Persons inspecting one of the new tractors on siteFarmers across the sugar industry were on Wednesday given a firsthand experience with a new line of Case tractors, introduced by Machinery Corporation of Guyana Limited (MACORP) to cater for a number of industries.Partnering with the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), a practical session was conducted at the Uitvlugt Estate lands and persons from various sections of the industry capitalised on the opportunity to learn the specifics of some the best agricultural machineries.Chief Executive Officer of MACORP, Guillermo Escarraga, stated that the brand of tractors – Case – has been known for reinventing its machinery over the years to keep up with what is trending.“These are by far the best machines that you can get. There is no other company that has such a long history as Case that demonstrates that they are in the forefront of producing the best quality products. The other reason why Case has been in the marketplace for such a long time is because they reinvent themselves,” Escarraga stated.Case tractors are also cost effective and customers are subjected to warranty of its durability. The prices vary from $7.5 million to $17 million. The tractors are available in three models, depending on the type of terrain and work to be done.The CEO further mentioned, “We are bringing to the country, a brand that is well-known here in Guyana. Everywhere we go, people remember the quality and the reliability of the Case products and this is something that makes us confident that with the introduction of this new product line, we will all benefit.”Stakeholders at the site were interested in the introduction of the new tractors, and pledged their support towards purchasing them in the near future. Apart from the sugar industry, the machines are also capable of working in the rice sector and aiding in the construction of drains and other structures. Attachments are also available when purchasing and can be assembled if needed.MACORP has also formed a new partnership with Goodyear to provide durable tyres for these and other machines. Goodyear is an internationally recognised brand which is sold after meeting rigorous testing and standards.
Down Under: Glenn AlcornA JUDGE has told a solicitor to tell her client he must return from Australia – and bring money with him after hearing one of the worst cases of dangerous driving before him.Circuit Court Judge Keenan Johnson expressed anger that Glenn Alcorn was appealing the severity of a sentence given to him in the District Court but hadn’t bothered appearing himself. Alcorn, 28, from Renny, Lettermacaward, was convicted in the district court on four charges of dangerous driving and one charge of failing to stop for Gardai on April 7, 2010.The offences involved Alcorn driving at speeds of up to 160km/hr on rural roads in the townlands of Menagowan, Farrigans, Renny and Toome.He was also convicted of failing to remain at the scene.Gardai had attempted to arrest Alcorn, but couldn’t because he was driving so dangerously and so fast, the Circuit Court heard.He also had a conviction for dangerous driving in 2007. He was disqualified from driving for two years on that occasion.Solicitor Fiona Brown said Alcorn had matured since the 2010 incidents. She said he was living and working in Perth, Western Australia.“He has certainly learned his lesson,” she said.Judge Johnson asked to see her client, but she explained that Alcorn was still in Australia.The judge expressed anger that Alcorn hadn’t appeared in court.“This is as bad a case as I have ever come across,” said Judge Johnson.He said he considered the sentence “a bit light” and told Ms Brown to tell Alcorn he had better appear before him on April 1.“Tell him to bring a good wallet with him at a minimum,” he said, warning Alcorn faced a substantial fine.“This was a very serious incident; it was a miracle that no-one was killed. It was crazy driving which is far too prevalent,” said the judge.JUDGE ORDERS DANGEROUS DRIVER TO COME BACK FROM AUSTRALIA was last modified: February 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Glenn AlcornLetterkenny CourtLettermacawardPerthWestern Australia