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Daily Archives: February 10, 2017

Mayor Chase-Green says paid-parking continues but no vehicle clamping

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green confirmed today with Demerara Waves Online News that vehicles will not be clamped as of today, February 10, 2017, until public consultations are completed on the parking meters project. Chase-Green said consultations with commercial banks will take place on Monday. Today, a number of religious organisations met with the Mayor, where she said packages were offered ...

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Procurement Commissioners draw super salaries despite inactive Commission

Although the public procurement commissioners were appointed by President Granger and paid monthly super salaries since last October, the Commission remains inactive due to the lack of staff for its work. Once the commission comes into being, it will assume Cabinet’s responsibility of granting No Objections to multi-million and billion dollar contracts for public infrastructure work. Cabinet Secretary and State ...

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Clamping vehicles, fining motorists to be suspended for consultation on parking meters

The clamping of vehicles, and fining of motorists under the parking meter project will be suspended pending post-implementation consultations, according to Cabinet Secretary and State Minister Joseph Harmon today. Harmon said City Council, following a meeting between the Georgetown Mayor and Town Clerk, and President Granger, had decided to suspend punitive aspects of the parking meter project. This means a ...

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Diaspora Conference to be held in Guyana

The University of Guyana (UG) has announced that it will be hosting its inaugural Diaspora Engagement Conference from July 23 to 28 2017, in Georgetown, Guyana, under the theme: “Dreaming Diaspora Engagement, Doing Diaspora Engagement.” The Conference is expected to attract several hundred participants. “Hosted by the University of Guyana with support from a team of leaders in the diaspora and ...

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Police being trained to handle sexual and domestic violence reports

The Ministry of Social Protection through a collaborative effort with UNICEF, is training police ranks on how to handle cases of sexual and domestic violence. At the opening of the training workshop, Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally, said violence against women is a violation of their freedom, dignity, safety, human rights and must be condemned in all its forms. ...

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Early morning fire destroys three buildings in Kitty

A fire early Friday morning destroyed a liquor restaurant and two other houses on Sandy Babb and Owen Streets, Kitty, Georgetown. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle two fire fighters sustained minor cuts and bruises. Initial estimates are that at least 10 persons are now homeless. A  liquor restaurant, which included a dwelling, and two other houses were destroyed by the blaze ...

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