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Daily Archives: March 15, 2017

City Hall yet to be formally notified of Cabinet’s call for parking meter suspension

Acting Mayor of Georgetown, Sherod Duncan  Wednesday night said City Hall was awaiting formal notification from Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan about government’s desire to have the parking meter contract suspended for three months. Duncan said  Bulkan on Wednesday merely communicated Cabinet’s decision by telephone to Town Clerk, Royston King but both himself (Duncan) and King agreed that City Hall ...

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Jagdeo & PPP top brass lodge ‘death threat’ reports with Police Commissioner

by Gary Eleazar Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, and the members of the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) in Parliament, has lodged a report of ‘death threats’ made against him, the party members and their families, with the Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud. The threat was purportedly issued by Executive Member, of the State Asset Recovery Unit (SARU) of the Ministry ...

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Locations identified for new fixed high-span Demerara Harbour Bridge

A feasibility study has identified several possible locations, including the existing one at Peter’s Hall, to construct the new Demerara Harbour Bridge which Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson said would definitely be a fixed high-span bridge. “The only good this is the study has shown that design- wise it is extremely feasible. You don’t have to do anything fancy,” Patterson ...

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No politician invested in US$20 million Sleepin Hotel/Carnival Casino; security guaranteed

Carnival Casino-part of the Sleepin Hotel complex- has generated more than 300 jobs and is ready to provide a secure environment for gamblers, Proprietor Clifton Bacchus said Wednesday. Bacchus, whose long-time friends include senior People’s Progressive Party (PPP) officials, categorically stated that no politician has any stake in the brand new US$20 million dollar hospitality and gaming facility on Church ...

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MAPM rejects suspension, demands revocation of parking meter contract, bylaws; Smart City says it’s still working

Even as the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) on Wednesday vowed to continue pressing for the revocation of the parking meter contract between the Mayor and City Council and Smart City Solutions (SCS), the company said it has received no word from City Hall about the suspension of the contract. “The MAPM will continue to reject this project in its ...

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Charlestown youth sentenced to prison for marijuana possession

Charlestown youth, Tiffany Sultan, was today, March 15, sentenced to two years and 11 months in prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, after she was charged some time ago with illegal possession of 106 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The court found 23-year-old Sultan guilty, and sentenced her to prison along with $159,000 fine, owing to the ...

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Court denies second bail request for ‘Brazilian church’ pastor

Yet another bail attempt for senior pastor of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Haleno Luiz, was today, March 15, denied when he appeared again before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for causing the death of Maurice Moseley by dangerous driving. Police prosecutor Arvin Moore did not object to the second bail application, despite the first bail application being ...

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Jagdeo defends prices paid for ‘Pradoville 2’ lots –says Goolsarran could be Govt.’s witness in court

by Gary Eleazar Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday March 14, 2017 accused the administration of deliberately inflating the cost of the house-lots at Goedverwagting-Spareendaam, East Coast Demerara, (ECD) called ‘Pradoville 2.’ He produced correspondences to corroborate his argument that the removal of the mast for the National Communication Network (NCN) in fact predates the development of the seaside palatial ...

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