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City Councillors agree to renegotiate metered parking contract; door open for revocation

After a heated debate and persuasive arguments across the political divide,Georgetown’s City Councillors on Thursday voted by a majority of 13 to an overall  12 to approach Smart City Solutions (SCS) to renegotiate the controversial parking meter contract. Actually,  seven of the councillors voted to await the outcome of pending court cases before deciding the next move and five voted ...

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No gov’t ban on night work by female security guards

The Guyana government on Thursday distanced itself from talk of a ban on night work by female  security guards, saying the idea was never taken to Cabinet. “As far as the government is concerned we have had no debate on the matter. The senior Minister of Social Protection in that regard would have to bring a paper to Cabinet and ...

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Possible “collusion” between police and illegal Brazilian aircraft operators

Government is probing suspected collusion between police and persons connected to the illegal Brazilian registered aircraft that landed in southern Guyana last month, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said. “There is some information that is available to us which is suggesting a certain level of collusion and that information we take very seriously and it will inform the way in ...

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Granger “respects” and will consider High Court ruling on GECOM Chairmanship

President David Granger will be considering a High Court ruling in determining who should be appointed the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from the list of six nominees submitted by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, government said Thursday. “The President respects the ruling of the court in this matter and has no intention of stepping outside of the ...

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Guyana heightens measles surveillance near Venezuela border; treating Venezuelans for malaria

Guyana has decided to intensify measles surveillance near the border with Venezuela, even as nationals of that neighbouring country continue to seek medical treatment here for malaria, government announced Thursday. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said the Pan American Health Organisation has advised of increased cases of measles in Bolivar State, Venezuela. As a result, he said Guyana has decided ...

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Man perishes in East Coast Demerara fire

Fire early Thursday morning destroyed a house at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara and killed one person, East Coast Demerara Divisional Police Commander, Calvin Brutus said. Residents identified the dead man as Sean Prince. He was taking care of the house on behalf of his father who has been living in the United States for the past five years. Authorities ...

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Hurricane Irma affects Caribbean islands where thousands of Guyanese reside

Thousands of Guyanese residing in the Leeward Caribbean Islands were Wednesday night grappling with the reality of massive devastation especially on the island of St Maarten where that country’s airport was earlier in the day virtually demolished by Hurricane Irma. Reports are that one person died in French St. Martin, one in neighbouring St. Barts and one in Barbuda. St. ...

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“Tough love” sees younger students at Chase Academy excelling at CSEC exams

As Guyana observes Education Month 2017, one of the country’s private schools says its “tough love” formula is paying off, resulting in a number of its students of lower forms passing Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations with very good grades. Chase Academy, owned by long-serving educator and Principal, Henry Chase, says  Form Two students have also been pasing Caribbean ...

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Berbice Chamber, police agree to set up outposts to stem crime

The Berbice Chamber of Commerce and Development Association (BCCDA) and the Guyana Police Force have agreed to establish a number of outposts in crime-prone areas. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams said the New Amsterdam Town Council now has to complete infrastructural works for the location of the outposts. He said two 40-foot shipping containers would be outfitted with air ...

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