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Govt calls in police to prevent City Hall from clamping vehicles ; new suspension order is “done deal”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 21:43 by Denis Chabrol Government has formally suspended the bylaws governing the parking meter project and has called in national police to prevent the Georgetown City Council and operatives of Smart City Solutions (SCS) from booting/clamping vehicles “The Minister of Public Security, Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan was also instructed to advise the Commissioner of ...

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 19:48 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 18:27 by Derwayne Wills 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, ...

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 18:20 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Police, Prisoners caught in raucous at Georgetown Magistrates’ Court

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 14:57 by Derwayne Wills Police officers at the Georgetown Magistrates Court this morning, March 21, struggled to keep three raucous inmates under control, as they refused to be placed in the holding cells at the police outpost. Murder accused Orin Arthur, Yuri Vaswyck, and Steven Prescott were uncontrollable, as one of the men, ...

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Stolen hunting dogs turning up in Guyana …hunter says he has evidence of the racket

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 13:16 by Denis Chabrol (TRINIDAD EXPRESS).- PRIZED hunting dogs are being “dog-napped” from Trinidad, trafficked off the island, and sold to Guyanese hunters to track down wild meat which is then illegally sold to Trinidadians. This is the claim being made by local hunter Ramsaran Teeluck who traveled to Guyana last week in search ...

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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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 13:01 by Denis Chabrol 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. ...

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Small Business Bureau to provide easier, smaller loans to farmers, others

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:42 by Denis Chabrol The way in which small businesses, including farmers, can easier draw down funding from the government-run Small Business Bureau is to be overhauled because Norway’s financing is beset by cumbersome conditions, says Minister of State Joseph Harmon. Speaking with residents at Wales-Patentia at a recent outreach to meet with ...

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