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Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

Parking meter company ‘not obligated’ to release feasibility study on project- SCS Official

Smart City Solutions will not release the findings of its feasibility study on the viability of parking meters in Guyana, which includes an economic analysis of the country, according to the company’s Business Development Director, Amir Oren. Oren told the press corps, today, that the feasibility study, conducted some time last year, is the intellectual property of the company, which ...

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Chase-Green rejects invitation to public meeting organised by Movement Against Parking Meters

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green will not be attending a public meeting organised by the Movement Against Parking Meters scheduled for tomorrow to discuss the controversial parking meter contract, and its implementation. As part of a series of consultations hosted by the City Council, the Mayor first, through the press corps, extended an invitation to the Movement Against Parking Meters, which ...

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City Council moves ahead with parking meters despite pending Court orders

In face of two High Court orders against the parking meter regime, Georgetown’s administrators are adamant they will continue with the controversial parking meter project as of next monday, February 20. That would be the same day Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, and Georgetown Town Clerk, Royston King are required to present, before Justice Brassington Reynolds, why Minister Bulkan’s approval of ...

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Guyana’s Secretary General to UNESCO, Inge Nathoo, dies

Guyana’s Secretary General to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Inge Nathoo died on Wednesday after a prolonged period of illness. Ms. Nathoo, formerly of Port Mourant, Corentyne, died on Wednesday, February 16, 2017 at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation after a brief period as an in-patient, the Ministry of Education announced in a statement. At the ...

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“No exclusive parking in the City” – Mayor Chase-Green

As the High Court prepares to hear City Hall show cause why the controversial parking meter contract should not be revoked, Mayor Patricia Chase- Green on Friday said businesses would not be allowed to designate no-parking areas in front of their premises. “What we also have again are- some vendors, the majority of business people- blocking their entrances with ‘No ...

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3 Hotel Tower/Club Privilege staff charged for deleting video of nightclub shoot-out

Three senior staff attached to Hotel Tower and Club Privilege on Main Street were today charged for attempting to obstruct the course of justice by deleting CCTV footage for a January 8 shootout inside the Club. The Club’s manager, Andre Rochford, a Trinidad and Tobago national who was charged recently with an immigration offense, was today granted $700,000 bail for ...

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Digicel takes time off Mash Parade to focus on special needs institutions

Digicel (Guyana) will not be on this year’s Mashramani costume and float parade, but is instead throwing its assistance behind several special needs organisations. At the same time, the phone company is providing freely available costumes  from the ‘Trinity’ and  ‘Dynamic’ Bands once they are Digicel subscribers and have downloaded and are using MyDigicel app. After the display of the costumes at ...

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Private sector registers “lack of confidence” in govt’s economic management; worried about political victimization

The Private Sector Commission (PSC)  says it has no confidence in government’s handling of the economy and has accused it of political interference in the judiciary and creating the conditions to violate the constitutional rights of persons through the State Assets Recovery Act. The PSC charged that the economy is in a downward spiral, resulting in Guyanese selling and moving ...

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