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Failed govt. projects show poor planning, waste of tax $$$ – AFC’s Nagamootoo

Failed govt. projects show poor planning, waste of tax $$$ – AFC’s Nagamootoo

AFC Vice Chairman, Moses Nagamootoo

AFC Vice Chairman, Moses Nagamootoo

January 19, 2015 | By | Filed Under News

Catastrophic ventures such as the Amaila Falls hydro project, the airport expansion project, the specialty hospital, Marriot Hotel, the fibre-optic cable project, the Solid Waste Management project, the Hope Canal project and the Skeldon Sugar Factory were highlighted by long time politician Moses Nagamootoo as he sought to drive home his point that the government “has failed us.”

He pointed to “the mess we see with the East Bank and East Coast four lane roads”  as tangible evidence of poor integrated and strategic planning and said that the PPP’s “Rhodes scholars” have clearly failed Guyana at a time when the country’s public debt would have topped the $400 Billion Guyana dollar mark. (US 2Billion) Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 05 Sep 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 05 Sep 2013

  • Courts Guyana promises to make fitness walk better than its last edition
  • AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes seeks forgiveness for his non-disclosure of his link to the Amaila Falls Company
  • Police searches for businessman fingered in the murder of biker, Kurt Davis.
  • APNU insists that Gov’t present a comprehensive Bill concerning all aspects of the Amaila Falls Hydro project
  • Meeting planned to remove Timehri residents standing in the way of CJIA expansion project
  • ACTO meeting focuses on Indigenous issues at the start of Amerindian Heritage Month
  • Caribbean Airlines wants to operate in a sustainable manner
  • Giftland Office Max continues to give back

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Courts Guyana promises to make fitness walk better than its last editionPosted: 05 Sep 2013 07:05 PM PDT

The courts Guyana 10 k run and 3m fitness walk is on again in just over 2 weeks and the Company is promising to make the event even better than its last edition. It starts at 6 in the Morning on the, 22nd of September, in front of the Main Street head office and is […]
AFC Chairman seeks forgiveness for his non-disclosure of his link to the Amaila Falls CompanyPosted: 05 Sep 2013 06:49 PM PDT   Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News videos – 12 August 2013

Capitol News – TV News videos – 12 August 2013

  • Government scrambles to meet with Guyana’s major coalition bloc to save the Amaila Falls Hydro Project
  • President Ramotar denies there was any secrecy about the Amaila falls Hydro project
  • Opposition APNU justifies its position for not supporting the Amaila falls Hydro project
  • PNC/R executive continues to advocate for shared Governance
  • Region Ten Chairman wants to see Gov’t honour Linden Agreement
  • Guyana joins other countries around the world to mark International Youth Day
  • Barbados Tridents suffer first defeat in Limacol CPL to Guyana Amazon Warriors
Government scrambles to meet with Guyana’s major coalition bloc to save the Amaila Falls Hydro ProjectPosted: 12 Aug 2013 05:00 PM PDT

Sithe Global used the Sunday newspapers to make its announcement – abandoning the Amaila Falls Hydro Project because of lack of blanket support from the Parliamentary opposition. The project, at US$858 million would have been the most expensive project of any kind to be undertaken in the country’s history. The Government trumped up the project […]           Continue reading

Capitol News – TV NEWS Videos – 31 July 2013

Capitol News – TV NEWS Videos – 31July 2013

  • Company developing the Amaila Falls Hydro Project in Guyana to plead with Opposition and garner public support in efforts to lock in financing by the end of the year
  • Chairman of GPL’s Board of Directors face off with the parliamentary committees for a second time
  • Coalition announces plans to set up Parade Ground monument in memory of the 1823 slave rebellion
  • Canadian Government pledges to continue development assistance to Guyana and the Caribbean
  • Limacol Caribbean Premier League Opens With spectacular carnival atmosphere

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Company developing the Amaila Falls Hydro Project in Guyana to plead with Opposition and garner public support in efforts to lock in financing by the end of the yearPosted: 31 Jul 2013 05:10 PM PDT

Sithe Global, the company developing the Amaila Falls Hydro Project today said it has used up 16 million US dollars and spent its energies over the past 6 years and not for nothing. It wants the project to go ahead and today painted an almost death picture if financing is not locked in by the […]   Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 26 July 2013

Capitol News –  TV News Videos – 26 July 2013

  • U.S. Ambassador renews call on local authorities for Local Government elections
  • Opppsition will not be made to raise The Debt Ceiling from $1B to $150B – AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan
  • President Ramotar seeks to garner support on Amaila Falls Hydro Project
  • GPL prepares to reshuffle its Board Members next month
  • Natural Resources Ministry looks to enforce stricter enforcement of mining regulations

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U.S. Ambassador renews call on local authorities for Local Government electionsPosted: 26 Jul 2013 04:56 PM PDT

