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Bulkan, Royston King given two weeks to respond to parking meter High Court challenge

Legal proceedings brought by New Building Society (NBS) against Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan, and Georgetown Town Clerk, Royston King, commenced this morning in the courtroom of Justice Brassington Reynolds, where both parties were given until March 6 to file and serve affidavits in response to the order. Neither Bulkan nor King were present in Court. The initial order, made by ...

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Closing more sugar estates will trigger wide-scale protests, PPP warns

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday warned of increased tension and unrest by sugar workers if they are sacked due to the closure of more sugar estates, even as that party demanded that a socio-economic impact study be done before government decides on the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuco) future. “Unquestionably, this will cause a confrontation. If we use one ...

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Boycott of parking meters resumes

With no major change in the parking meter rates for the vast majority of motorists, the boycott of the meters continued Monday. The resumption of paid parking after one week of consultations saw most designated areas being vacant. Except for a 50 percent reduction for eight hours of parking, shorter durations have been retained at a minimum of GYD $50 ...

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Fire destroys DJ Magnum’s house

Fire late Sunday night destroyed the house which was occupied by popular disc jockey, Delroy  “DJ Magnum” Romeo, at Goed Intent Public Road, West Bank Demerara. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said investigators suspect that the fire was the work of arsonists. “Based on the evidence and information, it is an act of arson,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. The ...

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Private sector calls for dialogue as rift with govt deepens

The Private Sector Commission and the Guyana government on Saturday  continued to be at loggerheads over the business community’s ‘no confidence’ in managing the country’s economy as well as concerns about the constitutionality of a proposed law to recover stolen state assets, and alleged political interference in the judiciary. A day after government labelled the PSC a “political stool pigeon” ...

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Parking meter contract can be revoked if conditions are right – MAPM

Lawyers associated with the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) said there are legal and other grounds for the deal to be revoked, and different opinions have emerged over whether reactivation of paid parking on Monday will amount to contempt of court. Speaking at a public consultation at the St. Stanislaus College, Brickdam on Saturday, Attorney-at-Law Nadia Sagar said the contract ...

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Private schools lobbying govt about VAT on private education

A number of private schools are “Private charter schools,” and so they do not pay taxes, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon explained during a Post- Cabinet press briefing today. Questioned about the impact of levying of 14 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on education, and about claims of drop outs, Minister Harmon said that,“I do not have the figures, I ...

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GYD$5 billion housing programme being rolled out

Cabinet has approved the delivery and construction of 758 housing units in Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10. The units will be constructed at a cost of $5 Billion, (or $5.4Million each), Minister of State Joseph Harmon reported at the post-Cabinet briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency held on Friday. The construction of the housing units ...

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Parking meter company ‘not obligated’ to release feasibility study on project- SCS Official

Smart City Solutions will not release the findings of its feasibility study on the viability of parking meters in Guyana, which includes an economic analysis of the country, according to the company’s Business Development Director, Amir Oren. Oren told the press corps, today, that the feasibility study, conducted some time last year, is the intellectual property of the company, which ...

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Chase-Green rejects invitation to public meeting organised by Movement Against Parking Meters

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green will not be attending a public meeting organised by the Movement Against Parking Meters scheduled for tomorrow to discuss the controversial parking meter contract, and its implementation. As part of a series of consultations hosted by the City Council, the Mayor first, through the press corps, extended an invitation to the Movement Against Parking Meters, which ...

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