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Daily Archives: March 17, 2017

Metered parking bylaw officially suspended

Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan on Friday immediately suspended metered parking in Georgetown for three months, a move that acting Mayor Sherod Duncan welcomed and announced that he would summon an extraordinary statutory Council meeting to ratify Cabinet’s decision. The Georgetown Metered Parking (Suspension) Order 2017, signed by Bulkan, states that “It is declared that the Mayor and Councillors of ...

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DPP reopens political activist Crum-Ewing’s murder case

Six months after a man accused of the shooting death of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack on Friday announced that she has ordered that the file be re-opened. The murder charge against Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues was on September 14, 2016 discharged by City Magistrate Judy Latchman because there was insufficient evidence for him ...

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Meeting with Wales Estate workers erupts into raucous over severance pay; govt details sugar diversification plan

A meeting between top government ministers and Wales Sugar Estate workers on Friday erupted into a raucous session, despite repeated assurances that their main demands for severance pay would be addressed by government. “We are not here to simply make things written in stone. We are going to take all of that… and we are going to take it to ...

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Protesters come out in support of Gov’t reclaiming streets from parking meters

Although government previously maintained that Cabinet had reviewed and approved of the Georgetown bylaws for the parking meter regime, a new position has been made that a number of streets, where parking meters were placed, were actually controlled by central government and not city hall. In support of the statement of Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, said a number of ...

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Moruca businessman hacked to death; suspect arrested

A businessman and farmer was Friday morning chopped to death while walking to his farm at Koko Island, North West District, a senior police officer said. Dead is 52-year old Ganga Persaud Changa of Moruca, North West District. Divisional Police Commander, Ravindra Budram said the suspect was arrested and a cutlass recovered. Investigators are working on the theory that the ...

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Ex-soldier charged with alleged rape of teen girl at military base, gets $600,000 bail

A recently-fired officer of the Guyana Defense Force (GDF), Winston Haynes, also known as ‘Carlos,’ was today, March 17, charged by city magistrate Judy Latchman with the alleged rape of a teen girl late January. Media reports suggest the matter occurred at GDF’s Camp Stephenson. Haynes, represented Friday by attorney-at-law Dexter Todd, was granted 600,000 bail. Media reports state the ...

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Parking meter contract provides for suspension on gov’ts order

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday hinted that the contract provides for Smart City Solution to halt parking meter operations, if City Hall does not heed Cabinet’s call for a 90-day suspension of paid parking. Quite hopeful that the 30-member Council would support Cabinet’s desire to put a brake on the system of paid parking to allow for renegotiation ...

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Govt outlaws parking meters on Water Street, other streets

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has effectively banned parking meters on Water Street where several of them have been erected and Smart City Solutions (SCS) continues to enforce the bylaws by clamping/booting and towing away vehicles. Meters have been erected in the vicinity of Fogarty’s,  Muneshwers, Republic Bank and Guyana Stores, but now the Ministry of Public Infrastructure says it ...

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Venezuela says oil operations in Guyana violates agreement

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Caribbean Media Corporation) — The Energy and Petroleum Commission in Venezuela has rejected the oil operations in Guyana’s Essequibo region. According to a report in El Nacional — a Venezuelan newspaper, the Energy and Petroleum Commission of its National Assembly said that it is convinced that the ongoing oil exploration violates the Geneva agreement of 1966 and Article ...

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