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Daily Archives: February 3, 2017

City businessman’s security guard shot during attempted robbery

A city businessman narrowly escaped injury and was able to deposit cash while his security guard and bandits exchanged gunfire in an attempted robbery. Sources said the incident occurred at about 5:15 PM Friday, February 3, 2017 near the Citizens Bank night deposit at Thirst Park, East Bank Demerara. The security guard was shot and was rushed to a city ...

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Political tone at parking meter protest; private sector, Mayor disagree on impact of metered parking

Hundreds of Guyanese Friday morning protested against metered parking in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, even as a much smaller pro-government group struggled to show any signs of real resistance. “This is not about politics. Go and record that thrash over there; that nonsense over there. How can he get on a bullhorn and say that about these people. This is business ...

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Royston King challenges protesters, says parking meters help move city from ‘backdam’ to ‘modern’

“We have to decide if we want a globalised city where Georgetown is part of the global village, or we want to live in the backdam: in squalor, in mar, in dirt, in indiscipline, and in lawlessness,” Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King told the press corps this afternoon as hundreds gathered outside the City Hall to protest the parking meters’ ...

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Georgetown Council presents $3.6B ‘Make Georgetown Green’ deficit budget

After months of deliberation among city officials, Council’s Finance Committee chair, Oscar Clarke, read out what was a deficit budget as the year’s $3.6Billion expenditure exceeds an expected revenue collection of $2.8Billion. This is not the first such deficit budget since sharp deficits were recorded for 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2015. This year’s budget will see a few measures implemented ...

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SOCU investigators search GRDB for evidence of financial crimes

Agents of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on Friday searched the Guyana Rice Development Board’s offices for evidence in relation to the findings of a forensic audit. “It’s important to take action quickly to gather the documentation that is needed for evidence in cases of money laundering, tax evasion, theft so that’s exactly what we are ...

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