Sophia fire causes power outage to over 10 ECD villages

first_imgSeveral villages along the East Coast of Demerara were subjected to a power outage on Tuesday night and leading into Wednesday, which resulted in mass inconvenience and confusion.On Wednesday, several concerned and irritated residents told Guyana Times that the power supply went off at about 23:55h on Tuesday night but up today Wednesday afternoon, electricity was not restored.After numerous reports from residents were made to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), the company posted on social media that some of the affected areas included North Sophia, New Haven, Belvoir Court, Blygezigt Gardens, Bel Air Village, Bel Air Promenade, Bel Air Gardens, Bel Air Springs, Liliendaal to Industry, the University of Guyana and the Cyril Potter College of Education.Guyana Times understands that there was a fire at Sophia Dam, which damaged the utility company’s pole and primary structure. GPL stated that workers were unable to transport a piece one equipment at the dam; and as such, works were being carried out manually to replant new poles.“Due to inaccessibility to the dam to accommodate out pole planting equipment, remedial work to replant the structures are being done manually,” the company stated. The public was advised to exercise caution “when lighting fires in close proximity to GPL’s infrastructure”.One concerned resident voiced her discomfort to Guyana Times Guyana Times on Wednesday morning, noting that she was afraid that some of the items which she brought for Phagwah will spoil.“The cut off out light last night. It’s from Bel Air, Sand Road, Liliendaal, Cummings Lodge, Industry, Pattensen, Turkeyen and other areas. Since last night the light come off and we buy things for Phagwah. We want to know why until now the light ain’t come on back,” she said.The woman noted that strangers are roaming the streets and many persons are fearful that homes can be burglarised.Back in February, the company had experienced a cyber-attack on its computerised systems and the power company did note that a ransom was requested. It noted that permanent corrective measures were taken, which included initiating an information system quarantine.GPL said during this period, there were service interruptions for customers visiting its offices attempting to submit queries and new service applications since the Customer Information System was taken offline.Meanwhile, Guyana Times understands that power was restored to the communities late Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more

‘Liverpool won’t win the Premier League now!’ Fans react to sad news

first_img Kolo Toure in action for Liverpool It’s the sad news we all feared was coming: Liverpool are releasing Kolo Toure.The 35-year-old centre-back has been a beast for the Reds over the last three years since joining on a free transfer from Manchester City.Stoic showings against Real Madrid, amongst others, have earned him cult hero status on Merseyside.As a result, some fans have been left devastated and you can see their reaction on Twitter below… 1last_img

Derry Airport to begin flying to Majorca next Summer!

first_imgLeading tour operators, Thomson and First Choice, part of the TUI Group, today launched a new summer sun programme from City of Derry Airport to Majorca for Summer 2017.Thomson and First Choice will operate a weekly service from City of Derry Airport, (CoDA), to Majorca, commencing on 26th June 2017.The new programme from CoDA for Summer 2017 gives holidaymakers from the North West region the opportunity to discover and explore the largest island in the Balearics. Majorca delivers boundless sunshine and spectacular sandy beaches lapped by turquoise waters.Popular resorts like Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa cater for fun packed family holidays, while the West of the Island satisfies a livelier crowd with the infamous trendy bars and clubs found in Palma and Magaluf. The island also offers much to see and do being a culturaldestination with a rich and diverse past. The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman HIllary McClintock pictured at City of Derry Airport on Thursday for the launch of Thomson’s new City of Derry to Majorca route. Included are local children Leyton (4) and Amaira (6) Shongo.Ms Charlotte Brenner, Marketing Manager for Thomson and First Choice, says, “At Thomson and First Choice we understand the convenience of travelling from your local airport and we’re delighted to be able to provide customers from the North West the option to travel from the City of Derry Airport to the sunny Balearic Isle of Majorca – the number one holiday destination from Northern Ireland.”“We’re looking forward to working closely with the team at the City of Derry Airport and being able to offer customers a wide and varied range of holiday options which are on sale from today”.Mr Roy Devine, Chairman of City of Derry Airport, said, “This is excellent news for the Airport and holidaymakers in the North West Region. Majorca is a popular holiday destination and it is fantastic news that we can now offer a direct service from our local airport”.Mr Devine outlined that “City of Derry Airport has become the airport of choice for the North West of Ireland, offering both convenience and excellent customer service and we look forward to working with Thomson and First Choice to offer our customers direct air access to this popular summer sun destination – Majorca. CoDA encourages all holidaymakers from within our local catchment area to “Think Local and Book CoDA”. Ms Charlene Shongo, Commercial and Marketing Manager at City of Derry Airport, stated “We are absolutely delighted to welcome the team from Thomson to the airport today for the launch of their Majorca programme for Summer 2017 – First Choice and Thomson will be offering a weekly direct flight to Majorca from City of Derry Airport from the 26th June 2017 until the 16th August 2017; these are on sale today.”“Majorca’s sunshine and coastline are two of the reasons that tourists have flocked to the island for decades, with destinations like Palma, Santa Ponsa and Alcudia Beach offering travellers a traditional Spanish beach holiday. Holidaymakers will be able to book direct with Thomson or First Choice Holidays and will be able to take advantage of a wide range of great holiday options in Majorcacatering for every type of holidaymaker”.First Choice offer SplashWorld resorts, SuneoClub and exclusive Holiday Villages, while Thomson offer holidays for families and couples alike. Enjoy a memorable family holiday in one of Thomson’s ‘Family Life’ or ‘A la Carte’ resorts which feature Thomson Kids Clubs,keeping everyone from tots to teens entertained.For luxury, relax in style in a 5 star Sensimar resort or enjoy one of Thomson’s deluxe Platinum hotels offering something a little extra, with sleek spas and design-led interiors.Alternatively, if you are looking for something more lively, find yourself in a Scene resort which caters specifically for stylish partygoers”. Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, welcomed the news that City of Derry Airport has secured a new summer programme to Majorca. She said: “The City of Derry Airport is delighted to have a direct weekly flight to the sunny destination of Majorca.  We are delighted to provide our customers with a choice of good value destinations and are confident the Majorca flight will be a popular holiday destination for families and couples alike across the city and region.”Derry Airport to begin flying to Majorca next Summer! was last modified: September 9th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:City of Derry Airportfirst choiceholidaymajorcathomsonlast_img read more