first_imgWith the use of online shopping rapidly expanding, the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) has taken up the task of protecting customers who choose to use digital marketing.This was revealed by the Director of the Commission, Dawn Holder-Cush, during the Guyana Press Association’s (GPA) Lunch Time Lecture on Tuesday at MorayDirector of CCAC, Dawn Holder-CushHouse, Camp Street, Georgetown.The Director of the consumer body revealed that an Electronic Transaction Bill is currently being drafted and will be presented to Cabinet next Tuesday, which is intended to protect the rights of customers who shop online.“I was asked to do some consultations and we have an Electronic Transaction Bill which will go before Cabinet next week Tuesday,” she said.Holder-Cush was sceptical to divulge information on the contents of the Bill but promised to engage the GPA during the consultation phase.The Commission which falls under the Business Ministry will now bear this responsibility although it previously fell within the boundaries of the Public Telecommunications Ministry.Back in December, this newspaper reported that the CCAC had no provisions in place to protect such customers although the number of persons rushing to the online markets has spiked.This was at the time confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Commission, Allison Parker during an interview with Guyana Times.As pointed out by her, the Consumer Affairs Act only provides guidelines for electronic sale transactions locally.This means that persons who source items online from overseas suppliers have no rights if an item arrives and does not meet their specification.CCAC said “The Consumer Affairs Act does not provide jurisdiction for cross border e-commerce”.With regards to legislation, the Consumer Affairs Act states that “The Minister may, after consultation with the Commission, make regulations for the purpose of protecting consumers in relation to electronic sale transactions”.Persons have many a time complained of sourcing items from online stores only to receive, in some cases, an entirely different put-together item when it comes to clothing, makeup, accessories and even electronics.Meanwhile, when it comes to other complaints in the areas of electronics, appliances, vehicles and others the Commission said it has received a total of 289 complaints for 2018 which valued $91,868,324, from customers who were unable to get value for their dollar.These figures, however, notably only cover items that were sourced locally as no provisions are made in the legislation to protect the rights of customers who source items from overseas.last_img read more


first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – SemCAMS has received Alberta Energy Regulator approval for its sour gas plant.The plant will provide sour processing options to Montney producers in the Wapiti region of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.The new proposed gas plant will be located at 07-35-067-7W6M would be able to process up to 200 mmcf per day of raw sour gas and 20,000 barrels per day of condensate.- Advertisement -The release says that long term negotiations are underway with many area producers to lock in long-term processing arrangements.SemCAMS final decision is expected to be announced after one or more of those arrangements is agreed upon.The Wapiti area and this new gas plant are key components of our overall growth strategy and, with the engineering and licence approval now in hand, we are excited about moving this project to the next phase. SemCAMS has a long and successful history of safely operating sour gas plants, and we are looking forward to expanding that expertise in the Wapiti area and to Montney producers with this new facility,” said David Gosse, SemCAMS’ vice president and general manager.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThe Finn Harps Schools Cup will take place in Finn Park on Wednesday 6th, Thursday7th and Friday the 8th June. Each day will host the group finals for Boys and Girls. Category A Schools up to 90 pupils, Category B Schools up to 160 pupils and Category C Schools with over 160 pupils. The competition is confined to Schools registered with Finn Harps on their two year programme and is sponsored by Donegal Creameries .FINN HARPS SUMMER CAMPFinn Harps’ Summer Camp will be held in Finn Park beginning on Monday 9th July 2012. Details and booking from Finn Harps Office on 074 9130070. FINN HARPS GOALKEEPING COURSE IN LETTERKENNYFinn Harps are holding a ten week goalkeeping course in Letterkenny on Sunday mornings – the proposed start date is Sunday 11th March. The Course will be conducted by Finn Harps Goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher. and other personnel. This is the first course of its kind in the county and places are strictly limited. Participants must book in advance. To book a place contact Finn Harps Secretary John Campbell at 083-3820755. Each session will cost €10 and places will be allocated strictly on first come first served basis. FINN HARPS ANNOUNCE SUMMER CAMP DETAILS was last modified: February 27th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:finn harpssummer camplast_img read more


first_imgA vessel master suffering from chest pains aboard the 2011-built chemical tanker FPMC 28 was medevaced on February 20 near Southwest Pass, Louisiana, according to the United States Coast Guard (USCG).Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at 5:45 a.m. and launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 helicopter aircrew at 7:45 a.m for the medevac.The aircrew arrived on scene half an hour later and transferred the vessel master to West Jefferson Memorial Hospital.USCG informed that the master was reported in stable condition.At the time, the 50,496 dwt tanker was on its way from Veracruz, Mexico, to the port of Houston, where it was scheduled to arrive later today, according to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic.The vessel is operated by Taiwan-based transportation firm Formosa Plastics Marine Corp (FPMC), VesselsValue data shows.last_img read more