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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 5:34 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Four Kitty men charged, remanded for armed robbery

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 21:05 by Derwayne Wills Four men were today, March 14, charged jointly with armed robbery by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the March 4 robbery of Aaron Akbar, and Esau Akbar at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. 31-year-old Junior Stewart of Thomas Street, Kitty; 24-year-old Kacey Helliger of Shell Road, Kitty; 31-year-old Dellon Morgan ...

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Sunken Venezuelan cargo vessel reported to some authorities, rescued crew left Guyana without contacting police

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 20:49 by Denis Chabrol The Venezuelan cargo vessel, which sank off the Essequibo Coast, arrived here and reported to customs and immigration authorities but never reported their presence in Guyanese waters to maritime authorities. Divisional Commander, Superintendent K. Pareshram said the five Venezuelan crew members, who were rescued by Guyanese fishermen, left Guyana through ...

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Lawyer accuses police of brutally beating client charged with robbery outside Finance Ministry

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 19:42 by Derwayne Wills Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd has raised allegations against ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), whom he said dealt a savage beating on one of his clients when they arrested him, causing them to spit blood. The man, Samuel Adams, came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today, March 14,  charged ...

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Police Corporal remanded to prison for illegal possession of AK-47 rifle, matching ammo

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 18:28 by Derwayne Wills Shevon Marks, the police corporal named in an attempt to smuggle an AK-47 assault rifle out of the Tactical Services Unit compound, was charged today, March 14, by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for illegal possession of the high-powered rifle, with matching ammunition. 36-year-old Marks, represented by senior counsel Bernard ...

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 13:59 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Sunken vessel had been reported in distress earlier this month- MARAD official

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 10:04 by Denis Chabrol A Venezuela-flagged vessel  had been seen listing offshore Essequibo since earlier this month, but apparently it had not been located by Guyanese officials Director General of the Maritime Administration, Claudette Rogers told Demerara Waves Online News that her entity was notified on March 9 that the MV Dona Marta ...

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