In another direct call on local authorities, US Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt, says his Government wants to see the Guyana Government and the opposition coming to a consensus in order to ensure that Local Government Elections are held this year. The US Ambassador was speaking at a reception to welcome the Head of its […] Continue reading

Capitol News – TV news videos – 24 July 2013

Capitol News – TV news videos – 24 July 2013

  • OP claims inclusion of the “terrorist” tagline in President Ramotar’s transcript was a mistake
  • Ram, Gaskin call for Amaila Falls Hydro Project negotiations to restart from scratch
  • Regional Research Organization survey shows that Guyanese are either tolerant or accepting of homosexuals
  • Amazon Warriors prepare for Limacol Caribbean Premier League 20/20 tournament

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OP claims inclusion of the “terrorist” tagline in President Ramotar’s transcript was a mistake
Posted: 24 Jul 2013 04:37 PM PDT   It is true that the President’s televised address to the nation does not contain the word terrorist or terrorism; however, what the President said on TV is different from the transcript released by the Government Information Agency, GINA, which the President has authority over. Now GINA headlined the President’s address with the words “An act […]

Capitol News – TV News videos – 23 July 2013

Capitol News – TV News videos – 23 July 2013

  • Ramjattan walks out on Money Laundering Bill committee over President’s ‘terrorist’ description
  • Former Speaker Ralph Ramkarran points to a decade and a half row with the leadership of the PPP in an explosive letter to the press
  • Mother still seeks justice two years later after Muslim Scholar allegedly molested her four sons
  • Fire victims vow to stay the course despite the attempts to remove them
  • PSC addresses issue of whether or not Amaila Falls Hydro Project will produce sufficient energy

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Ramjattan walks out on Money Laundering Bill committee over President’s ‘terrorist’ description  Posted: 23 Jul 2013 04:47 PM PDT

President Donald Ramotar over the weekend had called the Opposition Parliamentarians who voted down the Hydro Amendment Bill and the Motion to up the guarantee to public corporations to $150 B as “terrorists”. AFC leader Khemraj Ramjattan said he found this most offensive and insulting. Ramjattan argued that since the Special Select Committee was working […]  Continue reading

Capitol News TV News Videos – 22 July 2013

Capitol News TV News Videos – 22 July 2013

  • AFC rejects President Donald Ramotar’s ‘domestic terrorism’ statements
  • Main opposition bloc APNU explains its position on the Amaila Falls Hydro Project
  • PPP/C remains optimistic about Hydro Project even after non-support by opposition
  • Regional Airline LIAT begins operations at the Ogle Airport
  • Canadian company Mulgravian Ventures (Guyana) Inc. to manage the Marudi Mountain Project.
  • Veteran Trade Unionist calls for proper policing in the expanding mining industry

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AFC rejects President Donald Ramotar’s ‘domestic terrorism’ statementsPosted: 22 Jul 2013 04:46 PM PDT

Shortly after the majority side of the National Assembly voted against legislation the Government says is needed to move the Amaila Falls Hydro Electricity Project Forward, President Ramotar took to the airwaves to condemn the move. The President’s address to the nation came with the tagline “An Act of Domestic Terrorism against development in Guyana”. […] Continue reading

Amaila Falls hydro power plant construction agreement inked

Amaila Falls hydro power plant construction agreement inked

The Engineering Procurement and Construction agreement (EPC) for the construction of the Amaila Falls Hydro project and Transmission Line was Tuesday executed in Xian, China by Sithe Global and China Railway First Group (CRFG), Guyana’s state-run Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.

The EPC contract, valued US$506 M, is the largest infrastructure contract ever executed in Guyana.  The signing signals an important milestone in the development of the US$840 M Amaila Falls Hydro project which is expected to start by mid 2013.   [read more]]

Build a new bridge

Build a new bridge

JULY 27, 2012 | BY KNEWS |  EDITORIAL

The collapse of the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) should serve as a wake-up call to remind us that it has served us long beyond its ‘expiration’ date. It was completed after two years of construction activity and was opened to traffic in 1978. It was conceptualised as a temporary arrangement to address the burgeoning traffic between Georgetown and western Guyana.
According to its builder: “The Demerara Harbour Bridge – in Georgetown, Guyana – is a 6,074-feet (1,851 m) long floating toll bridge…  link(ing) the main city of Georgetown with West Bank Demerara. When it was completed in 1978 it was the world’s longest floating bridge. It was funded by the British Government and designed, manufactured and erected by Thos Storey. Despite being required to last for only 10 years during which a permanent structure was to be built.”

Even as far back as pre-1992, there had been several instances of sections of the bridge floating away, down the Demerara River. It is a tribute to the doggedness of the DHB management and maintenance team that the bridge has survived for so long beyond its anticipated lifetime. As the builder asserted, a permanent bridge was expected to have been built by 1988, but we all know by then the Guyanese economy had collapsed and the following year we were on an IMF bailout Economic Recovery Programme.             Continue reading