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City Hall still searching for space to put Stabroek Square vendors

City Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green on Sunday said the Mayor and City Councillors were still searching for space to place vendors who are temporarily plying their trade on a plot of land at the corner of Hadfield and Lombard Streets. Chase-Green’s position contrasts with what sources said was active consideration that was being given by Sugrim to grant an extension for ...

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West Demerara supermarket robbed of guns, cash

Armed bandits assaulted and robbed the owners of a supermarket at La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara, police confirmed Sunday. Divisional Commander for West Demerara, Senior Superintendent, Stephen Mansell confirmed that the incident occurred on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at C and N Supermarket. He said one suspect has been arrested. The names of the victims were not immediately available. Mansell ...

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European bank to replace Bank of America as correspondent bank

by Gary Eleazar A European Bank has been identified to fill the void in the local financial system following the announcement of a pullout by Bank of America. This was confirmed by Bank of Guyana Governor (BoG), Dr Gobind Ganga  who, during an exclusive interview with Demerara Waves Online News on Friday, said all of the necessary due diligence measures between ...

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UG students to pay graduation fee; lecturers to be punished for delivering late grades

University of Guyana (UG) graduating students will now have to pay a graduation fee, even as the administration of that tertiary institution warned that lecturers would be punished for delivering students’ grades late. The institution said the Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) of The University of Guyana (UG) at its statutory meeting on Monday, July 11, 2016, took several ...

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No Central Housing, City Council approval for 7th floor; owner to beg President

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) and Georgetown City Council have refused to grant approval for the addition of a seventh floor to the building under construction of at Robb and Camp Streets, prompting the owner to contemplate appealing to President David Granger. “The last thing now left is to go and see the President,” Building owner, Rizwan Khan told ...

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Parking fee set for shipping containers in Georgetown

Businesses in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, will now have to pay the Mayor and City Council GYD$25,000 for the operation of shipping containers, the municipality announced Tuesday. City Hall said while container users will pay $25,000 to have the storage device parked for 72 hours, Council’s decision also supports a penalty fee of $5000 for every other day the container is ...

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Will increased City taxes cost APNU+AFC political support?

Chairman of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council’s Finance Committee, Oscar Clarke does not believe that there will be political fallout as a result of increased taxation on businesses and residents in the municipality. Political Scientist Freddie Kissoon agrees that the City needs increased revenue, but reasons that the APNU+AFC coalition is already losing political support on the ground because ...

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Guyana asks US university to help detect deadly poultry disease

Guyana has dispatched poultry samples to the United States (US) to determine what type of disease is responsible for sudden poultry deaths in East Bank Berbice. According to Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), Dr. Dwight Walrond, “samples which have been taken from the premises of one large scale farmer of broiler birds have already ...

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