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Granger’s qualities of a GECOM Chairman can backfire on him- GTUC President

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Tuesday confirmed that it is among several organisations that are deeply concerned that President David Granger has barred activists from being eligible to become  the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). General Secretary of the GTUC, Coretta Mc Donald warned that Granger’s conditionality could backfire on him if he has to ...

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Vehicle clamping heightens as Gov’t suspension yet to take effect

Vehicle clamping was visibly heightened in the capital city today, March 21, as central government’s recent order to suspend the parking meter regime is yet to take effect. Despite an expectation that the parking meter by-laws would be suspended at an extraordinary statutory meeting of city council on Monday, the Council instead voted to consider the position made by Communities ...

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GECOM Chairman must not be an activist or associated with any political party- Granger

President David Granger said a Chairman of the  Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) must preferably not only be a judge or eligible to be judge but must not be an activist or member of any political party. The Opposition Leader’s Office said, despite the concerns about the characteristics, Jagdeo urged representatives of Civil society organisations on Tuesday to respond by March 27, ...

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APNU-aligned City Councillor questions Town Clerk’s authority to hold talks with minister, seek legal advice on suspending metered parking

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)-aligned Georgetown City Councillor, Alfred Mentore said Town Clerk, Royston King’s legal opinion on the implications of a ministerial order for City Hall to suspend the parking meter bylaws was not approved by Council. “We didn’t order that opinion. The Council didn’t order that opinion. That is an opinion ordered by the Town Clerk and we ...

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APNU-aligned councillors vote to consider legal opinion on suspending parking meter bylaw

Most A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)-aligned Georgetown City Councillors Monday afternoon voted to  delay whether City Hall should approve an order by Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan to suspend the parking meter bylaws. City Hall will likely consider the matter at its next meeting to be held before month-end APNU Councillor, Heston Bostwick moved a motion that legal advice received by ...

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PPP rallies supporters in sugar belt to “struggle” against closure of estates

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday intensified its call for sugar industry workers to “struggle” against the closure or scaling down of several estates, saying the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) can be revived to supply refined sugar, ethanol, distilled rum and electricity. Addressing about 300 persons at the Rose Hall Martyrs monument, former President, Donald Ramotar accused ...

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Jagdeo to submit fresh list of nominees for GECOM Chairmanship; confirms receiving letter from Granger

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Saturday night confirmed that President David Granger has written to him about the selection of a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) ahead of his submission of a fresh set of names next week. Jagdeo declined to discuss the contents of Granger’s letter to him until he submits the new list of six nominees ...

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Metered parking bylaw officially suspended

Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan on Friday immediately suspended metered parking in Georgetown for three months, a move that acting Mayor Sherod Duncan welcomed and announced that he would summon an extraordinary statutory Council meeting to ratify Cabinet’s decision. The Georgetown Metered Parking (Suspension) Order 2017, signed by Bulkan, states that “It is declared that the Mayor and Councillors of ...

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Meeting with Wales Estate workers erupts into raucous over severance pay; govt details sugar diversification plan

A meeting between top government ministers and Wales Sugar Estate workers on Friday erupted into a raucous session, despite repeated assurances that their main demands for severance pay would be addressed by government. “We are not here to simply make things written in stone. We are going to take all of that… and we are going to take it to ...

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Protesters come out in support of Gov’t reclaiming streets from parking meters

Although government previously maintained that Cabinet had reviewed and approved of the Georgetown bylaws for the parking meter regime, a new position has been made that a number of streets, where parking meters were placed, were actually controlled by central government and not city hall. In support of the statement of Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, said a number of ...

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