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Updated: Mayor Chase-Green, Royston King likely to face contempt of court proceedings as clamping continues

Efforts have been made by court marshalls to serve Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green, and Town Clerk, Royston King, personally with a temporary order to pave the way for the High Court to determine whether a parking meter agreement is illegal. With the booting (clamping) of motor vehicles still continuing despite the High Court’s order nisi, Attorney-at-Law, Kamal Ramkarran said he ...

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Guyana’s Court of Appeal upholds unconstitutionality of presidential term limits in split decision

Guyana’s Court of Appeal on Wednesday, by a 2 to 1 majority, ruled that presidential term limits is unconstitutional. Attorney General  Basil Williams says the State will appeal the decision to the Cariibean Court of Justice within 30 days. Justice B.S. Roy and Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh turned down an appeal by Attorney General Basil Williams and the ...

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Basil Williams, Nandlall differ on legal action against President Granger revoking Red House lease

While Attorney General Basil Williams SC is convinced President David Granger is immune from legal action in revoking the Red House lease, former AG Anil Nandlall contends this should not be, since the President has not been named in the matter. Instead, Nandlall told Demerara Waves Online News, the Attorney General, and the Lands and Surveys Commissioner have been named ...

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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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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 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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City Council moves ahead with parking meters despite pending Court orders

In face of two High Court orders against the parking meter regime, Georgetown’s administrators are adamant they will continue with the controversial parking meter project as of next monday, February 20. That would be the same day Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, and Georgetown Town Clerk, Royston King are required to present, before Justice Brassington Reynolds, why Minister Bulkan’s approval of ...

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