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Uncertainty looms over return of parking meters

The reintroduction of metered parking in Georgetown is unlikely to get central government’s approval when Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan considers the revised contract between City Hall and Smart City Solutions along with bylaws to govern paid parking. Bulkan told Demerara Waves Online News in an exclusive interview that he would have to examine the contract first before he could ...

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PPP files private criminal charges against two govt ministers

Private criminal charges of misconduct in public office were Thursday filed against two government ministers in connection with the rental of a pharmaceutical bond and procurement of more than GYD$600 million in drugs for the Georgetown Public Hospital. Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said the charges were filed against former Minister of Public Health, George Norton and current Public Health Minister Volda ...

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New York-based Guyanese shot at West Demerara in 2016 found stabbed to death in Brooklyn apartment

A New York-based Guyanese metropolitan bus driver, who was crippled as a result of a gunshot injury at Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara almost two years ago, was found stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment. The New York Post reported that Otis James, 48, was discovered unconscious and bleeding — with stab wounds to his head, face, chest and torso ...

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Religious leaders uncover “massive” alleged irregularities in Guyana Police Force’s learner-driver’s exam

A number of religious leaders, who invigilated a learner-driver’s examination held by the Guyana Police Force, have uncovered massive padding of the number of candidates with answer sheets from persons who did not sit the exam. The force said those, who sat the examination on April 12, 2018 at the Felix Austin Police College, Georgetown will have to resit that particular ...

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Occupational Safety and Health experts probing mercury poisoning of GGMC workers

The Ministry of Social Protection’s Occupational Safety and Health Department on Thursday rubbished claims by the trade union representing Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) workers that their concerns about mercury poisoning have been ignored. Chairman of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), Earl Morris stressed that “that’s not true” and persons could easily make erroneous conclusions ...

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Woman who allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana-in-food to imprisoned husband charged

A woman, who allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana into the Georgetown Prison to her murder-accused husband, was refused bail. Nichola Clarke, 37, of 57 Joseph Pollydore “D’urban” Street, Lodge was remanded to prison until May 30. Appearing before City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore, the woman plead not guilty to being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The particulars ...

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Jagdeo to boycott anti-corruption walk organised by State Assets Recovery Agency

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo will be boycotting an anti-corruption walk being organised by the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) on the grounds that that agency was being used as a tool to target government’s political opponents and it has done nothing to curb increasing incidents of alleged corruption by government. “The Leader of the Opposition will not participate in this ...

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Mercury-poisoned GGMC workers threaten protest over govt’s silence; refusal to shutdown or improve Gold Board’s lab

Workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) are threatening protest action if other relevant government agencies remain silent on mercury poisoning by emissions from the Guyana Gold Board. President of the Guyana Civil Servants and General Workers Union (GCS&GWU), Gregory Gaspar said his newly-formed trade union is demanding that the GGB either shuts down the laboratory or invests ...

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Region Seven road users to soon pay tolls

Road users in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) will soon have to pay tolls to help fund maintenance of the several roads that are being repaired and rebuilt there, says Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson. Government’s Department of Public Information quoted Patterson as saying that the strategy would aid in the maintenance and sustainability of the infrastructure. “Soon we will be ...

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