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Central govt approves parking meter by-laws

Georgetown’s City by-laws governing the operation of parking meters have been approved by Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan, clearing the way for the commencement of paid parking. “The system will become operational,” he said when asked whether metered parking could begin on Tuesday, one day later than scheduled. Spokesman for Smart City Solutions, Kit Nascimento has said the parking meter ...

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15-year old boy allegedly rapes14-year old girl

A 15 year old fisher was Monday arraigned for the alleged rape of 14-year old female school drop-out and he was granted GYD$100,000 bail. Guyanese laws prohibit the release of the names of persons allegedly involved in sexual offences in an effort to conceal the identity of the victim. In this case, both parties are also minors. Police said the ...

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Guyana’s administrative regions to hold consultations on flags, symbols; PPP rejects move

Plans are moving apace for several of Guyana’s 10 administrative regions to begin flying their regional flags later this year, even as the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has rejected the move for the seven regions that it controls. Region Four Chairwoman, Genevieve Allen told Demerara Waves Online News that in keeping with a decision taken at the inaugural meeting ...

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Banks DIH sues GRA for GYD$28 billion; Jagdeo says he was right

Banks DIH (Limited) has sued the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) for a total of GYD$28.4 billion in what it says are overpaid consumption taxes and interests due to a legal mistake. Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat says the case by Banks DIH vindicates his stance against a settlement for Demerara Distillers Limited’s (DDL) to pay GYD$1.5 billion in consumption and excise ...

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Two perish in early morning fires

Two persons early Monday morning died in two separate fires on the East Bank Demerara, residents and police sources said. The fire at Kaneville Housing Scheme, Grove burnt to death seven month old Romain Seth and left 11 others homeless. The owner of that premises, Michelle Menezes, lived with her kids. Across at 795 Third Avenue, Block X, Diamond, East Bank ...

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Guns, ammo seized; three arrested

Three men were Sunday night arrested at a house in Campbellville with one AK-47 assault rifle and one 9 MM handgun, ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken said. Sources said one of the three arrested has been identified as Lloyd Roberts. The two others are also said to be former policemen. Residents said that at about 5PM, police swooped ...

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Legal delay in introduction of paid parking in Georgetown

Paid parking in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown has hit a slight snag because Minister responsible for Local Government, Ronald Bulkan has not yet approved parking meter by-laws, he said Sunday. Bulkan said he got the by-laws on Friday, January 20, 2017 and expects that his Legal Department would review them on Monday- January 23- the same day that Smart City Solutions ...

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Dancing on Black Ice Part II: The Reply to Nandlall on the GECOM Brouhaha by Vivian Williams

Dancing on Black Ice Part II: The Reply to Nandlall on the GECOM Brouhaha by  Attorney-at-Law, Vivian Williams   Grown accustomed to a nuanced application of legal principles from Guyana’s former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, I was disappointed by his response to my article Dancing on Black Ice: That Legal Threat Over a Nonjusticiable Constitutional Provision. Though his article, The President is Not ...

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Govt warns of “decisive action” to curb instability in Guyana’s foreign exchange market

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has warned that government would take stern action against a small number of players who are responsible for instability in Guyana’s foreign exchange market, even as he sought to allay fears of a foreign exchange shortage. “We will continue to use moral suasion to return the market to stability. But the Government stands ready to act ...

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