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Date: 12 Aug 17 08:06am
Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) new billing system will be fully implemented and operational on May 24, 2010. This is according to Mr. Bharrat Dindyal, GPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO).The company recently issued two bills within a six-week period. The bills represented consumption between February and March and asked that payment be made by April 9.Bills are expected to be issued within an average of seven days after meter-reading as opposed to the current billing arrangement where bills are issued approximately 32 days after.Bharrat Dindyal said that persons should not be worried about paying both bills at once since the power company would not conduct any disconnection  for outstanding balances on these bills during April.Originally, Nat Moore Dolphins Jersey, the bill reflecting consumption for January and February would have been issued in March while the February to March bill would have been issued in April and May respectively. The bills are being issued two weeks after the bill date. The situation will return to normalcy during May where one bill will be issued per month.In a recent statement GPL stated, it is implementing a modern Customer Information System (CIS) which is aimed at improving the quality of service to customers.The project, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under the investment component of the Loss Reduction Programme, is expected to be fully implemented during the second quarter of this year.GPL is encouraging customers to continue settling their accounts in a timely manner.
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Date: 12 Aug 17 08:06am
Some workers from the Guyana National Industrial Corporation Inc, are seeking the intervention of the Ministry of Labour over wages owed to them for hours of work which they have completed.Apart from the wages issue the workers are claiming that they are being paid monies far below the minimum wages stipulated by the Government.According to the letter, which was penned to the Chief Labour Officer earlier this week, junior security guards are being paid $27, 534 per month. In addition the workers are claiming that sometimes they are forced to work from seven to eleven days before being given a day off.The workers are also claiming that time off is officially granted by the company to employees of all other department during working hours except to the security department.This newspaper was told that these issues were raised with the Company’s Human Resources Manager, Patrick Chung Patriots Jersey, Alan Johnson, and Mr. Carvil Duncan, who is one of the company’s director and the also the General Secretary of the Guyana Labour Union which represents several workers of the company.When contacted, Mr. Carvil Duncan said that he is aware of the letter but the contents are far from the truth. Duncan said he has received a copy of the letter but there are neither names nor signatures on the letter. He added that the Ministry of Labour has indicated that there is nothing it can do since the letter has no signatures as well.Duncan added that the letter is the work of one man who is trying to create mischief since he had his services terminated from the company for absenteeism.“If the letter was genuine it would have had names, the workers who are being affected would have all come forward to have the issue rectified, ” Duncan lamented.
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Date: 12 Aug 17 08:06am
Region 10 has received a total of $169 million this year in their capital budget and according to Chairman of that Region, Danny Ainge Celtics Throwback Jersey, Mortimer Mingo, these monies will be used to address basic infrastructure in the region, such as roads and drains.Mingo added that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) also plans to extend two of the children’s hostels, one in Linden and the other in Kwakwani.Money will be spent on maintaining a number of roads in Linden, while the $25 million, which was allocated in the capital budget for the Agricultural Sector, will be used to construct two more drainage and irrigation canals in West Watooka, which is primarily the farming area in the region.Mingo explained that the Administration welcomes investments of all sorts and the RDC will attempt to address any issue within its powers so as to make the region as investment friendly as possible.Recently, Mingo had outlined various key areas where investments can be made in Linden.These include bauxite and the thriving timber industry in Linden, in which there are value added products, furniture plants, or dealing with wood that can de done in such a manner to create employment.He indicated that there is also potential for investment in Agriculture in the Region within the immediate savannahs and the surrounding area.
