Daily Archives: Thursday, 7 September 2017, 19:39

City Councillors agree to renegotiate metered parking contract; door open for revocation

Last Updated on Friday, 8 September 2017, 18:17 by Denis Chabrol After a heated debate and persuasive arguments across the political divide,Georgetown’s City Councillors on Thursday voted by a majority of 13 to an overall  12 to approach Smart City Solutions (SCS) to renegotiate the controversial parking meter contract. Actually,  seven of the councillors voted to await the outcome of ...

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No gov’t ban on night work by female security guards

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 September 2017, 14:20 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government on Thursday distanced itself from talk of a ban on night work by female  security guards, saying the idea was never taken to Cabinet. “As far as the government is concerned we have had no debate on the matter. The senior Minister of Social Protection in ...

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Possible “collusion” between police and illegal Brazilian aircraft operators

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 September 2017, 13:09 by Denis Chabrol Government is probing suspected collusion between police and persons connected to the illegal Brazilian registered aircraft that landed in southern Guyana last month, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said. “There is some information that is available to us which is suggesting a certain level of collusion and that information ...

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Granger “respects” and will consider High Court ruling on GECOM Chairmanship

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 September 2017, 12:27 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger will be considering a High Court ruling in determining who should be appointed the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from the list of six nominees submitted by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, government said Thursday. “The President respects the ruling of the court in ...

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Guyana heightens measles surveillance near Venezuela border; treating Venezuelans for malaria

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 September 2017, 11:34 by Denis Chabrol Guyana has decided to intensify measles surveillance near the border with Venezuela, even as nationals of that neighbouring country continue to seek medical treatment here for malaria, government announced Thursday. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said the Pan American Health Organisation has advised of increased cases of measles in ...

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Man perishes in East Coast Demerara fire

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 September 2017, 7:56 by Denis Chabrol Fire early Thursday morning destroyed a house at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara and killed one person, East Coast Demerara Divisional Police Commander, Calvin Brutus said. Residents identified the dead man as Sean Prince. He was taking care of the house on behalf of his father who has been ...

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