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  1. The right to let us know
    May 15, 2007

  2. GPL reprivatisation policy approved -- Luncheon
    April 14, 2007

  3. Stealing from GPL is unacceptable
    April 10, 2007

  4. Blackout hits Demerara system
    March 15, 2007

  5. Power company must cut losses to 30% before IDB provides more $$
    March 5, 2007

  6. GPL, GWI cause growing concern
    February 19, 2007

  7. If GPL wants consumer support it must take complaints on board
    February 18, 2007

  8. Opposition lashes out at GPL
    January 22, 2007

  9. Nearly 450,000 energy saving bulbs installed
    January 15, 2007

  10. GPL restores electricity to all disconnected M&CC buildings
    January 12, 2007

  11. GPL equipped to deal with holiday power demand
    December 22, 2006

  12. GPL restores power to City Council day care, nursery school
    December 10, 2006

  13. Power thieves hitting GPL hard -- losses at $2.4 billion
    December 9, 2006

  14. In five months Power company chops 6,000 illegal hook-ups
    December 9, 2006

  15. GPL cuts off city hall for $200M debt
    November 25, 2006

  16. GPL needs a mature person to handle complaints
    April 17, 2005

  17. Time for a GPL end-of-blackout timetable
    August 16, 2004

  18. Guyana Power & Light rakes in $12Bln
    August 12, 2004

  19. PUC demands public hearing with GPL
    July 27, 2004

  20. GPL tables major expansion plan
    July 16, 2004

  21. GPL outlines $120M five-year development and expansion plan
    July 16, 2004

  22. Highhanded and heartless
    July 10, 2004

  23. GPL scrambling to meet port code deadline
    June 30, 2004

  24. Let there be light at the end of the tunnel
    April 19, 2004

  25. No power tariff hike for first quarter this year - GPL
    February 12, 2004

  26. GPL: No first-quarter tariff increase
    February 12, 2004

  27. Complaints against GPL have been frequent
    February 8, 2004

  28. Power company rips out illegal Sophia connections
    January 21, 2004

  29. GPL targeting power grid squatters
    January 15, 2004

  30. Illegal connections continue to alarm GPL
    January 15, 2004

  31. GPL: Accounting firm was not stealing or tampering with electricity
    November 12, 2003

  32. GPL will go Ďstreet by streetí to catch electricity thieves
    October 30, 2003

  33. Large users returning to GPL
    October 30, 2003

  34. GPL ordered to reimburse consumers over 2001 billing
    October 9, 2003

  35. GPL now depending heavily on consumer payments
    September 23, 2003

  36. Improved power supply attributed to active debt servicing, equipment maintenance
    September 21, 2003

  37. Baksh defends water utility in arrears row with GPL
    August 30, 2003

  38. GPL threatens to pull plug on water utility over $340M arrears
    August 29, 2003

  39. The power and message of blackouts
    August 16, 2003

  40. GPL managers given 10% increase for 2002
    July 22, 2003

  41. Chinaís help being sought on Moco Moco hydro station
    July 17, 2003

  42. GPL: No third-quarter light bill increase
    July 17, 2003

  43. GPL still looking for strategic private investor
    July 17, 2003

  44. Power back in Region 9 after Moco Moco hydro landslide
    July 15, 2003

  45. Moco Moco breakdown
    July 12, 2003

  46. Engineers assessing Moco Moco hydro-plant damage
    July 12, 2003

  47. Moco Moco plant may be out for at least six months
    July 11, 2003

  48. Power rates re-balancing needed to ease burden on businesses
    June 24, 2003

  49. GPL advertises for power producers in Berbice
    June 8, 2003

  50. GPL embarking on $500M maintenance programme
    June 4, 2003

  51. GPL seeks partner for Berbice power supply
    June 4, 2003

  52. GPL calculates tariff increase of 27.62%
    May 18, 2003

  53. Blackouts in city after primary conductor cut in Water Street
    May 16, 2003

