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City Hall earns just over GYD$500,000 in two months from parking meters

The Georgetown City Council earned just over  GYD$500,000 in the two months from the now suspended parking meter project, according to Deputy Mayor, Sherod Duncan. He told Demerara Waves Online News that figures coming before City Hall’s Finance Committee show City Hall’s 20 percent take from gross revenue amounted to GYD$127,564 in January and GYD$540,240 in February, 2017. Duncan said ...

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Govt announces Board of Directors for new state agency to assist GPL

Cabinet has approved a new Board of Directors for a fresh state agency, the Power Producers & Distributors Incorporated, which is now tasked with operating and maintain Guyana’s power generational facilities, after the contract with Wärtsilä expired some time ago. The new Board includes Mark Bender, Aaron Fraser, Attorney-at-law Ronald Burch-Smith, Chartered Accountant Harriram Parmesar, Attorney-at-Law Stephen Fraser, a member ...

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Parking meter wardens laid off; employment contract provides for no overtime pay

At least 60 parking meter workers are being laid off following the Guyana government’s suspension of the parking meter by-laws for 90 days, prompting concerns about the employment contract. Smart City Solutions’ (SCS) General Manager, Carlos Gochez told workers in a letter dated March 22, 2017 that “we regret to inform you that due to certain unforeseen circumstances, which have ...

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Bulkan’s latest parking meter suspension order doesn’t require City Council’s approval

Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan’s latest order that suspends the Georgetown parking meter bylaws does not require City Hall’s approval, in contrast to the previous one that was issued one week ago. The order issued on Tuesday states “the Georgetown Metered Parking By-laws 2017 are suspended for three months commencing 21st March, 2017.” Government wants the 90 days to be used to ...

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Manufacturers warn of retrenchment, increased prices due to further devaluation of Guyana dollar

As the value of the Guyana dollar continues to deteriorate from GYD$215 to US$1.00 to as much as GYD$230 in the last few weeks, sources in the foreign exchange market said that is partly because authorities have been clamping down on gold smuggling and drugs trafficking. The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) on Wednesday warned of a rise in the ...

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Floating Gallery to showcase ethnic diversity in Harmony Village

by Gary Eleazar The Ministry of Social Cohesion will on March 23, 2017, launch ‘Harmony Village’ in the Main Street Avenue, to kick off a year of activities in pursuit of its mandate. Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton, today (March 22, 2017) provided an update at the Ministry of the Presidency and said the activity will be hosted under ...

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Five persons nominated to take on Yarde for GPSU’s presidency …as Executive Council calls picketers “misguided, disgruntled, nuisance’

by Gary Eleazar Five persons have been nominated to run against incumbent Patrick Yarde, for the presidency of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) when its election is held on April 24, 2017. GPSU’s first vice-president, Mortimer Livan made the disclosure today (March 22, 2017) when he led a delegation to face members of the media, to complain about recent ...

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Rupununi men remanded for big marijuana bust after shallow grave discovery

When Police in Guyana’s Rupununi region stumbled upon a shallow grave in the Rupununi region, they also uncovered a one acre-sized field of cannabis planted in the Moco-Moco village of that very region. Two men, Gregory Gregorius and Amos Hendricks, of Central Rupununi were today, March 22,  slapped with two charges, cultivating a prohibited plant and possession of 2 kilogrammes 230 ...

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Police prosecutor accused of ‘perverting trial’ for woman pardoned by President Granger

Attorney-at-Law Latchmie Rahamat today, March 22, raised an allegation of attempting to pervert the course of justice against police prosecutor Corporal Deniro Jones in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Latchmie represents Tiffany Peters, a 24-year-old former Magistrate’s Court clerk who was sentenced for stealing $3.2Million from the court in 2012. Only last year Peters was pardoned by President ...

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GTT partners with US Company for enhanced online top up

GTT has launched simpler access to its online top up portal for prepaid mobile customers. The new platform is supported by Prepay Nation, a United States Company and is secure, convenient and real-time. “We are excited to offer GTT’s customers the ability to top up an account in real-time from within Guyana and from across the borders while roaming,” said ...

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