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Daily Archives: January 17, 2018

City Council accepts new parking meter rates; sticks with 20 percent gross revenue share; PPP, AFC reiterate call to scrap contract

Georgetown’s Mayor and Councillors voted by majority 15-4 for the metered parking contract with Smart City Solutions to be amended to pave the way for a reduction in parking fees to GY$150 per hour including or GY$800 for eight hours. Town Clerk, Royston King, however, told Demerara Waves that the new fees would not take effect until another few months ...

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Paperwork begins for possibly introducing HIV prevention pill to male homosexuals- SASOD

Male homosexuals in Guyana might soon be able to drink a daily pill to reduce the chances of contracting the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) by more than 90 percent if preparations go well, the country’s leading gay rights organisation said Wednesday. Head of the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), Joel Simpson told ...

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SASOD launches project to provide free legal aid to vulnerable persons

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) on Wednesday launched a 12-month project to provide legal assistance to a range of vulnerable persons. Head of SASOD, Joel Simpson said the Community Paralegal Services Initiative  persons being targeted include lesbians, gays, transgenders, and sex workers. He said officials would be fanning out to entertainment spots, bars and clubs where sex workers frequent ...

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Trump’s offshore oil plan will struggle to lure rigs from Guyana

Reproduced from Bloomberg  story by Jennifer A. Dlouhy The world’s hottest offshore prospect for oil companies is off the coast of Guyana where a string of major discoveries has drawn hundreds of millions of dollars in a quest for crude. The Trump administration is hoping to lure some of that investment to the U.S. with a proposal to sell leases ...

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