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Town Clerk opposes Cabinet’s request for suspension of parking meter contract

Georgetown’s Town Clerk, Royston King on Thursday wrote Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan strongly suggesting that suspension of the parking meter contract with Smart City Solutions (SCS) will be impossible, in the wake Cabinet’s decision to ask the municipality to halt the deal for the next three months. The Town Clerk is said to have cautioned the Minister that if the ...

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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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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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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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Parking meter project to be suspended for three months; faces revocation if problems aren’t fixed

The controversial parking meter project is to be suspended for three months to fix a number of the problems identified in the contract between Georgetown’s Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and Smart City Solutions (SCS), a senior government official confirmed late Tuesday night. The official, who spoke with Demerara Waves Online News on strict condition of anonymity, said Cabinet has ...

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Sunken Venezuelan cargo vessel reported to some authorities, rescued crew left Guyana without contacting police

The Venezuelan cargo vessel, which sank off the Essequibo Coast, arrived here and reported to customs and immigration authorities but never reported their presence in Guyanese waters to maritime authorities. Divisional Commander, Superintendent K. Pareshram said the five Venezuelan crew members, who were rescued by Guyanese fishermen, left Guyana through Pomeroon for their home country. “We were not able to question ...

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Sunken vessel had been reported in distress earlier this month- MARAD official

A Venezuela-flagged vessel  had been seen listing offshore Essequibo since earlier this month, but apparently it had not been located by Guyanese officials Director General of the Maritime Administration, Claudette Rogers told Demerara Waves Online News that her entity was notified on March 9 that the MV Dona Marta was listing (leaning) and contact was made with the Guyana Defence ...

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Finance Minister, businessmen differ on foreign exchange availability

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Monday maintained that sufficient foreign exchange is available, although businessmen continue to complain that they cannot readily make overseas payments by draft or wire transfer for supplies. “I have heard that complaint and every time I hear that complaint the Governor (of the Bank of Guyana,  Dr, Gobin Ganga) has assured me that he doesn’t ...

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