A Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD) man is accusing the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) disconnection crew of fraud by extorting monies after threatening to disconnect the water supply when visiting homes.Jaichan Jaikaran, a resident of Herstelling, told Guyana Times on Wednesday that he was visited by two GWI staffers on Tuesday, who presented a list to him claiming that they were there to disconnect his water supply since he is $5000 in arrears.Jaikaran claimed that he received a GWI bill on Monday last, which showed that the outstanding balance was $650. The man explained that he showed the two staff the bill, but they insisted that he was on the disconnection list. He noted that he then told the men that he will go right away to make the payment, but he was told that because he is already on the list they will disconnect him. He said the men then suggested that he gives them a part of the reconnection fee.To avoid any altercation with the two men – one of whom he knows – Jaikaran stated that he gave them the money. He said he went to the GWI office in the area to make the payments.According to Jaikaran, he went to a query clerk to get the balance on his bill only to be told that it was $650. He said that the clerk further informed that his address was not on the disconnection list.He said he then explained what had happened but the clerk insisted that he was not on the disconnection list.“One of them is a regular, which does come to read the water meter. Sometimes he does drop the bill but the other one had a key which the employee does normally get,” the man told Guyana Times.“I explained to her that these two fellas came and what they did and she check the disconnection list and we weren’t on the list so they had their own list,” he added.When this publication contracted GWI’s Peter’s Hall office, Head of Concerns, Rhonda Nurse explained that a disconnection campaign is ongoing for persons but consumers are required to make payments at their offices and not to employees.When the issue of Jaikaran was raised with her, she said she responded that, “You have to visit the office. If they decide to give the staff them money on the road, that’s up to them. We don’t allow customers to pay individuals or staff on the road.”She, however, did not address the issue of the fake disconnection list.
Denmark and Republic of Ireland bring UEFA Nations League B Group 4 to a close on Monday when they face off in Aarhus.There is little more than pride at stake for both sides after Denmark’s 2-1 win over Wales on Friday secured their promotion to League A and confirmed Ireland’s relegation to League C.Nevertheless, Age Hareide is eager for his players to deliver a ‘thank you’ to the home fans, while the increasingly embattled Martin O’Neill is in desperate need of a victory to put a sheen on a distastrous campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Denmark have the upper hand in recent meetings between the sides, famously beating the Irish 5-1 en route to the 2018 World Cup, but there have also been two scoreless draws, so it may be similarly tight. Game Denmark vs Republic of Ireland Date Monday, November 19 Time 7:45pm GMT / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be streamed live online using ESPN+ and Univision Deportes En Vivo. US TV channel Online stream N/A ESPN+ / Univision Deportes En Vivo In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV via Sky Sports Main Event and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Denmark squad Goalkeepers Ronnow, Hansen, Jensen Defenders Bjelland, Ankersen, Christensen, Stryger Larsen, M. Jorgensen, Vestergaard, Dalsgaard, Knudsen Midfielders Eriksen, Schone, Hojbjerg, Lerager, Norgaard Forwards N. Jorgensen, Poulsen, Braithwaite, Cornelius, Sisto, Dolberg, Gytkjaer Denmark will be without Kasper Schmeichel and Thomas Delaney are unavailable for the game due to suspension so Hareide has called up David Jensen and Christian Norgaard as replacements. Sevilla defender Simon Kjaer is not part of the squad.With promotion from League B secured, the game against Ireland may be used to experiment with different personnel.Potential Denmark XI: Ronnow; Ankersen, Christensen, M. Jorgensen, Knudsen; Schone, Hojbjerg, Eriksen, Sisto, Poulsen; Dolberg. Position Republic of Ireland squad Goalkeepers Randolph, Doyle, Kelleher Defenders Coleman, Duffy, Christie, Keogh, Long, Stevens, Dunne, Lenihan, O’Connor Midfielders Hendrick, Brady, Meyler, Arter, O’Dowda, Hourihane, Williams Forwards Robinson, O’Brien, Hogan, Curtis, Obafemi Shane Long, Ciaran Clark, Matt Doherty and Stephen Ward are all unavailable due to injuries, while James McClean is suspended for the match. Further injuries have ruled out striker Sean Maguire, defender John Egan and midfielder Alan Browne. The fitness of Callum O’Dowda is a concern.Since relegation to League C has already been confirmed, the game is a dead rubber, so O’Neill may opt to test new players, though he will still be eager to land a morale-boosting victory after a difficult year.Potential Ireland XI: Randolph; Keogh, Duffy, Long; Coleman, Stevens, Arter, Brady, Hendrick; Robinson, Hogan.Betting & Match Odds Denmark have a distinct edge over Ireland and that is reflected in their odds, with bet365 pricing them at 8/13 to win.The Boys in Green are on a poor run, having gone five games without a win, and they are rated 13/2 bets to beat the Danes. A draw is available at 27/10.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Despite the fact that there is nothing for either side to play for on Monday, Ireland arrive in Aarhus for the game against Denmark with a point to prove.With just one win in eight games this year, the spotlight is firmly fixed on O’Neill as he attempts to restore confidence in his team ahead of next year’s European Championship qualification cycle.”It’s certainly been a disappointing year, no question about it, and we have to regroup,” the Ireland boss said after his side’s underwhelming 0-0 draw at home to Northern Ireland.”The bigger picture is the Euro qualifiers. There is no question about that, regardless of what happens on Monday night and that has always been the case.”The Boys in Green have always been second best to the Danes in their past three encounters and there is no indication that the trend is likely to change on Monday.However, the fact that the Danes are in a celebratory mood after achieving promotion to the top tier may work to Ireland’s advantage.