  54. Linden in electricity limbo again
    May 11, 2003

  55. Disconnecting companies leave GPL short
    May 4, 2003

  56. Banks DIH to save $160M with own power supply
    April 23, 2003

  57. Electricity tariffs set to increase by 16%
    April 18, 2003

  58. New GPL board promises efficient power supply
    April 18, 2003

  59. New GPL Board appointed
    April 16, 2003

  60. Ronald Alli is new chairman of GPL board
    April 11, 2003

  61. Petition against GPL tariff hike discharged
    April 9, 2003

  62. Gaskin loses fight to block electricity rates increases
    April 9, 2003

  63. Water and power
    April 2, 2003

  64. GPL tariff mechanism may be obsolete
    April 2, 2003

  65. Blackout mars sporting spectacle in Linden, water woes return
    April 2, 2003

  66. Govít buys back GPL for US$1
    April 1, 2003

  67. GPL managers to leave by April 30
    March 30, 2003

  68. Legal arguments begun on challenged GPL rates increase
    March 29, 2003

  69. Power rationing to be reduced to 4 hours per day
    March 29, 2003

  70. Parties fail to reach agreement on GPL
    March 28, 2003

  71. Decision likely soon in GPL talks
    March 27, 2003

  72. Blackout schedule spread evenly - says GPL
    March 26, 2003

  73. Finance Ministry to clear all Government debts to GPL
    March 22, 2003

  74. Jagdeo pushes for new GPL deal
    March 21, 2003

  75. Solar, wind systems offer reliable alternatives to GPL
    March 21, 2003

  76. Govít position on power-company restructuring expected today
    March 18, 2003

  77. Gaskin fires lawyer in GPL hearing
    March 18, 2003

  78. CDC ready to sell GPL share for $1
    March 13, 2003

  79. Government exploring all avenues to avoid power cuts
    March 13, 2003

  80. Gov't hands over $100M for GPL fuel
    March 11, 2003

  81. Government provides G$100M to GPL to maintain generation
    March 11, 2003

  82. Skeldon co-generation power project shelved
    March 10, 2003

  83. CDC dangles US6.25M investment but conditions apply
    March 9, 2003

  84. Eight-hour blackout schedule in place
    March 8, 2003

  85. Solution to GPL problems must include new management-President Jagdeo
    March 8, 2003

  86. Private sector wants thorough audit of GPL
    March 7, 2003

  87. Investor prepared to go in return for last tranche
    March 6, 2003

  88. Talks on troubled GPL conclude
    March 6, 2003

  89. Affordable and reliable power
    March 3, 2003

  90. Gaskin proposes peopleís buy out of power company
    March 3, 2003

  91. Hinds' GPL funding proposal gets mixed reviews
    March 2, 2003

  92. Hinds refutes PNCR power deal claims
    March 1, 2003

  93. PM refutes PNC/R allegations on electricity situation
    March 1, 2003

  94. CDC open to selling its stake in GPL
    February 28, 2003

  95. Hinds calls for local investment in GPL
    February 28, 2003

  96. Watchdog commission issues electricity advisory
    February 26 2003

  97. GPL deal failed to address system losses - Gaskin
    February 25 2003

  98. Public utilities: Consumers needprotection from monopoly exploitation
    February 23, 2003

  99. Recent blackouts unconnected to conserving of fuel
    February 21, 2003

  100. GPL responds to hydroelectric firm's claims
    February 21, 2003

  101. Hydropower could lower GPL tariff
    February 20, 2003

  102. Hydroelectric firm wants GPL to start talks on power purchase accord
    February 20, 2003

  103. GPL shareholders discuss power supply plan
    February 20, 2003

  104. GPL plans shutdown of buffer generator
    February 19, 2003

  105. PNCR protests poor GPL service
    February 19, 2003

  106. TUC protests GPL tariffs
    February 19, 2003

  107. STATEMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA ON THE SITUATION WITH REGARD TO THE SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY
    February 16, 2003

