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Daily Archives: Friday, 17 March 2017, 22:22

Metered parking bylaw officially suspended

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017, 22:52 by Denis Chabrol 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, ...

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DPP reopens political activist Crum-Ewing’s murder case

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017, 21:11 by Denis Chabrol Six months after a man accused of the shooting death of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack on Friday announced that she has ordered that the file be re-opened. The murder charge against Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues was on September 14, 2016 discharged by ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017, 23:49 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017, 21:27 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Moruca businessman hacked to death; suspect arrested

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:49 by Denis Chabrol A businessman and farmer was Friday morning chopped to death while walking to his farm at Koko Island, North West District, a senior police officer said. Dead is 52-year old Ganga Persaud Changa of Moruca, North West District. Divisional Police Commander, Ravindra Budram said the suspect was arrested and ...

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Ex-soldier charged with alleged rape of teen girl at military base, gets $600,000 bail

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:56 by Denis Chabrol A recently-fired officer of the Guyana Defense Force (GDF), Winston Haynes, also known as ‘Carlos,’ was today, March 17, charged by city magistrate Judy Latchman with the alleged rape of a teen girl late January. Media reports suggest the matter occurred at GDF’s Camp Stephenson. Haynes, represented Friday by ...

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Parking meter contract provides for suspension on gov’ts order

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017, 12:23 by Denis Chabrol Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday hinted that the contract provides for Smart City Solution to halt parking meter operations, if City Hall does not heed Cabinet’s call for a 90-day suspension of paid parking. Quite hopeful that the 30-member Council would support Cabinet’s desire to put a ...

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Govt outlaws parking meters on Water Street, other streets

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017, 6:53 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has effectively banned parking meters on Water Street where several of them have been erected and Smart City Solutions (SCS) continues to enforce the bylaws by clamping/booting and towing away vehicles. Meters have been erected in the vicinity of Fogarty’s,  Muneshwers, Republic Bank and ...

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Venezuela says oil operations in Guyana violates agreement

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017, 6:01 by Denis Chabrol GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Caribbean Media Corporation) — The Energy and Petroleum Commission in Venezuela has rejected the oil operations in Guyana’s Essequibo region. According to a report in El Nacional — a Venezuelan newspaper, the Energy and Petroleum Commission of its National Assembly said that it is convinced that the ...

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