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Date: 12 Aug 17 10:17am
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Yesterday, police on the Essequibo Coast conducted searches at the home of 42-year-old businessman Fabian Gonsalves, who was kidnapped two weeks ago.Reports are that several properties where the popular boat builder and his family occupy were searched. However the man was not found. Sources close to the investigation said the exercise was conducted since there were reports that the man would have returned home yesterday.Meanwhile this newspaper has since been informed that the man may arrive in Guyana sometime later today as flights out of Venezuela, where it is believed that the man was being held, Adoree Jackson USC Jersey, are only scheduled on Wednesdays and Fridays. On June 3 last, Gonsalves was in the company of his mother-in-law, Carol Adams and her grandson, 23-year-old Chris Williams, around 22:30 hours, when a group of men barged in through an open door. Adams and Williams were bound by the intruders who handcuffed Gonsalves and carried him away in a boat.His wife, Philomena, who lives at Hampton Court, made a report to Anna Regina Police Station, also on Essequibo Coast. No one knows from where the kidnappers came but speculation is that they were illegal aliens who arrived via the Pomeroon River.Since the kidnapping, other Pomeroon residents have been fearful for their safety and have made repeated calls for a Police outpost to be located in the vicinity of the Pomeroon River mouth to monitor incoming and outgoing vessels.
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Date: 12 Aug 17 10:10am
A 73-year-old Bartica woman died Saturday after a swarm of African bees attacked her at her Potaro Road residence. The victim, Evelyn Clay, Jake Arrieta Cubs Jersey, was sitting on her verandah at the time.Reports emerging from Bartica have indicated that the pensioner was severely stung by Africanized bees, which had emerged from a coconut tree in her yard, after their nest was shaken by the vibration of a large brick thrown by Clay’s 11-year-old grandson.Attempts to rescue Clay after loud screams emanated from her were rendered futile due to her grandson also being attacked by the vicious bees. Reports are that Clay’s grandson attempted to remove her from the verandah after she was attacked, but he eventually had to resort to jumping in a nearby drum, when the bees turned on him.Another relative managed to reach the elderly woman shortly after. She was then transported to the Bartica Hospital, where she later succumbed.Kaieteur News understands that two of her eight relatives who were also stung by the insects, remain in hospital. The others were kept for treated and discharged.
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Date: 12 Aug 17 10:10am
The eight-door sluices of the $3.6B Hope Canal project were yesterday working overtime following record breaking downpours along the country’s coast last week.On a visit to the Hope/Dochfour, East Coast Demerara (ECD) end of the Canal, Kaieteur News observed that the structure was in the process of releasing water into the Atlantic Ocean.According to onsite workmen, the eight-door high-discharge sluice had been open since 21:00 hours on July 15, continuously releasing water. It was noted by the workmen that the sluices were opened at the time when torrential rains enveloped the Guyana’s coast.The $3.6B structure, which is connected to the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC), was designed to hold approximately 59GD of water. When this publication visited the canal’s northern drain off point at 11:00hrs yesterday, it was observed that water levels measured 55GD as the sluices were operating.Hope Canal was launched as an alternative canal in Demerara and a “long term solution” to the threat of flooding from the EDWC, which, in the past, was responsible for massive floods along the Demerara Coastland.In 2005, due to a breach of the EDWC, a flood devastated farmlands along the Demerara Coast. It is estimated that almost 30, 000 hectares of farmlands line the EDWC.Opened sections of the Hope Canal eight-door sluice yesterdayThe entire $3.6B dollar project had started in October of 2010 under the previous People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration. The government at the time had targeted a two-year completion but delays left the project behind schedule by three years with minor works to be completed.According to an official of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) an August completion of the canal was reported last month, following threateningly high water levels in the EDWC. This subsequently led to an early opening of the Hope Canal in June.The opening of the sluices this time around comes after Guyana’s Coastland was battered by torrential rain on July 15 and July 16; initial reports recorded 8.26″ of rainfall in Georgetown. Such levels of downpour were deemed “unusual” by the capital city’s mayor, Hamilton Green.Attempts to contact Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder, on the extent of the Canal’s operations as well as the implications it could have on affected flooded areas by this publication were unsuccessful.In addition to the country’s capital, areas along the East Coast and Bank of Demerara were especially affected by the heavy rainfall which resulted in the government activating the National Emergency Operations Centre and prompted meetings at the Civil Defence Commission, Thomas Lands, Carlos Correa Astros Jersey, Georgetown.Sections of West Demerara were also seriously affected by the rainfall. Villages like Den Amstel, Leonora and Uitvlugt experienced flooding.
