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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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Bus conductor held for mason’s murder

Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Rawle Rodrigues, 43 years, a mason of Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.  The incident occurred about 9:30 Friday night on Croal Street, in the vicinity of Demico House.  Police said enquiries disclosed that Rawle Rodrigues and two males had an altercation, when he was allegedly stabbed once to his chest ...

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PPP boycotts regional consultative committee launch; Granger calls move “pettiness”

Chairmen of the seven People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-controlled administrative regions on Friday boycotted the launch of National Regional Development Consultative Committee (NRDCC), a move that angered government. Three mayors from the predominantly PPP towns also did not attend the inaugural NRDCC meeting that was held at the Marriott Hotel. The PPP said the Regional Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, Mayors and ...

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New list of nominees for GECOM Chairman likely- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Friday said he would possibly hold another round of consultations to arrive at a new list of six nominees for the chairmanship of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), but much depends on the outcome of a planned meeting with Attorney General, Basil Williams. “After that meeting should I have to submit a new list, I would ...

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GUYSUCO cannot diversify with high sugar production cost, ethanol could kill rum industy

GUYSUCO’s top officials came before the National Assembly’s Economic Services Committee (ESC) where the state-owned sugar company’s chief executive, Errol Hanoman, painted a gloom image of diversification using sugar cane, once cane production remains high and once the company’s structure continues as present. Hanoman said such measures would be uncompetitive. He added if the company were to invest in converting ...

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