  108. Fuel shortages loom at GPL
    February 15, 2003

  109. GPL talks aimed at trying to avert crisis
    February 14, 2003

  110. Gov't briefs interest groups on power talks
    February 11, 2003

  111. Talks under way on GPL problems
    February 6, 2003

  112. Lindeners protest over blackouts
    February 5, 2003

  113. Greater sense of urgency needed
    February 3, 2003

  114. High Court restricts GPL from hiking `light bills'
    February 1, 2003

  115. Govít calls for GPL managers to go
    January 31, 2003

  116. `Light bill' increases unjustified
    January 31, 2003

  117. GPL tariffs up sharply
    January 29, 2003

  118. `Light bills' set to go up from Saturday
    January 29, 2003

  119. More of the same?
    January 22, 2003

  120. Pressure mounts on GPL
    January 21, 2003

  121. Luncheon denies reports of investor pullout from GPL
    January 16, 2003

  122. Changes to power company pacts under negotiation
    January 13, 2003

  123. Power company cannot issue estimated bills
    January 9, 2003

  124. Couple blames GPL for fire at Lamaha Gardens home
    January 5, 2003

  125. Power company promises Berbicians bright Christmas
    December 13, 2002

  126. Power company, NAACIE agree on 10% wage hike
    December 2, 2002

  127. Chamber alarmed by high power tariffs
    December 1, 2002

  128. GPL profits marginal since 1999 Ė Lynn
    November 29, 2002

  129. GPL worried over private generators
    November 28, 2002

  130. Big companies choosing generators over GPL
    November 27, 2002

  131. Speaker sues GPL over loss to fires
    November 27, 2002

  132. Power company to be responsible for electricity in Timehri area
    November 23, 2002

  133. GPL workers walk off job over protracted wage talks
    November 13, 2002

  134. GPL points to improved supply over past 12 to 18 months
    October 25, 2002

  135. Govt demanding improved power service by GPL
    October 24, 2002

  136. GPL shareholder reorganises electricity investments
    October 22, 2002

  137. GPL increases tariffs
    October 11, 2002

  138. GPL carrying out major repairs on generating sets
    October 4, 2002

  139. US$27.4M rural electrification loan pact signed
    September 4, 2002

  140. Major power supply loan contract signed
    September 4, 2002

  141. Power company appeals PUC $1.3B compensation decision
    August 3, 2002

  142. Tapping into `green power'
    August 2, 2002

  143. PUC orders GPL to compensate consumers for losses
    July 28, 2002

  144. Power company ordered to pay $1.36B compensation
    July 25, 2002

  145. Power company tariff change should be lower - regulatory body
    June 12, 2002

  146. Power sharing answer to racial insecurity in Guyana, Trinidad
    June 11, 2002

  147. GPL announces lower electricity charges
    June 4, 2002

  148. Utility body challenges power tariff hike
    June 2, 2002

  149. GPL's estimated bills are not acceptable
    May 19, 2002

  150. The Guyana Power and Light's service
    May 13, 2002

  151. Power company slammed on deplorable billing, increased losses
    April 21, 2002

  152. Political, economic climate affecting borrowing - Lynn
    April 18, 2002

  153. Company's performance cannot affect tariff setting
    April 18, 2002

  154. Better can be done
    April 16, 2002

  155. Power company barred from claiming retroactive payments
    March 31, 2002

  156. Small turnout at power company protest march
    March 21, 2002

  157. Money for debts key to progress - GPL
    March 16, 2002

  158. Scheduled reduction in line losses was affected by lack of capital
    March 15, 2002

  159. Consumers lambast power company
    March 13, 2002

  160. GPL to hike bills by 15.9% from next month
    March 8, 2002

  161. Guaranteed rate of return for a regulated monopoly unique to Guyana
    March 4, 2002

  162. Electricity consumers over billed for January
    March 2, 2002

  163. PM proposes three-month delay in power rates hike
    February 27, 2002

  164. President firm on GPL higher rates issue
    February 27, 2002

  165. Decisive steps needed on electricity front
    February 16, 2002

  166. Unmet targets sparked power tariff increase
    February 9, 2002

  167. No hike in light bills until after review
    February 9, 2002

  168. GPL agrees to limit light bill increases
    February 8, 2002

  169. Power tariff increase halved for this month
    February 8, 2002

  170. Govt to blame for unjustified power tariff hikes - PNC/R
    February 8, 2002

  171. Power company studying angst over rate hike
    February 7, 2002

  172. Power company made after tax profit of $188.6M last year
    February 7, 2002

  173. Luncheon accuses GPL of `managerial deficiencies'
    February 5, 2002

  174. Bhookmohan takes GPL, GT&T to task
    February 4, 2002

  175. Power company adopts measures to curb bribery and illegal reconnections - GPL
