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Attorney-at-law asks City Hall for GYD$250,000 monthly payment under Royston King-inked contract

Attorney-at-Law, Maxwell Edwards is asking the Georgetown City Council to pay him the GYD$250,000 per month he says he is owed in keeping with an agreement he had with recently-dismissed Town Clerk, Royston King. The claim was brought to the attention of the Mayor and Councillors at their extraordinary meeting held on Wednesday by Town Clerk, Sharon Harry. Referring to ...

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City Council agrees to cancel Bourda Market cleansing contract; rationalise municipal cleansing staff

The Georgetown City Council on Wednesday agreed to cancel a contract for cleaning Bourda Market, after concerns were raised that the municipality could not afford to pay GYD$2 million per week, despite suggestions that negotiations continue for a lower fee. None of the councillors voted against the call to cancel the contract with Dartmouth Skips Rental after Mayor Ubraj Narine ...

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ExxonMobil Guyana partners with Waramuri Village to refurbish recreational ground

ExxonMobil Guyana has partnered with the Silver Sands Sports Club in Waramuri Village, Barima-Waini, (Region One), to refurbish the recreational ground in the community, the company said in a statement. The facility was commissioned last Saturday. President of Silver Sands Sports Club, Rowena Williams said this has been a dream of several senior citizens of Waramuri. She remarked that the ...

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Stop using youth employment as political football, find real solutions for job creation – Youth Challenge Guyana

Guyanese politicians were Tuesday urged to stop promising jobs to youths and instead find real solutions such as financial support for job seekers and volunteerism to grapple with the unemployment crisis facing the country’s largest voting block. The calls were issued by several panelists at a round-table discussion on “youth unemployment” that was organised by the Ministry of the Presidency’s ...

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Guyana unlikely to pay hefty guaranteed subsidy to LIAT; will remain on regional schedule after restructuring

Guyana is not expected to pay a huge guaranteed subsidy to the Antigua-headquartered regional airline, LIAT (1974) Limited because a significant number of travellers continue to fly to and from this destination, an airline spokesman said Monday. The disclosure was made even as Barbados indicated that it was willing to sell its shares in the cash-strapped regional carrier that serves ...

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More than GYD$500,000, “yellow metal” jewellery among items found in possession of killed bandits

Guyanese police said GYD$$609,330 was among several items found in the possession of three bandits who were shot dead during a confrontation with police in the backlands of Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder. Investigators did not say to whom the money belonged, but the three men were widely believed to have been involved in a series of robberies in East Berbice ...

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Afro-Guyanese pushing for return to village councils because NDCs have taken control

Afro-Guyanese on Sunday signaled they would be accelerating lobbying for a return to village councils because the existing local governance system has removed their ownership and direct responsibility for their villages, but the Guyana Reparations Committee said a special law is needed for land rights and local governance. Chairman of the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana (IDPADA-G), ...

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Bandits killed, guns recovered in shootout with police

In the wake of a spate of violent robberies in East Berbice, three suspected bandits were Sunday afternoon shot dead, police said. Police Commissioner Leslie James confirmed that three men were shot and four guns were recovered during the confrontation. Sources said those killed include Ramnarine Jagmohan, who was recently released from jail on a murder charge, Kevin Shivgobin who ...

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Guyana removes legal humbug to call centres recording customer conversations

Guyana’s Interception of Communications Act was Wednesday amended to pave the way for call centres to legally record calls with customers, Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes told the National Assembly. In piloting amendments to the 2008 Act, Hughes said the law currently does not take into account advances in telecommunications technology. She explained that call centres are required to ...

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Gov’t asks Parliament for GYD$3.4 billion to hold elections

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Wednesday asked Parliament to approve GYD$3.4 billion for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct electoral polls, even as the country awaits a crucial decision on the validity of last December’s no-confidence motion against the ruling APNU+AFC coalition. The supplementary funding request is expected to be debated and passed by the National Assembly next week. ...

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