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‘Scrap the contract’- WPA exec member tells Gov’t

Social and political activist, and executive member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Dr David Hinds, is recommending government scrap the parking meter contract. Hinds’s recommendation on the protest line against the parking meter regime organised by the Movement Against Parking Meters comes after a recent recommendation of the administration for City Council to review or have the contract quashed ...

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City Hall yet to be formally notified of Cabinet’s call for parking meter suspension

Acting Mayor of Georgetown, Sherod Duncan  Wednesday night said City Hall was awaiting formal notification from Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan about government’s desire to have the parking meter contract suspended for three months. Duncan said  Bulkan on Wednesday merely communicated Cabinet’s decision by telephone to Town Clerk, Royston King but both himself (Duncan) and King agreed that City Hall ...

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Jagdeo & PPP top brass lodge ‘death threat’ reports with Police Commissioner

by Gary Eleazar Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, and the members of the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) in Parliament, has lodged a report of ‘death threats’ made against him, the party members and their families, with the Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud. The threat was purportedly issued by Executive Member, of the State Asset Recovery Unit (SARU) of the Ministry ...

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MAPM rejects suspension, demands revocation of parking meter contract, bylaws; Smart City says it’s still working

Even as the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) on Wednesday vowed to continue pressing for the revocation of the parking meter contract between the Mayor and City Council and Smart City Solutions (SCS), the company said it has received no word from City Hall about the suspension of the contract. “The MAPM will continue to reject this project in its ...

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Jagdeo defends prices paid for ‘Pradoville 2’ lots –says Goolsarran could be Govt.’s witness in court

by Gary Eleazar Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday March 14, 2017 accused the administration of deliberately inflating the cost of the house-lots at Goedverwagting-Spareendaam, East Coast Demerara, (ECD) called ‘Pradoville 2.’ He produced correspondences to corroborate his argument that the removal of the mast for the National Communication Network (NCN) in fact predates the development of the seaside palatial ...

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Parking meter project to be suspended for three months; faces revocation if problems aren’t fixed

The controversial parking meter project is to be suspended for three months to fix a number of the problems identified in the contract between Georgetown’s Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and Smart City Solutions (SCS), a senior government official confirmed late Tuesday night. The official, who spoke with Demerara Waves Online News on strict condition of anonymity, said Cabinet has ...

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“Harmon is wrong”- says Jagdeo on presidential immunity from prosecution

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday railed against government’s suggestion that he could be stripped of constitutional immunity because he has re-entered active politics. Now Opposition Leader and General Secretary of his People’s Progressive Party (PPP),  Jagdeo objected to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s view that the former Guyanese leader’s constitutional protection from prosecution in civil and criminal courts for ...

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No political intervention in SOCU probe of former PPP cabinet members- Ramjattan

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has denied that there has been any political direction in the work of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force. “I want to here and now state this fact,and believe me it is not an alternative fact … there has been no Government,Ministerial or political intervention whatsoever!,” Ramjattan said. Addressing Transparency ...

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Former PNCR leader overseas for treatment

Former Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Robert Corbin has travelled overseas for medical attention,  PNCR General Secretary, Oscar Clarke said Sunday. He could not say whether his former party leader has travelled to Cuba where the expertise is available at a lower cost. Corbin, 73, also a former Opposition Leader, has over the years  had a serious back ailment ...

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Harmon says Jagdeo’s immunity not unfettered … SOCU ranks to make determination at Police Station

by Gary Eleazar The administration on Friday sounded a warning for Former President Bharrat Jagdeo, over his resort to immunity from prosecution, for acts while in Office and points to the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, who is to be ousted from office by impeachment and faces possible criminal charges and jail term, for acts committed while in Office. The intimation ...

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