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GPL blames lightning for recent blackouts

The recent spate of blackouts that residents, particularly on the East Coast and East Bank of Demerara have been experiencing is as a result of network related problems. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Incorporated, Bharrat Dindyal explained that the two transmission lines leading from Garden of Eden, East Bank […]

Biker was shot 16 times; suspect still in hiding

A post-mortem examination conducted on the body of biker Kirk Davis revealed that the young man died from shock and hemorrhage as a result of gunshot injuries. The report also found that the 30 year old man was shot 16 times to the upper body and all of those shots were fired at close range. […]

Peace Corps Volunteer Leads Camp STOMP for Boys‏

GEORGETOWN – The Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) of the Ministry of Labour Human Services and Social Security and the Peace Corps organized the first annual Camp STOMP (Supportive Teamwork Opening Minds Positively) from August 4 to 24, 2013.  STOMP was a pilot summer camp that provided 30 adolescent boys between 14 to 17 years old living […]

GPL still improving services – CEO Dindyal

(GINA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Incorporated, Bharrat Dindyal said that there is a technological solution to the problem of loss reduction, but it requires an investment of tens of millions of US dollars. He was at the time speaking at a public forum, hosted by the power company […]

Police still to issue wanted bulletin for suspect in Eccles murder

Three days after the brutal gunning down of well-known biker Kirk Davis, the Guyana Police Force is still to issue a wanted bulletin for the main suspect in the young man’s murder although senior police officers have been quoted as saying they have identified a prime suspect. Crime Chief Seelall Persaud is currently out of […]

Guyanese appointed Head of PANCAP

(CARICOM) The Caribbean Community has announced that Guyanese Dereck Anthony Springer has been appointed Director of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP). Mr. Springer, a public health practitioner, behavioural scientist and strategic manager brings to the position 20 years of experience in the health sector, focusing on HIV and mental health. His extensive […]

Qualfon promises 6000 jobs with new investment

Employment opportunities for 6,000 people will be created over five years when the world’s largest contact centre campus at Providence on the East Bank of Demerara is opened to provide educational, humanitarian and counselling services. Qualfon, a global provider of call centre back-office and business process outsourcing services is investing in the state of the […]