Daily Archives: Friday, 3 February 2017, 18:45

City businessman’s security guard shot during attempted robbery

Last Updated on Friday, 3 February 2017, 21:32 by Denis Chabrol A city businessman narrowly escaped injury and was able to deposit cash while his security guard and bandits exchanged gunfire in an attempted robbery. Sources said the incident occurred at about 5:15 PM Friday, February 3, 2017 near the Citizens Bank night deposit at Thirst Park, East Bank Demerara. ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 3 February 2017, 16:22 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Royston King challenges protesters, says parking meters help move city from ‘backdam’ to ‘modern’

Last Updated on Friday, 3 February 2017, 14:44 by Derwayne Wills “We have to decide if we want a globalised city where Georgetown is part of the global village, or we want to live in the backdam: in squalor, in mar, in dirt, in indiscipline, and in lawlessness,” Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King told the press corps this afternoon as ...

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Georgetown Council presents $3.6B ‘Make Georgetown Green’ deficit budget

Last Updated on Friday, 3 February 2017, 15:58 by Denis Chabrol After months of deliberation among city officials, Council’s Finance Committee chair, Oscar Clarke, read out what was a deficit budget as the year’s $3.6Billion expenditure exceeds an expected revenue collection of $2.8Billion. This is not the first such deficit budget since sharp deficits were recorded for 2006, 2010, 2011, ...

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SOCU investigators search GRDB for evidence of financial crimes

Last Updated on Friday, 3 February 2017, 11:00 by Denis Chabrol Agents of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on Friday searched the Guyana Rice Development Board’s offices for evidence in relation to the findings of a forensic audit. “It’s important to take action quickly to gather the documentation that is needed for evidence in cases of ...

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