Daily Archives: April 4, 2012

The End Of Johnnie Walker – reports inaccurate

The End Of Johnnie Walker

Mar 23 2012 (Source NDJworld)

KILMARNOCK – The last bottle of the world renowned whiskey Johnnie Walker is being filled and with it the company Diageo will close the factory’s doors … forever.

For Black or Red label whiskey lovers, the news comes as a slam to the forehead with a brick. So does it for the 700 employees that still work at the Kilmarnock, Scotland, factory were the legendary whiskey has been brewed and bottled since 1820.

For the Scottish community the news has been equally unsettling and protests against the closure have been plentiful. But even Scottish Premier Alex Salmond was unable to convince Diageo to keep the factory open and the tantalizing liquor flowing. Continue reading

President Ramotar says GPL rental costs are disturbing, if true

President Ramotar says GPL rental costs are disturbing, if true

April 3, 2012 | By |

US$900,000 generator rented for US$720,000 annually…
President Donald Ramotar yesterday (April 2, 2912), toured operations of the cash-strapped Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL) and did not dismiss questions raised about the lack of prudent spending at the utility.
“If what they say is true, it is obviously something to be concerned about,” Ramotar said regarding statements by GPL officials that a new Caterpillar generator costs US$900, 000, but the company rented 12 generators last year at a cost of US$720,000 each.
The revelation comes at a time when GPL is lamenting a mammoth fuel bill coupled with a growing demand for electricity.
The government plans to plough G$6 billion into the company this year, saying this is meant to address its financial constraints and avoid already burdened consumers from paying higher electricity tariffs.   [more]

GPL rents US$900,000 generator for US$720,000 annually

April 4, 2012 | By | Filed Under News

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) last year paid a hefty US$8.6M to rent 12 Caterpillar generating sets for a period of one year. It could have spent just US$2.2M more to buy them all.   [more]

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