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Capitol News – TV News Videos – 22 Oct 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 22 Oct 2013

  • Police will not let up to bring businessman to justice in the biker shooting.
  • Sports.
  • Annual National Toshaos Council meeting that is underway.
  • The PNC/R is leaving no stone unturned as they prepare supporters for local Gov’t elections.
  • Hydro project still on the plate of government.
  • The ruling party the PPP is not about to accept the blame for the growing crime situation.

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Police will not let up to bring businessman to justice in the biker shooting.Posted: 22 Oct 2013 04:24 PM PDT

Weeks after the murder of biker Kurt Davis the businessman Rondy Jadgeo who is the prime suspect is still eluding capture, but crime chief Seelall Persaud said that international help is being sought to bring the businessman to justice. Persaud was speaking recently to members of the media. The businessman was last seen in neighbouring […]   Continue reading

Amaila Falls dries up – new doubts about feasability

Amaila Falls dries up – new doubts about feasability

OCTOBER 11, 2013 | BY  |

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The Amaila Falls which was intended to supply the nation with 165 megawatts of electricity and save Guyana millions of US dollars is bone dry.
Yesterday, Works Minister Robeson Benn, said that it is not unusual for waterfalls used to provide hydroelectricity to run dry. He pointed to power stations in Suriname and in Brazil.

He said that when the contractors would have built a dam that would have stored water to smoothen the flow regime. The dam would have given rise to a reservoir which would have been used to regulate the flow of water for the hydro, said Minister Benn.

He said that in times of heavy rainfall the excess water would have been released through gates. He was insistent that had there been a dam the extent of dryness at this time would not have been as severe.     Continue reading

Guyana: Synergies with Brazil – commentary

brazil_mapGuyana: Synergies with Brazil – Editorial

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 | BY  |

At the commemoration of the 191st anniversary of the independence of Brazil, both President Ramotar and Brazilian Ambassador Luiz Seixas DeAndrade emphasised the mutual benefits of improving the transportation linkages between our two countries. We have products such as rice that can be exported to northern Brazil, while the Brazilians have for decades been stressing their desire for an overland passage to the North Atlantic for their goods produced in Manaus and other northern locales.

Such benefits have long been recognized as having positive implications for trade and commerce within a far wider circle, and indeed, encompassing all South America. Back in late 2000, as a matter of fact, at a meeting of UNASUR (Union of South American Nations), President Bharat Jagdeo was one of 12 South American Heads of State that launched the “Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America” (IIRSA). This unprecedented multinational, multi-sectoral, and multi-disciplinary initiative’s main objective, as the name suggests, was to develop the region’s infrastructure.  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

Every major contract for constant review – Ramotar

Every major contract for constant review – there is no gag order on ministers – Ramotar


President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar yesterday committed his government to a “constant review” of massive

infrastructure projects that the government is set to undertake.
“All of these are going to be under constant review,” Ramotar said at a press conference at his New Garden Street, Georgetown Office.
The head of state said that large projects are not static. Rather, they are dynamic and need to be examined all the time.

The Amaila Falls Hydro Project, the extension of the runway at the Cheddi Jagan international airport, and the construction of a Marriott-branded hotel, are among major projects he intends to pursue.   read more

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