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Date: 12 Aug 17 08:06am
Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon, says that he has been advised that it was the Bell 412 helicopter that was down and not the recently purchased Bell 206.He said that there might have been confusion with the blade tacking equipment to render the 412 serviceable and he was assured that were there to be specific concerns about Bell 206, information would be available. He noted that the parts for the Bell 412 have been acquired and are being cleared and that the chopper will be back in operation.It was reported in late April that the Bell 412 helicopter belonging to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) which went down in the Tacama savannahs, in Berbice some 20 months ago in May was repaired and was flown to the Army’s Air Corps base at Timehri.Army Chief-of-Staff, Dylan Larkin Team North America Jersey, Commodore Gary Best, had said the aircraft was repaired by skilled engineers on staff.Major Michael Charles who flew the chopper to Timehri had announced that it was fitted with a new engine which was flown in to Tacama and the repairs were effected.This newspaper had previously reported that one of the purchased Bell 206 B III Jet Ranger helicopters that were being used in the interior to hunt the remaining members of the gang flushed out at Christmas Falls was currently not in action.A senior army source at that time had confirmed that the helicopter was not currently flying but declined to say why.Unconfirmed reports had suggested that the helicopter developed mechanical faults as a result of the rigorous flying it had to endure while assisting in the hunt for the gang.Main opposition party leader Robert Corbin in light of the recent brazen attacks such as the one on the East La Penitence Police Station, the shooting to death of Arjune Narine on Middleton Street, as well as the attempted bombing of the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport had told this newspaper, “Clearly the purchase of the two Bell 206 has not made an impact on the crime situation in Guyana.”The government came in for heavy criticism regarding the type of helicopter that was purchased and Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon, had asked the public to wait and give the copters some time to prove their worth.One of the more prominent critics of the purchase was Captain Gerry Gouveia who heads Roraima Airways.The Head of State, Bharrat Jagdeo, hit back at Captain Gouveia’s comment that the choppers were not suitable for crime fighting because of their limited capacity to carry troops.The President told the operatives of Government Information Agency (GINA) that, “One should understand the reason for purchasing the helicopters.” This, he said, was mainly for surveillance.“I think the comment that the helicopters are not for crime fighting because they have limited capacity to carry people is a silly one. You have to understand crime fighting in different ways; it is not just transporting troops. It is also about surveillance. It is about ensuring you have visibility, you can track people.”Head of the Presidential Secretariat told media operatives that the helicopters which have been purchased at a cost of $1.5M would be capable of seating four persons also with the pilot and is efficient for search and rescue as well as surveillance.According to Luncheon, probably the most impressive capability of the helicopter will be the fact that it will be equipped with infra-red capability which can be used to detect the warmth of a human body in dense terrain such as Guyana’s jungle.
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Date: 12 Aug 17 08:05am
Jagdeo’s Buxton Visit…The Working Peoples’ Alliance says that it joins with others in characterising President Jagdeo’s recent visit to Buxton as a political dance aimed at satisfying the Peoples Progressive Party’s quest for respectability and acceptance in the African Guyanese community.“While we respect the right of political parties to try to win support in all communities, to do so under the guise of giving a helping hand is nothing short of political deceit.”According to the WPA, the government and party that participated in turning Buxton into a war zone cannot now claim to be a friend.“The least President Jagdeo should do is apologise to Buxtonians for his government’s role during the period under question. The WPA also feels that it is an insult to the African Guyanese community in general for the government to treat Buxtonians as if they are beggars.”The WPA says that the constant drumbeat in the state media since last Wednesday gives, “the PPP’s show away…The Chronicle’s depiction of Buxton as new converts to the PPP is in bad taste and it tarnishes the dignity of Buxtonians…The PPP must not be allowed to get away with this act of political gamesmanship.”The party posits that while it does not wish to take sides in a village dispute over tactics, Paul Millsap Hawks Swingman Jersey, “but we feel that those Buxtonian activists, who mobilised for and facilitated the President’s visit have done their village a disservice.”As such, the party fully endorsed the sentiments expressed by two Buxtonians, namely Eusi Kwayana and Dr. David Hinds.