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Date: 12 Aug 17 10:10am
Winston BrassingtonChairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Winston Brassington, is confident that a dark Christmas has been averted, given that the power company has managed to overcome the recent hurdles plaguing the company.According to Brassington, the Demerara national grid will be generating some 77 megawatts (MW) of electricity when the Christmas demand is slated for 70MW or just above.“In the short term, the generation situation is improving, but we still face risks. However, based on the current improvement, GPL does not expect any planned outages for Christmas…“Unplanned outages may occur, however, when units break down or when there are transmission trips, ” said Brassington.The Chairman said that currently the generation capacity for companies on the Demerara grid is 67 megawatts, and the demand for electricity is fluctuating at the generation peak.In order to facilitate this, Brassington said, the 5.5 megawatt Wartsila Unit has been overhauled.He added that by next week the 2.2 megawatt EMD Versailles unit will be up and running; by November 10 the 2.5 megawatt unit at Garden of Eden will be available and three 1.6 megawatt Caterpillar units will be rented from MACORP at a cost of US$55, 000 per month.The money will be paid from funds that were remaining from the more than $3B that was approved by the National Assembly earlier this year.He added also that in February next year the five megawatt Niigata unit at Garden of Eden is also expected to be back in service.BerbiceIn Berbice, where electricity problems plagued the county especially in recent weeks, Brassington said that there is now a total of 15.5 megawatts available, including three generation units in Skeldon.He noted that the situation in Berbice has improved from a previous availability of seven megawatts earlier this month. Peak in Berbice is usually 14.5 megawatts.Brassington said that the five- megawatt unit at Skeldon has been repaired and both 2.2 megawatt units at Onverwagt have been fixed.The five-megawatt unit at Canefield will have its engine block replaced by November 10, according to Brassington.The factors contributing to the overall problems at the GPL have been blamed for the recent problems, including the increasing customer demand and the breakdown of aged units.He noted that the problems were complicated with the fact that six major Wartsilla units had to be overhauled during the year, as well as the intermittent problems with the availability of the GuySuCo Skeldon sets.Prime Minister Sam Hinds, who was also present at the press briefing, said that he did not believe that consumers could see a drop in electricity rates despite the significant decrease in fuel prices on the world market, which are down from a high of US$147 per barrel to below US$65 per barrel.He posited that if the price were to fall below US$50 per barrel and remain below that mark, then a decrease would be possible.This is in light of the fact that the company is currently operating at just about break even when one considers its revenue against the total cost of operations.Earlier in the year, the total cost of operations far outweighed the revenue, which prompted the Government to inject the more than $3B into the company. Another factor compounding the situation is the fact that the company is faced with 33 per cent technical and commercial losses.This is a minimal reduction, as reported earlier, and the fact that the company has been more or less strapped for cash is the reason behind the very minimal decrease of about three per cent, given that the company had to almost cease investment in reducing the losses.Two weeks ago, blackouts around the country appeared to be imminent for the rest of the year as GPL had been reaching its capacity even as the Christmas season approaches.Chief Executive Officer of the company, Bharat Dindyal, had said that demand for electricity had reached the peak that is usually experienced during the Christmas season.According to Brassington, Jerseys NFL Wholesale, until the three capital projects announced in May this year come on stream, at a cost over US$30 M, reliable generation capacity will be tight.Additionally, GPL expects to invest US$40 M (via a Chinese loan secured by President Bharrat Jagdeo) over the next three years to rebuild its transmission system.Between 2008 and 2011, more that US$70 M will be invested directly into GPL by the Government, with a view to improving generation and transmission.
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