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Pres. Granger endorses relocation of Stabroek Market square vendors

President David Granger on Friday endorsed the clean-up of the Stabroek Market Square and called on the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown to hasten efforts to prepare and provide an alternative location for the vendors, who have been removed from the Stabroek Market Square. “I deeply regret that there has been some delay between the removal of the vendors, ...

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Bar Association President slams Chairman of Prison Inquiry

The President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA), Christopher Ram on Thursday lashed back at the Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the deadly prison unrest, Retired Justice James Patterson, saying that he was largely responsible for suffocating due process. The GBA withdrew its participation in the inquiry, prompting Patterson to describe Ram as childish and disrespectful. But Ram ...

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High Court temporarily blocks City Council from removing some vendors

The High Court has issued an interim order, preventing the Mayor and City Council from removing a vendor’s  stall, goods and merchandise situated at the former Guyana Stores Bond on Water Street, Georgetown until the court hears a summons on the matter. High Court Judge, Roxanne George set May 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM to begin hearing the case brought ...

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Stabroek Market vending: Red Thread accuses Mayor, Town Clerk of double standards; calls for compensation

Red Thread, a women’s rights organisation, on Thursday accused Town Clerk, Royston King and Mayor Patricia Chase-Green of double-standards on the removal of street vendors. “When the previous Town Clerk was in office and wanted to remove the vendors, this current Town Clerk and Mayor were fighting against it. Now they are in power they are doing the very thing ...

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No decision yet on CPL finals venue, talks ongoing- spokesman

Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Thursday rubbished claims by the Guyana government that Trinidad and Tobago has out-bid Guyana to hold the finals and semi-finals of CPL 2016. CPL spokesman, Peter Breen told Demerara Waves Online News that negotiations were continuing. “No decision has been yet and negotiations are ongoing with each of the governments.” “It is inaccurate to say that the ...

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SOCU gets Deputy Head

The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force is getting a deputy head, at long last although there have been objections to his appointment in some quarters. He is Retired Senior Superintendent of Police, Lawrence Kissoon. Kissoon is expected to assume duty this week, almost immediately after his retirement. Sources told Demerara Waves Online News that formal ...

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NATA fears govt supporting Correia dominance at Ogle Airport

Even as the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) awaits the outcome of an appeal against the renaming of the Ogle International Airport, the organisation hopes that government will establish long-awaited regulatory mechanisms to help create a level playing field. NATA wants government to urgently set up the Airport Review Panel to ensure OAI’s compliance and give the nine other operators ...

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Surinam Airways introducing third weekly flight from Miami to Guyana

Surinam Airways announced Tuesday the introduction of a third flight weekly to Georgetown, Guyana beginning May 12. Henk Fitz-jim, the airline’s North America manager said that the flight will be a permanent fixture on the airline’s scheduled service to Guyana and is in response to the growing demand by the Guyanese American community as well as “the satisfaction which the Guyanese ...

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World Bank to deepen engagement with Guyana

The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors discussed Tuesday a new country engagement note for Guyana for the next two years to strengthen climate resilience, improve education quality and lay the ground for private sector development, the international financial institution said in a statement. “We must ensure that we make the very best choices possible to take advantage of our ...

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