    January 27, 2002

  176. Power company seals crucial US$18M loan
    January 23, 2002

  177. Govt requests review of power company's management contract
    January 14, 2002

  178. New power regulations to place heavy burden on consumers
    November 29, 2001

  179. US $100M budgeted for power improvements
    November 19, 2001

  180. GPL gears to meet Christmas demand for electricity
    October 23, 2001

  181. Unreliable power supply hindering information technology revolution
    October 22, 2001

  182. GPL gets key funds to improve electricity supply
    October 16, 2001

  183. Govt receives third payment for power company shares
    October 16, 2001

  184. Power cycles changeover under way in Georgetown
    October 16, 2001

  185. Power for the people
    October 12, 2001

  186. Meeting the power supply needs
    October 10, 2001

  187. GPL moves to improve services
    October 9, 2001

  188. President again slams GPL poor performance
    October 6, 2001

  189. Luncheon says power problems creating continuous annoyance
    October 4, 2001

  190. GPL says no quick fix to power problems
    September 29, 2001

  191. GPL strike affecting consumers and schoolchildren
    September 13, 2001

  192. GPL directors likely to meet President on power situation
    August 8, 2001

  193. GPL top brass should listen to their customers
    July 15, 2001

  194. GPL resists PUC advice on customers' service termination
    March 9, 2001

  195. GPL reports $390M loss
    October 18, 2000

  196. US$6M boost for GPL expansion programme
    September 30, 2000

  197. Guyana Power and Light
    August 15, 2000

  198. No quick fix to power blues
    August 11, 2000

  199. The trouble with Guyana Power and Light
    July 30, 2000

  200. Public hospital beset by power quality problems
    July 24, 2000

  201. The quality of service from Guyana Power and Light Inc
    July 24, 2000

  202. Commercial losses reduction a priority for power company
    July 19, 2000

  203. Talk show hosts lead protest at GPL
    May 5, 2000

  204. Election of opposition leader set for Wednesday
    April 15, 2000

  205. GPL's transmission system upgrading continues
    March 7, 2000

  206. Power company managers to develop operation enhancement strategies
    December 12, 1999

  207. Local residential power tariff third lowest in region - survey
    November 28, 1999

  208. Expectations of the new power company
    October 11, 1999

  209. Great expectations
    October 11, 1999

  210. New managers in place at GPL
    October 6, 1999

  211. Partnership will revitalise power sector
    October 3, 1999

  212. At last, power deal signed
    October 2, 1999

  213. Consumer issues should be tackled before final GEC deal signing
    September 24, 1999

  214. New power company will invite local investment in 24 months
    September 22, 1999

  215. Legal framework for new power company presented to public
    September 21, 1999

  216. GEC deal initialled-official takeover October 1
    September 1, 1999

  217. President to initial GEC agreements next week
    August 22, 1999

  218. Consortium committed to GEC deal
    August 14, 1999

  219. GEC deal still on course
    August 14, 1999

  220. Prime Minister clarifies GEC General Manager statement
    August 14, 1999

  221. CDC/ESBI's position on GEC remains unchanged -publicist
    August 4, 1999

  222. GEC deal may be concluded in two weeks
    August 3, 1999

  223. GUYOIL pressing Government to honour GEC's $1.2B debt
    July 31, 1999

  224. Key GEC deal laws passed
    July 30, 1999

  225. PUC bill passed after most opposition MPs walk out
    July 30, 1999

  226. Hoyte knocks over law books - but GEC bill passed
    July 30, 1999

  227. PNC, AFG to meet Glover on GEC deal concerns
    July 29, 1999

  228. Enough of the threats
    July 28, 1999

  229. Push GEC deal - private sector urges amid opposition
    July 28, 1999

  230. Hoyte warns investors over GEC deal details
    July 28, 1999

  231. Hoyte's threat not surprising - government
    July 28, 1999

  232. GEC General Manager will be axed in new deal --PM Hinds
    July 28, 1999

  233. Opposition Parliamentarians may opt out of GEC debate


    July 27, 1999

  234. Parties denied access to GEC deal details
    July 26, 1999

  235. Acting President meets opposition on GEC bills
    July 24, 1999

  236. Trying for consensus
    July 23, 1999

  237. GEC bills debate put off
    July 23, 1999

  238. Debate on bills for GEC deal put back after queries raised
    July 23, 1999

  239. No axing of GEC workers after privatisation --says CDC/ESBI
    July 15, 1999

  240. GEC privatisation deal closer
    June 25, 1999

  241. Letters of Intent exchanged for GEC privatisation deal
    June 25, 1999



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