispute, came as they were working and appeared to have no objection. But the 51-year-old reportedly returned with his two sons, one of whom was armed with a cutlass.The men reportedly picked up two of the posts that were meant for the fence and began lashing the Nandkishores about their bodies.The now dead man reportedly tried to walk away, but was cornered and dealt several lashes to his head, blows that cracked open his skull. The father and his older son, both sustained injuries while it was reported that at least two members of the opposing family, Sukhdeo Dharamdat included, received treatment for injuries they sustained during the melee.Bhopaul Nandkishore, 52, has not regained consciousness. He is in a coma at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) while his son Parmanand, who played dead to survive the onslaught, was admitted to the hospital with multiple wounds about his body.
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Date: 14 Aug 17 04:40am
The Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM’s) Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) will host its 17th meeting at the CARICOM Secretariat in Turkeyen Greater Georgetown tomorrow. Under the chairmanship of Barbados’ Attorney-General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, CARICOM Ministers with responsibility for National Security are expected to consider for approval, the CARICOM Cyber Security and Cyber Crime Action Plan (CCSCAP).This plan provides a framework through which all initiatives of cyber security and cyber crime in the Region will be developed, implemented and managed to eliminate duplication and to realise optimal benefit of the Region’s response.As advances in technology continue to reshape the way business is being done globally, economic cyber crime continues to rise, and according to an OAS 2014 report, the region of Latin America and the Caribbean has one of the fastest-growing Internet populations in the world, giving rise to a number of significant cyber security challenges.CARICOM’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2019 identifies cyber crime as an obstacle and threat to social and sustained economic development in the Community. Strengthening Cyber Security is seen as a strategy to achieve both technological and social resilience.Heads of Government at their 24th Intercessional Meeting in Haiti adopted the CARICOM Crime and Security Strategy to guide the Community’s approach to crime and security.Issues related to Member States’ Citizenship by Investment Programmes (CIPS) will also be discussed, as well as measures to ensure that national and regional security is not compromised by such programmes.CARICOM’s relationship with Third States and financing the regional security agenda, among other issues, will also engage the attention of the Region’s Ministers of National Security.The Meeting commences at 09:00 hrs with a brief ceremony chaired by CARICOM Secretariat Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development, Dr. Douglas Slater. There will be addresses by the Hon. Adriel Brathwaite and CARICOM’s Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque.CONSLE is responsible for the coordination of the Region’s multi-dimensional security agenda, to ensure a safe and stable Community.Meanwhile in Guyana, The Cybercrime Bill of 2016 was presented and read for the first time in the National Assembly in August by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams.The Minister subsequently referred the complex legislation to a Special Select Committee so that it can be properly perused and amendments made where necessary.The Bill seeks to combat cybercrime by creating offences related to it. It provides for penalties, investigation and prosecution of the offences and related matters.It also sets out that a person commits an offence if he intentionally, without authorization or in excess of authorization, or by infringing any security measure, accesses a computer system or any part of a computer system of another person.The draft legislation also deals with child pornography and child luring. It says that a person who produces child pornography for the purpose of distribution through a computer system, or offers or makes available, distributes or transmits child pornography through a computer system, Theo Walcott Arsenal Jersey UK, commits an offence.It says, too, that a person who uses a computer system to arrange a meeting with a child with the intent of abusing or engaging in sexual activity with the child or producing child pornography, whether or not he takes any steps to effect such a meeting, commits child luring.Another clause in the Bill addresses the publication or transmission of images of the private area of a person. It states that a person who captures, stores in, publishes or transmits through a computer system, the image of the private area of another person without that other person’s consent commits an offence.
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Date: 14 Aug 17 04:40am
Pulmattie Harricharran, 41, called Shorty, of Charles Place, New Amsterdam, was on Tuesday sentenced to four years in jail and fined a total of $2.8 million by Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo.The woman, a mother of two and a waitress at a Chinese restaurant in New Amsterdam, appeared before the Magistrate at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court, charged with possession of 2 kg 300 grams of marijuana at her home on March 12.Phulmattie HarricharranThe woman’s husband, Fidel Fitzgerald Glasgow, 32, called ‘Sidel’ had pleaded guilty to the same charge earlier and was sentenced to five years in jail.According to the Prosecutor, Corporal Shurland King, the woman was out on $100, Willson Contreras Cubs Jersey, 000 bail when she was nabbed at her home tending to the herbs which were spread out on two zinc sheets in the hall of the house.Her husband was away at the time of the raid and upon learning of the arrest he had made contact with the police and had enquired what could be done. He had subsequently made arrangement with the cops to “meet with him, so that they can work something out” and had promised to “set them right”.A deal was finalized and when the man turned up for the arranged meeting at a restaurant he was held by some undercover police who were on the stakeout.In court he pleaded guilty and had told the magistrate then that the drug was his and that he had collected it for safekeeping for his friend Gerald, who had brought it down from the Berbice River.The woman was represented by Attorneys at Law Mursaline Bacchus and Charrandass Persaud.
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