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City Mayor to officially release parking meter contract; councillors oppose revocation

Spearheaded by political heavyweight on the Georgetown City Councillor, Oscar Clarke, the Mayor of Georgetown Patricia Chase-Green announced for the first time in almost one year that copies of the controversial parking meter contract will be officially circulated to all 30 councillors. “I would hope that the (City Hall) administration will circulate a copy of the original contract to every councillor. ...

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Jagdeo to seek Granger’s assurance on seriousness about constitutional reform because “Nagamootoo is a lightweight in the government”

Fearing that government may not be serious about constitutional reform and that’s why they have decided to hand the responsibility to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) wants assurances that the David Granger-led administration is committed to fixing the 1980 supreme law. “The president needs to give a commitment that whatever comes out of this body ...

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President appeals for political collaboration in Region Two

President David Granger has appealed for an end to political bickering in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), which is controlled by the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). “We are aware that the Region faces challenges, but we have to work together to overcome those challenges. One of the challenges is [that] of political collaboration. Another challenge is of social cohesion. These ...

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Govt foils Enmore-Hope NDC’s “illegal” sale of computers- Public Telecoms Ministry

In the wake of concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that agents of the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) swooped down on the Enmore Neighbourhood Development Council and carted off a number of computers, the Ministry of Public Telecommunications said Friday that they foiled an attempt to sell the items illegally. “Officials from the eGovernment Project Execution Unit paid ...

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Suriname: Fuel price hike triggers massive protest

by Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname; For the second day in a row several thousand disgruntled citizens marched in the streets of the capital Paramaribo Friday calling on the Desi Bouterse-administration to revoke the recent price hike for fuel. Initiated by the 30-year old Maisha Neus some 1500 people held a protest demonstration Monday at Independence Square opposite the Presidential Palace ...

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Guyana’s land issues cannot be discussed separately- Vincent Alexander

Former executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Vincent Alexander disagrees that there should be a separate commission to examine the issue of Amerindian land rights and supports the move to have their and African land rights be dealt with by one commission. “We have to have a holistic and integrated approach to the resolution of sectoral or ...

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Attorney General reluctant to apologise to High Court Judge

Attorney General, Basil Williams is very reluctant to apologise to Justice Franklin Holder, according to well-placed sources. But former House Speaker, Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran says the Court can still take action against the government’s principal legal adviser. Sources close to the Attorney General say he believes if Justice Holder thought he was contemptuous , then he should have cited ...

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Reforming electoral system, fostering equity needed in constitutional overhaul

Mixed views were Friday night expressed about the importance, extent and approach to reforming Guyana’s constitution at a forum organised by the Carter Centre and supported by the United Kingdom (UK). The forum, which was held at the Education Lecture Theatre of the University of Guyana, heard calls from the floor for electoral reform to allow for constituency representation instead of ...

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