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Code of Conduct and reforms to Constitution, Integrity Commission will help keep away “dirty fingers” from oil earnings- Nagamootoo

Prime  Minister, Moses Nagamootoo on Wednesday said further reform of Guyana’s constitution,  revival of the Integrity Commission and a Code of Conduct for elected officials are aimed at ensuring officials do not steal public funds including those garnered from the oil and gas industry and other natural resource sectors. “I am serious about constitutional reform because it is going to ...

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Chase-Green blames Sherod Duncan for ‘civil unrest’ against parking meters

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green today scolded Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan for what she said was taking misinformation to the public on the parking meter contract, and causing “civil unrest.” The issue emerged after a motion was proposed, by councillor Noelle Chow-Chee, seeking clarification on what the parking meter contract contained, since there were conflicting reports in the media. The contract, ...

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PPP to file private criminal charges against APNU+AFC coalition ministers

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) will be filing private criminal charges against top government officials including ministers for allegedly enriching themselves from the State’s coffers, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo announced on Monday. Jadgeo gave few details to back his claims, but assured that legal experts were preparing papers to file charges against them.  “We don’t do our business like ...

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City Mayor’s attendance at Town Hall meeting crucial to future of metered parking- MAPM

As the Mayor and City Council continues its consultations with stakeholders on the controversial parking meter system, the largest organised vocal group- Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) – on Monday insisted that the existing contract must be scrapped. Group spokesman, Christopher Chapwanya told Demerara Waves Online News that although he and other group members want the deal abandoned, they believe ...

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Mayor Chase-Green says paid-parking continues but no vehicle clamping

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green confirmed today with Demerara Waves Online News that vehicles will not be clamped as of today, February 10, 2017, until public consultations are completed on the parking meters project. Chase-Green said consultations with commercial banks will take place on Monday. Today, a number of religious organisations met with the Mayor, where she said packages were offered ...

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Procurement Commissioners draw super salaries despite inactive Commission

Although the public procurement commissioners were appointed by President Granger and paid monthly super salaries since last October, the Commission remains inactive due to the lack of staff for its work. Once the commission comes into being, it will assume Cabinet’s responsibility of granting No Objections to multi-million and billion dollar contracts for public infrastructure work. Cabinet Secretary and State ...

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Clamping vehicles, fining motorists to be suspended for consultation on parking meters

The clamping of vehicles, and fining of motorists under the parking meter project will be suspended pending post-implementation consultations, according to Cabinet Secretary and State Minister Joseph Harmon today. Harmon said City Council, following a meeting between the Georgetown Mayor and Town Clerk, and President Granger, had decided to suspend punitive aspects of the parking meter project. This means a ...

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Parking meters protest grows despite promise to reduce parking fees

The Movement Against Parking Meters continues to build its support as hundreds gathered today once again outside the Georgetown City Hall to protest the implementation of a parking meter system deemed “burdensome.” Noticeably, there were no counter-protesters at this action, as compared to the last protest earlier in the month. Some of the more prominent protesters said they were not ...

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Nandlall, Williams meet on GECOM Chairmanship

The People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Anil Nandlall says Attorney General Basil Williams did not provide his interpretation of the Constitution on who is eligible to be appointed  Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, but Williams says he needs time to study the case laws presented to him before the two sides meet again next week. “Attorney General, Mr. Basil Williams, was unprepared ...

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AFC wants parking meter contract suspended; fees maybe hiked in 2019; company can eventually buy lands for garaged parking

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Monday called on the Mayor and City Council to suspend the parking meter project amid mounting concerns by sections of Georgetown’s citizenry about the deal which, among other things, provide for a takeover of lands for paid parking and a possible hike in fees in keeping with inflation. “The metered parking fee, the garaged ...

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