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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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Georgetown public hospital gets new Board of Directors

Cabinet has given approval for the appointment of a new Board at the Georgetown Public Hospital, according to Public Health minister Volda Lawrence, during her first press conference today as the top public health official. The board’s chairperson is Kesaundra Alves, the holder of a Law undergraduate degree and a Legal Education Certificate. She also holds a Masters of Law ...

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Exam date set for ‘distressed’ nursing students, exam leak still under police investigation

The Public Health ministry, under new minister Volda Lawrence, has called on the Education Ministry for assistance in resolving an exam dilemma which emerged last year when students were told they might have to re-sit their examinations. The Education Ministry will now assist the Public Health Ministry and the Nursing Council in crafting the multiple choice questions for the aggrieved ...

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Political tone at parking meter protest; private sector, Mayor disagree on impact of metered parking

Hundreds of Guyanese Friday morning protested against metered parking in Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, even as a much smaller pro-government group struggled to show any signs of real resistance. “This is not about politics. Go and record that thrash over there; that nonsense over there. How can he get on a bullhorn and say that about these people. This is business ...

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