first_imgA single mother struggling to make ends meet for her family was forced to dump over $200,000 worth of meat and fish.Eresha Prashad, of La Belle Alliance, Essequibo Coast, a meat and fish vendor at the Anna Regina Market, said that she stocked up her freezer as she prepared for the busy weekend. According to the woman, when she returned to the market on Saturday morning she observed that the freezer was not freezing. She said she immediately went to the fisheries and purchased ice, but by then her stock had already spoilt.The single mother is laying the blame for her losses at the feet of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL). According to the woman, her business is her only hope of survival and she is now indebted to suppliers. She said that there was a power outage and the subsequent fluctuation of electricity damaged her freezer.<<>> was told that GPL has changed the entire coast from 50 to 60 cycles without any consultation with residents.The woman believes that her 50-cycle equipment ran hot and was damaged as a result.Recently, three homes went up in flames in the Region. The Guyana Fire Service has since launched an investigation into the fires which were suspected to be electrical in origin.Residents have since called on the power company to educate customers on the cycle change and how it can affect appliances which are not compatible.last_img

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