GPL now blames weather, localised faults for recent power outages

first_imgAssistant Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL), Natalie Yearwood-Pindar, has said “localised faults” are why many areas across the country have been experiencing power outages over the past 48 hours.GPL’s Assistant Public Relations Officer, Natalie Yearwood-PindarLocalised faults are basically issues which affect a small group of persons within a community, the Assistant PRO explained. “The faults that occurred would have been for a number of reasons, including loose connections, problems with transformers, and fallen poles, all due to inclement weather within the past week,” Yearwood-Pindar is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.She added that once a report is received, a team is dispatched immediately to address the problem. Questioned as to whether these areas would have undergone maintenance, Pindar said maintenance is ongoing, and the weather was the main cause of the blackouts.The following areas are scheduled for maintenance between April 17 and 22, 2018: Unity Village, East Coast Demerara; Norton Street, Lodge and its environs; Shiv Chanderpaul Drive in Georgetown; the wards of Kitty, Campbellville, Newton, Subryanville, Prashad Nagar and Bel Air Park; and also Vlissengen Road.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the power utility company, Albert Gordon, announced earlier this month that US$110 million was needed to address the issue of ‘blackouts’. He explained that the existing infrastructure in the country is the main reason for the constant power outages.Though an official request has not been made to Cabinet, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, has said the Government would provide some necessary funds to ensure an improved supply of electricity to citizens. However, the request for US$110 million has already brought up discussions about Government’s decision to scrap the Amaila Falls project.Amaila Falls could have been almost operational by now, and consumers could have been close to seeing an end to expensive and unreliable electricity. Guyana would, moreover, have been entering into the ranks of the top 10 users of clean energy worldwide.The project, which would have represented the largest foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country’s history, had the potential to reintegrate Guyana with the global capital markets for the first time in over 40 years.last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN COMMITTED SEX ACT ON BUS

first_imgA Country Donegal has admitted committing a sex act on a bus.Gavin Porter, 38, from Grange on Inch Island, also pleaded guilty to intentionally exposing himself.The sex act was carried out in view of a female passenger and was recorded over a 40 minute period on an internal CCTV camera. The BBC reports that Porter was arrested at the Foyle Street bus depot on 22 June following a complaint from the passenger.Derry Magistrates Court was told that Porter received a five month suspended jail sentence in August 2011 for committing similar offences, in a car, in the grounds of Magee College.Following his convictions he was placed on the sex offenders register for seven years.The judge described his behaviour on the bus as absolutely outrageous and said it was clearly distressing for the female passenger.The defendant was refused bail and will appear in court again on 25 September.DONEGAL MAN COMMITTED SEX ACT ON BUS was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:busDerrydonegalGAVIN PORTSEX ACTlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES

first_imgAGM –The Naomh Ultan GAA AGM will be held this Sunday, December 2nd at 5pm upstairs in the clubhouse, everyone more than welcome.  ROYAL FLUSH & BINGO –Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 26/11/2012 were 12, 14, 15 & 22. There was no winner. Consolation prizes went to Aidan O’Donnell jr., Brid McCallig & Nuala O’Donnell, Kilcar. Next weeks jackpot now stands at €5800. Bingo in the GAA Clubhouse, Dunkineely on Friday night at 9pm. Prize money of €1170 paid out. Three of the panels are €100, €150 & €200. Many thanks to all who support our weekly bingo and royal flush draws. 25 CARD DRIVE – After commencing over a month ago, it was decided to change the night of the 25 card drive from Thursday to Wednesday. There will also be a table for ladies for any interested. It commences at it’s usual time of 8:30.pm.GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Naomh Ultan Club Noteslast_img read more