“It is foolhardy to trade dignity for a loaf of bread. It would have helped the organisers’ cause had they consulted the village on what is clearly a controversial issue…Reports from the village indicate that the organisers ignored their own decision to engage the community and opted instead to engage the government… This is a colossal mistake.”The WPA said that from their longstanding association with Buxton, they know that the majority of villagers do not support accepting government help on their knees or on terms dictated by the President.“We therefore urge Buxtonians to let their voices be heard on this matter…When you give up your right to determine your own destiny, you give up your birthright.”The party also called on all, “African Guyanese organisations, leaders and interest groups to condemn this latest assault on the collective African Guyanese psyche…Today it’s Buxton, tomorrow its Den Amstel and Ann’s Grove and Queenstown.”The party is adamant that it will stand with the Buxtonians, “who reject this political invasion from outside and political betrayal from inside…We also stand in solidarity with Dr. David Hinds who has come under intense fire for his stand against the hijack of his village for narrow political purposes.*************************Alliance for 2011 elections is PNCR priority …Presidential Candidate not as urgent – CorbinLeader of the Peoples National Congress Reform, Robert Corbin says that identifying a Presidential Candidate for the 2011 General Elections is not as urgent as forging the alliance that is necessary for the upcoming General Elections.Corbin said that should this objective not be achieved, the party still has a team in place to address the identification of leaders should the party have to go at it alone.Corbin did stress that the Joint Opposition Parties are currently actively engaging several groups and various other bodies in seeking to form a strong alliance.The Opposition Leader pointed out that there was still time, adding that there are still many things to be addressed such as the final list of registrants on the part of GECOM.Robert CorbinHe said that while there is a constitutional deadline with some amount of flexibility, the party does not expect a surprise announcement as it relates to elections, adding that final plans for the party and its approach to the elections will be known by Nomination Day.The party in its most recent press briefing had stated that recent reports, emanating from GECOM, suggest that the PPP/C Administration is already frustrating the work of that body, making it impossible for their proposed programme to be implemented within the timelines mandated by the Constitution.According to the party, it is known that the law requires that the National Register of Registrants (NRR) be updated before the General and Regional Elections of 2011 to facilitate those who have not yet registered and to enable those newly qualified voters to register.The project document produced by GECOM, had identified the commencement date for this exercise as the first week of September 2010.“Arrangements were already made to rent offices and appoint staff so that this exercise could begin in a timely manner…The PNCR has learnt, however, that the PPP/C Administration has so far refused to make the necessary funds available for GECOM to commence its work…This is a dangerous development and the motives of the Office of the President must be suspect.”Party Member Lurlene Nestor on Friday last, called on the, “Jagdeo Administration to provide an adequate explanation to the people of Guyana. The PNCR will remain vigilant and will expose every manoeuvre of the Jadgeo Administration to undermine the Constitution…The PNCR also calls on GECOM to make a Statement to stakeholders on this matter…The PNCR has written to the Chairman of GECOM on this matter and looks forward to a prompt response.”*************************Mining Week 2010 kicks off The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission will be launching a week long list of activities, commencing with a Mining walk to kick off their 2010 Mining Week celebration. The week will officially commence later this evening with a reception and cocktail at the Regency Hotel. At that event, “The Illustrated History of the Pork-Knocker” will be launched. This is a book produced by Barrington Braithwaite.The week of activities will then continue with a mining exhibition at the Girl’s Guide Ground and at the Square of the Revolution. The exhibition will run from Monday to Thursday and will be open to the public from 8:00 hours to 20:00 hours.Throughout the exhibition, several high-powered earth moving equipment will be on display from major companies including, MACORP and AINLIM. Also on display and demonstration will be mining processing equipment, in keeping with the mercury abatement programme. This programme is aimed at introducing types of processing equipment which will help eliminate the use of mercury.The highlight of the Mining Week activities will be on Saturday, with the GGMC’s 10th annual Pork-knockers Day celebration. That event will be held at the Bartica Golden Beach Pavilion and the day’s event will see numerous competitions. These include tacoba race, jigging competition, batelling competition among others.GGMC will also be launching two commemorative stamps featuring two pork-knockers Cyrilda De Jesus and Dick Manning.
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